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“Without revolutionary theory there can be no revolutionary movement.”
-- V.I. Lenin
"No force, no torture, no intrigue can eradicate Marxism-Leninism from the minds and hearts of men."
-- Enver Hoxha
"If you do not condemn colonialism, if you do not side with the colonial people, what kind of revolution are you waging?"
-- Ho Chi Minh
“Every departure from class struggle has fatal results for the destiny of socialism.”
-- Enver Hoxha
"A nation which enslaves another forges its own chains."
-- Karl Marx
"Private property must, therefore, be abolished and in its place must come the common utilization of all instruments of production and the distribution of all products according to common agreement - in a word, what is called the communal ownership of goods."
-- Friedrich Engels
"The entire party and country should hurl into the fire and break the neck of anyone who dared trample underfoot the sacred edict of the party on the defense of women's rights."
-- Enver Hoxha, 1967
"Today, in fact, ‘Stalinism’ has become a meaningless term of abuse employed to denote political views with which one disagrees."
-- Bill Bland
"If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor."
-- Desmond Tutu
“The class struggle does not disappear under the dictatorship of the proletariat; it merely assumes different forms... The class of exploiters, the landowners and capitalists, has not disappeared and cannot disappear all at once under the dictatorship of the proletariat. The exploiters have been smashed, but not destroyed. They still have an international base in the form of international capital, of which they are a branch. They still retain certain means of production in part, they still have money, they still have vast social connections."
-- V.I. Lenin, 1919
"We are marching in a compact group along a precipitous and difficult path, firmly holding each other by the hand. We are surrounded on all sides by enemies, and we have to advance almost constantly under their fire. We have combined, by a freely adopted decision, for the purpose of fighting the enemy, and not of retreating into the neighbouring marsh, the inhabitants of which, from the very outset, have reproached us with having separated ourselves into an exclusive group and with having chosen the path of struggle instead of the path of conciliation. And now some among us begin to cry out: Let us go into the marsh! And when we begin to shame them, they retort: What backward people you are! Are you not ashamed to deny us the liberty to invite you to take a better road! Oh, yes, gentlemen! You are free not only to invite us, but to go yourselves wherever you will, even into the marsh. In fact, we think that the marsh is your proper place, and we are prepared to render you every assistance to get there. Only let go of our hands, don’t clutch at us and don’t besmirch the grand word freedom, for we too are ‘free’ to go where we please, free to fight not only against the marsh, but also against those who are turning towards the marsh!"
-- Lenin, “What is to be Done?”
"I have not brought you liberty, I found it here, among you."
-- George Kastrioti "Skanderbeg"
"[The children's] life will be better than ours; much of what was our life, they will not experience. Their lives will be less cruel. [...] Our generation has succeeded in doing a job of astounding historical importance. The cruelty of our life, forced upon us by conditions, will be understood and justified. It will all be understood, all of it!"
-- V.I. Lenin
"There is one, and only one, kind of real internationalism, and that is—working whole-heartedly for the development of the revolutionary movement and the revolutionary struggle in one’s own country, and supporting (by propaganda, sympathy, and material aid) this struggle, this, and only this, line, in every country without exception."
-- V.I. Lenin, 1917
"When the enemy attacks you, it means you are on the right road."
-- Enver Hoxha
"You'll hang me now, but I am not alone. There are two hundred million of us. You can't hang us all."
-- Zoya Anatolyevna Kosmodemyanskaya
"The Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution was neither a revolution, nor great, nor cultural, and, in particular, not in the least proletarian."
-- Enver Hoxha
"Marxism is not only the theory of socialism, it is an integral world outlook, a philosophical system, from which Marx’s proletarian socialism logically follows. This philosophical system is called dialectical materialism.”
-- J. V. Stalin, “Anarchism or Socialism?”
“Nixon is to go to Peking! We are not in agreement. Therefore I think we should write to the Chinese a letter saying that we are opposed to this decision. Nixon is an aggressor, a murderer of peoples, an enemy of socialism — especially of Albania, which the USA has never recognised as a people’s democratic state and against which it has hatched a thousand plots. The invitation to Nixon will benefit imperialism and world reaction, and will gravely harm the new Marxist-Leninist Parties which have looked upon China and Mao Tse-tung as the pillar of the revolution and as defenders of Marxism-Leninism."
-- Enver Hoxha
"It is only the working class at the head of the masses, it is only the working class headed by its real Marxist-Leninist party, it is only the working class through armed revolution, through violence, that can and must bury the traitorous revisionists."
-- Enver Hoxha
“There were two ‘Reigns of Terror,’ if we would but remember and consider it; the one wrought murder in hot passion, the other in heartless cold blood; the one lasted mere months, the other lasted a thousand years; the one inflicted death upon ten thousand persons, the other upon a hundred millions; but our shudders are all for the “horrors” of the minor Terror, the momentary Terror, so to speak; whereas, what is the horror of swift death by the guillotine, compared with lifelong death from hunger, cold, insult, cruelty, and heart-break? What is swift death by lightning compared with death by slow fire at the stake? A city cemetery could contain the coffins filled by that brief Terror which we have all been so diligently taught to shiver at and mourn over; but all France could hardly contain the coffins filled by that older and real Terror—that unspeakably bitter and awful Terror which none of us has been taught to see in its vastness or pity as it deserves.”
— Mark Twain, "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court"
Monthly Archives: June 2011
The former lead singer of the Dead Kennedys has pulled out of a planned concert in Tel Aviv this weekend, but says he will still go to Israel.
Jello Biafra, who was set to play in Tel Aviv for the first time on July 2 with his band the Guantanamo School of Medicine, said the cancellation absolutely did not mean he or his band were endorsing or joining a boycott of Israel.
Instead he delivered a blistering attack on the boycott, divestment and sanctions groups, including one called “Punks Against Apartheid”, who campaigned for him to cancel.
He also said he refused to be “a poodle for Hasbara, Peace Now, BDS or anyone else”
Mr Biafra said he would still go to Israel and Palestine “to check things out myself” and may yet change his mind about his decision.
He said his only intention in going to Israel had been to do some good, and criticised those who attempted to stop him.
“What about the people on the same side of the human rights fence we are, who now don’t get to see us play?” asked the punk star. “Should they be boycotted too?
“I’ve been doing this long enough to know better than buy into hardline absolutes such as playing in Israel automatically supports apartheid or Israel’s government. That threat is ridiculous.”
He condemned the way in which discussion about playing in Israel had descended into a “childish bickerfest” from both Palestinian and Israeli groups, and noted that many of the “Punks Against Apartheid” petition signatories had no idea who he was.
He added: “I can’t back anyone whose real goal or fantasy is a country ethnically cleansed of Jews or anyone else, where people who think for themselves or talk to the wrong person are automatically a sellout.”
“Speaking personally, I currently favour two democratic states in the admittedly naive hope that in our lifetime they can somehow evolve into one.”
The Revolutionary Communist Party of Côte d’Ivoire (PCRCI) voted last Thursday on the sociopolitical situation in the country. In an opening statement, the secretary general, said party Achy Ekissi pointed to the constitution which he says is partly responsible for the social divide today. Ainis he recommended its repeal. “We must repeal the constitution of 2000, as part of the source current crisis. “For him, it is a democratic constitution in which all citizens have equal rights and duties. “We must establish a constitution in which justice is effectively independent of the executive. A constitution in which power belongs to the people who actually delegates but has the tools to control it or take it back if that is his will, “he said. For general secétaire PCRCI, the new authorities should avoid the mistakes of reshaping that were brilliantly illustrated in the mismanagement of state affairs.
“We are at a turning point. What direction will the new government there?
Will there be where there is a single thought? A power that promotes illicit enrichment, corruption, a power which is subject to imperialism? Or will there be a democratic and modern fight against impunity for political crimes, economics, corruption, illicit enrichment? “Questioned the former head of PCRCI. He also commented on the new government he described as government-heavy look, he said, the very critical financial situation of the country due to looting of resources by the deposed regime. “This government is bloated. The country does not, at present, since the necessary financial situation left by the reshaping is very critical, “he said.
From the Communist Party of Spain (Marxist-Leninist):
In Tunisia, with our comrades of the TCO, by Julio Calafat
Our party sent on 3 March, a delegation to Tunisia to meet with comrades and other forces. For eight days, we conducted interviews with the spokesman of the Communist Party of Tunisia (TCO), Hamma Hammami, the entire contents will post soon. Here advance excerpts from that interview.
Information has also been discussions with other forces “Confronting January 14″ (day of the overthrow of dictator Ben Ali), paintings and trade union leaders, youth in Tunis, and in the cities of Sousse and Monastir. In all three cities also have attended meetings PCOT comprehensive tables. At all times, brotherhood, solidarity, have been the predominant fact the sister party, with which we share close ties of friendship since its founding in 1984.
During our stay there was the dissolution of the political police of Ben Ali, a state within the state, responsible for repression and guilty of numerous murders, torture … As an anecdote, when the PCOT presented to the interim government Sebsi Beji Caid , March 6, the request to dissolve the infamous police, the Prime Minister himself called Hamma to say that this was an “anarchist slogan”; twenty-four hours, police were disbanded … This is illustrative of the fact that TCO has been almost always ahead of events has been the only organized force from the beginning set out to fight, the other forces were slow to react, hence the supposed spontaneity of movement. Currently, the courts are raised PCOT request that the leaders and police officials, torturers and murderers are tried publicly. Also on 9 was dissolved and its assets confiscated Ben Ali’s party, the RCD.
The “Front January 14″ was created shortly after the “National Council for the safeguarding of the Revolution”, which in turn is organizing “popular committees”, both by region and by villages and neighborhoods of large cities, for, as I said a veteran communist, “the revolution is on the verge of Tunisia,” or as accurate Hamma Hammami, “the revolution is unfinished, half-way.”
There have been personalities, intellectuals, lawyers, have repeatedly pointed to the TCO as the third force in the country. Hammami, wiser, stressed that “not yet, but we’re at it ….” To date, the interim government has legalized 31 political parties, of which only a few, very few existed previously. The TCO will be legalized one of these days, perhaps before the start of this newspaper.
