Histomat: Adventures in Historical Materialism

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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

The War on Democracy

John Pilger is introducing his new film, The War on Democracy for the Socialist Worker Appeal in London on 6 November. Pilger is of course a legend, and The War on Democracy is a great introduction to US foreign policy in Latin America, even if one might quibble with Pilger's description of General Pinochet's bloody dictatorship in Chile as 'fascism'.

The War on Democracy is of course a slightly ironic title for a fundraiser for the Socialist Workers' Party in the current period, given the current 'war on democracy' within the Respect Coalition being waged against the SWP by a clique around the MP, George Galloway. Let us hope that Respect's national conference in a couple of weeks time (a) happens and (b) manages to resolve the current organisational crisis in a democratic and fraternal manner that allows Respect to move forward.

2 Comments:

At 1:12 pm, Anonymous Miles said...

For news about Respect in Manchester see http://action-without-theory.blogspot.com/2007/11/respects-north-south-divide.html

 
At 9:11 am, Anonymous mauri shoes said...

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