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

Mike Friedman mikedf at amnh.org
Sat Aug 16 09:18:30 MDT 2003

I went to Nicaragua in 1982 as an SWP member, and with the encouragement of
the party. Around 1984, Michael Baumann informed me that, since I was still
living in Nicaragua, I had been dropped from party membership. He argued
that this was because I could not be subject to "party discipline" while
living down there. Thus, I agree with David M.'s response to Juan.


At 10:29 AM 8/14/2003 -0400, you wrote:
>Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2003 09:41:23 -0400
>From: Louis Proyect <lnp3 at panix.com>
>Subject: Re: SWP policy, as I recall it, on travel to Cuba
>Laura Kamienski wrote:
> > I am encouraged to visit Cuba by all in the SWP that I have come in
> > contact with, am now...always have been, officially or unofficially
> > _and_ unequivocally...when I was a member, when I was an official active
> > supporter and when I'm not "officially" have no membership status. I
> > don't know any one who has been "dropped" as an active supporter.
>Well, I spoke to one the other night. He was disinvited from Oberlin
>after making such a trip. This is a guy who *supports* the SWP up and
>down the line.

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