Big labor against democracy, for Klobuchar, for war without end, for hegemony
Here is a random article about the foreign policy of the AFL-CIO: Worker-to-Worker Solidarity Committee to AFL-CIO: Cut All Ties with NED. I am sure that it doesn't relate at all to my point of view or support my argument. I am angry.
I am going to remember this and add it to the resentment I still feel about what happened in the last presidential cycle. Really, peace activists need to stop forgiving and forgetting. This time, when we win, and they come crawling to us in their stuffed shirts with their weakly whispered demands on behalf the worker, we will be able to insist they purge their staffs of the neocons and hire from our lists of peace or environmental or actual labor organizers...we can insist on reforms that ensure that big labor is not a tool of empire and exploitation.
This time, with the internet, with face-to-face communication and persuasion coupled with hard facts, we are winning, the people are against this war, they are against Klobuchar, and the AFL-CIO is clearly on the wrong side.
It might take a primary to prove it, but I am right.
I would be ashamed to be an AFL-CIO member and a DFL delegate. But I am sure I'd be tended by minders and effectively gagged. Like those poor local AFSCME members that stood up to their state organization against the Klobuchar endorsement. Haven't heard from them in a while, have we?
(Note to self, add AFL-CIO to enemies list, after Rep. Frank Moe, in the 'endorsed Klobuchar' column)
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