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NVA Letters

Nonviolent Activist, January - February 2006


Déjà Vu

I am deeply troubled by the article written by Bill Weinberg in your Nov-Dec 2005 issue: “The Question of International A.N.S.W.E.R.”

As a 72-year-old who remembers the intra-left squabbles of the many “Socialist/Socialist Workers/SPF”groups of the 1950s and how those futile conflicts served mainly to fuel the right-wingers and the Joseph McCarthyite movement of the time, I think “Déjà vu! Enough already!”

Activist News: NVA Jan-Feb 2006

Nonviolent Activist, January - February 2006


UFPJ Rejects Future Work With A.N.S.W.E.R.

On December 12, the antiwar coalition United for Peace and Justice (UFPJ) issued a statement entitled “Ending the War in Iraq, Building a Broad Movement for Peace and Justice, and Our Experience with ANSWER,” in which they announced the steering committee’s decision on December 4 to end future work with the organization Act Now to Stop War and End Racism, A.N.S.W.E.R.


Nonviolent Activist, January - February 2006


WRL Organizers Meet in NC

Up until a couple of years ago, the structure of the WRL involved twice-yearly meetings of the elected National Committee plus representatives of each local. But the meetings were primarily concerned with business and the structure didn’t meet the locals’ needs to share organizing ideas.


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