Archive for November 17th, 2012
Despite the current devastation being rained on Gaza by Israel, Dr Amer in Gaza remains defiant:
“The Palestinian people will never back down and raise white flags because they are fighting for their freedom and dignity…the Palestinian people look to their brothers and sisters in humanity for support to continue and stand hand in hand in the struggle for freedom, dignity and human rights which Israel deprived them.”
First, some good news. Tens of millions of workers in Europe went on strike this week against austerity. The ruling class will not budge, even when threatened with production shutting down in major industries in country after country for a day or two. The question is will workers draw the obvious conclusion – an indefinite strike across European borders is needed to defeat austerity. If that were to occur it would raise the question of how to organise production during that time to keep society ticking over and workers surviving. The answer to that question could be workers taking over the workplaces and running them democratically.