[Marxism] Fwd: A General Strike Against Trump? Here’s a Dark History Lesson - The Daily Beast

Andrew Pollack acpollack2 at gmail.com
Tue Feb 21 07:36:00 MST 2017


The author's repeated use of the phrase "union bosses" is curious,
especially considering his generally pro-labor tone.

More importantly, this is not 1919. The mass union base of that year is
gone - although potentially a new base, built primarily but not exclusively
on teachers, nurses, service sector in general, could (in fact must) be
built.

True, one successful, even partial, general strike could change things
dramatically. On the other hand, it could lead instead to a US version of
the repeated "show" general strikes a la Greece, France, etc.

So in sum, the article is great for opening - but just opening - a
discussion on context.

p.s. There's tons on the 1919 strike at marxists.org; try typing "steel
strike" in the search field.



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