Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Libyan War: NATO Uses And Abuses The United Nations

From Voice of Russia;August 29, 2011
Russia concerned over Libya
Konstantin Garibov
-From the very start, coalition countries made it no secret that they were aiming at Libyan oil reserves and at establishing spheres of influence in the region, bypassing the UN. Libya is seen as a valuable trophy, and it’s up to those who dropped bombs on it to distribute the trophies. For this reason, the UN is not something to reckon with…
-”NATO’s statements of the past two years suggest an attempt to replace the UN. By crushing Gaddafi, even though a complete victory is nowhere in sight, NATO is trying to reap the fruits of victory bypassing other countries and the UN Security Council…”

The recent developments in Libya have triggered a lot of speculation across the political spectrum in Russia with political and media circles alike offering wide-ranging opinions on Libya in recent weeks.
NATO air strikes, the civil war in Libya and the collapse of the country’s state system are seen as the demise of Libya as a state. According to recent surveys, up to 80 percent of Russians condemn air strikes against Libya. Sociologist Boris Kagarlitsky comments:
“Russian attitudes towards NATO are mostly negative,” the expert says, “which is fully in line with the global trend. While revolution and mass protests received widespread support in Arab countries, NATO’s intervention caused an outcry from the public.”

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Sunday, August 28, 2011

Tar Sand dirty oil-Coming through Kansas and other states near you

Welcome to Tar Sand Nation

by Steven D

"I guess Bill McKibben's protests and arrests against US approval of a pipeline to allow dirty Canadian tar sand oil to flow to the United States appears to be all for naught, according to the NY Times: "

Wichita developers want land owners to put up with a landfill –part 2

Sedgwick County Commission ignores public concerns


From Wichita Peace and Freedom Party Examiner;


As expected, the Sedgwick County Commission voted against citizens who wanted to stop a landfill that will be located right next to their land. All of the nearby residents had voiced their opposition to this proposal about a week ago
According to The Wichita Eagle, Commissioners voted 4-1 to approve the request. Commissioner Tim Norton voted against it.
This is not really surprising at all. It follows a pattern of a large corporation coming in with a plan and a lot of cash to back it up. The people affected by this business once it is expected to be put in are affectively ignored. The public meetings are really a formality they must follow. By the time any one speaks, they have already made up their mind.
Bob Kaplan, a Wichita lawyer representing the Company wanting to put in the landfill told commissioners not to confuse their role. He said they were only voting on a rezoning and a conditional use permit. That is the same double talk they that is always used to justify ignoring neighbour’s concerns. They look at it only as a technical issue and do not take into consideration how it affects people. Claiming this is just a rezoning is like a bandit asking for a loaded gun and then saying “this doesn’t mean I will shoot it.”
The near by residents plan to keep opposing landfill. They plan to attend all meetings connected to this plan to express their opposition.


Elvis Costello - The Other Side of Summer

Friday, August 26, 2011

Wichita developers want land owners to put up with a landfill

From


WICHITA PEACE AND FREEDOM PARTY EXAMINER;



John Schlegel and his staff found they had received 100 percent opposition to a rezoning request a construction and demolition landfill, according to The Wichita Eagle. The proposed area is at 55th Street South and Ridge Road.

Most of the landowners near by are farmers. There are a few businesses in the area. It’s not hard to see why landowners would oppose this. Besides the ugliness of piles of trash near by, there are also concerns about drainage, pollution, reduced groundwater contamination and property values. One of the main concerns is groundwater contamination. Board members of the Greenwood Cemetery District have opposed the zoning request. They are afraid the noise from the plant will interfere with those who visit the cemetery.

Because of the opposition, four out of five commissioners must vote in support of the landfill for it to be approved.

The Wichita Area Metropolitan Planning Commission recently approved the plan, and planning staff has recommended approval. In the past the city has rarely cared what citizens want when the Planning Commission gives an approval. Such an approval was granted by the county a few years ago for a sand digging operation north of Maize, even though local property owners came out in droves to oppose it. Those property owners were ignored and the planners have gone ahead. Rarely has the Planning Commission ever been turned down. They are backed by local developers so the city and county listen to them. The city often does what it wants and ignores common people’s feelings or opinions on many of its plans.

Since this is the first time they have 100 percent opposition, they may actually have to listen to the people for a change and not just rubber stamp what developers want.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Unrest moves to Chile


The Google Translation;

The student movement has gained significant issues such as the low interest credit-guaranteed, almost 6% to 2%, and reducing student debt arrears. The mobilizations have pressured enough that the government has to go caving in this kind of demand that are relevant to the vast majority of students and graduates of our country ..............( Read more)

The original;

El movimiento estudiantil ha conquistado cuestiones significativas como es la baja de los intereses del crédito con aval del Estado, de casi un 6% a un 2%, y la reducción de la deuda de los estudiantes morosos. Las movilizaciones han presionado lo suficiente para que el gobierno tenga que ir cediendo en ese tipo de exigencias que son relevantes para la gran mayoría de los estudiantes y egresados de nuestro país..............(Leer más)



BBC;

Clashes in Chile as workers stage 48-hour strike

Chile is set for the second day of a 48-hour national strike called by the main trade unions who are demanding a raft of reforms.

Wednesday's stoppage began peacefully but violent clashes erupted after some demonstrators erected burning barricades and threw stones.
Officials said 348 people were arrested and dozens injured.
The stoppage comes amid ongoing student protests to press for education reform.
Chile's main trade union federation, the CUT, said civil servants, transport and dock workers, teachers and students had joined the stoppage.
But the government said most workers had ignored the strike call.
The protests began peacefully with people banging of pots and pans in a show of discontent known as "cacerolazo".

