Jose Ramos Horta & NATO
alanb at SPAMelf.brisnet.org.au
Tue Oct 12 07:20:23 MDT 1999
Nestor persists in suggesting an analogy between the East Timorese and the
Israelis. An alternative analogy might be with the Palestinians.
So Nestor - what's your opinion of Yasser Arafat and the Palestinian
Authority, and _their_ relations with imperialism?
Perhaps I might suggest that people are also measuring the CNRT against too
high a standard. They certainly fall short of being a proletarian
revolutionary movement. This isn't surprising. They're _not_ one. They
are a bourgeois revolutionary movement, emerging from a country that's
pretty much all peasants, and very few workers.
A proletarian wing seems to have emerged - the Socialist party, but I'm not
aware of their exact politics.
Don't underestimate the East Timorese. Don't put them on a pedestal
either, because you'll be the one that falls off.
alanb at elf.brisnet.org.au
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