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Friday, April 28, 2017

The Midwest Is Red: May Day message of the Kansas City Revolutionary Collective

Each year I try to post and repost May Day messages from parties and organizations around the world. This message was posted by the Kansas City Revolutionary Collective. I have not met these folks yet, but this group is in Kansas City which is a 3 ½ hour drive from my home town. This is the closest Maoist organization to me and I hope to make a trip up to Kansas City to meet these folks sometime soon. Here is their May 1st message:
-សតិវ អតុ

*This post was originally published on May 1st, 2016.
Today we are excited to announce the formation of a new Marxist-Leninist-Maoist collective in the Kansas City metropolitan area: The Kansas City Revolutionary Collective (KCRC). This is no small announcement as Kansas City has been without a Communist movement for some time now, other than Anarchist collectives the KC Left void is filled by the Alphabet soup of NGOs, Non-profits and otherwise “non-partisan” groups. How perfect of a day to announce the formation of our collective than on International Workers Day, the only holiday the proletariat can call it’s own. It is on this day where we walk in a tradition of those came before us; from the day the Red flag flew over Paris to the Red flag over Peking to the day the Red flag will fly over Manila. We are here to serve our role in advancing the world proletarian revolution. KCRC was in formation during the crisis that would come to later dissolve the Liaison Committee for a New Communist Party and has weathered the storm to push forward and cast aside the corpse that is the NCP(LC) to form a collective, small at first, but with the mission to revolutionize, educate and most importantly mobilize the oppressed communities in the Greater Kansas City Metropolitan Area. We seek to form a rival dual power to challenge and overthrow the capitalist and imperialist system that is in place. KCRC seeks to integrate ourselves into and promote mass struggles, while simultaneously providing communist leadership, as well as when necessary create mass organizations to take on the task of building the tools and infrastructure which shall be the vehicle of carrying out the revolutionary tasks of the proletariat. Through the creation of these mass organizations, united under the ideological and political leadership of KCRC, the basis of the unity of the revolutionary masses, on which the construction of dual power depends, can be solidified. As such Kansas City Revolutionary Collective (KCRC) shall be founded on the following basis:
1)       We are Marxist-Leninist-Maoist

The principles of Marxism-Leninism-Maoism (MLM) shall be the guiding force which shall inform the political practice and ideology of the Kansas City Revolutionary Collective. As an independent Maoist collective we recognize Kansas City, albeit more important than others give it credit to (it is a central hub for commerce) cannot exist in isolation, as can no other revolutionary collective in this country. With this in mind we are for the creation of a Maoist Communist Party in the United States and shall organize to create such a Party to lead a proletarian revolution composed of all oppressed peoples in this country as part of the global proletarian revolution. This party shall lead the proletariat in a Socialist Revolution in which the bourgeoisie shall be completely overthrown and the Dictatorship of the Proletariat established with the goal of elimination of all class distinctions and the eventual victory of Communism around the globe. Marxism-Leninism-Maoism represents the summary practice and synthesis of over 150 years of revolutionary class struggle with four focal points: The Paris Commune, The Russian Revolution, the Chinese Revolution and the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution. Each progressive period marked a continuity and rupture with the pre-existing modes of thinking of the day, in each one, lessons and summations were drawn only after the fact. In classifying the revolutionary ideology of Marxism-Leninism-Maoism we also are drawn to three main components in the realm of philosophy, political economy and scientific socialism.
i) In the realm of philosophy Maoism has developed and stressed the fundamental law of contradiction, the unity and struggle of opposites as the principal law in nature and society. It has stressed and recognized that all unity is temporal while struggle between opposites is absolute and endless which gives rises to radical ruptures, revolutionary leaps and continuity-breaks in social struggles which was popularized in the phrase “one divides into two”. In this realm as well Maoism has stressed that the best gauge for the correctness of social theory was only through social practice and that this was the well from which all knowledge streamed, and it is only gauged if it is taken up by the masses in the millions. It is then through this in which the understanding of the “masses make history” comes together, and in providing leadership to the masses by applying the mass line by first gathering the unsystematic and scattered ideas of the masses, concentrating them and through study turning them into systematic and concrete ideas and returning them to the masses until they embrace them as their own. Through actions and the testing of ideas through social practice.
ii) In the realm of political economy Maoism recognizes the reciprocal relationship between the structure and the superstructure of a given society and stresses that under socialism special attention must be paid to ensuring that the construction occurs in content and form in which politics is primary. In essence Maoism stresses that it is politics in command, that is revolutionary politics of the proletariat in command, which is the marker which determines whether the dictatorship of the proletariat exists. Maoism thus states that revisionism in command thus is the beginning of the return of the dictatorship of the bourgeoisie through seizure of the commanding heights: The Communist Party itself. As well as due to the contradictory nature of the transitional socialist economy, the Party-State, the retention of a wage-labour system, the existence of, albeit a suppressed, law of value etc. The lessons drawn here is the important role of the subjective forces and superstructure can transform the base through political power as opposed to the economic deterministic theory of the productive forces. Because of the transitional nature of socialism and the existence of the state as a marker of irreconcilable differences between classes Maoism also recognized the existence of class struggle under socialism which could be of a low-level of intensity or of a higher one (cultural revolution) but which would exist until the dissolution of classes and the state with it.
iii) In the realm of scientific socialism Maoism is marked by the theory of class struggle and its existence during the dictatorship of the proletariat as well as it’s centrality in the construction of socialism. It is also characterized by the strategy and tactics of the revolution through People’s War led by the revolutionary Communist party of the proletariat, proletarian feminism, the national question, the mass line as well as the classline.

