Monday, August 20, 2018

Allemagne : Affrontement néo-nazis/police/antifas à Berlin


En Allemagne, des centaines de militants antifas ont affronté des militants d’extrême droite à l’occasion de l’anniversaire du suicide de l’ancien dauphin d’Adolf Hitler, Rudolf Hess. Des milliers de policiers avaient été déployés pour empêcher ces affrontements et au moins un policier a été blessé par des jets de pierres et de bouteilles. Plusieurs néo-nazis ont été blessés par des feux d’artifices tirés par les antifas. D’autres antifas ont organisé des sit-in le long du parcours du défilé fascistes dans le quartier de Lichtenberg.
Les fascistes rassemblés avant les affrontements derrière ce calicot : "Je ne regrette rien"

France : Vers une chasse aux grévistes à la SNCF ?


Après quatre mois d’une grève qu’elle n’a pas digérée, la direction de la SNCF aurait l’intention de faire payer aux agents leur implication dans le mouvement. Des dizaines de cheminots risquent gros, certains pourraient être menacés de licenciement. En quatre mois de conflit, la SNCF affirme avoir recensé plus de 440 faits de malveillance. 120 plaintes ont été effectivement déposées. Courant juillet, de nombreux grévistes ont été convoqués par leur direction en septembre.
Manifestation de grévistes à la SNCF Manifestation de grévistes à la SNCF 

JNU Student Leader Umar Khalid Shot at in Delhi, Unhurt; Shooter Escapes


Khalid was at Constitution Club to speak at an event called 'Freedom From Fear'.


New Delhi: Jawaharlal Nehru University student leader Umar Khalid was shot at outside the Constitution Club today, with eyewitnesses saying that one bullet was fired. Nobody was injured in the incident.
Khalid was at Constitution Club to speak at an event called ‘Freedom From Fear’, which was also going to be addressed by Radhika Vemula, family members of lynching victims, The Wire journalist Arfa Khanum Sherwani, Hapur lynching survivor Samaydin and others.
A bullet was fired at him just as he was about to enter the Constitution Club premises.
The programme for the event.
Constitution Club is in central Delhi, an area that has been designated a high-security zone in the run-up to Independence Day.
“It’s ironic (the attack, given the nature of the event), but it’s not surprising,” Khalid told The Quint. “Just five minutes ago, there was an attempt to kill me. A person came with a gun, tried to overpower me, tried to shoot me down. Thankfully, my friends were there with me, who tried to overpower him in return. He ran away and he fired from across the road.”
“What has happened in the last two years is that there has been such a disinformation, hateful, propaganda campaign that has been spread by some media houses, by troll armies of the ruling party, where anyone who opposes the present government, who questions the present government, they are branded anti-nationals, they are branded all kinds of things, and then anything can be done to them. I was very scared in that moment when he pointed the gun at me. In that moment I was being reminded of what happened to Gauri Lankesh, and I thought that moment has arrived. I’m really thankful to my friends who were present there that they could overpower him and I survived.”



El libro rojo (en audio)

Para quiénes les haga pereza leer o tengan problemas visuales, ahora pueden escuchar el Libro Rojo de Mao Tse-Tung. Otra forma de conocer o repasar las principales enseñanzas de Mao, mientras se va en bus, aprovechando los tiempos muertos o cuando apetezca.

Brasil - a nova democracia - Edição Nº 214 2ª quinzena de Agosto

Perú: Acciones de la Guerra Popular



"En lo que a nosotros respecta queremos reiterar, tantas veces sea necesario, para que quede nítido a traves de la historia y para que los pueblos del mundo saquen lección de nuestros asiertos y errores. Es el Partido Comunista del Perú el que se ha atrevido iniciar laguerra popular y ya estamos llevándola varios años adelante. El fundamento principal para sostener esta guerra es la ideologia del proletariado, el Marxismo-Leninismo-Maoísmo,Pensamiento Gonzalo, invensible y todopoderosa. La única verdadera manera de transformar
la sociedad: la guerra popular. No hay otra forma. En la historia, en el desarrollo de la sociedad, los diferentes sistemas al caducar han dado paso a otra etapa más desarrollada. Sin embargo, otra vez cabe recalcar: no hay ningun precedente histórico en el cual, una clase cede el poder a otra y se retira benignamente del escenario de la historia. Las transformaciones sólo se pueden realizar a través de la tormenta de la revolución.

En estas circunstancias, en Setiembre de 1992, se produjo la detención del Presidente Gonzalo y nuestro Partido probado en mil combates y sustentado por la ideología invicta del proletariado, el Marxismo-Leninismo-Maoísmo, Pensamiento Gonzalo, tuvo que afrontar este recodo; en los momentos difíciles surgen todo tipo de monstruos, amamantados y cobijados por el imperialismo, norteamericano principalmente, como son los revisionistas del “acuerdo de paz” cobijados en el movadef; estos miserables traidores lanzaron al mundo, con empeño desenfrenado, la supuesta paz,pacificación y diálogo, la más estúpida idea para envenenar a la clase, a las masas.

