Making the Future Female

ATOS kills Part 679

ATOS top tosser – Thierry Breton

CONDEM Ministers have outsourced more than £3bn of public services to Atos, the multinational IT firm whose sponsorship of the Paralympics has prompted a nationwide campaign by disability activists.

ATOS also have BBC IT contract leading many folk to think that’s why the Beeb aren’t reporting protests properly.

4 responses

  1. Craig Spence, communications director for the IPC, dismissed fears that the company’s sponsorship deal – it is spending an estimated $100m over 10 years – could lead to protests and boycotts. “I think the majority of people watching will be marvelling at the fantastic performances of our elite athletes as opposed to a small minority who will be protesting,” he said.

    August 28, 2012 at 9:41 pm

  2. Morning, it’s absolutely shameful isn’t it! I don’t believe this country deserves to be hosting these Paralympics right now.

    August 29, 2012 at 6:03 am

    • Bon matin!
      How are you my friend?

      Agreed – it’s a huge paradox of the fox and hen-house variety. To understand the present situation it’s useful to delve back through centuries of British history and it’s mindblowing to consider the categorization of poor people into “deserving” and “undeserving” started in the 1300s
      I’ve studied this and made some notes yesterday to write an article to blog today. I’ve found some sickening details which show how tour self-styled betters treated poor folk and especially children over the past several hundred years.
      What is really scary is that the same attitudes were evident throughout the colonial period and can be seen in action in contemporary USA.
      But this will have wait until this afternoon as my partner Sooz’s gran (98 and living in a nursing home about a mile away) has stopped eating and drinking and appears to be close to the end. Her daughter (Sooz’s mum) has told the doctors not to revive her if she falters and it looks like she won’t last long.
      So we’re going to see her this morning, then try to do some gym as it helps my condition.
      Hopefully I can then do some social history.

      August 29, 2012 at 7:31 am

      • Morning, i’m not too bad thanks. Sorry to hear about your partners gran. Enjoy the gym, and I look forward to the social history, all the best

        August 29, 2012 at 7:44 am

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