[Marxism] Peter Olney reviews Jane McAlevey's Raising Expectations

Dan DiMaggio dan.dimaggio at gmail.com
Fri Apr 5 15:48:32 MDT 2013

I think this review by Peter Olney of Jane McAlevey's book "Raising
Expectations" has a lot to say in terms of the tasks of the left right now.

"It took Harry Bridges and his band of left-wing agitators 20 years to
build enough strength on the Pacific waterfront to ignite the general
maritime strike in 1934 that led to a West Coast dockworkers union that is
today’s ILWU. The International Longshore and Warehouse Union survives and
prospers to this day because of the legacy of the Communist and labor left
that McAlevey points to. Permanent revitalization of working class
movements will require a similar long term and organic commitment of people
and modern day institutions that have the roots and organic ties that
McAlevey references in the Epilogue."

- Dan

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