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March against the Condem cuts

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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 07 Dec 2013, 14:24
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Post 04 Mar 2014, 15:26
http://www.unisonnw.org/15MarchLPL

Brothers! Sisters too!

If this march against the cuts doesn’t work, I don’t know what will, perhaps a petition to Dave Cameron signed by the Unison leadership on behalf of their members will make this ideologically driven, Tory-led coalition reverse the cuts!

What do the rest of you think?
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Post 05 Mar 2014, 02:48
Edit: Wrong thread, please delete.
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 04 Aug 2004, 20:49
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Post 05 Mar 2014, 13:24
Simply put: Protests don't work. I've been on many of them for whatever reason, and they haven't changed any kind of policy or practice, however small. They're an excuse to meet with old mates in the centre of London (in this case Liverpool) and not look out of place with a red flag. That's all.
Oh, and you meet people like this:

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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 21 Dec 2004, 23:53
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Post 06 Mar 2014, 00:44
Kirvo and I actually met that guy at an anti war march in DC. He's with the sparts iirc. Small world.

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Protests don't work. [..] They're an excuse to meet with old mates


And I argue that not feeling alone and helpless is a rather important step to take in being empowered.
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Post 06 Mar 2014, 10:59
The state of the movement means that can only be possible if bumpkins are shipped in from the provinces to bulk numbers up (like me whenever I go to a protest anywhere), otherwise it's back to being politically isolated when one goes home at night. Continue going to them if you want more email addresses and phone numbers, but I simply don't think that's enough. Anyway, government spies are quite numerous in protests and far-left parties.
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Post 08 Mar 2014, 22:25
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A Trotsky?

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And I argue that not feeling alone and helpless is a rather important step to take in being empowered.

Indeed, protests are important for socialization. You can keep in touch with those who only come to protests, and meet potential new members. And it helps to estimate the strength of your organization. Some organizations have a lot of members, but are unable to mobilize.
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Post 09 Mar 2014, 21:16
Erichs_Pastry_Chef wrote:
Anyway, government spies are quite numerous in protests and far-left parties.



Really? You have evidence to cite for that?

I would have thought that after the Cold War, far-left parties would have ceased to be of much interest to the secret services. Also, even if it's true, focussing to much on it and the paranoia it leads to could lead to more damage than the spies themselves.
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