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Archive for März 2009

Freiheit für Pedram Nasrollahi, Borhan Saidi und Salam Ghaderi!

Posted by entdinglichung - 31. März 2009

Quelle: Iranian Workers’ Solidarity Network (IWSN):

Free Pedram, Borhan and Salam now!

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Borhan
Salam
Pedram Nasrollahi
Borhan Saidi
Salam Ghaderi

IWSN campaign

Three Kurdish labour activists were recently arrested for the ‚crime‘ of defending workers‘ rights, attending workers‘ meetings and not caving in to the Iranian regime’s threats. Pedram Nasrollahi, Borhan Saidi and Salam Ghaderi have the support of dozens of workers in Sanandaj and other parts of Iranian Kurdistan.

Iranian Workers‘ Solidarity Network defends the rights of these activists to carry on their struggle for basic labour rights and calls for their immediate and unconditional release.

An injury to one is an injury to all!
Free all political prisoners in Iran!

Iranian Workers’ Solidarity Network, 30 March 2009

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Vier weitere Morde an kolumbianischen Gewerkschaftern

Posted by entdinglichung - 31. März 2009

Quelle: ITUC-CSI … zu weiteren Morden im Januar/Februar, siehe hier:

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Murders of trade union leaders and members and violence against the trade union movement are continuing, despite the Colombian authorities’ assertions to the contrary. Ramiro Cuadros Roballo, Walter Escobar Marín, José Alejandro Amado Castillo and Alexander Pinto Gómez were murdered this March, bringing to nine the number of trade unionists killed in 2009. For years, Ramiro Cuadros Roballo, a member of the Valle Teachers’ Union (SUTEV), a branch of the Colombian Teachers’ Federation (FECODE) in Valle del Cauca department, had been receiving threats, and these became more frequent at the end of last year. These threats were duly reported to the appropriate authorities and to the Valle Committee for Threatened and Displaced Persons, which was examining his case, since another teacher, Cuadros Robayo, had followed the procedure specified by Decree 3222 of 2003 to secure recognition as a threatened teacher. On 24 March, as he was about to drive to work, he was confronted by gunmen, who shot him and fled. Walter Escobar worked at the José María Carbonell school, in the city of Cali in Valle del Cauca department. The circumstances surrounding his murder are not known, since his corpse was found in the city of Palmira on 21 March. He had not been at school for eight days.

José Alejandro Amado Castillo and Alexander Pinto Gómez, of the Girón Santander High and Medium Security Prison, were also murdered in March. On their way home in an official vehicle, they were killed by gunmen on motorbikes. They were both members of the Trade Union Organisation of Employees of the National Penitentiary and Prisons Institution, INPEC ASEINPEC, an affiliate of CGT (General Confederation of Labour).

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Solidarität mit der Iraqi Teachers‘ Union

Posted by entdinglichung - 30. März 2009

Quelle: LabourStart, die dazugehörige Petition kann dort unterschrieben werden:

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Iraq: Teachers union faces threat of government takeover

The Iraqi Teachers‘ Union is under attack from the Iraqi Government. The government has authorized an official body to take over the union under the pretext of forcing the union to hold elections. It is worth noting that the ITU has already held several national conferences since 2003 and had elected an ITU leadership openly and democratically. The government attempts are illegitimate, unacceptable and a blatant violation and interference in the internal democratic affairs of the union. They also violate the Iraqi constitution which guarantees workers the right to organize. The ITU leadership has refused to hand over the union and is ready to struggle to preserve the independence of the ITU. Because of this, its leaders are under the threat of arrest. The ITU is organizing another national protest with major demonstration in central Baghdad on 28 March 2009 and it needs your solidarity and support.

