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Viktorianische Gesetze in Malawi – Solidarität mit Steven Monjeza und Tiwonge Chimbalanga

Posted by entdinglichung - 19. Mai 2010

Quelle: Ekklesia

Outrage over conviction of Malawian gay couple

A same-sex couple in Malawi have received a criminal conviction for going through a traditional engagement ceremony. Steven Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimbalanga were found guilty of homosexuality, which is illegal under Malawian law.

The judgement was delivered by a magistrate today (18 May) after months of delay. The couple plan to appeal to a higher court.

Human rights campaigners argue that the Malawian law banning homosexuality is in breach of the country’s constitution. They also point out that the law relates only to sexual activity and that there is no credible evidence of sexual relations between Monjeza and Chimbalanga.

„This is an outrageous verdict,” said the human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell, „With so much hatred and violence in the world, it is bizarre that any court would criminalise two people for loving each other”.

Amnesty International has already adopted Monjeza and Chimbalanga as prisoners of conscience.

“While Steven and Tiwonge freely confirmed their love for each other, there was was no credible evidence that they had committed any illegal homosexual acts,” insisted Tatchell.

He argued that the ban on homosexuality is unconstitutional, as Article 20 of Malawi’s constitution guarantees equality and non-discrimination.

Tatchell refuted the notion that international criticism of the ruling involved outsiders interfering in Malawi’s internal affairs.

„Malawi’s anti-gay laws were not devised by Malawians,” he said, “They were devised in London in the nineteenth century and imposed on the people of Malawi by the British colonisers and their army of occupation. Before the British came and conquered Malawi, there were no laws against homosexuality. These laws are a foreign imposition. They are not African laws.”

The magistrate who made the ruling had already attracted criticism for refusing bail to the two men. Campaigners say this is unusual in Malawi when the criminal allegation in question does not involve violence.

Prior to the verdict, the couple issued a message from prison, asserting their love for each other and thanking their many supporters worldwide.

„I love Steven so much,” said Chimbalanga, “If people or the world cannot give me the chance and freedom to continue living with him as my lover, then I am better off to die here in prison. Freedom without him is useless and meaningless.“

Monjeza added that whatever happened, he would “never stop loving Tiwonge”.

„We are thankful for the people who have rallied behind us during this difficult time,” added Chimbalanga, “We are grateful to the people who visit and support us, which really makes us feel to be members of a human family”.

Tatchell urged concerned individuals and groups to lobby the Malawian ambassador in their own countries, to add to the pressure on the Malawian government and to send messages of support to the couple in prison.

„Steven and Tiwonge are showing immense fortitude and courage,” he said, “They continue to maintain their love and affirm their human right to be treated with dignity and respect”.

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

Posted by entdinglichung - 9. Oktober 2009

ältere Archiv-Updates und Hinweise zu weiteren linken Archivalien unter „Sozialistika“ und im Download-Archiv, weitere Lesehinweise bei Poumista:

Big Flame 1970-1984:

** 1968: Ten Years On, Revolutionary Socialism No2. Spring 1978 (pdf-Datei)
** A Woman’s Right to Choose, Revolutionary Socialism No2. Spring 1978 (pdf-Datei)
** Crisis of the Revolutionary Left in Europe, Revolutionary Socialism No5. Summer 1980 (pdf-Datei)
** Feminism and the Socialist Alternative, Revolutionary Socialism No5. Summer 1980 (pdf-Datei)
** Youth Politics & Youth Culture, Revolutionary Socialism No2. Spring 1978 (pdf-Datei, ausserordentlich interessanter Artikel zu Jugendkulturen, ihrem gesellschaftlich-historischem Hintergrund und zu der Fragestellung, warum es der britischen radikalen Linken nie gelang, einen vernüftigen Umgang damit zu entwickeln)
** Some Thoughts on the Journal (1979, pdf-Datei)
zwei im Artikel verlinkte Texte von anderen Webseiten:
** Riot and Revolution: The Politics of an Inner City, Revolutionary Socialism No8. Winter 1981-82 (maxfarrar.org.uk)
** What Future for Zimbabwe Now?, Revolutionary Socialism No 6. Winter 1980-81 (labournet.net)

Rassembler, diffuser les archives des révolutionnaires (RaDAR, ehemals ASMSFQI):

