From Lenin’s Tomb in Britain. This is an unusual position for a hard Left Marxist blog to take, as Marxists often see working within the system as pointless.
There have been various calls for left unity in response to the credit crunch and ensuing recession, in recognition of the grave threat to working class livelihoods. But little of this has really materialised outside of the stop the war movement. Given that we can’t depend on initiatives such as the Prisme or Visteon occupations generalising, there needs to be a mediating factor to agitate, galvanise and channel radicalisation, and this must take an electoral form. We need to learn from the best experience from the continent – from Germany, France and Greece for example – to understand how to do this. But it has to happen.
Like many other Left websites including this one, Lenin’s Tomb is searching for ways to resusitate the mostly comatose Left. Let’s keep working at it.