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Die britische Polizei zeigt sich geschichtsbewusst

Posted by entdinglichung - 29. März 2009

Wie schon anderswo berichtet sind die britischen Bullen dabei angesichts der geplanten Proteste am 1. April gegen den G20-Gipfel in London eine Notstandsübung zu inszenieren. Dabei versucht die Bullerei doch immerhin laut Guardian auch ein wenig Geschichtsbewusstsein und formale Bildung zu demonstrieren:

„The security operation has been codenamed Glencoe, provoking speculation among protesters that it was chosen because of the 1692 massacre in the Highlands.“

Beim Massaker von Glencoe hatten britische Soldaten 78 Mitglieder (davon 40 Frauen und Kinder) des Clans der MacDonalds ermordet … vielleicht wäre Peterloo als Codewort passender gewesen …

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Zum 10. Jahrestag des NATO-Angriffes auf Jugoslawien

Posted by entdinglichung - 28. März 2009

Wo die DKP recht hat, da hat sie recht:

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Solidarität mit Chris Knight – für die sofortige Aufhebung der Suspendierung!

Posted by entdinglichung - 27. März 2009

Chris Knight, Professor für Anthropologie (Ethnologie) an der Universität von East London und Gründungsmitglied der Radical Anthropology Group, ist von seinem Arbeitgeber im Vorfeld der Proteste gegen den G20-Gipfel in der britischen Hauptstadt wegen einiger flapsiger Bemerkungen über an Laternenpfählen hängende Banker-Puppen während eines Radiointerviews von seinem Arbeitsplatz suspendiert worden (Meldungen dazu auf Indymedia UK und auf BBC). Diese Repressalie seitens des britischen Establishments reiht sich nahtlos in die Repressionsdrohungen und paranioden Zeitungsartikel (über marodierende und kinderfressende Anarch@-Horden) der letzten Tage ein, mit welcher eine seit der Niederschlagung des Bergarbeiterstreiks vor 24 Jahren an Proteste nicht mehr gewöhnte herrschende Klasse (mitsamt ihrer Regierung und ihren Lohnschreiberlingen) Britanniens vor dem Hintergrund einer sich verschärfenden Krise des Kapitalismus und eines absoluten Hegemonieverlustes der bisher vorherrschenden neoliberalen Ideologie die Friedhofsruhe im Lande konservieren will. Die inkriminierten Passagen nachfolgend dokumentiert im Wortlaut:

„We are going to be hanging a lot of people like Fred the Shred [Sir Fred Goodwin] from lampposts on April Fool’s Day and I can only say let’s hope they are just effigies.“

„To be honest, if he winds us up any more I’m afraid there will be real bankers hanging from lampposts and let’s hope that that doesn’t actually have to happen.“

„They [bankers] should realise the amount of fury and hatred there is for them and act quickly, because quite honestly if it isn’t humour it is going to be anger.“

„I am trying to keep it humorous and let the anger come up in a creative and hopefully productive and peaceful way.“

„If the other people don’t join in the fun – I’m talking about the bankers and those rather pompous ministers – and come over and surrender their power obviously it’s going to get us even more wound up and things could get nasty. Let’s hope it doesn’t.“

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Posted in Anarchismus, Bildung, Britannien, Internationales, Kapitalismus, Klassenkampf, Medien, Repression, Wissenschaft | 2 Comments »

Werbung

Posted by entdinglichung - 26. März 2009

In Zeiten leerer Kassen, sinkender Einnahmen und schwindender Kaufkraft muss mensch sehen, wo mensch bleibt … also ein guter Grund, mit dem Teufel oder mit seiner Großmutter (und sogar mit Noske und Grzesinsky) zu paktieren … daher hier ein wenig Werbung damit der Rubel weiter rollt:

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Neues aus den Archiven der radikalen Linken – eine Auswahl

Posted by entdinglichung - 26. März 2009

Ältere Archiv-Updates und Hinweise zu weiteren linken Archivalien unter „Sozialistika„.

LibCom:

* Financial Crimes spoof newspaper (2000)
* Evading Standards spoof newspaper (1999)
* Maybe spoof newspaper (2000)
* Maurice Brinton: Belgian general strike diary, 1960 (1961)

Marxists Internet Archive (MIA):

