Saturday, December 8, 2012

Privatizing public services from Barnet UK to Chicago Illinois

This video concerns a London borough called Barnet. It will be of interest to folks in Britain. But as we watch it, it could be Detroit MI or Stockton, Vallejo or Riverside here in California. It could be Central Falls Rhode island. Workers of the world unite makes sense when we see that what is happening here is happening thousands of miles away, an almost identical process. In the underdeveloped world it is happening in a slightly different and more openly brutal way. Striking miners shot in South Africa, garment workers that provide Walmart and other retailers with their wares murdered by criminal negligent bosses who refused to provide emergency exits in case of a fire and a fire killed them.

Workers and indigenous people being poisoned by energy companies in Latin America and Africa. The idea that those within a nation cannot be divided, are "one" is a ruse; workers and capitalists all Americans. We have more in common with workers throughout the world no matter what their language or cultural differences, we have a common class interests, the role we play in the production of human needs. We can only stop this madness because,  as Mario Savio famously said

"There's a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious, makes you so sick at heart, that you can't take part! You can't even passively take part! And you've got to put your bodies upon the gears and upon the wheels…upon the levers, upon all the apparatus, and you've got to make it stop! And you've got to indicate to the people who run it, to the people who own it, that unless you're free, the machine will be prevented from working at all!"

The time is even more ripe now, we have to stop their machine and set ours in motion. We cannot make capitalism "nice". Capitalism is a permanent state of war. We have allies in India, Africa, Latin America, all the continents. We have the power to change the world and build a future for all humanity. Time will not wait forever. Below is a short report from some of the activity in Barnet against these measures.  We are all in the same boat. We can all fight back against the same enemy.

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