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Archive for November 2010

Londoner Bullen kündigen mehrstündigen Kessel an

Posted by entdinglichung - 30. November 2010

aus dem Liveticker des aktuellen Guardians zu den heutigen SchülerInnen- und Studiprotesten in Britannien:

„I’ve just arrived into Charing Cross with a number of students. We were approached by police officers who asked if we were attending the protest. They then warned that the protest might go on longer than expected. Even if we wanted to leave, we might not be able to. I asked them if this meant there was going to be a kettle and they replied that „they knew what that meant, they couldn’t be explicit, but this was one of the tactics that the police had in consideration for the day.
They then wished us good luck.“

und

„They had agreed with police that the demonstration would finish at 3pm but interestingly some of the shopkeepers around Parliament Square say they have been told by the police that the students will be „held“ there until 6pm.“

ansonsten streikte gestern auch die Londoner U-Bahn

Posted in Bildung, Britannien, Gewerkschaft, Klassenkampf, Repression, RMT, Sozialpolitik, Streik, StudentInnenbewegung | 1 Comment »

Eine Diskussionsveranstaltung der CPGB:

Posted by entdinglichung - 30. November 2010

gefunden auf deren Webseite:

Posted in Atheismus, Britannien, Kirche, Klassenkampf, Kommunismus, Marxismus, Religion, Sozialismus, Termine | Leave a Comment »

Iranische GewerkschafterInnen zur geplanten Novellierung des Arbeitsgesetzes

Posted by entdinglichung - 30. November 2010

Gefunden auf iran labor report, eine besondere Leseempfehlung an alle, die immer noch denken, dass das Ahmadinejad-Regime irgendwie „sozial“ sei oder „die kleinen Leute“ vertrete:

Amendments to the Labor Law or Destroying the Workers Gains

Vahed unionists and metalworkers have issued a joint statement on the recent amendments to the labor law being discussed in the Iranian Parliament. Below is an excerpt of the joint statement.

We workers think the labor law should be defending the working people and not the powerful…The workers do not have any other means at their disposal but to resort to the labor law and the (country’s) constitution to repeal the owners’ offensive. That is why we oppose the ruinous prescriptions put forward by IMF and WTO aimed at weakening the national economy. What prompted us to issue this communique for the attention of the other workers is the occasion of the parliament’s closed session for the purpose of amending the labor law. We declare that:

1. There are no mentions of the labor unions in article six of the labor law amendments being discussed while in the point 101 in the fourth development plan promises on the freedom of association of the independent labor organizations were made to ILO in accordance with the covenants 87 and 98. In the current changes, even the role of Islamic councils has been diluted to the level of an ineffectual entity as a passive bystander. The initiators of these changes have rehashed the infamous article 33 of the anti-labor law in force under the Shah. In the process, they have given the management more leverage than anytime under the Shah to fire workers. This is a violation of the preamble to the Constitution, especially the section that talks about “bestowing the people the right to forge their own destiny”.

2. In the amendments to the labor law, there are multiple references to “agreements between the workers and the management for reducing investment costs”. How is it possible for the management which does enjoy all the right and prerogatives, and the working class with absolutely no legal means including trade union rights, to negotiate on equal terms such issues as wages, benefits and other welfare-related issues? Eliminating collective bargaining and minimum wages are among other proposed changes to the labor law, and these are against the 12th paragraph of the third article in the constitution.

3. In the amendments to the labor law, in order to reduce the costs of production and the services, the minimum unemployment benefits have been reduced to two years and the net amounts cut in half and there are even talks of annulling the mandatory unemployment benefits. Is this not the beginning of the total annulment of the 29th article in the constitution?

4. In the amendments to the labor law, there are discussions about improvements to the temporary contracts. The working class believes that the temporary contracts should be abolished altogether and not improved. The amendments go even further and talk about daily and even hourly contracts which is nothing but pure slavery and a return to the 18th century

The drafters of this amendment have not even bothered to take a look at the first and second paragraphs of the 43rd article in the constitution and have deliberately ignored the law.

5. In the amendments, to facilitate investment, plants with less than 200 workers have been exempted from the law, a complement to the December 2, 1999 directive by the labor ministry to exempt workshops with less than 5 workers and the espical trade zones form the law, throwing 2,800,000 workers outside the labor law’s jurisdiction.
A step in annulment of the 19 and 20th articles in the constitution and the dissolving of the inspection division in the labor ministry which would end oversight over the management’s activities.

In our country, there are intimations of destroying altogether the Social Services Organization as well as consumer and housing cooperatives in order to induce peace of mind for the (largely government-appointed) management and the parasitical merchants. And through uncontrolled imports, the industrial foundations of the country are being undermined.

