Sunday, May 20, 2018

Venezuelans cast ballots in presidential election

Aayidisi Baayidisi Song by Jana Natya Mandali

"With friends like Trump"... What's Europe's answer to 'America first'?

Le Défi Américain : The contradiction between USA and Europe is showing cracks (It is still a contradictions among friends) it is not a chasm yet ( antagonistic contradiction)  - but hopefully Trump makes it so - if he keeps up pressure which is likely - given Bolton's world view and anti European threats which are even more bellicose in private than public.

Putin with his own existential geo -political interest at stake has reason to smile and gives Angela Merkel white roses a deeply symbolic act of standing by your side.

The internal contradictions within the European Union even between France and Germany its core are not easy to resolve and the more external pressure from the United States will hasten the break up not the unity of the European Union unlike what most commentators think.

European Unity was always fragile and the Trump sanctions hammer will smash the glass where everybody will seek their own national interest.

The Newly proposed Italian Government is a harbinger of death of European Union which in turn was triggered by the UK Brexit.

The European Union is dead - order the white roses for its funeral which we predict will be in 2025.



Love Me I'm a Liberal : Now and Then - Phil Ochs Remembered

People who are liberals look upon the principles of Marxism as abstract dogma. They approve of Marxism, but are not prepared to practice it or to practice it in full; they are not prepared to replace their liberalism by Marxism. These people have their Marxism, but they have their liberalism as well--they talk Marxism but practice liberalism; they apply Marxism to others but liberalism to themselves. They keep both kinds of goods in stock and find a use for each. This is how the minds of certain people work.

We stand for active ideological struggle because it is the weapon for ensuring unity within the Party and the revolutionary organizations in the interest of our fight. Every Communist and revolutionary should take up this weapon.

But liberalism rejects ideological struggle and stands for unprincipled peace, thus giving rise to a decadent, Philistine attitude and bringing about political degeneration in certain units and individuals in the Party and the revolutionary organizations.

Liberalism manifests itself in various ways.

To let things slide for the sake of peace and friendship when a person has clearly gone wrong, and refrain from principled argument because he is an old acquaintance, a fellow townsman, a schoolmate, a close friend, a loved one, an old colleague or old subordinate. Or to touch on the matter lightly instead of going into it thoroughly, so as to keep on good terms. The result is that both the organization and the individual are harmed. This is one type of liberalism.

To indulge in irresponsible criticism in private instead of actively putting forward one's suggestions to the organization. To say nothing to people to their faces but to gossip behind their backs, or to say nothing at a meeting but to gossip afterwards. To show no regard at all for the principles of collective life but to follow one's own inclination. This is a second type.

To let things drift if they do not affect one personally; to say as little as possible while knowing perfectly well what is wrong, to be worldly wise and play safe and seek only to avoid blame. This is a third type.

Not to obey orders but to give pride of place to one's own opinions. To demand special consideration from the organization but to reject its discipline. This is a fourth type.

To indulge in personal attacks, pick quarrels, vent personal spite or seek revenge instead of entering into an argument and struggling against incorrect views for the sake of unity or progress or getting the work done properly. This is a fifth type.

To hear incorrect views without rebutting them and even to hear counter-revolutionary remarks without reporting them, but instead to take them calmly as if nothing had happened. This is a sixth type.

To be among the masses and fail to conduct propaganda and agitation or speak at meetings or conduct investigations and inquiries among them, and instead to be indifferent to them and show no concern for their well-being, forgetting that one is a Communist and behaving as if one were an ordinary non-Communist. This is a seventh type.

To see someone harming the interests of the masses and yet not feel indignant, or dissuade or stop him or reason with him, but to allow him to continue. This is an eighth type.

To work half-heartedly without a definite plan or direction; to work perfunctorily and muddle along--"So long as one remains a monk, one goes on tolling the bell." This is a ninth type.

To regard oneself as having rendered great service to the revolution, to pride oneself on being a veteran, to disdain minor assignments while being quite unequal to major tasks, to be slipshod in work and slack in study. This is a tenth type.

To be aware of one's own mistakes and yet make no attempt to correct them, taking a liberal attitude towards oneself. This is an eleventh type.

We could name more. But these eleven are the principal types.

They are all manifestations of liberalism.

Liberalism is extremely harmful in a revolutionary collective. It is a corrosive which eats away unity, undermines cohesion, causes apathy and creates dissension. It robs the revolutionary ranks of compact organization and strict discipline, prevents policies from being carried through and alienates the Party organizations from the masses which the Party leads. It is an extremely bad tendency.

Liberalism stems from petty-bourgeois selfishness, it places personal interests first and the interests of the revolution second, and this gives rise to ideological, political and organizational liberalism.

People who are liberals look upon the principles of Marxism as abstract dogma. They approve of Marxism, but are not prepared to practice it or to practice it in full; they are not prepared to replace their liberalism by Marxism. These people have their Marxism, but they have their liberalism as well--they talk Marxism but practice liberalism; they apply Marxism to others but liberalism to themselves. They keep both kinds of goods in stock and find a use for each. This is how the minds of certain people work.

