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Posted by entdinglichung - 8. Juni 2013
Quelle: International Viewpoint:
Solidarity with the Struggle of the People of Turkey
Statement of the Organization of Communist Internationalists of Greece (OKDE-Spartakos), Greek section of the Fourth International.
The Organization of Communists Internationalists of Greece / OKDE-Spartakos expresses its solidarity with the struggle of the working class, the youth and the people of Turkey against the Erdogan government.
A struggle that, although it began as a mobilization against the commercialization of Gezi Park, has quickly acquired the features of a political struggle against the antipopular and authoritarian Erdogan government, which, after consolidating its position against the Kemalists has launched a policy of Islamic neo-conservatism that violates elementary social rights and democratic freedoms provoking the indignation of the vast majority of the democratic people of Turkey.
The uprising in Turkey reveals the real situation in the country. Behind the economic growth rates, the prosperity of numbers and the capitalists, lays the reality of poverty and oppression of the working class and the poor social strata.
For us it is clear that the uprising is deeply social and that it is part of the chain of revolts that started in the French suburbs back in 2005 and continued with December 2008 in Greece, the Arab Spring, the workers’ struggles against austerity in a series of European countries and the uprising of the British urban proletariat in 2011.
Erdogan’s propaganda against the uprising, has found many allies in the Greek mass media as well as in the Greek nationalist cycles and the Nazi gang of Golden Dawn. This development is not accidental. Last week, the Turkish militant Bulut Yayla was kidnapped in the streets of Athens and was handed in the Turkish police. This fact also, reveals the relations between the two governments and their apparatuses.
As the working people in both countries are severely hit by the offensive of the capital, solidarity between the two people is more necessary than ever. We stand by the side of the Turkish people in revolt and by the side of our comrades of the revolutionary left who wage the battle of barricades and ideas. We denounce the murderous police attacks against the protesters in the cities around the country.
The Turkish “spring” shows that our days bear the possibility for a social and political overthrow, away from the barbarism of capitalism, based on the power and self-organization of the oppressed.
– Victory to the revolt of the Turkish people
– Solidarity with the protesters in the streets
– Down with the Erdogan government. No trust to the Kemalists.
– Immediate release of the militant Bulut Yayla
– Long live the unity of the working class in Greece and Turkey
Proletarians of the world unite!
OKDE-Spartakos, Greek section of the Fourth International
Posted by entdinglichung - 7. Juni 2013
offenbar ist der Newsticker in der Türkei selbst derzeit blockiert:
Posted by entdinglichung - 1. Mai 2013
Announcement of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Iran on the occasion of May 1st, International Workers‘ Day (2013)
May 1st is a day of international working class solidarity. Iranian workers have had a year full of difficulties and at the same time full of strikes and protests and an era accompanied with constant fight for their rights. During the past year, the deepening crisis of global capitalism and the impact of this crisis on different aspects of the life of the working class on one side and on the other side the expansion of the economic sanctions have resulted in tens of thousands of factory closures, bankruptcy of numerous production centers, increasing number of millions of unemployed people, escalating inflation and soaring prices of basic necessities of the society and brutal living conditions. The Iranian workers on many levels have been struggling with the consequences of these devastating economic sanctions and the devastating policies of the Islamic regime that has been constantly trying to impose the burden of the sanctions on the working-class families and the poor layers of the society.
Iranian workers through their daily protests and strikes have shown that they neither surrender to the fate that the capitalist class and their regime have created for them nor have been intimidated by the continuous repression, arrests and prosecution of labor movement activists and leaders by the Islamic regime. They have shown that the daily violations against their lives and rights will not break their will and this way they have kept alive the hope for system change and end to the rule of the Islamic regime in the hearts of the oppressed and deprived masses in the society.
Iranian workers now celebrate this historic day amid continuous struggles and with wide experience in organizing May 1st ceremonies and actions. May 1st is part of workers’ fight against the capitalist system during which they show and raise the degree of their class consciousness, their awareness about their working and living conditions, their understanding of the importance of class struggle and self-organization for the liberation from oppression and exploitation of the capitalist system. The labor movement leaders and activists need to have a clear knowledge of the factors involved in Iran’s political situation as well as a realistic evaluation of the existing power balance and the dominating atmosphere in the society so that they can organize successful May 1st ceremonies and actions.
