The Left and Kosovo

Macdonald Stainsby mstainsby at
Sat Sep 25 15:54:08 MDT 1999

>I recently received the latest issue of Workers Liberty, the journal of
>the Alliance for Workers Liberty, a small British-based group. Its
>recent issues have been full of denunciations of the Socialist Workers
>Party (Britain) over its position on the war against Yugoslavia,
>accusing it of downplaying the suffering of the Kosovan Albanians. Well,
>now that the war is over and Kosovo is being rapidly cleared of
>non-Albanians, what did Workers Liberty say about the expulsion of
>Serbs, Gypsies and other non-Albanians by KLA members and Albanian
>Not one word.
>Paul F

Michael Parenti noted once upon a time that the CNN types tend to always
condemn what will happen to an economy should the revolutionaries succeed in
revolution, but what happens when that revolution is overturned, the results
spark silence. A similar pathology is at work here among those of us who
looked around for a "rev. representative" of the Kosovars. I would ask DSP
and others to explain what they think of the KLA now as well. I only single
out the DSP because they have so many comrades on this list, not to crusade
against but one party...


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