Freitag, 1. Mai 2020

Labour Day

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Another year passed by and it is the first of May again. It is the international workers day and was celebrated all over the world to honor the efforts of the labor unions. In these days it is impossible to celebrate this in fact of general rules of social distances. Anyway we should remember the times when ordinary workers had 16 hour shifts under miserable conditions. You can say that this more than one hundred years ago and we can't compare the times but I see almost everyday the impact of  Covid 19. The guaranties of our government don't get to the very small companies they told us because there were so many terms to be fulfilled that those companies were unable to do. On the other hand big enterprises grab non-interest loans they don't really need. I suppose that after the Corona days many small factories, shops and pubs will be vanished in a few months. And what could happen you can see when you look at the great depression one hundred years ago. In 1988 Chumbawamba released an album with traditional English protest songs. Many of them are a cappella versions and remember the days of fighting for more rights.

Chumbawamba - The Diggers Song
Chumbawamba - Poverty Knock
Chumbawamba - Smashing Of The Van
Chumbawamba - Hanging On The Old Barbed Wire

2 Kommentare:

The Swede hat gesagt…

I fear for the smaller businesses and wonder how many of them will reappear as time goes on and how many will be lost forever.
I suspect I might be in the minority, but I'm a big Chumbawamba and saw them live many times in the 1990s, often sharing a bill with Oysterband.

drew hat gesagt…

Great tunes Walter. I also love Chumbawamba too, the first two albums and Slap especially but also The Boy Bands Have Won is also brilliant which I am just about to dig out and play