Tuesday, April 28, 2009

With Respect to May Day

We've got much more to protest than for a thirty hour week. Many would like to have the opportunity to work thirty hours or maybe even more (especially if the work was interesting and productive for community betterment).

If we are going to discuss the more trivial pursuits of the historical Labor Movement, then I believe that we should be working for guranteed income and living wages for the folks that are trapped as wage earners in the Capitalist system.

Those are short term needs and they are important. However, our organizings must not preclude the larger issues such as financial systems restructuring, demand side management and supply side reallocation, neighborhood redevelopment, inclusion, humanity, equity, jobs... and, oh yeah, sustainability. In other words, an evolution to a socialist economy and concurrent political realignment.

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