[Marxism] Leftists, Wisconsin and OWS

Kenneth Morgan kenmor1968 at gmail.com
Sun Jun 10 10:09:51 MDT 2012


On Sat, Jun 9, 2012 at 5:14 PM, <audradavid at aol.com> wrote:

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> "The following exchange took place between Pham Binh and myself on the
> listserv of the Occupy Wall Street Labor Outreach Committee"
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> Pham Binh
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> "I was told there was no push by socialists for a general strike in
> Wisconsin. No one set a date, came up with aplan of action (everyone use
> one sick day on day XX), issued a slogan ("a day without union workers,"
> for example), or created an all-embracing, inclusive popular body (like a
> General Assembly) that could make something like that happen.
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> Are we going to blame Democratic politicians and union leaders for that?
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> Contrast Wisconsin to Occupy Oakland's general strike call for Nov. 2.
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> When are we going to get it through our heads that "calling" for things
> and putting forward the "correct line" isn't going to do a damn thing in
> the real world? The Dem. politicians were able to derail the occupation
> only because the left failed to do its job. We had the chance to lead,
> didn't, and got a failed recall when someone else decided to seize the
> initiative."

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>From the Book of Genesis: "And it came to pass, on the 6th day, God did
createth the keyboard so Pham Binh could criticize.

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