We highlight a few phrases of our interview with Hamma:
“The Tunisian people’s revolution has denied these positions [the Arab peoples will do nothing by themselves, are lazy, etc.] And has shown that without the” help “from the U.S. or France, has been able to rid of the dictator’s strongest Arab world, which was supported by U.S. imperialism, French and others, including that of Israel. The Prime Minister of Israel, Netanyahu said after the January 14, with Ben Ali, “Israel has lost a great friend in the region.”
Our struggle has also shown the way to go to other Arab peoples. The Tunisian people were released on 14 January and the Egyptian revolt began on 27 and is free of Hosni Mubarak. Egypt has taken some lessons from what happened in Tunis, Egyptian revolutionary Internet have madecontact with our comrades, and have even agreed on the same slogans, the same methods …
[...] In Libya, among its many errors, Gaddafi madeto criticize the people of Tunisia for having shot down at Ben Ali. Gaddafi said quote: “If I had been Tunisian would strongly supported Ben Ali.”
[...] Libya has already begun. I think that Gaddafi will resist some time. In Libya there is a danger of intervention by the United States for oil. Our Party denounces all foreign intervention in Libya. We have encouraged the Tunisian people to show solidarity with the Libyan, and we have also called on Libya’s revolutionary to be vigilant and not fall into the trap of siding with the Americans to overthrow Gaddafi. If you turn to the U.S. will be the end for the Americans will not go easily, they will stay for long, because their interests are not the Libyan people, but madewith oil. “
(From the meeting held on 5 March in Tunis).
KATHMANDU: The Nepal Maoists today were in the final stages of handing over their weapons as part of a deal to end the dual security system for the top leaders of the former rebels.
“We have begun collecting weapons and have kept them at the Nayabazaar-based residence of Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ and the process of returning PLA security personnel to their respective camps will begin from Sunday,” Barshaman Pun, member of the Special Committee for Supervision, Integration and Rehabilitation of Maoist combatants, was quoted as saying by Himalayan Times online.
The dual security provided to Nepal’s Maoist leaders is set to end today. The process is part of a deal to push forward the 2006 stalled peace process in the country.
The Army Integration Special Committee (AISC), which is tasked to look into issues of the integration of the former Maoist combatants into the security forces, has decided to remove Maoist personnel from the security of senior Maoist leaders.
Maoists secretary CP Gajurel said Nepal Police personnel would replace the PLA men.
“We are not opposing the party’s decision to remove dual security but the process began without any work-plan and schedule,” Gajurel said.
Some 95 registered weapons have been used for the security of Maoist leaders. The report quoted unnamed sources as saying that some 20 former PLA fighters were preparing to leave for their respective camps. Reports said the collected arms will be shifted to Shaktikhor cantonment in Chitwan for storage.
Nepal Maoists ended its decade-long civil war in 2006 and emerged as the single largest party in the 2008 Constituent Assembly, whose term was extended for the second time last month as it failed to draft a constitution.
By Moussa Zongo
The demonstration of April 8 has kept all its promises. For the first time that the coalition is mobilizing all the world. Let us consider the three major events that have marked the day.
For the first time, the Revolutionary Communist Party Voltaic (PCRV) made a public appearance. The underground party, known for his statements, this time made a public display of banners through preaching “to a provisional revolutionary government” pending the arrival of a “modern democratic Republic.” The PCRV is finally out of the woods. Maybe the big night is below. The signs and banners have attracted the attention of many protesters who see the output PCRV certainly a new tactic of fighting for the overthrow of the power he preaches from his birth in 1978. In his statement delivered on site, PCRV clear that the revolt in Burkina is “a popular revolutionary deep and broad indicating a deepening of the revolutionary crisis that has shaken our country …” The young people who were holding these signs hesitate not, however, to the openly brandish before the cameramen and photographers eager to capture many? the event.
Second highlight of the meeting, the message of the coalition. It is a short statements distributed by the PRCV from the perspective of the analysis. All agree that the crisis the country is the result of poor governance. Much of the emphasis is on the crisis in Burkina since the death of Zongo Justin on February 22 in Koudougou and events that followed until the death of the young Madina Bouda April 6, victim a stray bullet on the night of March 30 in the crow’s feet, during the hours of curfew.
Tole Sagnon returned to the impunity under the fourth republic and the lack of solutions to the problems of the population. And the coalition wants to take the bull by the horns. It requires action by the government for the cessation of acts of aggression against freedom, against impunity and for truth and justice and the end of the lifting arms and militias against the citizens. The coalition also wants answers about the cost of living. However, these requirements sound like a better tactic to return. The coalition said not to expect anything of consultations initiated by Blaise Compaore with different social groups to discuss their concerns. For them, the objective of the head of state in this new approach is to reduce social fever. No credit is granted then this approach. Since 2008 the CCVC beating the pavement for a satisfaction of its platform of action and so far, the government turned a deaf ear. The coalition compares the new address Blaise Compaore people than in 1999 after the filing of the report of the inquiry into the murder of Norbert Zongo. The authority had also promised the end of violent crimes on the occasion of the national day of pardon in March 2001. Evidence to show that one should not expect satisfactory answers in relation to popular demands.
Obviously, the coalition does not exclude actions in the fight to end the suffering of the people. Tole Sagnon even noted in his introduction that some might find that the strike is 24 bit, but he reminded activists that the motion of January 3, 1966 which claimed the power of Maurice Yameogo happened in 24 hours. Everything is in the hands of the people and is a matter of mobilization capacity. The final highlight is the mobilization of traders. In the long route, in some markets and Yaari, merchants closed their shops to attend the event. They were victims of the mutiny of the military on the night of March 22 to 23. Their representative, Moussa Dabo, vice president of the national organization of traders in Burkina (ONACOMB) who spoke on behalf of his fellow protesters to inform traders that are now in all the events that target the well-being populations. Referring to the movement in the Maghreb, he thinks that 2011 is the year chosen by God to the people in suffering. He therefore urged the people not to miss this opportunity.
Greece is at boiling point. People are furious. The economic crisis has turned into a political crisis for the social democrat prime minister Papandreou and the bourgeois political institutions. The weeks ahead are piled with crisis meetings and sessions, in the parliament and with the EU, in order to “cope with the crisis”.
The bourgeois media are giving the impression that the greeks are lazy money-wasters and that the EU is in an awkward position having to consider whether or not to “allow” Greece to get even more indebted. In reality this debt has already been paid off by the Greek people, while on the other hand, Germany for example still has not paid war damage compensation to Greece …
Revolusjon has put some questions to a comrade from the Movement for the reconstruction of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE 1918–1955) in order to get a more precise understanding of the current situation in the country.
– More than half a million people took to the streets in Athens recently against the austerity measures of the government imposed by the EU and IMF. What are their main demands?
– The number of people who went out in the streets, reached half a million on June 15 and tenths of thousands have been on the streets and the squares for more than three weeks in Greece. The main demands can be summarised by the slogan: WE DO NOT OWE – WE DO NOT SELL – WE DO NOT PAY.
In a recent opinion poll 47.5 percent of respondents said they want parliament to reject the reform package. The vast majority of the demonstrators agrees with the debt write-off, that the the troika should go. Moreover, over the last days, more and more people question the country’s membership in the EU.
– There are many similarities to the protests in Spain, however it seems that in Greece the whole population is involved, not only the youth. Is this a correct observation?
– Yes, not only young people participate but, also, older ones who offer all kinds of help; from making photocopies to preparing food. They are trying to balance the enthusiasm of the younger ones and convey their own experience from the struggles of the Greek people, under the guidance of the Communist Party, in the ranks of the National Liberation Front during the Second World War, the Greek Democratic Army and, later, the United Democratic Left. However, it is the youth that is in the first line. Everybody wants the youth to lead and there is hope in them. The movement has a great potential to spread even more.
– Would you say that the situation has led to a radicalization within the trade union movement, or is it still being controlled by reformist and revisionist bureaucracy?
– The trade union movement is still under the control of social-democrats and reformists. But it is the first time that the local trade unions pressed the reformist leaderships to call a 48-hour strike – the first in decades – and joint rallies around the risen squares.
– The Greek public opinion used to be in favour of the Euro and the EU. Now this has changed. Do you believe it possible that Greece might leave the EU and reinstate the Drachma?
– From the middle of the last decade, due to constant price rises, the request to return back to the Drachma (the former Greek currency) was maturing. Now the request is supported by the majority of Greek citizens. Also, shortly before the outbreak of the demonstrations, polls showed that 27 per cent of the people questioned the abidance of Greece in the EU. Through these demonstrations and the discussions that have developed, this demand also is gaining momentum. Already in recent resolutions of the squares the EU is clearly disputed.
– In Greece you have a strong party posing as “communist”, even “orthodox communist”, the KKE. What role does this party play in the protests, and does it support withdrawal from the EU?
– This party immediately distanced itself from the protests. Not only did it not support them, but leading KKE cadres spoke with derogatory words about the movement; they said, for example, that it is not politically mature, that it does not pose a threat to the political system etc. KKE does not support withdrawal from the EU, even if sometimes they claim the opposite in foreign media, because it has totally accepted the strategic decision of the Greek capital to keep the country within this imperialist union. The KKE General Secretary, A. Papariga recently stated that: “A solution outside the Euro and return to the drachma in the present circumstances would be catastrophic” (Rizospastis 31/5/2011, p.6., can also be found here).
– How about the other leftist forces?
– Most of the left forces do not seem to grasp the political importance of the developing popular movement. Some of them take an openly hostile attitude to it, others try to undermine it using various means and others don’t do anything essential to support it. No left political organisation agitates for the withdrawal of Greece from EU and Euro. There are forces such as SYN/SYRIZA sowing illusions about transforming EU into an institution that supports peoples’ interests. Others, like the Maoist revisionist parties relegate the question of the country’s withdrawal from the EU into the future. We are the only left political organization that has put forward the slogan “IMMEDIATE EXIT FROM EU-EMU-EURO”.