The activists and leaders of the labor movement know that this year’s May 1st is going to be held just few weeks before Iran’s eleventh presidential “elections”. This makes this year’s May 1st celebrations special and more sensitive. The regime has been planning special measures ahead and in fear of mass riots in the weeks leading up to the „elections“ and recently by announcing the launch of „polling bases“, [ polling centers that are guarded by armed forces], it actually announces that it will enforce tight security measures in the society. The regime is extremely worried about the outburst of people’s anger and discontent against the high inflation and high prices, against poverty, unemployment and wide corruption, and turning this discontent into a mass political movement in the tense atmosphere of the society. Regime’s fear of mass riots, its resort to more repression and force against people and displaying its military and security capabilities in order to overcome this fear clearly shows the fragility of the current atmosphere in the society. Workers’ organized and strong presence in the city centers during May 1st can be the start to end this atmosphere, trigger waves of mass anger and create a more favorable atmosphere for the advance of the labor movement and other progressive social movements.
The fragile atmosphere of the society is rooted in more fundamental factors. The deepening economic crisis, the pressure and problems that the regime is facing as a result of the continuation of the economic sanctions, the impasse in becoming a nuclear power and failure in becoming the super power of the region, its fear of labor and mass uprisings and its frustration in controlling these crises has made the Iranian regime struggle with an internal crisis as well. Different factions within the regime have been attacking each other over the ways out of this crisis and over the survival strategies of the regime. It is the regime’s incapability in resolving these crises that has made all its measures and plans fragile.
The regime of the Islamic Republic, in face of such challenges and by terming 1392 as „The Year of Political and Economic Saga“, by calling on the workers to bear the austerity programs and asking for active participation in the presidential elections is, once again, openly stating its intention to intensify the exploitation of the workers and pushing more families under the poverty line. The increasing pressure on the Iranian labor activists and leaders is an attempt by the regime to prevent any possible wide response from the labor movement against these attacks.
Organizing May 1st gatherings is one of the top priorities of the labor activists and leaders in the labor movement. The communist activists in the labor movement need to have an accurate and correct evaluation of the conditions and power balance in the society and accordingly try to organize and hold May 1st activities. It is the duty of the socialist activists in the labor movement to set a clear vision for the workers of the different phases of the advancement of the labor movement. It is necessary to emphasize the urgent demands of the working class, especially the demand for increased wages and rejecting the minimum wage that is four times less than the poverty level, to emphasize the importance of united and country-wide fight against the regime’s assaults and for the liberation from the terrible economic situation as well as the political and social limitations that have made life for the working class intolerable.
Posted in Festtage, Gewerkschaft, Internationales, Iran, Klassenkampf, Kommunismus, Menschenrechte - Freiheitsrechte, Repression, Sozialismus | Verschlagwortet mit: class solidarity, communist party of iran, islamic regime | Leave a Comment »
Posted by entdinglichung - 26. April 2013
Posted by entdinglichung - 27. März 2013
gefunden auf der Webseite der Revolutionären Internationalistischen Organisation (RIO):
Interview: Neuer Papst aus Argentinien
Ungeklärte Rolle während der Militärdiktatur: Argentinischer Papst hat anscheinend Dreck am Stecken. Ein Interview mit Myriam Bregman ist Menschenrechtsanwältin des CEPRODH (Zentrum der Akademiker für die Menschenrechte) in Argentinien. Sie führt Prozesse gegen Angehörige der früheren Militärdiktatur. Außerdem ist sie führendes Mitglied der Partei Sozialistischer ArbeiterInnen (PTS, argentinischer Sektion der Trotzkistischen Fraktion – Vierte Internationale)
Die bürgerliche Presse bemüht sich, den soeben zum Papst gewählten Argentinier Jorge Mario Bergoglio als besonders bescheiden darzustellen, er sei auch etwas fortschrittlicher als sein Vorgänger Joseph Ratzinger. Wie stellt sich das aus argentinischer Sicht dar?
Die katholische Kirche ist in schwerste Korruptionsskandale verwickelt, sie deckt die Verbrechen Tausender Geistlicher, die Kinder missbrauchten. Und weil sie deswegen in der ganzen Welt Gläubige verliert, braucht sie eine Art Gesichtsoperation, um weitermachen zu können.
