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Walter Lippmann walterlx at earthlink.net
Tue Jun 17 23:59:03 MDT 2008


The Cuban CP supported Batista in 1940 when it endorsed his
presidential campaign and got two ministries without portfolio
in his cabinet. However, during the armed struggle, the CP had
been outlawed following Batista's coup of March 10, 1952, so
the statement that the CP controlled the working class and
supported Batista is false. The CP did opposed the July 26th
attack on Moncada, which it labled "putschist".

Where are the Soviets in Cuba? Since there never were any 
Soviets at the time of the armed struggle, how can anyone
complain about their absence. Soviets, when they arose, were
a completely spontaneous expression of working class political
power, as they had been in 1905 and 1917 Russia. But no one
can call soviets into existence by political decision, so it
is absurd to ask where were the Soviets, since there never
were any. Well, there were some in 1933, but during the Cuban
Revolution led by Fidel, there never were any.

Yossi had a right to his opinion, but when it's not based on
actual historical reality, he might want to reconsider the
conclusions which flow from the non-facts which he cites.


Walter Lippmann
Comox Valley
Victoria Island
Vancouver, B.C., Canada

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YOSSI SCHWARTZ writes:
In Cuba during the guerrilla struggle in the mountains the Cuban
Communist party controlling the working class supported Batista and
opposed Castro. This was not a working class revolution.

You further must assume that capitalism at this epoch is still in the
form of "free" market and that that bureaucratic capitalists is not
ruling class and that it can substitute working class power.

Where are the Soviets in Cuba?

What kind of a socialist state is Cuba? when the rate of exploitation
of the workers of Cuba that including social benefit is higher than
in Argentina. Workers in Cuba earn much less than the working class
in Argentina.


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     WALTER LIPPMANN
     Los Angeles, California
     Editor-in-Chief, CubaNews
     http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CubaNews/
     "Cuba - Un Paraíso bajo el bloqueo"
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