Talk:Workers' International Industrial Union

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WIIU in current practice[edit]

The WIIU in current practice section is somewhat redundant and contradictory, and it may include prohibited Original Research.

There is likewise a question concerning the "re-launch" date of the organization; the following web page asserts that it was revived in 2008, rather than in 2009:

http://www.revleft.com/vb/group.php?do=discuss&group=&discussionid=3315

(The date of the website launch may or may not coincide...)

I don't have the information available to determine which assertions are accurate. Hopefully, someone with the appropriate information can improve this article. Richard Myers (talk) 18:06, 10 May 2010 (UTC)

The launch date should be made the official founding constitution date, but should be followed by the organizing history behind said date i.e. U.S. Constitution and American Revolutionary War. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 4.171.114.108 (talk) 08:39, 25 May 2010 (UTC)

Capitalist Class[edit]

Unlike the IWW, WIIU tactics called for a general lockout of the capitalist class. Instead of leaving the means of production to the capitalists and their scabs, the WIIU calls for workers to take possession of the means of production and begin operating them in the interests of society.[11]

This line seems contrary to the history and ongoing messages of the IWW as described on its article. As well, the reference given does not seem to support the comparitive claim. See here for a copy of this source: http://archive.org/stream/cu31924052844218#page/n995/mode/2up Djr13 (talk) 13:57, 25 March 2012 (UTC)