'The Corporate Invasion of Iraq'

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Mon Jul 14 10:59:02 MDT 2003


Johannes Schneider:
> Cuba, Democracy and the Bush Doctrine
> http://www.isreview.org/issues/30/cuba.shtml
> What do listers think about this one?

Reyes also wrote an article in their newspaper back in May that was not
as objectionable.

I find this one much more so. It is filled with state-capitalist
theorizing with zero direct engagement with the social and economic
reality of Cuba. All of the "documentation" in support of their analysis
comes from the bourgeois press, the retrograde Chicago Tribune in
particular.

What's worse is that they lie about the emigration crisis. Reyes writes,
"Socialists defend the right of ordinary people to move freely,
regardless of national borders. It would be a scandal in the left if
Vicente Fox began to execute Mexicans who illegally cross the border
into the U.S. in order to avoid a mass migration crisis, yet this is
what Castro has claimed as a rationale for the three executions."

In other words, there is not a single mention of the culpability of the
USA in creating an emigration bottleneck, nor is there any reference to
all the efforts by the Cuban government to persuade the USA to accept
more people who want to leave the country. This is very, very
bad--bordering on disinformation.

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