Left Unity must issue a statement on Woolwich atrocity:

  • Tom
  • May 23, 2013 at 4:30 pm
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  • If all ideas should be out in the open for debate, then I want to suggest that those potential voters who don’t know what socialism is are no less subject to the laws of capitalism as the rest of us. Unless we adopt a Marxist critique of capitalism, we will be trading off each others political and economic rights to get out of a crisis of an exploitative and anarchic system. I think Left Unity will make better progress by convincing the exploited about the nature of this exploitation. And if some members of Left Unity are not aware of those arguments then they ought to get up to speed courtesy of a little reading and by discussing this with Left Unity supporters who do have a little Marxism under their belt.
  • If Left Unity is to make any progress and become a player like UKIP, then we need to be relevant to the debates that dominate people’s lives. And at the moment the number one topic is the Woolwich atrocity.
  • I have submitted an article on this here: Left Unity against Woolwich attrocity and Islamophobia/
  • I am surprised that Left Unity has not started a thread on Woolwich. If the democratically elected interim leadership of Left Unity doesn’t want to start such a debate with my article, I am cool with that. Let’s have someone else to start off the debate.
  • Given the broad subject of the title of this post, I am going to propose some ideas that should be open for debate. And those are contained in the summary points of my article:
    1.  Left Unity needs to condemn terrorist atrocities as counterproductive and a slap in the face of every civilized norm.
    2. Left Unity needs to condemn the hypocrisy of the BBC, SKY News, Channel Four News etc for lying about the context that explains why a small section of society are driven into becoming criminally insane.
    3. Left Unity needs to condemn the gagging of NATO’s critics on Channel Four News, the BBC, SKY News etc. To the extent we are gagged, the BNP, EDL etc will put their razors and bovver boots where Jon Snow’s mouth is.
    4. Left Unity needs to explain that the BBC, SKY News and Channel Four News cannot justify their pro-NATO biases as fair, nor can they deny that tippexing out of the public debate the crimes of NATO against Muslims across the world is any less complicit that a full frontal attack on Muslims. The broadcast media is justifiably damned in the eyes of every democrat because they have the duty to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. Their silence when it comes to NATO’s crimes against Muslims speaks volumes. They can hardly shrug their shoulder when the BNP and EDL incite violence against Muslims indiscriminately, then individual members carry out diy ethnic cleansing.
    5. Left Unity needs to explain the role of Islamophobia whipped up by Channel Four News, SKY News and the BBC. This is just one more tool in the box of the British establishment when it comes to divide and rule. Scapegoats are selected to distract the victims of capitalist austerity from uniting to fight our real enemy.
    6. Left Unity needs to unite our class. We need to unite them against our class enemy. And we need to be the tribunes of all the oppressed. We cannot trade off the legitimate democratic demands of one oppressed group against others.

[comment left on Left Unity’s website: http://leftunity.org/all-ideas-should-be-out-in-the-open-for-debate/]

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