The Detroit Workers' Voice and Seattle Workers' Voice are put out by supporters of the Communist Voice Organization. The DWV email list was originally intended to serve mainly as a way to notify interested people of Detroit Workers' Voice Discussion Group meetings, but its purpose has grown over time. Today it has become the Detroit/Seattle Workers' Voice email list; most of its readers are not in the Detroit or Seattle area; and some are scattered around the world. It has become a way of keeping people in touch with the views and activities of the Communist Voice Organization generally. The items sent will include articles, leaflets, and comments from supporters of the CVO trend, and also excerpts from and comments on the best writing from other political trends. The list is not just for people who agree with us, but for anyone who's interested in seeing what our views are.
Over the last several years the D/SWV list has carried material on
subjects such as
We support the mass struggles around the world, but we also pay close attention to the political and theoretical crisis in the left. The present weakness of the left in the world isn't due simply to a lack of sufficient size: it is also due to a profound crisis concerning the methods and goals of the working class movement. The Stalinist model of socialism proved to be repulsive state-capitalism, and Trotskyism has proved to be no alternative to Stalinism. So the Communist Voice Organization calls on activists who want to fight capitalism to join with us in opposing the bankrupt theories and practices of the past -- from Western-style capitalism to Stalinist state capitalism, from reliance on the pro-capitalist trade union bigwigs to "left" communist sectarianism toward "impure" struggles. We need to lay the basis for the revolutionary working-class movement of the future by revitalizing the left-wing theory and practice of today. To help achieve this, it's important for activists to be aware of the different views about the crisis of the left, and to consider what has to change in the left.
The D/SWV list had, until September 2014, been a very low frequency list,
with items about once a month. But we have been seeking to improve the
list, cover more material, and to send out items at least weekly. We
will include a wider range of material than before, including some
articles before they appear in the next issue of Communist Voice, and
excerpts from the best writing from other trends in the left.
To subscribe (or unsubscribe) to the D/SWV email list, send us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org with your email
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