– Until 1974 Greece was a military NATO-dictatorship and the reactionary forces are still active. Do you see any danger coming from the right and the fascist elements?
– It is important to point out that, during the last decades, there has been a process of fascist transformation of the Greek society, promoted by the state through all possible means and tolerated, or even, supported by the bourgeois and revisionist parties. This process has made certain progress because of the absence of massive popular movements. It is impossible that the people demonstrating in the squares have not been affected. Significant parts of the population are influenced by racist views. In the beginning, some worried that fascist-racist views will prevail in the rallies. But the people’s meetings adopted the clear-cut position that the fascists and the racists do not have any place in the squares. Now and then, small groups of fascists make their appearance, but they are immediately excluded from the crowd. Anyway, it is quite difficult for them to gain any ground in the rallies because the Nazi-fascist party, the Popular Orthodox Rally (LAOS), of the parliament has voted for the Memorandum which abolishes the country’s national sovereignty.
– Is there any way the working class and progressive forces elsewhere in Europe could support the current struggle of the working people of Greece?
– Yes. Initially, they must make clear that the demonstrations in Greece are against the anti-popular measures the government puts forward. In addition, they need to organise campaigns to inform the other peoples that the money given to Greece has been returned to their countries many times and that the terms and debt imposed on the country threaten its sovereignty and its prospects for economic development. Finally, all people have to realise that if the new measures pass and the loan treaty is not annulled, they will face a two-fold threat:
1) The fall of the living standards and the drop of the wages in Greece will definitely result in similar harsh austerity policies in their own countries.
2) There will be the legal precedent of the bankers abolishing national sovereignty that can be used to do the same in other countries.
A more detailed analysis of the Greek situation and the positions of the Marxist-Leninists can be found here.
The end of the term is fast approaching. As with all students I have a potential, ideal reading list for this summer. Chances are I won’t complete it – I never do. But to hit a target with a bow and arrow you have to aim higher than the target itself, right?
The Bible – Marquis De Sade [/coolface.jpg]
The Iliad – Homer
The Odyssey – Homer
The Aeneid – Virgil
Barn Burning– John Steinbeck
Brave New World – Aldous Huxley
The Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas
Robert Frost: Selected Poems – Robert Frost
Through the Looking Glass – Lewis Carroll
Moby Dick – Herman Melville
Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad
The Ministry of Fear – Graham Greene
Let us prepare for the sharpening of the class struggle
In the capitalist world still in deep crisis, the wind of popular revolts and of revolution is coming from the Maghreb and countries of the Middle East. The people of these countries have risen up, one after the other, against regimes of tyranny, often sold out to imperialism. They are struggling for democracy; they want to live in dignity, to work, study and contribute to the development of their country and to get rid of the corrupt regimes that have enriched themselves at their expense by selling the country and its wealth to the imperialist powers.
The revolution began in Tunisia. The resistance of the working class, of the youths, peasants, democrats and popular sectors was organized in spite of the ferocious repression of Ben Ali’s regime, supported until the last minute by its imperialist godfathers.
In this fight, the Communist Party of the Workers of Tunisia (PCOT) has played an essential leading role. Together with other forces, it is struggling today in order for this revolutionary process to continue to its end. It is the Tunisian revolution that expelled Ben Ali. It encouraged other people of the Maghreb and the Middle East to rise up. From Egypt to Yemen, from Morocco to Syria, movements have developed, provoking a large movement of sympathy among the workers, youth and peoples all over the world.
The imperialist powers that consider this region as their private hunting ground have been taken by surprise. They pretend to support these popular movements, in order to try to make use of them for their own interests. In Libya they have found forces ready to collaborate with them, and Sarkozy, Cameron and Obama launched a war that is plunging this country into chaos. For the first time in its history, NATO is intervening militarily in this region, to show the will of the imperialist powers to halt the popular movements and to establish their total control of all of Libya’s resources, especially oil, gas and water. They are also interested in Libya’s geostrategic position on the African continent and in the Mediterranean region.
As the G-8 summit has shown, the big imperialist powers are speaking of “helping” these people, but they are trying to enchain them with debts. Today the debt mechanism is an essential instrument of the neocolonial policy of imperialism. We denounce this policy of enslavement and say that on the contrary, these people do not need new debts.
It is not over yet, but with these movements, the class struggle has taken a new dimension, a new scale internationally. These people are standing up and are giving a new breath to the revolution, to the fight for national and social emancipation. They have shown that it is the people who make history and that a people united can overturn the imperialist order, can overthrow dictatorships.
The idea of the revolution is again on the agenda
The working class, the toiling people, the youth and the peoples of the world are in solidarity with this fight that inspires and stimulates them to reinforce their struggle against the capitalist imperialist system that makes them pay for its crisis. Far from being over, much less overcome, a new crisis is threatening to explode: the state debt crisis, especially in the EU. The financial oligarchy, the monopolies have put the States into debt in order to save the financial system, the banks and big monopolies. For this, billions in public money, taken from the social budgets, have been used. At the same time, wages have been lowered, and misery and precariousness have struck ever larger sectors of the masses.
The financial markets are speculating on the bankruptcy of States; they are demanding more austerity, new privatizations and new cutbacks in social rights. In order to save Euro, the leaders of big powers in the EU, the IMF and the ECB [European Central Bank] want to impose a mega-austerity plan; the so-called “stabilization plan”, which, in reality, will push even more workers of the cities and the countryside, the youths and working women into misery and insecurity, and will increase the super-exploitation in the companies. To impose such a policy of social regression, the governments of the right, social democrats and social liberals are reinforcing the reactionary laws in order to criminalize the developing social struggle. They do not hesitate to copy the racist themes of the extreme right parties which are developing a populist propaganda. We denounce the reinforcement of “fortress” Europe and say: “it is not the immigrants who should be expelled, but Sarkozy, Berlusconi and company!”
The working class, popular masses and peoples are resisting, refusing to pay for the crisis of the capitalist system.
In several countries, the youths, who are the first victim of mass unemployment and precariousness, are taking to the streets and occupying public places in cities, shouting their anger at a society that has no future to offer them. In all the countries, from Greece to the United Kingdom, from Portugal to Italy, from Ireland to Spain, the working class and popular masses are demonstrating; resisting, expressing their refusal to pay for the crisis of the system.
We are working to develop this resistance, to develop the international solidarity and to merge these fronts of struggle into a general challenge to the capitalist system, which is responsible for the crisis, wars and accidents, as the one at the Fukushima nuclear plant. It is the race for maximum profit that is sacrificing the security of the workers and peoples. We support the struggles of the workers and peoples of Europe who refuse to pay for the debts of the capitalist and we say that it is the rich, the speculators and big shareholders who must pay for them.
We support the struggles against privatization and liquidation of public services, in health, education, social protection…
We support the strikes and struggles of the workers for higher wages, the mobilizations against layoffs, against lowering of wages and worsening of social conditions.
We appeal to reinforce in each country and internationally the combat against the “pact of stabilization”.
We denounce and combat racism and struggle for equality of rights, between all the workers, which permits to struggle together against our common enemies.
We denounce imperialism’s war policy and call for solidarity with the struggles of the peoples in the Maghreb and the Middle East.
We call for a large movement of solidarity with the revolutionary process in Tunisia and for support to our fraternal party, the PCOT.
We are working to unite the forces that oppose the policy of the bourgeoisie and reaction, the policy of imperialist war, for building fronts in the struggles, among the rank-and-file, in action.
The class struggle has accelerated in a few months
We appeal to the working class, the youths, the toilers of the city and countryside, the women of the popular sectors, to intensify their struggles to defend their social and political rights and gains.
We call on the political and social organizations that want to break with this system, for social change, to prepare themselves for the new developments in the class struggle, for the battles and confrontations at a higher level.
Copenhagen, May 2011
Solidarity With the Struggle of the Arab Peoples!
We, the parties and organizations of Europe that are members of the International Conference of Marxist-Leninist Parties and Organizations (ICMLPO), affirm that the popular uprisings in North Africa and the Near East have been caused by the terrible material conditions of life of the popular masses and the imposition of despotic regimes in those countries.
These conditions have objectively gotten worse as a result of the worldwide crisis of capitalism.
There are deep problems related to the question of democracy, and above all to the social question, the exploitation, poverty and inequality, created by the imperialist policy of looting and oppression of the peoples of the dependent countries.
These democratic and revolutionary processes are continuing, fighting to overthrow the despotic regimes and reactionary forces, to completely eliminate the privileges of the oligarchies, to win political liberties, to break the dependence on imperialism and to open the perspective of a new society.
These events demonstrate the revolutionary abilities of the peoples of the dependent countries, of the oppressed young people, who are the real protagonists of the process in motion.
These are very important for the proletariat, because they weaken the positions of capitalism; they can transform the dependent countries from reserves of imperialism into reserves of the proletarian revolution.
These movements in general have a progressive nature and offer precious lessons for the international proletariat, because they educate the exploited through struggle, and they instill confidence in their own one force and again put the idea of the revolution on the agenda.
We resolutely support the revolutionary and liberation movements of the oppressed peoples, which strengthen the international front of struggle against imperialism. In particular we must support the democratic revolution of the Tunisian people against the dictatorship of Ben Ali, a revolution in which the Communist Party of the Workers of Tunisia (PCOT) is playing an important role, acting with decisiveness and clarity of ideas in this revolutionary process.
Imperialism is trying to crush or control these revolutionary processes by various means, among others economic suffocation. Therefore we propose to carry out a broad campaign of international solidarity to demand the cancellation of Tunisia’s foreign debt. This debt is an important weapon in the hands of imperialism to strangle the peoples and maintain the countries in conditions of dependency.
From the beginning of the popular revolts, imperialism, particularly U.S. imperialism and the European powers such as France, Great Britain, Italy, Norway, Spain, etc., have intervened in the region, directly or indirectly, to regain control and take advantage of the situation.
