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thanks folks...
by chuckE
Tuesday Nov 13th, 2001 1:00 AM
i just wanted to say thanks to those folks out there who are keeping it real and not writing in and trying to defend the bullshit that has been going on in within the anti-war movement...specifically from ISO and the CSAW conference...personally i don't know how the hell it was pulled off, and have heard that it was actually pretty horrible in many ways...but looking into this a little deeper one might notice a pattern of certain people not putting in the work to get things like this together, while at the same time taking maximum advantage of it
(ie.. dominating discussions with undemocratic proposals)

the "Stop the War" coalition at Berkeley has been fucked up from the start, though many amazing people have tried so much to make things work...ultimately BAMN, or various other sectarian groups saw the coalition as more of a tool for their purposes than anything else...and ultimately that is when you end up having a "statewide" conference being called the same weekend that the WTO actions are being held...then the shit ain't even democratic when you get there, and well no matter how decent todd or snehal or whatever ISO person is...they still have some fucked up disempowering tactics and ways of doing things, and there paper selling(much less their paper)is kinda unappealing

i need to go to

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