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Neues aus den Archiven der radikalen Linken

Posted by entdinglichung - 4. September 2009

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

The Commune:

Eine Einleitung von Chris Kane zu den beiden nachfolgenden Texten hier
* Lev Rybalka-Yurkevych: The Russian Social Democrats and the National Question (1917)
* Yuri Pyatakov/Yevgeniya Bosh/Nikolai Bukharin: Theses on the Right of Nations to Self-determination (191?)

Europe Solidaire Sans Frontières (ESSF):

* Ernest Mandel: Georg Jungclas (1975)
* André Gunder Frank: In Memoriam: Tribute To Ernest Mandel (1995)

Trend:

* Politikon: »JETZT BESTIMMEN WIR!« Klöckner-Arbeiter über ihren Kampf (1970)

La Bataille Socialiste:

* L’Espagne socialiste: Le Comité d’Action Socialiste pour l’Espagne en 1937 (1937)
* Daniel Guérin: La Peste brune (I: Avant la catastrophe) (1965)
* Josef Strasser: L’internationalisme (1912)
* Otto Rühle: Which Side To Take? (1940)
* Charles Reeve: Serge Bricianer, des nuances du noir et du rouge vif (1997)

Marxists Internet Archive (MIA):

* M.N. Roy: Empire and the Proletariat (1925)
* M.N. Roy: India and the British Labour Government (1924)
* M.N. Roy: Some Questions for J.R. Clynes (1925)
* Henri Barbusse: The Roy Case: A Protest (1925)
* Robin Page Arnot: A Second Writing on the Wall (1922)
* Robin Page Arnot: The Meerut Sentences (1933)
* Clemens Dutt: How the Worker Lives—in India (1923)
* Benjamin Bradley: The Background in India (1934)
* Leo Trotzki: Fjärde internationalens manifest om det imperialistiska kriget och den proletära världsrevolutionen (1940)
* Leo Trotzki: Uma Vez Mais: A União Soviética e Sua Defesa (1937)
* Leo Trotzki: Um Estado Não Operário e Não Burguês (1937)
* Belfort Bax: Harry Quelch’s Literary Remains (1914)
* Georges Etiévant: First Declaration of Georges Étiévant (1892)
* Wladimir Iljitsch Lenin: Over een karikatuur op het marxisme en over het ‘imperialistische economisme’ (1916)
* James Burnham: Carta Renunciando ao Partido Operário (1940)

Big Flame 1970-1984:

* OPINIONS ABOUT BIG FLAME no 3: JOHN WALLER

LibCom:

* No War But Class War: Leicester; leaflet March 2003 (2003)
* The Problem of the Head (2001)

Collectif Smolny:

* BILAN: Projet de rapport sur la situation en Italie (1935)
* BILAN: Le prolétariat italien est-il absent ? (1936)
* Étincelles de la Gauche marxiste russe : 1881-1923 (3). Troisième partie – Des bricoleurs à l’assaut des nuages : 1917-1919
* Maximilien Rubel: Marx Édition du Jubilé 1883 -1983 (1983)

The Cedar Lounge Revolution:

* Sinn Féin: The United Irishman (incorporating Resistance), September 1969
* Dublin 68 Committee: A Failed Political Entity: Studies in Unionism, The Civil Rights Campaign, Discrimination and The Way Forward (1988)

Centro de Documentación de los Movimientos Armados (CeDeMA):

* Juan Ibaes: Génesis y desarrollo de un movimiento armado indígena en Colombia (1995, pdf-Datei, zum Movimiento Armado Quintín Lame (MAQL))
* Movimiento de Izquierda Revolucionaria (MIR): Declaración del MIR sobre Neltume (1981)
* Fuerzas Populares de Liberación Farabundo Martí (FPL): Entrevista al comandante Marcial (1980)
* Directorio Revolucionario 13 de Marzo: Carta de México (1956)
* Movimiento Revolucionario 26 de Julio (M-26-7): Carta de México (1956)
* Bandera Roja (BR): La fuga de La Pica es la guerra revolucionaria en marcha (1977)

Projekt Gutenberg:

* Carl von Ossietzky: Sämtliche Schriften (Band 5) (1929-1930)
* Kurt Tucholsky: Jonathan’s Wörterbuch (1929)

Kasama:

* Bertold Brecht: The Other Germany (1943/44)

Workers‘ Liberty:

* Janine Booth: From Radical Feminism to lesbian chic (1995)
* Steve Jefferys: The “IS-SWP tradition“ 5: How the SWP narrowed into a sect (1995)
* Alan Johnson: The road to something more democratic than Parliament (1995)
* John McIlroy: Dockers’ struggles and oral history (1995)
* Sean Matgamna: Marxism and Ireland (1995)
* Crime writer Walter Mosley talks about change from the ’40s to the ’90s (1995)
* Jack Cleary: Socialist ABCs: Was Stalinism progressive? (1995)
* Workers‘ Fight: Workers‘ Fight on general strike and the call for a Labour government, 1972-3 (1973)
* Editorial of „Permanent Revolution“ no.1, spring 1973
* Sean Matgamna: Why did working-class militancy collapse in face of Thatcherism? (1983)
* Friedrich Engels: Preface to the Second German Edition of Condition of the Working Class in England (1892, Auszug)

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Neues aus den Archiven der radikalen Linken

Posted by entdinglichung - 28. August 2009

ältere Archiv-Updates und Hinweise zu weiteren linken Archivalien unter Sozialistika“, einen herzlichen Dank und liebe rote Grüsse für die Hilfe bei der Suche an Poumista:

Archive.org:

* Norman Thomas: Democracy and Japanese Americans (1942, pdf-Datei, 1,17 mb)
* Norman Thomas: What’s the matter with New York; a national problem (1932)
* Norman Thomas: Why I am a socialist (1936)

La Bataille Socialiste:

* Socialist Party of the U.S.: Justice triumphs in Spain! A letter about the trial of the POUM (1938)
* Résolution adoptée par le Congrès des minoritaires de la CGT (1921)
* Fernand Loriot: Thèses (1925)
* Marcel Valière: La politique sociale du Front populaire (1962)
* Lettre de Karl Marx à son éditeur (1872)
* Paul Mattick: Interview (1977)
* Socialist Standard: Barcelona! (1909)

Marxists Internet Archive (MIA):

* Rudi Dutschke: Forsøg på at stille Lenin på benene. Om den halvasiatiske og vesteuropæiske vej til socialismen. Lenin, Lukács og tredie internationale (1974)
* Maurice Brinton: For Workers‘ Power (1965)
* Maurice Brinton: Review: What is Class Consciousness? (1972)
* Maurice Brinton: Review: Dialectical Materialism and Psychoanalysis (1972)
* Maurice Brinton: The Bolsheviks and Workers‘ Control (1970)
* Harriet W. Colenso: Famine Making in Matabele Land (1897)
* H.M. Hyndman: Social Democrat or Socialist (1897)
* H.M. Hyndman: Colonies and dependencies (1904)
* H. Quelch: The Essential Difference between Anarchism and Social Democracy (1897)
* Daniel De Leon: Artikel aus dem Daily People, Februar-Mai 1907 (pdf-Dateien)
** 1907, February 18 – The Inopportune Mallock
** 1907, February 19 – A Rich Men’s Strike for Jobs
** 1907, February 19 – As to Politics
** 1907, February 20 – Romance in Economics
** 1907, February 21 – “The Old Sphynx Question”
** 1907, February 22 – Washington’s Birthday
** 1907, February 23 – The Bed of Procrustes
** 1907, February 24 – What Does This Mean?
** 1907, February 26 – How He Works at His Trade
** 1907, February 27 – Supplementary [As to Politics]
** 1907, February 27 – As to Politics
** 1907, February 28 – James Connolly’s Report to the State Convention of New Jersey
** 1907, March 3 – Rather Warning Than Model
** 1907, March 11 – Gleanings ‘Long the Road’ [1]
** 1907, March 11 – As to James Connolly’s Report
** 1907, March 17 – Gleanings ‘Long the Road’ [2]
** 1907, March 30 – Gleanings ‘Long the Road’ [3]
** 1907, April 2 – Gleanings ‘Long the Road’ [4]
** 1907, April 8 – Gleanings ‘Long the Road’ [5]
** 1907, April 16 – Gleanings ‘Long the Road’ [6]
** 1907, April 25 – Gleanings ‘Long the Road’ [7]
** 1907, May 2 – Gleanings ‘Long the Road’ [8]
** 1907, May 11 – Gleanings ‘Long the Road’ [9]
** 1907, May 20 – Gleanings ‘Long the Road’ [10]
** 1907, May 25 – Hats Off to Finland!
* Rob Lubbersen: De Revolutionair Communistische Partij van 1949 tot 1952 (1983)
* Ernest Mandel: De Duitse sociaaldemocratie is 100 jaar geworden (1964)
* Leo Trotzki: Carta a Albert Goldman (1940)
* Leo Trotzki: Carta a Chris Andrews (1940)
* Ted Grant: Labour must end aircraft deadlock (1965)
* Ted Grant: Rhodesia—let the people decide (1965)

