Hugo is a friend and a mentor, he has even stayed with me here in Winkfield!
In the 1960s when he was a member of the Fourth International he led a succesful peasant revolution in Peru which gained land rights.
No dogmatist he maintains relations with a variety of forces and tendancies including the FI, he argues that while left governments in Latin America have been a 'good' thing, yet they are still based on an extractivist model.
Even more so the economies of countries like the UK and US.
'Developmentalism' and 'Defence of Mother Earth' are contradictory projects.
Hugo argues that we must mistrust leaders and put our hearts into solidarity with grassroots movements including Occupy Wall Street.
Capitalism is destroying our very survival, the fight against capitalism is the fight for survival