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Soviet cogitations: 172
Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 28 Feb 2012, 16:12
Ideology: Left Communism
Post 14 Apr 2012, 14:54
No 14 wrote:
If it's that easy, then I don't understand why no-one's done it yet.

'Cause there's not much in the way of active Hard Left movements with a sizable membership?
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 21 Dec 2004, 23:53
Ideology: Marxism-Leninism
Post 18 Apr 2012, 04:39
Whitten wrote:
They don't have to be socialists, the first step is workers' representation, followed by independent workers' representation. If you insist on political purity at this stage then your doing it wrong, the candidates I'm suggesting would be running on programmes of representing workers not bankers, with pro-worker reforms. Hell even a "Send a 99%er to Congress" campaign would be a big step forward.

Union bureaucracies tend to be conservative and avoid decisive action when ever possible, but this has to take place along side a campaign for union democratisation, putting forward the demand for unions to change their political strategy certainly seems like less of a mountain than running no-hoper candidates for President/Congress/school board.

The merger of the AFL and the CIO in the middle of the 20th century heralded in decades of "pro" labour candidates. It would be silly to state this gave way to the fall of the Old Left and the rise of the New Left but having union's part of the "establishment" certainly screwed them over.

Whitten wrote:
The union movement already pays the bill.

Traditionally the unions won't get involved in primaries; however, that has been changing slowly over the past decade.

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