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blake 3:17
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posted 06 December 2006 02:07 PM      Profile for blake 3:17     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
RESURGENT LATIN AMERICA

New Socialist Magazine Launch
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
7pm, Concord Café, 937 Bloor St. West

Join us for a discussion on the important popular struggles gripping Latin America today as we launch our new “Latin America Resurgent” issue.

SPEAKERS:

Jasmin Hristov is a Ph.D. candidate in Sociology at York University. She will be speaking on the paramilitarization of the Colombian state. Her writing has appeared in The Journal of Peasant Studies, Social Justice, Journal of Peacebuilding and Development, and Latin American Perspectives.

Leandro Vergara-Camus will speak on the dramatic developments in Mexico. He is a PhD candidate in the department of Political Science at York University and teaches at York and McMaster universities. He is also a member of the Latin American Solidarity Committee (LASC) and Bolivarian Cirlce Manuelita Saenz of Toronto.

Jeffery R. Webber will speak on Venezuela and Bolivia. He is an editor of New Socialist, a PhD candidate in political science at the University of Toronto, and a member of the Latin American Solidarity Committee (LASC). His writings have appeared in numerous Left journals and magazines.

Articles Appearing in the Latin American Theme Section:

Phil Hearse – Latin America: No Easy Road to Victory

Jasmin Hristov – Uribe and the Paramilitarization of the Colombian State

Ruth Blakeley – US Foreign Policy Strategies in Latin America

Dan La Botz – Mexico’s Two Presidents and Two Governments: Dual Power, Revolution, or Populist Theatre?

Jeffery R. Webber – Unearthing the Contradictions: Bolivia, Venezuela and the Future of the Latin American Left

Marc Becker – Pachakutik Politics in Ecuador

Samuel Farber – Cuba’s Likely Transition

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M. Spector
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posted 06 December 2006 02:24 PM      Profile for M. Spector   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Samuel Farber speaking on Cuba?

That should be good for a laugh. This is guy who doesn't think there are any socialists in Cuba.


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Ken Burch
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posted 06 December 2006 02:35 PM      Profile for Ken Burch     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
"New Socialist" was the name of the magazine the British Labour Party ran in the 1980's, before they gave up everything they stood for.

Who runs THIS "New Socialist", just out of curiousity?


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John K
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posted 06 December 2006 03:39 PM      Profile for John K        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I ran across an article by Samuel Farber on the same topic in a recent issue of the International Socialist Review.
quote:
Cuba’s likely transition and its politics
By SAMUEL FARBER
Samuel Farber is a long-time socialist born and raised in Cuba. He is the author of numerous works on that country including The Origin of the Cuban Revolution Reconsidered published by University of North Carolina Press.

IF PRESENT economic and political world-wide trends continue to prevail, Fidel Castro’s death will be followed, perhaps after a short period of continuity to reassure Cubans and foreigners about the stability of the system, by a significant institutional change in Cuban economic, social, and political life. Important Cuban leaders have expressed, on a number of occasions, serious concern about a reversal of the course of the revolution after the death of Fidel Castro. In a speech at the University of Havana on November 17, 2005, Fidel Castro himself warned out that while the United States had been unable to defeat Cuba’s political system, the revolution could be defeated as a result of corruption and its own errors.

We can analyze these issues by drawing on the accumulated experience of the many post-Communist transitions that have taken place since the end of the 1980s. Much has already been written about such likely changes in Cuba. Nevertheless, there has been less discussion about the changes in the ideological and political landscape that are likely to accompany such institutional transformations.



http://www.isreview.org/issues/48/cuba.shtml

Worth a read.


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posted 06 December 2006 04:08 PM      Profile for Fidel     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
That's a coincidence. Because corruption defeated democracy here a long time ago. Our two old line parties couldn't muster more than 24 percent of the eligible vote after 70 years of Liberal stranglehold on power in Ottawa and their ideological twins after 30. Fidel is a fresh face by comparison.
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blake 3:17
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posted 06 December 2006 06:11 PM      Profile for blake 3:17     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
http://newsocialist.org/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Socialist_Group

I am a former editor of and a frequent contributor tp the New Socialist magazine.


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M. Spector
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posted 10 January 2007 04:21 PM      Profile for M. Spector   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by John K:
I ran across an article by Samuel Farber on the same topic in a recent issue of the International Socialist Review.
Here's a critique of that article which I particularly enjoyed.

From: One millihelen: The amount of beauty required to launch one ship. | Registered: Feb 2005  |  IP: Logged
Farmpunk
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posted 10 January 2007 04:55 PM      Profile for Farmpunk     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I like this quote from on down in that link.

"One thing that this transition talk—whether from someone like Farber or, yet worse, the bizarre documents that the Bush admin has been putting out about a post-Castro transition—does not consider is the Cuban project in sustainable agriculture. The Bush admin folks probably don’t even know that this project exists and wouldn’t care anyway, but I find it puzzling that some one like Farber wouldn’t pay any attention either."

Anyone have any good links to that info?


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M. Spector
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posted 10 January 2007 06:40 PM      Profile for M. Spector   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Farmpunk:
Anyone have any good links to that info?
Here's one.

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