The workers the world over and especially in Iran will not accept such anti-labor initiatives. While in the media in our country the strikes and protests in France, Greece, and England are portrayed as responses to injustice in those countries, unfortunately, in our country, the protests by the workers at Vahed Bus company, Babolsar carpet factory, Alborz Tires, and Haft Tapeh Sugar Cane company are responded with severe clampdowns. Our union activists and workers are put in prison for months because of seeking justice, protesting months of back wages and the erosion of their rights.

Brothers and Sisters!

We will not allow the gains won through one hundred year bloody fights of our fathers to be taken away by the recommendations from the international quarters and the offensive of the local parasitic merchants. Thirty years of neglect of the workers rights and the constitution is enough.

A progressive law supporting workers, extending social benefits, fighting poverty and neglect, providing the means to sustain family life, providing opportunities for political, social, and intellectual growth, participation in the leadership of the country, and preventing foreign domination of the economy (all stated in the constitution) are among our constitutional and inalienable rights which we are so demanding.

Friends,

Undoubtedly our demands are not easy to realize but our solidarity and will and the bright experience of the older generation of the workers are at our hand. Our decision and will shall bring a clear future for our children. Our decisions are momentous.

Tehran and Suburbs Vahed Bus Workers Syndicate
Inaugural Committee of the Metal Workers Union

November 2010

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Aus gegebenem Anlass:

Posted by entdinglichung - 29. November 2010

Posted in Fundstücke, Kommunismus, Musik, Revolution, Russland, Sowjetunion, Sozialismus, Sozialistika - Linke Archivalien | 2 Comments »

Hillel Ticktin zur Krise des Kapitalismus

Posted by entdinglichung - 29. November 2010

Quelle des nachfolgend dokumentierten Textes: LibCom

Government cuts – ‚Are they really as stupid as they seem‘

by Hillel Ticktin

There are a surprising lack of convincing explanations as to why the capitalist class is pushing through the present unprecedented austerity drive – even at the risk of provoking both mass opposition and a double-dip recession. The following excerpts, from Hillel Ticktin’s recent articles in Critique, do offer an interesting partial explanation:

It remains very unclear why a section of the ruling class is going for these cuts. It is one thing to reduce government spending and raise taxes during an upturn, as Canada did in the 1990s, and quite another to do so today. The large scale unemployment consequent on such reductions in the public sector is being matched with substantial salary reductions. As there are often disproportionate numbers of female employees in the sectors being proposed for downsizing, the measures will bear heavily on women and families. There are suggestions that the poorest will be protected, but this is a fig leaf to provide a semblance of humanity. The poorest may be protected but most people are by definition not in that category, but are nonetheless scraping by, with incomes a fraction of the so-called upper middle class. Whatever their present views, they will be jolted into opposition to the government and ultimately to the system.

The government and bodies associated with the ruling class, or influenced by them, are doing their best to supply reasons why the cuts are necessary and inevitable to sustain the various economies affected. There is no doubt this is having an effect, depending on the country. It may even win the day for a short period, but only due to a hard sell. The appearance of the downturn was that bankers caused the crisis itself, for which governments have then had to borrow money. Why then should ordinary individuals have to bail out those bankers? This question is being, and increasingly will be, asked. The effect of what amounts to a coordinated system of reductions in government expenditure over Europe will at best inhibit an upturn and at worst force a ‘double-dip recession’, which has every potential of lasting some time. People will turn against government policy and an increasing minority will go further and turn against a system which has so patently failed.

… A new generation of activists will be formed, which, like the 70s, will turn young people into the militants of today and tomorrow. As the atomisation of the Soviet Union cannot be duplicated, history cannot be wiped out and we may expect a return to the socialist demands of yesterday, shorn of Stalinism and social democracy. There is little doubt that this process is slowly getting under way. What is less certain is the nature of the reaction of the ruling class. Are they really as stupid as they seem? Do they not have an alternative plan to deal with the failure of the contemporary cuts?

Capitalism today is less rational than it was in its heyday. That much is obvious, given imperialism, fascism and two world wars. Short-termism rules, and it has indeed worked remarkably well up to now. If capitalism is doomed then delay is a sensible tactic and pragmatic delay is one way of doing it. The ruling class is divided on a national basis, under the hegemony of the leading finance-capitalist power, the US – inevitably, the latter acts in its own narrow interests. In other words, since the US is in decline, it acts to preserve its own position, which may be at the expense of its role as the guarantor of capitalism. It may not be able to see the wood for the trees.

