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Aufruf von KOMALA TV für die von der Ermordung bedrohten politischen Gefangenen im Iran

Posted by entdinglichung - 29. Januar 2010

Quelle: Webseite des Auslandskomitees der KP Iran:

Urgent Action: Support for the Iranian Political Prisoners on Execution Row

The shadow of death is once again haunting a number of political prisoners in the Western province of Kurdistan, Iran. After the unjust execution of two political activists “Ehsan Fataheyan” and “Fasih Yasamani” by the Islamic regime in Iran, 21 more political prisoners are now living in jail under the threat of capital punishment in this province. Issuing death sentences for the political prisoners during unjust trials by the Islamic regime is part of a wide pressure that the regime is practicing on people in order to terrify them. The ruling criminals in the regime have been stepping up their criminal acts against a number of political prisoners in Tehran and some other Iranian cities. The Islamic regime is determined to eliminate all the political dissidents and if people do not react and fight back, it will carry out its crimes on a wider scale both in Kurdistan and other parts of Iran.

The threat of death penalty for imprisoned political activists and at the same time using a mild tone against the ousted opponents from the government are all part of one policy which the regime has taken at the threshold of the anniversary of the 1979 revolution and for fear of possible protests by the angry people on the anniversary day. On one side the regime is using more violence against the political prisoners and has been issuing a number of death sentences with the aim of frightening people. On the other side it is addressing its reformist opponents who once shared the power with them as old friends who have exaggerated a bit in their rebellion. But the issued death penalties against the political prisoners must be taken as a serious threat since the regime has committed this sort of heinous crimes earlier.

The number of political prisoners sentenced to death in the province of Kurdistan has been constantly increasing . Following are the names of those prisoners detained in Orumiye, Kermanshah, Sanandaj, Saqez and Evin prisons and who are living under the threat of execution:
“Zainab Jalalyan” from Maku in Kermanshah prison, “ Shirkuh Ma’arefi” and “Aziz Mohammadzade” from Bane in Saqez prison, “ Habib Latifi” from Sanandaj in Sanandaj prison, “Sami Huseini” and “Jamal Mohammadi” from Salmaz in Orumiye prison, “Mohammad Amin Abdullahi” and “Qader Mohammadzade” from Mirabad, Bukan in Orumiye prison, “Ali Haydarian” and “Farhad Vakili” from Sanadaj in Evin prison, “Mostafa Salimi” from Saqez in Saqez prison, “Anwar Rostami” and “Iraj Mohammadi” from Mayanduab in Orumiye prison, “ Mohammad Aminagoshi” and “Ahmad Puladkhani” from Piranshahr in Orumiye prison, “Hassan Tala’i” from Maku in Orumiye prison, “Shirin Alam Hu’i” from Maku in Evin prison, “Hussein Khezri” from Orumiye in Orumiye prison, “Rostam Arkia”, “Rashid Akhkani” and “Farzad Kamangar”.

Some of these prisoners have been already transferred to separate wards and the Islamic regime can execute the death penalties against them at anytime soon. Amnesty International on Friday January 22nd 2010 announced in an statement that the transfer of the prisoners with death penalty to separate wards in Iran means that the prisoner will be executed in few days. Amnesty International has asked in its statement all the human rights defenders around the globe to support these political prisoners in anyway possible.

The Islamic regime not only has ignored all the demands by the Iranian masses for the unconditional release of all political prisoners, but has decided to execute a number of political prisoners for vain reasons in order to terrify people.

Constant defense of these prisoners whose only crime is protesting the current regime in Iran is an urgent mission that needs to be done by the freedom-seeking and fighting people in Iran and around the world. The regime should know that any violation of the rights of these prisoners will cost it high. The regime should not be allowed to take the lives of these prisoners in secret just like it did with two young prisoners “Ehsan Fataheyan” and “Fasih Yasmani” and save itself from any consequences. The freedom-seeking and dissident people in Kurdistan as well as all over Iran will not forget the blood of the young people shed till now.

