[Marxism] I t?s Time for the Left to Build a Force Outside the Democratic Party

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Thu Feb 6 17:13:26 MST 2020


On 2/6/20 7:00 PM, Andrew Pollack via Marxism wrote:
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> https://www.labornotes.org/2020/02/teacher-strikes-boost-fight-racial-justice-schools
>   Teacher Strikes Boost Fight for Racial Justice in Schools
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First of all, Andrew and other comrades as well, you need to clip 
extraneous text just as you are reminded in every email.

Secondly, I specifically referred to workers getting involved in 
political struggles outside their bailiwick. The article above 
demonstrates that teachers oppose racism in their schools but I am not 
sure this is a sign that a proletarian socialist party is on the 
horizon. Teachers in urban public schools surely are confronted by 
"segregation, underfunding, and the criminalization of the students they 
teach—problems that hit Black and Latino students hardest." To do their 
job properly, they have to tackle broader questions to be sure. However, 
the indication is that the "vanguard" of the teachers nationwide favor 
Bernie Sanders for President, a logical choice given the state of the 
class struggle. Making a leap between that and launching a new party 
does not necessarily follow.



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