Sunday, 30 January, 2022 — the bellows
That recent working class anti-vaccine mandate protests have been met with either silence or derision from the Left speaks volumes about their allegiances.
by Edwin Aponte
Photo by Leila Mechoui
If you consider yourself on the political Left, you might be forgiven for not knowing very much about the many acts of worker resistance against the COVID-19 vaccination mandates that have taken place all around the world over the last year. This is because the professional Left media and activist class—while happy to cover traditional strike action over union contract disputes, such as with last year’s John Deere Company and the more recent Kroger strike in the United States—have completely ignored comparable labor struggles undertaken by working people over an issue which defies contemporary cultural associations; leaping over most racial, gender, and social divisions.