… alle Verhältnisse umzuwerfen, in denen der Mensch ein erniedrigtes, ein geknechtetes, ein verlassenes, ein verächtliches Wesen ist … (Marx)

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Willy DeVille (1953-2009)

Posted by entdinglichung - 7. August 2009

*August 25, 1950 – †August 6, 2009

Loup Garou Bal Goula

Demasiado Corazon

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Iran-Update 07.08. 2009 – Marg Bar Jomhuriye Eslami!

Posted by entdinglichung - 7. August 2009

Weitere Artikel zum Thema auf dieser Seite unter https://entdinglichung.wordpress.com/category/iran/:

1.) Seiten mit regelmässig aktualisierter Berichterstattung: Revolutionary Road, News from the struggles in Iran (HOPI), Révolution en Iran, Rise of The Iranian People und LabourStart, gesammelte Videoberichte auf Red Eye.

2.) Ein neues Update auf Revolutionary Road

3.) Révolution en Iran liefert Bilder von den Protesten bei Trauerfeier fr den ermordeten Studenten Kianus Asa in Kermanshah

4.) Human Rights Activists in Iran meldet ein Todesurteil gegen einen kurdischen politischen Aktivisten:

„Rashid Akhoknadi was arrested last April in Isfahan with charges of acting against the government and cooperation with the Kurd opposition groups, and was sent to prison. After a period of one year, he received his execution order from the Sanandaj Revolutionary Court.
After his arrest on April 1st of last year, he was deprived of his right to a lawyer, as he underwent a court hearing and received his conviction at the fourth branch of city’s Revolutionary Court.
The family of Mr. Akhoknadi is of the belief that his conviction was not related to his activities with the Kurdish political parties, but is related to an incident ten years ago when the Kurdish Militia clashed with the Government forces.
Is it said that ten years ago, a member of the government forces was killed in that struggle, and today, ten years later, a complaint from Rahman Saeed Nejad, a family member of the diseased, has led to Akhoknadii’s arrest and execution order.
The family of Akhoknadi insists that this arrest was meant for the accomplice in the event from ten years ago, who is related to Mr. Akhknadi. The family claims that the process of this conviction was not based on evidence at hand.
It should be noted that the Ministry of Intelligence and Information referred to Mr. Akhoknadi in one their reports from April of last year, as a person who was arrested and charged with starting a militia group over the past few years in the vicinity of Takht in the city of Saqez, in the province of Kurdestan, attempt to murder, evil acts, armed attack, kidnapping, and pestering the neighborhood residents, as well as cooperating with Anti Government groups.“

5.) Mehr zur Kritik linker und pseudolinker „Ahmadinejad-VersteherInnen“ von MRZine & Co., Show trials and apologetics von Yassamine Mather auf dem HOPI-Blog:

„Just as Iranian ex-leftwingers in the west call for reconciliation between the two wings of the Islamic regime, the ruling faction clamps down on its rivals. Yassamine Mather reports.

The Stalinist show trial of Saturday August 1 – when a number of prominent ‘reformists’ appeared on Iranian state TV to ‘thank their interrogators’ before repenting – was not the first such event in the Islamic republic’s history. Leaders of the ‘official communist’ Tudeh Party were similarly paraded on Iranian TV to denounce their own actions in the 1980s, while in the 1990s we had the trials of ‘rogue’ elements of the ministry of intelligence.

However, this time the Islamic leaders forgot that a precondition for the success of such show trials in terms of imposing fear and submission on the masses is total control of the press and media. What made this particular effort ineffective – indeed a mockery – was that it came at a time when the supporters of supreme leader Ali Khamenei have not yet succeeded in silencing the other factions of the regime, never mind stopping the street protests. So, instead of marking the end of the current crisis, the show trials have given the protestors fresh ammunition.

The paper of the Participation Front (the largest alliance of ‘reformist’ MPs) stated: “The case of the prosecution is such a joke that it is enough to make cooked chicken laugh.” The Participation Front was one of nine major Islamic organisations which ridiculed the prosecution claim that the ‘regime knew of the plot for a velvet revolution’ weeks before the election. Some Tehran reformist papers are asking: in that case why did the Guardian Council allow the ‘reformist’ candidates to stand in the presidential elections? Perhaps the Guardian Council itself should be put on trial!

Former president Mohammad Khatami, candidates Mir-Hossein Moussavi and Mehdi Karroubi and other ‘reformist’ politicians have denounced the trial as “illegal”, yet they do not seem to realise the irony in this criticism. First of all, no-one but the ‘reformists’ within the regime has any illusions about Iran’s legal system (both civil and sharia law). Second, the time to oppose show trials was two decades ago, not when you yourself are a victim of the system and there is no-one left to defend you. It was not just in the 1980s that messrs Khatami, Moussavi, Karroubi, etc kept quiet about similar trials. As late as the 1990s, during Khatami’s own presidency, they did not exactly rebel against the show trials of the intelligence agents who ‘confessed’ to having acted alone in murdering opponents of the regime. Some of the most senior figures implicated in that scandal, a scandal that was hushed up by the Khatami government (‘for the sake of the survival of the Islamic order’) – not least current prosecutor general Saeed Mortazavi – are now in charge of the ‘velvet revolution’ dossier.

