The fight-backs in Europe that is currently being led by French workers portends the same battles here in the US. Unlike capitalist who are organized globally, there has been little effort to organize workers globally. As a consequence workers are being picked off one nation at a time: Iceland, Latvia, Greece, Portugal, England, and France. If the French workers cannot stop the spread of capitalism's worker killing virus there, it will be spreading to the US in the near future--probably right after the November elections.
I thoroughly disagree with this comment by the author:
ELECTIONS WILL MAKE DIFFERENCEThe author is clearly a capitalist liberal. As such he believes in a kinder, gentler capitalism--a cruel hoax, an oxymoron. The Republican and Democratic parties in the US function exactly like "good cops and bad cops"--they both want to hang you.
In the US, the intensity of the Austerity-For-Workers program will
depend partially on the size of Republican gains in the November 2 mid-term elections. More seats going Republican—particularly the loss of
the House—means more momentum for attacking working families'
social safety net.