[DEBATE] : Re: Zim sanctions and social justice!
grinker at mweb.co.za
Thu Jun 8 14:14:08 BST 2006
I think the point about lack of a mass movement refers to the situation in
*other* countries from where the solidarity should come.
As long as it is fighting back, the nature of the politics of the resistance
movement in Zim is pretty irrelevant for whether the need for solidarity
arises. This excuse (i.e. their politics is not principled/ socialist/ they
have a bad position on women/gays etc) was however often used in various
imperialist countries. The metropolitan left often failed to build
solidarity on the basis that the politics of those movements fighting for
freedom against their ruling classes were not sufficiently progressive. The
disgraceful failure of most of the British left to fight on the side of
"petit bourgeois" Irish Republicans who took up arms against Britain is a
case in point.
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Subject: [DEBATE] : Re: Zim sanctions and social justice!
The Zim debates seem to be stalled by reference to the 'fact' (?) that there
is no 'mass democratic movement' in Zimbabwe and as such any engagements on
the deepeing of solidarity will always be limited.
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