The war that the imperialist powers are carrying out in Libya through their military arm, NATO, is a reactionary, imperialist war of looting of the dependent countries, of social and national oppression, to suffocate the revolutionary movements.
Its objectives are: to install a puppet government in Libya that will allow them to obtain advantageous prices of petroleum, gas and water; the appropriation of Libya’s financial wealth; to take control of a strategic area, preventing and drowning the popular revolutions; and to expel other rival capitalist powers from the region.
This is the first time that NATO has intervened in this region, and this is part of its new strategy to control the region and the continent. We must unmask and reject NATO’s criminal policy of war and terror, in which the EU is also taking part.
We demand the immediate end of the war, the withdrawal of the imperialist armed forces from Libya, Afghanistan and Iraq; we demand withdrawal from NATO and the EU, the closing of U.S. military bases, the use of public money for social service and assistance and not for war. We will pursue a policy of peace and solidarity with the peoples in struggle.
We support the development of the popular movement and defend the sovereignty and national independence of every country. We denounce the interference and threats of new imperialist interventions especially in Syria.
We reaffirm our solidarity with the Palestinian people and the population of Gaza who are suffering from a cruel blockade, organized by the racist State of Israel, and we demand its immediate end. We support the fight of the Palestinian people for effective recognition of their full national rights. We condemn the criminal Zionist policy and at the same time we denounce the complicity of the EU with Israel on the political, economic and military level.
We demand the end of the racist and xenophobic policy against immigrants, a policy that extends across Europe; we denounce the militarization of the Mediterranean by the imperialist powers that at the same time speak hypocritically about human rights.
We denounce the parallel that the reactionary forces are making between Islam and terrorism.
We say No to the maneuvers of the European Commission in its relations with the African countries, to the policy of free markets, to privatization and the destruction of public services!
Long live the struggle and international solidarity of the peoples!
Copenhagen, May 2011
Nuclear power and capitalism are a lethal combination!
The Fukushima meltdown disaster proves once again that our environment and the safety of the workers and people may be sacrificed because of the greed for maximum profit that reigns under the capitalist mode of production.
The nuclear lobby has consistently told lies, claiming that nuclear power is “entirely safe”. Fukushima, Chernobyl and Harrisburg prove the opposite. This proof is emphasized by the fact that the financial insurance monopolies themselves refuse to insure nuclear plants.
Even if the plants were “safe”, this still would not solve the problem of toxic radioactive waste. This waste is poisoning oceans and rivers every day. Uranium and plutonium lie unprotected in contaminated areas, and inside the nuclear plants themselves.
Nuclear power is expensive and a limited source of energy.
The safety of the workers in the nuclear power plants and of the people in the nearby areas is ignored. They are forced to work in contaminated areas, and are the first to suffer when accidents occur.
Because of the first strike strategy of the NATO alliance, Europe is also being polluted by hundreds of missiles with nuclear warheads belonging to different atomic powers, mainly the USA. These are a potential disaster for all, friend or “foe”. The peoples should demand that such weapons be banned from their territory, as some countries already have done.
The civil use of atomic energy originated as a by-product of military production. Even today, the civilian and military sectors are intertwined. The military and police are always involved in safeguarding the nuclear energy plants, making them into semi-militarized zones. In this way, faults and accidents can also be kept secret from the public, totally undermining democracy.
Our immediate demands are therefore:
1) Immediate start of renewable and sustainable energy production.
2) Immediate closure of all old nuclear plants.
3) No to new nuclear plants.
4) Existing plants must shut down as soon as possible
These demands are entirely just and reasonable. The peoples do not want to be dependent on nuclear power. The people of Italy have demanded a referendum to reject construction of new nuclear plants in their country; in Sardinia 97 precent of the voters said no to nuclear power in a recent consultative referendum.
We demand that the monopolies responsible for the pollution and contaminated waste resulting from the nuclear industry be compelled to pay all costs of the devastation and of dismantling of old power plants.
We still do not know the long-term consequences of the disaster in Fukushima. When a catastrophe of such a dimension occurs in a highly advanced country like Japan, similar disasters may occur anywhere. Capitalism and imperialism are incompatible with safeguarding our environment; this system is incompatible with a sustainable future.
Copenhagen, May 2011
Long live the combative youth!
The youth in Spain are continuing their action in Madrid, Barcelona and dozens of other cities in that country. In Spain, where more than 40% of young people are unemployed, the youth are in the streets for their essential and vital demands. The youth are calling for jobs, a sufficient income, housing, the right to training and education for all, etc.
The youth have united around the slogan “Real Democracy Now!” which expresses their dissatisfaction with the destruction caused by the capitalist system of exploitation and are launching a cry of revolt against it.
The capitalist system is experiencing one of its deepest crises in a century. As always, the bill is presented to the workers, who are in no way responsible for the outbreak of this crisis, while the monopolies and the banks are filling their pockets and coffers. The weight of the crisis is being placed not only on the backs of the oppressed peoples and nations of the world, but also on the backs of the workers and peoples of the advanced capitalist countries. The youth are particularly subjected to these attacks and, as such, they have taken their place at the forefront of this struggle.
By their dynamism, the youth are in the front ranks of the fight, to defend their own demands and contribute their strength, energy and enthusiasm to the previous generations.
The youth of Spain and of all Europe, ready to follow that example, wish to have the best conditions of work and life; they do not want to be condemned to more precarious conditions than those of their parents.
We, as Marxist-Leninist parties of Europe, members of the International Conference of Marxist-Leninist Parties and Organizations (ICMLPO), highly value and warmly salute the fight of the youth of Spain. We think that the demands of this movement. in which the communist youth are playing an active role, are very reasonable, achievable and necessary.
We call on the youth of all Europe, and particularly those of Greece, Portugal, Ireland and Great Britain, who have been the object of virulent attacks by capital, to be inspired by the example of the youth of Spain, by their rebellion against exploitation, against reaction, against social injustice, and bring this movement forward.
Since the youth are condemned to live “without work, without a roof, without a future,” they will prove, through their mobilization, that they are able to live “without fear!”
Long live the combative youth!
The youth are the future, the future is socialism!
Copenhagen May 2011
European Regional Meeting of the International Conference of Marxist-Leninist Parties and Organizations (ICMLPO)
Workers’ Communist Party of Denmark – APK
Communist Party of the Workers of France – PCOF
Organization for the Reconstruction of the Communist Party of Greece (1918-1955)
Communist Platform of Italy
Marxist-Leninist Organization Revolution of Norway (Revolusjon)
Communist Party of Spain (Marxist-Leninist) – PCE(m-l)
Revolutionary Communist Party of Turkey – TDKP
Organization for the construction of a Workers’ Communist Party of Germany (Arbeit Zukunft)
Appeal by PCRCI to the Peoples of Côte d’Ivoire to Continue to Fight for the Triumph of the Democratic Revolution
The crisis of the neo-colonial system in Côte d’Ivoire continues to deepen every day. The economic base of the country has been destroyed throwing thousands of workers out of work and in the street. Youth unemployment and poverty grows. Political power was confiscated in 2005. Mismanagement, theft of public funds, the disruption of economic and administrative structures, and the impunity of political and economic crimes are the salient features of the management of power by the Ivorian Popular Front (FPI).
For the ruling class and imperialism, the outcome of this crisis in our country through elections they tried in vain to hold since October 2005, at the end of the mandate of the REIT. Again, the ruling parties from all political tendencies have agreed to hold presidential elections Oct. 31, 2010. Political parties and leaders are in the field and call to vote for their candidates and programs.
The PCRCI, proletarian party, decides to use this period to renew its appeal to workers, peasants, civil servants, small traders, artisans, youth, to guard against demagoguery continuing their relentless struggle for a revolutionary way to the current political, economic, social and spiritual is located in our country.
I NEW RISK OF BLOCKING OF THE ELECTORAL PROCESS, RISK OF ELECTIONS “CALAMITY” FLOUTS EXPRESSION OF THE PEOPLE’S SOVEREIGNTY, RISK OF REACTIONARY CIVIL WAR.
Barely 31 October 2010 is set and validated by the high bourgeoisie and imperialism as sordid manoeuvres designed to be seen a further postponement. On one side we display as before, almost certainly in a faith that date, as indicated by the candidates’ statements Laurent Gbagbo, Alassane Ouattara and Henri Konan Bedie, the output of the last CPC (Permanent Framework Dialogue) held September 19, 2010. On the other hand, we still maintain the focus.
Indeed the president of the republic out of the same CPC, said in substance that this time is good, but if by chance there is a postponement, it would not for political problems. As observers of politics in Côte d’Ivoire can verify is the same speech each time a deadline is set for the elections. It says that nothing can oppose the elections, then it prepares the mind to a postponement and it defers the effective date. In reality, the leaders have organized since 2005, voluntarily postponed several times.
The new element today is to be noted that the responsibilities of deferral are more clearly defined than before. The rebuilding or the presidential camp, the main political party is the REIT is currently the leader of the refusal front of the presidential election. This party will go to elections if it is sure to win. Should he be forced to go, the party has already held its repressive machine to proclaim himself the winner and try to win by force. The New Forces are the second force of the front of refusal of this election. This latter force hides his game and referee arguing that it was not being a protagonist, it is not directly addressed the question of the day.
On analysis, it appears that the Forces Nouvelles have more interest in perpetuating the current situation allowing them to retain their political, military, economic and social purchased instead of working for an election whose result, whatever it be, would jeopardize their current positions. The other components of the haute bourgeoisie Ivorian, particularly those constituting the Rally of Houphouetists for Democracy and Peace (RHDP), proclaim that they want to go in the presidential election and other elections as soon as possible. But in reality, they have an attitude of objective support to those who impede the holding of presidential elections. They make every effort to break the popular mobilization against the blocking of the electoral process. The latter case the most significant opposition to the popular initiative, was to sabotage the march which was scheduled for May 15, 2010. They prefer talks backstage with their friends in the presidential camp and the Forces Nouvelles.
