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24577Comment on the dispute in the DSP leadership

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  • Ed Lewis
    Dec 22, 2005
      A debate that will achieve nothing

      By Doug Jordan

      For the past month I have watched the debate unfold about the
      relationship between the DSP and Socialist Alliance with some
      amazement. To call it a debate is in fact an abuse of the word. In
      reality it is about an attempt of a group of people to politically
      destroy by abuse and vilification those who offer even limited
      criticism of their group's past or present policies. Those of my
      friends who know about this debate are absolutely bemused to see
      so-called comrades from the same political traditions trade insults in
      such a manner at a time when there is an urgent need for unity to
      defeat the Howard Government's attack on working people. It merely
      confirms their long-held attitudes about the nature of self-proclaimed
      vanguard Leninist groups. However, the vast majority of my politically
      active friends know nothing, and don't care, about looking at the vast
      amount of material that this debate has produced. This alone should be
      enough to convince people that the debate will do nothing towards the
      building of a broadly based movement in defence of our rights, or
      building a mass political alternative to the Liberal and Labor parties.

      Full article: http://members.optushome.com.au/spainter/djordan.html
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