[Marxism] ps re Slovenia

michael a. lebowitz mlebowit at sfu.ca
Mon May 6 00:08:30 MDT 2013

On additional point about the developments at the Workers & Punks 
University May Day School reported by Michael Perelman: the announcement 
made at the conference was the formation of an explicitly socialist 
initiative. The young comrades there have been intensely involved in the 
protest movement there and have concluded that it is essential now to 
distinguish their position from the strains of merely anti-corruption 
and nationalist elements within those demonstrations and to build 
explicitly on this basis. The particular significance of this at this 
time is that 'socialism' [and, indeed, self-management] have been terms 
beyond mention as the result of an intense ideological offense offensive 
throughout the former Yugoslavia for the last 20 years and more. There 
are similar stirrings in Zagreb [where I was until yesterday] and 
Belgrade [where I am now] among young people but they are far behind the 
comrades in Ljubljana; however, there is no question that in those 
places they are being inspired to go thou and do likewise.

Michael A. Lebowitz
Professor Emeritus
Economics Department
Simon Fraser University
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