At the last congress of Rifondazione Comunista (2005) the Italian Marxists of FalceMartello presented their own national document. A comrade sent a letter questioning the kind of transitional demands presented. Here we publish the letter with a reply from the Italian Marxists, an interesting debate on what kind of demands should be raised at each turn of events.
On Wednesday the Prodi government was forced to resign
after losing a crucial vote in the Senate. This reveals the extreme instability
of the political situation in the country, but it also poses sharply the
contradictions in which the PRC has placed itself.
In spite of having
promised no more NATO or US
bases in Italy, the Prodi
government has gone ahead and agreed to a big expansion of the Vicenza base. This has
provoked anger among the left electorate which was clearly seen on last
Saturdayâ€™s massive demonstration of at least 150,000.