[Marxism] Forwarded from Derrick O'Keefe
walterlx at earthlink.net
Mon Jun 23 09:27:35 MDT 2008
Louis posted Derrick O'Keefe's violence-baiting note about
the group which sponsored the recently-held Che Guevara
conference here in Vancouver, B.C., Canada.
Louis did not attend the conference, and presumably did not
know one incongruous fact about O'Keefe's wacko attacko:
Derrick O'Keefe paid admission
and attended the Che conference!
Re: [Marxism] Forwarded from Derrick O'Keefe
O'Keefe must not have been worried about any violence, since he
personally came to the event, a point omitted from the account
which was posted by Louis.
Hundreds of others also attended the event, which also included
speakers from the Cuban Young Communist League and a diplomatic
attache from the Venezuelan Embassy in Ottawa, among others.
O'Keefe had nothing to say about the conference that he attended.
Not one single word about the event, the remarks which were made
there, or the people who attended. Thus, there's no way anyone
can respond to his gossip-spreading remarks, beyond pointing out
that Derrick O'Keefe personally attended, and there was certainly
no violence at the event itself. There was, as the link shows,
a lot of rabble-babble conducted away from the gathering.
Vancouver, B.C., Columbia
LOUIS PROYECT posted:
Walter includes this paragraph in his write-up of his political
vacation in Vancouver:
"Unsurprisingly, anything involving the Cuban Revolution and Che
Guevara naturally evoke controversy, including on the political left.
Here's a sample of some of what passes for discussion and debate in
some circles in the Vancouver area. Not very much light is shed there
and a bit of that old-fashioned red-baiting which some on the left
like to engage in rather than argue about politics."
The link that Walter gives is to a thread on a discussion board
called babble, which is part of rabble.ca, where I'm the editor. The
discussion board contains a number of forums and is moderated by
rabble staff and volunteers. People post there from all over, and it
in no way should be taken as a reflection of the discussion on the
Vancouver area left. If Walter knew *anything* about the left in
Vancouver he would know that the group that is hosting him has been
exposed and discussed endlessly, and is a discredited sectarian group
whose leader, Ali Yerevani, has a history of violence and
intimidation against former members and political opponents. You can
read one of the letters exposing all this, written by the group's
former second in command, here:
I'm glad to hear the Cubans were taken to Wal-Mart, though - that's
Los Angeles, California
"Cuba - Un Paraíso bajo el bloqueo"
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