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Local Kansas Unions support Verizon’s Unionized Workers

When 45,000 Verizon workers went on strike, working families showed incredible solidarity. Now, these workers—represented by the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and the Electrical Workers (IBEW)—will return to work tonight at midnight. All pickets and demonstrations have been suspended.

Thanks to the support of the entire labor movement and community allies, the real collective bargaining process can begin for Verizon workers. And as bargaining continues, both parties have agreed to extend the existing collective bargaining agreement.

As Verizon workers return to work, they need to know we continue to support them. Sign our solidarity statement, and we’ll deliver your comments to the workers as they resume negotiations.

Work will resume tonight because there is an agreement with Verizon on how bargaining will proceed and how it will be restructured. Major issues remain to be discussed but, overall, the process is more focused—and the issues more narrowed.

CWA and IBEW members appreciate the support they’ve received from all of us. Now that the focus shifts to bargaining fairly and moving forward, let’s make sure Verizon workers still know we have their backs.

Sign our solidarity statement. We’ll deliver your comments to the workers as they resume negotiations.

In Solidarity,

Manny Herrmann
Online Mobilization Coordinator, AFL-CIO

More opinions on the Riots in Britain

Democracy and Class Struggle is pleased to publish the thoughts of Comrade Kissoon on the Uprising in Britain.

The riots in England recently have shocked the country; and quite rightly; for they are a warning of what will come. All the drivel about one happy country united in celebration over the royal wedding has been blasted away.

The slaying of Mark Duggan by the shot of a policeman in Tottenham was the spark, the riots were the fire. The light from the fire revealed the society in a somewhat unusual light; a snapshot of Britain from a strange angle sent around the world. Let me explain:

1) Riots and looting are not supposed to happen in first world countries. Riots are only supposed to take place in third world countries. Riots in the UK and France signal that first world societies are changing toward something more traditional, more akin to the 19th century `Victorian' social model, more akin to societies in the third world. That is: an openly class divided society, with educated wealthy elite, and an uneducated poor majority.

2) For instance, in most third world countries, as in pre-WW2 Britain, higher education is only for the wealthy and the elite; it is not for all. In the New Britain, it seems higher education will again be just for the wealthy and the elite. The post-war European `social democratic model' is collapsing and, it seems, we are reverting to an earlier social model; this is the meaning of `the cuts'; viewed from another angle, it is the loss of certain `first world privileges'.

3) It is getting somewhat unbelievable that we really live in a democracy and that voting for one party or another will make much difference. I will not seek to prove this, but only say that is what people feel. No silly gimmicks such as online voting will make any difference, when all the parties are, at bottom, the same. There is no popular confidence in the `democracy' the UK is exporting around the world at gunpoint.

4) A creeping authoritarianism has overtaken the country; we seem to be subconsciously sliding into a particularly British and peculiarly technological kind of police state (Alan Moore's `V for Vendetta' comic book captures this perfectly). I do not say we are there yet, but to get to a police state from a `normal' liberal democratic state is not a quick affair. It takes a number of steps -let us say seven steps-and we are perhaps on the third step.

5) Consider: In Cardiff, the Anarchist group was infiltrated by an undercover policeman; a sinister government agency called `Prevent' spies on refugee and Muslim communities; every mile of London is under 24/7 CCTV surveillance; armed police wander around London with dogs ready to `stop and search' anyone who may look suspicious, a disproportionate number of whom are young black men. In the university, lecturers and academic staff are supposed to be on the lookout for `extremists'; the Metropolitan police is asking people to report Anarchists to the police. There are even plans for the police to use unmanned `drone' spy planes, as used in Afghanistan, over mainland Britain. And who knows what kinds of cyber spying takes place? Everything is already set up for a police state; just a few more steps...

6) These steps have been justified by the threat of terrorism. The reverse side of unpopular foreign wars is the popular loss of civil liberties. A wise man said: "A nation that oppresses another is itself not free."

7) The society preaches consumerism and the acquisition of material goods as the highest good, and is shocked when some people try to acquire those goods without paying for them. The people are drenched in consumerist propaganda from an extremely early age, young children know advertising jingles before they even know the alphabet or the times table.

8) It is not just poverty and lack of opportunity that cause riots, but there is something about life in advanced capitalist countries that makes people angry and aggressive even if they have money and opportunity. It is not just poverty but poverty in the midst of so much wealth and so nearby.

9) Since Thatcher, the society has been depoliticised and atomised to an alarming degree. People are not taught to think politically; there is no sense of community. This is the difference between the UK and other European societies such as Greece, where everyone seems intensely political. So we should not be surprised that a revolt of the young will have no political ideology. However, without a coherent political ideology, without any clear demands, the rioters are not able to state why they rioted and what they want; politicians can interpret the riots in ways that suit their interests. The interpretation of the riots, what they mean for the country, is therefore also a struggle of conflicting interpretations made by left and right wing commentators and pundits, because the rioters themselves have not been able to articulate coherent demands.

10) The now open class divisions in society should allow the radical left to widen its sphere of influence and become a real force in British politics. But only if it can get its act together.

