RE: [OPE] autopilot

From: Paul Cockshott <>
Date: Thu Feb 25 2010 - 15:10:15 EST

Because it focuses on wining rights which have to be won politically -- a constitutional outlawing of exploitation, a cancellation of debts, these are political demands to acheive economic objectives. It also focuses of democratisation of the EU, the latter very much int he spirit of Lenins programme
From: [] On Behalf Of Gerald Levy []
Sent: Thursday, February 25, 2010 12:49 PM
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Subject: Re: [OPE] autopilot

> The target here is certainly the trades union movement, but the idea is
> that they should be goals that require political action to achieve, and
> ones that the Union movement is motivated to agitate for on a political
> level.

Hi Paul C:

That's why this strategy is limited to countries which already have a strong
trade union movement. In the US, union membership has been declining for
several decades and it is increasingly divided.

How do you see your strategy as fundamentally different from an
"economistic" one which Lenin and others were so critical of?

In solidarity, Jerry

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