LABOR PARTY (fwd)
spoons at jefferson.village.Virginia.EDU
Sun May 19 05:18:08 MDT 1996
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Date: 19 May 96 03:10:50 EDT
From: neil <74742.1651 at CompuServe.COM>
To: Marxism list-e-mail <marxism at jefferson.village.virginia.edu>
Cc: jack and sarah ailey <73613.516 at CompuServe.COM>,
"J.S.Daborn" <J.S.Daborn at Sheffield.ac.UK>, Mauro <Mauro.jr at iol.it>,
curtis price <cansv at igc.apc.org>
Subject: LABOR PARTY
The organizational structures of the LPA Party are weighted so that votes of
union officials "delegations" will count 20X or more than LPA chapter
individuals or at large members.
This will insure that the AFL/CIO union apparatuses who bankroll this outfit
be able to keep control of things lock stock and barrel. At laest this may
hegemony as long as the level of class struggle is low level and passive ,
situations the AFL and LPA with their panaceas in impotent boycotts and
bourgeois election mystifications want to maintain.
THe AFL/CIOs Sweeney stated a few months back that he is constantly kept
abreast of developements to build LPA and is satisfied. Now this coming from
the chieftain of the labor-lieutenant force who has already given over to the
Democrats near $40 million this year so far. No wonder some forces are wondering
whether this LPA party is not just another ploy to keep workers thinking
they can trust the AF of Hell-- and not organize their own battles against the
capitalists and the state which is the real urgent task of this period of huge
anti-workers offensive .
Beating back This offensive of capital needs the unity in mass actions by
union and non-union workers , employed and unemployed workers. Marxist workers
and activists can play a key role in this too.
The LPA scheme seek s to hold the actual future mass motions back
and help derail them.
The AFL/CIO bankrolls this operation and he/she that pays the pipers, calls the
If you want to look at the road these tunes lead too, look at Caterpillar,
Pittston, hormel, Phelps Dodge, Patco, GM Van nuys, Flint, etc. et al.
This does not change when lifetime hack-Donkeys for the DP need to put on a
"labor" party mask.
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