Materialien zur Analyse von Opposition (MAO):

Auswertungen zu folgenden Themen/Gruppen/Orten/Betrieben:

* Duisburg: Zum Tod von Günter Routhier

LibCom:

* David Duncan: Mutiny in the RAF: the air force strikes of 1946 (1999)
* No War But The Class War: Preliminary notes on the situation in Palestine and further abroad (2002)
* No War But The Class War: Against capitalist war, against capitalist ‚peace‘ (2001)
* No War But The Class War: Against war and capitalism (2001)
* No War But The Class War: Reduction of fire hazard: in the event of firefighter strike or war against Iraq (2003)
* No War But The Class War: The Fire-fighters (2002)
* No War But The Class War: We won’t go to Kosovo (1999)
* Petar Petrović: Notes from a journey to Sarajevo (1998)
* Wildcat: Yugoslavia: from wage cuts to war (1996)
* Wildcat: The class nature of sanctions (1996)
* Wildcat: Klasna priroda sankcija (1996)
* Wildcat: Jugoslavija: Od smanjenja plata do rata (1996)
* Wildcat: The inhumanity of humanitarian aid (1996)
* BM Combustion: Kamikaze Kapitalism (2002)
* Robert D. Heinl, Jr.: Vietnam: The collapse of the armed forces (1971)
* Communist Program: The agonising transformation of the Palestinian peasants into proletarians (1981)

Collectif Smolny:

* Étincelles de la Gauche marxiste russe : 1881-1923 (2). Deuxième partie – L’épreuve : 1914-1915
* BILAN: La prison de la faim – Une grève de mineurs hongrois (1934)
* BILAN: Les Problèmes de l’Extrême-Orient (1934)
* BILAN: Le Front international de la répression capitaliste (1936)
* Margaret Manale: La constitution du « Marxisme (1976)

Nemesis – Sozialistisches Archiv für Belletristik:

* Sunao Tokunaga: Stille Berge (1948)
* Hans Marchwitza: Schlacht vor Kohle (1931)
* Franz Carl Weiskopf: Umsteigen ins 21. Jahrhundert (1927)

The Cedar Lounge Revolution:

* Sinn Féin: Tasks for the Republican Movement in the 26 Counties, 24 August 1969
* Sinn Féin: National Solidarity Committee, August 1969

Centro de Documentación de los Movimientos Armados (CeDeMA):

* Movimiento Revolucionario Tupac Amaru (MRTA): Mensaje a la Clase Obrera y al Movimiento Popular (1988)
* Frente Sandinista de Liberación Nacional (FSLN): Operación „Muerte al Somocismo, Carlos Fonseca Amador“ (1978)
* Movimiento Revolucionario 26 de Julio (M-26-7): Orden Militar (1958)
* Partido Comunista de El Salvador (PCS): Informe del Comité Central al IX Congreso (Extraordinario) (1995)

Dublin Opinion:

* Robert Jackson Alexander: Trotskyism in Ireland, 1935-1985 (1991)

Projekt Gutenberg:

* Alfred Schirokauer: Ferdinand Lassalle. Ein Leben für Freiheit und Liebe (1912)

