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The political issues in the Bay Area, California transit strike
World Socialist Website Repost
* The strike has once again demonstrated both the social power of the working class and the growing class anger developing throughout the country. * The pressing task facing transit workers is to connect their struggle to the defense of the rights of the working class as a whole. * The ruling class and media in Northern California are apoplectic that workers should dare to shut down public transportation in order to defend their rights, yet the political elite in Washington just closed the entire government. * In the present strike, the unions intend once again to isolate the workers in order to create the conditions for forcing through a rotten contract. * Workers are striving to fight back. * The defense of the rights of workers poses the necessity for the working class to build an independent political movement, take political power, and restructure society on the basis of social need, not private profit—that is, on the basis of socialist policies. READ THE COMPLETE ARTICLE:

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