[Fwd: 'International Socialist' betrayal of Prague protest]]

Xxxx Xxxxxx xxxxxxx at xxxxxx.xx
Sat Oct 7 02:59:07 MDT 2000




Xxxx Xxxxxx wrote:

> This report is being distributed around various lists. Does anyone have
> any information to confirm or deny?
>
> Joe Black wrote:
>
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> >       'International Socialist' betrayal of Prague protest
> >
> > We've just had a suspicion confirmed by the 'Weekly Worker' about
> > the behaviour of the International Socialists in Prague.  From
> > talking to individual members it has seemed that for some reason
> > instead of ending up in the Pink sector (for which they had
> > put themselves down) they somehow ended up behind 'Ya Basta'
> > in the yellow sector.  As they were at the front of the march
> > this should have been impossible. It turns out they deliberately
> > entered the wrong sector because they refused to accept the
> > agreed plan to split the march in three. The article revealing this
> > (from a rival Leninist group that agreed with their decision) is
> > at http://www.cpgb.org.uk/worker/353/pragues26.html
> >
> > In addition the IS lied about the numbers they were
> > bringing to Prague. The day before they claimed they said they
> > would contribute 2,500 to the Pink section - since then their
> > own press has reported 1,000 in their delegation.  This would
> > have left the Pink block seriously under strength in any
> > case.
> >
> > This had very serious repercussions on the day, one
> > gate in the Pink sector was never covered.  In the Blue
> > sector where the anarchists were concentrated this
> > meant that at the height of a battle with hundreds of
> > riot police, a water cannon and two APC's we were forced
> > to send 300 people on a 2km hike to attempt to close this
> > gate.  Shortly after they left a police charge broke
> > our lines leading to arrests and injuries.
> >
> > In the event the 'International Socialists' and other
> > Leninists who undertook the act of sabotage with them
> > were stuck doing nothing behind the bridge.  The
> > tiny number of anarchists who marched around to cover
> > their gate on the other hand, took the police by surprise
> > and broke through to the conference centre until
> > driven back by hundreds of riot police.
> >
> > The disgraceful behaviour of the 'International Socialists'
> > who go by a variety of initials in different countries (SWP,
> > ISO, IS etc) should be kept in mind in the future.  They
> > are not to be trusted
> >
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