[Marxism] disgraceful campaign against May 1st boycott
acpollack2 at yahoo.com
Fri Apr 21 12:57:02 MDT 2006
re Jesse's comments: Sounds like you guys are taking this seriously and appropriately. I would go one step further and say that a "decide for our collective selves" approach works to. In fact that gets to my problems with what some of the leaders elsewhere are saying.
IF -- as I hope happens down the road, which is why I've been pushing the formation of shop and neighborhood affiliates of the NY coalition -- the members of these unions come together and say, "sorry, we're not ready to strike yet (or again) on this particular day," I would say that decision must rule.
And as we've just seen in France, and as is frequently the case, general strikes happen in stages with varying degrees of participation. All I ask is that people say "we WANT to get to that stage because we know that's where our power is, and f*** any politician or businessman who tells us not to use that power. WE will decide when to use it!"
"Jesse Jack" wrote:
What's wrong with a "decide for yourself" approach? Different people have different circumstances. In Anchorage, our YCL club has been trying to mobilize a May 1 student walkout. Our policy thus far has been that people should understand the consequences and decide for themselves if it's worth it. There's the potential that someone will miss a final and fail a course, and maybe lose their financial aid, but no one's going to put a gun to their head and make them do it.
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