Thursday, August 9, 2018

GLOBAL CALL FOR SOLIDARITY AND TO FIGHT - SUPPORT THE 23


 
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Comrades, as part of the campaign for the 23 activists who are being persecuted by the brazillian State in Rio de Janeiro, we are forwarding a call to solidarity and a joint action in the next 14th of August.

GLOBAL CALL FOR SOLIDARITY AND TO FIGHT:
"August 14th, international day of support for the 23 activists sentenced in Rio de Janeiro, in defense of the right to protest, for all who fight"
We call on all social movements, popular and revolutionary organizations, trade unions, student movements, human rights groups, progressive intellectuals and other sectors of civil society to organize simultaneous actions in this great day of solidarity and struggle against the criminalization of social movements and in defense of the right to protest.
Suggestions for action:
- Street demonstrations at Brazilian embassies or consulates in the countries (if possible, delivery of memoranda repudiating political persecution to the 23)
-Debates, lectures against the criminalization of the struggle in university and schools.
- Hanging of posters to support the 23 on walls, lampposts and other public places.
- Displaying of banners supporting the 23 at working, studying or housing places.
- Taking photographs of people holding posters and posting them on social networks to support the 23 and all who fight.
We suggest that each country or city bring, together with the agenda of the 23, the debates regarding the criminalization of those who fight in their localities! We have examples of arrests and political persecutions in all parts of the world, the most recent example being of young Palestinian Ahed Tamimi who for six months has shown an example of bravery and not succumbing to a prison sentence
Each and every support action is welcome!
Let's show that the 23 are not alone!
This attack represents an attack on everyone fighting in different parts of the world! Our struggle is a classist and internationalist struggle!
Register your support actions! We will be posting throughout the day manifestations from different locations! Send your photo or video to:
cebraspo@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/liberdadeaospresospoliticosrj/

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CEBRASPO
Centro Brasileiro de Solidariedade aos Povos
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CEBRASPO
Centro Brasileiro de Solidariedade aos Povos
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Honour and Glory to the six combatants of the TIKKO murdered in Dersim! People's heros are immortal!

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Conmemoración en el campamento de Partizan
"La guerrilla es inmortal  - Larga vida a la guerra popular - Partizan"
Según varios informes en idioma turco, seis combatientes del TIKKO, el Ejército de Liberación de los Trabajadores y Campesinos de Turquía bajo la dirección del TKP / ML, entraron en acción en las primeras horas del 6 de agosto. La prensa reaccionaria afirma que en la noche del 5 al 6 de agosto, los combatientes se movilizaron para tender una emboscada a un puesto militar del ejército turco, cuando fueron atacados por tropas enemigas flanqueadas por apoyo aéreo. El tiroteo en la zona de Tunceli, que duró hasta la madrugada del lunes, dejó seis combatientes heroicos del pueblo turco muertos.Cualquiera que haya dado algo más que un pensamiento perdido sobre la Guerra Popular en Turquía sabe, que Dersim durante décadas ha sido un hervidero de acciones armadas revolucionarias. Y cualquiera que tenga algo de amor por el pueblo turco y su lucha por la Nueva Revolución Democrática sabe del TIKKO en Dersim: los combatientes que se negaron a abandonar sus puestos, cuando muchos afirmaron que sería "peligroso" y se marcharon o cuando hubo lugares más oportunos para luchar. En medio del estado de emergencia, las leyes draconianas contra la gente y la presión ejercida incluso sobre las fuerzas más democráticas, estos camaradas se mantuvieron firmes y demostraron que la guerra popular todavía puede librarse. Cuando fue su partido, el TKP / ML, quien se convirtió en blanco de las más viles calumnias, fue el TIKKO en Dersim el que los rechazó con más firmeza. Esos camaradas, aunque seis de ellos ahora han sacrificado sus vidas, son inmortales. La Guerra Popular en Turquía continuará y también las luchas en Dersim desarrolladas por el TIKKO.


India - people organise rally in national capital in protest against the state high handedness on rights activists