* IVe Internationale: IVe Internationale, Oktober-november 1949 (u.a. mit Artikeln von Michel Pablo, Ernest Mandel und Pierre Frank)
* Ligue des communistes: Bulletin intérieur, September 1933
* Parti ouvrier internationaliste (POI): Bulletin intérieur, Dezember 1938
* Parti communiste internationaliste (PCI): Bulletin intérieur „La Vérité“, April 1949
* Liga der Kommunisten-Internationalisten Griechenland (Bolschewiki-Leninisten) : Service de presse, Januar 1936
* Jeunesse communiste révolutionnaire (JCR): L’étincelle, Oktober 1936

Theorie als Praxis:

* Helmut Ridder: Das Menschenbild des Grundgesetzes (1979)

La Bataille Socialiste:

* Jaime Balius: En el Frente de Aragón. La Columna Durruti (1936)
* Grandizo Munis: ¡Vivan los combatientes de mayo! (1945)
* Grandizo Munis: Lecciones de una derrota. Una entrevista con Munis (1939)
* Grandizo Munis: Carta a un obrero poumista (1938)
* Karl Korsch: La philosophie de Lénine (1938)
* August Thalheimer: Brief an Clara Zetkin (1928)
* Paul Avrich: Bolshevik Opposition to Lenin: G. T. Miasnikov and the Workers’ Group (1984)
* Collective Action Notes: From the Bottom Up – Anton Pannekoek (1996)
* Pierre Souyri: L’Etat bureaucratique à la conquête de la Chine (1960/1982)
* Bureau International pour le Parti Révolutionnaire (BIPR): L’Organisation Mondiale du Commerce est un symptôme (1999)
* Paul Mattick: Otto Rühle (1960)

Marxists Internet Archive (MIA):

* Evelyn Trent Roy: The Revolution in Central Asia—The Struggle for Power in Holy Bokhara, pt. I (1924)
* Evelyn Trent Roy: The Revolution in Central Asia—The Struggle for Power in Holy Bokhara, pt. II (1924)
* C.L.R. James: Why Negroes Should Oppose the War (1939)
* C.L.R. James: Lecture on Federation (West Indies and British Guiana) (1958)
* C.L.R. James: West Indians of East Indian Descent (1965)
* C.L.R. James: Walter Rodney and the Question of Power (1981)
* N. Nassonov/N. Fokine/A. Albrecht: The Letter from Shanghai (1927, aus dem Anhang von Leo Trotzkis Problems of the Chinese Revolution)
* Vuyo Vuyovitch: Speech (1927, aus dem Anhang von Leo Trotzkis Problems of the Chinese Revolution)
* Grigori Sinowjew: Theses on the Chinese Revolution (1927)
*Artikel aus Labour Review, 1958-1960:
** Brian Arundel: Lessons of the Dining Car Strike (1960)
** Henry Collins: First International (1960)
** Tom Kemp: Politics of Prosperity and Depression (1960)
** Tom Kemp: Stalinist Planning. A review of Janos Kornai’s Over-centralisation in Economic Administration. A Critical Analysis based on experience in Hungarian Light Industry (1960)
** Tom Kemp: The Economics of Communist Eastern Europe (1958)
** Tom Kemp: Torture, Ltd? Gangrene? (1960)
** Brian Pearce: ‘Export of Revolution’, 1917-1924 (1958)
** Brian Pearce: Germany and the Revolution in Russia (1958)
** Brian Pearce: Stalin’s Correspondence with Churchill, Attlee, Roosevelt and Truman, 1941-45 (1958)
** Cliff Slaughter: Race Riots: the Socialist Answer (1958)
** Alan MacDonald: The Pasternak Affair (1958)
** William Hunter: Marxists in the Second World War (1958)
** Brian Pearce: The British Communist Party: A Historical Profile (1958)
** Jock Stevens: The Worker Views his Union (1958)
** G. Gale: Death on the Left (1958)
** Alasdair MacIntyre: Freedom and Revolution (1960)
** Brian Pearce: Building the Bolshevik Party (1960)
** Brian Pearce: The Shop Stewards’ Movement and Workers’ Control, 1910-1922 (1960)
** Bill Parry: 1931 Political Crisis (1960)
** Bill Parry: Communism and British Intellectuals (1960)
** Ade Olu: Dawn in Nyasaland (1960)
** Henry Pelling: Hadrian the Seventh (1960)
** Brian Pearce: Soviet Prose, Hingley (1960)
** Brian Pearce: Police (1960)
** Tom Kemp: A New Ideologist of Capitalism (1960)
* Nikolaj Bucharin: The Tasks of the Russian Communist Party (1926)
* Nikolaj Bucharin: The World Revolution and the U.S.S.R. (1927)
* Monty Johnstone: History Lessons: Review of Branson’s History of the Communist Party of Great Britain 1929-1941 (1985)
* Monty Johnstone: Poland’s Military Crackdown (1982)
* Monty Johnstone: CPSU and Spanish Communists (1984)
* Friedrich Engels: Carta para Joseph Bloch (1890)

