Forwarded from Dave Walters on the SWP's history

Macdonald Stainsby mstainsby at
Tue Jan 2 10:33:05 MST 2001

> Jack saw, correctly, that the turn was going to be used against Gay
> activists in the party, feminists, and so on. That it was workerism in the
> worst possible context.

I have seen this term, "workerism" several times and would like someone to explain
what it means as succinctly as possible. Evidently, as positive a connotation it
would seem to have, it appears to be a negative phenomenon... would it have a
similarity to the negativity embodied in the narrow application of economic


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