[Marxism] Good news! UFPJ also calls antiwar protest for DCSeptember 24.
dwalters at marxists.org
Mon May 23 20:22:50 MDT 2005
The point is that they were all in negotiations when UFPJ found out
'the other guys' went ahead and started securing a permit in DC. *Poof*
there went the unity talks.
I envision what's going on now what would of happened had the SWP not
become a dominant force in the late 60s anti-war movement: UFPJ went on
to demobilize everyone for an election of "not even" a pro-war
democrat. I wish history *would* repeat itself.
I think it's a bad thing, not a good thing, that there be a repeat of
what happened in NY. A united demonstration is so obviously better. I
think the old ANSWER/IAC access has an ultra-left view, but only
*tactically*. They tried, years ago, to ride out anyone who wouldn't
make the issue of Palestine the key slogan in the anti-war movement.
They failed. However, they also backpeddled, and never made it a point
of principal that they wouldn't build united demonstrations with those
that disagreed with this approach later. I think strategically they are
more sound, in this way, than UFPJ that simply won't allow any
addressing of the Palestinian issue *based on ending the occupation*.
In this sense, I think UFPJ, combined with their ABB stance last year
is *strategically* sectarian when they could be a unifying force. I
think this was USLAWs aim. It didn't work, alas.
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