[Marxism] Socialists Unite: Statement from Workers World Party & FIST

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Fri Jul 9 09:25:19 MDT 2010


DW wrote:
> The meeting was run by PSL but...open to anyone with pre-arranged speakers
> from...members of WWP and other groups who united around this action. It was
> a model for united front type actions and PSL's unsectarian stance accounted
> for this. Everyone without exception was able to speak, make proposals, etc.
> The WWP has a leading supporter in the ILWU which certainly helps smooth
> over differences. Additionally, everyone was encouraged to participate in
> security and the left, and community groups and unions came together to
> bring about a very succesful event.

Well, this is good news but it has little to do with the matter at 
hand, which was expressed in this call from the WWP:

> Socialists across the world need to unite. The need for such unity is all the more urgent here in the U.S.,
> because the capitalist system here remains at the center of world imperialism. A socialist front of
> organizations, parties and individuals -- whose agreement on fundamental questions outweighs
> whatever differences they might have – could greatly advance the work of revolutionaries on many levels.

"A socialist front of organizations, parties and individuals" is 
not a united front of the kind involving the Bay Area action, or 
the antiwar movement of the 1960s. It is much more related to 
efforts like the Socialist Alliance that are not likely to occur 
in the USA for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is the 
  WWP call for a "a defense of revolutionary governments like Cuba 
and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea." This would 
obviously exclude the largest and most important group on the 
left, the ISO.




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