Re: (OPE-L) dreams and nightmares

From: Allin Cottrell (
Date: Sun May 18 2003 - 17:51:46 EDT

On Sat, 17 May 2003, Fred B. Moseley wrote:

> I think our main responsibility - those of us in the US - with
> regard to Cuba at the present time is to STOP THE US ECONOMIC
> AGGRESSION AGAINST CUBA, and of course to fight against a military
> invasion if that materializes.  I am convinced that if the blockade
> were lifted, and especially if US tourists were allowed to travel
> freely to Cuba, the Cuban economy would improve dramatically.  This
> would demonstrate even more clearly what is possible for the rest of
> humanity.  And I also think that the greater economic prosperity
> would also make possible a movement toward more free and democratic
> political structures at the national level.
> Our main task right now is not to criticize Cuba for its lack of
> democracy at the national level (there will be time for this
> important topic later), but rather to defend Cuba, and the gains its
> people have made, against US aggression.
> I intend to work hard on this task, and I urge others to do so as
> well.

As another who attended the recent Marx conference in Cuba, I couldn't
agree more.  I plan to try to establish some sort of Cuba solidarity
campaign at my university.  I would be interested to hear from others
doing this sort of thing (not necessarily on OPE-L) about which
tactics work well and which do not.

Allin Cottrell.

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