Wednesday, August 26, 2015

GALIZA: Concentración na Coruña diante das oficiñas do Consulado Turco.

A Coruña, 25.08.15
Hoxe, unha treintena de persoas, concentraronse diante do Consulado honorario de Turquia, nesta cidade galega, para protestar contra a represión xenocida do Estado fascista turco no Kurdistan.
Na centrica Avda. de Linares Rivas, donde atopanse as oficiñas no despacho de avogados P&P, foron chegando persoas dispostas a amosar súa solidariedade có pobo kurdo e seu rexeitamento contra a represión xenocida contra o mesmo, por parte do Estado fascista turco.
Os asistentes corearon consignas; Galiza / Kurdistan, Solidariedade ! Non ao xenocidio do Pobo Kurdo ! Estado turco fascista e asasino ! e mostraron cartazes de denuncia e imaxes da guerrilleira asesinada Ekin Wan.
Ao remate da concentración foi plantexada a idea de constituir un Comité de Solidariedade para levar adiante as tarefas de apoio a esta xusta loita.

people's war in India attacks

Naxal attack: Three BSF jawans killed in Odisha
Three Border Security Force (BSF) jawans were killed and six were injured on Wednesday after a Maoist ambush on a BSF party near Sukma-Malkangiri border in Chitrakonda, Odisha. BSF DG DK Pathak will later reach the spot to take stock of the situation. According to reports, the BSF party was securing an under-construction bridge when they were attacked by the Maoists. Further details awaited.
Naxalites gun down Salwa Judum member in Bijapur
Pidu Korsa was last night killed by suspected ultras at the Nayapara relief camp under Bijapur police station, according to a senior police official. A 45-year-old man who was an active member of the now-disbanded Salwa Judum was shot dead by suspected naxalites in Chhattisgarh’s insurgency-hit Bijapur district, police said today. Pidu Korsa was last night killed by suspected ultras at the Nayapara relief camp under Bijapur police station, a senior police official told PTI.
According to the official, villagers said that a group of armed rebels stormed the Nayapara relief camp, located around 3-km away from Bijapur town, and pumped bullets into Korsa, killing him on the spot. Security forces were this morning dispatched to the scene of the attack, the official said, adding that Korsa’s body has been sent for a post-mortem. A manhunt has been launched to nab the attackers, who escaped into the jungles after carrying out the attack, he added.
Odisha: 2 ‘Red Ultras’ Suspected To Be Killed In Koraput

An hour-long exchange of fire has been reported from Koraput today. Koraput SP Charan Singh Meena informed a local media channel that the Maoists suddenly resorted to firing on the police combing operation team in the Majhiguda jungle under Baipariguda police limits in the Maoist-infested district. The fierce gun battle between the two sides lasted for one hour.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Free Ajith! - a Naxalbari text 2012 - A New International Maoist Unity to Strengthen the World Peoples in Rebellion! Forward to a New International Organisation!