They believe, however, the exploited masses and hungry they can snatch the holding of presidential elections, they will gain for escaping poverty. In fact the financial benefits they derive from their participation in government, make a deferral election is not any great harm to them. With less than a month of this election, the voters list is not displayed when it should be 45 days before the date. Identity cards and voter cards are not yet distributed. Distributions, if it takes place coincide with election campaigns, in an atmosphere of high tension, conducive to sabotage the operation. In addition to the issue of securing sites and dismantling of militias remains.
As mentioned above, ruling class, as a whole are willing to continue in the situation of illegality and indignities now. Ultimately, the failure to hold elections does not interfere fundamentally with the different clans of the haute bourgeoisie Ivorian. In these circumstances, we can say that the risk of postponement or risk of disastrous election flouting popular sovereignty is great.
If elections are held, under what security conditions they will be held to allow expression of popular sovereignty? The presidential clan said it was impossible that he loses the election. The RHDP said the same thing on his side. The presidential clan with the army and militias still armed, threatening all those who demonstrate against the “republic” during the elections and all those who challenge the results that give the winner in advance. Everything is for a new war between reactionary bourgeois factions, a war whose consequences will once again be disastrous for the people.
II CONDITIONS TO FACE ELECTION AS DESCRIBED ABOVE, WHAT THE ATTITUDES PCRCI RECOMMENDS TO THE MASSES
The conditions described above have not changed since 2007 and have long been perceived as such by the PCRCI. That’s why this party, in a statement dated August 31, 2010 and entitled: “Faced with the worsening the political and social crisis, threats to liberties and the blocking of the electoral process, only one solution: a Provisional Revolutionary Government (PRG) indicated that:
“ …. The people must know that he has no interest in participating in elections botched who can solve any problem. The PCRCI invites voters not to vote in protest. The PCRCI indicates that the only alternative for the organization of democratic elections guaranteeing the expression of popular sovereignty is to begin now the struggle for the conquest of a Provisional Revolutionary Government.”
Only such a government from the masses in struggle can set up a democratic constitution, to fulfill the conditions for democratic and transparent elections. Why does the PCRCI call for the people to boycott the elections in protest? Several reasons determine our position. First, it will fundamentally transform PCRCI Ivorian society and non-reforms add up in the neo-colonial present. Our strategy and tactics are therefore revolutionary and not reformist. Then, the international situation and the national situation are favourable to the revolution. Our belief is that it is not possible to exit the current neo-colonial system through reforms. The story of the struggles of peoples of the world teaches that.
Our own experience in Côte d’Ivoire said that the situation of imperialist domination based on power extremely corrupt power elites can not allow the elections to ensure the expression of workers and the people. Power elites have plundered the national wealth, up war chests, hungry people. They robbed her of her dignity and imposed corruption and defilement. In these circumstances, our task is to work with the revolutionizing of Ivorian society rather than participate in elections that will only keep the people under the domination of the imperialist power of the pros. The international situation is favourable for the deployment of a wave of revolutions in different countries around the world. The cons-world revolution which had been actively prepared since the end of World War II saw a victorious end in 1991 with the demise of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), but Pyrrhic.
For about a decade, the resources are exhausted against revolution. The world capitalist imperialist system, which had proclaimed its final victory, is installed in a serious economic and financial crisis that indicates that all will not come anytime soon. Logically, the neo-colonial system as a whole, of our country in particular, knows a deep political, economic, moral and spiritual. Face the challenges of global imperialist capitalism; we see that the revolutionary and progressive forces are upward around the world. This is evidenced by the disappearance of most diets pro-Americans in Latin America, the heroic struggles of Asian peoples against the intrigues of the imperialist coalition warfare led by the United States, the continued growth of the resistance of African peoples against the imperialism and the corrupt powers in his pay.
A proof of the growth of revolutionary struggles in Africa is the recent call by the Communist Party of Benin to establish a government of national salvation in this country instead of one of President Boni Yayi. Whatever the outcome of this struggle, the appeal itself is a major event that reflect the progress of revolutionary struggles in our continent. So if the national and international situations are favourable to the revolution that people must necessarily lead to full force, why do we still launch the appeal in the same period to force the current government to organize the presidential election and all other elections for which preparations are underway for five years?
The first reason is that many of the people is still under the influence of the propaganda that the elections and in particular those provided by the Ouagadougou Political Accord (OPA) are the solution to the Ivorian crisis. It is important that people check in practice that citizens are not willing to go to elections transparent and democratic. And since these elections will not solve the problems, except the possible replacement of a team of senior professional bourgeois imperialists corrupted by another, the facts show more than any speech, the correctness of the path advocated by the revolutionary PCRCI.
The second reason is that power elites have made to the agenda the fight against the denial of citizenship. Indeed, by conditioning the allocation of the identity card for registration on the electoral list, the fight for an electoral list does not exclude any Ivorian ultimately the struggle for the conditions for democratic elections, becomes a requirement hour. It is noteworthy that the Ivoirians are deprived of their national identity card for almost ten years. Ultimately, the PCRCI urged people to abstain from voting. He asked them to continue the fight to advance the revolution.
III THE MAIN TASK OF THE HOUR: ADVANCING THE REVOLUTION
The masses do not have to be demobilized and lulled by the promise of resolving the current crisis through elections prescribed by the APO. As noted above, these elections if they occur will be completed either by a reactionary war, either by replacing a corrupt clique with another. All during this campaign indicates the nature of future power. Practices of all the candidates consist of the development of corruption and defilement, attacks on the dignity of citizens with the distribution of some 1000 F notes, conveying forced people during political demonstrations, where demagoguery and promises pompous rage.
Against all these practices that undermine the dignity of peoples, ignoring the requirement of honesty and ethics, we choose instead to adopt an attitude of providing the best opportunity to advance the revolution by the action of the masses. We must, indeed, work to advance the revolution against the corrupt pro-imperialist power of the haute bourgeoisie; against the election promises are not likely to ensure the empowerment popular cons of reform proposals of the reactionary and neo-colonial power corrupt. We must, therefore, fight against all actions and proposals that demote the revolution. Work to advance the revolution in our country today is mainly to promote the idea of struggle committee is contribution to these committees for the political struggle in our country is struggling to raise these committees to state power.
Work to advance the revolution is about Provisional Revolutionary Government, to convene a constituent and independent democratic and modern republic. It also realizes that with a people conscious, mobilized and organized into people’s committees, guided by a revolutionary party, the victory over the reactionary forces in our country will be complete, decisive and final.
IV ENFORCEMENT OF THE BANKRUPTCY OF POWER: MAKING THE INSURGENCY AND PEOPLE ON THE AGENDA TO THE CONVENING OF A CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY
The power of remaking went bankrupt. He failed in ten years of existence, to put the Ivorian people on the path of development. He destroyed the school, the health system, lack of economic infrastructure that existed. He has destroyed any notion of value, integrity and ethics. His main achievement is to have succeeded in erecting models in the eyes of many people, cheaters, and thieves, have amplified the political crimes.
One of his greatest successes, but also have aided the fraudulent enrichment of a handful of upstarts. To divert workers and the Ivorian people the real problems that prevent it to flourish, the power of remaking hangs for 10 years, the idea of turning millions of Ivoirians in stateless. In the event that the revolutionary thrust is inadequate, resulting in the following may occur:
(i) maintenance of Laurent Gbagbo with a truncated election, rigged elections or without;
(ii) came to power RHDP if Laurent Gbagbo fails to rig the elections and to hold by force;
(iii) occurrence of a coup.
Any combination of groups of the ruling class in power will, in substance, have the same disastrous consequence for the people. Why? The failure of the REIT is able to show more. New pledges of Gbagbo and the FPI are focused all on security and nothing for freedom, economy and society, particularly for youth work.
He reiterated that option Friday, August 27, 2010 at Divo during installation of the Republican Security Company (SRC III) indicating that the company must “subdue all those who contest the republic.” It’s another sign that his power remains unable to provide welfare to the people.
Therefore, it cannot merely use the baton, tear gas, the bayonet and even live ammunition against the people. As for the RHDP, the PDCI of Houphouet-Boigny, a time destroyed by Bedie, and recovering. The political, economic, social and cultural development of IBD is negative, the people have long noted. The RHDP nonetheless wants to return to power with the same income, namely, the total submission to imperialism, particularly French, the lack of freedom, a liberal economy in the sole international financial capital. In view of the contradictions between the various groups of the ruling class, the likelihood is great that there are clashes in elections on 31 October.
Imperialism could make the situation created a pretext to perpetrate a coup based on a handful of officers Ivorian. Chaos desired by the national power chauvinism of the radical reform may extend to trigger another reactionary civil war. Whatever the situation, the line of the people must obey a single slogan that is, we repeat, advance the revolution. This must go through the struggle for national identity cards, voter cards, and an election promise.
If elections are not held on the agreed dates, all institutions would become illegitimate and personalities who embody would be perjury. They will no longer have any legitimacy to lead the Ivory Coast. Then the masses will demand the resignation of those in power. Whatever the nature, extent and duration of a possible chaos caused by the REIT in order to cling to power, we must continue to advance the revolution against their failed power, the power of radical reform, in advancing the slogan of a constituent of the Provisional Revolutionary Government and independent democratic republic as a modern alternative to the end of the ruling class.
Even if establishing a new power, another power of elites pro-imperialist RHDP by strict application of our motto, advancing the revolution, will prevent this new power to challenge freedoms that will permit ongoing struggles to conquer. The masses will then continue on a broader basis and with more vigour, their fight for the Independent Modern Democratic Republic. Important political events will certainly occur before, during and after October 2010. We urge the masses to accept their own history, namely to release the power of imperialism and the ruling class, establish a BRM, a constituent in building a modern democratic, the only one able to meet the essential concerns peoples.
