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Courage of our Convictions

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The discussion between Luca Casarini and Alex Callinicos was fascinating both for the wide areas where Luca and Alex agreed as well as where they disagreed.

As Luca points out, however, Genoa raised the issue of how the movement was to develop, and the question has been sharpened by the 'war on terrorism'. We are now fighting not only the giant corporations and the global institutions of capital but also their armed wing.

Courage of our Convictions

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I've just read the discussion between Luca Casarini and Alex Callinicos on war and state repression (December SR).

There are a few points I'd like to focus on. First of all, the issue of leadership. In Italy we're seeing the rise of a big movement against capitalism. Even after 11 September we have been able to organise massive demonstrations against the war and for labour rights. The problem is that the desire for change will be tragically dispersed and lost if it is not directed at challenging the system. So at the moment it's not a question of showing the way to others, which is the logic of the masses and the vanguard.

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