As capitalism declines the dominant capitalist power necessarily declines, and vice versa: as the dominant capitalist power declines, capitalism itself declines. This would not be inevitable if there were room for another finance capitalist power to arise, but there is not. China, India, Brazil and other emerging economies are not going to fulfil that function. The eurozone is clearly too weak, but is also based more on industry than on finance capital. And the UK, the original imperial/finance capitalist power, has ceded its position, lost its empire and has lost most from the current crisis.

The capitalist class today is less united than it has been since before World War II. The end of the Cold War has had a series of important effects, particularly in the decline of ideological control and the economic use of the arms sector. To these has to be added the absence of an overriding enemy which allowed a form of international control through Nato, the IMF and other institutions and meetings. As a result, it is much harder to impose a single line on capitalist policy today.

This makes it more difficult for a consistent policy to be followed. When the US was able to impose its policy, whether it was stupid or intelligent, it had to be followed. Today, the situation is almost a nightmare for capitalism. In the first place, they did not a have clear policy as to what to do in the course of the crisis. They have simply been reacting to events, often rather late in the day. …

Because different strings are being pulled at the same time, policy has tended towards irrationality. We have to ask why, for instance, the Con-Lib Dem coalition wants to cut so severely when the risks are so obvious. There are four arguments being used to justify the cuts.

Firstly, and least unbelievably, they argue that increased borrowing will frighten investors and the rating agencies. However, this is not automatic. Most of UK borrowing is from UK investors and the time period for redemption is over 12 years – points made time and again in newspapers and journals and, presumably, well understood by investors. So, the UK does not have the same issue about balance of payments, and the need to redeem bonds, as is the case in Greece and elsewhere. In any case, the previous Labour government had already implemented cuts, but was intending to restore balance over a longer period than the Tories. Neither party was bent on destroying capitalism or taking a reckless populist line. Why then would investors be concerned, under conditions where there is a vast surplus of capital? After all, investment in the US is the only other solution and it is fraught with problems, given the precarious nature of the dollar. It is true that if the pound were to fall further against the dollar investors would try to hedge their bets; but the pound, which has risen against the euro in the last period, will only fall if money is taken out of the country. This is more likely to depend on factors other than the budget deficit.

Secondly, it is argued that inflation will take off and cause the pound to devalue further, sparking a flight of money from the UK. In addition, inflation is regarded as necessarily a bad thing, as it leads to, or is caused by, rising wages, and can result in increased power for the trade unions. Under conditions of diminished demand this scenario is highly unlikely, leaving aside some price rises due to devaluation. This debate has taken place quite widely. Apart from the difference between monetarists and Keynesians, there are also differences in the assessment of the political situation.

Thirdly, supporters of private enterprise hold that the public sector is crowding out the private market, or indeed the market itself, by absorbing the lions’ share of available funds. This is a simple ideological argument, which has obvious and important political consequences. If one rejects the implicit view that private enterprise is necessarily superior to the public sector, the argument falls. Indeed, it is very likely to be tested in the next few years, as the only way that the deficit can fall substantially is through growth, particularly industrial growth. Leaving it to private enterprise to grow is an over-optimistic policy, given British history over the last 50 years. The problem is that without government intervention, industrial growth is unlikely to take off by itself, if it will take off at all.

Fourthly, there is worry over the British balance of payments, given the decline of British industry and the new problems of British finance capital. However, reliance on rising taxes and a reduced public sector does not do the job of raising British exports in itself, unless it is felt that private enterprise will automatically build up industry, which is unlikely, as indicated above.

In one way or another these issues are part of the current crisis for most countries, though differently for different countries. However, there appears to have been a common policy to use Keynesian deficit financing and monetary expansion in 2008-09, whereas at the mid-2010 meeting of the G20 it was agreed to do the reverse: cut deficits and restrain the money supply for the developed countries. The US did not agree, continuing to support an expansionary policy, even if it is somewhat limited. It also did not fight very hard to impose its own viewpoint. As a result, there are two views as to the effects of adopting a restrictive economic policy, with various influential figures warning of a double dip-recession.

Indeed, it is hard to see how it could be avoided. If all the countries of Europe cut back, while China is also reducing the money supply, given the inflation and rising wages in China, growth can only be reduced, if it is not actually negative, while unemployment will continue to rise, as it is doing in the US.

It is hard to avoid the conclusion that capitalism has no way out. If it cuts its deficits the downturn continues, but if it expands it risks all the effects described above, including sovereign crises. In addition, China is now experiencing widespread strikes for higher wages and better conditions, while the trade unions and left political parties are demonstrating and striking in many of the countries of Europe. Harsh political measures will lead to the rapid growth of the far left and new generation of leftwing militants, while concessions risk market failures in bonds and currencies.

