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international | anti-capitalism | opinion/analysis Saturday October 11, 2014 21:28 by john throne - Facts For Working People
Do not let left sectarianism and ultra leftism damage the anti water charges mass movement.
How can this mass movement against the water charges be developed into a lasting mass movement against austerity and capitalism.
Nobody can say there is not a mass movement in Ireland now against the water charges. I would like to just contribute one thought. Why has the left been so unsuccessful in building a mass base in the working class. i believe it is a combination of sectarianism and ultra leftism. That is the left seeking to put their own interests over those of the movement and seeking to tie the movement to a demand that the movement is not ready for. I believe that the do not pay the water taxes is the stand and the demand that the mass movement should take. Link this to mass direct action and protest. Link it to a mass direct action of refusing to pay and going to jail and not pay. I believe that this can build a mass direct action united front. But what then.