Wednesday, 16 November 2016

An injury to one is an injury to all

On June 27th, 1905, The Industrial Workers of the World , also known as the wobblies was founded at a twelve day Convention in Chicago.In the belief that industrial unionism, could it come into being, would tend to be revolutionary.The wobbly motto is ' An injury to all  is an injury to all.'
They were noted for their use of poetry and song to promote their radical ideas, publicise strikes and other protests and generally present the case that still  holds up today, that there can be no solution to industrial warfare, no end to injustice and want, until the profit system itself is abolished.In striving to unite labor as a class in one big union. The IWW also seeks to build the structure of a new and better social order within the shell of the old system which fails to provide for the needs of all.Combined with a commitment to workers solidarity which they have a rich history off, along with their militant tactics.
Their work was designed to provoke thought, and was deliberately immediate in its message, in order to get it across to as many people as possible. In the present moment progressives- and in fact, all people of good will- need to reassert and embrace the political, social and economic case for, “An injury to one is an injury to all.” We need to explicitly and loudly embrace a movement across the divides of race, religion, ethnicity, gender and sexual identity against hate and greed.
The wobblies  are still going strong , still organising, still resisting.In these divided times,of economic despair,  they continue to be a strong radical voice that stands defiantly, on behalf of the people, following an old tradition of solidarity that does not seperate along lines of nationality, race or gender, speaking too to the unemployed, the sick, and  the marginalised  spreading messages of hope among the carnage that is  currently being unveiled.
I happen to be a member, an organisation that I believe does not condemn the actions of its membership, that listens and understands.

An injury to one is an injury to all

Whether you're a Socialist, Trotskyist

Marxist-Leninist, anarchist,

or a concerned individual

you do not have to feel alone,

we need to have each other's back

when we're under fascist attack,

standing  as one,  from branch to branch

building a fairer world, within our grasp,

working for equality against exploitation

defending oppressed people across the globe,

solutions to problems of injustice we will seek

with unity's strength we can all be free,

solidarity forever, lives and breathes

an Injury to  one is an injury to all.

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