Labor Organizer Murdered by Fucking Cowards

I can’t keep my anger quiet and polite. This really fucking rankles me.

To have to commit murder to advance your politics and your economics is an utter condemnation of both. Your “invisible hand” crumbles to dust the second a “great organizer” turns his eyes on you. Focuses his reason and his principles on helping the people you crush to make a few extra cents per day per person. So you had better kill this man. Better make him suffer. Otherwise your way of life is sand. Your corruption and your greed are fond memories. (Lindsay):

Yet police are investigating the death as a common crime, or an internal union power struggle.

From the AFL-CIO blog:

In a statement on its website, FLOC says:

Since our breakthrough agreement in North Carolina in 2004, FLOC has had to battle against anti-union hostility in the South’s “right-to-work” environment. We have put up with constant attacks in both the U.S. and Mexico—including having our office burglarized and broken into several times and a number of other attempted break-ins. Now the attacks have come to this.

When you resort to violence, you throw away every fucking ounce of credibility you once held. The hostility against Unions is dripping with fear, ignorance, greed, and pure vile hatred.

I don’t know what message you wanted to send, but all you’ve done is make a brave man known to more people, and raised his cause higher in our consciousness.

Cruz, 29, who worked for FLOC for more than four years in the United States, had headed up the Monterrey office for less than a month, says Leticia Zavala, a FLOC organizer.

He was full of life, a great organizer. He had just gotten close to the church. He had become a born-again Christian only some months ago and he was looking for a new life.

My prayers and thoughts go out to his family and his friends.

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One Response

  1. A heartbreaking and infuriating story; a perfect post about it. I feel your anger and that’s exactly how this murder should affect us.

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