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

What now for Muammar Qaddafi /مُعَمَّر القَذَّافِي


Imperialism of the US, by the Imperial leader Barack Obama, now has a victory under his belt. NATO, always under US command, had successfully dislodged Colonel Muammar Qaddafi (مُعَمَّر القَذَّافِي), who is now gone, for all practical purposes.
NATO has carried out bombings and killing of civilians for some time to make sure the rebels win, and, possibly unknown to some of them, the main oil fields are now in Western hands. Whether they realize it or not, they have given their resources to Western powers, such at the US. They can ask the folks in Iraq just how much oil they actually have.  
There is no doubt as to whether the rebels have ousted Qaddafi.
According to the Christian Science Monitor;

Rebel fighters streamed into Tripoli as Muammar Qaddafi's forces collapsed and crowds took to the streets to celebrate, tearing down posters of the Libyan leader.
A convoy of rebels entered a western neighbourhood of the city, firing their weapons into the air. Rebels said the whole of the city was under their control except Qaddafi's Bab Al-Aziziya-Jazeera stronghold, according to al-Jazeera Television.
Qaddafi made two audio addresses over state television calling on Libyans to fight off the rebels.
"I am afraid if we don't act, they will burn Tripoli," he said. "There will be no more water, food, electricity or freedom."
Not many Qaddafi supporters are out there cheering him on, but the Workers World Party always championed the Muslim anti-imperialist and they said;


The NATO powers of Europe and the U.S. are declaring victory after having pounded the small country of Libya for five brutal months. They are claiming that the “rebel” forces they command, whose road to Tripoli was paved by NATO air strikes that knocked out much of Libya’s civil and military capability, now control the capital....

But others wonder, what next for the mighty empire? What will they do without villains? As with the fictional novel, “1984” the US has to have a villain to fight wars against or the whole system may collapse. After all, almost $7 billion goes to military spending and what if there are not enemies left?
It just so happens that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is under pressure from rebels to resign. It also happens that the country of Syria has been accused in the past of supporting terrorists. Here is the perfect bad guy for the next use of imperialist fire power of NATO or the US military to give the illusion we are promoting democracy.
And don’t worry about real rebellions as we have seen in Tunisia and Egypt. In Bahrain The government is killing those people so the US won’t lose military basses or oil outlets. Obama is helping the King of Bahrain to kill of any rebels who might endanger the US Empire.
Naturally our government has tried hard to hide the Bahrain protest from the US public. But Face book has this site to tell you more about Bahrain.  -សតិវអតុ

Youtube has censored Bahrain demonstrations!!!!

Monday, August 22, 2011

NATO gives us a blood bath in Libya

So far the Libyan rebels have shown to be quite barbaric. They have fired at the international press. So far many of us don’t know what to expect from these rebels. So far indication are a national blood bath. And it is all paid for and supported by NATO. -សតិវ អតុ

Sunday, August 21, 2011

U.S. Military spending highest in the world

From Wichita Peace and Freedom Party Examiner;

As strange as that sounds, Wichita’s Republican US Representative Mike Pompeo told The Wichita Eagle that shrinking the budget means shrinking it everywhere, including defence. Pompeo said the soldier in him didn’t want the $350 billion cut but it won’t be doomsday and he has to agree to trim the defence budget.
In 2010 the US spent $ 698,105,000,000 on defence. That made up 4.7% of the Gross National Product. The US spends more than any other country in the world for defence. That’s almost four times what China spends and China spends the most on the military, next to the US…..
Much of our spending goes to fight wars we really don’t need in Iraq an Afghanistan. These are wars the US fights mostly for oil and other resources. These wars are an attempt at nation building and have nothing to do with our defence or the “war on terrorism.”
For the US economy, every dollar diverted to military use is money that can’t be a part of the economy. The $350 billion cut is a start.


Thursday, August 18, 2011

From The International League of People’s Struggles

From Party of the Committees to Support Resistance – for Communism (CARC), Association for Proletarian Solidarity (ASP), and Struggling Workers Union (SLL);

