victimology

Yoshie Furuhashi furuhashi.1 at SPAMosu.edu
Sun Dec 10 21:01:47 MST 2000


Lou:

>The only issue worth
>considering is whether the proletarianization of women in maquiladora
>conditions hastens the Mexican revolution.

I'm afraid you are falling into a left-communist error here.  Surely
"transitional demands" are of importance to Marxists who seek to
become the tribune of the oppressed.

>Bringing the struggle forward in time to the recent period, the maquilas in
>the northern part of the country have not been arenas of struggle, either
>for the woman's movement, the socialist movement, or the trade union
>movement.
<snip>
>The only political action taking place in the maquila zone is defense of
>the right to live and to be protected from rape, being led by a courageous
>feminist.

Have you been involved in any US-Mexico cross-border solidarity work?
Have you read any other article by Debbie Nathan than the _Nation_
article you mentioned (or have you even read it, aside from what you
heard from Doug)?  Anything written by David Bacon?  Heard of Han
Young workers' struggles in Tijuana?

Yoshie





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