There have been many ideas in the world justifying and promoting rebellion against injustice. There will be many more. The inhuman conditions in which the majority live demands this. But there has never been any system of thought which has addressed the root causes of this state of affairs as radically and scientifically as Marxism-Leninism-Maoism (MLM). In the present world, there is no practice of this revolutionary type like that of the Maoists (communists). Since the 1980s, for more than two decades, the Revolutionary Internationalist Movement (RIM) carried out the extremely important task of taking this message, in words and deeds, throughout the globe. But, in the recent past, this internationalist voice and intervention of Maoists became defunct. Grievously enough, this has taken place right in a period of crisis of the imperialist system and an upsurge of people's rebellions and struggles.
This May Day heralds a major advance in reversing this situation. The Special Meeting of Parties and Organisations of the RIM was successfully concluded. In the midst of the rebellious assaults of the masses on the inhuman conditions in which they are forced to live, a bold initiative has been taken to build anew an international Maoist unity as an organised force. This holds out great promise for the struggling people of the world.
The Special Meeting (SM) has correctly identified the revisionism of the Bob Avakians post-MLM 'new synthesis' variety in the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA and the Prachanda-Bhattarai variety in the United Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) as the immediate ideological-political factors that led to the current crisis and collapse of the RIM. Going beyond this, the Special Meeting advanced some preliminary views on summing up the RIM experience, noting the positive and negative lessons of its organisational structures and methods of functioning. The task of convening an international conference in order to once again establish a Maoist international organisation has been taken up. This should have as broad a representation of Maoist parties and organisations as possible. As part of this process, the Special Meeting decided to organise an international seminar on the various international initiatives taken by Maoist forces during the past few decades.
In its evaluation of the world situation, the Special Meeting has correctly noted, “a potential new wave of the world proletarian revolution develops and emerges, with the people's wars led by Maoist parties as its reference points and strategic anchor. The realisation of this potential ultimately depends on how successful the Marxist-Leninist-Maoist parties are in fulfilling their revolutionary tasks at the national and international levels. The pooling of their understanding and experience and the development of their capacity to take a united revolutionary message to the rebellious masses all over the world have decisive importance.” Such revolutionary internationalist unity is already emerging in a new way, bringing together Maoist parties who are in the RIM and those outside it. It is seen in the joint May Day Statements and other joint initiatives. The Special Meeting contributes to this in a definitive way.

May 1, 2012 CPI (Marxist-Leninist) NAXALBARI

[From: (downloaded July 7, 2012)] 

China capitalist - Tianjin In China, there is no firefighters’ trade union -

Five days after the massive explosions at a chemical storage warehouse in Tianjin that killed more than a hundred people, including at least 53 firefighters, the district trade union took decisive action: It printed and distributed 2,000 copies of a self-help handbook for workers affected by the tragedy.
Zhang Jianqi, deputy head of the New Binhai District Trade Union hands out copies of its “Post-disaster self-help manual for the masses.” Photo from the union website.
This pathetic response sadly illustrates the inability of the official trade union in China to represent workers’ interests or even understand what a trade union should be doing.

There is no dedicated firefighters’ trade union in China: unions are organized predominately within enterprises and public institutions such as schools and hospitals. In this case the firefighters should have been represented by the state-owned Tianjin Port Group, to which many were contracted, and the New Binhai District Trade Union.
The lack of a trade union in China that is dedicated to the protection of firefighters has led to an under-staffed, poorly-trained and poorly paid workforce that has now suffered what is probably the worst tragedy in its history.
One of most glaring deficiencies exposed by the Tianjin disaster is that the majority of the firefighters involved were not even formally employed by the local government but were young, inexperienced short-term contract workers.
When China’s premier Li Keqiang was asked about this issue during a visit to the blast site in Tianjin, he tried to sidestep the question by saying “heroism does not depend on employment status.”
However, the problem of contract workers is a serious one that now, more than ever, needs to be addressed. The proportion of formally employed firefighters in China is less than 0.9 for every 10,000 citizens, far below the standards of other developing countries with an average of three firefighters per 10,000 and developed countries with five, according to one study published in China. The response of the authorities has been to make up the numbers with contract workers who are paid less and have fewer benefits than regular firefighters.
Family members of the Tianjin contract firefighters told the Chinese media that they were paid between 2,900-3,500 yuan per month. The minimum wage in Tianjin is 1,850 yuan per month. Firefighters did not receive the full social insurance coverage they were entitled to, and even had to pay their medical costs upfront in the event of injury and hope for reimbursement later.
In some other major cities, contract firefighters make even less, around 1,200 yuan a month (plus benefits) in Shanghai, or 1,630 per month in Taizhou, Jiangsu. In the American port city of Boston, by contrast, a firefighters’ starting salary is US$60,000 plus a wide range of benefits, more than three times the local minimum wage of around US$18,720.