Kasama:

* Serious About Revolution: An Interview With George Jackson (1971)
* Stephen Duncombe: Politics in an age of fantasy (2007)

Europe Solidaire Sans Frontières (ESSF):

* Ziba Mir-Hosseini: Shirin Ebadi’s Nobel Peace Prize Highlights Tension in Iran (2003)
* Mahsa Shekarloo: Iranian Women Take On the Constitution (2005)
* Iran: International Support for Women’s Campaign (2006)
* Ziba Mir-Hosseini: Is Time on Iranian Women Protesters’ Side? (2006)
* Launching of the One Million Signatures Campaign Demanding Changes to Discriminatory Laws (2006)
* Margot Badran: Islamic Feminism Revisited (2006)

Sanhati:

* Porichoy Patrika, 10-12 1961

Anarkismo

* La Visita de Pietro Gori a Chile (1901)
* Anarchosyndicalists Group, Greece: Revolutionary syndicalism and organization (198?)

Círculo Internacional de Comunistas Antibolcheviques (CICA):

* Paul Mattick: Marx y Keynes. Los límites de la economía mixta (1969, zip-Datei)
* Paul Mattick: Fascismo mundial o Revolución mundial (1934, zip-Datei)
* Paul Mattick: Otto Rühle y el movimiento obrero alemán (1960, zip-Datei)
* Anton Pannekoek: Situación y significación de la obra filosófica de Josef Dietzgen (1902, zip-Datei)
* S. Hawkins/C. Wright: 20 puntos para iniciar una discusión de principios (2002, zip-Datei)
* Diego Guerrero: Trabajo improductivo, crecimiento y terciarización. 30 años después de «Marx y Keynes» (1999, zip-Datei)
* Karl Marx: La Comuna de París y la supresión del Estado. Extractos de los borradores de La Guerra Civil en Francia (1871, zip-Datei)
* Karl Marx: Crítica de «El sistema nacional de economía política» de Friedrich List (1845, zip-Datei)
* Emilio Lamo de Espinosa: Cosificación y psicoanálisis; contra la absolutización de la lógica de la mercancía (1977, zip-Datei)
* Elías Díaz: Fascismo y Estado totalitario (1981, zip-Datei)
* Alexander Mitscherlich: Sobre faltas de libertad establecidas en el pensamiento de la libertad inconsciente (1966, zip-Datei)
* Juan Rof Carballo: Sobre violencia y ternura (1966, zip-Datei)
* Rudolf Arnheim: Contemplación y creatividad (1961, zip-Datei)
* Constantina Safilios-Rothschild: Las diferencias según el sexo en la socialización y la educación infantil y sus consecuencias en la elección de los estudios y sus resultados (1986, zip-Datei)
* Carlos Castilla del Pino: La función de mujer (1971, zip-Datei)
* Carmen de Elejabeitia: La mujer, de mercancía a rebelde + El patriarcado y la producción de la reproducción (1979/80, zip-Datei)
* L. Abba/G. Ferri/G. Lazzaretto/E. Medi/S. Motta: La conciencia de explotada (1976, zip-Datei)
* Paloma Villegas: El feminismo desvastador (1981, zip-Datei)
* Sam Harris: Manifiesto ateo (2005, zip-Datei)

Workers‘ Liberty:

* Workers‘ Fight: One Year On (1973)

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Vickramabahu Karunarathne (Bahu) zur aktuellen Situation in Lanka:

Posted by entdinglichung - 19. Mai 2009

Der Krieg in Lanka bewegt leider sowohl deutsche Linke wie Weltöffentlichkeit in geringerem Massen als andere vergleichbare Konflikte, daher hier ein einige Tage altes Statement von Vickramabahu „Bahu“ Karunarathne von der Nava Sama Samaaja Party (NSSP), gefunden auf Links – International Journal of Socialist Renewal:

There is an international commotion about the bloodbath and the human disaster in Lanka. It can lead eventually to an international intervention that could enslave everybody. We called this press conference to make everybody aware of the developing situation.

