[Marxism] Ellie Hamrick, "revolutionary socialist" runs for city council

John Reimann 1999wildcat at gmail.com
Wed Aug 7 16:05:52 MDT 2019

"Ellie Hamrick, a proud member of Athens (OH) Revolutionary Socialists, is
running for Athens city council. Oaklandsocialist recently interviewed her.
Here are some excerpts (along with some comments from Oaklandsocialist)."

On the environmental crisis, Hamrick comments: "a lot of people have this
sense that something’s got to give. so that’s been a good starting point to
speak to people like “okay, you should really think about which side you’re
on. Things are going to get shaken up here one way or another.”

In my lifetime… Even if you’re not using the language of climate change,
you can say like “remember a few years ago when you used to hear frogs
chirping at night and you could walk around your neighborhood and see toads
and snakes?” and they’d be like “yeah, yeah, I don’t hear them anymore. I
don’t see them anymore.” Things are changing before people’s very eyes. So
I think there is a way to connect with everybody around this environmental

Her conclusion: "We have a lot of problems, and only the working class can
solve them."

Hamrick also comments on how she views calling for a workers party while
running as a Democrat (hint: she's running as an independent); on how she
views the difference between revolutionary socialism and "democratic
socialists", AKA social democracy; on imperialism; on the environmental
crisis, and a lot more.

See full interview"

*“In politics, abstract terms conceal treachery.” *from "The Black
Jacobins" by C. L. R. James
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