At the end of the day, in every society what ultimately binds people together under a common cause is their desire to improve their economic status. Right now, across the world people are rising up in their thousands to demand better conditions of life and for their needs to be met by the governments that were elected supposedly to protect them.
In Ireland, the anti-war charges movement has developed into the largest peoples movement since the war of independence,
In Japan, the rhetoric of war has brought about a shift in opinion on the US and their role as an altruistic nation, prompting thousands of people to vote for the Japanese Communist Party and driving up the amount of representatives they have in elected bodies to record levels.
In Greece, a relatively progressive government is locked in battle with not only the ECB, the IMF and the EU, but also the German Parliament which has to “approve” any bailout extensions. On the streets the anarchists and the KKE (Communist Party of Greece) clashes with law enforcement on a weekly if not daily basis.
In Canada students have rallied in their thousands to demonstrate against austerity and the impoverishment it forces on people. Videos have come forward showing the resolution of the demonstrators in Canada and their commitment to stand their ground.
In America, the ‘greatest’ of capitalist states people are gunned down in the streets by the police for the most obscure and vague of reasons. Thousands demonstrate for higher wages and walk out of their places of employment.
In Ukraine, the left wing movement in both East and West is beginning to mobilize because no matter how much lies and garbage about nationalism are fed to them, they see that it is the pensions of THEIR grandfathers and grandmothers being cut, it is THEIR salaries being cut and it is THEIR future being endangered.
So when we talk about the slogan ‘workers of the world united’, it would seem to be that we’re already half way there.