From Cairo to Madison, The Old Mole Comes Up For An Early Spring

Goldner, Loren
Date Written:  2011-03-19
Publisher:  Insurgent Notes
Year Published:  2011
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX12626

Individual sectors, even as large as public employees in the U.S., have to reach out to all those who have been ground down over the past forty years. Any working-class movement worthy of the name embraces the interests of the most oppressed, and that today includes the 15-20% of the U.S. population currently unemployed and increasingly foreclosed into homelessness, the casuals and temps, the harassed immigrant workers both legal and illegal, the millions of marginalized youth, white black and Latino, and the three million people in prison. We know very well that not every struggle that erupts can immediately enlist all such people, but a “climate” must be created in which that universal outreach—what we might call a “class for itself” orientation– is understood as a necessity.

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