[Marxism] Chavez: Confederation w/ Cuba Possible

Walter Lippmann walterlx at earthlink.net
Wed Oct 17 17:10:25 MDT 2007

Yes. This is a natural outgrowth of the entire ALBA process.
Anyone who's read the founding documents of ALBA knows that
this is something entirely to be expected. Furthermore, it's
part of the process of Latin American integration. Chavez
spoke about the process at length on Sunday's five-hour
Alo Presidente program, broadcast live from Santa Clara,
Cuba. Fidel participated in this call-in program as well.

They talked about having a common government for both of
the countries, with both of them being sort of co-presidents.
Of course, this isn't a juridical fact, but it's more of a
spiritual or political conception to which both are open.

Washington, the Wall Street Journal and others are freaked-
out about this development. They want to split and divide
Cuba and Venezuela, and no wonder. The deepening alliance
of the two founding members of the Bolivarian Alternative
strengthen both in incalculable ways.

It will, however, cause dismay and disappointment among the
anti-Chavez forces on the political left, among other the
San Francisco anti-Chavista army called Socialist Action,
as well as the U.S. Socialist Workers Party, both groups
to which I once belonged. They seem to have truly lost 
their way when it comes to this process.

Here are some notes about the Socialist Workers Party and
Socialist Action, focusing on the latter, and providing a
series of links to Socialist Action articles denouncing
Chavez. I admit that I retain some hope that Socialist
Action will draw back from the precipice on this, but so
far they seem to be digging their heels in deeper and
deeper in their relentless campaign against Chavez, and
it saddens me to see people like Gerry Foley, who helped
recruit me in 1962, and Jeff Macker, whom I knew for so
many years, going politically off the deep end on this.


Walter Lippmann

Editor-in-Chief, CubaNews
writer - photographer - activist

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