Ich glaube, dass Bergoglio genau dieses Facelifting anstrebt. Die „Bescheidenheit“, die er als Papst zur Schau trägt, soll nur den Schmutz vergessen machen, den diese reaktionäre Institution in den 2.000 Jahren ihrer Existenz angesammelt hat.
Bergoglio wird vorgeworfen, er habe 1976 bei der Entführung der später gefolterten Priester Ferenc Jalics und Orlando Yorio mit der Militärdiktatur zusammengearbeitet. Was ist daran?
Yorio und Jalics waren sogenannte Volkspriester, sie arbeiteten in einem Armenviertel. Ihr Vorgesetzter im Jesuitenorden war Bergoglio. Kurz nach Errichtung der Diktatur wurden sie von Soldaten entführt und fünf Monate lang festgehalten und gefoltert. Der mittlerweile verstorbene Yorio hat bis zuletzt den Verdacht geäußert, Bergoglio habe sie ausgeliefert. Jalics, der heute in Deutschland lebt, hat sich zwar nach eigener Aussage mit Bergoglio versöhnt – aber er dementiert nicht, dass dieser sie ausgeliefert habe.
2010 musste Bergoglio als Zeuge in einem Gerichtsverfahren aussagen – du warst dabei. Was sagte er zu diesen Vorwürfen?
Er habe drei Tage nach der Entführung von Jalics und Yorio gewusst, dass sie im Folter- und Hinrichtungszentrum ESMA festgehalten wurden. Wir fragten ihn, woher er das erfahren habe, worauf er aber sehr ausweichend antwortete. Tausende Familienangehörige der Verschwundenen wissen heute – 35 Jahre später! – immer noch nicht, wohin sie verschleppt wurden und was letztlich mit ihnen geschehen ist. Bergoglio hatte also offenbar gute Beziehungen zum Militär.
Wir befragten ihn auch, ob er wisse, was mit den Kindern der Verschleppten geschehen sei – die „Großmütter der Plaza de Mayo“ demonstrieren seit vielen Jahren dafür, dass das Schicksal ihrer Enkel aufgeklärt wird. Es ist unglaublich, er wollte erst 1985 in einem Verfahren gegen Beteiligte der Diktatur davon erfahren haben! Und dabei wußte jeder Argentinier schon Jahre vor dem Sturz der Militärjunta davon. Bis heute sind 400 Jugendliche weiterhin „enteignet“, mit gefälschter Identität.
Bergoglio sei sehr bescheiden, heißt es in den Medien. Er zögerte jedoch nicht, alle Privilegien seines Amtes auszunutzen, um nicht wie jeder normale Bürger vor Gericht aussagen zu müssen. Zuerst wollte er sich nur schriftlich äußern, was das Gericht aber ablehnte. Das Gericht musste schließlich zur Kurie von Buenos Aires gehen, damit er befragt werden konnte.
Welche Rolle hat er selbst in der Diktatur gespielt?
Die gesamte Hierarchie der katholischen Kirche in Argentinien ist in den Massenmord an AktivistInnen der ArbeiterInnenbewegung und der Linken verwickelt. Ohne aktive Unterstützung der Kirche wäre das Militär nicht in der Lage gewesen, seinen konterrevolutionären Auftrag zu erfüllen.
Wie reagieren die ArgentinierInnen darauf, dass ein Landsmann Papst geworden ist?
Die bürgerlichen Medien bemühen sich rund um die Uhr, ein reaktionäres Klima der „nationalen Einheit“ zu schaffen. Es gibt aber auch progressive Sektoren, die es ablehnen, einer Person zu huldigen, die einen regelrechten Kreuzzug gegen die Rechte der Schwulen, Lesben, Transsexuellen usw. geführt hat.
Als im argentinischen Parlament über die Homo-Ehe debattiert wurde, stellte sich Bergoglio an die Spitze einer landesweiten Kampagne dagegen. In allen Kirchengemeinden des Landes mussten Briefe verlesen werden, in denen das Gesetzeswerk als „Umtrieb des Vaters der Lüge“ bezeichnet wurde, „um die Kinder Gottes zu verwirren und zu täuschen“. Eine solche Wortwahl erinnert mich an die Inquisition im 15. Jahrhundert.
