"There is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in"
(Leonard Cohen)
"Ignore all proffered rules and create your own, suitable for what you want to say"
(Michael Moorcock)
"Look for your own. Do not do what someone else could do as well as you. Do not say, do not write what someone else could say, could write as well as you. Care for nothing in yourself but what you feel exists nowhere else. And, out of yourself create, impatiently or patiently, the most irreplaceable of beings."
(Andre Gide)
"I want my place, my own place, my true place in the world, my proper sphere, my thing which Nature intended me to perform when she fashioned me thus awry, and which I have vainly sought all my life-time."
(Nathaniel Hawthorne)
“A book must be the axe for the frozen sea within us.”
(Franz Kafka)
"All mankind is of one author, and is one volume; when one man dies, one chapter is not torn out of the book, but translated into a better language; and every chapter must be so translated"
(John Donne)
“Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.”
(Robert J. Hanlon)
"Life is beautiful, but the world is hell"
(Harold Pinter)

Monday, March 22, 2010

Justice for Kelly Crabtree

Many thanks to A Very Public Sociologist for highlighting the appalling injustice perpetrated against Kelly 'legs' Crabtree - a worker at the Underworld factory in Weatherfield, Manchester. Her 'crime', insofar as it was one, was to be duped into allowing a future partner in the business to access inside information on the company. She was publicly dismissed - and humiliated - by Underworld's joint owners, Carla 'Botox' Connor and that complete cad, the ever unctuous Nick Tilsley (the beneficiary of this inside, and surely illegal, information). This cruel sacking was without any due regard to employment law or recognised personnel practice. Of course, the odious Carla Connor is well-known for her bullying attitude and Dickensian treatment of the staff in her sweatshop. There is no union recognition at the the Underworld factory, or sweat-shop more like it, so Connor can therefore exploit her workers with impunity.

To show your anger at the brutal treatment handed out to comrade Crabtree, please send messages of support and donations to the fighting fund to:

Justice for Kelly Crabtree,
Weatherfield Trades Council
C/O The Rovers Return
Coronation Street

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