* Henk Sneevliet: Het nieuwste succes van Stalin (1941)
* Guy Aldred: Sindicalismo y guerra de clases (1911)
* Franz Pfemfert: La Enfermedad Infantil de Lenin . . . y la Tercera Internacional (1920)
* Colvin da Silva: Against the Japanese “Peace” Treaty (1951)
* Alexandra Kollontai: A Revolução na Rússia (1905)
* Rosa Luxemburg: Une question de tactique… (1902)
* Leo Trotzki: On His Fiftieth Birthday (1920)
* Leo Trotzki: Lenin Before October (1924)
* Leo Trotzki: Dégénérescence de la théorie et théorie de la dégénérescence (1933)
* Han Ryner: Old Man Diogenes (1920)
* Georges Palante: Respect (1903)
* Interrogation of Jacques Roux, July 14, 1793
* Wal Hannington: British Terror in India and Egypt (1925)
* J.T. Murphy: Cut Off the Juice (1922)
* J.T. Murphy: The Miners at the Cross Roads (1922)
* J.T. Murphy: Report of Red Trade Union Congress (1921)
* Denzel Dean Harber: Religion in the Soviet Union Part I (1945)
* Denzel Dean Harber: Religion in the Soviet Union Part II (1945)
* Denzel Dean Harber: The Nationalist Degeneration of Stalinism (1945)
* Denzel Dean Harber: Marxism and Prognoses, A reply to comrades Condon, Goldberg and Healy (1945)
* Denzel Dean Harber: Economic Revival — the Test of Experience (1946)
* Denzel Dean Harber: A Deserter To Reformism (1950)
* Ted Grant: Suez—the Crisis of Western Imperialism (1956)
* Ted Grant: Ireland after the Ceasefire (1994)
* Ted Grant: Workers want peace—Bosses prepare for war! (1939)
* Ted Grant: The case of Wolfgang Harich (1957)
* Ted Grant: Lessons of Spain (1938)
* Ted Grant: The Relevance of Marxism Today (1994)
* Artikel aus der Fourth International, 1950-1952
** C.L. Liu: China – An Aborted Revolution (1950)
** Leon Trotsky: Peasant War in China (alternative version) (1932)
** An Interview with Tito (1950)
** Manager’s Column (1950)
** George Clarke: The Maturing Crisis (1950)
** Sal Santen: To the Memory of Henry Sneevliet (1950)
** Eyewitness: The Last Hours of the Condemned Men (1950)
** John Sanders: The Dilemma of US Foreign Policy (1950)
** SWP National Committee: The Capitalist Witch-Hunt – And How to Fight It (1950)
** Manager’s Column (1950)
** The Editors: Equality Under the Welfare State (1950)
** Fred Hart: Stalinism and Negro Intellectuals (1950)
** SWP: Negro Liberation Through Revolutionary Socialism (1950)
** Manager’s Column (1950)
** George Clarke: Leon Trotsky – A New Vindication (1950)
** David Adam: Downfall of Colonial Empires (1950)
** Gerard Bloch; The Test of Yugoslavia (1950)
** Manager’s Column (1950)
** Jean Favre: War and Diplomacy in Viet Nam (1950)
** J. Gomez: Latin-American Unification (1950)
** Manager’s Column (1950)
** The Editors: American Labor Leaders (1950)
** V. Grey: Philip Murray (1950)
** Dan Roberts: Dave Beck (1950)
** Kalamesh Banerji: Interview With Marshal Tito (1950)
** Manager’s Column (1950)
** Robert Lane: America Enters Its Social Crisis (1951)
** Quatrième Internationale: War, Peace and Revolution (1951)
** The Editors: Leninism Lives (1951)
** Manager’s Column (1951)
** Paul G. Stevens: Foreign Policy and the Workers (1951)
** Joseph Andrews: Union Leaders’ Walkout (1951)
** John Saunders: The “Great Debate” (1951)
** Georg Jungclas: We Say “No” to Remilitarization (1951)
** Manager’s Column (1951)
** MacArthur’s Dismissal and Its Real Significance (1951)
** Labor Leaders’ Return to Washington Window-Dressing (1951)
** Aneurin Bevan’s Resignation From the Attlee Government (1951)
** Togliatti and the Latest Stalinist Line (1951)
** W. Wilny: Future of the USSR (1951)
** May Day Manifesto of FI (1951)
** Manager’s Column (1951)
** Cease-Fire in Korea (1951)
** Frances Conway: Women in the Chinese Revolution (1951)
** In Memory of Trotsky (1951)
** Manager’s Column (1951)
** Cracks in the War Economy (1951)
** Tan Malakka (1951)
** A. Babenko & A. Wilny: Inside the Soviet Union (1951)
** Manager’s Column (1951)
** Index for 1950-1951 (1951)
** Manager’s Column (1951)
** John Wilkins: General of the Cold War (1952)
** George Clarke: The Tragedy of Harold R. Isaacs (1952)
** Manager’s Column (1952)
** George Clarke: Truman and Eisenhower (1952)
** Manager’s Column (1952)
** Germany: Turning Point (1952)
** A Case of Day Dreaming (1952)
** V. Grey: Wall Street’s Dilemma in Japan (1952)
** The Ceylon Elections (newsletter) (1952)
** Manager’s Column (1952)
** George Clarke: The Bipartisan Campaign Begins (1952)
** The Third Chinese Revolution, (1952)
** Leon Trotsky – His Ideas Live On (1952)
** George Clarke with Anton Frederick, Walter Werthweim & Elsworth Raymond: Marxism and the World Crisis (1952)
** Manager’s Column (1952)
** George Clarke: The Soviet Purges and Anti-Semitism (1952)
** Manager’s Column(1952)