Weiterhin hat er als Chef der argentinischen Kirche Leute wie Christian von Wernich als Priester geduldet – ein Priester, der schon zu lebenslanger Haft verurteilt wurde, weil er während der Diktatur an Folterungen teilnahm. Als PTS machen wir eine große Aufklärungskampagne über dieses Thema. Wir mobilisieren zu den großen Demonstrationen am 24. März, dem Jahrestag des Militärputsches von 1976.
Posted in Argentinien, Kirche, Kommunismus, Menschenrechte - Freiheitsrechte, Patriarchat, Religion, Repression, Sozialismus, Trotzkismus, Vatikan | Verschlagwortet mit: jorge mario bergoglio, joseph ratzinger, papst | Leave a Comment »
Posted by entdinglichung - 26. März 2013
aus der Havana Times, Cuba Customs Chief Confirms Seizure:
„The head of Cuban Custom’s Postal & Shipping Department, Raul Gomez Badia, has just upheld the appeal I filed recently in an attempt to recover a small shipment of Venezuelan libertarian (“anarchist”) newspapers.
As promised to the readers of Havana Times, I’m sharing the outcome of my efforts with the Cuban authorities.
Through Resolution No. 92-2013, that agency declared in its fifth “whereas” that “the penalty was correctly applied by the authority in charge in that it detected literature directed against the revolutionary process in Venezuela and its leader.”
I don’t know if it’s the same with you readers, but I see a great contradiction in this. I seem to remember that what was stated in the initial seizure was that the materials were directed “against the general interests of the nation.”“
Posted by entdinglichung - 24. März 2013
gefunden auf Freethought Blog:
Fear for the life of jailed Iranian labour activist Mohammad Jarahi
There are growing fears for the life of imprisoned labour activist Mohammad Jarahi, who is now known to be suffering from thyroid cancer. Jarahi, who is a member of the Committee to Pursue the Establishment of Workers’ Organisations, was arrested last June and sentenced to five years in prison. He is now in the second year of his sentence.
Jarahi underwent surgery on 16th February this year. However, the results of the tests following the operation show that he has thyroid cancer. According to his doctors, Jarahi should begin his treatment as soon as possible. Despite the efforts of his family for him to be referred for immediate medical treatment outside prison, Jarahi continues to be jailed.
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Mohammad Jarahi is in prison purely for his union activities. He should not be in jail, and should be able to receive urgent medical care and treatment outside prison.
Free Them Now! calls for the immediate and unconditional release of Mohammad Jarahi.
Posted by entdinglichung - 20. März 2013
Proteste in Sanandaj für die Freiheit von Wafa Ghaderi, Khaled Husseini, Behzad Farajolahi, Hamed Mahmoud Nejad und Ali Azadi!
Posted by entdinglichung - 20. März 2013
Quelle des nachfolgend dokumentierten Artikels: Révolution en Iran
Protestations à Sanandaj pour la libération de militants ouvriers
Sanandaj, Iran, 17 mars 2013 :
Les familles des militants ouvriers arrêtés se sont rassemblées devant le bureau des « renseignements » à Sanandaj pour demander la libération immédiate de leurs proches. Les familles s’étaient déjà rassemblées au même lieu et pour défendre la même revendication depuis l’arrestation de Azadi, Hamed Mahmood-Nezhad, Behzad Faraj-Ollahi, Seyed Khaleh Hoseini, et Vafa Ghaderi le 7 mars par des brutes des « services de renseignement », arrestations vraisemblablement orchestrées pour éviter toute protestation des ouvrières et des ouvriers de Sanandaj à l’occasion du 8 mars. Selon un communiqué du Comité du Kurdistan du Parti Communiste-Ouvrier d’Iran, lors de la protestation du 16 mars le bâtiment des « services de renseignement » a été attaqué.
Le Comité de Coordination pour Aider à la Formation des Organisations Ouvrière rapporte que ces manifestations continueront chaque jour et que les familles prévoient de manifester devant le gouverneur du Kurdistan pour la libération de leurs proches.
