Cuban Democracy at Work (was Re: RES: a trip to North Korea)

Charles Brown CharlesB at
Wed Apr 26 11:37:32 PDT 2000

>>> Michael Hoover <hoov at> 04/25/00 11:57PM >>>
> By Jon Hillson
> Popular participation in the revolutionary government, and confidence
> in it, have made Cuban civil defense programs a model.

Above line from Yoshie's forward stands out amidst lbo blather about Castro and Cuba...

Two most significant features of Cuban political system are grassroots organizations: Committees to Defend the Revolution (CDR) that perfor defense, education, and community functions *and* Organs of Popular Power (OPP), elected assemblies designed to make party and national government responsive to local needs. Michael Hoover


CB: Yes, this is important instiutional evidence of Cuba's popular sovereignty , the number one touchstone of democracy. The CDR are close to direct democratic , i.e. not republican, forms.


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