While we prepare to participate in the Northern/Southern California March 4th Coordinating Committee meetings tomorrow, let’s examine a strike of students and workers that happened a few years back at UC Santa Cruz.
Participants should recall the struggle that went down in the process of building for the strike: struggle amongst various Left tendencies, struggle with union bureaucracies, and struggle with student organizations to participate in the strike effort. The results are clear in the short film Estamos Aqui.
What March 4th will look like is not yet clear. Organizing efforts have been happening in Oakland, and folks in San Francisco are preparing as well . . . Meanwhile organizers in LA are taking steps towards establishing March 4th Committees. It’s becoming clear that a strong left wing tendency has potential to emerge as March 4th organizers and organizations are recomposed. Let’s keep it moving.