[Marxism] Mike Alewitz on Bernie Sanders

Andrew Pollack acpollack2 at gmail.com
Fri Feb 5 12:45:44 MST 2016


By "shunning" I wasn't suggesting that united front actions were
impermissible with them. Granted, I didn't define who, how and when to shun
them.
What I meant was that on the level of political analysis, we have the duty
to tell Socialist Action to stop supporting genocidal maniacs, and to
educate potential recruits to SA about their bankruptcy. And to open a
dialogue about what a principled antiwar/solidarity movement could look
like.

On Fri, Feb 5, 2016 at 2:39 PM, Louis Proyect <lnp3 at panix.com> wrote:

> On 2/5/16 2:31 PM, Andrew Pollack via Marxism wrote:
>
>> Good for Mike A.!
>> Both in general, and for this in particular:
>> "... those who support, directly or indirectly, butchers like Assad and
>> Putin should be shunned."
>> (This would mean, by the way, shunning Socialist Action... )
>> See his book at:
>>
>> http://www.amazon.com/Insurgent-Images-Agitprop-Murals-Alewitz/dp/1583670343
>>
>
> Shunning is problematic.
>
> I don't think that Syria can be a litmus test for left unity even though
> the positions adopted, for example, by the Alan Woods sect are ghastly.
>
> For example, if there was a protest against fascists in Britain, you can
> expect this sect, CounterFire, and other pro-Russian leftists to be
> involved in the organizing. It, of course, is their contradiction that the
> fascists are likely to agree more with Alan Woods than with them on Putin.
>



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