Los comunistas estamos hechos para las más altas dificultades. Los imperialistas y los revsionistas, en santa alianza, vociferan al viento, la supuesta derrota del Partido, la derrota del socialismo, la caducidad del Marxismo. Les advertimos, por más que truenen cañones, por más que descarguen golpes demoledores, preparen el más artero genocidio contra el pueblo,no podrán prevalecer. Estamos dispuestos a pasar el río de sangre que demanda la revolucion, para alcanzar nuestra meta inalterable, el comunismo. La validez universal del Maoísmo, es para nosotros la más alta ciencia de la revolución y una atronadora llamada de atencion para los imperialistas, los revisionistas y los oportunistas de todo pelaje. La verdad del Marxismo-Leninismo-Maoísmo, Pensamiento Gonzalo, es irresistible. Las masas populares se levantarán invariablemente en revolución. La revolución mundial triunfará inoxorablemente. Esto lo demanda el Maoísmo y nosotros cumpliremos".

La cita que antecede pertenece a la Camarada Laura y fue publicada  en este mismo blog, hace algún tiempo, en CONVERSACIONES CON LA CAMARADA LAURA EN LAS BASES DE LAS MONTAÑAS VIZCATAN, en el VRAEM, llevada a cabo alrededor del 2012 , hoy las reproducimos para mostrar que lo expresado por el PCP a través de la Camarada Laura se cumple, porque es palabra del Partido, lo muestran los hechos, la guerra popular en el Perú no se ha detenido jamás, mientras haya Partido y masas todos los milagros podrán ser hechos.

Las acciones de la guerra popular en el ámbito del Comité Regional Principal son muestras palpables de esta verdad marxista-leninista-maoísta, pensamiento gonzalo expresada por la Camrada Laura a continuación unas noticias de las pocas que aparecen al respecto en la prensa reaccionaria, como las de las bajas causadas a las FF.AA. genocidas en el VRAEM en los últimos días. Leer las notas:


​Encuentran presunto material terrorista en línea de Tren (Diario Correo Huancavelica)
Efectivos policiales participaron del hallazgo de material que podría tener un origen terrorista.
 

07 de Agosto del 2018 - 09:11 » Textos: Correo » Fotos: Cortesía

Ayer, en horas de la mañana, efectivos policiales participaron del hallazgo de material que podría tener un origen terrorista.

Según trascendió, el hallazgo lo hicieron a través de acciones de inteligencia, a un costado de la línea del tren, en las inmediaciones de la base policial del Escuadrón de Emergencia, también conocido como “ex cuartel”, lugar donde ahora se asienta las bases de los escuadrones Verde y Antimotines,

Se conoció que hasta el lugar llegó un representante del Ministerio Público, quien junto a la policía, realizaron la incautación del material de guerra hallado a un costado de la vía ferrea.

Afirman de que eran dos granadas, un detonador, junto a lo que sería una banderola, color rojizo o rosado, con la inscripción amarilla del símbolo comunista de la hoz y el martillo.

Algunos testigos afirman que encontraron dos balas, mientras otros dan a conocer que la cantidad que superaría las 80 municiones.

HERMETISMO. Dicha investigación se mantiene en reserva y por ende en total, hermetismo aunque, a la luz de acontecimientos similares, se espera que la policía no encuentre a ni uno de los responsables del hallazgo.

Asimismo, se supo, que pese a que el hallazgo fue por labor de inteligencia, no lograron detener a ni uno de los que transportaban el material de guerra, encontrado en las inmediaciones de una base policial.

Algo similar ocurrió en el mes de abril del 2016, cuando encontraron banderolas rojas en las inmediaciones de los cerros emblemáticos de Huancavelica, sin embargo, nunca se supo de ni un detenido.

Tampoco se detuvo a ni un culpable del atentado terrorista ocurrido en Anco, el cual dejó a cuatro policías sub oficiales fallecidos, quienes volvían en una unidad policial luego de realizar un izamiento por el Día de la Bandera.

Vraem: Ataque terrorista dejó un agente FAP falleció en Ayacucho (Diario El Comercio)

El suboficial Elmer Quispe Ríos murió ayer por la tarde en un enfrentamiento en el distrito de Canayre (Ayacucho). Ejército sobrevuela zona en la que actúan remanentes de Sendero Luminoso

Según se informó, los agentes del orden ejecutan desde hace cuatro días una operación contraterrorista en el Vraem. (Foto: Rolly Reyna / Archivo)
 
Un agente del comando de Defensa y Operaciones Especiales (DOES) de la Fuerza Aérea del Perú (FAP) murió baleado la tarde de ayer en un enfrentamiento contra terroristas en la localidad de Virgen de Ccasa, en el distrito de Canayre, provincia de Huanta (Ayacucho). Este sector pertenece al valle de los ríos Apurímac, Ene y Mantaro (Vraem).
El suboficial de tercera Elmer Audiencio Quispe Ríos, de 26 años, integraba una patrulla que había acudido al sector para reforzar a las fuerzas combinadas de la FAP, el Ejército y la Marina que estaban en alerta máxima en el Vraem.
Los agentes ejecutaban desde hacía cuatro días una operación contraterrorista en la zona. Según fuentes de inteligencia de la FAP, la muerte del suboficial Quispe ocurrió al ser impactado por un proyectil disparado por un francotirador cuando repelía junto con sus compañeros una embestida terrorista.
El choque se inició pasado el mediodía de ayer y se habría prolongado por varias horas en la selva. Las autoridades no informaron si hubo agentes heridos o terroristas abatidos durante el enfrentamiento.
Tras el enfrentamiento, personal del Ejército realizó varios sobrevuelos por Virgen de Ccasa y sectores colindantes a fin de dar con la columna terrorista. Sin embargo, hasta el cierre de este artículo no se habían obtenido resultados.
 

