Saturday, April 29, 2017
Civil and Military Conflicts in USA and China - both getting annoyed with political masters
Posted by nickglais on 4/29/2017 01:32:00 PM
Posted by nickglais on 4/29/2017 08:55:00 AM
The Day of the Sun break of the Unification of Korea is not far ahead;
The Korean people must take their future into their own hands and OUT of the hands of US Imperialism.
Democracy and Class Struggle Says:
Out of the great tension and struggle of the moment - the ingenuity of the Korean People will arise and save their motherland - believe in the People
Posted by nickglais on 4/29/2017 07:43:00 AM
France : Neither Le Pen, nor Macron ! Boycott the elections ! OCML VP : “fear won’t make danger go away”
Against Le Pen !
Le Pen likes to style herself as the people’s candidate, claiming to stand against closures and the labour reform ! Who in their right mind would swallow that ?
Le Pen frightens people everywhere. And while no committed activist would fall for her rants about representing the ‘people’, her heated national chauvinism, racism and homophobia spread fear, together with her entourage, the Manif pour Tous organisation opposed to same-sex marriage, which has called to vote for her, etc. Le Pen’s National Front is the basest and hardest wing of the reaction, whipping up the vilest and most reactionary elements of society.
But as the French saying goes : “fear won’t make danger go away”.
And we know full well that a simple vote won’t be enough to combat her.
And it is worth reminding those with a short memory that voting for Chirac in the second round in 2002 (WE, the militants of VP-OCML did not vote for him !) did nothing to halt the advance of the National Front.
So, whether she’s elected or not, the fight against Le Pen, the National Front & Co. must go on : fighting racism in the workplace and in our neighbourhoods ; fighting fascism and all of the fascist groups ; fighting for equal rights and combatting sexism, racism and LBGTIphobias ; fighting national chauvinism and jingoism in favour of international solidarity and welcoming migrants.
Against Macron !
Macron is backed by everything the employers and the grande bourgeoisie push for though the State. He was the one behind all of the reforms carried out by Hollande and he has already announced his intentions for the future. A candidate who dares to say that he dislikes the word ‘drudgery’ because it gives work a bad name… Sad words indeed, and ones words the workers in the factories, hospitals, transport and public works sectors will not take kindly to !
The list of people who have pledged him their support speaks for itself, from Sarkozy and Pierre Gattaz, head of France’s largest employers’ organisation, to Valls, Hollande and Merkel : all of the people we have been fighting for decades, representatives of those who exploit us. And they have already promised the worst for the years to come !
Macron is young, dynamic and modern : the ideal representative of the bourgeoisie, the social class made up of employers, MPs, the police force and the criminal justice system and the media that condemn us to exploitation and repression in all aspects of our lives, both inside and outside the workplace.
They won’t trick is into voting for the lesser of two evils !
The media steam-roller has shifted into top gear to convince everyone to vote for Macron in order to “keep Le Pen at bay”. And all of us who call for a boycott, abstention or a blank ballot are gagged.
But we will not waver and we will make our voices heard because we know that neither of the two candidates even comes close to representing our interests.
They are both nothing less than candidates who uphold the same old ‘system’.
But unlike Mélenchon or the leadership of the General Confederation of Labour (CGT) who beat around the bush with empty mantras such as “keep Le Pen at bay” in order to avoid criticising those who vote for Macron, we do not mince our words, calling for a BOYCOTT of the second round, refusing to play the filthy game of tactical voting to make our votes ‘count’ (Count for whom and for what ?).
The abstention at the first round rate was considerably lower than expected with only a minority swayed by the call for a BOYCOTT which we supported along with others, thanks to the media onslaught which succeeded in making people initially in two minds about tactical voting feel guilty enough to make their vote ‘count’ in the end. Not much of a surprise there, and the result is there for all to see and for everyone to draw their own conclusions… But isn’t it about time we said no to dancing to their tune ?
We don’t want their rancid democracy !
Many of the people around us were surprised by Fillon’s score in the first round despite all of the skeletons that had fallen out of his cupboard. So much for their rancid democracy !
