A Debate on the Internationalist Discussion Network
on the Role of the Unions


The exchanges below comprise a discussion which took place on the Internationalist Discussion Network in March and April 2011.

The discussion began after Loren Goldner aannounced a new issue of Insurgent Notes contained articles dealing with the events in Wisconsin. Mac Intosh of Internationalist Perspective responded to the notice, adding critical comments on the role of the unions in this struggle. Will Barnes who had written a lengthy report on the same topic took issue with Mac Intosh's comments and a discussuino begna.

While the debate is primarily between Barnes and Mac Intosh, other IDN members including Loren Goldner, Gifford Hartman and Sander (from IP) contributed.

Part 1:Mac Intosh to IDN, March 21, 2011

Part2: Will Barnes to IDN., March 25, 2011

Part 3: Mac Intosh to IDN, March 26, 2011

Part 4: Will Barnes to IDN, March 27, 2011

Part 5: Mac Intosh to IDN, March 27, 2011

Part 6: Will Barnes to IDN, March 28, 2011

Part 7: Will Barens to IDN, March 30, 2011

Part 8: Mac Intosh to IDN, March 30, 2011

Part 9: Mac Intosh to IDN, March 31, 2011

Part 10: Will Barnes to IDN, April 4, 2011

Part 11: Mac Intosh to IDN, April 4, 2011

Part 12: Loren Goldner to IDN, April 5, 2011

Part 13:Mac Intosh to IDN, April 6, 2011

Part 14: Gifford Hartman to IDN, April 5, 2011

Part 15: Sander to IDN, April 8, 2011

Part 16: Hamid M to IDN, April 9, 2011


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