Bremen - 200 Years: Message of the Maoist Communist Party of Italy




 

 

DEM VOLKE DIENEN

In the following we document the original message of the PCm Italy to the international celebration of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Karl Marx.

dear comrades and friends
best wishes for your celebration!
Marx teach us
The aim of the communists is clear and precise: the formation of the proletariat in class, the overthrow of the bourgeois domination, the conquest of political power by the proletariat.
The task of the Communists is traced in an eternal and indispensable form by the Manifesto, they “struggle to achieve the immediate aims and interests of the working class, but in the present movement they represent at the same time the future of the movement itself. They work to awaken in the workers the conscience, as clear as possible, of the hostile antagonism existing between the bourgeoisie and the proletariat, so that the workers can convert into direct weapons against the bourgeoisie the social and political conditions”.
“The communists everywhere support every revolutionary movement against the existing social and political conditions and in all these movements stress the question of the ownership of capital as a fundamental problem”.
“The Communists - today more than ever teach us Marx and Engels - disdain to hide their opinions and their intentions and openly declare that their objectives can be achieved through the violent overthrow of the whole social order existing ... because the proletarians they have nothing to lose but their chains and have a world to win”.
Capitalism, analyzed by Marx, who has become imperialism in Lenin's development, continues to go through a profound economic crisis and unload it on the proletarians and peoples of the world.
They speak of "recovery" but the only thing that resumes is the race for profits, wealth and armaments.
For the proletarians and the popular masses we have unemployment, precariousness, exploitation and slavery, poverty, robbery of raw materials and energy resources, devastation of the environment and territories.
Against this situation, proletarians and popular masses rebel in imperialist countries as in the countries oppressed by imperialism.
To the rebellions of the proletarians and the oppressed peoples, the imperialist bourgeoisie and the ruling classes enslaved to them in the countries oppressed by imperialism, oppose repression and massacres. States go through always more reaction and fascism.
Proletarians and peoples resist and develop their struggles and popular wars to affirm the revolution as the main trend.
The imperialist bourgeoisies and the reactionary states enslaved to them intensify the inter-imperialist quarrels, unleash commercial and through a third party wars, revive the tendency towards a new world war of division.
To the imperialist war one can only oppose the transformation of the imperialist war into a revolutionary civil war and the development on an international scale of popular wars.
Against the way of the revolution is opposed within the workers' and popular movement, the path of reformism, the path pursued by revisionists and social democrats, to reconcile with governments and imperialist states and to favor the realization of their plans.
In front of the crisis of reformism, social democracy and revisionism, new populist electoral forces that use reactionary demagogy to divide the masses and take them to the chariot of the ruling classes are advanced in the interest of the bourgeoisie and the imperialist states. Populism fuels fascism and neo-Nazism.
Communists and avant-garde proletarians work to turn the rebellion of the masses into a victorious revolution, of New Democracy in the countries oppressed by imperialism marching towards socialism, and in proletarian and socialist revolutions in imperialist countries marching towards communism. The communists, based on the ideas of Marx, Lenin and Mao applied to the concrete reality of each country, build and develop new genuine revolutionary communist parties, united fronts directed by the proletariat of all the exploited and oppressed masses, combat forces and revolutionary and popular armies.
Only where the masses have these instruments, their heroic and generous struggles can win.
On a world scale, the popular wars led by the Marxist-Leninist-Maoist parties are the decisive and essential strategic indication.
The people's war in India, directly affecting one of the main bastions of imperialism and reaction in the world, is a powerful reference point, along with popular wars in the Philippines, Peru, Turkey. Today they concretely show the way to overthrow the system of exploitation and oppression of imperialism and of all reactionary reactionary forces, for the construction of a new power and a new society.
The mlm communists must unite and strengthen their unity, freeing the ranks of the international communist movement from revisionist and capitulationist tendencies, without at the same time falling into the sterility of petty bourgeois revolutionism, of dogmatism.
The construction of the communist parties is only possible in the fire of the class struggle in close connection with the masses, as a function of the authentic revolutionary struggle for power.
In the 200th anniversary of the birth of K.MARX we declare with force
Marxism-Leninism-Maoism is the Marxism of our age! The essential basis for the unity of communists all over the world.
“Proletarians of all countries, Unite!” the great slogan indicated by Marx, it is the red flag of proletarian internationalism, it is the weapon for the construction of a new Communist International.
An International Conference needs for building a new mlm international organisation, after the collapse of the RIM. All marxist-leninist-maoist parties and organisations must be invited, a balance and a debate must be realized, a two line struggle must be conduct, a new unity gained.
The future of communism is in our hands.
PCm Italy  - june 2018

La Cause du Peuple 1974-1978 | Bibliothèque Marxiste


De nombreux documents sont disponible sur ce nouveau site en langue française, notamment une partie des archives de la Cause du Peuple, pour la première fois numérisées !
http://www.bibliomarxiste.net/…/la-cause-du-peuple-1974-19…/

Igor Mendes, fils du peuple brésilien, combattant du prolétariat international n’est pas seul




Avant la coupe du monde du football qui s’est déroulée au Brésil en 2014, de grandes manifestations de masses, impliquant particulièrement la jeunesse populaire ont eu lieu. Elles visaient à protester contre la tenue d’un tel cache misère destiné à la propagande du régime compradore, contre l’immense gaspillage de ressources, contre les sanglantes attaques anti-populaires de « nettoyages » des quartiers pauvres et contre la destruction de plusieurs centaines d’habitations que la mise en place de la coupe du monde nécessitait.

