Thursday, 21 April 2011
What approach might alter the present balance of power in favour of those who have to sell their labour?
Even now Cubans are having to introduce reforms allowing buying and selling of private property and we have seen multinationals moving into China in recent years. Cuban socialism in recent years has shown the way forward for an eco-socialist model of development and was a great admirer of the Yugoslavian model of worker co-operatives and self-management as a model for a workers democracy. Neither system can/could survive and develop in a hostile capitalist world. The only way we counteract this process of retreat is as international socialist, this means as a matter of urgency we need to develop closer ties with European and global labour movements in the economic struggle and with Left/Green parties in Europe and internationally, but specifically the European Union, we have no other realistic option. Some on the left may disagree but we can fight global capitalism in one country alone, so what’s to be done?