On 6 August last year, 14 immigrant farmhands in Foggia, on the ankle of the Italian boot, were coming home from a 12-hour shift picking tomatoes in 40C heat. The minibus carrying them was registered in Bulgaria; the driver didn’t have a licence or insurance. The seats inside were wooden planks, and it was so crowded that passengers couldn’t even see out. The vehicle was travelling at speed when it collided head-on with a truck loaded with tomatoes. After the crash, you could see contorted limbs through the smashed windows. The entire front third of the vehicle was concertinaed and the roof was ripped open. Bags and clothing spilled out on to the road, and there were large patches of blood on the asphalt. Twelve of the 14 labourers died. Only two days before, also in Foggia, four labourers had died in a similar accident: 16 dead in 48 hours. In the Italian south, the lives of foreign agricultural labourers are so cheap that many NGOs have described their conditions as a … [Read more...] about Are your tinned tomatoes picked by slave labour?
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The Irish language has been forced on the people of the Irish Republic for a long number of years and it has not resulted in a lot of good for the Irish language. Forcing the language down the throats of the Irish people has created a large number of people who hate it. The Irish language was used down here to discriminate against non-nationalists in jobs, especially government jobs and in boosting nationalistic people's entry to university. The language will be used to discriminate against Protestants in jobs and university education in the North, giving nationalists a big advantage over Protestants. Michael Collins said the Irish language should be compulsory in our schools to 'make little nationalists out of Irish children'. Our Taoiseach should be careful not to use the Irish language as a weapon against northern Protestants. John Hyland, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin Time to slow down on broadband issueSir - I think our Government is jumping in far too quickly on this broadband issue. … [Read more...] about Letters to the Editor: ‘Leo’s Irish language gaffe’
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Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders announced he will run again for the Democratic nomination in the 2020 presidential race. The three-term Independent senator is the 10th candidate to join the most diverse Democratic Party field in U.S. history. That's very different from four years ago, when the 77-year-old Sanders and former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley were Hillary Clinton's only Democratic challengers. Only on "CBS This Morning," John Dickerson spoke to Sanders about taking another shot at the presidency, and why he believes this campaign will succeed: JOHN DICKERSON: So Senator Sanders, you're gonna run for president? BERNIE SANDERS: I am going to run for president, that's correct. JOHN DICKERSON: What's gonna be different this time? BERNIE SANDERS: We're gonna win. We are gonna also launch what I think is unprecedented-- in modern American history, and that is a grassroots movement, John, which will have at least one million people from every state in this country-- coming together … [Read more...] about Bernie Sanders announces 2020 run: Full transcript