En pleine crise politique et institutionnelle de grande ampleur, en pleine destitution de Dilma Roussef et de son gouvernement, les jeux Olympiques de 2016 ont eu lieu dans la même lancée, ce qui a également entraîné d’importantes protestations. Contre cette accumulation d’indignation légitime de « son » peuple , le gouvernement fantoche du Brésil à répondu par la force : quelques jours avant le tenue du mondial, 23 activistes qui avaient participé activement au mouvements ont été arrêtés et emprisonnés ; parmi eux le leader communiste, Igor Mendès Da Silva.
Aujourd’hui, alors que le capitalisme bureaucratique brésilien traverse une crise politique majeure, ces 23 activistes ont tous été condamnés à des peines de prison ferme allant de 5 à 13 ans de prison !
Nous exprimons ici notre solidarité avec ces prisonniers politiques et avec leurs luttes légitimes contre les crimes anti populaires d’un gouvernement au service de l’impérialisme. Nous appelons au soutien massif d’eux et de leur cause, qui est la cause du peuple et celle du prolétariat international.
Se révolter n’est pas un crime, c’est une nécessité, une question de survie.
SOUTIEN A IGOR MENDES, AUX 23 PRISONNIERS POLITIQUES ET A LEUR JUSTE CAUSE !
ON A RAISON DE SE REVOLTER !

MORT A L’IMPERIALISME !

pcf maoiste

Commemoration a Paris des 5 camarades du TKP/ML TIKKO tombès pour la revolution


L'immagine può contenere: 5 persone, persone che sorridono, spazio al chiuso
Commémoration à Paris en l'honneur des camarades du TKP/ML-TIKKO tombés pour la révolution le 5 août en Turquie. Pour Tanju Er (Samet), Mehmet Keleş (Mahir), Tarık Akın (Yetiş), Zeynel Çakıl (Haydar), İlker Tezer (Yusuf), et Mustafa Sarıca (Taylan)Les martyrs de la révolution sont immortels !

Bibliothèque Marxiste - un livre Repenser le socialisme

Les Editions Soleil Rouge sur la Bibliothèque Marxiste proposent depuis quelques jours une collection de livres inédits en français. Pour plus d'information et pour commander -> http://www.bibliomarxiste.net/soleil-rouge/

Saturday, August 18, 2018

for debate USA - Regarding the counter demonstration on August 18th - red guards austin



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We wish to inform the public and especially our supporters that we are in no way endorsing or supporting the counter demonstration against the ‘March Against Far-Left Violence” taking place August 18, 2018, organized by “ATX Resistance Action”. No Communist will attend; no Partisans and no front-line defenders will be present. Our decision to abstain and discourage participation is a political decision. It is the line of opportunism that declares “friends” only on the basis of a shared enemy. We cannot encourage participation in the counter demonstration due to the politics of the people who organized it. The way we see it there are nothing but anti-Communist organizers on both sides, police collaborators, and apologists on both sides. We cannot in good faith encourage anyone to put themselves in a situation where the so–called antifascist side is led and organized people who are a liability. This bears further explanation, with two main groupings to identify:
1.) The 99% White Hippie “anarchist left”: A loose outfit of life-style anarchists and liberals are the main organizers we take issue with. In recent history they have participated in harboring fascist sympathizers and Trump supporters in local movements, as well as siding with federal informants against local Maoists. This poses a serious security risk to any antifascist who wishes to attend—the organizers of the counter demonstration are friends with people on the far-right who claim to be “libertarian” and have given traction and “emotional support” to two local informants. Out of sectarianism and their mutual anti-Communism the informants and “anarchists” stuck together until it  became clear that people were being arrested on the basis of the lies the “anarchists” believed and defended, they have now backtracked on their position.

for debate USA - Remembering Revolutionary Student Front - Red Guards Austin.



The Revolutionary Student Front Austin (RSF) is no more. What follows is a brief summation and analysis of its strengths and weaknesses.

