Reply to an Observer article by the Italian Refounded CP

Einde O'Callaghan einde at gmx.de
Mon Aug 11 12:22:03 MDT 2003


Johannes Schneider wrote:
> Louis Proyect forwarded:
>
>
>
>>I am commenting on selected passages from an article that can be read in
>>its entirety at:
>>
>>http://www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,3604,1016107,00.html
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>>>Reformist social democracy is no longer on the agenda
>>>The anti-globalisation movement is the basis of a left alternative
>>>
>>>Fausto Bertinotti
>
>
> What makes Bertnotti's Guardian open-ed even more odd is the fact that his
> very PRC has just performed another electoral turn by re-joining again the
> 'reformist social democratic' electoral alliance.
>
> For an account on that see:
> http://www.wsws.org/articles/2003/jun2003/ital-j21.shtml
>
> I think Bertinotti's Guardian piece has to be seen within the framework of
> yet another electoral manoveur. Next year there are going to be elections to
> the European Parliament. Though the MPs are elected on a national basis, any
> group beeing able to present itself as part of a broader European alliance
> will profit.
>
> On the left there are talks to put together the groups behind the European
> Social Forum in an electoral alliance. The big players in this respect are
> the British SWP, the French SWP and Bertinotti's Italian PRC. So it should

There is no French SWP - I think you might mean the French LCR - the
French section of the USFI

> not be such a surprise that Bertinotti sounds likes an SWPer, when writing
> for a British audience.
>
Einde O'Callaghan




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