|Lets not let the Democrats coopt this. Build a party for working people|
Other movements are beginning to develop over further attacks on democratic rights. There is a move afoot on the part of the 1% to bring in what they are calling emergency management bureaucrats to take over cities and remove the city councils and mayors and implement in a dictatorial fashion major cuts, These people have the right to demolish all union contracts. This has been done in a number of Michigan cities. Lansing and Detroit are in the firing line. If these are taken over, half of the African American population of the state would be living under these dictatorships. These emergency management steps sound like where the troika are putting in so called technocrats to run Greece. The good thing is that yesterday there was a march of thousands to the Michigan state governors home, not the state capital, his home to protest. This is an escalation of the fight back.
We have argued that US capitalism is in a terrible crises on all fronts, economic, military and political. This is what we can see here. Politically the bourgeois do not have political parties which can successfully do their job for them. So they put in these emergency management dictators. This will further undermine the capitalists political system. Their political crisis is also seen in the chaos of the Republican nomination debates. They are tearing at each other like wild racist dogs. The robotic multi-millionaire Romney looks to be winning with the racists and sexists yapping at his heels. The Democrats are carrying out the same policies only with incremental differences.
US capitalism is moving more and more to put its own working class on rations. As it does so it faces the Occupy movement, the movements such as in Wisconsin, Ohio, Maine and Michigan, the movement on the docks in Longview on the west coast, the movement against foreclosures and the removal of its dictators abroad. The class struggle with all its confusions and immaturity is intensifying. It is our challenge to defend this movement from reformism, opportunism and ultra