The problem of violence is a problem of the system.
Does a leaderless movement mean more democracy? Nay, it does not.
What’s to save?
Durham-López campaign statement: Justice for Manuel Diaz and Joel Acevedo – Curb police violence with elected civilian review boards
For a downloadable copy of this statement, click here. [PDF, 101kB] The weekend of July 21 saw another chapter in the long history of racist police violence in Southern California, with Anaheim police shooting to death two young Latino men. The Freedom Socialist Party campaign of Stephen Durham for president and Christina López for vice… Read more »
TABLE OF CONTENTS PREAMBLE INTRODUCTION THE ECONOMY Incursions by Foreign Capital CHARACTER OF THE STATE APPARATUS Bureaucraticism Trumps Workers Democracy THE PROGRAM AND GOALS OF THE CUBAN COMMUNIST PARTY A Study in Contradiction CUBAN MASS ORGANIZATIONS A Force for Democracy or Handmaidens of the State Apparatus? OTHER VIEWS FROM THE LEFT Polarized Perspectives CONCLUSION PREAMBLE… Read more »
No more bailouts for bankers & speculators. Open the books. Nationalize the banking and insurance industries, under the control of workers! • Make public the results of worker audits of allegedly bankrupt and failing companies. • Send corporate crooks to jail, including predatory lenders. Redirect war spending into social services. Redirect the Pentagon’s $500-plus billion… Read more »
Walter Lippmann Editor, CubaNews listserv Los Angeles, California Dear Walter, You recently disseminated Dr. Susan Williams’ article “Cuba’s Fate: Balanced on a Razor’s Edge” from the September/October issue of the Freedom Socialist newspaper. In your introduction to the posting, you make a point of having been a Trotskyist at some unhappy time in the past… Read more »
Felipe de J. Pérez Cruz Cuba Dear Comrade Pérez Cruz, Thank you for writing to me regarding the article I circulated by Dr. Susan Williams, “Cuba’s Fate: Balanced on a Razor’s Edge” which first appeared in the Freedom Socialist newspaper. I appreciate the offer to continue debate based on “respect and friendship, as befits comrades… Read more »
Dr. Néstor García Iturbe Havana, Cuba Dear Dr. García Iturbe, In a recent article “A Thousand-faced Monster called the CIA,” appearing in the U.S-based Cuba News, you describe the U.S. Freedom Socialist Party as a CIA front to overthrow the Cuban Revolution. Apparently you reached this conclusion after reading “Cuba’s Fate: Balanced on a Razor’s… Read more »
Eight months after the death of Mao Tse-tung, the decade-long power struggle between his collaborators and the current ruling bureaucracy appears to have ended. The new Communist Party chairman, Hua Kuo-feng, has apparently consolidated control. The sudden arrest last October of “The Gang of Four” — Chiang Ching, Yao Wen-yuan, Chang Chun-chiao and Wang Hung-wen,… Read more »