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

May Day Messages- 2017

From - Revolutionary Praxis/ Maoist Road:

May Day is International Workers' Day, the day allocated by the working class movement to celebrate its struggles for a better world and a memorial for those workers at Haymarket in the United States who became martyrs in struggle at the hands of the state.
May Day this year should be a time of reflection on the positive results of our class's struggles of the past and also of the negative outcomes. The Russian and Chinese Revolutions were the great high point of the working class struggle for a better world in the twentieth century and the defeats of these revolutions have been a great setback for our class.

Capitalism may have had a temporary victory in these blows to our class but it cannot solve the problems facing humanity. In the 21st century the need for communism is greater than ever before and the future of our very species depends upon it. In Britain and the West our
economic growth is largely based on money laundering, financial speculation and over-inflated land values. The real needs of the people are neglected and welfare provision is being daily cut back while wages stagnate, workers are over-worked and many are thrown into poverty, homelessness and starvation. In the less developed countries progress is 

held back. Many of the people in these countries and therefore the world live without the basic necessities of life, their countries chained into debt and interest payments and their resources bought sold and pillaged by the big powers led by the USA. This state of affairs benefits a few thousand billionaires whose luxury and wealth is unparalleled in history at the same time as inequality is rapidly widening across the world. This at a time when humanity is at its most technologically advanced and capable of providing food and shelter for everyone.

Britain has a great tradition of working class struggle. The Chartist Movement was a mass working class movement which fought for the rights of the people. They waged many heroic battles and even threatened to march on Parliament and destroy it! Unfortunately in Britain we do not possess such a movement today. We need to start building one and stop tailing the Labour Party, a party of support for capitalism.

In the 20th century the working class movement went from strength to strength gaining many advances and reforms. The greatest victory for the working class and all the oppressed came in 1917 with the October Revolution in Russia. This year is the centenary of the Russian Revolution and the fiftieth anniversary of the Great Naxalbari Insurgency in India which continues its brave and heroic struggle today, even more significant now that India languishes under the jack boot of reactionary Hindu nationalism. The people's wars being waged by the peoples of India, Philippines and Turkey show the way forward for workers and oppressed people today.

When the workers and oppressed can take control and exercise real collective ownership of the world's resources a new society would in the words of English communist William Morris “be co-operative in the widest sense. It would of course be subordinate to the real welfare of society; i.e., the production of wares would not be looked upon as the end of society (as the production of profit-bearingwares now is), but it would be regarded as the means for the ease and happiness of life, which therefore would never be sacrificed to any false ideas of necessity, or to any merely conventional views of comfort or luxury.”

