Entdinglichung

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

Archive for 29. September 2009

Schtil di Nacht is ojsgeschternt

Posted by entdinglichung - 29. September 2009

Ein Lied von Hirsch Glik (1922-1944), jiddischsprachiger Dichter, Sozialist und Partisan der Fareinigte Partizaner Organizacje (FPO) aus Vilne, der der vor 65 Jahren im August 1944 in Estland im Kampf gegen Nazi-Deutschland starb.

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Leseempfehlung: an.schläge, Oktober 2009 und The Leveller, Nr. 2

Posted by entdinglichung - 29. September 2009

Die aktuelle Ausgabe der feministischen Zeitschrift an.schläge aus Österreich widmet sich dem Thema reaktionärer Männerbewegungen und -mobilisierungen, Caroline J. McKenzie analysiert in einem Artikel den Diskurs von Vaterrechtsgruppen in Britannien und den USA:

„In der heiligen Schlacht um das Sorgerecht stellen Aussagen wie „Entweder bist du für oder gegen die Väter“ eine manipulative rhetorische Strategie dar. Die Frage des Sorgerechts für Kinder derart polarisierend zu behandeln, hält an der Vorstellung fest, dass Scheidungspaare zwangsläufig immer in einer Krise stecken und ihre Konflikte unlösbar seien. Unter dem Vorwand, die Bedürfnisse der Kinder zu erfüllen, arbeiten die Vaterrechtler vielmehr an einer Neuauflage patriarchaler sozialer Strukturen. Diese Rhetorik legt außerdem nahe, dass die US-Gesetzgebung jeden geschiedenen Vater diskriminiert. Geht es nach den Vaterrechtsorganisationen, warten an jeder Ecke Väter, die einfach nur einen „fairen Deal“ wollen – von ihren Ex-Frauen, ihren Anwälten und den Gerichten. Und während die Vaterrechtsgruppen um einen Platz im Rampenlicht wetteifern, geraten so ernste Themen wie häusliche Gewalt gegen Frauen und Kinder, die Einkommensunterschiede zwischen den Geschlechtern und die Armutsfalle für Frauen zunehmend in den Hintergrund.“

Die zweite Ausgabe des Leveller der irischen anarchistischen Organisation Organise! beschäftigt sich anlässlich der antiziganistischen Ausschreitungen in Belfast in mehreren Artikeln mit gegenwärtigen rassistischen und faschistischen Tendenzen in Nordirland:

* Combating Racism and Fascism Means Combating Capitalism

* Pumped Up Vigilantes?

* No Gods, No Masters: how the churches and politicians failed to help the Roma in Belfast

„When the attacks on Roma homes in South Belfast finally ceased after a week, it wasn’t because of the actions of eager politicians or earnest church representatives. However when the Roma made the final decision, 6 days after the first attack, to leave their homes, politicians were in for the photo ops, and the churches weren’t far behind in using the crisis to promote themselves. News broadcasters worldwide took an interest in a sanitised humanitarian ‘flight’ story, but had been pretty reluctant in the previous days to cover the racist attacks.

Supporters and anti-racist activists were scapegoated by the media, either for provoking an attack on the anti-racist protest on Monday 16 June, apparently ‘bringing it on ourselves’, or for allegedly sealing the fate of the Roma by standing side by side with them, at their request. But these charges levelled at anti-racist protestors only serve to deflect blame for the abject failure that was the response of the police, statutory bodies and churches to respond when it mattered.

While it was several days before anti-racists were aware of the situation, it was only when anti-racist activists drew attention to the attacks on the Roma, that politicians, the media and churches ‘intervened’. Once statutory agencies became involved, rather than providing practical solidarity in defence of the Roma’s homes, the intervention in reality became the start of a repatriation process. The politicians and media then had on their hands a palatable ‘humanitarian crisis’, which allowed them to ‘help’ the Roma, without getting their hands dirty tackling racism or the social/economic problems that have fuelled it.“

* Loyalist Decommissioning

„Fifteen years after the announcement of the CLMC none too secure ceasefires and four years after PIRA decommissioning Loyalist paramilitaries have also decommissioned. Well the UVF and RHC have while the UDA has made a faltering and internally acrimonious start.
On Thursday 18th of June the Belfast Telegraph broke the news that the UVF and the UDA had began the process while by Friday 19th it was confirmed that the UVF and RHC had “handed up all weapons under their control”. It was also reported that the UDA had carried out its first act of decommissioning, witnessed by the Independent International Commission on Decommissioning, on 16th June.
These organisations were key protagonists in what are know as Northern Ireland’s ‘troubles’ and seldom lived up to their own self-image of taking the ‘war’ to the enemy, ie armed Republican groups. Both organisations have carried out numerous sectarian murders that were simply about terrorising the entire Catholic population of the north into ‘withdrawing support’ for armed force Republicanism.“

* Belfast Fascist Neil House Exposed

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