Tuesday, August 21, 2018

CIA has had at least 30 Chinese Spies Executed in China for Spying



Betraying your country for money is not honorable 




US Announces Indefinite Occupation of Iraq - but media does not cover story





Watch US Troop Movements in Iraq in view of US War threat to Iran

Do Boju o Polskę Ludową - Fighting for a People's Poland (Polish Partisan Song)





The Anthem of the Polish Farmers' Battalions (Hymn Batalionów Chlopskich). 

The Farmers' Battalions were an independent agrarian partisan organisation that cooperated with the pro-Soviet People's Army. 

Its political branch, the People's Party, later reorganised as the United People's Party, initially contested the elections as an opposition party, but soon allied with the ruling Polish United Workers' Party from 1949 until the fall of the Polish People's Republic in 1989.

 Sung by the Choir and Orchestra of the Polish Radio (Chór i Orkiestra Polskiego Radia). Recorded in the Polish People's Republic in 1967

LONG LIVE ANTI FASCIST POLAND

Запад: последняя империалистическая судорога. Самир Амин

The West: The Last Convulsion of Imperialism. Samir Amin



Democracy and Class Struggle says we welcome the contributions of Samir Amin on the contradictions of monopoly capitalism and imperialism.

However his contradictory views on popular struggles contribute to problems of the anti imperialist movement because of his eclectic views of China.

We see China as being anti hegemonic but not anti Capitalist or anti Imperialist - we do not agree with Samir Amin that Chinese financial markets are isolated from world neo liberal system but are integrated into it

Futhermore we see the continued commodification of land in China and welcome Chinese peasant resistance to this process and oppose Chinese Government Land Grabbing in China and throughout the rest of the World.

China was was more popular in Africa during the Maoist period than today because today people see the capitalist nature of modern China even if Samir Amin cannot.

Democracy and Class Struggle says learn from Samir Amin but critically and go beyond him - this is nothing new comrades we learnt from Plekhanov and Kautsky but with Lenin went beyond them and Chairman Mao and Chiarman Gonzalo took us beyond Leninism to Marxism Leninism Maoism.

"China to use Iranian tankers for oil imports"



South Korea and Japan need to make decision to comply or reject US Sanctions on Iran ?

The Fight against US Sanctions needs to be stepped up - whether its Venezuela or Iran or North Korea





Venezuela's New Economic Program: Will it Stop Hyperinflation? Lift the Financial Sanctions on Venezuela Now !




Democracy and Class Struggle say Venezuela is in full scale Economic War with US Imperialism with Venezuelan Bank Accounts being closed down all over the world by US Financial blackmail.

Even Venezuelan Funds in its own Oil company in the United States cannot be repatriated to Venezuela.

The Trump financial embargo makes it very difficult to recover from hyper inflation and US imperialists are exploiting the situation to the maximum to overthrow the Venezuelan Government,

LIFT THE FINANCIAL SANCTIONS 
ON VENEZUELA NOW !

Monday, August 20, 2018

Norman Finkelstein to Dame Margaret Hodge: 'You haven't a clue what you're talking about'



Democracy and Class Struggle says the campaign against Jeremy Corbyn by the Israeli Embassy in the UK  and Labour Party Zionists is one of the most filthy and debased in British History and we have seen some debased campaigns - Norman Finkelstein replies to Margaret Hodge's vile attack on Jeremy Corbyn.

We defend Jeremy Corbyn personally but not his Party - just for the record.



The Life and Thought of Samir Amin




Democracy and Class Struggle says some interesting insights into Egyptian Syrian and Iraqi Communism. This Interview is pre Trump on Iran.

Despite our serious criticism of his views on China we take his life as a whole as positive for the revolutionary movement and view his contribution as an educator which includes educating ourselves as a vital part of his contribution with the critical ability to go beyond him.

The Tanzam Railroad and the Barefooot doctors were from Maoist China not Revisionist China and Samir Amin confuses the social character of China and socialist and capitalist China - China is not what he wishes it to be - but what it is 

However Samir Amin never uttered the nonsense about Mao that David Harvey did in the 30 million stravation deaths and showed much syympathy to Maoism



SEE ALSO:

https://democracyandclasstruggle.blogspot.com/2018/08/samir-amin-remembering-his.html


https://democracyandclasstruggle.blogspot.com/2018/08/samir-amin-global-influence-of-october.html

We are critical of Samir Amin's view on China - Read Minqi Li here;

http://digamo.free.fr/minqili08.pdf



THE LAND QUESTION IN CHINA - CRITQUE OF SAMIR AMIN

Democracy and Class Struggle combats views of China which do not recognise its capitalist social character, has we see this recognition has a precondition for return of socialism to China.

We take the view that some of Henry CK Liu writings overestimate socialism in the State sector in China and Samir Amin confuses state ownership of Land has a form of pre-socialism, he should be well aware that nationalisation of land is a capitalist demand.

Lenin's views on Land Nationalisation was clear :

"consequently the concept of nationalisation of the land, in terms of economic reality, is a category of commodity and capitalist society"

For some of Mao's thoughts on Land ownership and in particular the signifcance of  a 1962 Law popularly known as the 60 Articles , guaranteed, in the words of Peter Ho that collective ownership was invested in the lowest level: the production team - ie the village. 

see my note here.

http://democracyandclasstruggle.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/chinas-land-ownership-how-to-fight-land.ht

Samir Amin does not understand the commodification of Land in China and the threat it poses to food security in China see here :

http://democracyandclasstruggle.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/land-grabs-in-china-threat-to-food.html

See also discussion on Land at 18th CPC Congress here :

http://democracyandclasstruggle.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/eighteenth-party-congress-new-land.html



SEE ALSO:

http://digamo.free.fr/minqili08.pdf



Samir Amin. The global influence of the October Revolution on the modern world



This lecture was delivered at Moscow State University in November 2017

Despite our serious criticism of his views on China we take his life as a whole as positive for the revolutionary movement and view his contribution as an educator which includes educating ourselves as a vital part of his contribution with the critical ability to go beyond him..

SEE ALSO:

https://democracyandclasstruggle.blogspot.com/2018/08/samir-amin-remembering-his.html


https://democracyandclasstruggle.blogspot.com/2018/08/samir-amin-global-influence-of-october.html


THE LAND QUESTION IN CHINA - CRITQUE OF SAMIR AMIN

Democracy and Class Struggle combats views of China which do not recognise its capitalist social character, has we see this recognition has a precondition for return of socialism to China.

We take the view that some of Henry CK Liu writings overestimate socialism in the State sector in China and Samir Amin confuses state ownership of Land has a form of pre-socialism, he should be well aware that nationalisation of land is a capitalist demand.

Lenin's views on Land Nationalisation was clear :

"consequently the concept of nationalisation of the land, in terms of economic reality, is a category of commodity and capitalist society"

For some of Mao's thoughts on Land ownership and in particular the signifcance of  a 1962 Law popularly known as the 60 Articles , guaranteed, in the words of Peter Ho that collective ownership was invested in the lowest level: the production team - ie the village. Chairman Mao's time a 1962

see my note here.

http://democracyandclasstruggle.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/chinas-land-ownership-how-to-fight-land.ht

Samir Amin does not understand the commodification of Land in China and the threat it poses to food security in China see here :

http://democracyandclasstruggle.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/land-grabs-in-china-threat-to-food.html

See also discussion on Land at 18th CPC Congress here :

http://democracyandclasstruggle.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/eighteenth-party-congress-new-land.html



READ MINQI LI ON CHINA AS A CORRECTIVE TO SAMIR AMIN


http://digamo.free.fr/minqili08.pdf