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  •  Maybe not the IWW, although I agree that (0+ / 0-)

    we need to seriously consider a real party representing the needs and interests of the workers, the poor and the politically disenfranchised (in the sense of their being no party to represent them and their interests); one of the problems with the IWW was their rejection of forming permanent structures and organisations, we need something that is deliberate and longer lasting.

    No society can surely be flourishing and happy, of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable (Adam Smith, 1776, I, p. 96).

    by NY brit expat on Wed Jun 09, 2010 at 09:58:02 AM PDT

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    •  Kind of goes with being anarchist. (1+ / 0-)
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      one of the problems with the IWW was their rejection of forming permanent structures and organisations,

      "Capitalism is irresponsibility organized into a system." -- Emil Brunner

      by goinsouth on Wed Jun 09, 2010 at 12:49:24 PM PDT

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      •  yep ... we probably need permanent (0+ / 0-)

        structures to fight now ... love the wobblies, but we need to think about the tactics and structures to fight back.

        No society can surely be flourishing and happy, of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable (Adam Smith, 1776, I, p. 96).

        by NY brit expat on Wed Jun 09, 2010 at 01:00:19 PM PDT

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