In reality, the right-wing arguments for cuts to the public sector have another agenda, as former chancellor of the exchequer, Alistair Darling, made clear. Keynesian arguments are more sensible concerning the immediate crisis, indeed they are irrefutable. However, the crisis is not simply a periodic crisis, but a crisis in both the strategy of capitalism and its structure, and Keynesians are not addressing these issues, whereas the right, consciously or unconsciously, is trying to come to terms with the real underlying political economic problems of capitalism. The only solution, from their point of view, even if historically limited, is a restoration of capitalism back to the controls existing before the Great Depression, or before World War I. This requires mass unemployment, a very limited welfare state applicable only to the very poorest, and the restoration of commodity fetishism, in part by privatising everything that can be privatised including health and education.

… The right can see that the so-called centre-left is without a programme and that the only viable alternative is the genuinely left-wing. They are afraid that governments might be forced to move towards the left under popular pressure. Instead they are, therefore, proposing an unreconstructed, if utopian, capitalism.

… Sections of capital have decided to fight to the bitter end in order to inflict an epoch making defeat of the working class. Other sections are afraid to do so, and regard it as counter-productive but have no alternative, leading to the muddle that we have seen. However, the scenario is not controllable, so that it can spiral out of the hands of capital itself.

One has to wonder whether the bourgeoisie has a death wish … [The cuts] can only educate a whole new generation of the population of the need to change the capitalist system. In a sense, it makes no difference whether or not the authorities succeed in containing the mass demonstrations, strikes and other forms of militant and non-militant action for the time being. The contemporary form of the ideology of capitalism is now so threadbare that only a masochist can support it. The triumphalism at the end of the Stalinist Soviet Union as solidifying a permanent capitalist future now looks foolish, to put it in the best possible light.

Posted in Britannien, Internationales, Kapitalismus, Klassenkampf, Kommunismus, Marxismus, Sozialismus, Sozialpolitik, USA | 1 Comment »

Musik zum Sonntag … Jingo de Lunch

Posted by entdinglichung - 28. November 2010

Scarecrow

What you see

Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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Nepal: Eins teilt sich in drei?

Posted by entdinglichung - 27. November 2010

Einige Lesehinweise zu den derzeitigen fraktionellen Auseinandersetzungen in der Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) (UCPN(M))) auf Revolution in South Asia:

* Baidya at Nepal Maoist Plenum: Time is Ripe for Revolt

* Nepal:Prachanda Calls for Realizing the Martyrs Dream

* Nepal: Closed Session Begins At Maoist Conclave

* Crossroads: Nepalese Maoists Extended CC meeting Begins Today

Posted in Klassenkampf, Kommunismus, Maoismus, Nepal, Revolution, Sozialismus, Stalinismus | 2 Comments »

Reiterstaffel-Einsatz gegen demonstrierende StudentInnen und SchülerInnen in London

Posted by entdinglichung - 26. November 2010

Ein Bericht von der Demo in London am 24. November, gefunden auf anticuts.com, mehr Bilder auf LibCom … üben die Bullen für ein neues Peterloo?

Posted in Bildung, Britannien, Repression, Sozialpolitik, StudentInnenbewegung | Leave a Comment »

Für das Leben und die Freiheit von Hossein Khezri!

Posted by entdinglichung - 26. November 2010

Mit dem 28 Jahre alten kurdischen Aktivisten Hossein Khezri wurde im Iran ein weiterer kurdischer Aktivist unter dem Vorwurf der „Kriegführung gegen Gott“ (Moharebeh) zum Tode verurteilt, weitere Infos zum Thema hier und hier:

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Orientalisches Psychosafari Expeditionsbüro Rahlstedt: Smoke In (1976)

Posted by entdinglichung - 26. November 2010

Ein Aufruf (pdf-Datei, 94 kb) eines breiten Bündnisses zu einem Smoke-In in Rahlstedt aus dem heissen Sommer 1976, welches die KPD/ML bestimmt nicht gut gefunden hat, einen herzlichen Dank und liebe rote Grüsse an das provisorische Zentralkomitee der MAO für die Einsendung dieses wichtigen Dokuments:

Posted in BRD, Drogen, Gegenkultur, Hamburg, Linke Geschichte, Rahlstedt, Repression, Sozialistika - Linke Archivalien | 2 Comments »

ŞEHRAZAT- Transkultureller Frauen- und Kunstverein zum Internationalen Tag gegen Gewalt an Frauen

Posted by entdinglichung - 25. November 2010

Gefunden beim Genossen Che:

Aus Anlass des 25. November 20010 , des Internationalen Tages gegen Gewalt an der Frau

Pressemitteilung des ŞEHRAZAT- Transkultureller Frauen- und Kunstverein

Sehr geehrtes Publikum, sehr geehrte Presseangehörige, liebe Frauen,

Wir haben die Rolle des Opfers satt!