Materialien zur Analyse von Opposition (MAO):

* Frankreich. Renault – Die Tötung von Pierre Overney vor Renault-Billancourt am 25.2.1972
* Landkreis Reutlingen

La Presse Anarchiste:

* weitere Artikel zu Bulletin de la Fédération Jurassienne n°14, 1. August 1872
* weitere Artikel zu Bulletin de la Fédération Jurassienne n°13, 15. Juli 1872

Collectif Smolny:

* BILAN: Projet de rapport sur la situation en Italie (suite) (1935)


* Various Documents on the Stalinism of the ANC (1990, zusammengestellt von Baruch Hirson)
* Aufheben: Class conflicts in the transformation of China (2008)
* John Quail: The slow burning fuse – the lost history of the British anarchists (1978)
** A Personal Introduction
** 01. Radicals, Exiles and Socialist Beginnings
** 02. The Labour Emancipation League
** 03. The Democratic Federation and the Socialist League
** 04. The Anarchist and Freedom… and Dan Chatterton

The Cedar Lounge Revolution:

* People’s Democracy: Unfree Citizen, Juli 1975

Centro de Documentación de los Movimientos Armados (CeDeMA):

* Movimiento de Izquierda Revolucionaria (MIR): Entrevista a Miguel Enríquez (1973)
* Movimiento Revolucionario Tupac Amaru (MRTA): A 6 meses de la masacre de la embajada japonesa (1997)
* Partido Guatemalteco del Trabajo (PGT): La lucha armada en Guatemala (1967)

Europe Solidaire Sans Frontières (ESSF):

* Union syndicale Solidaires: Politique familiale : la longue marche vers l’émancipation (2006)
* Union syndicale Solidaires: Retraites : l’aggravation des inégalités hommes-femmes (2006)
* Echo d’Iran n° 7, juin 2008
* Jess MacKenzie/Ernie Tate: Resistance on the Mexican “Riviera”: The Zapatistas Visit Manzanillo, Colima (2006)

Workers‘ Liberty:

* Jack Brad: How Mao conquered China (1948/1949, mit einem Vorwort von Hal Draper, 1970)
* Fusion platform of Workers’ Socialist League (WSL) and International-Communist League (I-CL), July 1981 (1981)
* Colin Foster: The revolt of the German miners (1997)
* Chen Ying: The moderniser as executioner (1997)
* Annie O’Keeffe: There is only one socialist answer on Europe: workers unite! (1997)
* Colin Foster: The left and Europe (1997)
* Jim Denham: Blair wins a place in the Sun (1997)


The Irish Election Literature Blog:

* Tomas MacGiolla Workers Party -Euro 94 – Pub Quiz
* Eamon Gilmore – Workers Party- Nov 1982
* ‘Ten reasons to be a Labour Student’ (~ 1990)
* Irish Anti War Movement meeting (~ 2003)
* Socialist Worker Team Aer Lingus Protest 1994
* John Noonan- Sinn Fein 1984 Euro elections Dublin


The Anarchist Library:

* John Beverley Robinson: Egoism (2005)
* George Woodcock: Reflections on decentralism (1969)
* Bruno Filippi: The rebel’s dark laughter: The writings of Bruno Filippi (1919)
* Aragorn!: The Prison-House of Color (2004)
* Herbert Read: The Paradox of Anarchism (1941)
* Nikos Mazotis: Statement to the Athens Criminal Court (1999)

Espace contre ciment:

* Simone Weil: Sur le livre de Lénine « Matérialisme et empiriocriticisme » (1933)
* Otto Rühle: Flucht in den Buddhismus (1925)
* Gustav Landauer: Schwache Staatsmänner, schwächeres Volk! (1910)
* Gustav Landauer: Die französischen Syndikalisten (1909)
* Amadeo Bordiga: A Janitzio on n‘a pas peur de la mort (1961)
* André Prudhommeaux: Le martyre obligatoire (1938)
* Karl Kraus: Das technoromantische Abenteuer (1918)
* Yahya Sadowski: Die Sache mit der Öl (2003)

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