Coleridge’s “Frost at Midnight” is a conversational poem that communicates the key concerns of Romantic period poetry while at the same time reinforcing idealized family relationships as a solution to the alienation of man from his own work in the capitalist social order. Continuing the general style of the other “Conversation” poems, it immerses the reader in a cold, dark-gray world of isolation which is then stirred by meditative thought and finally colored by emerging friendships and societal relations. In the beginning of “Frost at Midnight” as well as “Dejection: An Ode” and “This Lime-Tree Bower My Prison,” the narrator is alone after having been recently abandoned by family or friends and left to his own solitude. As in “Dejection,” where he exclaims: “Hence, viper thoughts, that coil around my mind / Reality’s dark dream!” or in “This Lime-Tree,” where he says “Well, they are gone / and here must I remain,” in “Frosts at Midnight” he is portrayed as alone in a cabin by the fire (except for his infant son), lost inside his own mind.
Like his contemporary Wordsworth, Coleridge seems to have an eye for natural forces at work around him that are independent of his will, such as the “frost” performing its “secret ministry.” We see how the pains of alienation from his own work as a poet (not being able to control the production of his body of work) have brought Coleridge to see history and reality as completely outside of his control—as much out of his hands as the forces of nature itself. His separation from human connection compels him to wish that his newborn child, the “babe” beside him in the cradle, will live an ideal childhood in the countryside away from industrial capitalism. Remembering his own traumatic experiences trapped in a schoolhouse, Coleridge espouses a libertarian education method by which his son would learn from his environment according to his own creative urges. Coleridge, like Wordsworth, sees the country as a liberating force from the industrial city setting.
The contemplative mood is totalizing to the point of being suffocating: whereas “Dejection” at least expressed playfulness (if hidden nihilistic meaninglessness) in form, “Frost at Midnight” feels intense in its sheer calm, its words warded by blank verse formed in iambic parameter. More than this, its very structure and plot is intensely subjective, a living, breathing example of the creativity of the human imagination that Coleridge speaks of in the poem. As in the other works contained within “Fears in Solitude” however, it finds itself completely dependant on isolation and individual consciousness. Coleridge weaves his own world, generated by nothing more than his brainstorming unconscious and imagination.
Coleridge, like T.S. Eliot, was one of the leading purveyors of Romantic humanist subjectivity which sees the human subject as a free-floating social agent transcending the limitations of history. Emotions become absolute to Coleridge—he values human feelings over philosophical reason. His alienated struggles to overcome family rifts caused by his addiction are combined with poetic candor about the general functioning of the human imagination to wander to the future, present and past alike in a formless tapestry of thought.
The role of the individual in Coleridge is an attempt to resolve the crises of the subject during the industrial and monopoly phases of capitalism. This is not to say that the entirety of the poem amounts to nothing more than “bourgeois individualism,” but to show that the foundations of this psychology is designed to heal social conflicts but ends up perpetuating them. His emphasis on societal roles and evocation of domestic affections shows a split with the radical movement and a leaning towards more conservative beliefs. As such, Coleridge’s portrait of himself as a domestic family man may have been meant to answer criticisms of his so-called “radical” character by the press and the government.
There is no parody or mocking here: Coleridge is clearly endorsing bourgeois family values and must have been aware of the political meaning behind such terms. He ends up endorsing, of course, an institution that cannot be separated from its ideological values, or what is known as the “culture and society” tradition. Does the love of nature and the English landscape in the poem endorse nationalism, or perhaps some form of romantic humanism, the popular Romantic organicist philosophy of loving all of humanity? Such things are frustratingly ambiguous, though the lines “From east to west / A groan of accusation pierces heaven!” certainly seem to suggest that chaos is just outside the window. Here he is no longer predicting the destruction of England as a result of colonialism, slavery and imperialist war, but rather portraying himself as a humble family man, lover of peace and a believer in political liberty.
Most interestingly, there exists a “bell-curve” in “Frost at Midnight” in which the gloomy interaction between the speaker and his subjective reality begins troublingly, reaches a dramatic, climatic peak of emotion and eventually falls under the spell of the sheer wonder of the mysterious and unknowable world. Coleridge’s “Frost at Midnight” marks fading moments of radical thought which are afterwards called back to reality by want of a sense of order through socially acceptable norms. He offers an idealist criticism of his own society’s social relations oddly coupled with an individualist streak that defends the rights of capital, making himself instrumental for the creation of the new conservatism.
The end result of this, unlike in “Dejection: An Ode” where the speaker’s grim numbness strips him of his creative energies and leaves him in the dark of the night, is that a healing process is started where the traditional family unit attains a sense of normalcy despite the complex pressures of an industrialized society. What “Frost” shares with the other poems is the starting point of the poet’s self and the gripping feelings of loneliness. What differentiates it from “Dejection: An Ode” is that a solution is found, and what differentiates it from “Lime-Tree Bower” is that a solution to the contradiction is found outside the author’s own mind.
“Frost at Midnight,” like the other two poems, is essentially preoccupied with the contradictions and alienation rife within Coleridge’s position as a literary producer, and specifically contradictions inseparable from his relations with a cosmopolitan audience who rejected his more radical political work. In response, Coleridge has penned his most conservative work, a classic tragedy turned on its head. His mental assault against the world in all three poems is filled with distrust of the city, of bourgeois commercialism, of colonialism and of his fellow man. He is torn between the traditional family as a desirable organic unit, his repressed radical beliefs, his addictions and personal vices, the fear of industrial setting as well as his own Romantic-era nationalism. His loss of control over his own artistic capabilities is less a “natural” or “inspirational” crisis than an escapist method from European political turbulence.
Newsweek is a weekly newspaper. It has achieved something amazing in its years of existence, in that is has managed to be one of the most widely read and cited papers in the country while undoubtedly being one of the least deserving of such an honor. The substance of the paper is, in form, quite up to the American “standard,” with news, articles and cartoons dripping with nationalist propaganda and imperialist slant, but in content astoundingly and insultingly simplified even by US media standards. It is the only mainstream newspaper that has the reputation of being written on a second-grade level. Many times its articles pander to eclectic, preachy “both sides are right” politics (the kind we’ve learned to expect from such imperialist trash like South Park), while at the same time remaining firmly planted in the camp of the bloodthirsty bourgeoisie, and of course reading as if it was written by lobotomized monkeys.
As an example, one if its most famous and popular issues, after 9/11, whined from the cover “Why Do They Hate Us So Much?”
One would regard such an idiotic publication with nothing more than scoffs and dismissal if it were not so widely read and available, and if its headlines and so-called “opinions” were not do die-hard reactionary and anti-socialist, not to mention anti-leftist. Yes, we have here a center-right paper with a sneering and smug “left” and “moderate” veneer of the goodwill-towards-your-slaveowners-and-executioners and –shake-hands-and-make-up type. How typical.
The escalation of clashes in Kosova is evidence once again that nationalism and the nationalist evil not only bring pain and suffering to other nations, but are also an obstacle for ones own nation to achieve its freedom and prosperity. The Albanian people in Kosova, after the suffering caused by the Belgrade regime, are in a position to liberate themselves from that regime. However, that liberation cannot be achieved by clashes with the Serbian people living in Kosova, but in the first place by attempts to build a free and prosperous Kosova together with the Serbian people.
Belgrade, whoever has been in power, has taken an extremely reactionary and colonial stance toward Kosova, as if this province had to be governed from Belgrade, treating Albanians as a hostile nation whose people are considered second-class citizens. Even after the arrival of NATO forces in Kosova, the regime in Belgrade postponed solving the question of Kosova, and benefited from contradictions between the imperialists, just to get Kosova back under its administration. By using their emissaries in the Kosova Parliament, by the influence of the secret services, by preventing the creation of a united city of Kosovska Mitrovica, and by pleading for the break up of Kosova into cantons, Belgrade, in fact, is trying to prevent Kosova from gaining independence.
The Albanian movement, after rejecting the ideological platform on which it grew up, and after asking for help from the NATO forces, won its “freedom” at a very high price, by exchanging Belgrade’s oppression for Imperialist oppression. The Albanian movement is now at a crossroads, at which progressive forces within the movement must raise their struggle to a higher level, or they will end up like the Serbian nationalists, as chauvinists and Imperialist servants.
The Serbian people in Kosova have been brought into a situation where they are exposed to the hostility of the Albanian people. This is not only a heritage of the historical past, in which Serbian people in Kosova were in the service of the colonial policy of Belgrade toward Kosova, but it is also a consequence of the non-existence of progressive forces among the Serbian people in Kosova who would build up a different relationship toward the Albanian people, and a different attitude toward their role in building a free and democratic Kosova. The Serbian people in Kosova are led by reactionary forces which are continuing the position of Great-Serbian nationalism, and which are in the service of the authorities in Belgrade. The Serbian people in Kosova now have a historical task: to get rid of the colonial policy of Serbia toward Kosova, and to defeat those forces in Kosova which serve the reactionary regimes in Belgrade. For this historical role of the Serbian people in Kosova it is necessary to give full support to the progressive forces in the Albanian movement.
At the present moment, the regime in Belgrade is using the events in Kosova to strengthen its unitary project, to mobilize the people on a united “patriotic” platform, and to please the Imperialists more than ever, acting as their faithful servant.
The USA will not give up its leading role in creating policy in the Balkans. They want, by incorporating Serbia and Montenegro into the service of NATO, to make it impossible to lose control over Belgrade, so that Belgrade would fall under the influence of Russia, or that the European Union would endanger the influence of the USA in the Balkans. At the same time, the USA will try to continue to control the Albanian movement to achieve its broader aims, and it would try to suppress any sign of anti-American militant Islam, or revolutionary internationalism within the movement.
The current clashes in Kosova, beside the damage which they cause to the struggle of the Albanian people, also prove that the regime in Belgrade, after suffering defeat, is again intensifying its aspirations toward Kosova, which is leading to a split within the Albanian movement, and more than ever there are emerging differences between the Albanian movement and the Imperialist forces in Kosova.
Partija rada is of the opinion that Kosova belongs to the peoples who live there. Partija rada is of the opinion that these peoples must achieve their freedom. That means that the struggle against the policy of Belgrade must develop into a fight against the presence of the Imperialists in the Balkans, and against the Albanian capitalists in Kosova. For such a historical role it is necessary that the progressive sector of the Albanian movement build ties with the Serbian people in Kosova. And not only in Kosova, but with all the peoples in the Balkans.
