Thursday, March 21, 2019

Undoing the New Deal: Truman's Cold War Buries Wallace and the Left

“If J. P. Morgan supports this coalition and goes down the line for it, I as a Communist am prepared to clasp his hand on that and join with him to realize it. 

Class divisions or political groupings have no significance now except as they reflect one side or the other of this issue.

Earl Browder

Democracy and Class Struggle says the 1940's was a critical decade for United States and British Communist Movements and the failures of the Communist Movement in the United States and Britain in that decade laid the basis of coming defeats..

Surprisingly it is one of the least studied decades by revolutionaries.




Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Freedom for Ajith

The people’s war has now been raised to the position of a countrywide recognized revolutionary pole, a pole that stands in total opposition to the counter-revolutionary pole of the ruling classes and imperialism. 

The ruling classes, who were dismissing it till recently as insignificant, are now forced to acknowledge it as the biggest internal threat they face.“

- Communist Party of India (M-L) Naxalbari: „Message to the International Conference to Support People‘s War in India, Hamburg“

„Comrade Murali’s [Ajith‘s] arrest in particular is one of the biggest losses suffered by our Party and the Central Committee.“
- Central Committee of the Communist Party of India (maoist): Declaration of 16-05-2015

India is not, as the imperialists like to proclaim it, the "world's largest democracy", but a peoples dungeon[prison] of enormous proportions. US imperialism, as well as some European imperialists, rule over India through bureaucratic capitalism and also conserve feudalism to a great extent. 

The fact that the imperialists are talking about „democracy“ in the face of the genocide perpetrated daily in India, the ruin of innumerable peasants, the caste system, the murder of women, the genocide of the Adivasi and many more examples, shows clearly what imperialists mean when they talk about „democracy“. 

The plundering and oppression of the masses of India is fueled by numerous resistance, a multitude of struggles: militant peasant movements, people's struggles against nuclear power stations and repression, national liberation  struggles and large workers strikes show this to the progressive and anti imperialist forces of the whole world. However, as "the greatest threat to India's internal security" the Indian government described the People's War, led by the Communist Party of India (maoist). The CPI(maoist) leads with People's War the New Democratic Revolution, which smashes the old state apparatus and brings the liberation from imperialism and bondage.

Through the "Operation Green Hunt" and the counterinsurgency method "Hearts and Minds", both of which mean genocide, the ruling classes try to isolate the CPI(maoist) and to suffocate the People's War in the blood of the masses. No matter how furiously they strike out, they do not succeed! The CPI(maoist) and the masses became more and more connected, and the people's war beats deep roots in the masses, who stand firmly by the side of the New Democratic Revolution. 

The deep attachment of the Party to the masses and the steadfastness with which it leads the revolution, the people's war, set great example and hope for revolutionary forces throughout the world. In the context of the crisis beginning from 2008, the imperialists increasingly promoted the Hindu-fascist policy they supported in order to step up their fight against the mass movements and, above all, the people's war. 

These plans suffered a defeat, because on May 1, 2014, the CPI (M-L) Naxalbari, whose spokesman Comrade Ajith was, joined the CPI(maoist), which emerged itself in 2004 at the 9th Party Congress / Unity Congress from the merge of two parties.

This merger was a great leap in the striving of the workers, peasants, and oppressed masses for a single leading center of the New Democratic Revolution. At this historic step, Comrade Ajith played a prominent role and became a member of the Central Committee of the CPI(maoist). For almost forty-five years, Comrade Ajith, who joined the revolutionary movement in 1976, has been playing an important role in it internationally and in India. He fought tirelessly against a lot of anti-Marxist deviations, he led the publication of numerous documents and periodical publications. Through his translation work, he also opened the possibility for revolutionary and anti imperialist forces of the world to gain a better understanding of the New Democratic Revolution in India. In May 2015, the rulers were able to imprison Comrade Ajith, but this imprisonment sparked an international wave of solidarity with Comrade Ajith and the People's War in India. His imprisonment is part of the counter-revolutionary warfare against the popular masses in India, a furious blow of Hindu-fascism against the New Democratic Revolution. 

Those who at that time of the situation of the imprisonment began calling the party‘s unification „failed“, spreading counter-revolutionary pessimism and unprincipled criticism, turned out to be allies of the reaction. Comrade Ajith showed by his example that these forces have no ground under their feet. Even under the harsh conditions of detention, Comrade Ajith was not broken and even found methods and ways to complete a previously started translation work. Comrade Ajith's health, who had a heart surgery a few years earlier, has severely got worse under fascist imprisonment conditions, with no provision for adequate care, torture and the toughest detention conditions have still remained intact. Comrade Ajith is due to be released on bail in the foreseeable future. 

But this method has been used by the ruling classes of India several times against imprisoned revolutionaries: they are released as a short-term concession to the solidarity movements on high bail from prison, only to detain them shortly after again. This approach shows that the solidarity work with the political prisoners, which is done in India and also internationally, could already develop a certain strength. The ruling classes try to confront this strength with their vicious tactics. Their action is part of the attempts to break the prisoners, part of the psychological warfare that pursues the goal of the final annihilation and murder of the revolutionaries.

These sinister plans are to be condemned with determination and all the democratic, revolutionary and anti imperialist forces of the world are resolutely opposing to them! We call to raise the loud and clear demand on the 18th of March, the International Day of Political Prisoners, for the immediate and unconditional release of Comrade Ajith! We defend Comrade Ajith, who put his whole life in the service of the CPI(maoist) and People's War, the New Democratic Revolution. The struggle against imperialism is justified and requires international solidarity and solid support. Signatory organizations and initiatives will take up this common cause through actions in the week around March 18, setting a powerful impulse for the spread and expansion of solidarity with the People's War in India!