La Bataille Socialiste:

* Pourquoi nous quittons le Parti S.F.I.O. (1938)
* John Mc Nair: Naissance d’un parti nouveau: le P.S.O.P. (1938)
* Charles Reeve: L’immigré et la “loi de la population” dans le capitalisme moderne (1997)
* Gabriel Deville: Résumé du Capital (1883)

Rassembler, diffuser les archives des révolutionnaires (RaDAR) ehemals Association pour la sauvegarde de la mémoire de la section française de la IVe internationale (ASMSFQI):

* Parti communiste internationaliste (PCI): L’internationale, Juni 1962
* Parti communiste internationaliste (PCI): Où va la Yougoslavie ? (1948)
* Parti communiste internationaliste (PCI): Bulletin intérieur „La Vérité“, Dezember 1949
* Parti communiste internationaliste (PCI): Projet de préambule aux thèses de la majorité du CC (1946)
* Ligue communiste (LC): Faire échec à Marcellin (1973)
* Ligue communiste (LC): Technique Rouge, Januar-Februar 1973
* Ligue communiste révolutionnaire (LCR): Cahiers de la taupe, November-Dezember 1978
* Ligue communiste (LC): Lutte armée et lutte de classe en Amérique Latine (1969)
* IVe Internationale: Bulletin intérieur du sécrétariat unifié de la IVe internationale, 1968
* Jeunesse communiste révolutionnaire (JCR): La Moulinette, 1967

Materialien zur Analyse von Opposition (MAO):

Auswertung von Materialien zu folgenden Orten/Betrieben/Gruppen/Personen:

* Braunschweig: Fahrpreiserhöhungen 1973
* Butzbach
* Der Bund Sozialistischer Arbeiter (BSA) und sein Sozialistischer Jugendbund (SJB)
* Der Eigenständige Gewerkschaftsjugendsektor (EGJS)
* Gruppen Junger Revolutionäre (GJR) und Gruppen Junger Sozialisten (GJS)
* Die Internationale Arbeiter-Korrespondenz (IAK)
* Junge Garde (JG)
* Kompaß-Fraktion und Kommunistische Gruppe Kompaß
* Die Sozialistische Arbeiterpolitik (SAP)
* Main-Taunus-Kreis
* Wolf Biermann
* Landkreis Saarlouis

Collectif Smolny:

* Rosa Luxemburg: L’année 1793 ! (1893)
* BILAN: En dehors des partis communistes devenus des instruments du capitalisme mondial (1935)
* BILAN: L’écrasement du prolétariat français et ses enseignements internationaux (1) (1936)
* BILAN: Petrini (1936)

Europe solidaire sans frontières (ESSF):

* Vickramabahu „Bahu“ Karunarathne: Letters to a Tamil Sama Samajist (1983)
* Marc Bonhomme: Class and the nation – A Québécois perspective (2002)

Irish Left Archive auf The Cedar Lounge Revolution:

* Democratic Left (DL): Time Change, Sommer/Herbst 1995

Centro de Documentación de los Movimientos Armados (CeDeMA):

