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Twitter Users Share the Most Inspiring Stories of International Solidarity

By Petr Knava | Social Media | September 22, 2021 |

By Petr Knava | Social Media | September 22, 2021 |


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International solidarity is a beautiful thing. Just the most beautiful thing. In the history of the struggles of the oppressed against their oppressors, solidarity extended and expressed across the boundaries of the nation state has been one of the most vital tools that people have been able to wield. Where the elites that rule us and the systems that bind us would have neoliberal atomisation and cultish individualism be the order of the day, solidarity acts as a glorious repudiation. Solidarity is the most powerful tool we have against the ruling classes. And international solidarity? It just doesn’t get any better than that, does it? To say ‘To hell with artificial barriers, an injury to one is an injury to all!’ Plug that sh*t straight into my veins. Twitter user Kai Heron had this on his mind the other day when he asked what examples of international solidarity people found most inspiring.

A few years back I wrote about Nae Pasaran, the documentary made about the Scottish workers of East Kilbride who refused to service the engines that would be used as weapons of Pinochet’s repressive coup. That’s an example that certainly belongs on the list. Twitter users shared some other touching moments:

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Petr is a staff contributor. You can follow him on Twitter.



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