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|Laborfest: Workers' Power In The Present|
|Date||Saturday July 26|
|Time||2:00 PM - 4:00 PM|
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Niebyl Proctor Marxist Library 6501 Telegraph Ave., Oakland
A Presentation “Workers’ power” is our ability to change reality. From post-war West Coast longshoremen, who dictated, daily, the conditions of work, to revolutionary explosions, like in France in 1968 or Hungary in 1956, aimed at seizing the reins of society, workers have always fought for control over their lives. We do it everyday. We do it because there is no alternative. In this interactive presentation, led by members of the Bay Area Branch of the Industrial Workers of the World, (IWW) we will investigate the path of workers’ collective action.
From the IWW Preamble at:
The working class and the employing class have nothing in common. There can be no peace so long as hunger and want are found among millions of the working people and the few, who make up the employing class, have all the good things of life.
Instead of the conservative motto, "A fair day's wage for a fair day's work," we must inscribe on our banner the revolutionary watchword, "Abolition of the wage system."
It is the historic mission of the working class to do away with capitalism.