July 22, 2009

Alfredo Maneiro Turning In His Grave

Quico says: The irony in yesterday's thuggish repression in Guayana is bitter. When the government re-nationalized steelmaker SIDOR last year, it made a big show of renaming it the "Siderúrgica del Orinoco Alfredo Maneiro", in memory of the legendary communist guerrilla fighter and Causa R founder who cut his teeth training a new generation of Guayana steelworkers in the tactics of radical labor organizing. Yesterday, though, it was precisely SUTISS - the SIDOR union that Maneiro spent the last 12 years of his life organizing - that found itself under the repression of the revolutionary government.

That high-pitched sound you hear is the noise of Alfredo Maneiro turning in his grave at 17,000 RPM.

Post 44 of 100. Blood boiling.