For a short
period the left were at the centre of some of the most dramatic events
soon ended as more and more attacks were mounted.
On the campaign, on the non-payers and on workers facing new
forms of exploitation as privatisation began to bite within public services.
of the campaign was that a substantial number of working class people
were willing to fight but the campaign was not big enough to generate
a spontaneous leadership. For
a brief moment the existing left organisations were given the task of
leadership. They failed this
task quite miserably.
has there been a failure to analyse and learn form the campaign, but
as it shrinks sections of the left suffer under the delusion that it
is advancing from strength to strength!
and John McAnulty apply the methods of Marxism
to the bin charge battle in the hope that a new layer of militants can
honestly debate the campaign and prepare for the future battles that
lie ahead - battles that will face all the pitfalls and traps that militants
struggle with following the bin charge arrests.