We are recommending this short zine written by our friends, which is a brief analysis of the fast food industry from an intersectional lense. We at the Wingnut have been involved locally with the Fight for $15 Fast Food Workers movement. We support workers because a)some of us are fast food workers or other low paid workers, b) not supporting workers would get us no closer to social change, and c) we have to build movements to have movements, and create relationships with people to build the community that is necessary to transform the world.
But at the end of the day, we are anti-capitalists. Not all of us are vegan, but the environmental impacts, health impacts, animal suffering, exploitation of low income people of color and more mean that the Fast Food Industry is a major negative impact on our communities. Improving the working conditions and raising wages is something that all industries need and all workers deserve. However, the Fast Food Industry is specifically so rotten, so toxic, that changes to labor will never be enough.
We will continue to support the Fight for $15 and other worker’s movements, but we will also always keep the bigger picture in mind. Low wages and bad working conditions are just a symptom of the rotten exploitative attitude of the fast food industry. We need to attack the roots.
Check out the zine, read more about it, and help us create a vision for a world without Fast Food, and where our communities are healthy and sustainable!
WARZONE DISTRO/The Feral Space