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Vermischtes aus Asien

Posted by entdinglichung - 18. November 2008

1. Ein Aufruf auf ESSF gegen die Morde an AktivistInnen sozialer Bewegungen auf den Philippinen durch staatliche und parastaatliche Kräfte sowie durch die stalinistische NPA-Guerillera:

„… If this is true, we therefore call on the National Democratic Front and the NPA General Command to act swiftly to prevent another peasant killing in Masbate or Bondoc Peninsula or anywhere else for that matter. As we have repeatedly condemned the killings of national democratic activists where the government is the suspect, so too must we condemn killings and human rights violations by the Armed Left or by armed groups or goons of landowners Let not another woman find herself a widow, let not another child find himself an orphan.

We likewise call on the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) to effectively perform its sworn responsibility of protecting, fulfilling and respecting the human rights of its citizens. Landless-peasants who continue to be subjected to various forms of harassments and killings from powerful landowners and non-state armed groups deserve no less. …“

2. In Defence of Marxism berichtet über die Kommunalwahlen in Tel Aviv und die Kandidatur von Dov Hanin:

„… However, the ruling class didn’t take into account the fact that the working masses and students would not take this lying down. Struggles have erupted, starting with impressive student protests, which began in Tel Aviv and then swept to the entire country, and ended with the dramatic struggle of workers against the city who wanted to push them out of their neighbourhoods, destroy them, and build luxury apartments instead.

The war over Tel Aviv is a war for the survival of the democratic and progressive section of Israeli society. This section constitutes the revolutionary forces in Israel, and they are taking the first steps in their self-assertion and the grasping of their historic role. The recent elections were just the first round in this long term struggle against capitalism, from which the movement can only grow stronger. …“

3. Sanhati zum Adivasi-Aufstand in West Midnapur/Westbengalen gegen die Repression seitens der dortigen „Linksregierung“:

„…. What began as rumblings of protest took the shape of a spontaneous mass uprising the next day. On 7th November, when the ruling CPI(Marxist) was “observing” the anniversary of the Bolshevik revolution throughout West Bengal, ten thousand Santhal men and women, armed with traditional weapons, came out and obstructed the roads leading to Lalgarh, disconnecting it from Midnapur and Bankura. Roads were dug up and tree trunks were placed on the road to obstruct the entry of police vehicles, in the same way as it had been done in Nandigram.

The police jeep and the CPI(M) motorcycle have long been symbols of oppression and terror for villagers throughout West Bengal, so this digging up of roads, besides actually inhibiting the movements of these agents of oppression, have become a symbol of defiance and liberation. Towards the night of 7th November, the people also disconnected telephone and electricity lines, virtually converting a vast area into a liberated zone. The apex social organization of the Santhals, the Bharat Jakat Majhi Madwa Juan Gaonta took up the leadership of the struggle, although the leader of the organization, the “Disham Majhi” Nityananda Hembram has himself admitted that the organization has no control over the movement; rather the movement is controlling the organization. …

… The movement has been continually intensifying during the past week and spreading over a larger area.

The slogans emanating from the movement have also been changing and now the adivasis are demanding that the dispossession of tribals from their land, forests and water in the name of development and industrialization has to stop. The struggle against state oppression is turning into a bigger struggle against dispossession and marginalization.

The state has been helpless in front of this upsurge and has been trying to “negotiate” with the tribals. But what has been frustrating their efforts is the essentially democratic nature of this upsurge. Although the administration has been holding multiple all-party meetings with the dominant political parties, CPI(M), Trinamool Congress, Congress and the Jharkhand Party, the leaders of these parties have openly admitted to their inability to exert any influence on the adivasis.

The adivasis are not letting any political leaders access to the movement, including tribal leaders like Chunibala Hansda, the Jharkhand Party (Naren faction) MLA from Binpur. They are demanding that any negotiations be carried out in the open rather than behind closed doors. Even traditional leaders like the “Disham Majhi” Nityananda Hembram and other “majhis” are having to talk directly with the adivasis before talking to the administration. Villagers of the ten villages in Lalgarh have formed ten village committees with one coordinating committee to negotiate with the administration. This democratic nature of the upsurge have frustrated all attempts by the administration to “control” the movement till now, and have forced the political parties like the local Trinamool Congress to come out in support, although the state leadership of the party is strangely silent about it.

The state and the CPI(M) have not dared to respond with overt violence yet, although there are news that a motorbike-borne militia is being assembled nearby by Sushanta Ghosh, the notorious CPI(M) minister and Dipak Sarkar, the CPI(M) district secretary. The state has been forced to accede to the bail of the three teenage students arrested by the police and have also send Sandeep Sinha Roy, the notorious O.C of Lalgarh police station, on extended leave. There are also reports that, being unable to quell the resistance, the state government has requested the central government to send paramilitary forces to help in their efforts.

What we are witnessing in the tribal belt of West Bengal is of historical moment. A long oppressed people have risen up and are daring to confront their oppressors and question the logic of “development” that destroys their lives and livelihoods. It is interesting to observe that the nature of confrontation with the state, exceptional in scale and intensity, seems to be inspired by the popular resistance at Nandigram – thereby, providing some sort of continuity to the possibilty of an emerging people’s struggles against state repression. …“

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Der Lenin-Bund und die Zusammenarbeit der oppositionellen Kommunisten (1930)

Posted by entdinglichung - 18. November 2008

Der Text Der Lenin-Bund und die Zusammenarbeit der oppositionellen Kommunisten (pdf-Datei, 31 kb) wurde im Juni 1930 in Gegen den Strom, der theoretischen Zeitschrift der KPD-O veröffentlicht und ist Ausdruck eines Versuches der Zusammenarbeit zwischen zwei kommunistischen Gruppen, welche über gewisse programmatische und taktisch-politische Gemeinsamkeiten (so in der Frage der Einheitsfront- und Gewerkschaftspolitik) verfügten. Andererseits bestanden bezüglich der Herangehensweise an internationale Fragen (Haltung zur Frage des „Aufbaus des Sozialismus in einem Lande“ und zur Entwicklung in der Sowjetunion selbst, zu Fragen der Revolution in halbkolonialen Ländern wie China, etc.) und der Haltung zu den innerparteilichen Auseinandersetzungen in der KPD der 1920er Jahre mehr oder weniger unüberbrückbare Gegensätze zwischen der „rechten“ KPD-O und dem „linken“ Leninbund. Das Statement selbst spiegelt die Situation zwischen dem Ende der von der SPD geleiteten Regierung Müller im März 1930 und den Reichstagswahlen im September 1930, wo die NSDAP ihren wahlpolitischen Durchbruch erlebte, wieder. Das im Text angesprochene Gedankenspiel der Gründung einer „breiten bürgerlichen Mittelpartei“ erwies sich wenig später als unrealistisch, ähnliches gilt für die Einschätzung bezüglich imperialistischer Allianzen und Konflikte.


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