HUGE ERROR SWP policy, as I recall it, on travel to Cuba

Laura Kamienski tkd at
Thu Aug 14 08:06:10 MDT 2003

I meant I trust Jack Barnes NOT Barry Shepard who, even though was a
friend at the time, nonetheless I supported the expulsion of...I was a
member then. I haven't had enough coffee yet. My apologies.


Laura Kamienski wrote:
> Louis Proyect wrote:
>> Laura Kamienski wrote:
>> We are not sectarian, if you mean something like this:
>> "If we have no business with the construction of the future or with
>> organizing it for all time, there can still be no doubt about the task
>> confronting us at present: the _ruthless criticism of the existing
>> order_, ruthless in that it will shrink neither from its own
>> discoveries, nor from conflict with the powers that be."
>> Karl Marx, Letter to Ruge, 1843
> Criticism about strategy is one thing. Personal here say and anecdotes
> are another. Something I've never experienced from the party in a public
> forum. I am a firm proponent of discipline and organizational structure.
>   Furthermore, I implicitly trust comrade Barry Shepard, Mary Alice
> Waters and the NC of the SWP. My experience with them has proven nothing
> short of a disciplined, well organized, _principled_ non-sectarian party
> whose analysis, action and strategy is impeccable. Nuff said. I hope
> they are monitoring this list. I will not respond to any more of this.
> If you wish to discuss SWP strategy or analysis I'll be happy to join in.
> lk

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