clarification

Yoshie Furuhashi furuhashi.1 at SPAMosu.edu
Tue Dec 12 15:53:37 MST 2000


Lou:

>  >The clear "line in the sand" that we should be drawing now is that
>>between those who oppose capitalism & imperialism and those who
>>oppose "globalization" while accepting the TINA.  And we should be
>>drawing this line without sounding sectarian -- a difficult task.
>>
>>Yoshie
>
>It is not sectarian to reject NAFTA. Marxists have a duty to speak out
>against NAFTA, GATT and other such measures whatever the UAW or Pat
>Buchanan or Ralph Nader write or say.

The point is to speak out against NAFTA, GATT, WTO, etc. _at the same
time_ as distinguishing where we stand from Pat Buchanan's views,
Ralph Nader's takes, etc.  In other words, keep in mind what Michael
Yates, Martin Hart-Landsberg, William K. Tabb, etc. have said in the
Monthly Review & elsewhere.

BTW, have you read Pat Bond's argument for a "regionalist" approach,
for instance, in Pat Bond, Darlene Miller, & Greg Ruiters,
"Regionalism, Environment, and South African Class Struggles,"
_Capitalism Nature Socialism_ 11.3 (September 2000)?  What do you
think of it?

Yoshie





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