Freedom for Ajith!
Freedom for all political prisoners in India!
Support the People's War in India!
Long live international solidarity! Lal Salam!

Committee to Support People‘s War in India, Austria

Galician Committee to Support People's War in India

International Committee to Support People’s War in India

Ben Davis Communist Councilman from Harlem - CPUSA 100 Years

Democracy and Class Struggle see's similarities between the United States and British Communist Parties in the 1940's. 

The 1940's were foundational to Modern Revisionism in both Parties.

100 Years of CPUSA - Anti-Revisionist Communism in the United States, 1945-1950 by Paul Costello

Arthur Evans and British Communism in the 1940's

Medhi Hasan Nails Media Hypocrisy

Monopoly Capitalism Is the Cause of Mass Migration and the White-Victim and White-Supremacy Complex - Joma Sison

Statement by Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International League of People’s Struggle

17 March 2019

In his 74-page manifesto, the Australian mass murderer Brendan Tarrant raves about the “great replacement” of white people by non-white peoples and blames the liberals for advocating mass migration, white displacement and cultural diversity in the same perverted way that the Norwegian mass murderer Anders Brevik blames “cultural Marxism”.

The hysterical fear of white genocide drove Tarrant to commit the massacre of at least 49 Muslim worshippers in a mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand. The victims came from various underdeveloped countries as well as from war-torn countries. The white victim complex and the hysterical assertion of white supremacy are two sides of the same coin that leads to the atrocity.

White people in the developed countries are themselves victimized by the monopoly bourgeoisie but are misled by the demagogues of the capitalist system to believe that the migrants, especially the Muslims, are to blame for the erosion of the wage and living conditions of the white working class and middle class.

The neoliberal strategists, think tanks, academe and mass media of the monopoly bourgeoisie obscure the fact that economic and social conditions are becoming worse for the working class and even for the middle class because of the crisis of overproduction and the unsustainable abuse of credit.

Neoliberalism and the adoption of higher technology have pressed down wages, eroded social benefits and services and have increased unemployment and poverty among the whites and non-whites. Those few whites turned hysterical and murderous by a combination of white-victim and white supremacy complex do not think much beyond their personal and national egoism.

They are kept ignorant of the fact that the mass migration from the underdeveloped to the developed countries is the result of the policies of the monopoly bourgeoisie to avail of cheap labor, to keep the underdeveloped countries more underdeveloped and to wage wars of aggression to put down anti-imperialist governments and popular movements asserting national independence and demanding broader democracy, social justice and industrial development.

As a result of decolonization due to the direct and indirect effects of armed national liberation movements, the imperialist countries have used mass migration towards them since the 1970s to make up for the loss of colonies and semicolonies. To make up for the tendency of the profit rate to fall in their own home grounds, they have also utilized neocolonialism to cause the further underdevelopment of former colonies and semicolonies to maximize profits. The widening mass unemployment and poverty drive the people to emigrate.

And whenever certain governments and revolutionary movements arise and assert national sovereignty, nationalize the economy and promote industrial development, the imperialist countries unleash campaigns of destabilization for regime change and wars of aggression, which are the biggest and worst form of terrorism. Thus, the imperialist countries themselves have been culpable for the increasing number of both political and economic refugees since the 1980s, especially from the war-torn countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America.

Whenever the monopoly bourgeoisie finds it too difficult or is frustrated in using liberal democracy or social democracy to disarm and sedate the working class, it resorts to the outright use of the most reactionary ideas and sentiments to obscure the roots of the crisis of monopoly capitalism, to mislead the broad masses of the people and the use the grossest form of violence and deception to suppress the anti-imperialist and democratic mass movements which aim for national liberation, people’s democracy and socialism.

We are living today in a crisis-stricken world capitalist system in which only one percent of the population, the top circle of the monopoly bourgeoisie, own 50 percent of the world’s wealth and only 10 percent own 75 percent. The gross social inequality means the increasing polarization of all societies and the intensification of the anti-imperialist and class struggle.

Under these circumstances the monopoly bourgeoisie unleashes all kinds of monsters and atrocities, including state terrorism and private terrorism of white supremacists, in order to counter the rise of revolutionary consciousness and movements among the proletariat and people in every country and on a global scale.

More than ever, it is necessary for the revolutionary parties of the proletariat to arise and strengthen themselves in order to promote proletarian internationalism among the workers of the world as well as international solidarity among the broad masses of the people of the world in order to overcome and defeat all the strategies and tactics of the monopoly bourgeoisie to divide the white and non-white workers and peoples of the world with the use of chauvinism, xenophobia, religious bigotry, racism and fascism. 

Genesis of a Political Assassin - Tom Watson and his Parliamentary Labour Party

This is not hidden it is in your face - Tom Watson plans the political assassination of Corbyn it is in public view.

The Labour Party is in a wonderful  position to win the coming Election but Tom Watson would rather destroy the Labour than let it win under Corbyn.

Learn your history of the British Imperialist Labour Party do not repeat past mistakes.

Corbyn has come to remind me of the Fisher King in the Wolfram von Eschenbach version of the Grail legend - trapped in the Grail Castle and mortally wounded, unable to help the land and the people because of the wicked and corrupt knights who surround him. He needs to be asked the question that frees him:

'Sir, why do you suffer so?'

(P.S. for pedants - I know this is actually a hermit depicted in a 14th century French MS - but the likeness is uncanny)