Emergence of RSF
The Revolutionary Student Front was formed in 2016 by our consciously linking up disconnected Maoist-sympathetic student supporters of the Red Guards movement via food serving programs in the popular neighborhoods. At these servings revolutionary students could interact both with the working masses as well as organized proletarian revolutionaries. It was under the guidance of cadres and advanced supporters that the students were linked up in the interest of developing a trench of combat at the universities and community colleges.
This effort was neither the creation of a party-generated organism nor an organic mass organization. It was the cultivation of a front; revolutionaries not only introduced student supporters to each other, but also began casually floating the idea of a student front, by discussing the need to organize among students and youth. It was from this long and patient work that the students took to the line and began organizing. Several names were considered, but once again the students took the direction of the cadres and settled on the name Revolutionary Student Front, which was a name originally used in Peru by the student organization aligned with the Communist Party of Peru, honoring both the tradition of those students and support for the revolutionary cause. The qualifier of “front” is quite important. Students on their own cannot lead the class struggle; they have mixed interests, and the promise of upward mobility—or the illusion of this promise to be more precise—creates mixed consciousness among students. Still, class struggle occurs on every campus in the US, and proletarian students must be organized as one front, since they are part of the proletariat. We most certainly wanted to avoid the pitfalls of other student organizations, like the Revolutionary Student Coordinating Committee, which failed due to gender discrimination and abuse. While we were greatly inspired by Progressive Youth Organization in Kansas City, we were not interested in this time in the formulation of a general youth organization. Students are not always young, and the youth are not always students. We specifically wanted to cultivate a campus front, in the interest of the working class and revolutionary movement in general, and not in the exclusive interests of students. The student struggle should have been more subordinated to the workers’ struggle, but due to a theoretical misstep (described later), this was never fully the case.

for debate USA - Fuck PRUC–People’s Revolutionary United Collective is not welcome!




Red Guards Charlotte stands for unity of the proletariat and its allies against capitalism-imperialism. That unity does not, however, extend to the left. There is only one proletarian ideology: Marxism-Leninism-Maoism, principally Maoism.
In response to our decisive stance against “left unity” The People’s Revolutionary United Collective-Charlotte (PRUC) was formed. They were founded on May 24th , according to their Facebook profile they are a group of “…revolutionaries of various leftist ideologies under the banner of advancing socialist liberation through class consciousness & proletarian struggle.” This is a revisionist thesis.
Conditions of PRUC’s founding
PRUC was founded by “Joey Steel” (his name only on a Facebook sock account). “Joey” sought to find any and every point of contention among our supporters and isolate us from our mass contacts. He sought to take the enemies we’ve made through the class struggle and build himself an organization out of our enemies. In doing this, he has also used certain street tactics that before Red Guards Charlotte had never been used in an organization in Charlotte.  He sought to use our tactics and claim “socialism” while gutting this facade of our ideology which is revisionism. He became the rightist pole in this city.

for debate - USA - Clarifications within Four Years Building Red Guards Los Angeles



We apologize for some grammatical and spelling errors in our four-year summation. But the biggest mistake, found in the “On the synthesis of Unified People’s War as the universal application of PPW within the capitalist centers of the world,” can undoubtedly cause confusion among the U.S. MLM movement and within the International Communist Movement. We need to provide clarification on our position on this point.
The urban centers are primary and the less-populated rural areas, a sort-of “countryside” in the U.S., would be secondary. So the text in question should read as follows:
“The *urban centers, would be primary. But the *countryside would be necessary yet secondary- but one without the other is a doomed dogmatic and outdated application of PPW.” Pg. 77
We argue that Unified Protracted People’s War within the U.S. will be the reversal of what the Communist Party of Peru had done, with countryside being primary and cities being complementary. We can’t be dogmatic with the application of People’s War, and therefore its revisionist misunderstanding. It is not primarily surrounding the cities from the countryside; but rather People’s War is a war requiring the direct revolutionary participation of the masses. Much of the working-class population lives within the cities and suburban areas. 62.7 percent of the population lives in the cities, but that is only taking up 3.5 percent of the land mass of the continental U.S.[1]
We must go where the masses are, principally the proletariat, and fundamentally the industrial proletariat. These industrial centers are in the cities and just slightly outside of the cities (but absolutely not in rural areas).
Another mistake is shown in the same section where we argue that PPW will spark in the Chicano Nation, but this was reflecting our old line that we have corrected in our updated position on the Chicano Nation[2]. We encourage readers to read our clarification on this line[3]. We reiterate that we have united with Red Guard Austin’s Sunbelt Thesis and that PPW would more than likely be initiated within the Black Nation.
RGLA is in the midst of struggling over the application of UPPW in the U.S. and a much larger book-length piece on the subject is in the works. If Maoists are serious about PPW in the U.S. we must begin, now, to theorize over how it will be applied based on a concrete analysis on the concrete conditions.
Lastly, another mistake is found in the “Gentrification is a trench of proletarian battle – the duty of communists is to build and seize the moment.” It reflects our erroneous theorizing that the specific type of capitalism within the Chicano Nation is bureaucratic capitalism but, as it has been reflected in our updated position on the Chicano Nation, that is not the case. Bureaucratic capitalism is something specific to semi-feudal and semi-colonial conditions, of which the Chicano Nation does not suffer from. Our type of capitalism is a state (public) and non-state (private) collaborationist type of capitalism but it is more advanced than capitalism within the colonies or semi-colonies of the Global South.
Now, we are glad to announce, that STPLA will be providing a few copies of our summation this coming Sunday at Mariachi Plaza at 5:30pm.
[1] https://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2015/cb15-33.html
[2] https://redguardsla.org/2018/06/29/updated-position-on-the-chicano-nation/
[3] https://redguardsla.org/2018/07/04/defeat-u-s-imperialism-for-the-proletariat-and-all-oppressed-nations-clarification-and-reaffirmation-on-the-chicano-national-question

for debate - Norway - On the ongoing struggle against a rightist line in Serve the People Tjen Folket




