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Manchester Class Struggle Forum #4 - The Organisation Question

Manchester Class Struggle Forum #4 - The Organisation Question

The next Manchester Class Struggle Forum will host a forum on the organisation question.

Some things to consider:

- Do we need a party?
- Centralism vs Federalism, what do we mean by centralism?
- What kind of party? Mass? Vanguard? Substitutionist?
- Role of the party.
- Basis for Unity.

Stimulating literature:

'The Commune, Paris 1871', published in Solidarity and jointly written by Philippe Guillaume - http://www.marxists.org/archive/brinton/1961/05/paris-commune.htm

'Another Look at The Organisation Question', Communist Bulletin Group - http://thecommune.wordpress.com/2010/02/28/another-look-at-the-organisation-question-communist-bulletin-group/

'The Role of The Revolutionary Organisation', A-Fed - http://www.afed.org.uk/publications/pamphlets-booklets/63-the-role-of-the-revolutionary-organisation.html

The meeting will take place from 7pm on Thursday 3rd of June at Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount Street, Manchester M2 5NS. Email struggle@af-north.org or ring 07976386737 to express your interest or ask for more info.

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May 10 2010 23:25

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Spikymike
May 14 2010 13:48

Another short text worth reading for this might be 'Bordiga versus Pannekoek' by Antagonism Press in the Libcom Library.

Kronstadt_Kid
May 14 2010 21:30

Great suggestion Mike.

fort-da game
May 21 2010 14:39

The issue seems settled. Why ask the first question?

arminius
May 21 2010 15:19

Actually, istm, the first question is "what IS a 'party'?"

Kronstadt_Kid
May 29 2010 11:49
fort-da game wrote:
The issue seems settled. Why ask the first question?

Hello fort, thanks for commenting. These points were originally given to the person who shall be giving the opening lead off who I know is in favour of a party of some sort. Members of Solidarity Federation should be present and I very much hope that people will be arguing that a 'party' is not needed.

Mark

Kronstadt_Kid
May 29 2010 11:51
arminius wrote:
Actually, istm, the first question is "what IS a 'party'?"

That's what I was getting at with my questions on the role and nature of this 'party'.

Thanks,
Mark

waslax
May 30 2010 23:07

I'm hoping that some sort of write-up of this meeting, of the different positions taken and arguments made there, will be posted here. Is there a plan (or at least intention) to do so? I would be very much interested in reading such.

arminius
May 31 2010 00:41
waslax wrote:
I'm hoping that some sort of write-up of this meeting, of the different positions taken and arguments made there, will be posted here. Is there a plan (or at least intention) to do so? I would be very much interested in reading such.

I'm with waslax on this.

soyonstout
May 31 2010 05:01

I'd also love to see a summary of the discussion. It's a question that's been on my mind a lot lately.

-soyons tout

Kronstadt_Kid
May 31 2010 15:28

I shall be recording the discussion.

Kronstadt_Kid
Jun 2 2010 22:21

This is tomorrow, we will be in a different room that usual. Smaller room, nearer the entrance. I failed to mention in the blurb that posi from these boards and a member of The Commune shall be providing lead off.

Kronstadt_Kid
Nov 19 2010 16:00

Hello everyone - you should be able to download an MP3 of this meeting, here - http://www.mediafire.com/?6jdzxfkz8d5paeu