[Marxism] Yesterday's protest: SF protest

Bonnie Weinstein giobon at comcast.net
Mon Mar 23 12:04:37 MDT 2009

On Mar 23, 2009, at 10:59 AM, Bonnie Weinstein wrote:

> I agree with Jon. We did not expect that there would be a huge
> turnout. There still is a tremendous sentiment not to demonstrate
> against our first Black President. This is an undeniable fact.
> But also, the American working people have not yet really connected
> the dots between the staggering trillions spent on the U.S. Military
> Industrial Complex and its wars; the bailouts of the bankers this
> military is designed to defend at any cost; and the assault working
> people are experiencing in their living standards.
> The assault upon the world's working class has only one way to go and
> that is to escalate. With more under-and-unemployment, homelessness,
> through foreclosures and evictions. This leads inevitably to violence
> in the streets and more police repression.
> Our high schools are already run like mini-detention centers occupied
> through police enforcement. And our youth must compete with people
> their parent's age for even the most menial jobs. Families are
> already doubling up!
> We made a stand yesterday--albeit not as many as we would like.
> But we took a step in the right direction toward independent, mass
> political action and organization. This is the consciousness we must
> develop and build upon.
> Working together in the antiwar movement--putting aside our
> differences and uniting to demand an end to the wars NOW--can set the
> example for all other struggles on behalf of working people here and
> in Iraq, Afghanistan, Palestine, Pakistan, and all other places the
> U.S.  bankers' army is occupying and attacking.
> The demonstrations were not failures, they are the beginning of a new
> period of antiwar organizing that ties the hard economic issues to
> these wars of aggression against working people everywhere including
> in our own backyards!
> There is still only one long-term solution to the world's crises  
> and that is, Socialist Revolution!
[I can't believe I left out those last words...forgive me.]
> In solidarity,
> Bonnie Weinstein,
> Socialist Viewpoint
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