Without a Peoples Army, the people have nothing”
                                                                               Mao Tse-tung

It is clear to many people that capitalism is an outmoded and decaying system of waste, inequality, war, pollution and premature death. It's crap and we need to get rid of it! Armed struggle is an essential part of the class struggle and the means by which capitalism and its state, the instrument of its ruling class, can be overthrown.

In India the Communist Party of India (Maoist) is guiding the Peoples Army with Marxism-Leninism-Maoism which is the shining path to liberation. We in Britain can learn a lot from the struggles of the oppressed masses of India and should ignore the leftist rhetoric of Labour and trade union leaders. Mao Tse-tung said “the East wind prevails over the West wind” meaning the revolution against capitalist imperialism has begun in the poorer east of the planet but will spread west.

All workers, peasants and oppressed people across the planet have the same enemy - global capitalism - and we all have one way out and that is socialism leading on to communism. History never stands still: if we do not move forward then we will move backwards. The choice before us in the coming period is, as Rosa Luxemburg once put it, “Socialism or barbarism”.

Workers and oppressed peoples of all countries, unite!

Monday, April 24, 2017

The Taliban's anti-imperialist army strikes back at the Afghan puppet troops


A Google translation to English, along with editing by សតិវ អតុ:

Less than a week after the US terrorists will launch a terrifying "bomb of all bombs", against allegedly self-built and "empty" tunnels, the Taliban have given a powerful deadly military response to the bomb, against the Army of his puppet in Kabul, in the northern city of Mazar-I-Sharif.

According to unverified reports, as the imperialist media and the Kabul authorities have given official figures, the attack by the anti-imperialist Afghan patriots against a military base of that country subjected to military occupation and the armed aggression of US imperialism.

In fact, last Friday, April, a squad composed of 10 militants and transported in two military vehicles, covered in the uniform of the puppet army, have penetrated at the base and surprised the antipatriot military - at that moment some dined and others recently Leaving a mosque - and opened fire with rocket propellers and grenades. Eliminating 148 sepoys and wounding many others. The military base is often used by foreign military occupying troops - the United States, Germans and others - although none of them was affected by the surprise act of the Afghan Patriotic Command. What is unfortunate is a pity.

A spokesperson for the anti-imperialist Taliban army, said the attackers have caused an explosion, which has allowed the entry of the patriot-martyrs to the military base. Headquarters of the 209th Afghan Army Corps, responsible for much of northern Afghanistan and the province of Kunduz, site of intense fighting. The attacking Taliban group has been martyred.

For its part, the Command of the NATO occupation troops has, wickedly and hypocritically, condemned the action as "murderous and reprehensible." As if his brutal war of aggression, occupation and continued massacres in Afghanistan were humanistic and disinterested acts and not reprehensible act of terrorism of imperialist power.




Saturday, April 22, 2017

March in Wichita, Kansas - to support the science of Global Warming and oppose political science skepticism

By សតិវ អតុ
People still believe in science and that was evident today as more than 2,000 people marched from the old Historical Sedgwick County Courthouse, here in Wichita, Kansas, to the Mid-America All-Indian Center for a March For Science- ICT, this morning and early afternoon.
People gathered about 11am to hear a number of speakers who talked about the need for science in today's world and politicians who believe in that science, such as the need to take precautions for global warming.
As many as 600 of such rallies have taken place across this country and the world today. These protests were sparked, in part, by President Donald Trump's executive order last month, which seeks to roll back Obama-era climate change and environmental policies.
Here in Wichita Kim Burton Lujan, electrical engineer, spoke of the need to have more diversity in those who enter into schools for engineering.
"I was the only woman in my electrical engineering class," Burton said.
She added that only 20 percent of those who go into engineering are women.
"We need as many different people and points of view as possible to get into the sciences," she told the crowd.
She encouraged people to resist government spending cuts to science education and spending that protects the environment, such as clear water.
Dave McDonald, biomedical researcher at Wichita State University, told the crowd that the US leads the world in Bio medicine.
"Half of the Noble Prizes for medical developments come from the US," he said.
He added that people today can expect to live a longer and better life.[1]
"There are some things to be excited about," he said. "In the future we can expect to better manage cancer care and rely less on chemo and radiation. There will be the growing of new organs for people."
He said that we should not expect to rely on just the private sector for research on medicines and medical developments.
"Eighty percent of medical research comes from universities," McDonald added. "There are calls for budget cuts for up to 20 percent and that can cause grave damage."
Former candidate for the US House of Representatives, in the 4th district, James Thompson addressed the crowd.
"Global warning is true whether it is believed or not." Thompson said.[2] "Those who deny this science are making money from fossil fuels," he added. "Just follow the money."

