Global Rap

George Snedeker snedeker at SPAMconcentric.net
Thu Jan 11 13:28:38 MST 2001


RapsAndRe
Raps and Responses performed at the opening of the International Behind the
Barcode Exhibition at Space One Eleven Gallery by students from the Church
of
the Reconciler and the Yes I Can after school program sponsored by the
Cooper Green Residents Council of the Birmingham Housing Authority with the
President
and other leaders of the Jefferson County Central Labor Council.
Rap I
Students 1: Now that the working time in a hamburger made in Viet Nam is
about the same as the working time if made in Birmingham,
Student 2: Why is the working time to buy that burger in Viet Nam so much
longer than the working time if bought in Birmingham?
Labor leader 1: I Don't Know! Ask the W.T.O!
Response I (everyone,
song
and sign language dance)
How can I see that my working time required to buy this hamburger is a fair
trade?
Did I get a fair trade? Show me the labor in it Average time added til I
buy,
by in-laws, round the earth we're spread, to work for daily bread.
Rap II
Student 3: Now that the working time in a tennis shoe made inTimbuktu is
about the same as the working time in a shoe made in Duluth,
Student 4: Why is the working time to buy the shoe in Timbuktu so much
longer than to buy it in Duluth?

Labor leader 2: May I be frank? Ask the World Bank.

Response II

How can I see that my working time required to buy this tennis shoe is a
fair trade?
Did I get a fair trade? Show me the labor in it. Average time added til I
buy,
by in-laws round the earth we're spread to work for daily bread.

Rap III
Student 5: Now that the working time is the gasoline from the Saudi kings is
about the same as the working time in the gas from the Texas scene,
Student 6: Why does the working time to buy the gas go up and down,when the
working time that's in the gas stays just about the same?

Labor leader 3: They may be deaf. But ask the IMF

Response III

How can I see that my working time required to buy this gasoline is a fair
trade?
Did I get a fair trade? Show me the labor in it. Average time added til I
buy,
by in-laws, round the earth we're spread, to work for daily bread.

Rap IV
Student 7: Now that the working time in a program writ-ten in Bombay is
about the same as the working time in one from San Jose.
Student 8: Tell me, Is the working time to pay to get on the internet around
the world about the same?
In "new tech," what means "Fair Game"?

Labor leader 4: Hey, Ain't I able? Cain't I label!

Response IV
So that I show that my_ working time required to buy__ my daily bread on my
hourly pay
and where and on what day. We can show you the labor. Average time added on
our shift.
Make the W.T. O. show I. L. O. transparency s not myth. . . . .
 how?
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