Crisis and Consciousness: Reflections and Lessons from March 4th

April 18, 2010 at 1:39 pm (Student Occupations) (, )

From Advance the Struggle

I. Introduction

Spirit is indeed never at rest but always engaged in moving forward. But just as the first breath drawn by a child after its long, quiet nourishment breaks the gradualness of merely quantitative growth – there is a qualitative leap, and the child is born. –Hegel

March 4th provides us with a snapshot into the strategic and theoretical frameworks used by the Left to understand, develop and radicalize consciousness; we begin to see patterns emerge as this consciousness is translated into working class action, and we begin to ask ourselves what is needed to learn from these actions and begin developing a revolutionary consciousness and practice to address the ongoing crisis of capital.

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1 Comment

  1. Socialist Organizer said,

    Here is a response to the AS piece by Socialist Organizer, “Lessons of March 4: A Marxist Analysis”:

    http://www2.socialistorganizer.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=384&Itemid=1

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