[Marxism] Day of action today

A.R. G amithrgupta at gmail.com
Sat Jan 25 12:16:19 MST 2020


Code Pink is small and mostly about grabbing attention.

ANSWER has essentially no social base. It simply organizes the protests and
people with no affiliation to the organizers beyond abstract political
agreement show up without knowing who or what ANSWER is.

On Sat, Jan 25, 2020, 12:14 PM Tristan Sloughter via Marxism <
marxism at lists.csbs.utah.edu> wrote:

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> > From where I am, it appears that ANSWER
> > https://www.answercoalition.org/ <https://www.answercoalition.org/> and
> > CodePink https://www.codepink.org/ <https://www.codepink.org/> are two
> > of the organizations that have some authority in this movement.
>
> Exactly why it is hard for me to feel right engaging. While the DSA has a
> number of members with problematic and ANSWER-ish politics, overall we do
> not and with the size and reach of DSA today I hope it is not long before
> ANSWER is pushed out from the role of calling every protest and littering
> them with their signs.
>
> But it will take a decision on the DSA's part to make this happen. Which
> means getting people in the national anti-war committee who think this is a
> necessary task.
>
> Wish I could say that was going to be the case any time soon.
>
> Tristan
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