Building a broad mass movement

Walter Lippmann walterlx at
Sat Jan 4 13:00:09 MST 2003

The fact that one could ask this question
in this manner shows the absence of a
strategy to build a broad mobilization of
public opinion. What's needed is a broad,
united-front type of coalition focusing on
opposition to an invasion of Iraq, and
which can engage the kinds of forces
necessary to affect government policy.

If speakers are excluded based on their
positions on other matters, however key
the organizers might consider such other
matters, a mass movement cannot be
created, sustained and expanded.

Walter Lippmann

----- Original Message -----
From: "David Schanoes" <dmsch at>
To: <marxism at>
Sent: Saturday, January 04, 2003 10:53 AM
Subject: Re: current list of speakers for January 18

Question: Is it appropriate to allow speakers from:

1. Religious institutions engaged in the sanctioning
and masking of rape and child molestation?

2. Representatives of the 2 established parties
responsible for maintaining the state apparatus?

3. Former chief law enforcement officers of the
bourgeois order?

Just asking.
> - Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney
> - Bishop Thomas Gumbleton, Auxiliary Bishop, Catholic
> Archdiocese of Detroit
> - Ramsey Clark, former U.S. attorney general
> - Mike Farrell, actor
> - Elizabeth McAlister, Jonah House
> - Mahdi Bray, Executive Director, Muslim American Society

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