Saturday, February 11, 2006

Marcos For The OBU

There is undoubtedly an anarcho-syndicalist influence on the Zapatista Movement and other grass-roots community movements in Mexico. Just this Thursday, Delegate Zero (Subcommandante Marcos) of Mexico’s ‘Other Campaign’, said, “…everyone should come together in one grand sindicato (union movement) – workers with students, teachers and others. We are millions in the same situation, Gains are not a gift, they are the results of a struggle. National unionization is the solution, demanding the restitution of labor rights, with workers replacing owners…”

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2 Comments:

Blogger Mr. Beer N. Hockey said...

Mexican Marcos is doing what the established western left dares not: establishing a working people's agenda and organizing support for it. Hearing my union talk up the imaginary success of the NDP in Canada in the aftermath of the last election made me wonder what century they think they are in.

9:40 PM  
Blogger Werner said...

The NDP is worse than pathetic. No wonder some ex-social democrats have taken to sucking up to the Liberals. That's crap too, but it makes sense in a dumb-as-toast sort of way.

3:00 PM  

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