Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Winter Solstice "Silent night, Solstice night"- war on Xmas

In continuing the war on Christmas here is another Winter Sostice carol.
-សតិវ អតុ

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

These books are still available for those who are looking for a holiday gift



Memoirs of a Drugged-Up, Sex-Crazed Yippie takes the reader through the life of a 1970s counter-culture drug user and free thinker. Mark Spies goes from casual pot smoking to habitual use of pharmaceutical narcotics and cocaine. Due to the changing sexual attitudes, Spies has several unconventional sexual encounters. The 1970s brought us the "Woodstock generation." There was a sense of idealism that developed at the beginning and died at the end of that decade. Spies studies various currents of Marxism and discovers the New Communist movements of the 1970s. Many counter-culture books focus on the 1960s, yet there are plenty of events in the 1970s that deserve attention. Nixon's war in Vietnam and Cambodia dominated the news and affected America's youth. Nixon's war on drugs impacted the counter-culture life style. Then there was punk rock, disco, casual cocaine use and revolutions braking out around the world by 1979. With politics in the background, this book gives the reader a look at drug use and the difficult business of drug dealing. The drugs, sexual attitudes, music and politics made the 1970s what they were. Taken as a whole, this book will give some insight into the people and events of the 1970s counter-culture.
Now $12.95. Click here.

Can You Pass The Acid Test?

The "acid test" was a name for large concerts, with groups such as the Grateful Dead, where free LSD (then legal) was available for those in attendance. The title of this book comes from a flyer advertising one such event. But the outbreak of LSD and marijuana in the 1960s was not the beginning of the drug counterculture as we know it today. This book presents examples of drug use and sex-promoting cliques around music, magazines, newspapers, clothing and other forms of culture that countered the established norms and often brought about the government's wrath. This book is a comprehensive look at these counterculture trends from the 1990s back through the late 1800s. Here is a comprehensive reference book to songs, publications and objects of art that reflected the last century's countercultures, as well as government and mainstream press attempts to censor them.
Paperback $24.03—click here.


Ecuador's Red Sun: LONG LIVE CHAIRMAN GONZALO!


During his difficult time as a prisoner of war, he has kept firm his convictions and status as a communist. Despite being subjected to permanent and systematic attack by the reaction who, besides the wicked confinement and incommunicado detention, have repetitively pushed for life-threatening at the same time, President Gonzalo, has had to confront all the infamous offensive cowardly and servile most blatant revisionism clumsily attempt to deny his life, his goals and his iron determination to stay on the privileges of the great proclamation of ILA and its historic speech September 22, 1992.

Upon completion of the anniversary of his birth, the proletariat and oppressed peoples of the world, express the most affectionate, warm and effusive greeting to our dear comrade, President Gonzalo, leader of the New Democratic Revolution in Peru and type bearer of Marxism-Leninism -Maoísm worldwide.

The augur long life and speedy release.

While we note the old state, reaction and revisionism of Peru, who are attentive by safeguard the life of Father Gonzalo, that any aggression committed against them receive the strongest response of the international proletariat.

Also declare that those who belong to the ranks of revisionism (LOD) and take pains to show it as a capitulator of People's War, of those calling themselves communists doubt his integrity as a distinguished representative of Marxism-Leninism Maoism, while they can continue to have dreams dog, still from Shining Trench of Combat in which he is imprisoned, his shout about continuing and developing the People's War for New Democracy to communism is a work in progress, and that not only applies to the communists of Peru, it is an assumed and raised by international proletariat tremolantes hold Marxism-Leninism-Maoism and recognize the President Gonzalo guideline its indisputable leadership reaffirmed the important contributions to the scientific theory the proletariat and the development of the People's War in Peru, India, the Philippines and Turkey.

LONG LIVE CHAIRMAN GONZALO!
A DEFENDER TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE IDEOLOGY THE LIFE OF CHAIRMAN GONZALO!
VIVA Marxism-Leninism-Maoism!
LONG LIVE THE PEOPLE'S WAR IN PERU!
LONG LIVE THE PEOPLE'S WAR IN INDIA, PHILIPPINES AND TURKEY!


Partido Comunista Del Ecuador- Sol Roja
Pix from www.laht.com.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Simon & Garfunkel: Silent night-7 o'clock news-

This song and recordings were done to dramatize the effects of the Vietnam
War and all the other violence on US society. It was released about 1966. -សតិវ អតុ

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Long Live 10 years of the heroic Indian Communist Party (Maoist)!