As many as 2,000 people or more marched for science in Wichita, Kansas.
There were lots of good signs.

[1] The longer and better life is unlikely for poor individuals if the Republican Party continues with its plan to role back Obamacare and if states such as Kansas continue to prevent Medicaid expansion. See "New Republican health care plan—just like the old ways—before Obamacare."

[2] "Truth does not change because it is, or is not, believed by a majority of the people." -Giordano Bruno

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

The Idiot Trump vs. North (Democratic People's Republic) Korea

Before he was elected Donald Trump said he would focus on America first and stop the obvious imperialism. Now we see that he is a liar and he has back tracked. Now he is "Mr. Imperialism" and he is one of the most reckless presidents since George W. Bush. Since he has been in office he has slammed missile into Syria and bombed a part of Afghanistan.
In Afghanistan he has pissed off local leaders. For example the former Afghan president Hamid Karzai said:

"Afghanistan's previous president said Monday that President Trump “committed an immense atrocity” in allowing the U.S. military to drop one of its most powerful non-nuclear bombs on ISIS tunnels in the country last week.
“My message to President Trump today is that he has committed an immense atrocity against the Afghan people, against fellow human beings,” Hamid Karzai told The Associated Press."

But the real medling that will mess the world up is in North Korea (actually known as Democratic People's Republic of Korea). Trump claimed he could negotiate a deal with the North before he won the presidential election, but now he has back tracked and thinks he can shoot his way out of giving any deals with North Korea.
According to The Los Angeles Times Mike Pence made statlements to insinuate that:

"The United States of America will always seek peace but under President Trump, the shield stands guard and the sword stands ready," Pence told 2,500 sailors wearing blue fatigues and Navy baseball caps on a sunny, windy morning aboard the carrier at the U.S. Yokosuka naval base in Tokyo Bay.
"Those who would challenge our resolve or readiness should know, we will defeat any attack and meet any use of conventional or nuclear weapons with an overwhelming and effective American response," Pence said."

Next Trump sent a fleet of ships towards North Korea only to turn them around and send them south. According to Daily Kos:

"Because nothing comforts people and soothes international tension like reporting that you’re bringing in a fleet of warships. However, in this case, there’s an issue other than bringing in some ships to show the flag.
The problem was, the carrier, the Carl Vinson, and the four other warships in its strike force were at that very moment sailing in the opposite direction, to take part in joint exercises with the Australian Navy in the Indian Ocean, 3,500 miles southwest of the Korean Peninsula."

So what is Trump really doing? If he is bluffing it may or may not work. "The United States will not be negotiating directly with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un anytime soon," Vice President Mike Pence told CNN in an exclusive interview."
So will the real Prez. Trump stand up and tell us what he plans to do? So far he has rattled sabers and tried to intimidate the Kim Jong Un (김정은) regime. That leader is not the same as those people running Syria or Afghanistan. Kim Jong Un is very paranoid. He is not battling to save his regime as Bashar al-Assad (بشار الأسد) was. He does have working atomic bombs, even though he lacks long range missiles. He will probably retaliate if he is attacked. He has many options. He can try and sink one of the ships in the area for war games. He can strike a US or South Korean (Republic of Korea) military base. He can attack Seoul, South Korea. All of this could lead to nuclear war. It is already known that the US will win if a war begins. But what will the coast be? How many Koreans will die if the North actually believes it is fighting for its life. And it seems likely that North Korea will fight to its death to try and survive. Despite all the talk of  Kim Jong Un being crazy and unpredictable, it is likely that he and his government fully understand what is at steak.
Is Trump willing to listen to reason and try to find a diplomatic way out of the Korean conflict or is he just a complete idiot who doesn't care how many people he kills? We don't know. But we need to let our government know that this kind of recklessness is not acceptable to the American people.

