[Marxism] A public stoning in Germany
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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