* Unidad Revolucionaria Nacional Guatemalteca (URNG): Declaración unilateral de cese al fuego (1996)
* Movimiento de Izquierda Revolucionaria – Ejército Popular Revolucionario (MIR-EPR): Cuaderno de Formación Nº 2 (2005)
* Comandos Revolucionarios del Pueblo (CRP): Acciones contra oficinas de Sperry Univac y RCA (1979)
* MAPU-Lautaro: El marxismo-leninismo, mapucista-lautarino (1992)
* Partido Revolucionario Obrero Clandestino-Unión del Pueblo (PROCUP-PDLP): Aclaraciones del PROCUP al EZLN

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Das Ende der Autoindustrie?!

Posted by entdinglichung - 25. März 2009

Ein interessanter Artikel, gefunden auf der Webseite des International Viewpoint:

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Cars, the end of a cycle

Jean-Claude Vessillier

In the thirty five years since the first oil crisis world car production has doubled, going from 33 million in 1975 to 73 million in 2007. In most developed capitalist countries, the usual mode of management of this growth has been that of crisis with restructuring among firms, factory closures and suppression of jobs. The car industry in the oldest capitalist economy, Britain, has been profoundly reduced over this period. Detroit and Boulogne-Billancourt in Paris bear the scars of closed factories with industrial wastelands in the heart of the city.

The new crisis of the car industry, which has just exploded in the second half of 2008, is singular in its simultaneous impact on all continents, its breadth, its potential consequences for the labour force mobilised in this industry, its links with the end of oil as an abundant energy and the environmental crisis. In this sense, the crisis of the car industry concentrates all the dimensions of the crisis currently ravaging the planet. Just as the first oil crisis of 1973 initiated a new cycle in the history of the car industry, the events of the last quarter of 2008 mark the end of this cycle and prefigure a new period where, through new crises, it is very much the future of the petrol powered car and the millions of workers making it which is at stake.

The weight of the car industry in the world economy is well known. Around 8 million people are employed around the world in car construction and the manufacture of parts. The turnover of this industry was nearly 2 thousand billion euros in 2007. This industry, internationalised and concentrated in capitalist terms, is organised in factories of several thousand workers. Car factories have often been the crucible of the workers’ movement, whether in Western Europe, Detroit in the USA, Latin America with the factories of the industrial belt of Sâo Paulo in Brazil, or more recently the Renault Dacia factory in Romania. As a consumer good whose use fashions and disfigures the urban space of the megalopolises of the entire world, the car has an impact on social relations as a whole.

The crisis of 2009

The fall in car sales has been general in most countries. This exceptional synchronicity is the consequence of the global character of the economic crisis. The rapidity of the development of the crisis has also been exceptional. For a decade up until the autumn of 2008, the level of car sales varied with the conjuncture: stagnation in Western Europe, North America and Japan, growth in the rest of the word. The generalised fall only began in September 2008 and has spread to all continents in less than three months [1]. China has also been affected with a strong slowing up of the growth of previous years.

Country USA Germany France Italy Spain Japan China
Oct-Dec 2008 -35 % -10 % -15 % -13 % 40 % -20 % 2 %
Total 2008 -18 % -7 % -0.7 % -13 % -28 % -6 % +6.7 %

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Coverversionen: Lords of the New Church

Posted by entdinglichung - 24. März 2009

Die Humppa-Band Eläkeläiset spielen Open Your Eyes (in finnischer Sprache):

Ex-The Adverts-Sänger TV Smith & Bored Teenagers covern The Lord’s Prayer:

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Keine Enteignung und Räumung von Vila Brandão/Salvador de Bahia!