To the International League of People’s Struggles

The Association for Proletarian Solidarity (ASP) of Italy, the CARC Party of Italy, the Struggling Workers Union (SLL) of Naples (Italy) congratulates the International League of People’s Struggle for the results of its Fourth International Assembly (4th IA) held in Manila, Philippines from July 7 to 9, 2011.
Here we write again what we wrote in our message to the 4th Assembly on 27 July:
“The Assembly is held in a favorable moment for building a bright future, that is what the Assembly appeals for. All over the world the popular masses and the peoples are moving against exploitation and oppression that are increasing savagely due to the general crisis of capitalism, that is going on since the mid-Seventies and in 2008 got to its terminal stage.
The terminal stage of the general crisis of capitalism highlights the alternative humanity is facing between revolution and war. To drive popular masses’ mobilization to revolution, and to prevent the bourgeoisie to drive the popular masses mobilization to fascism, racism and war is what the communist, revolutionary, anti-imperialist forces can and must do, in each country and all over the world.
ILPS has a role in this. Its Assembly’s appeal promotes the resistance of the popular masses against exploitation, oppression, state terrorism and war, but firstly calls for building a bright future. 
Struggling for and struggling against are both necessary: they are connected and one cannot stay without the other, but struggling for is the main one. The popular masses and the peoples of the world are asking the communist, revolutionary and anti-imperialist forces to tell them what they are struggling for, which concrete way out of the crisis is planned step by step, that is to say how to build revolutions in their countries. 
The questions the popular masses and the peoples put need new answers, for building revolution where it has not been build until today, that is also in the imperialist countries. These new answers are fundamental to pave the way for the bright future we are building. Giving these answers is our duty and the best contribution we are giving to the resistance movement of the popular masses and of the peoples.
This is the way we carry out the task of building a bright future, starting from the resistance of the popular masses growing in our country and all over the world against the general crisis of capitalism, and we join the call by this Assembly.”
So as we joined the call, today we join the final General Declaration of the 4th Assembly Build a bright future! Mobilize the people to resist exploitation and oppression amidst the protracted global depression, state terrorism and wars of aggression! If ILPS agrees, we can translate it in Italian language and release it to our interlocutors.
The Declaration starts rightly considering the main factor determining the objective situation all the anti-imperialist forces, and firstly the communist parties, have to take into account to carry out successfully their tasks, that is the ongoing crisis of capitalism.
We wish the importance the Declaration gives to the matter could be an opportunity to deepen the analysis and the debate until getting common stands about the objective nature of the crisis. We indicate here the most synthetic explanation about the crisis we have at our disposal: The interpretation of the nature of current crisis decides communist parties’ activity, in Four main issues to be debated in the International Communist Movement (http://www.nuovopci.it/eile/en/f-issues.html).
Talking about people’s resistance against the crisis, the Declaration firstly takes into account what is rising in the imperialist countries. It writes:
“In the imperialist countries, there is widespread social unrest because of the high rate of unemployment, the erosion of hard-won social benefits, the curtailment of trade union and other democratic rights, and the harsh austerity measures that punish the working people the most. Workers, youth and students, women, migrants, people of color, and other sectors of society are joining mass protests and general strikes.
On the other hand, the monopoly bourgeoisie has been shrewdly using the mass media, the new and emerging communications technologies, the bourgeois political parties, the churches and the schools in propagating anti-communist ideas and prejudices, and stirring up chauvinism, anti-migrant sentiment, racism, homophobia, religious bigotry, war hysteria and fascism to divide and deceive the people, advance counterrevolution, cover up the real roots of the crisis in the world capitalist system, and undermine the peoples’ revolutionary struggles.
However, the crisis conditions persist and provide the opportunities for the people to develop and strengthen the mass movement and for building and strengthening parties able to lead the mass struggle for the revolutionary transformation of society.”
The horrible slaughters in Oslo and Utoya islands, the riots in London and in other cities, the threats to attack popular masses rights in Italy and in other countries so as it is being already done in Greece, they are all phenomena confirming the turmoil growing in the imperialist countries that the Declaration indicates. The Declaration rightly gives importance to the growing resistance of the popular masses, and even more rightly says that there is the opportunity “for building and strengthening parties able to lead the mass struggle for the revolutionary transformation of society.”
It is a very important step on that an international platform as ILPS is confirms that the revolution in the imperialist countries is an opportunity of the day. We say that the socialist revolution is a need of the day. It has to be carried out by the communist parties of the imperialist countries but it is a task of the whole International Communist Movement. That is why we share the call the (new) Italian Communist Party strongly addresses “to the communist parties of the oppressed countries, particularly to the most influential ones at the international level, to “bring the war in imperialist enemy’s home”, helping the communist parties of the imperialist countries to promote the new birth of the communist movement more strongly and speedily.” (see http://www.nuovopci.it/eile/en/pariscom.html).
We wish the importance the Declaration gives to this matter could be an opportunity to deepen the analysis and the debate until getting common stands about the primary role of the revolution in the imperialist countries in widening and strengthening the new wave of proletarian revolution.
The popular masses’ resistance is growing all over the world. The new International Communist Movement is born. We wish the ILPS could play the best role and could give the best contribution to this glorious and bright future humanity is building.

In solidarity,

Massimo Amore (ASP)
Paolo Babini (P-CARC)
Francesco Quirino (SLL)

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

COMMUNIST PARTY OF INDIA (MAOIST)-The offer for peace talks by the President of India is nothing but a ploy

The offer for peace talks by the President of India is nothing but a ploy to divert the people from the reality of OGH Phase -2!

On June 24, the President Pratibha Patil who came on a visit to Chhattisgarh capital Raipur proposed that Maoists should shun violence and come forward for talks and that they should join the mainstream and work for the development of Adivasis. This proposal came exactly at a time when thousand Indian Army soldiers had entered Bastar to participate in the Operation Green Hunt (OGH) against the poorest people of India. In the backdrop of the signing of MoUs worth billions of rupees worth to loot the natural resources of our mineral-rich country after many rounds of talks, the President is talking about `peace talks'. She is proposing these `talks' when already 750 sq kms of forest land where dozens of villages and thousands of Mariya Adivasi community reside have been handed over to the Army without any `talks' whatsoever.
Pratibha Patil, incidentally the first woman President of India, is advising us to shun violence even before the wounds of women of Tadimetla, Morpalli, Pulanpadu and Timmapur villages at the southern tip of Chhattisgarh have healed after the brutal atrocities and violence of the government forces perpetrated on them. She is advising us to abjure violence when state violence is a daily occurrence in Dandakaranya, Bihar-Jharkhand, Odisha, Maharashtra and many other areas, particularly the Maoist movement areas or Adivasi areas. In fact, state violence expresses itself in many forms. It is carried on in various methods at various times. For example, today it hiked the price of kerosene by two rupees, diesel by three rupees and cooking gas by 50 rupees. This is one form of violence which makes the lives of people even more unbearable. But the President doesn't have any issue with such kinds of `violence'.
The first citizen of India is even asking us to `join the mainstream'. The `heroes' of the `mainstream' which she is referring to, i.e., the scamster and gangster corrupt ministers, political leaders, corporate sharks, and their comprador lackeys are facing the hatred of the people from Dilli to gully. The workers, peasants, Adivasis, Dalits, minorities and women face nothing but injustice, atrocities and insults in this so-called `mainstream' of hers.
Our party's spokesperson and Politburo member Comrade Azad was killed in a fake encounter after he declared our stand to this kind of a proposal for talks by this very government and Pratibha Patil is inviting us for talks in this backdrop. Incidentally this invitation is being extended exactly one week before his first death anniversary. Exactly one year back Chidambaram and his killer intelligence-police dogs must have been giving final touches to the conspiracy to kill him. The state headed by this President responded by killing him when he clearly placed before the people of this country and the world our party's stand about talks. Later too many veteran Maoist leaders were arrested and put in jails and this is a continuous process. Even Maoist leaders as old as 60 or 70 years are also put in jails and tortured apart from not providing them minimum medical treatment. False cases are foisted on them in dozens of states and the state is conspiring to keep them in jails lifelong.

