First annual report-- Open Revolutionary Activists(we don't have official name yet)
by, 19th May 2011 at 10:02 (1102 Views)
Since we got together starting in December we have continued meeting regularly, which is itself a good thing. A couple of us have begun posting regularly (here on revleft).
We have clarified discussion around several topics such as to have partial unity concerning the group itself.
We are working on a name and mission statement, which still need to be finalized, but we have made progress.
A particular area of commitment I would like to point out is our commitment to ending the isolation of revolutionary activists of various outlooks and traditions through substantive theoretical discussion/debate of ideas.
We have begun discussions of substance around the topic "Does revolutionary work in the 21st century U.S. based on/consist in the working class overthrow of the class dictatorship of the bourgeoisie?" (approximate phrasing)-- coming at this question from various directions, initially bouncing various ideas off Ben's strategic thinking on this.
On interesting discussion got into 'proletarism' (from an anti-revisionist group in Russia) as a better word than 'socialism' to describe working class rule as a transition to communist (classless) society.
In the coming year we plan to finalize our mission statement, put forward some principles (maybe alongside mission statement. Along with this come up with an actual name for ourselves.
As we move forward on these areas we will be in a position to invite a broad range of revolutionary activists to participate with us, knowing what they will be participating in. In this context I should mention that this group is focused on theoretical practice, not in planning or organizing political mass action.
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