French unions and Socialist politicians have finally got what they wanted as property, shops and police are attacked all over France. This is the direct result of their irresponsible calls for children to strike to support the pension rights of adults.
That French trade unionists and socialists should encourage children to refuse to take lessons and take part in violent street demonstrations against a retirement bill is not in the interests of children. It is a sordid and cynical manipulation.
Several weeks ago I wrote about the upcoming labor negotiations between the Writers Guild of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers and how user-generated video could be the great undoing of the Guild’s stance.