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I guess I'm a socialist now...
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I guess I'm a socialist now...

...just kidding. But UVM just had a club fair and I signed up for the International Socialist Organization mailing list. The crackpots from Westboro Baptist are coming to Burlington on Tuesday and I'm going to stop by to join the counter-protest, so I'll tell you all about that when it happens. You don't have to be a socialist to show up, so that should be fun.
But there's also a chapter of SLAP (Student Action Labor Protest) at UVM, which I am totally joining. They're basically the more radical student offshoot of ISO with a much higher percentage of anarchist members.

So basically, don't ever think for a second that I'm going to forget you guys (or the whole motherfuckin revolution) just cuz I'm at college with a shitty internet connection now!

I think Buenaventura Durruti is a pretty cool guy. eh kills fascists and doesnt afraid of ruins.
The quickest way to kill a revolution is to wait for it.
08-30-2009 06:32 AM
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Re: I guess I'm a socialist now...

It's not an anti-school club, but they're all about making sure colleges respect the rights of their students and workers, and keeping big schools from getting a monopoly on the local economy. And they seem to be affiliated with more radical groups than ISO, which is definitely a good thing.

I think Buenaventura Durruti is a pretty cool guy. eh kills fascists and doesnt afraid of ruins.
The quickest way to kill a revolution is to wait for it.
08-30-2009 07:44 AM
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Re: I guess I'm a socialist now...

Tell the WBC you're a homosexual Anarchist atheist.
08-30-2009 08:23 AM
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Nice to know your keeping yourself busy rebelnerd.

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hewhodestroysall Wrote:Nice to know your keeping yourself busy rebelnerd.

Some cupid kills with arrows, some with traps.
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