The execution of these two prisoners was followed by a huge wave of anger and hate among people in Kurdistan against the regime, but in order to stop the regime from continuing the executions, something more than anger and hate is required. If the people in Kurdistan didn’t have to ask for their ragged votes for “Mousavi” and “Karoubi” for the natural reason that they had not voted in the first place, but they will certainly and seriously stand in defense of all the young prisoners that are captivated by the criminal torturers and assassins in the regime.

Komala, the Kurdistan Organization of the Communist Party of Iran calls on all people in Kurdistan to stand up in defense of all the prisoners condemned to death wholeheartedly and relentlessly. These political prisoners are the descendents of those people who have been resisting and fighting the dictatorial regime, all its atrocities and its violation of people’s most basic rights in Iran for more than three decades and have never given in. The Islamic regime must understand that with its criminal acts it will not terrify the people in Kurdistan, on the contrary, it will set their anger more ablaze.

KOMALA TV, January 24th 2010

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Referrerhits der letzten Tage

Posted by entdinglichung - 29. Januar 2010

Weiteres aus der Rubrik „Suchen und nicht finden“ … nach wie vor mit am Häufigsten wird nach „slavoj zizek“, „nadelbäume“ und „stammtisch“ gesucht, die Zugriffe von denjenigen, welche nach „weihnachten im lande xy“ suchten, sind im Vergleich zum Dezember stark zurück gegangen:

– „grab jesus in kaschmir“
– „aufruf zum rodeln“
– „kurden sind arier“
– „what does bahuzum look like babylonian“
– „landkarte mystic falls“
– „algerische briefmarke 1910“
– „sado masochist“
– „homosexualität in dänemark“
– „fanclub logos von austria wien zum download“
– „grafschaft kesten“
– „sekten in belize“
– „shanghai style 1930“
– „logo muslim“
– „skat+katar“

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Daniel Bensaïd zur Aktualität des Kommunismus

Posted by entdinglichung - 29. Januar 2010

Quelle: Marxists Internet Archive (MIA), ansonsten hier noch der Hinweis auf den Text Ein Freund und Genosse ist von uns gegangen: Daniel Bensaïd, 1946-2010, verfasst von Jakob Schäfer:

The powers of communism

(December 2009)

This essay was probably among the last written by Daniel Bensaïd. It appears in the latest issue of Contretemps, the journal where Daniel was one of three publishing editors. The piece is a contribution to a series of essays on the meaning of communism put together as part of a symposium on the same topic being held in Paris on January 22nd and 23rd. Daniel was looking forward to the symposium, and we hope you will be able to attend.

In an 1843 article on “the progress of social reform on the continent,” the young Engels (not yet 23 years old) saw communism as “a necessary conclusion, which cannot he avoided to be drawn from the premises given in the general facts of modern civilisation.” This was a logical communism, then, produced by the 1830 revolution during which workers “referred to the history of the great revolution, and eagerly seized upon Babeuf’s Communism.”

For the young Marx, on the other hand, this communism was still only a “dogmatic abstraction” and a “special expression of the humanistic principle.” The incipient proletariat had “thrown itself into the arms of the doctrinaires of its emancipation, the founders of socialist sects” and the confused souls who “in humanistic style twaddle about … the millennium and universal brotherly love” which represented the “imaginary abolition of class relations.” Before 1848, this spectral communism, lacking a precise program, haunted the air du temps in the “unpolished guise” of egalitarian sects and Icarian delusions.

Going beyond abstract atheism required a new social materialism that was none other than communism: “In the same way atheism, being the supersession of God, is the advent of theoretic humanism, and communism, as the supersession of private property, is the vindication of real human life.” Far removed from any kind of vulgar anti-clericalism, this communism was “the advent of practical humanism,” for which it was no longer just a matter of fighting religious alienation, but also the concrete social alienation and poverty that give rise to the need for religion.

