Spart history (was Re: Butler on Spivak (was SZ))

Nathan Newman nathan.newman at
Tue Nov 23 06:40:41 PST 1999

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-lbo-talk at
> [mailto:owner-lbo-talk at]On Behalf Of Mr P.A. Van Heusden
> The 'second mobilisation' that Norden sinned so grieviously about was the
> set of events around the fall of the Berlin Wall. Apparently Norden and
> his followers sided with the East German regime, following the argument
> that the preservation of the East German 'deformed workers state' was
> better than its destruction and resulting capitalism 'super-exploitation'.

I also thought (from seeing some newspapers floating around at points) that there was also a big fight within a Brazilian affiliate over whether police should be allowed within labor federations and a split of the Spart affiliate there fed into the Spart split in the United States?

[just trying to add to by useless pile of knowledge about leftwing sects]

--Nathan Newman

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