Query posted to Marxmail home page

jenyan1 jenyan1 at uic.edu
Tue May 15 11:45:51 MDT 2001

On Mon, 14 May 2001, Louis Proyect wrote:

> Is it beneficial to organize small community based economic development
> projects (NGO's type) in poor areas?
> Is it a step toward buiding economic independence (creating alternative
> ways) or is it just a way to minimize the negative effect of the capitalist
> (unemployment, poverty, etc...)
> Some of my marxist's friends are divided about those.
> If we shall build political independence (control of local governments),
> social and cultural (own media and art), why economic independence is not
> possible, and only the control of the production means is the unique goal?
> Czar.

Czar might find this useful:

Imperialism and NGOs in Latin America
by James Petras

A Palestinian perspective:


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