Posted by entdinglichung - 24. März 2009

Die Stadtverwaltung von Salvador de Bahia hat die Enteignung der BewohnerInnen der Favela Vila Brandão verfügt um die dort lebenden 350 Familien vertreiben und das an einer malerisch anmutenden Bucht nahe am Stadtzentrum von Salvador de Bahia liegende Gebiet für Hotelneubauten verwenden zu können. Bei Vila Brandão handlet es sich um eine aus einer Landbesetzung in den späten 1940er Jahren hervorgegangene Siedlung, welche überwiegend von Afro-Brasilianerinnen bewohnt wird und sich durch eine kämpferische Tradition auszeichnet:

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Neues vom Immobilienmarkt Britannien

Posted by entdinglichung - 23. März 2009

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Gentrifizierung ist kein nur urbanes Phänomen, in Worth Matravers/Dorset regt sich Widerstand gegen die sozialen Folgen der ansteigenden Zahl von Zweitwohnsitzen im Dorfe, der Guardian vom 21.03. berichtet:

„A week ago slogans including „No More 2nd Homes“ and „Go Away“ appeared overnight on the walls and driveways of the development of four new houses near the centre of Worth Matravers, a village of about 170 properties occupying a glorious spot on hills overlooking the extended inlet that forms Poole harbour. At around £450,000 each, the smart new homes, built from grey-brown Purbeck stone, are aimed at second home purchasers or comfortable retirees from elsewhere, rather than locals in an area where most jobs come from farming, quarrying or tourism. This development attracted extra local ire as it occupies the site of a former craft centre and cafe.“

die Parolen sind allerdings nicht unbedingt emanzipatorisch … einige Alteingesessene empfinden eine klammheimliche Freude:

„Jill Thompson is 71, a churchgoing pillar of her community and not the sort to condone vandalism. But she makes an exception for the still unidentified locals who daubed graffiti condemning second home owners and other incomers on a nearby estate of expensive new houses.

„I don’t really make a habit of encouraging criminality,“ she said on the doorstep of her terrace house in Worth Matravers, one of perhaps 40% of properties in the pretty Dorset village to be occupied all year round. „But if I’d known it was happening I’d have given them the paint.““

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Vermischtes aus Nepal und Indien

Posted by entdinglichung - 23. März 2009

1.) Ein Interview auf Lal Salam mit Subash Pokharel, Vorsitzender der nepalesischen LBGT-Organisation Blue Diamond Society, hier ein Auszug:

„BP: So what sort of activities does the Blue Diamond Society do? You mentioned before about providing accommodation for the PLA women when they ere expelled, what sort of activities do you do besides lobbying?

SP: Well, the organisation was established in 2001. Formally an NGO, non government organisation. We have a very long struggle. First time our committee focused on HIV prevention and treatment, that kind of thing, because our committee was very alarmed by HIV. Basically through donors like Family Health International, USAID, UNAID, these organisations assisted us greatly in the area of HIV/AIDS prevention. And later on we realized that only confining to HIV related things will not take us into our different issues. We were experts on HIV because of our sexuality. We are operated by donation and government donation. We are not stranded in this city only confined to issues of HIV/AIDS, it will not resolve our whole social issues, so e started to campaign and raise our voice in the medium of human rights campaigning. By working with other group’s e were able to establish good networks with the Media, human rights organisations even the political parties. So on the basis of our human rights work and our HIV/AIDS work we have built our capacity.

BP: Has there been much risk involved in this work? In recent times in Nepal there has been widespread human rights violations, so by taking up the struggle for LGBT rights have your brought much anger to yourself and your organisation?

SP: In previous years the committee and our people, because we have no legal protection in the law we could not plead to the police to protect us from violations. Basically our community had to rely on sex work, we had no other means of livelihood in the previous years, but now the society is able to employ more than 500 people. Blue Diamond Society now has more than 35 offices in Nepal. It’s a very good network, and we are very influential already. That sort of violence against the community was very great in previous years, but now because we have support from other organisations we are able to have confidence in our protection, and do our work, but there is still violence there.

BP: Starting in 2001 and already having 35 offices, that’s a pretty impressive effort. Do you do much work in rural areas as well, and if so, how does this differ from urban work in say Katmandu?

