Monday, January 3, 2011

Build the fightback

2010 has been one of the worst years for workers in Ireland, Europe and indeed in many places across the globe.

Workers have been sacked. Pay cut. Pensions attacked. Public services reduced and sold. National sovereignty has been exposed and elected politicians humiliated. Establishment political parties, including social-democratic parties, have all supported the attack upon workers. Trade unions have not fought. The media has lied and misreported. All this as the largest socialisation of private debt and transfer of wealth from working people to the rich.

But as with all things its opposite has existed and towards the end of 2010 there were signs of resistance growing in Ireland and Europe.

For 2011 we must build on this and make the resistance real. We must fight them on the streets, at the ballot box, on the airwaves. We must challenge them at every corner but we must also create our own working class space at every opportunity.

Solidarity and struggle for 2011.

Communist Perspective

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