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    goinsouth, NY brit expat

    We've been doing this anti-capitalist for many months, long before Scott Walker was elected governor of Wisconsin.  So it was natural when this matter came along we'd talk about it, just as we've spoken of other situations where labor and working people are in conflict with capital, eg the struggle of the Immokalee farmworkers for a living wage.  Or are you saying that because we are anti-capitalists, therefore we don't have the right to voice our opinions when the pro-capitalists, people like Scott Walker and the Kochs, and engaged in their most vile depredations?  Moreover, it wasn't us, but the Madison based South Central Labor Council that was speaking publicly about calling a general strike.  We just noticed that a whole lot of people around here were unfamiliar with what a general strike is, how it works, what the history is, that because of our interests we know these things.  So you are saying that because we are anti-capitalists, we are therefore not to share information which we know many other kossacks are lacking, that you prefer they languish in ignorance rather than we share our knowledge with them.  Is that what you'd prefer?

    "Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will." ~Frederick Douglass

    by ActivistGuy on Sun Mar 13, 2011 at 07:31:10 PM PDT

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    •  The claim is that anti-capitalism itself is (1+ / 0-)
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      counterproductive. Escamillo thinks the Wisconsin thing is cool, so it's capitalist. And if anti-capitalists were found to be talking about it, that'd make it uncool.

      So... y'know... just... stop talking about this... okay?

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