[Marxism] Letter from the US: Chicago teachers' strike defies onslaught on education

Stuart Munckton stuartmunckton at gmail.com
Thu Sep 13 01:38:54 MDT 2012

Barry Sheppard

The Chicago teachers’ strike entered its third day on September 12. This
strike is of national significance for a number of reasons:

* It is a militant fightback against the ruling class onslaught to destroy
public education being carried out by Democrats and Republicans across the

* It is aimed at the policies of the Obama administration and the
Democratic Party machine in Chicago headed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, longtime
aide, advisor and fundraiser for Obama.

*It is being organised by a new rank-and file-leaders with a class-struggle


“Disobedience, in the eyes of anyone who has read history, is humanity’s
original virtue. It is through disobedience that progress has been made,
through disobedience and through rebellion.” — Oscar Wilde, Soul of Man
Under Socialism

“The free market is perfectly natural... do you think I am some kind of
dummy?” — Jarvis Cocker

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