Wir haben beschlossen die Hauptrolle zu spielen, um menschenrechtswidrigen Taten gegenüber Frauen ein Ende zu machen.

Zuhause eingesperrt zu werden, unter Kontrolle gehalten zu werden, umgebracht zu werden, sobald wir in eigener Bestimmung leben möchten wird betitelt mit Tradition, mit Ehre, mit Kultur, mit Islam. Und wie möchtet ihr dann die Morde an den Frauen anderer Religionszugehörigkeiten und Kulturen erklären?

Lassen wir diese Hexenjägerei! Wie sollen denn die Vergewaltigungen, 8000 im Jahr, von denen viele noch nicht einmal geahndet werden, wie sollen die als „ Familiendrama“ titulierten 150 Morde im Jahr erläutert werden.

Sind nicht auch diese Morde wie diese, welche in islamischen Kreisen als „ Ehrenmord“ benannt sind, solche, welche der männlichen Herrschaftsvorstellung entspringen, in der eine tote Frau, einer freien Frau vorzuziehen ist.

Frauenfeindliche Politik wird in diesem Land betrieben! Muslimische Migrantinnen werden zur Zielscheibe auf diese Weise. Was unseren deutschen Schwestern angetan wird, wird verschwiegen! Sind es nicht Teile der Gewalt gegen Frauen, dass Frauen noch immer mit geringerem Lohn arbeiten müssen, Arbeitslosigkeit und Armut auf ihre Schultern gelastet wird, Migrantinnen mit rassistischer Politik ausgegrenzt werden? Islam, ja auch der Islam ist wie jede andere monotheistische, institutionalisierte Religion frauenfeindlich; weder mehr noch weniger; wer sieht das nicht?

Sprachrohre der Nutznießer der Ausbeutung, Politiker, Journalisten, angebliche Aufgeklärte und die mit Mikrofonen umherirrenden anderen: Wenn ihr so überzeugt seid von der Unterdrückung der Frauen, dann lasst das Weinen um sie; öffnet stattdessen die Grenzen Europas! Öffnet Frauen die Türen, welche vor Krieg, Hunger, sexueller Verfolgung fliehen.

Erteilt Frauen, welche sich auf Grund von Gewalt scheiden lassen mussten, bedingungslos ein Bleiberecht und die Erlaubnis zu arbeiten.

Stellt die Gelder der Staatskassen an Stelle von Kriegsausgaben lieber der Bildung von Frauen zur Verfügung.

Schafft Gesetze, welche Frauen den Weg zu Lehrstuhl, Labor, Leitungsposition und Öffentlichkeit ebnen. Schafft sie, damit ihr glaubwürdig werdet.

Krokodiltränen erkennen wir, ihr braucht sie nicht zu vergießen!

Noch einige Worte haben wir an die, welche profitieren von der männlichen Herrschaftsstruktur:

Wir geben Euch nicht das Recht, uns in schön, unattraktiv, muslimisch, christlich, Hausfrau, Straßenfrau, homosexuell, heterosexuell zu kategorisieren und zu spalten, unsere Körper und Arbeitskraft auszunutzen und uns zu definieren.

Wir lassen uns, mit unserer Vielfalt, nicht zum Werkzeug für eure Integrationsdebatten, rassistische, ausgrenzende und kapitalparteiische Politik machen!

Unsere Vielfalt ist unser Reichtum!

Wir werden weiterhin arabisch singen und spanisch tanzen. Mit unseren Kindern kurdisch sprechen und türkische Gedichte schreiben, uns in Saris kleiden und gegen die Alpen jodeln.

Wir werden Bilder malen, obendrein Bilder welche zeigen wie hässlich ihr und wie schön wir sind.

Was dagegen?

Gegen jede erhobene Hand gegen Frauen stehen wir zusammen.

Wir werden die Frauenmorde stoppen. Wir sind nämlich in überhand und überall.

