Wednesday, April 26, 2017

India : 300 Maoists for Social Justice Against the Unjust Indian State



Democracy and Class Struggle says the overwhelming military/police forces of the Indian State cannot defeat the Naxalite idea of social justice and it NEVER will.

The idea of Revolutionary Socialism cannot be uprooted from India - it produces new generations of revolutionaries daily who will succeed over time.

300 armed Naxalite Maoists rattled the Indian government armed security forces

"As the backup team advanced, he spotted the two women counting mangoes on a tree, after which they created a sound by beating two sticks that they carried. “This is a system of alerting Maoists about the presence of security forces by their informers”,..

Monday’s deadly Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district that claimed the lives of 25 CRPF personnel has forced the Centre to review its anti-Naxal strategy, with home minister Rajnath Singh convening a high-level meeting of all Maoist-infested states on May 8.

Sources said the attack by around 300 Naxals has rattled the government and the meeting was likely to discuss a tactical shift in future anti-Naxal operations, with a focus on greater involvement by state police forces.

Expressing concern over the role of the local police in tackling Naxal activities, the home minister, who visited Chhattisgarh on Tuesday, said the government has taken the incident as a “challenge” and that “the sacrifice of the jawans (CRPF personnel) will not go in vain”. In Raipur, he said the Naxal strategy would be reviewed and, if required, it would be revisited. The minister has also directed senior officials, including acting CRPF chief Sudeep Lakhtakia and MHA security adviser K Vijay Kumar, to stay put in Chhattisgarh to monitor the situation and coordinate the targeted operations against the Naxals.

The sources claimed that in the Burkapal incident, there was “no intelligence or assistance from the local police” to the CRPF and no information was given to the force on the massive mobilisation of Naxal cadre in the region.

“We never received any cooperation from local villagers despite the fact that I treat them regularly and saved many lives”, said Manoj Kumar, a medical worker in the Burkapal CRPF camp, giving first-aid to injured jawans. Kumar recalled how a young woman in a red sari had surfaced near the camp in the morning just before jawans from the camp left for an operation to sanitise the nearby areas to pave way for resumption of construction of a road along with a bridge.

“I have been posted in the camp for the past four years. I know people in the nearby villages since I provide them medical treatment. I got curious about the mysterious woman since I have never seen her before. I enquired about her when two other women appeared at the camp later. But they misled me, saying she was a newlyed woman of the village. Later, I found from other villagers that the mysterious woman didn’t belong to the village.”

As the backup team advanced, he spotted the two women counting mangoes on a tree, after which they created a sound by beating two sticks that they carried. “This is a system of alerting Maoists about the presence of security forces by their informers”, he said.

A senior security official said: “One needs to look at the role of the local police as they are totally dependent on the CRPF without providing any support or backup to them. What states need to realise is that Central police forces are deployed from outside and have no knowledge or information about the local networks of informers or terrain which makes the task for them more difficult. This makes the role of the state police in providing local intelligence more important, which is not happening. In the Burkapal incident, the local police didn’t accompany the CRPF team.”

As many as 99 jawans of the CRPF’s 74th battalion had left the Burkapal camp around 6 am Monday to sanitise the construction site. The Naxal attack came at about 12.55 pm, when the jawans were preparing for lunch.

“The ambush site chosen was a very small area surrounded by dense forests from where Maoists launched the attack. The small open area did not give enough scope to the jawans to manoeuvre to undertake retaliation,” said IGP (Bastar Range) Vivekanand Sinha, who visited the ambush site for the second day Tuesday.

The ambush site had shoes and torn clothes of slain jawans scattered around, water bottles hit by bullets, unused arrow bombs, empty cartridges of automatic weapons and mortars. There were reports that Naxals had also mutilated the bodies of some of those killed, but officials were tightlipped about it.

Twenty weapons, including 16 AK-47s, five fitted with under-barrel grenade launchers (UBGL), three Insas rifles and LMGs were looted from the slain jawans. About 2,800 rounds of AK-47 ammo, 600 rounds of Insas and 20 grenades, besides bulletproof jackets, wireless sets, and binoculars were also taken away.