¡Proletarians of all countries, unite!

On September 21st, 2004, an important event occurred, which contributed to the advancement of the revolutionary forces in India and around the world—that is, the founding of the Communist Party of India (Maoist). This event is a source of inspiration for the world revolutionaries because it shows that it is possible to attain solid and principled unity at the political level through two-line struggle based on Marxism-Leninism-Maoism and the strategy of protracted people’s war.

India is the world’s second most populated country. It is a semi-colonial and semi-feudal country. Maoist presence in India is significant. In fact, areas of Indian Territory are controlled by Maoist revolutionary forces. The CPI (Maoist) is the genuine party of the proletariat and oppressed and exploited masses of India. The reactionaries who hold political power in India see in the protracted people’s war the main threat to their security.

Maoists around the world hail the Communist Party of India (Maoist), the People’s Liberation Guerrilla Army and the Indian popular masses who are waging a heroic struggle against imperialism and the local reactionaries and to build new power and a new society.

The reactionary regime wages a terrible and brutal repression against the Maoists and the masses that find identify and fight with them. The regime is targeting the Party’s leadership and its organizational infrastructure by killing or arresting cadres and key activists. At the same time, it targets the popular masses and the democratic movement that condemns and denounces the repression of the Maoists in order to isolate the Party and prevent it from progressing and developing.

Due to the omnipotence of the strategy of protracted people’s war and the application of a correct political line, the revolution is making progress in India. Maoists are not panicking because of adversity and repression.

The revolution in India is a hope for the oppressed and exploited masses of the world. Indian revolutionary masses, their revolutionary army, their mass organizations and their Party deserve our support. They are our troops, and we must move everything to support them. Proletarian internationalism commands us to mobilize popular and democratic forces in every country, especially to fight Operation Green Hunt – the Indian government´s repressive campaign.

The Indian government hates and fears the popular masses and more specifically, the workers and peasants and the oppressed nationalities, adivasis, dalits and women. The Marxism-Leninism-Maoism is what best sums up their revolutionary experience and aspirations. The Indian government does not want the masses to set up their own political power; its only objective is to serve the imperialists, the burocratic capitalism and feudal landlords. Indian Maoists are asking us to expose in front of the masses of all countries the reactionary character of the Indian regime and to call them to act in solidarity with the masses who aspire to build a new future.

It is our duty to support all international campaigns that support the people`s war in India and oppose repression by the reactionary Indian state.

We also need to take the example of the people’s war in India because of their effort to apply the genuine Maoism according to the concrete conditions of each country`s revolution. Fight against imperialism where one is, is another way to support the revolution and the Indian masses that are fighting semi-colonialism, semi-feudalism and imperialism.

Long live the Communist Party of India (Maoist)!
Long live the people’s war in India!
Condemn genocidal repression in India!
Let’s emulate the Communist Party of India (Maoist)!

Peru Peoples Movement (Committee for Reorganizing) – PPM (CR)
Red Fraction of Communist Party of Chile – RF CPC
Communist Party of Brazil Red Fraction – CPB (RF)
Communist Party of Ecuador Red Sun – CPE (RS)
Maoist Organization for the Communist Party of Colombia Reconstitution- MOCPCR
People´s Revolutionary Front of Bolívia – MLM (PRF-MLM)
Revolutionary Communist Party – PCR-RCP Canada
Communist Party Maoist – CPM  Italy

This is War! —on Christmas—if we have the time



This is it. The War on Christmas! And if you haven't heard much about this war then you will understand when Bill O'Reilly assures his listeners that:

"It isn't a mythical war on Christmas. It's real, and we just won."

So what did he win? His followers have pressured retail stores to say "Merry Christmas" rather than "Happy Holidays." Most retail outlets wanted a more inclusive greeting since a lot of non-Christians buy things in their store for some type of December holiday. They were looking at the money in this and not the religion.
Across the country non-Christians have tried to stop the government from setting up nativity displays and other Christian symbols. O'Reilly and his ilk have fought back the non-Christians to make sure that taxpayers money is being spent on a religious style holiday "CHRISTMAS" and made it clear to US citizens everywhere that this is a Christian nation and lots of Christians want to rub it in our faces if we are not Christians. They also want to use OUR (non-Christians as me) taxes to set up Christian oriented displays.
Last year I posted this article; I’m celebrating the holidays without Jesus or God—So fuck anyone who doesn’t like that!, where I went over my feelings about this war and how I am a Epicurean rather than a Christian. I celebrate Winter Solstice rather than Christmas, but I get to set up a tree, put up colorful lights, and put out a plastic Santa on my front yard.
How do I get back at O'Reilly and his vengeful followers? After writing about political murders, wars and torture, this issue is way down on my list. So rather than write up more articles like this one, I just post Winter Solstice Carols. Here is one of my favorites:

Ring Out Solstice Bells - Jethro Tull


-សតិវ អតុ

Friday, December 12, 2014

DPR (North) Korea is a focus on Human Rights Day—US hypocrisy shines through!

From Yahoo News:
Defectors shine light on horrors of N. Korea life

".....As a boy, Joseph Kim could only watch helplessly, he says, as he saw his father "wither and die" in the isolated country's devastating famine in the 1990s, which led to the tragic disintegration of his once "loving" family.
The two young defectors gave a rare and heartbreaking insight into what they described as lives of deprivation, hunger and abuse in North Korea during an event at the State Department to mark Human Rights Day."
For the rest click here.

So we see the US State Department mark Human Rights Day by taking aim at its favorite wiping boy Democratic People's Republic of (North) Korea. I don't claim that the DPRK has an absolutely perfect record on human rights, or that it is significantly better on human rights than the US. But after all the police shootings of unarmed black people and the findings of CIA torture of prisoners, this campaign is ridiculous.
It seems strange to me that no one in the State Department seems to realize how ridiculous the country looks to the critical eye of citizens such as myself. I also can't help wondering how many non-US citizens from the rest of the world see this and wonder how this nation and its government can be so obtuse.
But they can. Maybe it is simply a matter of not facing reality. The US's real main objection to DPRK is that the country has outlasted the cold war without being subjugated to the US empire. There is a big chunk of real estate the US simply can't get its hands on. The DPRK government is able to reject the usual bullying from a bellowing empire.
A country such as mine, (US) that pays so little attention to its on citizens' rights, and those of its imperialist subjects, can only shed crocodile tears over these human rights abuses. -សតិវ អតុ

Naturally the DPRK has its own take on the US and it phony Human Rights Day events:

News From KOREAN CENTRAL NEWS AGENCY of DPRK(Democratic People's Republic of Korea)

Rodong Sinmun Ridicules U.S. Talk about "Human Rights


Pyongyang, December 11 (KCNA) -- Unabated human rights abuses in the U.S. are a vivid manifestation of racism deeply rooted in its society.

From Rodong Sinmun, commentary.
America was built on the heap of the remains of Indians and grew rich with the sweat and blood of African black people, the commentary notes, and goes on:
Since the emergence of the state, racial discrimination has been an abscess of the U.S. society.
Racist laws in force in the U.S. at present whip up extreme social atmosphere of discriminating against the colored races.
Deplorable is the fact that policemen of the country top the list of all human rights abuses and racial discrimination though they are obliged to protect the rights of the residents and put its society in good order.
It is stark reality of the U.S. that even soldiers are involved in suppressing the people who turned out in demonstration against racism.
The great irony is that the U.S., worst human rights abuser, is trumpeting about "human rights protection" and "improved human rights."
The world public advises the U.S. to mind its own business, aware of its awkward position.
It had better get more serious about its reactionary, unpopular and corrupt social system than taking "pain" to settle the "human rights issue" of someone.


There is still time to buy I Am Pol Pot (ប៉ុល ពត) for a holiday gift

 Am Pol Pot (ប៉ុល ពត) is a great gift for those who like recent history. This book allows the reader to go into the mind of Pol Pot and see events as he may have seen them.

Few dictators have the terrible reputation as Pol Pot the leader of Democratic Kampuchea (present day Cambodia). But “I Am Pol Pot” by Steve Otto is a serious attempt to look inside the circle of the rulers of Democratic Kampuchea. The entire world realizes that his government was a failure. But this book gives the reader a chance to see what the Communist Party of Kampuchea thought they were doing and how they believed they could create the most advanced communist society in the modern world back in the 1970s.


Eight of nine people, who bought this book from Barns & Noble, gave it five stars, while the other one gave it four stars. This book is among the best for understanding the Pol Pot years.

Barns& Noble offer this book in e-book form, while Amazon offers it in paperback.