For the Iranian left the trial and ‘confessions’ have also been a reminder of the plight of thousands of comrades who probably faced similar physical and psychological torture in the regime’s dungeons in the 1980s, although only a handful of them ever made it onto TV screens – many died anonymously in the regime’s torture chambers. Of course, we do not know if the Iranian government has improved its torture techniques since those times, but some senior ‘reformist’ politicians appear to have broken down much more easily than those thousands of young leftwing prisoners.

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Neues aus den Archiven der radikalen Linken

Posted by entdinglichung - 7. August 2009

ältere Archiv-Updates und Hinweise zu weiteren linken Archivalien unter Sozialistika“:

Europe Solidaire Sans Frontières (ESSF):

* Vickramabahu „Bahu“ Karunarathne: Buddhism, Science and Socialism (1997)

Workers Liberty:

* Julius Jacobson: Reflections on Fascism and Communism (1983)

La Bataille Socialiste:

* L’agiotage de 1715 à 1870 (1885)
* Maurice Dommanget: Blanquisme et marxisme (1924)
* John Keracher: Préface au programme de l’United Workers Party (1934)
* Anton Pannekoek: Lénine philosophe (1938)

Marxists Internet Archive (MIA):

* Rudolf Hilferding: Finance Capital (1910)
* Peter Howell: Once Again on Productive and Unproductive Labour (1975)
* David Yaffe: The State and the Capitalist Crisis (1976/1978)
* Maurice Brinton: Socialism Reaffirmed (1960)
* Maurice Brinton: Factory Committees and the Dictatorship of the Proletariat (1975)
Leo Trotskij: Kultur och socialism (1926)
* Leo Trotzki: Carta a Farrell Dobbs (1940)
* Leo Trotzki: Carta a Joseph Hansen (1940)
* Leo Trotzki: Ciência e Estilo (1940)
* Leo Trotzki: Carta a James P. Cannon (1940)
* Patrice Lumumba: Correspondence with United Nations General Secretary Dag Hammarskjöld (1960)
* Patrice Lumumba: From a letter to the President of the Security Council (1960)
* Patrice Lumumba: From a telegram to the President of the Security Council (1960)
* Patrice Lumumba: Statement at a press conference in Leopoldville (1960)
* Patrice Lumumba: Statement at a press conference in Leopoldville (1960)
* Patrice Lumumba: Statement at a press conference in Leopoldville (1960)
* Patrice Lumumba: Solemn Appeal to the President and members of the Security Council and to all the member states of the United Nations (1960)
* Patrice Lumumba: From the letter to the President of the UN General Assembly (1960)
* H.M. Hyndman: The National Railways after the War (1916)
* H.M. Hyndman: Thrift no Panacea without Increased Production (1915)
* Le Chant du Départ (1794)
* Piercy Ravenstone: Thoughts on the Funding System and its Effects (1824)
* Anonymus: The Source and Remedy of the National Difficulties, Deduced from Principles of Political Economy, in a Letter to Lord John Russell (1821)

Materialien zur Analyse von Opposition (MAO):

Auswertungen zu folgenden Themen/Gruppen/Orten/Betrieben:

* Regensburg: Konradsiedlung-Wutzlhofen


* The Communist Left in Germany 1918-1921 (1976)
* Guy Debord: Psychogeographical Venice (1957)
* The Red Menace: Acid comment: the moral panic about acid house parties (1989)
* The Red Menace: Review: Anti-Parliamentary Communism in Britain, 1917-1945 (1989)
* Nick Heath: Anarchists who turned to the Bolsheviks
* Nick Heath: Jacob Abrams, Jacob aka Jack Abrams (1883 – 1953)
* Class War „bashing the rich“ (198?)

The Cedar Lounge Revolution:

* Irish Communist Organization (ICO): The Communist, Ende 1969

Centro de Documentación de los Movimientos Armados (CeDeMA):

* Movimiento de Izquierda Revolucionaria (MIR): La recuperación de las masas y el fracaso de la institucionalización abren nuevas perspectivas de lucha (1978)
* Movimiento 19 de Abril (M-19): Discurso inaugural de la VIII Conferencia Nacional del M-19 (1981)
* Partido Comunista de El Salvador (PCS): Breve análisis de la situación nacional (1972)
* Ejército Revolucionario del Pueblo (ERP): Carta de Lil Milagro Ramírez en la que explica las razones de clandestinizarse (1971)


* Now Weekly (September 1966-März 1967)

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