General Strike: November 28, 2011!
The only thing we have left is our labor. This is what we must withhold.
The debt “super committee” makes its budget recommendations on Wednesday, November 23rd, the day before Thanksgiving.
We know that the recommendations will include deep cuts to Medicaid, Medicare, and Social Security.
We know that the Republicans in the Senate and House will overwhelmingly approve of the austerity package that is sure to come from the super committee’s recommendations.
We also know that the Democrats will by and large fold and accept the austerity package.
We know that Obama will approve of the budget recommendations. (Otherwise, he would have invoked the 14th Amendment and lifted the debt ceiling.)
Likewise, we know that as of November 23rd, ironically the day before Thanksgiving, the austerity package will be forthcoming and that the vast majority will now pay an additional price for the criminality of the corporate, military and financial oligarchy.
The vast majority will not have the corporate, military and financial oligarchy to thank on Thanksgiving.
Instead, the vast majority is being attacked by the corporate, military and financial oligarchy and its representatives in the White House and both houses of Congress. We are being forced to pay for the failures of the capitalist class and the precariousness of the profit system.
We are no longer represented by the U.S. government. Instead, the government is an instrument of the capitalist class and this class has nothing but its own interests at heart. This class will continue to force its will upon us. The two political parties are simply two levers by which this capitalist class controls the political processes in the U.S.
The only thing we have left is our consent to work. The only thing we have left is our labor. This is what we must withhold.
Likewise, Citizens for Legitimate Government is calling for a General Strike to begin at 7 AM EST on Monday, November 28th, 2011!*
Extend your Thanksgiving weekend by refusing the austerity measures to be imposed on the vast majority by the corporate, military and financial oligarchy!
General Strike, Monday, November 28, 2011!
*Note, the CLG encourages ALL workers in the U.S. (and abroad) to join the strike. This is a unified strike of the entire workforce.
Are you planning to participate in this general strike? Explain why or why not.