pcg at panix.com
Mon Jun 10 10:48:57 MDT 1996
> Although nobody called me on it, apparently I made an
> error in my "Deng on Stalin" post yesterday. Last evening
> I read a review of a book by Ian Lumsden, _Machos, Maricos,
> and Gays: Cuba and Homosexuality_ in which it was claimed that
> during the '60s many gays were put in "work camps." As has
> been reported on this list, Cuban policy today is much more tolerant.
> But apparently there were "work camps." It is my impression
> that they are no more. Can anybody confirm or deny this? It is
> also my impression that they were never on the scale in percentage
> terms as in Stalin's USSR or Mao's/Deng's China. Again, can anybody
> confirm or deny any of the above?
> Although labor camps were a major feature of the Stalinist
> regime, they also existed under Lenin. But then, they also existed
> under the tsars as well.
There's prison labor in the US too, and I assume in just about every
country. Perhaps you should look into the subject.
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