[Debate] Samuel Farber on Unions in Cuba
Riaz K Tayob
riaz.tayob at gmail.com
Tue Jul 10 21:15:58 BST 2012
What should the relationship between unions and the state be?
Do you understand the Is the issue about being adversarial as the
classic formulation to create the dictatorship of the proletariat? Is
your concern about automous spaces for self organisation?
How do you see the continuity of power and the Castro hold on it? Are
you of the view that such "authoritarianism" may be necessary in the
face of the real threats of its neighbour or what?
On 2012/07/10 10:57 PM, Yoshie Furuhashi wrote:
> Why should trade unions necessarily be adversarial to the party and/or
> the state unless the party and/or the state are against their members?
> E.g., are CTC, KKE, Zenroren, etc. worse trade unions than apolitical
> trade unions?
> >'socialism' is the appropriate term to apply to a country that after a half
> >century is ruled by members of the same family, by one party, and in which
> >there is one state-approved and state-organised organisation for workers,
> >for women, for children, etc, etc.
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