a country that was supposed to be within days or weeks of building a nuclear weapon couldn't possibly have the technical prowess to add a copper plate to a homemade bomb...,
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the wonders of anti-capitalist trade:
If you've ever seen The Take [torrent], Naomi Klein's documentary for the CBC on the worker owned factories that arose out of the Argentine economic crisis of '01, you might be interested to know you can buy stuff from said factories online. I just realized I was experiencing a sudden shortage of work shirts and figured I'd go shopping for some fair trade/union/co-op made feel good stuff, and ran across that for the first time.
The shattered remnants of the made-in-the-usa union textiles labels tend to dominate the search engine results, so I was just picking up items as I surfed around. Got one from some yankee American dogs, a shirt from a Peruvian co-op via the NYT hyped Fair Indigo, and two from worker owned Ceres of Argentina.
Ceres cost about a third of the others, and, now that I think about the last time I bought any clothes at one of the sweat shop box stores, less than those too. They were, likewise, the only ones who broke down the cut ($9 out of the 15). Anti-capitalist trade can apparently outdo either free or fair.
update: It just occurred to me that I could actually just go look up the prices for the same thing at Wal-mart online. I don't know nothin bout fashion, so just compare ($12.86-$21.86) and contrast ($15.39). They're beatin walmart on price. Would you like some cake with that?
Guess we'll wait and see how the quality stacks up.