Bonomo, Thomas A.
February 1987
Humanity & Society;Feb87, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p12
Academic Journal
This paper arises out of my profound sense of concern for the plight of the masses in contemporary society, particularly the degradation which the American working class is now experiencing. I am at the same time saddened and amazed that hard fought labor demands are being conceded by workers at an alarming rate while government is increasingly oriented to corporate interests rather than the needs of the masses. Considering the plight of typical Americans, I am startled by the fact that there is not more resistance and opposition to .state and business sponsored degradation policies. Resistance oriented working class organization do exist in the United States today in far greater numbers than in any other period of recent history; as this paper will document, they seek to bring their demands into the arena of class struggle. It is the larger purpose of this paper to examine these movements within the context of international political economy. I believe that the organizations mentioned in this paper as well as numerous other ones provide the beginnings of a realistic alternative to mainstream political/economic policies. It is my hope that this paper will sensitize the reader towards these groups and the larger social context.


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