[Debate] Cuban trade unionist: `Workers are key participants in the Cuban revolution' | Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal
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Wed Jul 11 12:34:27 BST 2012
It's too bad that Cuba doesn't seem to present an opportunity to
introduce Christian equivalents of Libya's mujahideen so Cuba too can
enjoy your idea of "dramatically" increased "democracy."
On Wed, Jul 11, 2012 at 3:04 AM, peter waterman
<peterwaterman1936 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Any 'socialist' regime trying to improve productivity, consumption, health,
> education - even the rights of women and discriminated minorities/majorities
> - without dramatically increasing democracy, is not only in contradiction
> with any notion of socialism as an emancipatory doctrine but also its
> bureaucratic-authoritarian self!
> On Wed, Jul 11, 2012 at 4:26 AM, Yoshie Furuhashi
> <critical.montages at gmail.com> wrote:
>> This, for instance, is where the productivity question comes in. If
>> Cuba can raise productivity, the retirement ages don't have to be
>> On Tue, Jul 10, 2012 at 8:16 PM, glparramatta
>> <glparramatta at greenleft.org.au> wrote:
>> > http://links.org.au/node/603
>> > August 27, 2008 -- *Gilda Chacon* is the Asia, Oceania, Africa and
>> > Middle East representative of the Cuban Confederation of Trade Unions
>> > (CTC) and an elected delegate of the People’s Power Municipal Assembly.
>> > *Annolies Truman* interviewed her during her August 17–20 visit to
>> > Perth, Australia, to liaise with Western Australian trade unions.
>> > In common with many other countries, we’re facing the problem of an
>> > ageing workforce. At present, women can retire at 55 and men at 60.
>> > Those retirement ages will need to be extended to 60 and 65, but the
>> > government can’t change the law without workers’ agreement.
>> Yoshie Furuhashi
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