Liberalism is a manifestation of opportunism and conflicts fundamentally with Marxism. It is negative and objectively has the effect of helping the enemy; that is why the enemy welcomes its preservation in our midst. Such being its nature, there should be no place for it in the ranks of the revolution.

We must use Marxism, which is positive in spirit, to overcome liberalism, which is negative. A Communist should have largeness of mind and he should be staunch and active, looking upon the interests of the revolution as his very life and subordinating his personal interests to those of the revolution; always and everywhere he should adhere to principle and wage a tireless struggle against all incorrect ideas and actions, so as to consolidate the collective life of the Party and strengthen the ties between the Party and the masses; he should be more concerned about the Party and the masses than about any private person, and more concerned about others than about himself. Only thus can he be considered a Communist.

All loyal, honest, active and upright Communists must unite to oppose the liberal tendencies shown by certain people among us, and set them on the right path. This is one of the tasks on our ideological front.


Weapons Corporations Use Israel's Massacres in Gaza to Test New Technology

Moon Jae In's future depends on success of upcoming Summit

Democracy and Class Struggle say with active sabotage of the Kim/Trump Summit from the neo Cons like John Bolton in the Trump Administration puts Moon Jae In in a difficult position.

We have criticized  Moon Jae In for his slavish following of the US, but he has taken personal risks to advance Inter Korean dialogue, a dialogue that will not be helped with the promotion of hawk Harry B Harris to be United Staes ambassador to South Korea.

All told we are entering into a  new period of US Korean relations in which Moon Jae In could be sacrificed by the US neocons - although we stress this is a new danger and is not inevitable.

The First Anniversary of the Mueller Investigation SNL style

Tragic comedy at its best SNL style - comedy gives USA some hope for truth.

The Windsors and the Tyrants : Royal Windsor Horse Show

Bahraini activists expose the tyranny of Bahrain's King Hamad, and the relationship between the UK and Bahrain which endorses a violent regime through sponsorship, arms deals and a new UK naval base

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Saturday, May 19, 2018

Consigliere Rudy Giuliani Lies : The Evidence

A for Avenatti the only liberal in USA with guts who actions speak louder than words 


Long live Ibrahim Kaypakkaya! Democracy and Class Stuggle Support his 45th Anniversary on 18th May

Komünist Önder İBRAHİM KAYPAKKAYA Ölümsüzdür !

Democracy and Class Struggle honours Ibrahim Kaypakkaya by applying his thoughts on the national question by our actions and not just words.

The founder and leader of the Communist Party of Turkey/Marxist Leninist, Ibrahim Kaypakkaya, was born in 1949 in Corum . He met with revolutionary ideas when he was a student in the Istanbul University’s Science Faculty Physics Branch. 

He joined in the foundation of the Capa Idea Club in March 1968 and became the president of the club. He was expelled from school in November 1968 because of preparing a leaflet against the American 6th Fleet.

Kaypakkaya, who adopted the view of National Democratic Revolution, worked in the newspaper called Isci-Koylu (Worker-Peasant). He wrote articles in the magazines called Aydinlik (Enlightenment) and Turk Solu (Turkish Left).

He split from D. Perincek and his group because he considered D. Perincek a revisionist and opportunist. Kaypakkaya, who participated in the struggle of peasantry, formed TKP/ML-TIKKO and carried out activities in the cities of Dersim, Malatya, Tunceli and Antep.

 Dspite his young age, he founded the Turkish Marxsist-Leninist Party and made several criticisms and theses of the most important social, political and economical questions of Turkey.

The most well known of which is his critique of Kemalism, the official ideology of the Turkish state and his thesis on national question, notably the Kurdish question.

In the winter of 1973, Kaypakkaya and his comrades were attacked by the Military in the Mountain of Dersim. He was wounded badly while a number of his comrades died. Kaypakkaya was able to allude capture as the military thought left him for dead.



During that winter, severe weather conditions and snow forced Kaypakkaya to take shelter in a cave for five days. Thereafter, Kaypakkaya left for a village where he asked for assistance from a Teacher. Initially, the teacher allowed Kaypakkaya to take shelter in a room but then locked the door and reported him to the military.
After being captured by the military of Dersim, he was tortured for two weeks after which he was forced to walk barefoot over 50 km snow and icy rivers from city to city.

Kaypakkaya was brought to Diyarbakirs prison, one of the harshest prisons in the world. There he remained chained in the darkness of solitary confinement.

Kaypakkaya was tortured for four months wherein his feet and the rest of his body were slashed.

But Kaypakkaya resisted and did not reveal any secrets of his revolutionary movement.

The Secret Agency of Turkey , MIT, said that Kaypakkaya was the most dangeorus revolutiory of Turkey and one of the most wanted due to his theoretical and practical strength that allowed him to establish Communism in Turkey.

He was one of the most prominent Marxist theoreticians of Turkey, despite his young age.

Finally, after refusing to succumb to the torturers concerning the revolutionary organisation and his collaborators, the state, and MIT(Secret Agency of Turkey) decided to eliminate him.

On 18 May 1973 he was tortured to the brink of death and then shot at the age of 24. His corpse was mutilated and cut up.

Today he is a revered symbol of resistance for the people of all over the world against capitalism and fascism

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