red letter | 26.10.2004 12:35
while the anti- movement has been very strong in britain the anti-capitalist movementhas been much weaker. The organised networks in britain are not in the same league as ATTAC in France nor the Social Forum in italy. THe high points of the movement took place in june 1999"Carnival against Capitalism" and on may Day 2000, both events made world news headlines. The success of the events depended largely on the element of surprise, but the following year, the state clamped down and the police were able to outmanoeuvre the protesters and temporarily stifle the expression the movement.
Repulsion against capitalism still remains high but if we want next year to be our Genoa it is extremely important that it is extremely important that the british anti-capitalist movement is re-energised and gets its act togethet.
so why cant the swp and autonomist work to gether on this.swp the swp is capable with joint working, the stop war movement has proved this, so why can't differences be put to oneside for the momoment until after the G8.