*ŞEHRAZAT- Transkultureller Frauen- und Kunstverein*

Posted in BRD, Feminismus & Frauenbewegung, Internationales, Menschenrechte - Freiheitsrechte, Migration, Patriarchat, Rassismus, Religion, Repression | Leave a Comment »

Neues aus den Archiven der radikalen (und nicht so radikalen) Linken

Posted by entdinglichung - 25. November 2010

ältere Archiv-Updates und Hinweise zu weiteren linken Archivalien unter „Sozialistika“ und im Download-Archiv … mehr Hinweise bei Poumista und Peter Mühlbauer merkt auf Telepolis an, Texte welcher AutorInnen am 1. Januar 2011 gemeinfrei werden:

Rassembler, diffuser les archives des révolutionnaires (RaDAR):

* Ligue communiste (LC): La question coloniale et la section française de la IVe internationale
* Opposition communiste: Contre le courant, 6. Mai 1929
* IVe internationale: IVe internationale, Juni 1956
* Ligue des communistes: Bulletin intérieur, September 1935

La Bataille Socialiste:

* Paul Mattick: Nationalisme et socialisme (1959)
* Pierre Souyri: Les marxistes et la question nationale (1979)

Marxists Internet Archive (MIA):

* Antonio Gramsci: Socialisme et culture (1916)
* Rosa Luxemburg: Lettre à Louise Kautsky (1910)
* William Morris: The Revolt of Ghent [1]
* William Morris: The Revolt of Ghent [2]
* William Morris: The revolt of Ghent [3]
* William Morris: The revolt of Ghent [4]
* William Morris: The revolt of Ghent [5]
* William Morris: The revolt of Ghent [6]
* William Morris: The revolt of Ghent [7]
* Dora Montefiore: The ‘Conciliation’ Bill (1910)
* Dora Montefiore: The Final Solution (1910)
* Dora Montefiore: The Meaning of Milwaukee (1910)
* H.M. Hyndman: The Tyranny and Corruption of Liberal Bureaucracy (1910)
* Dora Montefiore: Belated Prophets (1910)
* Dora Montefiore: The Family as the Unit of Society (1910)
* Dora Montefiore: Messina Two Years After the Earthquake (1910)
* Walter Benjamin: Om några motiv hos Baudelaire (1939)
* Leo Trotzki: Lettre à Rosmer (1921)
* Leo Trotzki: Sur la mort de Vaillant (1915)
* Leo Trotzki: En ny lärdom: Efter den imperialistiska ”freden” i München (1938)
* Ernest Mandel/John Ross: A Necessidade de uma Organização Internacional Revolucionária (1982)
* Ted Grant: The Bournemouth conference—reality and illusion (1946)
* October League (Marxist-Leninist) (OC(ML)): Chicano Liberation: Resolution of OL’s Third Congress (1974)
* Committee for Scientific Socialism (M-L): History of Two-Line Struggle on Party-Building (1976)
* Charles Loren: The Struggle for the Party (1973)
* Carl Davidson: Which Side Are You On? (1974)
* Revolutionary Union: New Pamphlet Parrots Old Opportunism (1974)
* The San Francisco Marxist-Leninist Organization: Reply to Carl Davidson (1974)
The League for Proletarian Revolution (LPR): The Revolutionary Union’s “New Turn” (1974)
* Karl Marx: Carta a Ludwig Kugelmann (1871)

Materialien zur Analyse von Opposition (MAO):

* Braunschweig: Vietnamsolidarität
* Braunschweig: Kambodschasolidarität
* Materialien zu Studentenbewegung und Hochschulpolitik in Hamburg. Teil 4: Das Attentat auf Rudi Dutschke und die Osterunruhen Mitte April 1968 (Beitrag ergänzt)
* Materialien zu Studentenbewegung und Hochschulpolitik in Hamburg. Teil 3: Die ‚Braune Universität Hamburg‘ im Wintersemester 1967/68 (Beitrag ergänzt)
* Materialien zu Studentenbewegung und Hochschulpolitik in Hamburg. Teil 1: Die Herausbildung der Opposition (von Jürgen Schröder, Beitrag ergänzt)

LibCom:

* Emile Pouget: Sabotage (1912)
* Emile Pouget: The basis of trade unionism (1908)
* Emile Pouget: The party of labour (?)
* Emile Pouget: Direct action (?)
* Emile Pouget: Revolutionary Bread (1896)
* Emile Pouget: What is the union? (1905)
* Ngo Van Xuyet: A ‘Moscow Trial’ in Ho Chi Minh’s Guerilla Movement (?)
* Ngo Van Xuyet: On Vietnam (1967-1968)
* Ngo Van Xuyet: Ta Thu Thau: Vietnamese Trotskyist Leader (?)

