Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist

February 19, 2011

Workers of the world unite

Filed under: Egypt — louisproyect @ 2:14 pm

Hat tip Kasama Project


  1. This is great, i’m getting my hopes up, for good or bad. Great blog by the way…

    Comment by sebastian t — February 19, 2011 @ 6:27 pm

  2. Cool! even if the Kasama project is a bit too Mao happy.

    Comment by Jenny — February 19, 2011 @ 7:12 pm

  3. “Bankers and bosses hate workers who stand,
    Shoulder to shoulder from every land.”

    From: The Mighty Red Army. Circa: 1919

    Comment by Dave R — February 19, 2011 @ 10:54 pm

  4. Good post.

    Comment by Renegade Eye — February 20, 2011 @ 2:36 am

  5. This picture is used by socialist bloggers all over. It captures well what appears to be happening around the world at the moment. One thing is for sure, there is no more talk about the “triumphant” capitalism in the media. There is somewhat of a feeling of 68′ wanting to come through and that’s a good thing.

    Comment by Joseph Duguay — February 20, 2011 @ 9:14 pm

  6. Hey Louis, take a sick day or two and get out to Madison and participate, write about it! I love movies too but sheesh, the class struggle trumps the latest art film! The sign from Egypt, however greatly symbolic of internationalism, ain’t enough!! Go to the frontlines in Madison!! (Just a suggestion).

    Comment by Jeff Booth — February 21, 2011 @ 2:02 am

  7. I have no idea what I could possibly say that isn’t being said by labor activists on the Solidarity website. Unless a visit to Madison is meant to straighten me out politically. No chance on that. I am an incurably degenerate petty-bourgeois element.

    Comment by louisproyect — February 21, 2011 @ 2:17 am

  8. Uh, hey, don’t read everything as an attack (although I was hoping you would have something substantial up on your site about Wisconsin). I’m suggesting to everyone to go to Madison. I think anyone who is pro-worker, pro-labor should try to get to Wisconsin and I mean that in terms of just going there to be another body, in solidarity, or holding a sign or making a speech or recruiting to socialism (including the dreaded, democratic-centralist rev. orgs.) or making or buying pizza for people or… yes, since you’re a talented writer, give eyewitness. I’ve been reading the Solidarity website, in particular Dan LaBotz, (who I recently interviewed on a radio show and who I have respect for) but the more the merrier, in terms of going to Madison.

    Comment by Jeff Booth — February 21, 2011 @ 3:01 am

  9. No surprise the commercial press is downplaying the significance of Madison these days with the notion that the majority of non-union workers see the state & municipal employees unions as a priviledged aristocracy. This is union busting of the highest order to be sure. Nothing less than the future of the American labor movement is at stake. The question is will it all go down in history like PATCO or not? With no manufacturing base there’s a good chance it could.

    Comment by Karl Friedrich — February 22, 2011 @ 10:37 am

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