revolutionary-afrolatino
revolutionary-afrolatino:

Social Service Workers and the Suffocating Grip of Neo-liberal Capitalism Part One: The Foundation

Social service workers in the US are bound to neo-liberal capitalism in ways that hold us back from making a contribution to the worldwide struggle against the conditions imposed on our clients.  Capitalism’s neo-liberal crisis impedes the effectiveness of social service programs and endangers the very existence of them. The profit-squeezing grip of finance and monopoly capital force working class and oppressed people into an ever-growing surplus labor trash heap. 
What good are social work values of dignity and self-determination in the midst of growing austerity, privatization, imperialist war, racist police brutality, and mass surveillance? In two-parts, the historical development of social services is examined to shed light on the role of social service workers in the rapidly changing context of US neo-liberal capitalism.​

Social Service Workers and the Grip of Neo-liberal Capitalism Part Two: Privatization and Austerity’s Path of Destruction

What the profession doesn’t explain is that from Ferguson, MO to Palestine, Black and indigenous life is structurally devalued by the prevailing racist power structure. The devaluation of oppressed people is the most important staple of profit sustenance under the rule of white supremacy and US neo-liberal capitalism.
Social service workers need to step out of the profession’s culture and organize with oppressed people in the streets. While social service institutions see the oppressed as potential ”clients,” a revolutionary movement is built on the organization of the oppressed as the potential grave-diggers of the old system and the architects of the new.

excellent excellent analysis by a comrade of mine

revolutionary-afrolatino:

Social Service Workers and the Suffocating Grip of Neo-liberal Capitalism Part One: The Foundation

Social service workers in the US are bound to neo-liberal capitalism in ways that hold us back from making a contribution to the worldwide struggle against the conditions imposed on our clients.  Capitalism’s neo-liberal crisis impedes the effectiveness of social service programs and endangers the very existence of them. The profit-squeezing grip of finance and monopoly capital force working class and oppressed people into an ever-growing surplus labor trash heap. 

What good are social work values of dignity and self-determination in the midst of growing austerity, privatization, imperialist war, racist police brutality, and mass surveillance? In two-parts, the historical development of social services is examined to shed light on the role of social service workers in the rapidly changing context of US neo-liberal capitalism.​

Social Service Workers and the Grip of Neo-liberal Capitalism Part Two: Privatization and Austerity’s Path of Destruction

What the profession doesn’t explain is that from Ferguson, MO to Palestine, Black and indigenous life is structurally devalued by the prevailing racist power structure. The devaluation of oppressed people is the most important staple of profit sustenance under the rule of white supremacy and US neo-liberal capitalism.

Social service workers need to step out of the profession’s culture and organize with oppressed people in the streets. While social service institutions see the oppressed as potential ”clients,” a revolutionary movement is built on the organization of the oppressed as the potential grave-diggers of the old system and the architects of the new.

excellent excellent analysis by a comrade of mine

xo-enemy

thepunkandthereckless asked:

Why does it matter what race the people are? Shouldn't the only thing that matters is people are dying by the hands of the police and nothing is being done about it? Why does everything have to be about race?

lordbape answered:

Reread your own message. Who is dying by the hands of the police? Black people.. on purpose.. Black people are intentionally being killed by the police… Not “people”.. because this is happening at an institutional level in which specifically Black people are purposefully being killed, arrested and dehumanized by the police because they are Black. It’s really fucking simple, actually.  There’s a pattern— that’s why race matters. We— Black people— are all as en entire race in fucking danger that’s why race matters. Because it ISN’T just happening to “people”… it’s happening to Black people BECAUSE THEY ARE BLACK. It’s not a coincidence.

Why would it not matter that one group of people is intentionally being killed..? They’re being killed by the police BECAUSE THEY ARE BLACK.. LITERALLY. Why would it not be about race if Black people are specifically being targeted to be killed like why wouldn’t that be important… Why do you not want to involve race? Tell me if you see a pattern that would help you understand why it’s about race

It is about race, I’m not “making it about race”. Why don’t you want it to be about race when it already is…?