[Marxism] General strike called in Greece against the deal

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Mon Jul 13 08:25:50 MDT 2015


On 7/13/15 9:55 AM, Andrew Pollack via Marxism wrote:
> The public sector trade union federation in Greece, ADEDY, has called a
> general strike for Wednesday.

General strikes were a frequent occurrence in Greece. They had zero 
effect. On the other hand, a general strike in Germany would make a huge 
difference.

I have also seen calls on Facebook for assemblies in Syntagma Square as 
if a rehash of the occupy movement could put a dent in the German ruling 
class.

In Latin America up until the development of the Bolivarian revolution, 
imperialism had its way. Nicaragua was crushed and so was El Salvador 
and Guatemala.

In fact Latin America, which was in the same kind of relationship to the 
USA that Greece is to Germany, suffered countless defeats for a hundred 
years. Just read John Gerassi's "The Great Fear in Latin America".

The only thing that will work in Europe is a continent wide 
anti-austerity movement that will be bolstered by mass movements that 
can put the ruling classes on the defensive, as well as a string of 
governments that can be partners of the mass movement.



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