1 Mar 2009
If this is true I have only myself to blame back in the early 1990s I asked Alex Gordon to put up Murray Bookchin, the brilliant but rather grumpy green anarchist thinker...this was when Alex lived in Bristol and we put together a speaking tour for Bookchin.
Bookchin was one of the most important political thinkers of the last century but he could be a bit prickly...did this action put Alex off of Anarchism...well who knows.
Interested to read that he is venturing into electoral politics, if this report is true.
Please RMT don't stand...we need to re-elect Jean Lambert in London and Caroline Lucas in the South East.
I am being far from serious by the way mentioning Bookchin, Alex Gordon is a very impressive long term RMT militant and an all round good thing...although I think a RMT euro slate would be a mistake.
This is what Andy Newman posted on Socialist Unity
RMT TO CONTEST EURO ELECTIONS
A little bird tells me that the RMT is putting together an anti-EU slate for this year’s Euro elections, and that Bob Crow is intending to head of the list in London, with the twist that these anti-EU candidates would not take their seats (and salaries!) if elected.
This scheme is the brainchild of former anarcho-syndicalist, Alex Gordon.
I have serious doubts about this myself, especially as in some seats this could take votes away from candidates better placed to beat the BNP. What do you think?
Posted by Derek Wall at 1:29 pm