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  •  Robbery is the right term (5+ / 0-)

    In some cases, it's literally breaking the law.

    But, mostly, it is stealing, if not written in the law--and I think in most cases it is pre-meditated. Robbery is often the act of taking something through fear and threats--and that is exactly what happens in the workplace, when it comes to union organizing, for example.

    And, as a matter of political education and mobilization, I think it's useful to use language that is tough but descriptive to what most people feel: I've worked hard and I've been robbed of a fair living.

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    by Tasini on Tue Mar 04, 2014 at 11:57:40 AM PST

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