[Marxism] Left Forum 2012

aaron s. amaral amaral1871 at gmail.com
Tue Mar 20 08:36:36 MDT 2012


Louis,

The fact that you are ignorant about Bloombergiville, its players, or its
importance in cohering a united front  - many of whose actors were central
to OWS  - shows a serious gap in your knowledge.

I would also add that the very successful (and in many ways  - up until
then - unique) mobilization in mid-May last year of about 20,000 people -
with UFT support being central - which took over lower manhattan including
wall street, showed the possibilities of OWS...

The narrative that OWS intervened from out of the blue to shake the
conservative Unions and the left from their bureaucratic/democratic
centralist torpor is much loved by a group of anarchists at OWS, but truly
ahistorical.

-aaron



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