Moore talks tough, again

Johannes Schneider Johannes.Schneider at
Wed Jan 12 04:45:01 PST 2000

Russell Grinker wrote:
> >On Tue, 11 Jan 2000, Doug Henwood wrote:
> >> Rakesh, do you think the Chinese working class should support or
> >> oppose China's WTO entry?
> While it is important to point out the xenophobic nature of the anti-China
> campaign around the WTO and the dangers in this for worker independence in
> the US, surely the question of entry is not really their/our business?
Russell, though I dont have an answer to the original, I think whether or not China is a member of the WTO will affect social relations inside China and thus be of interest for the Chinese working class.
> It's
> like workers in an enterprise getting themselves involved in developing
> their employer's business strategy - a diversion from defending their real
> interests.
Its not about developing a busines strategy, but about reacting to certain actions from the side of employers, certainly workerds have an interest, whether the factory they are working at is closed or not. You sound like an absentionists syndicalist to me: 'Workers dont get lured into politics, its a diversion from defending your real interests.' BTW: Are there any 'real' interests, beside overcoming capitalism? Johannes

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