An initial probe by the security agencies has revealed that besides lack of intelligence, another reason for the high casualty of CRPF personnel was that Naxals used tribal villagers as human shields, which restricted retaliatory action by the security forces, besides the fact that the Naxals occupied vantage positions and cornered the CRPF personnel from three sides, thus blocking any possible escape routes.

The security agencies have identified the mastermind behind the Burkapal incident as Hidma, a top Naxal commander, who heads the 1st battalion of the Naxal People’s Libe-ration Guerrilla Army (PLGA). One of the most wanted Naxal commanders, Hidma is also reported to have been behind the attack on CRPF jawans last month, in which 12 of them were killed.

“What is surprising is that the local intelligence unit of the state police had no information about the presence of a top Naxal commander like Hidma in the region. More so as Naxals carry out most major operations against the security forces in the summer,” another official noted.

The home ministry has out the possibility of deploying the Army to tackle the Naxal menace, saying it was an internal security issue. This, incidentally, has been the Centre’s position even under the UPA government, even though Air Force helicopters were used for logistical aid like transporting injured personnel and airdropping food, medicines and other essential supplies for them.

SOURCE: ASIAN AGE - LONDON EDITION

US Imperialists Out of South Korea: South Korean People Take Their Future into their own Hands and oppose THADD Deployment



Democracy and Class Struggle says the US is planning major provocations around 9th May Elections to prevent the Election of a South Korean Peace President.

The People and the People alone are the motive force in  making World History - Chairman Mao Zedong

The People must take to the streets and close down the US bases in South Korea - it is a fight for survival of the Korean Nation whose blood Trump is prepared to sacrifice just for his vanity.

The Korean People can make history if they make one big effort and re-start the road to re-unification.

Full Spectrum Resistance in South Korea to US Imperialism NOW ! 


SEE ALSO:
http://democracyandclasstruggle.blogspot.co.uk/2017/02/north-korea-fires-ballistic-missile-and.html





HISTORY OF KOREAN WAR - THE MONSTROUS WAR BY WILFRED BURCHETT

http://democracyandclasstruggle.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/the-korean-war-monstrous-war-by-wilfred.html

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

China: Xi Jinping urges calm over North Korea and parties should meet each other halfway


Democracy and Class Struggle says that Trump  is boxing himself into a corner on North Korea as he is no diplomat neither is Rex Tillerson - Xi Jingping clearly is trying to restrain Trump but with limited success - the  most dangerous time is still ahead.


Chinese President Xi Jinping and his US counterpart Donald Trump on Monday discussed bilateral ties and the situation on the Korean Peninsula over the phone, promising close contact to allow for the prompt exchange of views on major issues of mutual concern.

China strongly opposes actions that violate United Nations Security Council resolutions, Xi said, adding that China hopes the parties concerned will exercise restraint and avoid actions that aggravate tensions on the peninsula, the Xinhua News Agency reported.

It was the second phone conversation between the presidents since Xi visited Trump in Florida on April 6.

Xi noted that if the parties shoulder their responsibilities and meet each other halfway, they can solve North Korea's nuclear issue and achieve denuclearization, according to Xinhua.

Tensions on the Korean Peninsula are mounting, with South Korean and US media reporting that North Korea is preparing its sixth nuclear test on Tuesday, the 85th anniversary of the founding of its military.

North Korea has reportedly evacuated citizens living near the Punggye-ri nuclear test site, where it conducted the fifth nuclear test in September 2016.

South Korea's Yonhap News Agency reported Sunday that the UN Security Council will hold meetings on the North Korean nuclear issue on Friday, which may be North Korea's excuse for its latest provocation.

Normal life

Amid tensions, life in Chinese cities bordering North Korea has been going on as normal, though residents expressed concerns about what will happen next on the peninsula.

A resident of Yanji, Northeast China's Jilin Province, surnamed Guo told the Global Times that she is worried about reports of upcoming nuclear tests.

Yanji is the capital of the Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture and is located just 10 kilometers from the border of China and North Korea.

