Huge debt load and the pressure of depleting oil reserves are but two of the factors which will continue to slow down the "engine of growh" necessary for capitalism to produce the goods.
Socialists have hisrorically identified with lavor and the working class. But, lately, arganized labor has not been paying much attention to a growing segment of the working class. Those of us among the unemployed are losing our healthcare, our homes and sometimes our families, while the country slides into increasing debt over a misguided war, and a deliberate attempt by the Republicans to destroy the social infrastructure of the nation moves forward, unchecked.
We need to organize for survival. It's time to revie some of the innovative institutions and organizing stratefies developed by socialists and communists in the Depression years, and to come up with fresh apporaches to the growing problems of capitalism.
An idea which has been floated on the internet recently is for a "summit of the unemployed," and DSA Oregon has decided to pick up the a strategy gor direct action/legislative reform,
*education around globalization, labor economics, oil depletion, etc., and
*building skills for survival.
If you are unemployed, underemployed, threatened with falling into the abyss, orknow someone who is, then this issue should interest you.
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