Re: [OPE] Special TV report on Venezuela

From: Dave Zachariah <>
Date: Tue Dec 09 2008 - 14:30:08 EST

on 2008-12-08 23:25 paul bullock wrote:
> A socialist in Venezuela MUST, *it seems to me*, work *within *the
> PSUV to argue their views and support the building of socialism. This
> is the *debate* the party is organising. However the fact that a
> coalition exists around the PSUV provides room for more 'radical' and
> more 'timorous' souls, and which deepens the overal discussion in the
> country.

I think the Left has yet to discover the form of effective political
organizations for the 21st century. How to maintain an effective mass
organization; that can allow a diversity of opinion but also coherent
policies; that can cooperate with other organizations on certain issues
but still pursue independent working-class politics?

Mike Macnair has recently written an interesting book on this issue


I am slightly more appealed by the general structure of the European
Left Party, but the issue of organization is still an 'open problem'.

//Dave Z
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