[DEBATE] : Re: (Fwd) 'SA is subimperialist'
pbond at mail.ngo.za
Fri Nov 24 17:58:03 GMT 2006
> I think Ronald Roberts (for whatever reasons) is right in the case of
> reliance on the courts for emancipation. SA might as you say be a
> 'minor' imperialism but its 'our' imperialism and thus more
> susceptible to pressure from people at home than foreign powers. This
> makes the SA state the *logically prior* focus of resistance in any
> transformative project. Why on earth then encourage reliance on its
> courts? Or do you somehow believe they're *relatively autonomous* and
> consequently more enlightened in dealing with the demands of those
> expropriated under apartheid?
Hey, good organisers never 'rely' on bourgeois courts, comrade. Good
organisers do, however, use every tool available. Sometimes the
publicity and ruling class scares associated with courts are quite
effective. Roberts - who knows what a hostile court room looks like this
week, for sure - highly praised Dennis for his legal challenge to the
Barclays takeover of Absa.
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