[Marxism] Fwd: New at Seven Oaks Magazine

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Mon Apr 24 21:02:06 MDT 2006

New at Seven Oaks Magazine:
This week, John Riddell reviews the state of the Cuban revolution, and 
explores the future for Cuba.  With Fidel Castro aging, a debate has begun 
in Cuba around what will be done after his death.  Riddell fills us in on 
what’s at stake, and some ideas for the future, in 
<http://www.sevenoaksmag.com/features/cubarenewal.html>Cuba Seeks 
Revolutionary Renewal:

         Speaking last fall on the sixtieth anniversary of his admission to 
the University of Havana, Cuba’s president [Fidel Castro] responded to the 
imperialists’ "transition plans and military action plans" by challenging 
his compatriots to develop their own plans for the revolution's future.

His speech has set off what Cuban Foreign Minister Filipe Perez Roque has 
called "an intense debate across the entire country," in factories, work 
collectives, farmers cooperatives, streets, and neighborhoods.

While Riddell investigates the state of one of the American empire’s 
greatest opponents, Ramzy Baroud explains why the serious mistakes the 
American government has made in the Middle East may spell 
<http://www.sevenoaksmag.com/commentary/declineofempire.html>the beginning 
of the end for American international hegemony.

         The miscalculated policies of the US administration in the Middle 
East are quickly undermining the country’s ability to sustain its once 
unchallenged global position. Winds of change are blowing everywhere, and 
there is little that Washington’s ideologues can do to stop it.

Meanwhile, closer to home, Rachel Johndrow explores 
<http://www.sevenoaksmag.com/commentary/naturevancouver.html>The Production 
of Nature in Vancouver, as we enter another busy summer of tourism.

         In this way, nature again becomes useful in that it is solely for 
human consumption­in fact, it is a way of dominating nature for our own 
desires or goals
Establishing a specific ‘gaze’ of nature keeps it 
compartmentalized in our minds, and in our lives.  Moreover, viewing or 
gazing at nature from afar, clearly outweighs living amongst it.  Those who 
live in basement apartments in the city, infested with spiders, moss, and 
the occasional misdirected pigeon, often are eager to separate themselves 
from nature, when they have a real job and aren’t forced to live in a 
‘crappy, infested’ apartment.  We’re simply waiting for our moment to 
escape co-existing with nature in our everyday living spaces­and ‘Condo 
Kings’ are more than happy to oblige us.

Seven Oaks
A magazine of politics, culture, and resistance
info at sevenoaksmag.com

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