Press Release
August 3rd 2018


The protest programme at Parliament Street in Delhi by Campaign Against State Repression on Rights Activists saw the participation of over four thousand people from Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Tamil Nadu and all other parts of the country. The programme was presided by Professor G Haragopal. Justice BG Kolse Patil, D Raja, Manorajan Mohanty, Arundhati Roy, Dharamvir Gandhi, S Vanchinathan and others addressed the gathering. The programme began with cultural performances from Praja Kala Mandali from Andhra and Telangana, and cultural organisations from Punjab and Haryana.
Setting the stage for the programme, Prof. Haragopal laid out the purpose of the programme and welcomed the gathering. Advocate S Vanchinathan, the lawyer who was fighting for the release of residents of Thoothkudi who subsequently found himself jailed under draconian and colonial laws like the Goondas Act, spoke of the struggles of the people of Tamil Nadu. He reminded the gathering that the struggle against Sterlite in Thoothkudi has strong similarities with the struggle of Maruti Suzuki workers in Haryana. In both cases, the government in power did everything in its capacity to protect the interests of the corporations over the people of this country. He said, the TN police under the instructions of Sterlite-Vedanta Company imposed a ban on internet, created a condition of fear and ordered the firing on the people of Thoothkudi. After the targeted shooting of TN Commandos was released, the BJP government along with the Intelligence Bureau started claiming that the protests were a Naxalite conspiracy. He stated that the current government, the BJP, is doing everything in its power to invent enemies to justify its actions. Justice BG Kolse Patil reminded us that we must remember that we have evidence of the crimes of former CM of Gujarat Narendra Modi and Amit Shah in light of the 2002 Gujarat massacre of Muslims. Justice Patil said, two classes of people exist in India – the struggling people of the country and the parasitic class who live on the labour of the struggling masses. The people who neither believe in democracy nor the Constitution are sitting in Parliament today and what we face today is an unprecedented case of an undeclared Emergency. He warned against the Brahmanical nature of the state that is crippling all the democratic institutions, including the education system, by negating the collective intelligence of the country. This, he felt, is something we should strongly oppose while we strive for a world without repression.

Dharamvir Gandhi, independent MP in Rajya Sabha, remarked that the struggle for the rights of dalits, adivasis, Muslims and all marginalised communities need to be fought both inside the Parliament and outside it. And, he reiterated the need for all democratic forces across the country to fight against state repression and fascism expanding all over the country. Writer Arundhati Roy spoke of the breaking of two locks in the early 90s, the locks of Babri Masjid and the end to the restraints on exploitative global capital. She felt that we need to understand both capitalism and casteism in order to understand the nature of the state as both work hand in hand. The arrests of Prof. GN Saibaba, Rona Wilson and Advocate Surendra Gadling reveals that anyone amongst us could be arrested next by this exceedingly vindictive state; a state that is ready to let the country burn in order to retain control in the 2019 elections. She called the BJP the Bharat Jalao Party that spreads the politics of hatred and urged everyone to unite in the face of this hatred. Kavita Srivastava of PUCL raised the threat to all democratic institutions and activists in the lead up to the 2019 elections. As democratic state institutions collapse under the weight, journalists are constantly threatened by the police, and activists thrown behind bars under UAPA and other draconian laws. She asked for the repeal of UAPA, a draconian law which has progressively been made more draconian through amendments in 2008 and 2012.

