[Marxism] Colombia: The end for guerrilla warfare? | Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal

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Tue Mar 27 12:04:02 MDT 2012





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The key words here are "an era" is coming to an end. Maybe. But, people have been predicting the end of this or that form of warfare for centuries. Engels thought the urbanization-plannification of Europe, along the lines of Haussmann's Paris, probably signaled the end of urban insurrection. (Incidentally, Brasilia was designed, yes with Neymeyer's collaboration, with this very thought in mind). Every political organization in Cuba, including the old Communist Party, the PSP, told Fidel Castro that rural guerrilla warfare could not possibly work in a country so highly urbanized, by Latin American standards, as Cuba. From Tehran in 1979 to Cairo in 2011 we've witnessed largely non-violent mass protests bring down pro-American regimes, with little the Americans could do about it.

Perhaps the shantytowns that now dot every major Third World city, and China too, will be the new locus ofl la guerrilla. If so, it's time to take out Fanon again, and, with a grain of salt, even Lin Biao.


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