[Marxism] The Iraqi Left and an small factual correction for Jose
dwalters at igc.org
Mon May 10 09:03:06 MDT 2004
On Nicaragua. My wife is Nicaraguan. Totally a-political. She still
expects a knock at the door one night and the gov't to take me away. I
used to make fun of this, now I'm not so sure. Anyway, one of her
uncles (a former member of the FSLN internal security apparatus)
married into a PSN family. I got to know them a bit. "Counter
revolutionary" is a term I would VERY easily ascribe to them.
But... it's not true they lost *all* influence among workers. Small
segments, in the guise of various unions, continued to support them.
Probably several thousand, and this was right through the height of
popularity of the FSLN: 1979 through 1984 or so. It's like saying that
ALL workers abandoned the PSP to the July 26th Movement which would be
false, too (even if the first free election to the CTC ended with the
July 26th Movement getting 96% of the vote and the PSP with 4%).
IF the FSLN had shut down the PSN, had the PSN, for example, sat on the
Contra administrative council, I don't know about you but I'd support
I can't see how any aspect of the US imposed administration in Bagdad
is *not* somehow a legitimate hard target for the resistance?
The French CP attempted collaboration with the Nazis shortly before
operation Barbarossa. Fortunately for them there was no serious
underground to oppose the occupation, at least in the early
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