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  •  have to do more (4+ / 0-)

    general educating of the population about strikes and what they are good for, before we'll stand a chance of a general strike these days.

    30 years of union decline means the cultural mindset of the populace is not where it once was vis-a-vis labor issues and interests.

    Words can sometimes, in moments of grace, attain the quality of deeds. --Elie Wiesel

    by a gilas girl on Mon Apr 30, 2012 at 09:13:24 PM PDT

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      It will take a half dozen more years for enough people to "get" that the Financial Elites are not going to unilaterally disarm and make things "more fair." A May Day that actually feels like a General Strike in about 1/3 of the country in 2018? Seems so far away, but getting there would be the result of very visible steps of activism and organization worthy of any previous Movement.

      When you are right you cannot be too radical; when you are wrong, you cannot be too conservative. --Martin Luther King Jr.

      by Egalitare on Mon Apr 30, 2012 at 11:36:50 PM PDT

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