The American Party of Labor wishes a happy end of the year to all the working class and oppressed people in the United States and around the world, and a happy celebration of all religious and secular holidays marked at this time of year. At the end of this tumultuous year of struggle, we bring attention to those who have lost their lives to the virus and whose families, friends, and co-workers all feel the profound void in their celebrations left by those lost to government mismanagement, for-profit healthcare, and indifferent corporate legislation. We offer our solidarity too to those workers who continue to work and are offered no break during “peak season” where the ruling and middle classes rely on the working class to deliver their items, cook their food, and otherwise furnish the holiday.
At the turning of this year, though, we also remember the tremendous struggles and victories achieved this year across the country during the George Floyd movement. As many face financial destitution and government inaction this holiday season, and worry about the security of their work, let those struggles and victories be an example for how to create a society in which the lives of workers are the chief concern, and human life and creativity are valued above corporate profit and presidential prestige.
This new year, let’s continue our movement for justice against barbaric pandemic capitalism!