Oh what a glorious day.
What would happen if the Trump administration really were to deport millions of undocumented workers from the US? Milwaukee, Wisconsin got a brief taste of that on Monday, the #DayWithoutLatinos. More than ten thousand people went on strike.
The sun was shining and the streets of Milwaukee, on the frigid shores of Lake Michigan, were full of demonstrators. More than 150 businesses shut their doors on Monday as part of the #DayWithoutLatinos. The Wisconsin non-profit Voces de la Frontera organized the protest together with Muslim and anti-racist organizations. Undocumented immigrants play an enormous role in Wisconsin’s economy, especially in the state’s dairy industry.
Read the rest of this story written by Wladek Flakin and published on Left Voice HERE
This is so true: The Milwaukee protest shows part of the way forward for the resistance against Trump: Workers withdrawing their labor power and collectively shutting down the economy. The left and the workers’ movement – including all the immigrant workers – needs to urgently discuss how we can advance towards a general strike across the country.
Note: We hope that actions such as these spread. We have already read about what is happening in the fields with no one to pick the vegetables.