Monday, July 27, 2009

Muammar el-Qaddafi (1980)

Workers Vanguard No. 259 (8 February 1980)


Muammar el-Qaddafi

January 25, 1980

This is to inform you that we are breaking all connections with the Stalinist and Imperialist Agents inside the Trotskyist Movement. The January 18 issue of the Bulletin will be your last.

David North

WV replies: You have us perplexed - which are we, imperialist or Stalinist agents? and why now? Well, Workers League mentors Qaddafi and Khomeini support the CIA-backed Afghan reactionaries; we headline “Hail Red Army!” But we have not cut off your subscription to Workers Vanguard (which you renewed only last month) for fear of being tainted with Arab oil money.

P.S. Agents are supposed to receive pay. Please take this up with our putative sponsors.