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Dr. Kim Scipes: “Capitalism is literally killing life on the planet”

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Mohsen Abdelmoumen: Your book Building Global Labor Solidarity in a Time of Accelerating Globalization is a manifesto for the unification of the labor union movement around the world. In your opinion, is this idea a requirement in the resistance to the ultra liberal offensive? Is the idea of a global labor union front feasible?

Dr. Kim Scipes: I think we have to be careful about the idea of a global labor organization.  I certainly think that labor should be talking to each other, respectfully, and perhaps more importantly, listening to each other.  I think a global union front—down the road—might be a good thing, but it would have to be constructed, not just asserted on the existence of unions today.  If we say a global labor front is a desirable goal down the road, what are the values on which it is built?  Certainly, non-oppression of other labor movements is a necessity.  But there’s also got to be a sharing of resources, as well—especially between the larger unions (mainly in the Global North) with those in the Global South. Lire la suite »

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