Government leaders claim that they have confined the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) activity to a very small area near Mulative. It is said that the LTTE leadership and the last battalions are within the 15,000 people caught in the Area. The LTTE challenges these figures and say that around 120,000 are cornered in the limited area. The UN says it is more than 50,000. Whatever it may be, the only access to food and other necessities for these people is the Red Cross shipments that are supposed to arrive twice a week to this enclosure with the government’s permission. This shipment includes 25 tonnes of food and medicine, and the boat takes back is about 500 passengers. There are more than 2000 wounded and sick in the area waiting to go out but the government has not made any extra arrangements for that. While these people are confined to this hellhole the government is continuing its attacks. Shells and multibarrel rockets are used day and night. In the last few days over 2000 were killed and many more are injured.

The Sri Lankan government claims that the LTTE is responsible for this misery and demands that the Tigers should unconditionally surrender. But at the same time the government says that the Tigers are criminals already convicted by Lankan and Indian courts. Therefore they will be punished accordingly. In that event there is no room for any discussion at all. the Tigers are assumed to be just criminals and not even an indirect product of Tamil national problem. At the same time they have accepted that nearly 3000 LTTE cadres are in their custody. But nobody knows where they are. It is suspected that they are kept at some desolate place in Vanni. Their fate is totally unknown. In the recent past many who were in state custody were killed in „confrontations“ with the prisoners, when they were taken out of the place of imprisonment! Among them, some were LTTE suspects. Wijeweera, a Sinhala rebel was burned alive while he was in army custody. In that background, if the LTTE leaders surrender their fate will be a shameful humiliating death. It will be a severe discredit to the struggle and the Tamil people. In that reality we ask who has the right to demand the LTTE surrender.

We, the Left do not agree with the ferocious methods and the bourgeois politics of the Tigers. But they are Tamil liberation fighters and they have the right to be treated as such. Bogus demands of the government have no meaning. Government is demanding that the Tamil people be allowed to leave Tiger areas so that Tiger militants are left behind to be slaughtered by the army. Some lunatics blame the Tigers for not agreeing to this demand! If these ladies and gentlemen are so committed to the innocent lives they should demand the government to agree to a genuine ceasefire.

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Zum Kampf migrierter ArbeiterInnen aus Bangladesh in Kuwait

Posted by entdinglichung - 8. August 2008

Quelle des folgenden Artikels: LibCom:

Bangladesh; migrants export class struggle

In recent days over 800 Bangladeshi workers have been deported by the Kuwaiti government for organising strikes and violent protests.

There are about 200,000 workers from Bangladesh in the Gulf countries, mostly employed in cleaning services, security guards or construction. Every year thousands of poor Bangladeshis pay a labour recruiting agent (dalal) to arrange temporary jobs in Kuwait and other wealthy countries. Many workers find the labour brokers have ripped them off as pay is much less than promised – and sometimes less than other workers doing the same job. Others find on arrival the agents have failed to provide any work and so leave them stranded at the airport. Accomodation is also inadequate and expensive so that the whole point of the migration – to save and send money to family back home – becomes impossible.

It is common for employers to demand the passports of workers at beginning of employment, under threat of lower wages if workers refuse. But this makes workers vulnerable as they risk deportation if police find them without documentation. (Unsurprisingly therefore, there are thousand of illegal migrant workers, often using false ID.) If workers make demands on the boss he can simply inform the police that the worker is dismissed and so no longer has any legal right to remain in the country; wages owed to workers are sometimes used to pay for the travel costs of their own deportation.

Quote: Amin Ahmed Chowdhury, a former Bangladesh ambassador to Oman, told bdnews24.com: „Brokers of employers and recruiting agents take workers‘ passports on arrival, saying they are necessary for making identity and medical cards.“

„Their exploitation starts with the taking away of passports,“ said Amin, who pointed out the practice was illegal.

