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GreenStormCloud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-31-11 03:09 PM
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16. It is pretty easy to be sure. Just ask one simple question.
What happens if all of the people who work at job X stop working?

And remember that the idea of a general strike is for the entire alphabet of jobs to strike. If one letter is missing from the typesetter then you get a bunch of misspelled words but you can still mostly make out what was being printed. But if the whole alphbet isn't there, nothing is printed.
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  -Why a Nationwide Strike is the Next Step Marazinia  Oct-30-11 07:14 PM   #0 
  - Nice dream, but the reality is that it will not happen here in the U.S.  elocs   Oct-30-11 07:24 PM   #1 
  - I wouldn't have thought something as large and persistent as the Occupy movement would happen until  yurbud   Nov-06-11 07:58 PM   #44 
  - Much too much involved for that to be the next step, imo,  elleng   Oct-30-11 07:25 PM   #2 
  - If you are both right (and I worry you might be)  Marazinia   Oct-30-11 07:35 PM   #3 
  - Oh and by the way  Marazinia   Oct-30-11 07:47 PM   #4 
  - There are already 25 million people sitting down among the unemployed  jtuck004   Oct-30-11 09:40 PM   #5 
  - Okay so we are so uneccesary to the wealthy that not working won't touch them?  Marazinia   Oct-30-11 09:50 PM   #6 
     - Exactly.  jtuck004   Oct-30-11 10:51 PM   #8 
        - That said  Marazinia   Oct-31-11 03:53 AM   #10 
  - Here is what would happen if an extended general strike really happened.  GreenStormCloud   Oct-30-11 10:15 PM   #7 
  - Essential workers will still work  Marazinia   Oct-31-11 03:42 AM   #9 
     - How will so called essential workers get to work if the gas stations are closed?  GreenStormCloud   Oct-31-11 07:17 AM   #11 
        - So keep the long haul fuel truckers and shipyard workers as essential  Marazinia   Oct-31-11 02:39 PM   #12 
           - Are gas station cashiers essential workers too?  GreenStormCloud   Oct-31-11 02:51 PM   #13 
           - How can you be sure?  Marazinia   Oct-31-11 02:59 PM   #14 
              - Who decides who will and won't be allowed to work?  GreenStormCloud   Oct-31-11 03:05 PM   #15 
              - Problems that need solutions for sure  Marazinia   Oct-31-11 03:13 PM   #18 
              - It is pretty easy to be sure. Just ask one simple question.  GreenStormCloud   Oct-31-11 03:09 PM   #16 
                 - I don't see how that follows  Marazinia   Oct-31-11 03:10 PM   #17 
                    - That's why general strikes fail. They are nothing more than a radical's dream. N/T  GreenStormCloud   Oct-31-11 03:16 PM   #19 
                       - Then you non-radicals better come up with some real solutions soon  Marazinia   Oct-31-11 03:26 PM   #20 
           - You keep talking about 'cutting off food to the strikers'  muriel_volestrangler   Oct-31-11 06:20 PM   #22 
              - I think he doesn't know either.  GreenStormCloud   Oct-31-11 09:01 PM   #25 
                 - She does know  Marazinia   Nov-01-11 05:21 AM   #30 
                    - "grocery stores willing to take IOUs"  muriel_volestrangler   Nov-01-11 06:24 AM   #31 
                    - And even then the refineries would need to keep working.  GreenStormCloud   Nov-01-11 06:57 AM   #32 
                    - She does indeed  Marazinia   Nov-01-11 07:40 AM   #36 
                       - You clearly are not getting the "elevator take-away" here.  Chan790   Nov-06-11 03:34 PM   #43 
                    - Not all grocery stores are run by corporations  Marazinia   Nov-01-11 07:16 AM   #34 
                       - Many things 'are possible'; but they're not what the USA has  muriel_volestrangler   Nov-01-11 08:03 AM   #37 
                          - I hope we'll have at least a Congress with marked differences from what we have now  Marazinia   Nov-01-11 08:24 AM   #38 
                    - What are you going to do about the red states and counties?  GreenStormCloud   Nov-01-11 06:59 AM   #33 
                       - Nothing can be done until support is widespread, I never tried to suggest otherwise  Marazinia   Nov-01-11 07:18 AM   #35 
  - This should be essential reading!  swilton   Oct-31-11 05:05 PM   #21 
  - I think the next step is Occupy Washington D.C. - across from White House or Capitol. nt  cyberpj   Oct-31-11 08:18 PM   #23 
  - Perhaps instead of a general strike  onpatrol98   Oct-31-11 08:36 PM   #24 
  - I haven't bought Exxon gas in almost a decade  Marazinia   Nov-01-11 05:13 AM   #29 
     - I didn't think of that...  onpatrol98   Nov-01-11 10:57 AM   #39 
        - On the other hand  Marazinia   Nov-01-11 01:17 PM   #40 
  - It needs to include the population buying nothing, especially gas from  MasonJar   Oct-31-11 09:17 PM   #26 
  - The naysayers are always poised to slam direct action.  Scruffy1   Oct-31-11 09:58 PM   #27 
  - I think mass targeted action definitely works  onpatrol98   Nov-01-11 02:07 AM   #28 
  - Yep. Led by Trotskyists, I might add  socialist_n_TN   Nov-05-11 06:26 PM   #41 
  - I've been posting here for 3 or 4 years now........  socialist_n_TN   Nov-05-11 06:31 PM   #42 

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