The discussion that follows was prompted by the article: Signs of the struggle to come. The discussion was initiated by Fred.Below is the discussion so far. Feel free to add your own comments!
"The working class is facing attacks that are harder to hide: growing unemployment; massive redundancies in the NHS; further erosion of pensions; many young workers starting out with huge debts from student loans. At the same time there is greater willingness to struggle, to express class solidarity, and there is a new generation of young workers coming into struggle, questioning the future that capitalism has to offer. This can only lead to a greater sense of identity within the working class, a sense of belonging to a class with its own interests. The perspective that’s opening up is toward a greater involvement of workers, towards more massive struggles increasingly unified against the capitalist class."
This is what Alex wrote in a 2006 article called "Signs of the Struggle to Come". Yes, the attacks are getting worse and more wide spread, and workers in China are fighting hard: but the struggle to come in Europe and the States seems to have died down, been recuperated by the Occupiers, and the Unions, or even disappeared. This is sad. And is it still the case that young workers are coming forward as militants to strengthen the ranks of our revolutionary organizations; and that the marvelous examples of class solidarity across ethnic and gender divides, and between various worker groups, as laid out in this up-beat article - is all this still taking place?
In other words, could Alex write a new article called "Signs of the Struggle to Come" in 2012?