From the formative experience of 1848 to that of the Commune, the “real movement” tending toward the abolition of the established order took shape and gathered strength, casting aside the “characteristic nonsense” and making “the profound tone of oracles of scientific immaculateness” an object of ridicule. In other words, communism, which was initially a state of mind and a “philosophical communism”, was finding political expression. Over a quarter century, it completed its transformation – from its initial philosophical and utopian form into the at long last discovered political form of emancipation.

1. The words of emancipation have not emerged unscathed from the torments of the last century. Like the animals in the Lafontaine fable, “all were attacked, although all did not die.” Socialism, revolution, and even anarchy are not much better off than communism. Socialism had a hand in the assassination of Karl Liebknecht and Rosa Luxemburg, in colonial wars and in governmental alliances where the content has grown thinner as the alliances have grown wider. A methodical ideological campaign has succeeded in making many people associate revolution with violence and terror. But of all the words that once drove forward great dreams and tremendous promise, communism has suffered the greatest damage because of the way it was captured by bureaucratic realpolitik and made subservient to a totalitarian enterprise. The question remains, however, as to whether among all these damaged words there are those worth repairing and setting back in motion.

2. We have to think about what happened to communism in the 20th century. The word and the object cannot be grasped outside of the times and the historical ordeals they were forced to endure. For most people, the massive use of the communist label to characterize the free-market authoritarian state in China will weigh much more heavily and for a far longer time than the fragile theoretical and experimental sprouts of the communist hypothesis. While it is tempting to avoid drawing a critical historical balance sheet, this would entail reducing the communist idea to timeless “invariants” – as if it were a synonym for unspecified ideas of justice and emancipation, and not the specific form of emancipation in the epoch of capitalist domination. The word would lose in political precision whatever it gains in ethical and philosophical traction. One crucial question is whether bureaucratic despotism is the legitimate continuation of the October Revolution — or rather the result of a bureaucratic counter-revolution, as illustrated not only by the trials, purges and mass deportation but also by the upheavals within society and the Soviet state apparatus.

3. A new lexicon cannot be invented by decree. Vocabulary is shaped over time, through use and experience. Yielding to the equation of communism with the Stalinist totalitarian dictatorship would be to capitulate in the face of the temporary victors, to confuse the revolution with the bureaucratic counter-revolution, and thereby to foreclose the possibility of those forks in the road that alone kept hope alive. And that would be to commit an irreparable injustice toward all those defeated women and men, anonymous or not, who lived out the communist ideal with intense passion and breathed life into it against caricatures and impostors. Shame on those who ceased to be communists when they ceased to be Stalinists and who were only communists for as long as they were Stalinists! [1]

4. Of all the ways to name squalid capitalism’s necessary and possible “other”, the word communism is the one that retains the greatest historical meaning and the most explosive programmatic charge. Against generalized predation and the privatization of the world, it is the one that best evokes ordinary sharing and equality; the sharing out of power; solidarity in opposition to selfish calculation and generalized competition; defence of humanity’s natural and cultural common goods; and the extension of a realm of free, decommodified services to include essential goods.

5. It is also the name for a different measure of social wealth than that of the law of value and of market valuation. “Free and undistorted” competition is based on the “theft of alien labour time.” It claims to quantify the unquantifiable; it seeks to reduce the incommensurable relationship between the human species and the natural conditions of our reproduction to its miserable common measure of abstract labour time. Communism is the name for another criterion of wealth, for ecological development that is qualitatively different from the race for quantitative growth. The logic of capital accumulation requires not only production for profit as opposed to social need, but also “the production of new consumption,” the permanent widening of the circle of consumption “through the creation of new needs and the creation of new use values” – and therefore “the exploitation of nature in its entirety” and “the exploitation of the earth in every way.” This devastating excess of capital is the driving force behind the need for a radical eco-communism.

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