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Posted by entdinglichung - 11. Februar 2009

1.) Labour Website of the Year 2008: die Homepage der unabhängigen klassenkämpferischen Gewerkschaft United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America (UE) in den USA:

2.) Die FAU-IAA erinnert an eine Gedenkveranstaltung vor einigen Tagen in Paris für die SpanierInnen, die im Kampf um die Befreiung Frankreichs vom deutschen Faschismus gefallen sind oder in deutschen Konzentrationslagern wie Mauthausen ermordet wurden; eine Einheit von ExilantInnen (darunter vielen AnarchistInnen) aus Spanien hatte im August 1944 als erste alliierte Abteilung Paris erreicht und eine wichtige Rolle bei der Befreiung der Stadt gespielt:

„Mauthausen nimmt unter all den Lagern der Vernichtungsmaschine der Nazis eine ganz besondere Rolle ein. Es sticht nicht in erster Linie durch den industriell betriebenen millionenfachen Massenmord an der jüdischen Bevölkerung Europas hervor wie Auschwitz oder Sobibor. Mauthausen mit all seinem Schrecken war stattdessen ein Schmelztiegel all dessen, wogegen sich der Vernichtungswille der Nazi-Barbarei richtete. In Mauthausen schleppten sich deutsche Antifaschisten die Treppe zum Steinbruch hinauf, zusammen mit jüdischen Menschen, russischen Kriegsgefangenen, jugoslawischen Partisanen. Mehr als 200.000 Menschen aus 30 Ländern gingen durch dieses Inferno aus Mord und Vernichtung.

Unter all den Menschen, die von den Nazis in Mauthausen ermordet wurden, wollen wir uns heute einer Gruppe ganz besonders erinnern. Nicht um sie gegenüber ihren Leidensgenossen hervorzuheben, sondern weil heute ein Tag ist, der in besonderer Weise ihrem Andenken gewidmet ist. Ich will von den mehr als 7.500 Spaniern sprechen, die ab 1940 nach Mauthausen verschleppt wurden und von denen mindestens 4.200 in den Steinbrüchen der infamen „Vernichtung durch Arbeit“ anheim fielen.“

3.) Offenbar erschien 1998 ein Aufsatz mit dem Titel „Freiheit und Wahrheit“ des heutigen Papstes Benedikt Ratzinger XVI. in dem vom österreichischen faschistoiden Magazin Aula heraugegebenen Sammelband „1848 – Erbe und Auftrag“ wobei momentan nicht klar ist, ob der damalige Grossinquisitor Chef der Glaubenskongregation von dem Nachdruck überhaupt wusste (auch Unfehlbarkeit hat ihre Grenzen) wusste oder ob hier eine Urheberrechtsverletzung vorliegt. Jedenfalls haben es Ratzinger bzw. sein Verlag in den letzten elf Jahren es nicht für notwendig angesehen, der Sache nachzugehen … stellt sich die Frage, ob ein derartiger Text sich in den genannten Sammelband nicht vielleicht problemlos einfügt.

„Das DÖW kommentierte den Artikel so: “Der rechtsextreme Aula-Verlag schmückt sich mit der Autorenschaft des Präfekten der Glaubenskongregation im Vatikan, Kardinal Joseph Ratzinger.” Als Herausgeber der Denkschrift fungierte Aula-”Schriftleiter” Otto Scrinzi, ehemaliger SA-Sturmführer, Ex-NSDAP-Mitglied und dann – FPÖ-Nationalratsabgeordneter. Mitherausgeber der Schrift ist der deutsche Rechtsextremist Jürgen Schwarz. Für den Grünen Abgeordneten Karl Öllinger, der die Schrift entdeckte, muss die Stellung von Benedikt XVI. in der Debatte um die rechte Pius-Bruderschaft jetzt völlig neu bewertet werden.“

4.) Ein Interview mit Jayampathy Wickramaratne, Politbüromitglied der Lanka Sama Samaja Party (LSSP), … ein reformistischer Linker, der es allen und daher niemandem recht machen will und einen „sauberen Krieg“ statt des derzeitigen schmutzigen Krieges möchte:

„As far as the war is concerned, every government has the right to take back territory which it has lost to either a foreign power or to a separatist organization. So, I have no problems with regaining lost territory. But it must be done in such a way so that it is not perceived as a war against the Tamil community. Every effort should be made to distinguish between the Tamil community and the LTTE. And that can only be done if this military effort is supplemented on the political front. That is why if there is progress with the APRC, that will be reason for Tamils to have hope. While I have no problems with the military action against the LTTE per se, there has to be parallel efforts towards a political solution. So, what is a political solution? It is a constitutional settlement that takes into consideration the aspirations of the Tamil community, but also the other minorities and the Sinhala community. That can only be done through devolution to the provinces, safeguards for the minorities within those provinces, for example for Muslims and Sinhalese in the East. Power sharing at the centre, which will bring the Provinces into the centre, will be an effective inter-locking mechanism for the centre and the regions. And a strong fundamental rights charter, which can be used to safeguard the rights of all communities and of course a check on the Centre. Unfortunately, there are elements in the South who refuse to see the importance of such a political solution. There is now militarization of society and intolerance of dissent. Any criticism of the government is viewed as criticism of the war. That should not be so.“

5.) Die Uni Hamburg interessiert sich, so All Change Please, für private Finanzdaten von Studierenden:

