After the occupiers called for declarations of solidarity from unions and others, Liverpool IWW have stepped forward.
The Liverpool members of the Industrial Workers of the World union would like to extend our solidarity to the Love Activists, who are currently occupying the former Bank of England site on Castle Street. By providing free food and shelter to some of the city’s growing numbers of homeless people, they have highlighted an aching social need for free access to basic services. By inviting Labour Mayor Joe Anderson to talks – a plea he has refused to acknowledge in person – they have demonstrated the fact that the capitalist class holds the the working class in total contempt.
And the people of Liverpool – a city with a great history of class struggle and class conciousness – support them. Despite the Labour-friendly Liverpool Echo and other media moaning about some imagined affect on local business and alleged damage to the building, 52.5% of respondents to an Echo poll voted…
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