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
http://www.monthlyreview.org/1297petr.htm

A Palestinian perspective:

http://www.dsp.org.au/links/back/issue13/13haneih.htm#08




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