Firefighters in China’s contract system have very little opportunity for promotion to higher-paid positions, and typically only serve for short, two-year terms on the job. All these factors combined with the intense military-style training, and frequent exposure to life and death situations, make dropout rates high among young cadets. In their desperation to retain trainees, many local authorities no longer let go of staff who fail their examinations but simply fine them instead.
Young, inexperienced contract workers are particularly vulnerable, especially if they are the first to respond to large, out of control fires. Just seven months before the Tianjin disaster, five firefighters were killed and 13 others were injured on 2 January 2015, while responding to a warehouse fire in the north-eastern city of Harbin.
The average age of the five Harbin firefighters who died was only about 20-years-old. Following the tragedy, a senior firefighter in Harbin said that young firefighters rarely get the proper experience before being dispatched to fires and often just burst on to the scene, spraying water at whatever they see.
There has been speculation that this is precisely what happened in Tianjin, an action that might well have caused the massive second explosion.
On the evening of 12 August, an 18 year old firefighter from Tianjin Port Authority Fire Team Five was having a relaxed conversation with his father before telling him he had to respond to a small fire at a warehouse. The conversion continued sporadically in his chat group until the thread abruptly ended. None of the 25 members of Fire Team Five (average age 20-years-old) would come back alive.
In the five years from 2008 to 2012, there were over 140 firefighter deaths in China, a rate of 28 per year, with an average age of 24-years-old.

China capitalist - Shaanxi tragedy highlights landslide dangers faced by China’s miners

More than a week after the massive landslide that inundated a small mining community in rural Shaanxi in the early hours of 12 August, there is little chance that the 56 people still listed as missing are alive. Nine bodies have so far been recovered.
Search and rescue work in the area adjacent to the vanadium mine in Shanyang county, which was operated by the Wuzhou Mining Company, resumed on 20 August after heavy rain and the risk of a second landslide had forced the authorities to suspend operations two days earlier.
So far, less than a tenth of the estimated 1.6 million cubic metres of rock and soil that destroyed 15 workers’ dormitories and three residential buildings on the hillside has been cleared away.
A rescue worker surveys the Shanyang landslide on 12 August 2015. Photo: Sina News.
There was very little chance that any of the workers or their family members who were asleep in those buildings at the time could have survived the landslide. A blogger from the American Geophysical Union noted that: “There is a notable lack of debris from buildings in [photographs from the site] suggesting that the structures were completely buried.”
Most of the workers at the Shanyang mine reportedly came from local villages but some came from as far afield as the coastal province of Zhejiang. They could earn around 7,000 yuan a month inside the pit or 5,000 yuan a month working in the opencast mine.
Landslides are a common hazard in China’s mountainous areas where mining activity can often degrade already unstable rock formations. Just one week before the Shanyang disaster, for example, six workers were killed in an open cast mine in Chefeng, Inner Mongolia.
Two years ago, on 29 March 2013, 83 workers were killed in a mudslide at gold mine in Tibet. While on 11 January the same year, at least 46 people were killed in a landslide in Yunnan, which local residents claimed was caused by excessive mining in the area.
In August 2011, CLB executive director Han Dongfang talked to Liu Guokui, a villager in a remote mountainous region of Yunnan about the environmental destruction caused by reckless mining operations at the Tongchanghe coal mine near his village. Liu described how explosions at the mine had “thrown rocks up out of the mine shaft” and smashed roofs and furniture in the village houses.
Liu stressed that the constant explosions and excavations by the mining company had made the surrounding region unstable and that the few villagers who remained there lived in constant fear of landslides:
Nobody dares go out now. There is nothing you can do about it because the mountains have an arch-like shape. It is not just a simple slope; there is an incline that ends in a vertical drop. This is a recipe for a landslide disaster, which could be triggered by any kind of vibration.

