The Ecuadorian Revolution

Julio Fernández Baraibar julfb at
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.
Thank you

Julio F.B.

> 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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