We witnessed an electoral campaign with littered with dirty tricks, with the farce of the primaries and betrayals, all served up with more or less loaded polls in an attempt to manipulate us.
And no sooner was the first round was over than we saw them start to tear each other to pieces, squabbling over seats in Parliament at the next general elections : in-fighting in the Socialist Party, and the Republicans, scuffles between the Communist Party and the Mélenchon, etc.
It’s time to break out from this system that they want to confine us in, telling us that if you don’t vote, you’re just standing by and letting it happen. But boycotting the elections doesn’t mean sitting around with your arms crossed : it’s the exact opposite of standing by and letting it happen ! We want to take full control over our own affairs and put an end to all of these self-styled political experts who claim to speak on our behalf.
Organise against exploitation and repression !
The militants of Proletarian Way boycotted the first round of the elections and we will do the same again come 7 May, and we call upon all committed militants to follow suit and reject the masquerade of bourgeois democracy.
We have put up with enough hardship, unemployment, job insecurity and drudgery for the sake of capitalist exploitation. We are tired of repression and violence in our neighbourhoods and during demonstrations.
It is a whole ‘system’ that we are fighting, the Capitalist system, where a bourgeois minority exploits and inflicts suffering on the working majority.
- We don’t want to put the system to rights with a new Republic and Capitalism with a human face. We want a different ‘system’, one built by us and for us.
- We want work for all, working less and differently instead of Capitalist exploitation !
- Housing is a right, healthcare is a right, education is a right !
- We want equal rights for nationals and migrants, with or without permits, straight and LGBTI people, men and women !
- We want freedom of movement and residence, international solidarity !
- We want an end to French imperialist attacks, the withdrawal of the troops and international solidarity with the peoples fighting for their rights !
- We want an end to repression and racism ! No more police violence ! No more racist crimes !
Today we need to come together and organise to build an organisation of our own to bring this system down and to build the revolution that we need. Today, the militants of Proletarian Way say to all of our comrades willing to listen that now, more than ever, the time has come to organise ! Join us !
Posted by nickglais on 4/29/2017 06:38:00 AM
ILLUMINATE THE RED FLAME IGNITED AT HOMAGE MEETING HELD IN BHARAT SABHA HALL IN KOLKATA ON APRIL 27TH FOR LATE C.P.I.(MAOIST) CENTRAL
COMMITEE MEMBER NARAYAN SANYAL OR BIJOY DA. IT PROVES THAT THE INSPITE OF FACING SUCH GRAVE FASCIST ASSAULTS THE LIGHT OF MAOISM IS TILL SHIMMERING IN THE 50TH YEAR OF NAXALBARI.VERY SAD THE HOMAGE MEETING FOR DEPARTED C.P.I.(MAOIST) LEADER NARAYAN SANYAL GOT NO PRESS COVERAGE.I WAS PRIVILEGED TO ATTEND IT. AND PAY A TRIBUTE.
On 27th April a condolence meeting was held for late C.P.I.(Maoist) leader Narayan Sanyal or Bijoyda .Around 100 people attended the meeting form all walks of life which was heartening.I almost got the overtones that the bourgeois press boycotted this meeting as slandering Maoism is part of it's agenda.
However around 100 people participated from a great number of streams.
Attendants included Vinayak sen of Chattisgarh PUCL who was imprisoned being framed a maoist ,Vara vara Rao from Virasam ,Darshan Pal ,Vernon Gonzalves from Maharashtra ,Jha from New democracy group,Jubi Saha from Radicals students and youth group, Banerjee from Jamshedpur,kartik pal from C.P.I.(M.L.) Liberation,Subhashis from journal 'Aneek',Apurba afrom U.D.S.F.,Subroto Das of Setu Prakashani.,Anatha Archarya of Chetona Lahar group.
The meeting was chaired by Purnendu Mukherjee aided by Tilak Das Gupta and Gour Chakravarty who also spoke.Tilka Das gupta was formal associated with Sanyal in the Party Unity group from 1978-91 and thus his talk had great significance.Purnendu Mukherje is an ailing C.P.I(Maoist) leader released on bail and now convening joint revolutionary fronts playing the principal role.Gour chakravarty is a veteran maoist revolutinary.
