Tuesday, September 4, 2012
After Labor Day
I've never liked the idea of Labor Day. It's clearly a refusal to recognize the real International Workers' Day, May 1st, which has been transformed into the ridiculous Law Day. However, if we were going to be honest, Labor Day is the holiday that the United States labor movement deserves. Without a radical transformation of that movement, a movement that aligns itself with the imperialism and racism of our ruling class, rather than toiling masses of the world. Additionally, without a movement that challenges the structures of misogyny and patriarchy that contribute to defining the capitalist world system, we will continue to reproduce that system, rather than resist it. In protest of that current state, I suggest skipping the propaganda posters, and watch this documentary.