[Marxism] pandering to the Assad-enablers

Andrew Pollack acpollack2 at gmail.com
Mon Apr 24 10:56:07 MDT 2017


Featured prominently on today's Socialist Worker (US) website is this great
speech on Leninism by Paul Le Blanc:
https://socialistworker.org/2017/04/24/how-is-leninism-relevant-today

Unfortunately, the speech was delivered at the Russian Revolution
centennial conference of Counterfire, the group behind the Assad-enabling
Stop the War Coalition.

I would hardly characterize apologetics for genocide as being within the
Leninist tradition.

We spend a lot of time on social media debating whether to try to stop
reactionary speakers from presenting their views (a tactic I'm against); we
also need to be discussing when revolutionaries should tell
counterrevolutionaries where to stick their conference speaking invitations.



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