The First Year of Workers Defense Guard: Working Class Militancy on a Terrain of Opportunism

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Dec 27 2016 22:31
The First Year of Workers Defense Guard: Working Class Militancy on a Terrain of Opportunism

Pretty interesting article.

By: Charna Fon

My comrade Avery and I were on our way back from New York City when we were contacted by our comrade Liz, then president of UE Local 203 (United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America). She informed us that Ku Klux Klan flyers had been posted at the homes of two well-known Black political organizers in Burlington. She told us that UE was forming a “workers defense guard” in anticipation of escalating fascist activity around town. I had a vague idea of what was meant by this phrase “workers defense guard” but I had doubts about its application. The Left in Burlington was not known to me as being particularly militant.

Continued: https://ranknfilereview.wordpress.com/2016/12/26/the-first-year-of-workers-defense-guard-working-class-militancy-on-a-terrain-of-opportunism-by-charna-fon/