For the defeat of nationalism in Serbia and in Kosova!
For the freedom of the Kosova peoples!
For joint struggle against the Imperialists and their servants in the Balkans!
The Workers’ Communist Party of Denmark fight for the dissolution of the European Union as an imperialist tool of the monopolist bourgeoisie and fight against the neoliberal and reactionary policy of the EU, that is applied in all member countries.
Our entire struggle against social cutbacks and police state-tendencies in Denmark is closely connected to our struggle against the EU.
We strongly raise the demand, that Denmark leaves the EU. We cherish no illusions that the EU may evolve into some kind of democratic institution, representing the needs and wishes of the peoples.
The European Union is closely connected to American imperialism and the predatory wars through the NATO and other imperialistic organizations.
The European parliament has not been recognized as a legitimate democratic institution by the peoples of Europe, and not by the Danish people either. When no party or list exist that represents the aspirations of the people the obvious choice would be to boycott the elections.
In Denmark our Party have supported and supports the The People’s Movement against the EU (Folkebevægelsen mod EU) and its participation in the elections. Folkebevægelsen mod EU has long been represented in the so-called European Parliament.
The Peoples Movement Against the EU is a genuine peoples’ movement and a broad coalition struggling with the aim of getting Denmark out of the EU, without any illusions of changing the EU ‘from the inside’.
The work of The People’s Movement against the EU in the union parliament has mainly been to show the anti-democratic structures of the EU, and the connection between the neo-liberal cutbacks in Denmark and the policies of the EU.
This movement has been a major factor in the two referendums won by the Danish opponents to the European Union.
The first was in 1992, with the No-vote on the Maastricht Treaty. This made a great impact, but was followed by a defeat in the referendum the following year, which the Yes-vote won, while Denmark was excluded from full participation in the provisions of the Maastricht Treaty.
These ‘Danish exceptions’ were: the economical union’s third phase (The Euro currency), Union citizenship, and parts of the military and legal program of the Union.
The second victory was a referendum in 2000 on the Danish participation in the 3rd phase of the economic union – that is a.o. the replacement of the krone with the euro. The No-vote won.
The Danes had been promised to vote on the European Constitution, but this was annulled after the No-votes in Holland and France. No referendum was allowed about the new version of this constitution, the Lisbon Treaty, which was rejected by the Irish people, the only country where a referendum has been held. The People’s Movement against the EU continues the struggle against this treaty.
Copenhagen May 27th 2009
Arbejderpartiet Kommunisterne (APK)
Website of Folkebevægelsen mod EU
The People’s Movement against the EU
The People’s Defence Forces (HPG) announced that 10 guerrillas have fallen away and 8 Turkish soldiers have died in the conflict in Sirnak-Uludere that continued from May 12 to May 14.
The chief of the Turkish army had alleged that 12 guerrilla were killed in the operations and had not mentioned the losses of the Turkish army.
In Kurdistan, ten thousands of Kurds participated in the funerals of the fallen guerrillas. In Hakkari, thirty thousand people gathered in the funeral of Ahmet Askan, one of the Sirnak-Uludere martyrs, shouting slogans such as “Erdogan, the killer!” and “The martyrs are immortal!”
The members of the Communist Party of Benin pursue their allegations of electoral hold-up at the polls on March 13. Yesterday at the labor exchange in Cotonou, the first secretary of the party denounced the coup election of Boni Yayi. It was in a mood for rallying party activists, the Communist Party of Benin confirmed.
Provisional results of the presidential election by the Court in the early morning of Monday is a nest of inconsistencies. Yesterday at the press briefing given to the labor exchange, [PCB leader] Philippe Noudjènoumè denounced a robbery which took place with a fraudulent election without a fixed electoral, without list of polling stations. This holdup was concluded by an electoral coup d’etat. He thinks that what remained of the democratic gains, despite the ups and downs saved for almost 20 years, has just received a blow. A black veil is enveloping our country.
Once the results were announced, the lights went out in the houses. The people are stunned of the stubbornness of Criminal Boni Yayi to go into force and against all logic. In the division of tasks are to believe the speaker, Joseph has played Gnonlonfoun its partition and make room for the Court of Robert Dossou to complete the work for the Yayi camp. This was done immediately and in the deep night of Sunday to Monday, the work chosen by consent has been completed.
Faced with this situation, the Communist Party of Benin in the words of its first secretary calls on all political, social, economic, religious, military committed to democracy, dignity of the country and peace hold true to object to the electoral coup of Boni Yayi and Joseph Gnonlonfoun.
We must resist!
We must say no!
We must reject these elections as null and void and create the conditions for governance in our country he said, to finally launch civil disobedience.
Of the three rivals in the race, the chairman of the Party of Communists of Albania, shock Hysni Milloshi shown sincere in opening the campaign. He stated that there is no program for Tirana in the sense that they try to give other rivals in the race. Milloshi made it clear that his program is ideological.
Tirana problems are numerous, ranging from employment, traffic, urban planning, air quality, housing, development etc etc, but the only one who settles in the fastest time with lower cost and with.
The Communist Party under the leadership of President Hysni Milloshi vows that will meet within the second month of the first mandate promises 10 main and 10 matched Communist qualities.
With the arrival in office on May 9 Victory Day to nazifashizmit Mr. Hysni Milloshi will stop the circulation of cars in Tirana private. Permitted areas, motorcycles, bicycles and cars of the mayor .
Solve traffic and improve the quality of air in Tirana, noise pollution (noise) and the oil price comes down and becomes less expensive than oil in Saudi Arabia. As a contribution to the quality of life in Tirana before the municipality and in Skanderbeg Square from 6:30 pm until 7:00 will be mass physical culture for the administration and citizens.
Friend Hysni Milloshi vows second act at the top of the Municipality of Tirana will be the nationalization of floors without permission of residence builders, will pass them in basements and garages of their buildings and to mitigate the problem of housing in Tirana. Second step. Under the example of the division of wealth, family homelessness in the city will decide to families with housing opportunities more so that today most of these families have two toilet at home. Every crown has over 70 square meters flat dress and toilet room for families in need .
Tirana has reached 1 million inhabitants and with the current pace, according to a World Bank study of the capital will reach 1.5 million residents in the next 10 years being depopulated other Albanian territories . Friend Hysni Milloshi solemnly vows that will not solve the problem of overcrowding within the second month of the first mandate by placing pasaportizimin. In the past this policy has yielded results and the city promises to follow a strict policy against kollovarëve that can abuse the system.
The only point that CPA is not going to move the plan remains in government regulatory Adil Carcani of 1989! Will break down all the palaces that are incompatible with the regulatory plan.
4. Skanderbeg Square
This is the most simple to the Mayor Milloshi! Will return Hoxha monument in the square and only allowed the circulation of buses line Kinostudio – New Kombinat and Zanzibar. ” In return the municipality circular laps in street.
Problem solved Price dated May 9 at 9:00! Through a circular city will publish fixed prices and invited people to denounce by fletrrufeve and anonymous comments on line every case of abuse by matrapazët free spirit as the thithinë ushunjëza hallemadh blood people. All supermaketet, QTU, TEG, City Park, Casa Italia, Euromax, Conad, will return to the popular department store.
Will be relocated extraordinary tax on profits during the transition period! All businessmen, traders, matrapaz, politicians, realtor, lobbyists, who have benefited from the sweat and blood of people will pay an extraordinary tax progressive. In case no payment will be transferred to the confiscation of the people and justice means the last word. Milloshi vows for some time will continue to trade with capitalists under Leninist lesson: “we are not afraid to do business with the capitalists. We will buy from them the quality rope xorg.templates later use to hanging “. Builders – who have the mind to build palaces and to destroy the city and to remind man that hosts branches of the tree where he intends to build the house, will be tried on charges of “crimes against Tirana.
7. Higher Education!
By order of all municipal private manufacturers of degrees will be promoted to correctional labor for cleaning the city and in a second step of the public toilets to be opened to voluntary action. Spaces of the so-called private universities will be used for trainees High School Party.
8. Employment …
It’s the only point of the program that the Communist Party has the correct account. Dinamo will reopen the plant for the production of bicycles, plants and combine autotraktorëve Enver Enver Hoxha. With the return of Article 55 of agitation propaganda will be opened, 50 thousand jobs for 80 – ALL. For employees who have no objective reason work will be paid by 80%
9. Artwork in public spaces …
Every corner of the green park and the city will be filled with statues of the classics of Marxism Leninism and slogans.
Pyramid Milloshi Hysni vows that will turn into identity. Invited all members and militants of the Communist Party to launch the collection of materials and works of Comrade Enver! From Pyramid will be drawn out all the perpetrators of crime and the memory of Comrade Enver.
On May 9, Hysni Milloshi invites all members and the people that every vote to return the lead to Rama and Basha.
In 12th June, there will be general elections in Turkey. Because of the 10 percent threshold we participated the elections with independent candidates under the flag of Labour, Democracy and Freedom Block. The political party of the Kurdish movement in Turkey (BDP) and the Labour Party (EMEP) are the main powers of this block. Also there are 16 parties and organisations in this Block.
Labour, Democracy and Freedom Block has presented its elections manifesto, as follows;
DEMOCRATIC SOLUTION AND PEACE AT THE KURDISH PROBLEM
The Kurdish question, where no one demands a choice except a democratic, peaceful solution, must definitely be solved within this period. It is now not a promise but a task to review the past by consulting our consciences and to stop the blood still poured because of the Kurdish problem.
When people are so disposed and hopeful about peace, we will not let the war begin again for AKP’s (ruling party) votes and interests. We will take initiative for a lasting peace and we will display the two faces of the AKP, which on one hand feeds from conflicts and on the other hand declares everyone except itself as warmongering.
