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  •  No wonder there was so much (1+ / 0-)
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    International Solidarity at the time!

    WE NEVER FORGET For March: Francis Estep, UMWA Martyr

    by JayRaye on Tue Mar 12, 2013 at 05:07:26 PM PDT

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      the overall struggle as well and also a strong left that pushed international solidarity, I think. Workers have been played against each other in different countries, exploitation of those in the periphery also was normalised as part of an imperialist agenda. Many things destroyed international solidarity. Way back when, I found a statement sent in support of the spitalfields silk weavers from overseas (early 19th century) and a statement to workers in Belgium that were striking as well. I wonder also if the mainstreaming of unions (both as recognised as legal and legitimate and also as solely reform organisations) had an impact. Capital has been internationalised for quite some time; they have managed to keep labour divided across nations and within the same country. Divide and rule is a very powerful weapon unfortunately as is nationalism and jingoism

      "Hegel noticed somewhere that all great world history facts and people so to speak twice occur. He forgot to add: the one time as tragedy, the other time as farce" Karl Marx, The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte .

      by NY brit expat on Tue Mar 12, 2013 at 05:45:06 PM PDT

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