"We felt the earth shake during North Korea's last nuclear test, and it plans to soon test again? Seniors and children will panic," said Guo.

The Punggye-ri nuclear test site is roughly 100 kilometers from Chinese border cities, including Yanji and Tumen in Jilin Province, which experienced seismic activity during the fifth test.

A primary school in Yanji evacuated its students after the September 2016 test, news portal sohu.com reported.

A resident of Dandong, Northeast China's Liaoning Province, which is also near the North Korean border, told the Global Times that he fears Mount Changbai volcano may erupt due to man-made earthquakes across border.

The mountain straddles the border between the countries.

The resident, surnamed Zhang, also said that if the situation deteriorates, there may be a flood of North Korean refugees to China.

Another Yanji resident told the Global Times that he's concerned about possible pollution risks brought by North Korean nuclear tests.

"They [the North Koreans] are now short of everything - from food to energy as well as technology. How will we find out if their nuclear test pollutes the air, soil and especially groundwater?" Zhang said.

Foreign ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying told a press conference after North Korea's fifth nuclear test that China's Environmental Protection Ministry will monitor radiation along the China-North Korea border to ensure the safety of Chinese citizens.

Li Guowei, 54, a resident in Yanji, told the Global Times that "this is not the first time we have heard this news and it won't be the last. Our lives have to go on."

Li said that despite the trouble North Korea has created, he has some sympathy for the North Korean people who want to protect their country, as "their hands are tied by reality."

"They have a strong backbone but this cannot help them develop the country's economy," said Li.

The Global Times reporter saw a group of North Koreans checking into a hotel in Yanji, and a hotel employee confirmed with the Global Times that there have been delegations from North Korea visiting the region regularly for business or to see relatives in China.

Yanbian has a large population of ethnic Koreans. About 70 percent of Jilin's 1 million ethnic Koreans live there. It is also a gathering place for South Korean students and businesses

SOURCE: http://english.sina.com/china/d/2017-04-25/detail-ifyepsec0845483.shtml

The Korean War - The Monstrous War by Wilfred G Burchett - John Pilger Interviews Wilfred G. Burchett



Democracy and Class Struggle says the first 500 copies of this book were destroyed by United States Government when this book arrived at US Customs - Read it for True History of Korean War

John Pilger Interviews Wilfred Burchett below on his eyewitness report at Hiroshima following the Nuclear Attack.


Trump's First 100 Days by Trevor Noah

Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, warns the Trump administration's current rhetoric on Iran reminds him of the prelude to the Iraq war – and could be setting the stage for a U.S. regime change effort in Tehran.

Monday, April 24, 2017

In the twenty-ninth edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor, Professor Filip Kovacevic discusses the articles from four Russian newspapers: Izvestia, Nezavisimaya Gazeta, Pravda and Argumenty i Fakty. He discusses the U.S.-led coalition bombing of Deir-ez-Zor, Syria which allegedly released chemical poisons into the air, the U.S. under Trump positioning even more nuclear weapons in Europe, the NATO-CIA-MI6 Gladio C operations in Moldova and Belarus, and the Russian prospects in cyber warfare.

PCM Italy fully supports and supports the boycott of the elections that the PCM of France is carrying out in various forms, mainly in the lower-income neighborhoods.




PCM Italy fully supports and supports the boycott of the elections that the PCM of France is carrying out in various forms, mainly in the lower-income neighborhoods.

The elections in France take place in the context of the rise of modern fascism which sees as a sword Marine Le Pen, combining the traditional fascist line with a wave reactionary populist anti-immigration.

This campaign during these elections finds favorable ground in the crisis  of the corruption of the parliamentary parties

In the years of government of Holland and the "socialists",  power is discredited and is the easy target of the Le Penist demagogy.

The forces of the government and the opposition of the same kind are divided, even if they say essentially the same things.

The right of the government, after a confused internal battle, ended up naming - to the great disgrace of Sarkozy-Fillon as candidate representing the same interests, but who "stumbled" in the family clientelist policy.

