The Spark

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.” — Karl Marx

Terror on the docks

Aug 26, 2002

Tom Ridge, the Homeland Security czar, threatened Steve Stallone, union leader of the West coast longshore workers. Pretending that terrorists could take advantage of any disruption on the docks – whether from a strike or a lockout – he threatened to bring in troops against the workers.

The Bush administration has also sponsored legislation to monitor, that is, spy on dockworkers, pretending they might be terrorists in disguise.

That's terrorism all right – threatened by the state – in the service of the bosses against the working class.