„Die Uni fordert derzeit Studierende auf, für Entscheidungen über Stundungen nach Landeshaushaltsordnung ungeschwärzte Kopien von Kontoauszüge einzureichen. Wir finden, dass es die Uni nichts angeht, in welchen Vereinen und Organisationen ihr etwa Mitgliedsbeiträge zahlt oder wo ihr euer Geld abhebt. Ob die Uni das überhaupt darf, wird derzeit vom Hamburgischen Datenschutzbeauftragten geprüft, Arbeitsagenturen – das könnte durchaus vergleichbar sein – dürfen das jedenfalls nicht. Wir fordern euch auf, der Uni bis auf weiteres erst einmal nur Kontoauszüge zu geben, in denen die Informationen zu den kleineren Buchungen geschwärzt sind.“

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Vickramabahu Karunarathne „Bahu“ zum Unabhängigkeitstag von Sri Lanka

Posted by entdinglichung - 11. Februar 2009

Quelle: Webseite der Nava Sama Samaja Pakshaya (NSSP)

This is a time for weeping – Bahu on 4th Feb 2009

I am thankful to Tissa and other organizers for making this event a reality. As a present day leader of the Sama Samajist movement which made a special contribution to the independence struggle, I have neither shame nor fear to step into this stage to speak of freedom.

At this time there is a celebration in Colombo, a shameful event where Lion flag is hoisted to cover up genocidal killings, abductions, corruptions, fraud and ransom taking. Ruling group led by Mahinda is using the Lion flag, the pride of Sinhala for 3000 years, as loin cloth to cover up their nakedness. Lion flag has become a cover to wrap the dead bodies of foul killings and to hide sinful frauds.

This is a time for weeping. From Point Pedro to Devundara, the island is soaked in blood and tears. Pardon me Hakim and Tamil leaders, for talking only of Sinhala youth that are killed in a distant unknown land, a deserted land.

Buried without much ceremony in other peoples land. Thousands died while tens of thousand are suffering in crowded hospitals. Colombo ceremony is to cover up all these.

We are told that by killing and destroying, bombing and blasting, Tamil struggle is brought to an end. At the same time we know that those who challenged and criticized this operation are classified as traitors and punished. Such Media men are killed or wounded and others are driven out of the island. Some Media houses are burned and crushed. We do not see an end to the problem, but we see pushing it underground while harvesting it in Tamil Nadu and in all cosmopolitan cities of the world.

At this moment there is a hartal in Tamil Nadu and massive demonstrations are taking place in all big cites of the world. Effigies of President Mahinda are carried and burned shouting slogans against killings, corruptions and plunder.

All Lankan embassies are given special protection while ambassadors live in fear. These protest acts are carried out with the support of left and democratic forces in respective countries. War has created more hatred and in coming generations , we could harvest the produce in several folds.

Bandaranayke signed a pact with the Tamil leader Chelvanayagum and wanted to solve the problem by devolution of power. Then Dudley tried to go further and after a similar pact took Tamil leaders into the Cabinet, while planning devolution.

President Jayewardene called an all party conference and tried to devolve power by the system of provincial councils. In this endeavor he was supported by Colvin, Bernard, Vijaya and other left leaders. I myself was among them.

At least a nominal provincial council for the Tamil homeland was established and for the first time in history after Sankili, Tamils had a Tamil ruler for the Tamil land. Finally, Prime Minister Wickramasinghe arrived at a ceasefire agreement with the LTTE leader Piribhaharan and wanted to go for a serious political solution.

All these leaders from Bandaranayke up to Wickramasinghe and the left leaders, who supported them, were with education from Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard and MIT etc; with massive libraries for reference, were supposed to be guided by the principles of kindness and mercy.

Were they all fools and frightened imbeciles? Are they all traitors who wanted to deal with the foreign masters behind Tamil terrorism? On the other hand, is the ‚fearless leader‘ who smashed and killed, silenced critiques and poisoned Sinhala people with chauvinism and hate, the hero?

Every time since the time of Bandaranayke, when ever an attempt was made to arrive at a solution on the basis of power sharing among all communities, terror of Sinhala chauvinism was unleashed and barbarism ruled the streets.

Recently when President Jayewardene devolved power under 13th amendment for the NE province, Sinhala chauvinist terror was unleashed on every body associated with devolution of power. Killers did not come from Mars or Moon. Chauvinist gangs of Champika, gangs of Mahinda and gangs of Weerawansa under the name of patriotism attacked and killed.

They killed 23 of my party. I got a bullet passing through my body leaving a hole of 3 inches at back I survived only by shear luck after suffering in hospital for months.

Nearly 1000 of other leftist became victims while nearly 8000 UNP members and supporters were killed. Most of them unarmed ordinary people loyal to old UNP leaders. In addition these „patriots“ wounded tens of thousand and burned hundreds of houses.

When Prime Minister Wickramasinghe a signed a pact with the LTTE, again Sinhala chauvinist did every thing to sabotage the attempt for a solution.

We of the left appreciate the attempt to bring a settlement to this human issue of language and nationalities. But we differed on other issues with these rulers.

I have fought on such issues affecting workers and peasants and languished in prisons of Bandaranayke, Jayewardene and Wickramasinghe. Nevertheless I have come here today as I respect the commitment of the UNP leader Wickramasinghe to communal harmony and democracy. Resolving national and communal problems needs mercy and kindness.

All religions, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islamism, and Christianity, advocate kindness and compassion for human existence and to dispel barbarism.

When Marx spoke of opium of the masses he did not mean basic ethics of human existence. But the war mongering Sinhala chauvinist campaign is definitely opium to the masses. Mahinda use this opium to drug the masses to forget hunger and misery and to dance naked waving Lion flags. Thus he has taken the country towards barbarism.

For this country this it is the hour of Saturn, the moment of Mahasona the barbarian. At this hour vultures are roaming. We have come together to stand up and fight for freedom again.

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