Curious doings in the far, far, far left of local politics

From the fringes of activism, way over there on the barricades manned (however sparsely) by MAWO while they publish this paper comes a treat of a story.

In his resignation from these organizations, one Ivan Drury gives an entertaining account of life in the leftmost lane. Credit card fraud! 3-hour meetings to confront petty bourgeois tendencies! Stolen email! Assault!

It’s a sad tale, especially when Ivan explains that the active core of this revolutionary group numbers about fifteen members. My favorite part was the accompanying diagram (bottom of the post) which shows the rather complex structure (13 organizations?) this revolutionary cadre has constructed.

But as a peek into the inner workings of one of the more, ah, colorful subcultures of Vancouver life? It’s priceless.

Update: Terry Glavin is all over this, and includes some bemusing links between MAWO-set and the NDP.

1 Comment so far

  1. Ryan (unregistered) on February 9th, 2008 @ 1:29 pm

    For 15 people, they sure put up a lot of posters



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