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Postby mump boy » Sat Oct 13, 2007 1:58 pm

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Postby bad hammy » Sat Oct 13, 2007 2:17 pm

Oppressed PED users of the world: UNITE!!
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Postby tafnut » Sat Oct 13, 2007 3:25 pm

Workers World is infamous in its 'rhetoric'.
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Postby Mennisco » Sat Oct 13, 2007 4:49 pm

tafnut wrote:Workers World is infamous in its 'rhetoric'.


Never heard of them.
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Postby Flumpy » Sun Oct 14, 2007 4:43 am

But they're right, Maz isn't quitting the sport and facing jail because she's a lying drug cheating skank, it's because she's a black woman.

It happens all the time. Wilma Rudolph, Evelyn Ashford, Kelly Holmes and Marie Jose Perec had the same problem :roll:
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Postby jazzcyclist » Sun Oct 14, 2007 5:32 am

Flumpy wrote:But they're right, Maz isn't quitting the sport and facing jail because she's a lying drug cheating skank, it's because she's a black woman.

It happens all the time. Wilma Rudolph, Evelyn Ashford, Kelly Holmes and Marie Jose Perec had the same problem :roll:

The writer seems to use the same logic as one of the posters on this site who believes that anyone who is a fan of one of Jeremy Wariner's competitors is a racist.
http://mb.trackandfieldnews.com/discuss ... &start=300
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Postby RMc » Mon Oct 15, 2007 11:07 am

Mennisco wrote:
tafnut wrote:Workers World is infamous in its 'rhetoric'.


Never heard of them.


Whoa, are we really becoming historical illiterates?
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Postby gh » Mon Oct 15, 2007 11:29 am

Since it's a backwater U.S. political movement, I think furriners can be excused for not knowing.
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Postby tafnut » Mon Oct 15, 2007 11:38 am

gh wrote:Since it's a backwater U.S. political movement, I think furriners can be excused for not knowing.

It certainly is NOW, but in its day, the 1960s, it fronted American Communism to a large degree.
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Postby tandfman » Mon Oct 15, 2007 12:49 pm

No, tafnut, I'm pretty sure that was the Daily Worker.
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Postby tafnut » Mon Oct 15, 2007 12:58 pm

tandfman wrote:No, tafnut, I'm pretty sure that was the Daily Worker.

You may be right, but here's what Wiki says about Workers World:
Workers World Party (WWP) is a communist party in the United States founded in 1959 by Sam Marcy. Marcy and his followers split from the Socialist Workers Party in 1958 over a series of long-standing differences . . .The WWP describes itself as a party that has, since its founding, "supported the struggles of all oppressed peoples". It has recognized the right of nations to self-determination, including the nationally oppressed peoples inside the United States. . . . Initially the WWP was confined to the Buffalo, New York area, where it had constituted the Buffalo and other smaller branches of the SWP, like Youngstown, Ohio, but expanded in the 1960s. During the Civil Rights Movement the WWP had a youth movement, "Youth Against War and Fascism", which opposed the Vietnam War. Workers World and YAWF were also notable for their consistent defense of the Black Panthers and the Weather Underground along with Vietnam Veterans Against the War and the Puerto Rican Independence movement.
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Postby tandfman » Mon Oct 15, 2007 5:53 pm

If you take a look at the Wiki article on the Daily Worker, you'll see that it was actually affiliated with the Communist Party. During the 60's, it was known as simply the Worker. I remember that paper as being the voice of Communism in the post-WWII period.

The WWP sounds like a splinter group. I've not previously heard of them. When I saw the article that started this thread, I thought the name was an attempt to associate the newspaper, or the web site, with the Wobblies.
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Postby tafnut » Mon Oct 15, 2007 6:14 pm

tandfman wrote:with the Wobblies.


these guys?

Image

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Postby Mennisco » Mon Oct 15, 2007 7:34 pm

RMc wrote:
Mennisco wrote:
tafnut wrote:Workers World is infamous in its 'rhetoric'.


Never heard of them.


Whoa, are we really becoming historical illiterates?


If taken literally, apparently.
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Postby bad hammy » Tue Oct 16, 2007 7:52 am

In the 70's and 80's I used to pass by the Berkeley Communist Party Headquarters building on a regular basis. Today it is a police substation . . . :shock:
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Postby Jefferson Buffalo » Tue Oct 16, 2007 9:35 am

bad hammy wrote:In the 70's and 80's I used to pass by the Berkeley Communist Party Headquarters building on a regular basis. Today it is a police substation . . . :shock:

Why should that be surprising in the People's Republic of Berkeley? :)
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Postby tafnut » Tue Oct 16, 2007 9:41 am

Jefferson Buffalo wrote:Why should that be surprising in the People's Republic of Berkeley? :)

You misspelled the place name. It's the People's Republic of Berserkley.
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Postby Mennisco » Tue Oct 16, 2007 3:55 pm

"Those who make enormous profits from the Olympics and all sports, those who pressure young athletes to win at all costs, those who use and then discard and denigrate them—this is who should take the blame for a situation they created."

This is not entirely without merit.
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