I’ll be on strike on Tuesday and Wednesday this week. I’m sure that the bourgeoisie are making plans to flee the country and that their lackeys in the capitalist press will be uttering their denunciations … but I don’t care.
Actually, I feel duty bound to participate because I’m a member of the union, and the ballot went in favour of a strike. But since the union is possibly the feeblest one in the TUC, has no ideas for how to get money into higher education, is challenging a deal that every other campus union has signed up to already and is most famous for marching under the stirring banner Rectify the Anomaly! , I hold out no hope of success. The BBC has some details on the dispute, as does the Guardian , but most of the newsmedia have so far chosen to ignore the strike completely.
Comrades! To the barricades!