The Ecuadorian Revolution
Julio Fernández Baraibar
julfb at SPAMsinectis.com.ar
Fri Jan 28 23:17:58 MST 2000
Excuse me, dear comrade, I don't understand your statement. Really. Can you
explain yourself in a clearer way? I mean, I understand the words, not the
meaning. Surely it has to do with my lack of english, not with your style.
But your opinion is always interesting to me.
> Au contraire! I believe what is being drawn out here is not a real
> contradiction, but rather something more complimentary. Why is
> the "indian question" similar to that of the BPP? Precisely because it
> is so overlapping with the peasantry. In both instances we have an
> artificially created racial division that, of course, is borne out
> within the class struggle. The question of the "lumpen aspects" (as
> Newton reffered to it) within the BPP were a matter of course to
> organise the Black Power movement. The same applies to the peasantry in
> such places as Ecuador. What this argument hinges upon is whether or
> not we are willing to try and respect that there will be greater
> potential in the movement by trying to work with this reality, or to
> superimpose a new label on it. The question is about land reform in
> most of LA. This is neither opposed to or mutually exclusive of the
> peasant question- what is left out is sovereignty (yet again).
> Macdonald Stainsby
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