[Marxism] "Militant" report on Eva Chertov memorial meeting

Lüko Willms lueko.willms at t-online.de
Wed Sep 28 00:44:45 MDT 2011

jay rothermel (jayrothermel at gmail.com) wrote on 2011-09-28 at 01:22:39 in  
about Re: [Marxism] "Militant" report on Eva Chertov memorial meeting:
> Now, as to Cliff Conner's letter, some context was left out.  Why are
> members and supporters of Socialist Action banned from SWP events?  
> decades ago, SA members working in the same aerospace plant as SWPers
> obtained some SWP fraction meeting minutes, and decided it was 
> for factional purposes to share minutes with opponents in the union
> leadership, and with the bosses themselves.  

  Well, this was certainly not a nice thing to do (not knowing the real facts of 
that incident). 

> This was and is a question of principle, not sour grapes or a family 

    If a nasty act of some members of some movement leads to a decision to 
exclude _all_ current _and former_ members of that movement from your 
meetings, then one would really stay horribly alone. One would have to keep 
out everybody who has registered to vote as Democrat or Republican, or who 
has ever been a member of some stalinist party and and and... 

    There is no chance at all to win over a member or former member of 
"Socialist Action" or whatever other group if they are consciuosly excluded 
from every kind of meeting, especially memorial meetings for dead former 
comrades of one's own movement. 

   How pathetic this is. And sad. 

Lüko Willms
Frankfurt, Germany

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