Our earnest appeal to the people of our country !
Demand the President that the `War on People' by the Indian State – OGH be stopped immediately, that Army training in Bastar be stopped and that Army and paramilitary forces be withdrawn from all the Maoist movement areas before the government proposes for any `Peace Talks'. If the government is ready to implement this, then the counter-violence of people done in self-defence would stop from the very next day!
Demand the President that all MoUs signed between the governments and the MNCs be scrapped before the government talks about `development', that all projects which grab the lands of the people be immediately stopped and that the government should accept that people have the right to decide what kind of a development they want before the government talks of `development'!
Demand the President that all the scamsters and corrupt politicians should be arrested and punished, that all the black money stashed away in foreign banks must be brought back to the country and that all ministers and political leaders be stripped of their posts and publicly punished before the government invites the Maoists to join the `mainstream'!

(Abhay)
Spokesperson,
Central Committee,
CPI (Maoist)

Monday, August 15, 2011

New-Maoist Communist Party, Manipur

Posted by admin on August 14th, 2011
(It is a matter of pleasure  for us that the oppressed people of Manipur  have raised the flag of Marxism-Leninism and Maoism. We express our strong solidarity with them, who are fighting against the Indian reactionaries for their national sovereignty and liberation. Now they have their own party–Maoist Communist Party Manipur.  Recently  they have concluded the first political conference of the  party.
 We have the document of Maoist Communist Party, Manipur.  This document has focused on many issues regarding to the national as well as international communist movement. There are some questions to be discussed, but we appreciate the main spirit of this document. Thanks to MAOIST_REVOLUTION@yahoogroups.com  making this Historical Document available. Here is an extract from the document:

Maoist Communist Party, Manipur
Program
The first political conference of the Kangleipak Communist Party (Maoist) has concluded with a historical success. The Conference unanimously adopted the party program.
That, the 1st political conference resolved to change the name of the Party as Maoist Communist Party of Manipur. Maoist Communist Party, Manipur bases itself on Marxism-Leninism-Maoism, principally Maoism with the creative application of this universal truth to the concrete conditions of the Manipur revolution under the collective leadership of the Party.
Maoist Communist Party-Manipur will be the vanguard of the proletariat in Manipur, which is part of the world proletariat, sworn the basic principles:
•  The masses are the makers of history, and "It is right to rebel;"
•   Contradiction, the sole and fundamental law of the incessant transformation of eternal matter;
•   Class struggle, the dictatorship of the proletariat, and proletarian internationalism;
•   The necessity of a Marxist-Leninist-Maoist Communist Party which applies with firmness its independence, independent decision, and self reliance;
•   Smash Colonialism, imperialism, revisionism and reaction implacably and relentlessly;
•   Conquer and defend power through the People's War;
•   Militarization of the Party and the concentric construction of the three instruments of the revolution;
•   Two-line struggle as the motive force of the Party's development;
•   Constant ideological transformation and always putting politics in command;
•   Serve the people and the world proletarian revolution;
The Maoist Communist Party, Manipur is the consolidated political vanguard of the Manipur proletariat. Marxism-Leninism-Maoism is the ideological basis guiding its thinking in all the spheres of its activities. Immediate aim or program of the Party is to carry on and complete the new democratic revolution in Manipur as a part of the world proletarian revolution by overthrowing the colonial, semi-feudal system and the three targets of the revolution—Colonialism, imperialism and Comprador-Bureaucratic-Bourgeoisie (CBB). The ultimate aim of the party is the establishment of communist society. This New Democratic Revolution will be carried out and completed through armed agrarian revolutionary war i.e. the Protracted People's War with area wise seizure of power remaining as its central task.
The Protracted People's War will be carried out by encircling the cities from the countryside and thereby finally capturing them. Hence the countryside as well as the Protracted People's War will remain as the center of gravity of the party's work from the very beginning. During the whole process of this revolution the party, army and the united front will play the role of three magic weapons. The party will play the primary role; where as the army and the united front will be two important weapons in the hands of the party. Because the armed struggle will remain the highest and main form of struggle and army as the highest form of organization of this revolution, hence armed struggle will play a decisive role. Whereas the united front will be built in the course of advancing armed struggle and for armed struggle. Mass organizations and mass struggles are necessary and indispensable but their purpose is to serve the war. The immediate and most urgent task of the party is to establish full-fledged people's Army (PA) and base areas by developing and transforming the guerilla zones and guerrilla bases.
Just after completing the NDR the party will advance towards establishing socialism without any delay or interception. Because the NDR will already lay the basis for socialism and hence there will be no pause. Thereafter, the party will continue to advance towards realizing communism by continuing the revolution under the dictatorship of the proletariat.
Socialist society covers a considerable long historical period. Throughout this historical period, there will be classes, class contradictions and class struggle. The struggle between socialist road and capitalist road will also continue to exist. Only depending on and carrying forward the theory of continuing the revolution under the dictatorship of the proletariat can correctly resolve all these contradictions. In this context the GPCR initiated and led by Mao Tse-tung was a great political revolution carried out under the conditions of socialism by the proletariat against the bourgeoisie and all other exploiting classes to consolidate the dictatorship of the proletariat and there by fighting against the danger of capitalist restoration.
Party will also continue to hold high the proletarian internationalism and will continue to firmly contribute more forcefully in uniting the genuine M-L-M forces at the international level. While uniting the M-L-M forces, it will also establish unity with oppressed people and nations of the whole world and continue its fight together with them in advancing towards completing the world proletarian revolution against imperialism and all reaction, thereby paving the way towards realizing communism on a world scale.
To this end we proclaim the following objectives:
1.   Destruction of the colonial Manipur State which rule by the Indian colonialist.
2.   Demolitions of the present State apparatus, the dictatorship of the exploiters led by the Manipur Comprador bureaucrat bourgeoisie that make sustain and develop the Indian colonialism in Manipur.
3.   Sweep away colonial oppression, general confiscation of its monopolies, banks and all forms of its property.
4.   Destroy bureaucratic capitalism, both private and state; confiscate all of its economic properties, possessions and rights, along with those of imperialism, for the benefit of the new state.
5.   Liquidation of semi-feudal property and all of its subsistent modes, confiscating it to give the lands to the peasantry, primarily the poor peasantry, applying the principle of "Land to those who work it."
6.   Fight to establish the People's Republic of Manipur as a united front of classes based on the alliance of the working class and peasantry led its Communist Party; this is the formation of the New Democracy which will carry forward a new economy, a new politics, and a new culture.
7. Develop the people's war which, through a revolutionary army of a new type under the absolute leadership of the Party, destroys part by part the old power, principally its armed and repressive forces, and serves to construct the new power for the proletariat and people.
 8. Foster the development of the Manipur proletariat as part of the world proletarian class, the formation and strengthening of communist parties and their unification in a revived international communist movement guided by Marxism-Leninism-Maoism; all of this so that the proletariat can fulfill its great and historic mission as the final class.
 9. Defend the liberties, rights, benefits and conquests that the working class and masses have achieved at the cost of their own blood, recognizing these and guaranteeing that they are really in force through a "Declaration of the Rights of the People." Respect particularly the right to religious conscience, but in its exact dimensions, to believe as well as not to believe.
10.   Real equality for women; a better future for the youth; protection for mothers and children; respect and support for the aged.
11.   A new culture as a fighting weapon to concretize the new nationality that serves the popular masses and is guided by the scientific ideology of the proletariat. Give special importance to education.
12.  Support the struggles of the international proletariat, of the oppressed nations and peoples of the world; fighting against the superpowers, the United States and imperialism in general, international reaction and revisionism of every form; understanding the Manipuri revolution as part of the world proletarian revolution.
13.  Struggle tenaciously and heroically for the full and complete victory of the democratic revolution throughout the country, and, this stage completed, immediately and without any transition period, go over to the socialist revolution in order to, together with the international proletariat, the oppressed nations and the peoples of the world, through cultural revolutions, continue humanity's march to its final goal, communism.

Philippines-NPA launches offensives in Samar


NPA Eastern Visayas (Efren Martires Command)
August 12, 2011
The Efren Martires Command of the New People's Army-Eastern Visayas said today that guerrilla offensives in Western Samar are stepping up since June against the 8th Infantry Division's Oplan Bayanihan implementation. "The successful NPA offensives counter the 8th ID's search-and-destroy operations in the countryside under Oplan Bayanihan, which division commander Gen. Mario Chan disguise as "peace and development" operations," said Ka Karlos Manuel, EMC spokesperson. "Oplan Bayanihan in Samar has strikingly meant intensified military presence riding on road projects funded mainly by the US. In fact, these infrastructure projects are indirect attacks on the people by being principally meant for facilitating the military's search-and-destroy operations against the NPA that often give rise to human rights violations. Moreover, such projects will not solve landlessness and poverty in the absence of comprehensive socio-economic reforms under the Aquino government."
Manuel gave details on the following NPA tactical offensives in Western Samar:
June 6. Brgy. Diit, Matuguinao. Red fighters of the Serafin Pacimos Command harass a unit of the 87th IB, killing three soldiers and wounding one. The NPA had no casualties.
June 26. Brgy. Lawaan, Paranas. An NPA special operations unit punished Bolontoy Sosing, an important intelligence asset of the military. Smarting from their loss, the military today continues search-and-destroy operations in the area in the vain hope of retaliation.
July 13. Brgy. Lagundi, Catbalogan. Red fighters raid the sub-provincial jail and disarm the four jail officers on duty. Confiscated were one 9-mm. pistol, a .38 revolver and a .38 pistol, along with ammunition, two laptop computers, uniforms, bags, and other equipment. The Red fighters did not indiscriminately fire as claimed by the police, but an accidental discharge hit one of the jail officers who had surrendered, for which the NPA apologizes.
July 20. Between Brgy. Concepcion and Brgy. Canligues, Paranas. Red fighters of the Arnulfo Ortiz Command ambush a military convoy heading for San Jose de Buan. One soldier was confirmed killed and many others wounded. There were no casualties on the side of the NPA. Confiscated were one K3 machine gun, two M16 rifles, three .45 pistols, and ammunition: 400 K3 rounds; 1,950 M16 rounds; 526 M14 rounds, and one box of mortar rounds. Also seized were ammunition belts and magazines, military uniforms and bags, documents of high intelligence value, and other equipment. The NPA used command-detonated explosives, not landmines as alleged by Lt. Col. Niceforo Diaz, Jr., chief of the Civil-Military Operations Battalion, in falsely accusing the NPA of violating the Comprehensive Agreement on Respect for Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law. The weapons and ammunition confiscated from the soldiers also show them to be ready for battle, rather than for a "peace and development" mission with their infrastructure projects in San Jose de Buan and nearby towns.
Karlos Manuel
Spokesperson
Regional Operations Command