The Cedar Lounge Revolution:

* Workers Revolutionary Party (WRP): James Connolly and the struggle for Marxism in Ireland (1981)

Centro de Documentación de los Movimientos Armados (CeDeMA):

* Frente Sandinista de Liberación Nacional (FSLN): Tendencia GPP: Informe Militar (1978)

Workers‘ Liberty:

* Workers‘ Liberty: Factory bulletins from the early communist movement and today (2005)
* Hal Draper: The Student Movement of the Thirties in the USA: A Political History (1965)
* Sean Matgamna: Ernest Mandel, 1923-1995 (1995)
* Sean Matgamna: Ernest Mandel and post-Trotsky Trotskyism (1995)
* Sean Matgamna: When the scab was hero (1984)
* Martin Thomas: Gorbachev Through Polish Eyes (1987)
* Brian Pearcce: Foring the weapon Part 2 (1987)
* Paddy Dollard: INLA’s Bloody Feud (1987)
* Workers Against Gorbachev (1987)
* Bob Fine: Black Gold, White Profits (1989)
* Ann Mack/Mark Dupont: The Way to a Workers‘ Party (1989)
* The struggle for socialism does not die (1995)

The Irish Election Literature Blog:

* The Workers Party (WP): Newsletter from Tom Crilly – General Election Dublin South East (2002)
* Socialist Workers Party (SWP): Ritchie Browne – LE Artane-Coolock (2004)

The Militant:

* 25, 50 and 75 years ago (1935/1960/1985)

Espace contre ciment:

* Johann Most: Der Narrenthurm (1888)
* Julius Dickmann: Der Marxismus am Scheideweg (1917)
* Ante Ciliga: Lenin auch … (1938)
* Arnold Roller (Siegfried Nacht): Die direkte Aktion. Revolutionäre Gewerkschafts-Taktik (1907)
* Theodor Lessing: Die Lärmschutzbewegung (1908)
* Hubert Lagardelle: Der französische Syndikalismus (1908)
* Hubert Lagardelle: Der Arbeitersozialismus (1908)
* William S. Burroughs: A Thanksgiving Prayer (1986/1991)

Archive.org:

* Paul Olberg: Die Bauernrevolution in Russland, die alte und die neue Politik Sowjet-Russlands (1922, die Kritik eines linken Menschewiken an der sowjetischen Agrarpolitik)
* Blasius Kolozsváry (Béla Kun): Von Revolution zu Revolution (1920)
* Ernst Toller: Die Wandlung; das Ringen eines Menschen (1920)
* Socialist Appeal, Dezember 1936
* Communist Party of the USA (Opposition) (CPUSA(O): 15. November 1932
* Communist Party of the USA (Opposition) (CPUSA(O): 1. Dezember 1932
* Communist Party of the USA (Opposition) (CPUSA(O): 15. Dezember 1932
* Communist Party of the USA (Opposition) (CPUSA(O): 1. Januar 1933
* Communist Party of the USA (Opposition) (CPUSA(O): 15. Januar 1933
* Communist Party of the USA (Opposition) (CPUSA(O): 1. Februar 1933
* Independent Labor League of America (ILLA): Workers Age, 23. November 1940
* Independent Labor League of America (ILLA): Workers Age, 7. Dezember 1940
* Independent Labor League of America (ILLA): Workers Age, 25. Januar 1941
* Kurt Hiller: Geist werde Herr : Kundgebungen eines Aktivisten vor, in und nach dem Kriege (1920)
* Victor Adler: Aufsätze, Reden und Briefe (1922)
* Julius Deutsch: Sozialpolitik; Vortragsanleitungen (1914)
* Paul Nathan: Der Prozess von Tisza-Eszlár : Ein antisemitisches Culturbild (1892)

Kasama:

* Mike Ely: Haiti: The Slave Army of Toussaint L’Ouverture (1999)
* Ibrahim Kaypakkaya: The National Question in Turkey (1972, Auszug zu Kurdistan)

ICL-FI (Spadtakist):

* Karl Marx: Letter to Ludwig Kugelmann (1869)

Luxemburger Anarchist:

* Georges Palante: Précis de sociologie (1903, Auszug)

League for the Revolutionary Party -Communist Organization for the Fourth International (LRP-COFI):

* Socialist Voice: Polish Workers Shake the World (1980)

Révolution en Iran:

* Mansoor Hekmat: La femme dans la vie et dans la mort : De Frederick West à Anthony Kennedy (1994)

CPGB/Weekly Worker:

* Arthur MacManus: Chairman’s opening address at the first CPGB congress (1920)

coghnorti:

* Herman Gorter: Ο Ιστορικός Υλισμός – Έρμαν Γκόρτερ (1925, pdf-Datei)

Red Mole Rising:

* Vote Bob Purdie (?)

