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War Resisters League Talk Page: WikiProject Socialism?[edit]

Hey Carrite, I'm a WRL member for almost a year now. I noticed you added the banner for WikiProject Socialism on the WRL Talk Page. I don't see how they are a socialist organization. This is their membership pledge (I'll add this to the WRL main page in a moment):

"The War Resisters League affirms that all war is a crime against humanity. We therefore are determined not to support any kind of war, international or civil, and to strive nonviolently for the removal of the causes of war, including racism, sexism and all forms of human exploitation."

I don't think the WRL is a socialist organization, can you please state any evidence of this? Theoretically, a Republican or Tea Party member can sign this membership pledge and become a WRL member. I understand that the WRL's historically included socialists, but like it says on the main WRL page, it's supposed to be a more secular organization.--Farmsworth (talk) 14:50, 10 May 2011 (UTC)

In my judgment the WRL falls within the scope of WikiProject Socialism, which is NOT to say that WRL is a "Socialist organization" as you somehow seem to think I intimate. I'm currently working on a history of a forerunner organization, the People's Council of America, which was very much started with the active participation of a number of Socialist Party members. WRL and SPA were both leading anti-militarist organizations of the 1920s. I don't know now, couldn't care less frankly, if WRL is friendly or unfriendly to the Socialist movement — but it was certainly part and parcel of the Socialist movement, broadly defined, in the 1920s. Carrite (talk) 16:03, 10 May 2011 (UTC)


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