[Fwd: post S26 (Jim O'Connor)]

Carrol Cox cbcox at SPAMilstu.edu
Tue Oct 10 19:35:15 MDT 2000

Yoshie Furuhashi wrote:

> I do not know if O'Connor's proposal is a viable one.

I think the answer *now* to this question is, no his proposal is probably not
viable at this time. That is, among other things, an index to the weakness of the
marxist and anti-imperialist forces in the United States. But mass reformist
movements, and that is what the S26 or anti-globalism movement is at the present
time, lose their momentum and dribble away (which is what the Unions and Big
Green organizations Jim mentions hope) unless at some point they take on a
specifically anti-imperialist (and, incidentally, anti-racist) edge, and that can
only come from marxist elements within those movements.

Jim is in effect saying that the future of the anti-globalism movement depends on
the creation of a revolutionary socialist party in the U.S. at some point in the
not too distant future. The "small number of anarchists, socialists, and assorted
radicals" noted by Yoshie cannot quite bring off what is needed.

So far there has been no response to O'Connor's post on crashlist, to which I
also fwd it. That might be of interest. Neither has there been any response to it
on LBO, where Jim originally posted it.


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