24 hour Tent City Held outside of office of minister of social services aka minister of misery

3 Aug

On Aug. 2nd members of the Spot collective and supporters held a 24 hour campout outside of the office of the minister of social services in response to his anti working/ poor people budget and the Lie-beral attacks on injured workers through their nepotistic deal with the conservatives so that they can try to win their beloved majority at the expense of injured workers who are getting screwed.

The campout was a success with many people supporting, particularly when we pasted a placard over his office sign stating he was the minister of misery. Even the cops got a laugh out of this.

towards the early morning people in vans made threats to protestors who refused to buy into the provocation. It later turned out that the person making threats was part of the office cleaning team who has false class consciousness loving their Liberal exploiters more than those resisting class oppression.

Not all the cleaning staff agreed with this idiot since our placards and notes were left taped up. We will continue our struggle against his austerity budget and maybe next time our campout will be inside.

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3 Responses to “24 hour Tent City Held outside of office of minister of social services aka minister of misery”

  1. doug August 3, 2012 at 2:34 pm #

    .Not all the cleaning staff agreed with this idiot since our placards and notes were left taped up

    Funny how Julian is always right with his views but this guy is an idiot for expressing his! Typical double standard that is held by these people

    • Rakhmetov Reborn August 4, 2012 at 6:50 pm #

      Hi Julian, I have been following your blog for sometime now. It is very encouraging to see an activist on the KW front who has been consistent in the struggle. This post as short as it is, I think best reflects your position (and that of many activists and Marxists) vs reality. Heck, it even reflects the fizzling out of The Occupy Movement and what is also bound to happen to the Quebec Student Protests. The problem seems to be that most Marxists and most anti-capitalist movements skip the most crucial step necessary before any true mass revolution i.e CULTURAL HEGEMONY. Protests will only have backing when the barrier of capitalist cultural hegemony is confronted, false class consciousness will always be there probably among majority of the workers if Marxists don’t confront the issue of cultural hegemony. And as far as revolution goes, forget it, the only thing that can be achieved is a Blanquist takeover of power NOT a mass revolution. So I am saying this as advice to a fellow comrade and to all Marxists, we need to re-evaluate our struggle and remember that protests will forever be graphical anomalies in social cohesion within capitalism and revolutions will be dreams and chimeras completely unattainable unless we start with Cultural Hegemony – it’s what legitimizes capitalism, what gives the cleaning crew you encountered the weltanschauung of the capitalists. Those oppressed by capitalism will only join you when the ruling class is de-legitimized otherwise they have the same outlook as the ruling class even though their material conditions are different. GRAMSCI best described cultural hegemony and how to confront it with PROLETARIAN CULTURE and I am surprised somewhere along the way Marxists of all tendencies forgot those baby steps and began calling for the impossible contradicting their very own realistic ideology- all this despite the fact that Marxists should be the ones most grounded in material dialectism. Apologies for the long post but I think by focusing your fight on how to deal with cultural hegemony, your fight will begin producing actual results and the cleaning crew will stop their work and support you (even state tools like cops might). Crossing that barrier means the mobilization that follows doesn’t sound like alien language to whoever it is addressed to i.e THE WORKING CLASS. All the best.
      KW Comrade.

  2. Rakhmetov Reborn August 4, 2012 at 6:51 pm #

    Hi Julian, I have been following your blog for sometime now. It is very encouraging to see an activist on the KW front who has been consistent in the struggle. This post as short as it is, I think best reflects your position (and that of many activists and Marxists) vs reality. Heck, it even reflects the fizzling out of The Occupy Movement and what is also bound to happen to the Quebec Student Protests. The problem seems to be that most Marxists and most anti-capitalist movements skip the most crucial step necessary before any true mass revolution i.e CULTURAL HEGEMONY. Protests will only have backing when the barrier of capitalist cultural hegemony is confronted, false class consciousness will always be there probably among majority of the workers if Marxists don’t confront the issue of cultural hegemony. And as far as revolution goes, forget it, the only thing that can be achieved is a Blanquist takeover of power NOT a mass revolution. So I am saying this as advice to a fellow comrade and to all Marxists, we need to re-evaluate our struggle and remember that protests will forever be graphical anomalies in social cohesion within capitalism and revolutions will be dreams and chimeras completely unattainable unless we start with Cultural Hegemony – it’s what legitimizes capitalism, what gives the cleaning crew you encountered the weltanschauung of the capitalists. Those oppressed by capitalism will only join you when the ruling class is de-legitimized otherwise they have the same outlook as the ruling class even though their material conditions are different. GRAMSCI best described cultural hegemony and how to confront it with PROLETARIAN CULTURE and I am surprised somewhere along the way Marxists of all tendencies forgot those baby steps and began calling for the impossible contradicting their very own realistic ideology- all this despite the fact that Marxists should be the ones most grounded in material dialectism. Apologies for the long post but I think by focusing your fight on how to deal with cultural hegemony, your fight will begin producing actual results and the cleaning crew will stop their work and support you (even state tools like cops might). Crossing that barrier means the mobilization that follows doesn’t sound like alien language to whoever it is addressed to i.e THE WORKING CLASS. All the best.
    KW Comrade.

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