ACTION REPORT: Sept 3 Mass Picke (fwd)

Louis N Proyect lnp3 at
Fri Sep 15 13:35:30 MDT 1995

Marc, I apologize. I was just making that stuff up about "Spark". I
didn't realize there really was something called "Spark". Welcome to the
list, by the way.


On Fri, 15 Sep 1995, Marc Luzietti wrote:

> On Mon, 11 Sep 1995, Louis N Proyect wrote:
> > Louis: Bryan A. Alexander's post below contains just the type of information
> > that needs to be included in our own version of "Iskra". Let us think of an
> > appropriate name for such a newspaper. One ultraleft, sectarian outfit, whose
> > name I can't recall (I'm getting old) actually call their newspaper "Spark";
> > at least they have the intelligence not to call it "Iskra".
> Hey, Spark ain't sectarian, at least not the branch I *was* in. We were
> always willing to work with anyone, and we were foridden to speak ill of
> other organizations (not that we didn't). And they actually have led a
> couple of strikes to victory in the Detroit area. Of course, you are
> probably familiar with the NY branch, which is little more than a gang of
> thugs that has been allowed to remain in the group so that Spark could
> have a NY presence.
> > Here's a challenge to List members. What would be a good name for a
> > socialist weekly in the U.S. (or your own country, for that matter)? I
> > know Scott already has a name for such a newspaper: "Daily World". But
> > for the rest of us ragtag petty-bourgeois elements, what would our
> > newspaper be called?
> >
> > I like the "Liberator" myself. Ties to Douglass, without all the
> > Marxist-Leninese connotations. What sayest thou?
> I've always thought something with the word "Haymarket" in it would be
> nice, but then, I'm from Chicago. "Liberator" is a great name howver. We
> could call ourselves the workers' liberation movement. "Workers' Lib! Rah!"
> etc.
> Marcus
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