[Marxism] A public stoning in Germany

Einde O'Callaghan eindeoc at googlemail.com
Tue Mar 10 13:47:42 MDT 2009

Lüko Willms wrote:
> David Thorstad  wrote:
>   quoting Raymond Deane from Electronic Intifada: 
>> Hermann Dierkes is a respected politician with an honorable record of 
>> campaigning for social and political justice in the German Rhineland 
>> city of Duisburg. 
>   Thanks for bringing me news of my old comrade Hermann Dierkes. We 
> spent many years together in the German section of the Fourth International. 
>> Finally, it will be interesting to see if this debacle induces Die Linke 
>> to reconsider whether it is more appropriate to adopt a principled 
>> position on Israel than to continue playing to the gallery of rightist 
>> pressure-groups that have taken upon themselves the task of perpetuating 
>> unconditional German support for Israel. It is hard to feel optimistic 
>> about this. 
>    The Party "Die Linke" rather wants to enter capitalist governments. 
You know that this is an oversimplification, Lüko, even if you don't 
believe in working in Die Linke. There is a strong wing opposed to 
participation in government, althought admittedly there is a strong 
"realo" wing, particularly in the section that came out of the PDS in 
the East, where the party is the official opposition in most states.

All the best, Einde

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