SP: People in our community they have too, almost all, more than95% I would say, if they are to become open about their sexuality, they are expelled from and have to get out of their family, community and even village. So it is typical that those who have been expelled from their villages tend to center around the cities. I don’t know why the community centers around the city areas, in search of employment I think. So we concentrate on city areas. People come to live there, and open up offices. Initially we had one office, but so many people came, and got in contact with the Blue Diamond Society, we encouraged them to open up more offices in their area. In that way we are able to grow. We were able to increase our HIV work and we have support in our HIV prevention work, because we are recognized and work with the government’s plan of prevention. So because of that, and the international community we have been able to open up our offices.“

2.) Gorkhaland and Lalgarh: dialogues, parallels, and a challenge to mainstream parties von Koustav De auf Sanhati zur Minderheitenpolitik in dem von der reformistischen CPI(M) beherrschten Bundesstaat West Bengal:

„Being in power for continuously for more than 30 years, it has been clear to the people that CPI(M) do not have any agenda of uplifting the have-nots, which happened to be their main slogan while coming to power. On the contrary a ‘New Class’ right out of the Milovan Dilas’s thesis, have come up which has so benefited from the CPI(M) that they with go to any extent to keep them in power. This section is in addition to the traditional upper class section of all the cities and villages, the landowners, the hoarders who simply switched their allegiance from Congress to CPI(M) in 1977 when they took over the office.

The repeated electoral victories have been made possible with the lack of alternative parties with proper agendas to vote for and tremendous terror. Any developing opposition has been efficiently and ruthlessly nipped in the bud. The strategy to regain influence over Adivasi region of the West, Gorkhaland region of the North has been similar to that of Nandigram, the use of armed mercenaries to create terror amongst the masses. It has been a time tested method and presently the only method known to CPI(M) which it seems is not working any more.

This failure has been mainly because the rise of these movements has been meteoric. Entire populations have stood for a common cause and in a short span every mainstream party has dissolved away and new organizations or consolidations have sprung up. Thus most of the mercenary bands have had to be formed out of people who were not locals. They have nevertheless continued with their efforts to terrorize villages, the latest effort being towards the end of February in Madhupur, where about a thousand armed CPI(M) cadres and mercenaries rode bikes and trekkers into Madhupur firing in the air all along and finally surrounding selected houses to beat up and humiliate the women and children of those ‘leaders’ who allegedly organized people against the CPI(M).

After all this as soon as the Adivasis under Peoples’ Committee regrouped themselves to march against the mercenaries, they made an escape and the police arrived to ‘diffuse tension’. After all this CPI(M)’s local committee secretary Bikash Ukil said to the Press: “The rally was organized to bolster the morale of our supporters before the upcoming election.” (Times of India Feb 27, 2009 ).

Such acts serve twin purposes, firstly if by some means the Adivasi movement can be made to retaliate with violence of similar measures, they can be branded as Maoists and further state terror can be unleashed with ‘justification’, moreover this continuous terror and violence can break the morale and force Adivasi to abandon the movement just to seek a peaceful existence. However it is well known from history that the Adivasis have rarely been intimidated by such violence. The Adivasis have had a brilliant revolutionary history and have time and again waged fearless wars against much better equipped enemies. In fact this violence might unite them even strongly and gradually choke out any remaining legitimacy of CPI(M) amongst the indigenous population of West Bengal.“

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Musik zum Sonntag … The Damned

Posted by entdinglichung - 22. März 2009

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Freiheit für die politischen Gefangenen in Marokko und der besetzten Westsahara

Posted by entdinglichung - 21. März 2009

Ein Aufruf der Vierten Internationalen für die Freiheit der politischen Gefangenen in Marokko und der besetzten Westsahara, … ein Thema welches in der BRD-Linken keine grosse Rolle spielt; Quelle: International Viewpoint

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Solidarity with progressive activists fighting repression

Fourth International

The Fourth International demands an immediate end to repression, the release of all detainees and a halt to all legal pursuit.

The Fourth International at its International Committee meeting in February 2009 expresses its solidarity with:

1. The activists imprisoned following the popular uprising at Sidi Ifni (summer 2008) whose trial is underway in Agadir;

2. The trade-unionists of the agricultural sector (Chtouka) who were imprisoned because of Article 288 of the Penal Code which criminalises strikes;

3. The students imprisoned in Marrakesh and those on trial in Agadir after the strugles against the neo-liberal reforms of the university;

4. The activists of the movement of young unemployed graduates who are repressed daily in the strets of the captial and other cities;

5. The Sahraoui activists (supporters of the Polisario Front) who suffer ferocious repression.

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