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ow Working-Class Movements Are Moving Beyond the Confines of Capitalism

Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/views/2019/07/04/ow-working-class-movements-are-moving-beyond-confines-capitalism

A great article. The core concept of how to awaken a true class consciousness among workers & to dissolve the false consciousness of MSM & force-fed mythologies remains a fundamental problem, but I believe it might be solved…somehow…

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Yes. Trying to explain capitalist propaganda to the average USan is like trying to explain water to a fish—“What the hell do you mean, there’s something else???”

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And it also will require a transformation of labor “leadership” from one that, at best, works for the interest of workers in one economic area (and often falters in fulfilling that responsibility), to one that places paramount a solidarity with any and all exploited by capital, nationally and internationally.

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Until the depths of the 2008 crash, the language that GOP operatives created (subsequent to SCOTUS Justice Powell declaring war on the 99% nearly a half century ago) has had a stranglehold in US culture.

Starting in 2011 Occupy Wall Street’s (OWS) 1% verses 99% narrative, and Bernie Sanders’ various progressive mantras have been the only forces that have put a dent in the GOP language. While those dents are making it easier to draw the 99% into voting in favor of their own interests, we still have a long way to go.

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This an important article and demonstrates how Countries Governments, in surrendering “The means of production” to the Corporation and then entire into these trade deals where Capital freely moves from jurisdiction to jurisdiction while the product the Capitalist produce can freely cross those borders become little more then extensions of the Corporation.

The drive to things like NAFT , The EU , the TPP and the like always comes from the Corporations. It is not a worker driven thing whcih is why when these treaties negotiated it is the Corporations that are invited in on the talks.

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