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Minutes from January 26, 1975
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DAR II 1/26/75
Discussion of Bayou Landing article for newsletter.
Discussion of whether [unreadable] DAR II should be used in print -- especially in ref. to mention in Bayou Landing article
-- most important thing is the issue + not the name (DAR II) when where doing publicity
-- consensus was not to pring name in newsletter
-- later we will have a discussion of when we will use the name, i.e. coalitions, publicity of events, etc.
Marxism; Socialism; Communism; Trotsyism; United Front; Lesbian Separatism; Feminism; Dialectical Materialism; Stalinism
Dialectical materialism --
Marxism -- methodology of dialectical materialism ie way of looking at history + things also as a startegy which makes it [unreadable] different from dialectical materialism.
* 15 minute discussion of whether to have definitions at all whether it was intellectual masterbation -- consensus was to continue briefly.
Trotsky & Stalin -- Stalin wanted to industrialize Russia & Trotsky wanted to make rev. in rest of world. Trotskyists consider themselves true Marxists because they agree with original Bolsheviks. Maoists pretty much line up with Stalinists
Bolsheviks -- people who took part in in original Russian revolution
Therefore recommended reading on Russian Revolution. 10 Days that Shook the World Nicolas & Alexandra
Maoists -- peasants are imp't. in 3rd world countries. Serve the People -- talk about politics & theory afterwards. people need to be educated more than country needs to be industrialized. Therefore rec. reading Agnes Smedley Daughters of Earth
M Smith check of Margaret Snell tape
30 minute discussion of class differences & lack of communication -- arrogance of left -- question of whether feminism alienates people in same way.
-- alienation of us from other feminists & them from us because we push too hard.
next time Lesbian/Separatism & Feminism -- discuss alienation we fell & what we make others feel.
Structure may mean that certain people will monopolize the discussion whereas non-structure may mean a different group of people will monopolize.
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