bristol reading group 28th november: 21st century socialism in latin america?

The next Bristol reading group session is on socialism in Latin America. It will be on Sunday 28th November at Cafe Kino, Ninetree Hill, Stokes Croft, from 6pm.

All welcome. See below for suggested reading. It is not expected that you read all the texts – focus on the country or countries you are most interested in.

A critical introduction

http://thecommune.co.uk/2009/09/28/state-capitalism-and-communism-from-below-in-latin-america/

Cuba

http://richardlevins.com/writings/category/cuba

Venezuela

Steve Ellner “The perennial debate over socialist goals played out in Venezuela”, Science and Society, 74(1), 2010: click here

And critique (you may have to wait for few minutes to get the PDF to load):

https://thecommune.files.wordpress.com/2009/02/chavismo.pdf

Chiapas, Mexico

John Holloway – changing the without taking power – the lessons of the Zapatistas?

http://libcom.org/library/concept-power-zapatistas-john-holloway

And critique:

http://theanarchistlibrary.org/HTML/Sylvie_Deneuve__Charles_Reeve__Behind_the_Balaclavas_of_South-East_Mexico.html

Bolivia

In support:

http://www.inthesetimes.com/article/4097/morales_remakes_bolivia/

And critique (you may have to wait for few minutes to get the PDF to load):

https://thecommune.files.wordpress.com/2008/09/bolpamphletfinal.pdf