Vinay Ratan Singh from the Bhim Army spoke of the continued incarceration of Chandrasekhar for challenging caste oppression. The government has set the silence of the Bhim Army against atrocities and caste-based oppression as the price for Chandrasekarʹs release. On 2 April 2018, those protesting against the government were killed, arrested, and their families continue to struggle, without food. Bhim army will continue to raise their voice against caste oppression, through education, of this and the next generation. D Raja, member of Parliament, reminded the people that the constitution was enshrined to protect the people of the country but instead, under the current regime, it is being dismantled and abused and most importantly subverted to serve the ends of those in power. He challenged the BJP and the Sangh Parivar about the history of this country particularly highlighting their history in being hand in glove with the colonial state. He called the effort to build a Hindu Rashtra an attempt to establish fascism and destroy democracy. He condemned state repression, be it in the form of name-calling to outright violence, on the people fighting to save democracy in the country.
Baby Turi from Visthapan Virodhi Jan Vikas Andolan, Jharkhand, challenged the continuing persecution, false arrests and cases against adivasis involved in Pathalgarhi, challenging the escalated grab of land and forests. She demanded the repeal of UAPA. Prashant Bhushan also shed light on the trend of arresting those who are facing repression, such as Muslims, Christians, Dalits, Adivasis, and those raising their voices against the repression, while the perpetrators of violence and atrocities are not even investigated. This he found was visible in the case of Stan Swamy and 10 other activists being charged with sedition in Jharkhand. Surendra Gadling, representing GN Saibaba in the false case under UAPA, is arrested under UAPA. In Thoothkudi, those protesting against Sterlite are shot and killed, those leading the movement arrested. The BJP government is looting the country, while their promises of bringing a strong Lokpal, targeting black money and corruption, are all forgotten. Vijay Mallya, Mehul Choksi and Nirav Modi are allowed to flee the country under Modiʹs watch. The attack on the people of this country as visible in Assam with the NRC is another effort by the current government to establish a Hindu state favourable to its ends. Prof. Manoranjan Mohanty reminded all that while oppressed groups have been fighting injustice but there are two new dimensions to the current regime: one, relentless repression by army and paramilitary forces, and two, mob lynchings. This is done in the name of ʹnational securityʹ. This national security is nothing but security for corporate and capital. We are fighting for the security of peoples. During the Emergency, we fought for civil liberties and democratic rights, but those are not sufficient anymore. The fight needs to be strengthened through unity.
Rinchin from WSS also brought to the fore the two issues of repression on women and the loot of land. She found that capitalism and patriarchy stood firmly on the ground established by a repressive state, a state that runs roughshod over the constitutional rights of adivasis as in the case of the Pathalgadi movement in Jharkhand and the assaults on women by CRPF in Bastar. She reminded that someone like Mahesh Raut who had been working for the rights of gram sabhas as enshrined in the constitution in Gadchiroli has been incarcerated and declared anti-national. She asked where are the voices of the women who have been raped, and then forcefully held under the custody by the state. She asked the gathering to resolve to fight against both capitalist loot and the patriarchal system that exists to crush the people of the country. Sujato Bhadra spoke of the Bhangar movement and the effort to crush it as indicative of the various forms of repression visible in the country today. Rajeev Yadav of Rihai Manch said that these arrests are a warning to the people that anyone who will speak will be jailed and todayʹs protest is an indication that people will not be threatened this way. Aparna of IFTU spoke about the banning of trade unions like MSS in Jharkhand and how the state is afraid of  workers organisations that are reminding the people about the struggles of workers all the way from the Russian revolution to now. The struggle for Podu land in Telangana where the government is running JCBs on land of the people and filing cases against those speaking against it is indicative of the anti-people nature of the government. She said that we must remember that two people from amongst us, Professor GN Saibaba and Rona Wilson, are now behind bars for speaking against the loot of land and for the release of political prisoners while right wing perpetrators of violence like Milind Ekbote and Sambhaji Bhide roam free.
Buta Singh of Association for Democratic Rights talked about party controlled media trial that is on–going all over the country. Sawarnjit Singh, Tapas Chakrabarty, Prof. Laxman and Kranti Chaitanya all spoke of the need to unite in the face of repression. Parvez Ahmad spoke of how today is a gathering of people of all shades but what is common is our struggle against fascism and how people like Gauri Lankesh, Gadling and Chandrasekhar and all spoke about justice and now they are silenced. All participants reiterated the need to fight against the murder of constitutional rights and the need to unite and fight against all forms of state repression. The programme culminated with revolutionary songs in various languages by groups from all over the country.
Campaign Against State Repression on Rights Activists

Monday, August 6, 2018

India - Kobad health alarm in jail!- ICSPWI invites to mobilitation!

Kobad health alarm in jail


Maoist ideologue Kobad Ghandy, lodged in a Jharkhand prison and facing trial for a 2007 rebel attack, has said his health has worsened because jail authorities have not acted on doctors’ advice to send him to capital Ranchi for treatment.
The 71-year-old was shifted from Bokaro’s Tenughat sub-divisional jail to Loknayak Jaiprakash Narayan Central Jail in Hazaribagh in March.
“The latest urine/blood report for the prostrate/urinary (July 3, 2018) tract shows a serious deterioration in the condition,” Ghandy has said in a July 7 letter to human rights activist and JNU professor Moushumi Basu.
“Ever since arrest by the Jharkhand police I have been informing that this condition is serious and continuously deteriorating. But the authorities have totally ignored it.”
Ghandy, held in various jails across the country since his arrest in Delhi in 2009, suffers from hypertension, arthritis and a slipped disc, and was treated for prostate cancer. He is alleged to have been associated with the CPIML People’s War, which merged with the Maoist Communist Centre to form the CPI Maoist in 2004.
The charges of association with the banned Maoist party and involvement in acts of terror have not been established although Ghandy was convicted of cheating, forgery and impersonation in 2016.
In his letter, Ghandy says that a doctor who examined him at Tenughat referred him to the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences, Ranchi, on February 9 and March 15 but he is yet to be sent there.
“After coming to Hazaribagh Central Jail, the condition has seriously deteriorated. Over a month back the doctor instructed to do a urine culture and blood tests. But this was ignored,” he has written.
“Finally on the eve of his retirement on June 30, at his personal initiative the tests were done. And the new doctor who took charge says there are serious problems in the report. But I am still not being sent to RIMS for thorough check-up and treatment by an urologist.”
Hazaribagh jail superintendent Hamid Akhtar told this newspaper that the prison’s 110-bed hospital ward conducts pathology tests and has an outpatient department.
“It has not yet been brought to my knowledge that he needs treatment outside. The jail hospital treats people but we don’t have facilities for conducting surgeries,” he said.
Basu told this newspaper: “His sister has not heard from him in the past four weeks, and whenever friends visited the jail they were turned away. His lawyer Rohit Thakur is also finding it difficult to meet him.”
She added: “The last time his sister from Mumbai, who is 69 years old, saw him was in March when he was about to go on a hunger strike demanding a transfer from Tenughat.”
Ghandy studied at Doon School, Dehradun, and St Xavier’s College in hometown Mumbai before leaving for London to study chartered accountancy. He is suspected to have come under the influence of the far Left there.
His wife Anuradha Shanbag, who died of malaria in the forests bordering Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh and Telangana in 2008, was a central committee member of the CPI Maoist.
source : https://www.telegraphindia.com/india/kobad-health-alarm-in-jail-250362