He added that the brokers of the recruiting agents often made workers sign new contracts in a foreign language for much lower wages than pledged in Bangladesh. (independent-bangladesh.com 7 Aug 08)
* * *

Kuwaiti newspaper Arab Times in a report yesterday said one of the workers alleged that the company has not paid two months‘ wages to a number of workers, and is not giving them weekly holiday.
Some of them are even forced to work 16 hours a day without any payment for overtime work, he said.
Another worker said the manager of the company beat up some workers for no reasons, and deducts five dinars per day if any worker fails to turn up for work due to illness.
He alleged that the company is compelling them to buy plane tickets from a certain travel agency, which charges exorbitant fares, the Arab Times reported.
“We want the company to pay our wages through bank, besides paying us for overtime. Most of the workers are falling sick because of the long hours of work. The company is also not allowing us to take sick leave. How can we work under such an environment?” the worker posed a question. (Daily Star 22 July 08)

The trouble began in the last two weeks of July. Thousands of Bangladeshis and other South Asian migrants (from Nepal, India, probably Pakistan, etc.) employed as cleaners, rubbish collectors and stevedores/dockers went on strike over a long list of grievances; poor wages, poor working conditions, overtime without pay, lack of sick leave and time off, etc. The workers also claim that employers force workers to pay extra for health and accomodation — costs they say should be borne by the companies. Demonstrations at two sites where they’re housed outside Kuwait City turned violent, with workers smashing windows, vandalising cars and clashing with camp officials, police and army – who moved in with tear gas and clubs. 800 Bangladeshi demonstrators were arrested on 28th July but clashes continued for several days.

„The army beat us mercilessly while breaking up the protest and also in detention camps,“ said Mohammad Ilyas, 28, who started work in Kuwait three years ago after selling everything he owned and borrowing from relatives to afford the agent fees. „Now I am a wretched person. My dream is over, he said.“ (Reuters, 1 Aug 08)

As the deportees arrive back in Bangladesh, evidence of beatings by Kuwaiti police and soldiers are plainly visible. While cracking down on the unfamiliar sight of public violent labour unrest by its normally invisible migrant labour force, the Kuwaiti state is obliged to recognise its dependency on exploiting cheap South Asian labour for its menial jobs. So it has conceded that it will abolish the dalal labour broking/pimping system and set a minimum wage at over double the present rates of pay.

The two exports; Ready Made Garments & Ready Made Workers

Bangladesh has also announced greater regulation of labour brokers‘ practices. Despite its complete disinterest in ever previously regulating or limiting workers‘ exploitation by local recruiting agents, the Bangladeshi state is now also anxious to resolve the labour unrest and repair the damaged reputation of their migrant workforce; over 5 million Bangladeshis work abroad, mostly in Saudi Arabia and other Middle Eastern countries, sending home around $8 billion a year and providing a vital foreign exchange injection to Bangladesh’s economy. This is almost as much as the $9 billion the country’s other main export – ready made garments – brings into the country.

Keeping the home fires burning

The migrants return to the ongoing struggles at home. Despite the continued State of Emergency in Bangladesh, a report published this week describes the growth in unrest among garment industry workers over the first six months of 2008. There were 72 incidents of labour unrest related to unpaid wages, lay-offs and holiday time disputes; and in 13 cases, workers took to streets to protest at the killing or torture of fellow workers. At least 988 workers were injured in clashes with police; 45 workers were arrested, over 10,000 were fined and at least 78 sacked over participation in demonstrations. The incidents have been spread over all the main ready made garment centers.

The protests and strikes followed a familiar pattern; an incident in one factory sparks a walkout, then those workers march to other factories and bring out many other workers. Demonstrations often become roadblocks; police actions can often result in rioting, fierce large-scale clashes with cops and sometimes attacks on bosses‘ property. All this is in the context of some of the lowest wages in the world, ever-higher food and fuel prices and employers often refusing to implement previously agreed improvements in pay and working conditions. Food prices have doubled in Bangladesh since September 2006, while wages have remained largely static.

The high level of struggle of the Bangladeshi working class continues and now spreads across borders.

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Lieber unzivilisiert als servil – Bauarbeiter in Dubai im Streik!

