January 5, 2005

Into the trenches

"Does the Democratic Party office in your hometown stay open past the election so they can mobilize people to join unions or protest corporate abuses? Are any of the new '527' campaign groups keeping their field offices open and going door to door to assist working people in protesting rocketing consumer prices or to fight for a national health care program? Are any of the internet activist organizations using their techno-wizardry to mobilize on behalf of working people who are on strike someplace? Did your local Democratic Party organize a post-election picket line in front of Wal-Mart to demand that they pay a living wage? Have you seen anything like this? Of course not."

Click the title of this post for the whole piece by Chris Townsend, Political Action Director of the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America (UE).

"A re-elected President Bush has declared his expanded war on working people, and they are loading up the cannons and mortars. The anticipation is so great in their ranks that they are fighting among themselves about how they will divvy up the booty of the blitzkrieg to come.

"The attack is imminent. Grab your helmet and your Labor Party card and I'll see you in the trench."

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