On the ongoing struggle against a rightist line in Serve the People

Statement from the leadership in Serve the People – Communist League, August 2018
In the spring of 2018 the leadership of Serve the People initiated a struggle against a rightist line in the league. This line expressed itself through the relation to and views on SOS Racism, as well as in the treatment of people within and without the league.
The struggle is extensive and thorough. It takes on a long line of problems that can be grouped into two categories; methods of leadership and the political-ideological line. The struggle has led to big changes in the league’s leadership. We are sure that the struggle also will lead to great changes and progress in the time to come. This short and limited statement will not go into the details or every side to the struggle.
The purpose of this statement from the leadership is to, on behalf of the league, take public self-criticism especially towards the people who have been unfairly and badly treated. We wish also to take a more general self-criticism directed to all who have been members or friends of the league, whether in Norway or abroad.
The struggle has so far led to expulsions, suspensions and resignations, although a clear majority of the league has supported the struggle. The most important thing to note is the expulsion of a leading member, who was at the forefront of developing the line for work with SOS Racism and has been known to treat people in a deeply reprehensible manner. When communicating with the league’s contacts abroad, this person has continued to claim to speak on behalf of , even after their suspension and expulsion.This has been an important factor in our decision to publicize this expulsion. We urge our contacts to remain on guard for any future misuse of the league’s name.
The suspension and subsequent expulsion is a result of the regarded person’s systematic manipulation and deception of those surrounding them. The person in question has caused bad blood between the league and former members and friends, as well as several other people, by among other things reckless and uncomradely behaviour on social media. One example is how the person has behaved towards young socialists on Facebook, with pushy and disrespectful behaviour. We have a great task ahead of us, attempting to mitigate some of the damages that have been done in connection to this. We are deeply sorry to have contributed to the person in question’s activities and having given this person unearned trust. We take deep self-criticism for this matter and we promise to make efforts to learn from our mistakes.
Politically, the biggest mistake has otherwise been the politically naive and morally unjustifiable activity concerning SOS Racism. For example, we think it was fundamentally wrong to contribute to the organisation’s dependency on governmental funding, and the fact that it was very exposed to the authorities, media, police and fascists. This was a key factor to the enemy’s ability to create great damage with their attacks on the organisation, representatives and activists. We maintain that there has been a basic lack of self-critical evaluation of the work with and the process against SOS Racism. Neither SOS Racism themselves nor communist activists, have done any from of critical evaluation of their own work. The damage to the organisation has both internally and externally been depicted as a result of solely outer conditions (attacks from the outside). It is been made to look as if the choices made by leading activists and communists did not have any impact when the organisation went bankrupt and in praxis ceased to exist.
As Maoists we maintain that it is fundamentally wrong to not look at the inner contradictions when you research how one is influenced from outside. As a main rule it is the inner contradictions that are principal in the relationship between external influences and internal contradictions. We maintain that the attacks on SOS Racism could only have had the effect that they did because of the decisions that were made within the organisation. Several activists from Serve the People were also activists in SOS Racism, and some of them contributed to some erroneous and very harmful decisions. This was not only the result of personal decisions, but also because of the organisation’s line. Our league therefore has a responsibility that we must be conscious of and self-critical about.
We further maintain that as Maoists, it is principally wrong to not take self-criticism before the masses when one has made mistakes. Self-criticism is not only about learning from your own mistakes, but also contributing so that more can learn from them. Good communists do not shy away from public self-criticism, when this is in place.
The rightist line in the organisation has gradually appropriated the word “Maoism” , but it has never practiced Maoism. It has only in word, but not in action, dedicated itself in serving the people. On the contrary it has shown itself to be a manipulative opportunism and through and through revisionism. With this we declare that we have broken with this line and are in the process of correcting our own faults and developing our work in accordance with the interests of the proletariat and the proletariat’s own ideology: Maoism.
We ask friends in Norway and abroad to be on guard against the hostile misuse of the league’s name and funds. We know that misuse of resources that belongs to the league already has taken place, and there has been an attempt to render payment from others in our name. This does not surprise us, but we must ask people to carefully verify that it is actually the league they are in contact with – and not a false “representative” from us.
Serve the People – Communist League will officially communicate via Tjen Folket Media, with the website tjenfolket.no (and tjen-folket.no), the e-mail address post@tjen-folket.no and the facebook page Tjen Folket Media (facebook.com/tjenfolketmedia). If one is in contact with individuals or clandestine profiles, there is no sure way of telling if they are actually representing the league. Activists and individuals do not represent the league unless it has been formally declared. We do not have a public spokesperson and we do not have a mail address in Haugesund anymore. If one for the moment wishes to contact the league, you must do so via Tjen Folket Media per e-mail or the contact section on tjenfolket.no.
In conclusion we repeat that this statement is only in regards to a small part of the correction campaign that the league is in the midst of. We will carry on several of the good sides of our work, which has mainly been carried out by those standing on the left side of the league for quite some time. But we will persistently work to improve ourselves and especially lift the masswork to a higher level. And we encourage all the friends of the league to contribute with criticism which can develop and improve us.
Long live the struggle against the rightist opportunist line!
Apply criticism and self-criticism without fear and wage the two-line struggle further!
Forward the reconstruction of the communist party as a Maoist party!