For anyone interested in the history of Cambodia, this book is a must.


News from India — Orissa State Committee

Google translation;

From Communist Party of India (Maoist);
 Orissa State Committee:

 We support the workers' demonstrations December 5, 2014
 Narendra Modi's imperialism, were in favor of the big capitalists 'labor reforms' Let's build Virud fighter struggles. Beware of Trade Yunianon ruler Wargiy & Brokers.

 Learn to live then die - learn to fight at every step.

 December 5, 2014 at the country's various trade Yunianon, Yunianon workers against anti-labor policies of the Narendra Modi, labor laws on national demonstrations against changes in favor of capitalists decided. Our CPI (Maoist), the Orissa state committee is fully stacked with the country's workers. He supports all legitimate demands. All of Orissa farmers, workers, businessmen, students, intellectuals appeal to stop their work and workers' demonstrations, rallies, processions to the partnership.

 Amendment Bill 2014 (Aprentitis) on October 10 in the House has passed. In July Fektri Act, the Labour Act also has an O. Then the women of the night shifts (shifts) will be applied to work. Over time, the hours will be doubled. No company will take the workers to work 12 hours. Prshikshu workers rather than permanent workers in companies much longer will keep on working.

 Modi government for foreign mercenaries "good day" to fulfill its promise of bringing the biggest obstacle in their way, the rights of workers in the country, little defense to put aside the beginning of the labor laws is given.

 Nearly 25 years ago, when the policies of liberalization-privatization began to implement large-scale organizations and their mercenary pamphleteers journalist since capitalists and economists have trouble making the labor laws "flexible" should be made
 Enforcement of labor laws and the poor has been made by one is so weak that they can not do anything to violate the law open. But so do not even convince capitalists. They want workers to be left completely on their Rhmo-Karam. When you hire a matter of arbitrary terms, whenever out, such as whether it wring workers, or workers in their opposition to any action or to monitor any government department.

 Now all the big robbers in the country (Adani, Ambani, Tata, Birla, Jindal, Mittal, Essar etc.) together so that's why he made the Modi government protests being crushed every effort to clean all the way to the naked booty. The "worker No. 1" is telling Modi immediately legwork.

 Even more difficult for workers to unionize has been. According to the law in any factory or company were 7 working together can make your union. Then it was increased to 15 percent. Ie a group of workers in a factory 15 percent of the total labor union registered with them so he could take. Now it has been 30 per cent. Means clear that the factory owner had reared its factory unions are two or three brokers will be very difficult to create a new union and factory, the bigger, the more it will be difficult to unionize.

 Under the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947 to provide for a more dangerous now, companies with 300 or fewer workers amended to remove the exemption has been granted permission by the government, the number was 100. So now a capitalist workers their work at a factory 300, close to the government does not need to ask.

 Factory involving a dispute before the labor court to move was not a deadline, for now, it has been a three-year limit. And the extent of shamelessness that these "jobs" to create and enhance the safety of workers and in the name of improving the work being.

 The government says that it will lead to more investment and more jobs. In fact, the story of increasing employment, but the capitalists to plunder the workers is more relaxing. This is just the beginning, more and more ineffective labor laws are set to continue dreaming.

 We Marxism-Leninism that all workers are Awhan-Maoist on the way to accelerate your movement. So far, with the ruling Wargiy & Brokers Trade Yunianon labor movements have only betrayed. Only a day labor strike or demonstrations can not find their real rights, workers' labor can not be removed loot. Country imperialism, to overthrow the big capitalists and Samntwadion your true liberation is possible. Maoists call you to give that up and challenge the system. The last factory Fektrian, companies have made your blood, sweat, and only you have the right to these.

 Under the leadership of our party in the country, tribal-farmers for their water-forest-land, imperialism, to overthrow Santwad & Brokers bureaucrat Punjiption Lokyudhd for construction of the new democratic India is on the move. The fight is your fight. The third phase of the operation Greenhunt trigger Modi illegitimate war on the people of his own country has intensified. Modi is against the Greenhunt everyone will speak against him, which will prevent the plunder of capital, because it is a war on you too. We appeal to the working class largely united to oppose it.

 Narendra Modi is all dramatic act Bhashngiri imperialist corporate interest. More aggressive imperialist globalization policies implemented by governments is first. I appeal to the people not the problem here in Mohazal. Recognize the reality of his anti-people policies to retort.