None of us has any endurance left for a war to last 30 years more, for a single life to be lost, for the wealth to be lost. The power in particular, all circles must set their political and economical rents aside and display a will of solution with an intimate approach for the constitution of a lasting peace that the Turkish society has longed for many years; the demands and expectations of the Kurdish people must be taken into account and the three-year old talks in Imral? must urgently be turned into a negotiation process. The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), just like all the powers that insist on the impossibility of a solution and subject the Turkish society to war, conflict, pain and tear for economic rents rather than people’s living together in peace and brotherhood, will be forced by us to pay the price before history. We will introduce the solution with our own power and determination and without hoping for help from the power for the solution.
Central, regional and local mechanisms will be created to provide the supervision and participation of producers, consumers and employees outside of the government in the economy management through professional groups and civil society organisations;
For the development of industrialisation, agriculture, animal husbandry, science and technology on the basis of political and economic democracy in accordance with the society’s general interests, the targets will be the participation of the society in the economic life through cooperatives and modern democratic aggregate enterprises where employees also take part in return for their labour;
Development projects will be created with the participation of Local and Regional Authorities and Civil Society Organizations, Regional Development Centers will be established to eliminate regional disparities with certain intense investments, a Central Development Fund will be established to be transferred to the depressed areas.
EQUAL AND FREE SOCIAL SECURITY FOR ALL
Low-income families will be supported by social benefits; the homeless will be taken under protection and security,
Street children and orphans have substance dependence and live under poor conditions likely for all kinds of abuses. Our alliance will establish centers for these children where they will be provided with accommodation, education, guidance and health care,
People with old-age and disease cases requiring special care will be included in the social insurance,
An effective fight will be given against illegal employment; disincentives will be applied for the inclusion of all employees within social security.
We will all together issue the new constitution which doesn’t impose any ideology and describe the nation and citizenship on an ethnical basis, restricts the powers of the state, predicated on individual-collective rights, sides with labour, a gender libertarian constitute that shows the same respect to the nature and the human being and protects all separate cultures, beliefs, values of Turkey.
We regard the Democratic Autonomy, which means democratic self-government, as the reinforcement of the qualifications appropriate to the democratic republic.
A radical reform must be made in the political and administrative structure for the actualisation of the Democratic Autonomy, which will be the assurance of democratic union and the model of direct and participatory democracy, not of division and deterioration as asserted. Besides the official language Turkish, regions will use other second and third languages (like Kurdish) according to their specific needs.
SUPPORTS FOR THE BLOCK
Independent candidates of Labour, Democracy and Freedom Block have been supported by hundreds of intellectuals, academicians, writers, singers, producers, actress, and journalists. Many NGOs, workers confederations and trade unions also announced their support for the block’s candidates.
Also, former Palestinian guerrilla commander Leyla Khaled came to Mersin to support Labour, Democracy and Freedom Block candidate Ertugrul Kurkcu. Addressing the crowd on the feast organized by the Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) Mersin Branch, the long time activist Khaled said; “We share the same struggle. If I am here with you today is because I see your struggle as my struggle. We will be witnessing the joy of the victory on June 12.”
OUR PRESIDENT IS AN INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE
The ex-president of the Labour Party, Abdullah Levent Tuzel is participating to the elections as an independent candidate of this Block from Istanbul, the biggest city of Turkey. He used to resign from the presidency of EMEP in order to be an independent candidate. Tuzel was an independent candidate from Izmir in the 2007 parliamentary elections but was not elected. There are almost 60 independent candidates especially at the Kurdish region of Turkey and some western cities like Istanbul, Izmir, Ankara (the capital), Mersin and Adana, etc.
At other cities, more than 40 cities, we participate to the elections as Labour Party (EMEP). And at these cities, members of the block will support EMEP as roof party of the Block.
SRI closing MPD headquarters for seven days
While responding to a demand for MPD, the Office generally receptive Pérez Santiago’s statement about the exit poll for the referendum, officials of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and two court officials yesterday closed the headquarters of the left-wing movement an alleged tax noncompliance.
Marcelo León, director of SRI’s Northern Region, said Luis Villacis, representative of the MPD, exaliado the Government, now opponent, received ten warnings of sanctions between 2007 and 2011, the lack of the Annex to buy and hold in the Source and other tax obligations, for fiscal 2010 and 2011.
According to Leon, the political group remains debt for not meeting the monthly payment of VAT in July of 2010, which began a trial of enforcement powers, in October of that year at a cost of $ 8.10 has not yet been canceled.
SRI in the notice of motion states that can not perform any activity on the premises of its headquarters for seven days.
Villacis called the move “one more action in the Government’s desire to continue his political persecution,” and did not rule out taking legal action against the tax authority.
“We are not afraid Mr. Correa”
Luis Villacis, assemblyman for the Popular Democratic Movement, spoke at the closing that the IRS conducted on its offices as an act of persecution by the government, “there is no legal or constitutional justification to place stamps closing our facilities. We are victims the repression that the Government has taken essentially because the MPD,” he said in front of the office. “We will not shut our mouth. We will continue to denounce acts of corruption.” (RTU)
The city of Tunis on Friday 6 May 2011 from the morning, like many of the cities in Tunisia other massive march through which the demonstrators than ownership of the anger about what the government of El Beji commander Sbsi of maneuvers and acts to circumvent the revolution and to maintain the authoritarian regime the old, despite the suffered people Tunisian and sacrifices made by the martyrs to break with this system and a real democratic change.
The demonstrators raised slogans are all in the claim to dissolve the government and form a government of national unity, calling for a new revolution real Vusbandthm forces of public order and the political police teams masked with sticks and batons and tear gas. These forces have intervened brutally and hysteria against demonstrators and passers-by, did not escape the beating, kicking and insulting even the children, the elderly and Tunisian journalists and foreigners. The teams proceeded to the police storm the headquarters of the newspaper “Press” of the house, “La Presse” and the government to take off the door of the General Union of Tunisian Workers Street, Carthage.
The Avenue Habib Bourguiba, the center of the capital, the scene of these atrocities and the fighting lasted until the late hours of the day today to include neighboring areas of the capital, which is under siege police completely closed the shops and stopped the sanctity of the passage of private transport and the public as a result of acts of violence and campaigns to stop the broad in the ranks of demonstrators and passers-by.
All of these actions brought to mind what they were doing the police in the days of Ben Ali and reaffirmed that the political police and, contrary to claims the government Sbsi has not been dissolved, but still works with all its organs and the Band and the same methods and mental repressive wild, also confirmed that the Tunisian people are still deprived of freedom of expression and demonstration, and have proven that the Government Sbsi current is only an extension of the Ben Ali regime has proved the truth of we have already said that nothing changed and the old system still exists in all organs and tools, methods, and the revolution had not completed its tasks, but are at risk as long as the assembly and the political police Msitran on governance and economic institutions, financial and management information and on the overall aspects of political and public life.
The Tunisian Communist Workers Party:
- condemns these barbaric acts, it carries responsibility for the Government and known to be associated with the Interior Minister Ali bin system.
- Demanding an independent investigation to uncover those responsible for these acts is, implementation and Btaatbahm the judicial and dismiss the Minister of the Interior immediately and without waiting.
- Calls on the Government to resolve Sbsi failed and wrapped the revolution and the formation of a government of national unity capable of real management and leadership of the transitional phase and attaining the goals of the revolution.
- Renews its commitment to the people’s right of free expression, demonstration and all the gains of the revolution and its goals.
- Confirms all the victims of repression (citizens and journalists …) support, solidarity and readiness to continue the struggle with them and with all people in order to complete the tasks of the glorious revolution of 14 January.
Long live the revolution of dignity and freedom!
Down with the Sbsi government!
For a real government of national unity!
Open an investigation against those responsible for acts of repression and barbarism!
Tunisian Communist Workers Party
Tunisia, on 6 May 2011
The Tunisian Workers’ Communist Party (PCOT) is a Marxist-Leninist political party in Tunisia, which was prohibited for long, and was eventually legalized on March 18, 2011, upon decision by the national unity government.
Norway and the West are still in the middle of the economic crisis that has acceptable for out differently in different countries. U.S. is one of the worst affected countries, while Norway has fared relatively well so far, largely thanks to the oil economy and control over its own currency policy. Greece is an example of how the euro countries slit when fall comes and they do not have normal measures made available. Capitalism has played bankrupt, but it is not enough for a complete breakdown of reaction is not strong and organized.
Unemployment is high in Europe and also increases here at home. Capitalism applies the crisis to attack the academic and social rights. We see, for example, everything now how pensions and sickness salary be cut. The result can become a radicalized and more conscious working class, and it is therefore viktug that communists are the assignment say adult. We also look prohibitions against communist symbol and organizations in some countries. “A crisis is coming back, and the banks only on a worker dies,” called it in song. If it is not where the banks first, she banks at least the hardest workers say die.
The imperialist powers, including Norway, the drive still in the war including Iraq and Afghanistan. Antiimperialistar As we stand on the oppressed’s side in the fight against “our” soldiers. Responsibility is the Norwegian Government’s, which act through NATO as U.S. mercenaries.
“The war on terror” gives itself also resulted in increased racism and Muslim safety here at home. Freedom of speech is abused by the newspapers Clicking the Muhammad drawings with no other purpose than to provoke Muslims, and reactions to a few are used to make harassed even stronger. Comment fields in online newspapers overflow of racism, without neither the editors or the government responds. “Freedom of expression is fundamental in Norway”, says foreign minister of drawings, before the next day he says about a Muslim’s statement about gays: “- It is in my opinion, a despicable statement. He moves right at the borderline of what it should be possible to say. “Moves, we find again throughout Europe, and attacks on Muslims and their customs come from both government and the media. As we atheists criticize religion to make klassemotsetnadene unclear, but we have to be equally critical of racism as a midel flipped to the downtrodden classes and groups within the classes against themselves instead of against borgarskapen.
Climate Problem is another area where capitalism gives the wrong answer. Restriction of their freedom of consumers, high taxes and taxation of common usage is to help the least. Meanwhile, Norway pumps up so much oil and gas as possible. The sale of medical (and partially free) carbon offsets is a new product that is misuse of the rich countries so that they can continue their high emissions while the third world be held back. The world and the working class organized communists need more than ever.