cigarettes are code for proletarian

Enzo Michelangeli em at
Fri Dec 11 17:11:44 PST 1998

-----Original Message----- From: Louis Proyect <lnp3 at> Date: Saturday, December 12, 1998 4:13 AM

>The tobacco trade is analogous to the oil trade. It is a form of colonial
>domination. That has not changed over the centuries. Prime land in Honduras
>is used to grow tobacco for cigars, while peasants are pushed into the

And what exactly is that makes Cuba's tobacco different? In deciding whether using "prime land" for tobacco is good or bad, the political regime (which only defines who gets the revenues) is quite irrelevant.


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