[Marxism] Antiwar demonstration in Washington

Eli Stephens elishastephens at hotmail.com
Sun Sep 25 18:42:28 MDT 2005


Adam wrote:

"Much as I usually value Eli's contributions, I don't think there's much
point in harping over the misnaming of "TION." It's a mistake, so what?"

The only reason I mentioned it, and the reason it caught my attention, is 
that it illustrates (in my opinion) Louis' contempt for the forces that do 
exist. Spelling this the same way twice (by the way, I still don't know, or 
care for that matter, what group Louis was trying to refer to) was no typo, 
it was contempt, as is his refusal, on more than one occasion, to remember 
that the "ex-WWP'ers" who are now (and were before) part of the central 
leadership of ANSWER are organized in a party called the Party for Socialism 
and Liberation. Perhaps Louis doesn't think it worth remembering or caring 
about every force on the left who forms a tiny party, group, or sect if you 
prefer that term. But the group which has been in the forefront of 
organizing many if not most of the largest demonstrations in the last 
decade, whatever you think of their strategy and tactics, at least deserves 
to be acknowledged. I remember a few years ago, back in the time of the 
Elian Gonzalez struggle, when Gloria LaRiva, who is part of that leadership, 
addressed the May Day crowd in Havana of more than a million people. Is 
there anyone here who can say the same? Louis?

Eli Stephens
  Left I on the News
  http://lefti.blogspot.com






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