The Three Way Fight

20Apr07

From the Sojourner Truth blog:

The Three Way Fight

March 13, 2007This is the text of a talk I gave this past weekend at the National Conference on Organized Resistance in Washington DC.  It’s not necessarily directly relevant to my research on STO, although I do mention the debt the Three Way Fight perspective owes to some of the anti-fascist work done by STO in the late seventies and into the eighties.  Regardless, I thought it would be good to post it up here in hopes of getting critical feedback.  Also, for what it’s worth, I prefaced my talk with a brief attempt to position myself, saying something more or less like this:  “I’m not Jewish and I’m not Muslim, and I have no real expertise in the Middle East.  But I care deeply about the topics mentioned in my title, and I believe in the principle that all people should attempt to engage critically with such important issues.  As a result, my talk will hopefully be brief, and we’ll have a lot of time at the end for an open discussion.  I’m learning as I go here, and hopefully that will be true for everyone in this room during the next hour and a half.”

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Challenges to Capitalism, Challenges for the Left:
Anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, and the Three Way Fight
Washington, DC     March 11, 2007

This talk is about the present and the future, but I’m a historian, so I want to begin by talking briefly about the past.  The recent past, mind you; specifically, that heady time just five and a half years ago, immediately before the destruction of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Until that day, the anti-capitalist movement in the global north was riding a modest wave of success, beginning with the events in Seattle in 1999 and most recently featuring the massive showing in Genoa, Italy in the summer of 2001.

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Via Will. More from Bob.

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