Alan Woods continues his reply laying emphasis on the position of the
Communist International on the mass organisations and stressing the need to
unite the piqueteros movement in Argentina. To be continued.
We continue this reply by taking up the question of the 1982
Malvinas/Falklands war, explaining what the real position of the British
Marxists was at the time. In answer to Oviedo's blatant distortions Alan Woods
explains that they opposed the war as an imperialist war on both sides, and
adopted a genuine internationalist position. To be continued.
How did Lenin and Trotsky pose the question of war? What emphasis did
they put on the right of self-determination? In replying to Oviedo, Alan Woods
puts the record straight. He also explains how countries like Argentina, Turkey,
Pakistan, etc., are weak imperialist powers, subject to the domination of the
major imperialist powers while at the same time having their own imperialist
ambitions locally. To be continued.
How to solve the Malvinas question – and how not to solve it. Alan
Woods concludes his analysis on the Malvinas posing the question from a class
point of view. And in response to the scandalous accusation that we are somehow
apologists for British imperialism, he also explains the position of the British
Marxists on Ireland, explaining that we were the only ones who opposed the
sending in of the troops back in 1969, and have always maintained a consistent
class position throughout. This is the last part.
There is widespread opposition to the Mesa government, however the general
strike that was supposed to take place in Februaray this did not take place.
Jorge Martin looks at the factors that explain this. The situation remains an
The National Enlarged Meeting of the Bolivian Workers' Union (COB) on April
8, convened in the mining stronghold of Huanuni, decided to call a general
strike and national road blockades starting from May 2nd. The call has the support of the
peasant unions organised in the CSUTCB under the leadership of Mallku Felipe
Quispe, and could precipitate the fall of Mesa's weak government.