Posted by entdinglichung - 19. März 2013
das Feiern von Norouz/Newroz und Chaharshanbe Suri hat im Iran immer auch einen politischen Charakter: Der Artikel Iranischer Frühling auf der Webseite von Ali Schirasi mit Bildern von Erntedanktänzen in Sabsewar/Maschhad:
Posted by entdinglichung - 15. März 2013
von der Webseite des IGB/ITUC:
Vatican In Unholy Alliance at United Nations
8 March 2013: The ITUC has written to the Vatican calling on it to halt its campaign to stop the United Nations adopting stronger standards on violence against women at the UN Commission on the Status of Women meeting in New York.
“It is shocking that the Vatican is leading an unholy alliance, with Iran, to stop the UN stepping up action to protect women and girls from violence,” said ITUC General Secretary Sharan Burrow. “Hundreds of millions of women have experienced violence, assault and genital mutilation, and hundreds of millions more will if governments, led by the UN, fail to step up action. The idea that somehow ‘cultural or religious practices’ can be used as an excuse for violence, torture, mutilation or murder cannot be allowed to prevail in the modern era. We call on the Vatican and its government allies to drop their resistance to full protection for girls and women.”
Posted in Feminismus & Frauenbewegung, Internationales, Iran, Kirche, Menschenrechte - Freiheitsrechte, Patriarchat, Religion, Repression, Vatikan | Verschlagwortet mit: ituc, violence against women | Leave a Comment »
Posted by entdinglichung - 14. März 2013
Afghan women burn in the fire of the oppression of the occupiers and fundamentalists
Long live the struggle of the women and men of Afghanistan for independence, democracy, and social justice!
RAWA statement on 8 March 2013
It has been twelve years since the US started its ‘war on terror’ with claims of securing ‘women’s rights’, ‘human rights’, ‘justice’ and ‘stability’ in Afghanistan; and that too by relying on fundamentalists such as Sayyaf, Qanouni, Fahim, Khalili, Abdullah, Mohaqiq, Atta, Ismail, Khuram, Almas, Rabbani, Dostum, Sherzoy, Farooq Wardak, Arghandiwal, and others, who are misogynist in nature and the most brutal and corrupt creatures in the world. In this period of occupation by more than forty plunderer countries and dominance of vicious fundamentalists, contrary to the claims of the bogus propaganda by the Western media, Afghan women have not been able to achieve even the most basic rights. Rather, their sufferings and hardships have been treacherously misused for promoting the colonial policies of the US and West.
The Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA) declared in a statement a few months after the occupation of Afghanistan by the US and western countries:
“Afghan women have not been liberated… RAWA has emphasized repeatedly that no power can or will help us, except for our own people. History has not shown us a country that has freed a nation, especially if that country was responsible for the misfortune of (the invaded country’s) people at the hands of the fundamentalists.” – (March 8, 2001)
The last decade proves the truth in our prediction. Today Jehadi criminals, overindulged in Dollars and power given to them by their US masters, rape, insult, threaten, commit violence, sexually assault, and even kill women like ownerless property, and are not held accountable, prosecuted, or punished, according to the ‘law’ set by B-52. The dominant patriarchal culture which is promoted and supported by the puppet government and its fundamentalist-blighted bodies, endorses women as half of men and worthless creatures, and discriminates against them. Unfortunately, our oppressed women get no justice in the face of all this.
While Afghan women are already burning in a blazing inferno, the US and Karzai’s obedient puppet apparatus have rolled their sleeves in a bid to give a share of power to the acid-throwing Gulbuddin who has a long history of misogyny, and Mullah Omar who is an emblem of misogyny. They even want to hand over the Ministry of Justice and the Supreme Court to them. The US is sacrificing our women once more for furthering its colonial policies. For the US what only matters is that these cancerous, traitorous and mercenary tumors, pave the way for the hegemony of the US and its allies. Indeed, these looter countries are in critically need such reactionary and treacherous elements and forces to maintain their bases.