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Disqualified' People's Liberation Army of Nepal

From http://www.groups.yahoo.com/group/MAOIST_REVOLUTION;

BY Rishi Raj Baral

At the outset, the Revolutionary Intellectual-Cultural Forum-Nepal expresses strong and profound solidarity with the movement being launched by our beloved comrades who were unjustly rendered 'disqualified militants' by the United Nations Mission in Nepal (UNMIN). These comrades are now fighting for their own dignity as well as for the fate of the Nepalese Revolution. The warrior comrades, who fought a decade-long People's War and were never defeated by the enemies and also became a part of the glorious and revolutionary history of Nepal, were declared 'disqualified' by the UNMIN, which is unjust and also prejudiced. Now these revolutionary comrades are on the streets fighting yet another war for their dignity and justice. Unfortunately, the Maoist party, which is now called UCPN (Moist), and its principal leadership have not taken this issue seriously and earnestly.
Those who are already prepared to surrender even the qualified PLA members living in cantonments would definitely not take up the issue of the 'disqualified' comrades with due urgency and seriousness. It would be futile to expect positive results from them on this issue. The class status of our leaders has changed and they now belong to another class. They no longer belong to our class. They have forgotten the glorious history of decade-long People's War–the glorious red road of revolution. Against this background, revolutionary comrades are left with only one option of going to the streets and launch a decisive movement against the neglect and maltreatment meted out to them.
We, intellectuals and cultural activists, who also fought the Peoples War with pen and guns, and are still fighting against the revisionist roaders in the party, are always with our PLA comrades—whether they are qualified or disqualified. It is our fundamental responsibility to wholeheartedly support the movement being carried out by our comrades. We know that our PLA comrades are not disqualified in the eyes of the people. They were never proved disqualified on the battlefield. The time will come that would disclose the reality and prove who exactly are the disqualified ones. During the People's War, our comrades successfully completed all tasks assigned to them and are by no means disqualified. Instead, our leaders have proved themselves disqualified leaders on both ideological and practical ground. Now the leaders have no vision and dream of revolution. They are already rotten and they have chosen the easy path of Khrushchev and Deng. We know Deng can never be Mao and any attempt to transform Deng into Mao would be an exercise in futility.
First of all, we have to be clear that a revolutionary party means a vanguard party politically and ideologically. Without breaking the relation with all types of opportunism, we cannot move ahead. New step is needed, that is to overthrow the opportunists from the party and restructuring and reestablishing the revolutionary line in the party. We must also be clear that two line struggle alone would not serve the real purpose in the party. Class struggle is the need of hour that alone would determine the revolutionary course in the party. Without being clear on this issue, we cannot go ahead. Those comrades, who claim to be revolutionaries in the UCPN(Maoist), need to be clear on this issue. Otherwise their revolutionary rhetoric would be like the saying: Empty vessels make sound.
Our Forum urges all patriots and oppressed people to come out to the streets and join hands with the PLA comrades who are already on the streets against injustice and prejudice. Comrades must understand the fact that we have to traverse a long journey of revolution. We know it is full of twist and turns. It is not the time to surrender and to be distressed. It is the time to be more enthusiastic and optimistic. The present situation demands revolutionary enthusiasm from all of us to move ahead on the path of revolution and radical change. People have the right to rebel. We know people want revolution and proletarians want their party to work for and lead the revolution. Now the time has come to determine which side our comrades are going to stand?
August 10,2011

Kansas will lose $31.5 million so Republicans can fight Obama-care

From

Wichita Peace and Freedom Party Examiner;

State Rep. Jim Ward, a Wichita Democrat, is furious about a move by Governor Sam Brownback to return a federal grant, needed for overhauling the heath care system, when Obamacare goes into practice in 2012. Ward is on the Joint Committee on Health Policy Oversight. According to The Wichita Eagle, he called Brownback's move "unconscionable." The money amounted to $31.5 million.
Among the reasons for the money is to help pay for an online exchange system so people can compare health insurance policies and buy one that best fit their needs. This is all part of an integration plan that the Health and Human Services Department will operate in states that don't create their own.
According to the Newsfeed Researcher Ward said;
“When conservative leaders are cutting social services across the state, why would the state turn away money intended to make a more user-friendly health insurance marketplace, he asked? Ward said exchanges have nothing to do with the controversial parts of the federal health care act, such as mandating coverage. It just creates a marketplace similar to what many people use when shopping for a flight online, he said. The state will still have to create an exchange system of its own or let the federal government run it, he said.”
 
