Friday, 11 March 2011

Is there anything left to us but to organise and fight?

(Wisconsin protesters singing Solidarity Forever)

They've changed the laws in Wisconsin, but we only lose if people stop fighting. And it is a we. 'An injury to one is an injury to all' is not just a slogan, but a statement of fact. If people stop fighting, if Walker wins, then gains that organised workers are a bit less secure, not just in the US, but anywhere where past struggles have won us anything, but the reverse is also true. Already the Wisconsin protesters have shown us that a fightback much stronger than anyone imagined is possible.

I don't live in near an American state capital, but if you do there will be a rally at your capitol buildings at midday Thursday 12 of March, and more action to come. I'll try and keep a little more up to date of solidarity action, and maybe even write a bit more about the fight itself, and why they're so very important.

But I think this video explains it well enough:

(The Pickers' Local 608 perform Billy Bragg's There is power in a union)

Take it easy, but take it Wisconsin.

No comments: