A number of employees of Amnesty International, the human rights NGO, went on strike yesterday over the threat of job losses.
Let us examine how this strike affected the human rights situation yesterday:
- The Syrian government continued to murder the population of its country.
- There were still inmates being held in Guantanamo Bay, about some of whom even the prosecution agrees that they should be freed.
- and so on
But don’t worry, people of China, Iran, Syria, Cuba and Tibet, tomorrow the people at Amnesty International will return to work and everything will be fine again. – Wait. It won’t? You mean there won’t be any change? No improvement in your situation at all irrespective of whether the folks at Amnesty International write reports, attend conferences and “strongly condemn”?
Well, then we should say thanks to the striking employees of Amnesty International because they have finally revealed that in reality, all of Amnesty International has been on strike for years.
(I know that criticism is cheap, but I will soon reveal my plans for a new and really efficient human rights NGO. Stay tuned.)