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Saturday, November 05, 2005

Halliburton's Latest Crime Against Humanity

Just when you think this utterly shameless corporation could not be any more deplorable, they lower the bar:

A pattern is emerging as the cleanup of Mississippi's Gulf Coast morphs into its multibillion-dollar reconstruction: Come payday, untold numbers of Hispanic immigrant laborers are being stiffed. Sometimes, the boss simply vanishes. Other workers wait on promises that soon, someone in a complex hierarchy of contractors will provide the funds to pay them. [...] One by one, [four Guatemalan workers] explained that they had cleaned a school for 144 hours at a promised $8 an hour. Then one of their bosses dropped them on the side of the road, without food. Eventually, a church bus picked them up.

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