As to Brownback’s reaction Newsfeed Researcher said;
“There is much uncertainty surrounding the ability of the federal government to meet its already budgeted future spending obligations," Brownback said.
Once a grant goes out it does not have to be returned, so Brownback is deliberately trying to sabotage any effort by President Barack Obama to implement the new health care plan. This seems to be in line with the Republican Tea Party mandate of rule or ruin. They would rather lay off more workers and make more budget cuts than except a program that is already the law of the land. Returning the money was a slap in the face to many of the people in Kansas

 

Picture from Goodhouse keeping.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Mothers of Invention - Trouble Comin' Everyday


London riots and Flash Mobs in the US

When the government short changes funding for high school students and the cost of college is jacked up too high for many young people, is it any surprise that young people right here in the US are losing respect for authority. Just as in the 1960s when it was obvious the government lied to us, today’s youth are reaching the same conclusion.
As in Britton, young people here are venting their anger using “Flash Mobs.” As with the youth in Britton, the rightwing and mainstream press are treating this as just a crime problem. The idea that young people may feel disillusioned abandoned by the older generation is never discussed. Their high school educations are being stripped to pay of the national debt, but in the news, they are treated as just a crime problem and the same old prescription of police intervention is the cure all. According to ABC;

The rioting in Britain, now entering a sixth day, has prompted authorities to add 16,000 police in the streets of London. Mob rule has taken place across the capital and quickly spread to smaller British cities, including Manchester, Birmingham and Liverpool. On Wednesday three men were killed when they were hit by a car while reportedly defending their neighborhood from looters.
Now that youth mobs in Philadelphia have led to new government action, questions remain: why is this happening, and what is the likelihood of such activity amongst American youth?
The city of Philadelphia has now begun a coordinated response to flash mobs and teen violence that has recently plagued the city and terrorized residential areas.
Maybe young people are fed up with the stupid anti-youth people taking office in Washington. Maybe they realize they are being sacrificed by the older generation for their own comforts. -សតិវ អតុ
Typical bull shit from Fox;


Wednesday, August 10, 2011

London’s Burning: Revolt of the youth

Kasama Project received the following from A World To Win News Service;

“What is happening is refusal by hundreds of thousands of youth to accept a world where they are destitute, with no jobs and no future.”
“Mindless violence” – “pure criminality” – “monsters taking over our streets” – the British politicians and media, from the Tories and Murdoch’s rabid tabloids to Labour and the liberal BBC, have closed ranks to denounce the tide of unrest sweeping the country’s cities.
But what is taking place on Britain’s streets is a revolt against an oppressive state apparatus that is enforcing an unjust society, an apparatus that has lost much of its legitimacy in the eyes of millions. It is a revolt against state-backed racism and the colonial mentality of the British ruling class towards black people. It is a refusal by hundreds of thousands of youth to accept a world where they are destitute, with no jobs and no future.
Rebels portrayed as thugs

In an interview with the BBC Tuesday morning, Home Minister Theresa May set the official tone by ruling out of order any discussion whatsoever that the urban rebellions might be due to anything other than just “thieving and looting”.
But what was the spark that set off this firestorm of rage?
It was the killing of 29-year-old father of four Mark Duggan (pictured left) by the Metropolitan Police in the North London borough of Tottenham.
Duggan was a resident of the Broadwater Farm Estate, a large social housing complex that was the setting for a powerful rebellion 26 years ago, when a police raid killed Cynthia Jarrett, the mother of a local community activist.
Mark Duggan was widely known in the local community, who have been shocked and angered as details of the killing have emerged. He was killed by the police after an armed unit stopped the mini-cab he was traveling in.
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RSU Lecture - Speaking Revolution

This was put together by Gregory Lucero and posted in the Kasama Project.

Monday, August 08, 2011

Riots in Tottenham, London



According to CBS;

“The violence broke out in the gritty north London suburb of Tottenham on Saturday night amid community anger over a fatal police shooting of a 29-year-old father of four. Police said "copycat criminal" violence spread to other parts of the city Sunday night and early Monday, including, briefly, London's main shopping and tourist district at Oxford Circus.”

England, as many other countries, as Greece, have had protests over austerity measures. In weeks to come, we will find out if there are any connections between the overall disappointment with the European economy and this incident of police violence. CBS may be wrong about some of those “copycat criminal”s. --សតិវ អតុ

Sunday, August 07, 2011

WHY HIROSHIMA?

Bob Dylan - My Back Pages - Another Side Of Bob Dylan

Crashed Helicopter carried imperialist goon squad

The US has reported an important helicopter shot down in Afghanistan. President Barack Obama and others have said this is a setback for the war because up to 20 Navy Seals were killed.

According to Rueters;
KABUL (Reuters) - Foreign forces in Afghanistan were investigating on Sunday the crash of a helicopter believed to have been shot down, killing 30 U.S. soldiers, seven Afghans and an interpreter in the deadliest single incident for foreign troops in a decade of war.
The Taliban quickly claimed to have shot down the troop-carrying helicopter with a rocket-propelled grenade, although the Islamist militant group often exaggerates incidents involving foreign troops or Afghan government targets.”
While the country lauds the Seals as great heroes and the crème of the crop, they are actually trained assassins and part of an elite goon squad. They are trained to sneak up and instantly kill an enemy. Like the CIA, they specialize and underhanded dirty tricks. There specials skills are to murder people like silent Ninjas.
While I may oppose the Seal program the US set up, it is always sad to see people killed in war no matter what side they are on. It is part of war that such people's lives are lost.

. --សតិវ អតុ