On the left fell one after the other the candidates of Holland, and the emergence of  those not quite in line with Holland;

That represented by the young politician in ascension, Macron, strongly linked to the employers' organizations and determined to gain the voting sectors of the middle and petty bourgeoisie.

In Macron we owe the law on precariousness, which later became Labor Law, and is the nearest candidate to Renzi in Italy.

(Renzi is currently in decline after the defeat in the referendum, which wants Win both the Democratic Party conference and the upcoming elections with a Macron program, image and line, taking into account the importance that Macron is not the "French Renzi", as Renzi aspires to Perhaps the "Macron Italian", especially in the event Macron wins the election).

The official candidate of the Socialist Party is Hamon who won, with some surprise, the primaries, while trying to distance himself from Holland and the brutal fall of the Socialist Party.

Hamon, although he was also a statesman, tried to be approved and admired as a "young and modern" socialist, closer to a Vendola than a Bersani. But this characterization has become weak in the face of the strong interests defended by the Socialist Party and Holland itself, and these forces will eventually converge on Macron and not on Hamon.

For this, beyond the polls it is difficult to think of a solution other than a second round between Le Pen and Macron.

At the extreme left, beyond the traditional "national candidates" of the NPA and LO whose main interests are self-propaganda and the preservation of its members and sympathizers, and whose real line in the general struggle depends on the positioning by the ballot paper, there is the advance of the Left Front of Mélenchon, which, over the years has been transformed, with a parliamentary activity which has accepted to place itself in the general interest of the " French imperialism (see support for anti-terrorist laws), and with the unending crisis of the PCF, the ecologists and even the Socialist Party, met under the banner of the forces of a traditional left, reformist and revisionist, Marxist-Leninists of the PCOF;

A candidate that is increasingly progressing in order to reach and perhaps overtake in voice, the official candidate of the Socialist Party.

In this context, it is clear that there is no "lesser evil". In a state and an imperialist regime within a political system like the one under way, the French electoral system allows for a polarization even more radical than that in Italy, but with a presidential system that allows only alternate committees, Enterprise of the bourgeoisie.

The rise of modern fascism, in its explicit form of Le Pen, can not be combated on the electoral plane. 

To combat it in this form means not to regard as internal the tendency to modern fascism: the police state, the imperialist wars, the national economy, the war economy, and the candidates of the other two sides. Political, tactical and strategic error.

Consequently, the boycott is just and reasonable, not only to make known the strategic vision of the proletariat, the Marxist-Leninist-Maoist communists, but also to expose all the forms embodying the tendency of the bourgeoisie and its state , And who can not adapt to the winner of the election.

On certain issues, such as immigration, salary, job protection, presidential candidates can involve the proletarian sectors of the ballot, even those in the struggle, but this can not change the need to assert that on this ground,

The struggle and not the vote is the way forward.

Who does not fight cannot lead to results

PCM of Italy

4th April 2017

Translation By DCS

Maoists have killed 24 policemen in the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh, in one of the largest attacks by the rebels in recent years.



Democracy and Class Struggle says Naxalites Never Die they Just multiply

Maoists have killed 24 policemen in the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh, in one of the largest attacks by the rebels in recent years.

The officers were guarding road workers in the Sukma district, which has seen a long-running insurgency by Maoists.

The details of the attack are sketchy, but one report said it was carried out by 300 rebels.
The Maoists say they are fighting for greater rights for tribal people and the rural poor.

Their insurgency began in the eastern state of West Bengal in the late 1960s, later spreading to more than one-third of India's 600-plus administrative districts.

The attack on the personnel of the paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) began at 13:00 local time on Monday and the clashes went on for a few hours, reports said.

It is not yet known if the Maoists suffered any casualties.

The Russian October Revolution 1917 its Impact on China by Jason Smith




Once Burnt Twice Shy ? Russia's Support for Fascist National Front





Democracy and Class Struggle says you have only to watch RT or read Sputnik to see evidence of Putin's Kremlin's media support for Marine Le Pen.

The RT  denials of support for Marine Le Pen are not plausible however many times they point to a Chris Hedges or Lee Camp their resident house Leftists to show they are unbiased.