Shiraz Socialist:

* Toast the Royal Couple (1981)

Projekt Gutenberg:

* Maxim Gorki: Kinder der Sonne (1905)

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Zur derzeitigen Krise auf der koreanischen Halbinsel

Posted by entdinglichung - 25. November 2010

Folgende Einschätzung von der Webseite Frontlines of Revolutionary Struggle scheint (unabhängig von der Frage, wer zuerst geschossen hat) Hand und Fuss zu haben, wenn wer Statements aus der Linken in Südkorea hat, bitte melden und als Kommentar verlinken!

Based on our present knowledge, the latest armed clash between North and South Korea is based on this sequence of events: Large numbers of South Korean forces were conducting military exercises near the border with North Korea; North Korea warned South Korea to call off its military maneuvers; and then an exchange of artillery fire took place. Just the same, the US and Western imperialist press immediately charged that this was an „unprovoked attack“ by North Korea. Obama immediately ordered the George Washington aircraft carrier to sail to South Korea to conduct „joint exercises“ in a show of solidarity with the South Korean government. As the article posted below points out, the dispatch of this aircraft carrier to the North China Sea is also meant to send a message to the Chinese imperialists to place more pressure on North Korea to back off militarily. The US imperialists are well aware that China is the only country with any leverage over North Korea, since it supplies most of North Korea’s energy and food. China does this not out of „socialist solidarity“ (neither of them are socialist), but to keep North Korea from collapsing, generating a flood of refugees into China. Even more importantly, a disintegrating North Korea could lead to a unified Korea, with a US military presence on China’s border.

The South Korean government claimed that it was the victim of North Korean „aggression,“ and threatened to launch air strikes on North Korean artillery bases. It also received assistance from the bourgeois media in ensuring that its responsibility for the armed clash would not be subject to public scrutiny. This response points to the „carrot and stick“ approach of the South Korean government and the US imperialists to the North Korean government. The „stick“ has consisted of tight economic sanctions and constant military pressure (including initiating some of these armed clashes) that forces the North Korean government to match South Korean military spending. The „carrot“ is the offer of substantial economic aid and investments (in export processing zones) if North Korea agrees to discontinue its nuclear weapons program.

There are two reasons underlying North Korea’s policy of engaging South Korean forces in „lightning“ military actions (see the history of armed actions from 1999 to the present below): First, these continual armed clashes maintain political legitimacy and stability for a weak North Korean regime by raising the level of nationalism and reinforcing the official line that North Korea is under perpetual siege from the US and South Korea. Second, the hereditary „communist“ dynasty that has ruled North Korea for decades is in a desperate economic situation, and is having great difficulty maintaining its huge military forces. To handle this situation, the North Korean government has been expanding its nuclear weapons program and engaging the South Korean military in small actions as bargaining chips for extracting the largest amount of economic aid as possible from South Korea and the US. This is a high-stakes gamble. The recent actions of the North Korean government will more likely lead to tighter Western sanctions and increased US pressure on China to force North Korea to back off from its military/nuclear ambitions–and come to terms with South Korea and US imperialism.-

Posted in Antimilitarismus, China, Internationales, Kapitalismus, Korea, Nationalismus, Nordkorea, Südkorea, Stalinismus, USA | 2 Comments »

Strassenkunst

Posted by entdinglichung - 24. November 2010

gefunden auf Indymedia London … mehr Berichte von den heutigen SchülerInnen- und StudentInnenprotesten in Britannien hier, hier und hier:

Posted in Bildung, Britannien, Fundstücke, Klassenkampf, Kunst, Sozialpolitik, StudentInnenbewegung | Leave a Comment »

International Group (IG): The Week, 16.06. 1966

Posted by entdinglichung - 24. November 2010

Nach einer Ausgabe des Bulletin von 1963 nun eine weitere Zeitung der International Group (IG), der damaligen britischen Sektion der Vierten Internationale, The Week (pdf-Datei, 1,88 mb) vom 16. Juni 1966, u.a. mit Artikeln zu Klassenkämpfen in Britannien, zum Ausschlussverfahren gegen Ken Coates aus der Labour Party, zur Bewegung gegen den Vietnamkrieg und zur „Arbeiterselbstverwaltung“ in Jugoslawien:

Posted in Britannien, Gewerkschaft, Jugoslawien, Klassenkampf, Kommunismus, Linke Geschichte, Sozialismus, Sozialistika - Linke Archivalien, Streik, Trotzkismus, USA, Vietnam | Leave a Comment »