Jewish and Palestinian workers unity in Israel today bodes well for future struggles

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Translate everything commonly thought of as an environmental issue into how to advance the protection of the working class



....The stewardship of nature depends on the power and organization of the working class and its successful fight to end the dictatorship of capital.

....So-called natural disasters or work “accidents” don’t stand above class relations. In a 1993 talk called “Capitalism’s Deadly World Disorder,” Jack Barnes, Socialist Workers Party national secretary, said, “If we translate everything commonly thought of as an environmental issue into how to advance the protection of the working class, and how the working class can extend that protection to all, then we can hardly ever go wrong. With that approach, we will increase the possibilities for concrete solidarity in fighting against ecological abuses and outrages.”

“[Karl] Marx explains how human creativity is turned into its opposite under capitalism, how advances in the forces of production simultaneously increase the forces of destruction of nature itself,” Barnes said. “How the sources of all wealth — land and labor — are increasingly the victims of the domination of capital. And, most importantly, why the working-class-led struggle for a socialist revolution opens a way forward on this front as well.”

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