Why I don't think Seattle is a flash in the pan.
alanb at SPAMelf.brisnet.org.au
Wed Dec 8 05:47:25 MST 1999
I don't think that Seattle will prove to be a one-off incident. I think it
is part of a pattern that has been emerging over the last few years.
The movement in favour of East Timorese independence in 1999.
The movement against the French nuclear tests in 1995.
and perhaps: The European (left) anti-EU movement.
The characteristics of these movements, that they share with Seattle, are
that they tend to cross a broad political spectrum, and international
boundaries, are hugely politically unclear, and, to some extent, are able
to be coopted by Imperialism. (The anti-EU movement may be an exception -
I don't know much about them.)
IMHO, they all represent some kind of primitive internationalism, and
embryonic stirring of working class consciousness.
alanb at elf.brisnet.org.au
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