Pix from

Freedom for Saidaba and Telangana Democratic Forum prisoners

A Google Translation:

The Communist Blogs Network (RBC) sympathizes with the conveners of the April 30 rally in Delhi and calls for the release of Dr. GN Saidaba and other political prisoners from the Telangana Democratic Forum, detained for denouncing oppression Of the fascist government of Modi in India:

Freedom for Saidaba and the political prisoners of TDF! 
April 30, in Delhi.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

ISIS—Tactics that don't help their cause—the politics of terrorism

By សតិវអតុ
ISIS (Islamic State) is one of many political groups have been designated as a terrorist group by the US Government. Some groups who have this designation do stage acts that could realistically be called terrorism. I would include the random killing of civilians and attacks that have no military value as real terrorism. ISIS and al-Qaeda fit that definition. As an example al Qaeda tries to leave bombs in public places that will kill lots of civilians. That includes women, children and just about anyone who happens to be in a public place that is under attack. The 9/11 attack is such an example. There was no military objectives to bringing down the twin towers. Property was destroyed and lots of lives were taken. The objectives were important to the economic vitality to the US nation state, so there were economic advantages to destroying the twin towers, but not military. The people killed were mostly civilians. The act was terrifying and terrifying people should be a determination as to whether an action is terrorism or just an act of war.
But the US government and its lackeys in the press also use that label for anyone that has used military means against the US status quo. One example is the New People’s Army of the Philippines. It is a guerrilla army. It attacks the Philippine government's military. Most of the intended targets are military. And yet they are designated a terrorist group by the US government. It would seem that the label of terrorism does not mean they try to terrorize innocent civilians, but because they are acting against US foreign power by attacking a US ally. The label has almost nothing to do with actual terrorism. And that is the main problem with the so called “war on terrorism.” It is not really about terrorism.
However both the New People’s Army and ISIS are para-military armies at odds with the US and its allies. That is the one thing the two groups have in common and maybe that is the only thing they have in common. One group is Maoist—the other is Islamic. They both are organized as an army and yet one engages in attacks on civilians, going for a large kill count and the other avoids such displays of random violence. 
So that brings up an interesting debate. If an army of any kind decides to use hit and run tactics, as ISIS does, is it terrorism and is it an affective tool? To look at ISIS, we have to wonder what they believe they get out of attacking large numbers of civilian people. They attack people who may or may not have anything with their conflict between the US, its allies and them. What can they achieve? It is really hard to get first hand accounts of what ISIS really wants to achieve, because the US government has pushed the group's websites so far underground that a person has to really know how to access them. The US often hacks and then shuts down ISIS websites. They are often in Arabic and that makes it hard for many of us to read and understand them. The US is all for freedom of speech when it is a dissident of some country like Cuba. But when it comes to US adversaries, this country is against such freedom of speech.
According to CNN:

"ISIS makes no secret of its ultimate ambition: A global caliphate secured through a global war. To that end it speaks of "remaining and expanding" its existing hold over much of Iraq and Syria. It aims to replace existing, man-made borders, to overcome what it sees as the Shiite "crescent" that has emerged across the Middle East, to take its war -- Islam's war -- to Europe and America, and ultimately to lead Muslims toward an apocalyptic battle against the "disbelievers."