Colombia - en memoria del camarada Ignacio


CAMARADA IGNACIO ¡TU MUERTE PESA MÁS QUE UNA GRAN MONTAÑA  PARA LOS COMUNISTAS

A la familia, amigos y camaradas del incorruptible camarada Ignacio.
Reciban de parte del Comité de Dirección de la Unión Obrera Comunista (mlm) un saludo fraternal, solidario, sincero, rojo y un fuerte abrazo para acompañar la despedida de nuestro viejo camarada de hierro.
Permítannos recordar para el conocimiento de todos sus compañeros de clase y camaradas de lucha, algunos aspectos de su vida.
El camarada Ignacio provenía de una familia proletaria y desde muy joven, siendo aprendiz del Sena, se vinculó al movimiento obrero. Trabajó como obrero de camisas Arrow y posteriormente de Cementos Caldas en donde se destacó como dirigente llegando a ocupar la presidencia del Sindicato.
Su vida de obrero abnegado en su trabajo, fue la condición material en la que forjó su profundo espíritu de servir al pueblo, como sindicalista frentero y beligerante en la fábrica; como luchador revolucionario en las calles con sus poderosos brazos lanzando piedras para enfrentar la fuerza pública, desafiando el toque de queda instaurado durante la histórica huelga de Tejidos Única en 1974, mostrando a la clase obrera una forma directa de enfrentar al gobierno y sus leyes absurdas.
Su inquebrantable espíritu le hizo acreedor del odio de la clase explotadora en la empresa Cementos Caldas en la cual libró una verdadera guerra que culminó con su despido como retaliación por una de sus importantes huelgas.
Como proletario consciente fue capaz de orientarse para desprenderse de la dirección revisionista del partido mamerto, como del revisionismo armado de las Farc, para vincularse en calidad de comunista a las tareas por la construcción del Partido que necesitan los proletarios para acabar con la explotación y la opresión. En esa condición fue activo defensor y difusor de la revista Contradicción, y miembro cofundador del Grupo de Obreros Comunistas Francisco Garnica y de la Unión Obrera Comunista (mlm) en 1998. En la comisión que discutió el problema de la prensa en la Primera Asamblea de la Unión, fue el camarada Ignacio quien propuso el nombre de Revolución Obrera a nuestro órgano central, propuesta que fue acogida por unanimidad de aquel evento democrático.
Como camarada experimentado nos iluminó con su gran experiencia y sabiduría curtida en la capacidad de organizar obreros conscientes para la lucha y en el cómo llevar a la práctica la verdadera disciplina comunista. Siempre nos sentimos seguros cuando ejercía de poste en los mítines a la madrugada en las zonas industriales, cuidando de sus camaradas. Siempre recodaremos los brillantes, dialécticos y sencillos discursos de cierre en nuestros eventos democráticos como un viejo comunista de hierro.
Despedido padeció los rigores de la miseria que supo llevar con dignidad, logrando después de un largo proceso la pensión por la enfermedad que también supo enfrentar con valentía por más de una década para no dejarse sacar de las filas de la revolución.
En esas vicisitudes de la vida siempre contó con su querida compañera y camarada para cumplir con las tareas de la revolución y sacar a flote la familia quien compartió sin miramientos las penurias económicas y los avatares de salud, de los cuales un fulminante infarto el pasado 9 de agosto, a los 65 años, quebró su gran resistencia a la muerte.
Nuestro Camarada Ignacio siempre tendrá un lugar de honor en la historia del proletariado en Colombia y en las filas de la Unión Obrera Comunista (mlm).
A la memoria del inolvidable Camarada Ignacio un poema de Bertold Brecht
Elogio a la clandestinidad
Es hermoso
tomar la palabra en la lucha de clases.
Llamar a las masas bien alto a la lucha
para que aplasten a los opresores
y liberen a los oprimidos.
Y es difícil y útil el trabajo diario,
imperceptible, el tenaz
y secreto tejer la red del Partido
ante el cañón de los patrones:
hablar, pero esconder al orador.
Vencer, pero esconder al vencedor.
Morir, pero esconder la muerte.
¿Quién no haría mucho por la fama,
pero quién lo haría por el silencio?
Pues la fama pregunta en vano
por los que realizaron la hazaña.
¡Aparezcan por un momento,
desconocidos de rostros cubiertos,
y reciban nuestra gratitud!

Comité de Dirección
Unión Obrera Comunista (mlm)
Colombia, agosto de 2018

Viva a Heroica Resistência Camponesa de Corumbiara! Brasil








Em 1995, 600 famílias camponesas ocuparam a fazenda Santa Elina e opuseram feroz resistência ao terrorismo do latifúndio e seu velho Estado burocrático genocida. 
 
No dia 9 de agosto celebramos a Heroica Resistência camponesa de Corumbiara, ocorrida em 1995, um dos fatos mais importantes do movimento popular brasileiro. Esta batalha deixou claro que o camponês só pode conquistar a terra com luta organizada, combativa e independente de movimentos oportunistas e eleitoreiros. Os combatentes de Santa Elina ajudaram a demarcar o caminho da Revolução Agrária, de muitas dificuldades e sacrifícios, mas o único capaz de destruir o latifúndio e iniciar a construção de uma Nova Democracia e um Brasil novo, unindo com a luta dos operários e demais trabalhadores do campo e cidade.

