fly·ing pick·et [flahy-ing pik-it]
- A picket traveling from place to place to support local pickets, where needed, during any strike; the purpose is to combat all forms of class betrayal or collaboration by preventing scabs from crossing picket lines.
- Any means of extending solidarity or mutual aid to other working class people engaged in struggle; e.g. supporting an anti-eviction action, showing solidarity in helping homeless people defend a tent city, or preventing the privatization of “the commons.”
- It is based on the principle of working class solidarity that transcends all sectoral differences, regions and national borders; where all working class people see each other as equals (and in this process break down the divisions of racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, nationalism, religion and all the ignorance-based oppressions that alienate human-from-human and humans from nature); that promotes direct action, the raising of class consciousness, and internationalism; which confirms that the liberation of working people will be the task of the workers themselves; finally, that the working class — through its self-negation — is the only revolutionary force capable of creating a classless society.
- The activities of a Flying Picket can best be summed up by this metaphor: Where we see the fire of class antagonism, we bring gasoline.