However it is hard to get an actual account of strategy from ISIS itself. One such publications, Dabiq, is a pro-ISIS magazine. They tend to talk of meting out justice against those who: 

"one would expect the cross-worshipers and democratic pagans of the West to pause and contemplate the reasons behind the animosity and enmity held by Muslims for Westerners and even take heed and consider repentance by abandoning their infidelity and accepting Islam."

But there seems to be a lack of real strategy for changing Western society away from the status quo and towards the establishment of an Islamic State in the world. Past leftist and nationalist organizations, such as the Red Army Faction in Germany or the various factions of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) did attack civilians at times. At times they seem to be using the so called "propaganda of the dead," a tactic made famous by Mikhail Bakunin, the Russian Anarchist theoretician. In that theory, acts of violence and attacks on the targeted society are both military and propaganda at the same time. There was also the tactics of Focalism, a very similar tactic to propaganda of the dead. "Che" Guevara  was believed to be a focoist.  
But more often such groups sought out targets that would not include common civilians. They often targeted political leaders or military targets.
A women from Italy once told me that a lot of people in Europe did not fear such groups as the Red Brigades because they didn't usually target civilians. They usually targeted leaders. By avoiding common civilians these groups had a better chance at carrying out their war against the government without drawing hatred from the common civilians.
And that brings us to the tactics of ISIS. Most people don't like being afraid that someone will randomly kill them when they least expect it. So such acts are not drawing in support by the common people. Some people have joined them after reading their websites. They are good enough at propaganda to draw in new recruits with written propaganda. But it is hard to see what they really gain by attacking public places were, in many cases, people have gone out to enjoy themselves. What political statement really comes from shooting up a nightclub, such as Pulse Club in Orlando Florida. It was a gay nightclub and ISIS probably doesn't approve of being gay. But most of the targets have no military value at all. They just scare people. As for meting out justice, people aren't that likely to become Moslems just to avoid that kind of justice.
What would make a lot more sense would be to assassinate leaders in this society. Attacks on the Pentagon would be especially helpful. Certain elected leaders would also make good targets. A lot of people would not really care if ISIS attacked those who are actually responsible for the wars in the Middle east. Some people might even favor the attacks.
As a leftist I don't recommend attacking US officials right now. They have the upper hand and would probably catch us and shut down our political organizations. Maoists don't believe in fighting battles we can't win. So unless we can get the upper hand, we won't be assassinating government or military officials. Some of us might take part in the Black Block tactics, but that is as far as we will go right now. If we ever change our minds, we will surely have no interest in randomly killing the civilians around us. That would more likely lose us support rather than build it.
If ISIS were serious about winning their war they would also abandon such random killing of civilians and attack those who are directly taking part in fighting a war against them. But I don't expect that anytime soon. 

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Argentina—"Empires and dictatorships, Malvinas and the world war"

Translated to English, using Google:

From Fernando Adrián Zapata, the Socialist Revolutionary and Popular Bloc (M-L-M):

Malvinas Argentinas: another strategic enclave
This year 2017, the date of April 2 corrodes the conscience of our Argentine, bleeding in the memory of so many young brothers of the town that gave their life in such patriotic and anti-imperialist cause (as it is the search of recovery of our Islas Malvinas) , For 35 years (1982), although its just claim is much earlier, a just cause used and abused, demagogically and unjustly, by several civic-military dictatorships, only to perpetuate itself in local political power.
It is that, as so many, so many innumerable times and with so different themes in national, continental and world defense issues, empires have tried to use the force to impose their ambitions of domination, "in blood and fire", arriving , Even to sustain brutal local tyrannies to administer their power.