A few dolled-up showpiece women in the government, parliament, and other official bodies, like Fawzia Koofi, Sima Samar, Shukria Barikzai, Zahra Nadiri, Hassan Bano Ghazanfar, Shinkai Karrokhail, Fawzia Sadaat, Fatima Gilani, Amina Afzali, Wazhma Forough, and others, whose mouths have been sweetened with money, luxuries and foreign that come with their official posts, do not want to speak a word about the bitter truth of the situation of women, let alone stand up against, stop and prosecute, the real perpetrators of the ongoing disaster in support of their fellow women. This handful of women who have found a position thanks to the occupation, are themselves the enemies of our women in their unison with the killers in power. Therefore, we cannot possibly view their presence in important posts as the cementing of the deserving position women are supposed to have.
These women, who can be regarded as prepared nutriment to feed the US propaganda, realize that the end of the current colonial system and the puppet Karzai regime means the end of their pompous lives. This is why they themselves back the current deplorable and tragic situation. Most of these women who are slaves of the reactionary elements and occupiers, are in the service of war criminals, and in the best-case scenario, just want a few useless reforms in the rotten Karzai apparatus. For this reason, intentionally or unintentionally, these women are at the service of and among the enemies of the women of Afghanistan. These women can never represent the majority women, who have been charred in Afghanistan’s hell.
We wrote on March 8, 2005:
“The persistence of the current instability and the West’s support of the „Northern Alliance“ terrorists in Afghanistan proves that the US and her allies pay no attention to human rights and women rights, but seek only their political and economical interests.”
Today, even the most optimistic people in our country, confess that Afghan women have not been liberated, and have become a commodity for the Western propaganda. Thanks to the presence of the US, women are gang-raped by warlords, are flogged in many Taliban-controlled areas, are preys of acid attaks, or are mercilessly stoned to death. But the US and its tail-wagging servants still show them a green signal and want them to join the puppet government. A considerable number of our women are forced into prostitution of beggary due to poverty and unemployment; the maternal and infant mortality rate of Afghanistan is the highest in the world.
In this country, laws are just pieces of paper that aid only in deceiving people, and are never practically applied. The law of Elimination of Violence Against Women (EVAW) made by Karzai is a commendable document which has been set aside with no use. When criminal husbands, fathers, or brothers kill women under different contexts, they are never punished. In many cases, women are convicted by the judicial bodies and thrown into jails for the crime of ‘running away from home’, where they are further raped by the jail keepers.
In such a hostile situation, most women find self-immolation the only solution to free them from a slow torturous death. The suicide rates among our women has risen in an unprecedented manner. Here, blooming flowers like Sanobars, Saimas, Anisas, Zar Bibis, Gul Afrozes, Shakeelas, Nafeesas , Azizas, and hundreds of other innocent girls, have been blown to pieces by the filthy and blood-dripping hands of the fundamentalists. This is the agonizing reality of the life of a woman in Afghanistan, not the distorted image the false propaganda machine of the US gives to the people of the world to deceive them.
Women can never have even their basic rights in a country which is not independent, and whose people are captives in the chains of colonialism and despotism. The exit of foreign troops and our country’s independence, can be the first step in the path of the realization of values such as freedom and democracy, which are vital conditions for the emancipation of women. Our people might be able to breathe with relief without foreign troops, and their aid for fundamentalist criminals, and then labor for values like freedom, democracy with secularism, social justice and their prosperity. In the current situation, the US and NATO and its Afghan agents have suppressed the advocates of such values, and cannot indulge in their activities, as they would want to.
The women of Afghanistan should know that until they do not recognize that their rights have to be snatched with their own hands, they will not witness a better day with the slightest improvements in their condition. We women should get united and instead of burning ourselves, burn the very roots of oppression. Women in no country in the world have attained their rights with the blessings of others, without struggling themselves. We have been experiencing the gifted rights of the US and NATO for the past twelve years, and it has been nothing but enslavement and deception.
The Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA) congratulates all the justice-seeking and fighting women of the world on the International Women’s Day. We hope Afghan women will also celebrate this day in the near future in an Afghanistan free from the claws of the misogynist fundamentalists and occupiers, and on the path towards democracy and prosperity. Members and activists of RAWA pledge to fight tirelessly in this endeavor to achieve these great values.
Emancipation of women is only attainable through their own struggle!
Long live the struggle of the women and men of Afghanistan for independence, democracy, and social justice!
Down with fundamentalists, religious and non-religious criminals, and their foreign backers!
Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan
March 8, 2013