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From the December 1976 issue of the Socialist Standard
The Saturday afternoon meeting of the Socialist Party at Glasgow's Exchange Square was "honoured" by the attendance of some members of the International Socialists who, not having a meeting of their own to bore people with, decided to latch on to ours instead. Immediately, our speakers were taken to task for not doing anything about "the current urgent problem facing the working class".
"Which urgent problem?"
"Unemployment. You never protest against these problems!"
"Wrong", the speaker replied. "That's precisely what I am doing this afternoon: protesting not merely against unemployment, but all the problems the working class as a whole suffer directly under capitalism".
"But that's not positive enough. What you should be doing is getting out on the streets and marching. That gets definite results."
"Yes, sore feet. Don't you understand the…