Fonte. Resistência Camponesa

Colombia - ¡UNIR LAS LUCHAS DEL PUEBLO CONTRA EL NUEVO GOBIERNO DE LOS RICOS! UOC



Pululan las creencias reformistas de que en el sistema capitalista, el Estado de la republica democrática burguesa es una institución por encima de las clases donde la democracia y la libertad de gobernar son accesibles para todos los ciudadanos. Contra tan engañosas ideas, el marxismo enseña la verdad: el Estado es una máquina de fuerza para ejercer el dominio de unas clases sobre otras, donde el poder político le pertenece a las clases económicamente dominantes; entre más democrática sea la república burguesa más grosero y cínico es el dominio de la fuerza del capital que transforma en marionetas todas las instituciones estatales incluidas las elecciones, y el gobierno elegido en ese Estado burgués no es más que una junta administradora de los negocios comunes de los capitalistas.
En Colombia, país capitalista oprimido, el Estado concentra el poder político de la burguesía, los terratenientes y sus socios imperialistas, clases económicamente dominantes, explotadoras del trabajo de las demás clases sociales. La libertad burguesa es la libertad de explotar y oprimir a los trabajadores, reprimir sus organizaciones, acallar sus voces, criminalizar su movilización y rebeldía. La democracia burguesa es la declaración formal de derechos para el pueblo escrita con tinta desteñida sobre el papel mojado de la constitución y las leyes, es la burda y descarada farsa electoral mediante la cual, cada cuatro años legitiman al presidente y los congresistas que han de oprimir y aplastar al pueblo

Turkey - Symposium Istanbul 8/9 september

To be internationalist is to be revolutionary. Only the revolutionaries can sacrifice themselves for the world’s peoples without thinking of their own interests.
To be internationalist means revolutionary politics. Only revolutionary organisations, expecting nothing in return, for the freedom of the peoples of the world, wherever in the world, support slogans of independence.
Today the most basic need of the peoples is, organizing and fighting against imperialism."

Long live internationalism!
Let us unite in the Anti-Imperialist Front, in the 9th International Eyup Bas Symposium for Unity of the Peoples Against Imperialist Aggression which will be held on 8-9 September in İstanbul - Küçükarmutlu!

Dear comrades,
 
We had previously made a call for participation to the revolutionary lawyers' trial on September 10 in Istanbul. Recently, the court decided not to bring 15 of the imprisoned lawyers to the court room. The reason was that they were in prisons outside Istanbul. Therefore, only Selçuk Kozağaçlı (who is also the chairman of Progressive Lawyers' Association) and Yaprak Türkmen will be brought to the court room. The other imprisoned lawyers are imposed to attend the trial via SEGBİS (court-to-prison video conferencing) system.
 
The imprisoned lawyers express this situation as follows; "We often remember Mussolini's words: 'How well I would govern the country if there were no lawyers!' We think that is the reason for this situation..."
 
The revolutionary lawyers have been in prison for 11 months because of a confessor-slanderer who gave statements with full of lies, on the revolutionaries.
They have been imprisoned, because they are revolutionary lawyers, and also they are the lawyers of the revolutionaries. And this kind of advocacy discomforted AKP government, because the revolutionary lawyers always stood in front of the government on every crime they committed against the people. AKP fascism did not want any single resisting person or a dissident voice, but faced with the revolutionary lawyers after every aggression against the people.
 
At last, the government "found a solution" by arresting them, while trying to intimidate the revolutionaries and leave them without advocacy. But they also couldn't succeed on this. Neither did the revolutionaries step back even once, nor did the revolutionary lawyers leave them alone even once.
 
Thus, the revolutionary lawyers will not be brought to the court room in their first trial 1 year after they have been arrested. They are imposed to make their defense under and unlawful, arbitrary system called SEGBİS video conferencing system. SEGBİS video conferencing system is improper for defense, because in this way the communication between the prisoner and the court is hindered. The video connection is oftenly broken, the words of prosecutor and the judge are not clearly understood by the prisoner, and the defense of the prisoner is not clearly understood by the court.
 
These are the technical aspects. But defense by SEGBİS video conferencing system would still be an unlawful imposition even if there were no such issues. Because the place where the defense is made should be the court room. With SEGBİS system, the imprisoned revolutionary lawyers' right to defend themselves is being seized.
 
For this reasons, we call you to protest Turkish Ministry of Justice by sending mails & faxes. And we call you to the first trial of the imprisoned revolutionary lawyers in İstanbul Bakırköy Courthouse on September 10, in order not to leave them alone. We may not see 15 of them face to face on the court room that day, nor may they see us. But even if they have been separated to prisons in different cities, their and our hearts will beat together as one that day.
 
Below is the e-mail and fax information:
 
Ministry of Justice:
Fax no: +90 312 419 33 70
E-mail: info@adalet.gov.tr
 
P.S. Attached are two photos. One of them is a SEGBİS court-to-prison video link room in Sincan F-Type prison in Ankara.
The other one is a drawing by a revolutionary prisoner. He is showing how irrational the SEGBİS system is, by drawing a prisoner and in a video link room, and the court on the small screen.
 
With revolutionary greetings,
 
Anti-Imperialist Front / Turkey