At the beginning all the participants observed few minutes of silence paying homage and later everyone placed a garland over the phopto of comrade Sanyal raising fists with red salutes.
I was particularly touched by the speeches of Varavara Rao ,Darshan Pal and Vernon Gonzalves.Varavara Rao ,leaderr of Virasam and Revolutionary democratic front elaborated that throughout his life Narayan Sanyal stood up for the unity of the revolutionary party and displayed qualties of humility as well as affection.
He never hesitated to share his experiences Comrade Varavara recounted the history of the Virasma,which was founded in the era when the C.P.I.(M.L.) led by Charu Mazumdar disallowed forming of mass organizations and later the work of the Radical youth league and students Union in building agrarian revolutionary struggles to facilitate peoples war..
V.V.spoke about India being fascist just like countries were in the 1930's and how the maoist led adivasi mass organization had more strength than even any bourgeois mass organization incorporating over one lakh members.
Varavara Rao touched upon the aspect of Hindutva fascsim which is similar to nazi tyranny and how it is trampling movements all over like in Kashmir
He spoke about how thousands of maoist sympathiser were still languishing in prisons but still how Dandkaranya was a historic landmark.
In the dark hour of fascism a leader like Bijoy was like a light extinguishing the forces of darkness.V.V.also stated that Bijoy's work was a testimony of howt he unity of a the Maoist party of 3 factions was not unprincipled.Vernon Gonzalves,is a former revolutionary political prisoners who was framed as aterrorist and jailed for 4 years from 2007-11.Vernon spoke about how much he shared with Bijoyda ..
He gave an example of the time of the seminar on the nationality question where Sanyal's initiated had great significance.Vernon spoke about how transparent Bijoyda was inspite of having important differences at different junctures he would with great patience listen to the point of view of another comrade .He was also very meticulous in writing notes till his last days.
What was above all his greatest quality was that even after suffering from illness he persisted with his work like a boulder resisting a gale.Darshan Pal spoke about his impact on the movement in Punjab in terms of socioeconomic analysis and his great contribution in fostering the unity of C.P.I.(M.L.) in 1998 and C.P.I..Maoist) in 2004,inspite of having important differences..Darshan Pal also spoke about the progessive movements of the
All India Peoples Resistance Forum and how Narayan Sanyal influenced them.He praised Sanyal;'s support of nationality struggles.Darshan Pal also spoke about how Bijoyda till 1992 felt that the principal contradiction was between the comprador bureaucratic bourgeoisie and the masses and not feudalism.
At the conclusion I gave a brief speech on how comrade Bijoy da till his last breadth upheld the cutting edge of the party and protracted peoples war .I summed up his role in upholding the practice or contribution of the erstwhile C.P.I.(M.L.) Peoples War group and later erstwhile Maoist Commuist Centre n the unity conferences of 1998 and 2004.which was the turning point in the history of Indian Communist Movement .
Historically it would be worthwhile to produce a polemic on the various 2 line struggles waged within the C.P.I.(M.L.) Party Unity in theory and practice ,particularly on practice of armed struggle and peasant mass organizations.Quite a few left PU after 1987 on difference pf question of principal contraction and practice of armed squad resistance.
As they spoke in Bengali I could not understand what Tilak Raj Gupta said but I was impressed that this ex-party Unity comrade emerged on the scene to pay a tribute.Till 1991 he was with the Party Unity but left because of differences.Still he upheld the great role of Bijoy and the work of the Maoist party.
The leader of Liberation paid Sanyal a complement and of New Democracy avoiding criticisms which was progressive for general unity.Inspite of important differences so many comrades coming together had great significance proving a revolutionary camp still exists to sow the seeds of a revolutionary uprising,
Posted by nickglais on 4/29/2017 02:49:00 AM
Friday, April 28, 2017
Trumps 100 days minus one : Washington’s actions and rhetoric are pushing the region to the “brink of war,” North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho wrote in a letter to ASEAN’s chief Le Luong Minh from Vietnam.
