World in Common

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syndicalist
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Jan 8 2008 13:54
World in Common

Does anyone know about this goup? It has the "feel" of someone who once may have been in the SPGB.

http://www.worldincommon.org/index.html?id=222

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Jan 8 2008 22:12

The primary person was a former SPGB who dropped out in favour of allowing people with religious persuations into the party. WiC is a hodge podge of folks around the former Grand Rapids based Discussion Bulletin - mainly former DeLeonists, SPGBs and anarchists.

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Jan 9 2008 06:35

Thanks. This was my quick impression of them.

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Jan 2 2009 16:09

Some of us are councilist as well...

WiC tries to avoid the sectarianism that have caused many of us to flee other organizations especially on the issue of religion and partial struggles.

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Jan 9 2009 01:48

Dig the statement on the site; have applied for the Yahoo group.

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Jan 12 2009 15:18

No application ever arrived. Try again, o.p.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/worldincommon/

Those who want to know what we're about would be better off checking our stuff out directly. Besides the above, and its files and links, you should also check
http://www.worldincommon.org , and I recommend esp [i]its[i]Links and Theory pages (though all is always under development).

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Jun 21 2009 17:02

You know, this *really* should be in the international section, not uk, as over half the membership is *not* in the uk , but from all over (although most from the anglophone world, probably...

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Nov 8 2009 21:28

Since I recenty mentioned it elsewhere, I may as well do it here also. The World in Common project also has a blog which can be found here:
http://spacesofhope.blogspot.com/

And I still maintain that this should be in the international section, as more than half of our activity and people are outside the uk.

One would do better than to listen to the gossip spread by some on this thread, who pass rumours out of their ass as if they were laying golden eggs (pre-revolution, of course!).

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Nov 10 2009 14:55

Tried the 'spacesofhope' blog and as I am off sick with more time than usual even watched the recomended Anarchist Studies Video Panel Discussion.

Well that discussion was pathetic! I know there is some genuine class struggle anarchism/socialism in the USA so it is to be hoped this wasn't representative of the level of analysis and presentation of anarchist ideas in the USA. If this was anybody's introduction to such ideas they would have left baffled and bemused.

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Nov 14 2009 21:58

I did say it *raised* necessary questions, not that it *answered* them. I share your hopes, in so far as you have expressed them - but then I've been on enough discussion boards that that may merely be the triumph of hope over experience. As to your considered critique of the discussion, we are left to wonder...