Demo for Ekin Wan in front of Swedish parliament

A protest demo was staged in front of the Swedish parliament in Stockholm in protest of the inhumane treatment against YJA Star guerrilla Ekin Wan and exposure of her naked body after her death in a clash in Varto earlier this month.
Saturday, August 22, 2015 at 12:45 PM

A protest demo was staged in front of the Swedish parliament in Stockholm yesterday in protest of the inhumane treatment against YJA Star guerrilla Ekin Wan and exposure of her naked body after her death in a clash in Varto district of Muş earlier this month.
Kevser Eltürk, nom de guerre Ekin Wan, was martyred in Gimgim (Varto) on 10th August as a result of a firefight with the occupying Turkish forces, who later stripped her off clothes and dragged her naked body on the ground in the town centre.
While a Kurdish woman laid down naked on the ground in front of the parliament, representatives of various democratic organisations and artists held speeches protesting the rapist mentality and calling on the European Union and Swedish government to take action against the AKP government and Turkish state's war policy and barbarity.
During the demo which was organized on the call of Amara Kurdish Women’s Assembly and was mainly participated by women, Ayşe Göktepe read out the press statement which was also distributed to the Swedish press.
The statement put emphasis on the leading success of women in Rojava Revolution, and the very important role women played in the electoral victory of the HDP in 7 June elections held in North Kurdistan and Turkey.
The statement stressed that the AKP government couldn't accept these achievements of Kurds and did therefore start a war against the Kurdish people for revenge, while it also increased its fierce attacks on women in order to sustain the existence of its order based on male dominance.
The statement of women likened the inhumane treatment of Ekin Wan's body to the barbaric torture and crimes against humanity committed by Turkish state forces during the 1990’s in North Kurdistan, and underlined that the intimidation policy of the AKP government will not be able to deter the Kurdish women from their struggle.
“We will enhance the resistance further against all kinds of tyranny, barbarity and fascism” underlined the statement of the Amara Women’s Assembly, and called on the international community and human rights activists to raise solidarity with the Kurdish people against the savagery of the AKP.
Speaking after, Jewish artist Dror Feiler and head of Swedish Peace Council, Kemal Görgü, condemned the attacks of the AKP on Kurdish people and put emphasis on the importance of international solidarity with the Kurdish people.
Feiler stressed that the silence of the Swedish government on the savagery of the Turkish state was unacceptable, and vowed, as a human rights activist, to continue protesting the war policy of the Turkish state.
In the meantime, two fascist persons who chanted racist slogans in an attempt to sabotage the demo were drawn away from the scene by police.
Protest in Cologne
In another protest action held in Cologne, Germany, Cologne Women’s Assembly members condemned the torture perpetrated on the body of YJA STAR guerrilla Ekin Wan.
Holding a sit-in action at the historical square in Cologne, women opened banners which read “No to AKP-ISIS fascism”, “Stop ISIS” “Turkish Islamic State massacres Kurds”, chanting slogans “Erdoğan, the murderer” and protesting the gendered mentality of the AKP, and attacks of its forces on women.

In a press statement in German, demonstrators stressed that the barbaric act of torture perpetrated on the body of Ekin Wan was an insult against all women, and strongly condemned the AKP government and its massacre policy against the Kurdish people.

Turkey- North Kurdistan - Fascist attack on Kurdish seasonal workers in Konya

While the attacks of Turkish security forces on civilians in the Kurdish cities continue, the Kurdish people are also facing attacks in other cities of the country, which are mostly carried out by fascist and racist groups.
Saturday, August 22, 2015 at 2:30 PM

While the attacks of Turkish security forces on civilians in the Kurdish cities continue, the Kurdish people are also facing attacks in other cities of the country, which are mostly carried out by fascist and racist groups.
A group of Kurdish seasonal workers who went to Baş village in Konya's Ereğli district two weeks ago, have been attacked by a fascist mob as they worked in the field.
The fascist group with arms came to the field where Kurdish citizens worked, and set fire to the tents where they are staying.
Worried over the Kurdish citizens' security of life, the land owner took them out of the village in lorries.
Ramazan Kırkış, one of those Kurdish workers, said they could hardly save their life while gendarme forces did not come to the scene during the attack.