Wednesday, January 18, 2006

A new, better SDS?

Agorists and other Left Libertarians should note the formation of a new national organization of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and plans to hold the first SDS national convention in 37 years sometime next summer. And it seems that there may be outreach to anti-statist right-wingers. Paul Buhle, a founding member of the new SDS, writes:

“[T]his is the time. The vacuum is there. The imperial crisis is escalating, without any sign of resolution. Most important, millions of college students have no particular political orientation and little understanding. Some of the best, most effective SDSers grew up as young Republicans, anti-staters who might have been called ‘libertarians’ if the word had been popular, young people from Texas, Oklahoma, rural parts of the Midwest...and of course, joined with them, the descendents of Jewish (as well as other) leftwingers from generations past. Experiences of every background counted. And today, students of all backgrounds can be shown the need to mobilize, to help prevent the ongoing devastation of our world, to help empower the lowly as students learn to empower themselves, and to set out a vision of a really democratic society.”

A Movement for a Democratic Society (MDS) is also being created to provide non-students an opportunity to struggle for participatory democracy in the larger society.

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