1NameName of ProfessorSubjectDate Most people would not allow themselves to be subjected to abuse and maltreatment bythose in power. Even the most helpless man can bring about change if he unites with his fellowvictimized citizens. Self-help was a movement by workers to unionize and revolt against their bosses due totheir abusive work practices. It started after the First World War and was catalyzed by the 5-daygeneral strike organized by the Industrial Workers of the World in Seattle, Washington. Theproletariat or working class that gains class consciousness will be able to overpower thebourgeoisie or the owners, as coined by Karl Marx in his idea of communism. Since the firstprotests were non-violent, authorities and lobbyists had no valid, justified nor legal reason toforce the workers to stop. Hundreds of thousands more workers got together to protest thecruelties in the capitalist system. By refusing to work, no products may be made, and no productscould be sold nor bought therefore countering capitalism.