Malvinas today: an anti-imperialist cause, among many
The particular case of Malvinas refers to other causes of oppressed and expelled peoples, such as the claims of the interior of the present United Kingdom of Great Britain (Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales), the different regions of the Spanish State (Galicia, Catalonia and Country Basra), Ukraine, Chechnya and other regions of the former Soviet Union, Palestine fractured by the State of Israel, Kurdistan divided by Turkey, Syria, Iraq and Iran, the two Koreas (North and South) disputed between powers like China and Japan Respectively, among many other anti-colonial claims on the continents of Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America.
The two great World Wars signaled an unprecedented nihilism and criminal destructiveness, "Cold War" by serving as a pre-test of current ongoing "unconventional" wars, with their tragic euphemisms of "collateral damage" at the moment of massacring Whole populations.
Wars of the former Yugoslavia (Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Nepal, Indonesia, Philippines), Algeria, Somalia, Angola, Cyprus, Yemen, and many others, evidence that domination interests continue to weigh rigidly on international politics, with its aftermath of violence, racial and religious hatred, massacres, famine, exile, social and environmental destruction, among many other inequities.
The United Nations has areas of litigation, debate and analysis to discuss and resolve these issues, such as the Decolonization Committee, which has not succeeded in stifling the majority of avoidable confrontations, killings and invasions, crimes devised or implemented mainly by Interests of large monopolies and hegemonic groups on a planetary scale.

Imperial armament: a central axis in the global domain
The arms industry, which generates multi-million dollar economic figures, along with other traffics and contraband, continues to press to unleash conflicts that can be addressed and resolved until exhausting innumerable previous instances.
Also the greed of elitist groups, in addition to resorting to state armed forces, have paramilitary groups and terrorists who have been trained, advised and financed militarily, politically and economically to execute atrocities in various regions and areas of the world and thus facilitate the " Soften "the population of the disputed territory and take it with less difficulty.
The current policies for raw materials, natural reservoirs, and the geopolitics of certain spaces considered as "strategic" for access and circulation of empires, intensifies these pressing situations.
The search for world peace requires, in principle, the cessation of armaments and imperial militarism, as well as the cessation of hostilities and the immediate return of the spaces claimed by the peoples who so require.
Otherwise, the realization of the ideal of a near world peace will be an increasingly diffuse utopia for illusions.

The present danger and the pursuits of world peace
The present world, for the moment and unfortunately, is and will continue to be a powder magazine, an anteroom for an international hecatomb of unthoughtful dimensions, of a massive destruction never before imagined.
Meanwhile, the almost continuous deployment of imperial troops, as well as the fierce resistance of the most diverse groups of pro-independence, anti-colonialist and anti-imperialist, with the most controversial methods of struggle assumed and to be applied, in a civilized way In some cases, but also furiously and desperately in other cases, often in correspondence with the changing situations and conditions imposed by the pressure of the great oppressors.

Fernando Adrián Zapata,
Member of the Socialist Revolutionary and Popular Bloc (M-L-M),
April 2017, Argentina.

Pix from World Map.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

US imperialism—Trump bombing Syria, under the pretext of attacks using chemical weapons of uncertain attribution!

The US adds to death.
This is terrorism, the real one!

From the PCM (Maoist Communist Party) Italian press, with Google translations and editing by សតិវអតុ:

It is for control of oil, profits for the arms industry, this war began and caused hundreds of thousands of lives and millions of migrants fleeing. Gradually, in this war we were dragged in with all the imperialist powers. All reactionary regimes in the region, from Turkey to Saudi Arabia to Iran were involved and the Syrian masses have been and are victims of a massacre.
It was and is right to rebel against the reactionary regime of Assad.
It was and it is right that the Kurdish masses took to the field against the reactionary ISIS, the regimes of the region and the imperialist powers.
It is now general war, possible threat of a world war, directly or through intermediaries.
It is time for all those who care about the interests of the peoples, a peace based on the elimination of imperialism, to take the floor against the US bombings against Russian imperialist troops on Syrian soil, against all factions linked to one or another imperialism, in support of the Arab masses who resist and oppose, in support of the Kurdish masses.
The Italian government, first with Renzi, now with his stunt Gentiloni, Pinotti etc., Say yes to the bombing and take part in this dirty war.
They are there for the interests of Eni and Italian multinationals and drag our country, and the world into the fire.

Stop US bombing on Syria and civilians!
We do not want the G-7 in Taormina!
We do not want Trump in Italy!

We express in all possible forms - demonstrations, petitions - NO! To all war in Syria and imperialist war.