[Marxism] Moderator's note
lnp3 at panix.com
Thu Dec 28 13:57:17 MST 2006
>Nestor wanted us to believe that the general strike of June 27, 1975
>the career of Minister sinister Jose Lopez Rega and Economy Minister Rodrigo
>was called by Lorenzo Miguel -- the head of the Metalworkers Union and of the
>62 Peronist Organizations and Casildo Herrera, then head of the CGT.
>These are the facts:
>Both Casildo Herrera and Lorenzo Miguel demanded some concessions from
>Isabel Peron and the Economy Minister on June 13. On the 17 of June the
>newspaper La Razon published in front page "the 45% raise was generalized"
>and not the 70% demanded by Casildo and Miguel.
I consider myself more involved with Argentine politics than most
people on this list. In 1974, I presented the majority position on
Argentina in the Houston branch of the SWP, which at that time was in
a bloc with the group that Carlos belonged to. Later that year, I was
host to Juan Carlos Coral who was the presidential candidate of that
party and visiting the USA.
About 5 years ago, I wrote a series of articles on Argentine history
that entailed reading perhaps 2000 pages of background material.
Having said all that, my eyes glaze over when I see these exchanges
between Nestor and Carlos, despite the fact that I am closer to
Nestor politically than Carlos. I have advised Nestor privately that
I don't think most people on the list pay much attention to the
internecine struggles of the Argentine far left from decades ago. In
a way, rehashing these debates will only serve to deaden comrades'
interest in anything that is written about Argentina. That would be a shame.
I strongly urge Carlos and Nestor to focus on the here and now.
Although I am sure that the differences from the past mean a great
deal to them, they simply don't register on most subscribers. As a
rule of thumb, when a debate involves only 2 subscribers, that is a
sign that it is not really worth pursuing.
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