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I'm starting up a union
   send what subs you can
women can join of course
though they'll be called
                      the working man

but we'll not  discriminate
they breastfeed in the meetings
campaign the tax on the curse
and most certainly not
               have separate seating

this union will concentrate
   on getting justice case by case
we'll not bother with categories
but treat all members with fraternity

oh I know it's a crime
           to use such words
   in this age of sectionality
but empire building's not my style
   I prefer to deal with reality

and if we disagree on stuff
   we'll sit and talk it out
be rational among ourselves
and not resort to shouting slogans
    as meaningless as air
for the poorest and the meekest
   they shall have the chair

The Blue Book

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