[Marxism] May Day 2005 in Caracas: the revolution advances

Carlos A. Rivera cerejota at optonline.net
Sun May 1 21:57:04 MDT 2005

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "michael a. lebowitz" <mlebowit at sfu.ca>

> Well, 'march' is not quite an accurate way to describe the stop-start 
> pattern of our progress. In fact, far better to describe it as a street 
> party, which occasionally lurched forward when streams of marchers coming 
> from other streets lessened: infectious dance music blared from the sound 
> truck leading us, and dancing was occurring throughout the crowd--- most 
> impressively from two older women and a man (occasionally joined by 
> others) in front, who periodically shared the microphone to lead us in 
> chants.

Man, this is how its done in Puerto Rico too. Our chants are always musical 
and marches are festival like, even serious, cop-facing marches.

I don't get it while marches in the USA are either somber or pedagogical.


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