“[Trump’s] not someone who fills me with confidence,” Sawers told the BBC.
“He doesn’t have the background and the experience and the instincts of being an effective US president, but it is in our interests that we have a US administration that upholds the international system, that supports its allies and supports international norms,” he said.
The more serious figures in the US administration have been stepping in to make up for Trumps’ rashness and inexperience after the US missile strike on a Syrian airbase, said Sawers.
“We see the sensible grown-ups within the administration taking charge and the rather ideological figures around Trump himself being marginalized, and that’s to be welcomed,” he added.
The former intelligence chief said the Korean peninsula is by far the most serious potential flashpoint at the moment.
“If you are looking for a world crisis which could bring about the dangers of a clash between great powers then North Korea is a bigger concern than Syria,” he said.
John Sawers was Chief of the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) a position he held from November 2009 until November 2014
North Korea is seeking support from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations to prevent a potential “nuclear holocaust,” as US President Donald Trump warns of the possibility of a “major conflict” in the Korean Peninsula if diplomacy fails.
Washington’s actions and rhetoric are pushing the region to the “brink of war,” North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho wrote in a letter to ASEAN’s chief Le Luong Minh from Vietnam.
“As you know, due to the annual war games in South Korea conducted by the United States and South Korea, the situation in the Korean Peninsula is out of control,” the letter, seen by AFP and dated April 23 reads.
“It is a fact clear to everyone that when they deploy the means of nuclear strike that can drive the Korean Peninsula into a nuclear holocaust in just seconds... the nature of such exercises can in no way be defensive
Democracy and Class Struggle says the War Rattle from Trump is escalating with his talk of major major conflict - if there is nobody in the White House that can control him disaster stares us in the face.
Any attack on North Korea by the United States will see the end of US relations with China and the US will be expelled from Asia Pacific - it will be the biggest home goal in US History and hasten it Geo-political demise.
Posted by nickglais on 4/28/2017 02:46:00 AM
Molotov Club Moscow section statement about the terror attack on the car with OSCE monitoring mission personnel
Borotba Union sources in the Lugansk Peoples’ Republic (LPR) report:
In April 23, 2017, on the territory not controlled by forces of Lugansk Peoples’ Republic (LPR), the car with OSCE monitoring mission personnel was exploaded.
The OSCE personnel were in the process of check in the bordering area.
As the result of this terror attack, one OSCE personnel member, a UK citizen has died.
It was actually reported earlier by the LPR State security Ministry representatives, that from the beginning of April 2017, on the territory bordering the LPR, under control of Ukrainian troops, the 8th regiment of Ukrainian special forces is very active.
Also, as it is known from the open sources, the Ukrainian artillery have started severe shelling of the area there the OSCE car explosion has occurred straight after the explosion. That is another evidence that Ukrainian side does not want anyone to investigate in that area, especially the LPR investigators, to find the details about the terror act.
By the opinion of the Eastern Ukraine peace solution contact group member, Mr. Miroshnik, the OSCE car has been exploded by Ukrainian special forces “for the purose of raising on international level the question of entering some international armored mission troops to Donbass”.
That “international forces” will have the purpose of covering the assault of Ukrainian troops against the Peoples’ republics of Donbass.
Along with this, the LPR security states that by their information, in the city of Lugansk and in the area some of the sabotage groups from the 8th regiment of Ukrainian special forces thet have their task to destabilize the situation in the LPR and to provoke the armored forces of the Republic to the actions in responce only to secure their frontier.
That can be use by the authorities of Kiev to blame Lugansk in violation of the Minsk agreement.
Taking into consideration all the above mentioned, we expect the escalation of pressure onto Donetsk and Lugansk Peoples’ Republics (DPR and LPR) in the nearest time that may result in a full scale Ukrainian assault against them in the middle of May or beginning of June 2017.
This military actions of great scale will have purpose to withdraw as much as possible media attention from US led military coup in Philippines and, possibly, NATO military assaults against Iran.
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Posted by nickglais on 4/28/2017 01:18:00 AM