Sunday, December 16, 2007

16Dec07 - Regular Sundays Meeting, 11 AM SLTime

Every Sunday we meet at the CPSL HQs in Vigdorova, as tonight, at 11 AM PST.

These meetings are open to all members of the "Communist Party" (CPSL). These meetings are more or less official, in that when necessary, there will be a agenda, plus someone chairing the meeting. Chatlogs are recorded during these meetings, minutes (when neccesary) made and posted.

All members are encouraged to join their comrades around the fireplace behind the HQs-building, whether there is something to decide or just to discuss. Drop by and drop your thoughts.

From now on we will post small notices about every weeks meeting, such that we can comment on there for agenda-items and state whether we will attend or not. My excuses that this one is so late, which renders it useless for this week.

More to follow soon...

In Solidarity,


Sunday, December 2, 2007

Open General Membership Meeting: Sun 02 Dec 07

All Party members are invited and encouraged to attend our OGMM from 11:00am (to 13:00 PST at the latest) which is 19:00 to 21:00 GMT, on Sun 02 Dec 07, in our CPSL HQ Garden Campfire Gathering Area:

Smoke and I have spent this last week dedicating our political energies through the 'L4P Organisers' group into making yesterday's Lag4Peace 'Don't Iraq Iran' mass demonstration a success, and I was pleased to see some CPSL comrades there too.

But in the meantime, I see there's been...
— no announcement for today's 02 Dec OGMM (understandable, given my leadership of the L4P Protest Signs Team)
— nobody enquiring of me, "Why not?" or volunteering to make it so
— no minutes have been published from 25 Nov's OGMM (understandable, given Smoke's leadership of the L4P Logistics Team)
— presumably nobody enquiring of Smoke, "Why not?" or volunteering to make it so (as I did on Thu 22 Nov, when there was still no sign of Enferinel publishing the minutes of the 18 Nov OGMM)
— no further Activity Outlines.

What strikes me is that generally, when Smoke and I do give the CPSL our political energies and attention, we make some progress; and conversely, when Smoke and I are investing our political energies and attention elsewhere, virtually nothing happens, CPSL-wise.

"Fighting for freedom is not letting your leaders think for you and decide, and following obediently behind them, or from time to time scolding them. Fighting for freedom is partaking to the full of ones capacity, thinking and deciding for oneself, taking all the responsibilities as a self-relying individual amidst equal comrades. It is true that to think for oneself, to think out what is true and right, with a head dulled by fatigue, is the hardest, the most difficult task; it is much harder than to pay and to obey. But it is the only way to freedom. To be liberated by others, whose leadership is the essential part of the liberation, means the getting of new masters instead of the old ones."
Anton Pannekoek (1873-1960), International Council Correspondence, Vol.II, No.5, April 1936

Which leads me to wonder whether there are a sufficient number of self-motivated communists, "self-relying individuals amidst equal comrades", within the CPSL to make it worth my while treating our Party as a valuable political project.

So I'm going to duck out today, see what happens without my 'leadership' for a week, and reach a decision on what happens next, for me, a week today.

In Solidarity,

Dalinian Bing