Posted by entdinglichung - 29. Oktober 2007

Der Arbeitsminister der Vereinigten Arabischen Emirate (VAE), Ali bin Abdullah al-Kaabi bezeichnete das Verhalten streikender, grösstenteils aus Indien, Pakistan oder Bangladesh stammender Bauarbeiter in Dubai als „unzivilisiert“, nachdem es dort vorgestern zu Zusammenstössen zwischen diesen und Bullen gekommen war. Die verschiedenen derzeitigen Streikaktionen der Kollegen richtet sich gegen die dortigen Hungerlöhne, miesen Arbeitsbedingungen, schlechten Wohnverhältnisse (die pakistanische Zeitung The News spricht von Labour Camps) und die hohen Fahrpreise … alles Dinge, welche in zivilisierten (kapitalistischen) Ländern wie den VAE zum Normalzustand gehören.

streik

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K-Gruppen zu Pakistan und Bangladesh … ein Lehrstück für heute?

Posted by entdinglichung - 10. Oktober 2007

1970/71 kam es zum Krieg zwischen Indien und Pakistan und zum Unabhängigkeitskampf von Bangladesh, in derem Rahmen bis zu drei Millionen BengalInnen im damaligen Ostpakistan (dem späteren Bangladesh) von der pakistanischen Armee und Banden der Jamaat-e-Islami (welche es besonders auf Intellektuelle und die hinduistische Minderheit abgesehen hatten) massakriert und mehrere Hunderttausend Frauen vergewaltigt wurden. Da Indien und die Sowjetunion die (liberale bis linke, säkularistische) Unabhängigkeitsbewegung unterstützten, ergriff die VR China (wie übrigens auch die USA) Partei für die pakistanischen Truppen und ihre Helfershelfer (welche trotz dieser ideellen Unterstützung auch MaoistInnen in Bangladesh ermordeten).

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Gewerkschafter aus Sri Lanka in Madurai/Tamil Nadu ermordet

Posted by entdinglichung - 9. Oktober 2007

Warnakulasuriyage Canisius Fernando, Mitglied der All Ceylon Fisher Peoples‘ Trade Union (ACFPTU) wurde am Freitag dem 5. Oktober im südindischen Madurai von einem Gefängniswächter erschossen, als er im Auftrage seiner Gewerkschaft drei dort unter dem Vorwurf des illegalen Grenzübertrittes inhaftierte Fischer aus Sri Lanka besuchen wollte. Weder die Regierung Indiens, noch diejenige Sri Lankas oder die Regionalregierung Tamil Nadus scheinen an der Aufklärung des Mordes wirklich interessiert zu sein.

Posted in Gewerkschaft, Indien, Indischer Subkontinent, Klassenkampf, Menschenrechte - Freiheitsrechte, Migration, Repression, Sri Lanka | Leave a Comment »

Neue Texte im Manabendra Nath Roy – Internet-Archiv

Posted by entdinglichung - 4. September 2007

Mit Anti-Imperialist Struggle in India, The 2nd International & the Doctrine of Self–Determination und Who Will Lead? Class Differentiation in the Indian Revolutionary Movement sind drei weitere interessante Texte aus der Periode 1923/24 von M.N. Roy (1887-1954), des Begründers der Kommunistischen Partei Indiens, welcher später zeitweise zu den führenden Mitgliedern der IVKO im M. N. Roy-Internet-Archiv nun online lesbar

Posted in Indien, Indischer Subkontinent, Kolonialismus, Kommunismus, Linke Geschichte, Marxismus, Menschenrechte - Freiheitsrechte, Sozialismus | Leave a Comment »

C.R. Aslam (1915-2007)

Posted by entdinglichung - 15. August 2007

Der pakistanische Anwalt, Dichter und sozialistische Aktivist C.R. Aslam starb am 10. Juli im Alter von 92 Jahren. Einige Nachrufe, welche an den unerschrockenen Streiter für die Rechte der ArbeiterInnen und KleinbäuerInnen erinnern:

http://laborpakistan.org/news/labour/craslam.phphttp://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2007%5C08%5C11%5Cstory_11-8-2007_pg7_45http://www.paktribune.com/pforums/posts.php?t=4367&start=1http://www.europe-solidaire.org/spip.php?article6704http://pd.cpim.org/2007/0715/07152007_com%20c%20r%20aslam.htmhttp://www.ppp.org.pk/news_events/jul/15-7-2007.html

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