Aktionen in Österreich zur Woche der Märtyrer

Die Kommunistische Partei Indiens (maoistisch) (KPI(maoistisch)) ruft jedes Jahr vom 28. Juli bis zum 3. August die „Woche der Märtyrer“ aus, um den Tausenden gefallen Kämpfern und Kämpferinnen des indischen Volkskrieges Tribut zu zollen. Alleine in den ersten zehn Jahren seit der Gründung der KPI(maoistisch) bis 2014, haben über 2300 MartyrerInnen ihr Leben für die Revolution gegeben.
Im Zuge der Solidaritätswoche haben junge RevolutionärInnen aus Österreich anhand ihres Beispiels gelernt und die Märtyrer des Volkskrieges wurden im Geist des Internationalismus auch als Vorbilder im Kampf in Österreich fest aufgenommen.
Dazu gibt es auch jedes Jahr internationale Aktionen um die internationale Solidarität  und den proletarischen Internationalismus mit den Volkskämpfen und vor allem mit dem Volkskrieg in Indien auszudrücken. Auch in Linz und Wien gab es innerhalb der Woche der Märtyrer Aktionen:





Sahid Saptah: Red banners and posters call for Jharkhand-Bihar bandh







Sahid Saptah: Red banners and posters call for Jharkhand-Bihar bandh




People’s Martyrs
According to sources, Maoists have distributed pamphlets and put up posters at many places informing about the bandh (general strike) called in Jharkhand and Bihar States on Friday, August 3, last day of the Shahid Saptah (Martyrs’ Week).
The Red posters which were found in the neighbouring states on the concluding day of the ongoing Shahid Saptah, categorically appealed people to protest ‘Operation Green Hunt’ by police in Maoist areas. The posters also urged locals to join the Maoist movement in large numbers to avenge the killing of red rebels in the hands of police.



In the same way, the CPI (maoist) on Thursday put up posters at the wall of a Siva temple in Kalyansinghpur of the district in Odisha State calling upon people residing around the Niyamgiri hills to oppose the governments’ conspiracy in handing over the hill to private companies. In these posters, the CPI(maoist) has urged the people of Rayagada and Kalahandi district residing around the Niyamgiri hills to strongly oppose the Centre, State government and the district police who have been trying to suppress the people’s movement in Niyamgiri and handover the Aluminium rich hill region to Vedanta Aluminium Ltd.
Maoists are observing Martyrs’ Week from July 28-August 3 and during it they have already held a massive camp in Ralegada area on Andhra-Odisha border in Malkangiri last Saturday under the supervision of Maoist leader Rabana.





Sources: KalingaTV.com, OdishaTV.in, TheHindu.com

BanglaDesh - repression contre les etudiantes

Au cours de la semaine écoulée, des milliers d’étudiants ont bloqué une partie de la capitale Dacca pour réclamer une meilleure sécurité routière après la mort de deux jeunes percutés par un bus qui roulait trop vite. Samedi, une centaine d’étudiants avaient été blessés lors de heurts avec la police qui a tiré des balles en caoutchouc et des gaz lacrymogènes en direction des manifestants. Des milices pro-gouvernementales ont aussi attaqué les manifestants, y compris des personnes fuyant vers les hôpitaux voisins pour y recevoir des soins. A la suite de ces événements, suite à une décision gouvernementale visant à gêner les mobilisations étudiantes, les services Internet 3G et 4G ont été coupés pour 24 heures depuis samedi soir, tandis que des réseaux sans fil et câblés ne semblaient pas affectés.

Manifestant.e.s blessé.e.s à Dacca Manifestant.e.s blessé.e.s à Dacca