Some thoughts on the IWW union debate in the US

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Angry Workers of the World

images.jpegA friend of ours wrote a contribution to the current debate within the IWW in the US:

https://aintwhereyafrom.wordpress.com/2017/08/13/a-gigantic-network-of-narrow-streams-ditching-the-formal-iww-and-building-the-real/

One of us wrote down some thoughts:

I read your recent article on the IWW-caucus debates and want to share a few thoughts. We suggested discussing the article together with contributions from both WRUM and IUC at an informal smile meeting with, amongst others, comrades from IP (Workers’ Initiative, Poland) and El Salariado (Spain) in September – hopefully we can expand on the discussion after the meeting.

First of all, I share your criticism of IWW formalism based on my one year experience of being a member of the IWW in the UK. Too much time and effort is spent on keeping the structure going and re-shuffling it. Actual exchange of working class experiences is minimal, both because the exchange of, e.g. workplace reports or reports about local / town-wide proletarian experiences…

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