[Marxism] WWP does it again

Eli Stephens elishastephens at hotmail.com
Thu Oct 6 12:20:48 MDT 2005

Louis: "The left in the USA has to be united around the defense of 
Venezuela, just as it should be around Iraq. When a single group arrogates 
to itself the right to launch an initiative without the participation of 
other left groups that are pro-Chavez..."

Funny, I wasn't aware that "Danny Glover, U.S. Rep. Jose Serrano, Ramsey 
Clark, Noam Chomsky, Bishop Thomas Gumbleton, Howard Zinn, Rev. Lucius 
Walker, Padre Luis Barrios, Peter Coyote, Marcia Campos, August Mintz, James 
Cockcroft, James Petras and the Alberto Lovera Bolivarian Circle" were 
members of the WWP.

The left in the USA certainly SHOULD be united around the defense of 
Venezuela. And any part of the left is surely welcome to endorse this event 
and build it as if it were its own. The literature 
(<http://www.venezuelanov8.org/lit.shtml>) doesn't even mention the IAC OR 
the WWP. The sectarian in this instance, Louis, is you, for instantly 
adopting such a hostile attitude towards an event you should be embracing 

The idea that every event that occurs has to come out of some grand united 
front meeting of the left deciding what to do next is a recipe for 
paralysis. YOU, or any number of left groups based in New York, could have 
called for a "meeting to plan the meeting" at any time; you (and they) 
didn't. Check out the last national meeting of UfPJ for an example of such a 
recipe in action (sorry, make that "inaction").

Eli Stephens
  Left I on the News

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