 With revolutionary greetings
 Spokesman
 Sarat Chandra Majhi
 Orissa State Committee
 CPI (Maoist)

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Human Rights are missing from countries of the world today—only activists- revolutionaries give us a "beacon of hope"

This International Human Rights Day we have one of the most ironic world situations imaginable. This country constantly pushes for prosecuting such countries and their leaders as Kim Jong Un, () D.P.R. (N.) Korea or Bashar Assad (بشار حافظ الأسد‎ ), Syria, for alleged political murders, torture and human rights violations in general. The US has supported the International Court of Justice, in The HagueNetherlands  to arrest these and other third world leaders for alleged violations of human rights. And nothing—I mean NOTHING—will ever be done about all the CIA crimes committed after 9/11, the police killings of black citizens or the drone murders.
In Peru the government made a political party illegal and THIS country cheered on the arrest of 30 people for working in a non-terrorist, non-combatant or paramilitary political party, MOVADEF.
The UN is now calling for this country to prosecute those in the CIA who took part in the tortures, after 9/11 along with Past President George W. Bush. But no country can make that happen and it is a sure bet that this country will white wash the CIA and Bush's crimes just as it is white washing all the police shootings.
This would all be laughable if it were not so sad. This country claims to be the "beacon of hope and freedom for the world." But the US is a miserable example of hope or freedom for the world.
There really are very few countries in the world today who are actually respecting human rights the way the international institutions as the UN suggests.
Some day in the future there may be a REAL "Beacon of hope and freedom" for the world. Today political activists the world over can only fight for such visions in their own countries. Today such a "beacon" simply doesn't exist.

-សតិវ អតុ


From World Can't Wait:

In 2014, on International Human Rights Day, where do we start?

With the CIA torture report summary?  Even stripped of much of its content, it horrifies.

With the knowledge that between July 17 and August 17, this year alone, 59 people were killed by American police?

With the anniversary, December 12, of the US drone bombing of a wedding party in Yemen that killed entire families?

Start all of those places. Holler til it hurts. Learn as much as you can.


The 12 pains of Christmas



Where is my NEW CAR?!!! SANTA DIDN'T GET ME A NEW CAR!!!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

It was another successful night of performance Art - Xmas time



It was a fine night at Kirby's open mike night. I did performance art once again. I read some of my poems with Duke Ellington in the back ground and props of little soldiers, a fake Christmas tree and a replica of a pyre.

My first poem was a Christmas ditty:

It's a crap, happy Christmas

Buy Crap
Buy more crap than you need
Buy more crap than you can ever use
Buy crap for your brother
Buy crap for your mom
Buy crap for your, dad, your sister, your son and your wife
You just can't buy enough crap
Crap makes you happy
And if it don't
Crap makes you happy if you add religion to your life
Crap and religion will make you happy
Christmas is religion
Capitalism is crap
Buy crap
Go to church
And then buy more crap
Crap will make you happy along with religion
Buy more crap

Then I poured into the war and death business with:

Put another body on the Pyre

The lyrics are my own and the music is from Put Another Log on the Fire, sung by the Outlaws and Tompall Glaser

Put another body on the Pyre:

Put another body on the pyre.
Serve us all some coffee and some cake
And go out to the car and burn the tyres.
To my coffin my socks and old blue jeans.
Come on, baby, toss me my wet pipe,
And then go find my slippers.
While you’re at it another pair of feet.

Then slam another body on the pyre, babe,
Together we’ll sizzle and face eternity.
Now didn't I let you ride the car-bomb Sunday?
Don't I warn you when you're gettin kinda flat?
Ain't I a-gonna take you on a tour of duty someday?
Well, a man can't love a woman more than that.

Ain't I always nice when you’re blistered?
Don't I let you handle dynamite?
So, sit here at my feet 'cos they got blown off in the street,
And you know it’s OK for chicks to fight.
So, slam another body on the pyre,
Serve us all some coffee and some cake
Go out to the car and rig a bomb to blow off the tyres.
Wash the shrapnel from my socks and old blue jeans.

Come on, baby, toss me my wet pipe,
And then go fetch my slippers.
While you’re at it another pair of feet.

Then slam another body on the pyre, babe,
Together we’ll sizzle and face eternity.



Also read were:

I Feel Like I’m fixin’ To Die Rag

and

The Ass Hole Patriot Shuffo


-សតិវ អតុ