It appears as we have said before that Russia has learnt nothing from the Trump catastrophe and might stupidly be attempting a re-run in France - Lavrov's speech to Russian Military in Moscow normalising Le Pen was more confirmation if that was needed.

We know there are many people in Russia against this policy - they need to speak out in the names of those millions of Russians that died fighting Fascism in Europe.

The message is clear in 2017 Putin is no Lenin and plays with both sides of the street extreme right and left. - he is a critic of Lenin and his accomplishments - see video below.

Before the Russian Central Bank withdrew its license to the First Czech Russian Bank it had lent the National Front 9 million euros in 2014. 

In the same year, party founder Jean-Marie Le Pen’s political fund Cotelec received another 2 million-euro loan from a Russian-backed fund based in Cyprus, news website Mediapart reported. 

Saint Just said Cotelec helped fund the party’s 2015 regional campaign.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Parti Communiste Maoiste on Marine Le Pen and Front National




Today the National Front, which incarnates this rise of fascism, has its place in the second guaranteed turn. 

The FN has secured the support of the police, important parts of the army, and is beginning to penetrate education, among senior civil servants and in the university. 

The bourgeoisie is increasingly openly choosing fascism to stabilize capitalism by the most brutal means

If it is unlikely that Marine Le Pen will be elected, it will certainly be present in the second round, weighing on the political life of the next few years. 

It is possible that this "defeat" in the second round will push a part of the FN to try to replace it. 

Indeed, the line of the ideologist Florian Philippot supporting the "social" aspect of the FN to radicalise the party created significant tensions within it. 

But fascism is a movement, of which Marine Le Pen is only one of the representatives. 

It will inevitably strengthen in the coming years, driven by the general crisis of capitalism and by the collapse of the historical parties of the right and the left.

Translated to English from Document Below of Parti Communiste Maoiste 

SOURCE:
http://www.pcmaoiste.org/communique/boycottons-les-elections-preparons-la-guerre-populaire/#more-925



http://democracyandclasstruggle.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/marine-le-pen-velodrome-dhiver-more.html



A few words about "anti-systems" from Parti Communiste Maoiste

Another phenomenon is that of declaring himself an "anti-system candidate", just as Trump had done in the United States during his campaign. 

It is more and more likely that neither the PS nor the Republicans (ex-UMP) arrives in the second round. 

The two representatives of bipartisans, who have organized political life and managed the country for decades, have lost so much credibility that their support has collapsed. 

This was first seen with the PS, which after this lamentable quinquennium left with almost no chance. 

This may have seemed more surprising for Republicans, who are likely to lose an election that they thought was untenable. Alain Juppé and Manuel Valls, both favorites of the right and left primary, were largely swept away despite the media forecasts.

This is also how we interpret the "antisystem" posture of all the main candidates: no one wants to embody continuity with traditional politics.

It is obvious that these so-called antisystems are not opposed to anything but wind. 

There is no longer any shame for them to say against the system, although they are often at the very heart of the system: former students of ENA type schools, career politicians and even bankers at the Rothschilds for Macron

They represent all the interests of the ruling class and consequently none of them is of course able to oppose the main representative of the rise of fascism Marine Le Pen, also another "antisystem" which has as a simple legacy a political party and being born into a rich family to aces in a house in Saint-Cloud.

SOURCE:

http://www.pcmaoiste.org/communique/boycottons-les-elections-preparons-la-guerre-populaire/#more-925

United States Hands Off Venezuela says Abby Martin

Peter Lee the contradictions in US North Korea Policy - China's Mission Impossible

Trump has "Dangerous Mental Illness" warn psychiatric experts at Yale University



A group of psychiatric professionals have warned that Donald Trump is dangerously unfit to lead the country.

After a meeting of experts at Yale University yesterday, psychologist Dr John Gartner said of Mr Trump’s mental health: “We have an ethical responsibility to warn the public about Donald Trump’s dangerous mental illness.”

Dr Gartner, who specialises in Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), bipolar disorder, and depression, leads Duty To Warn, a group of mental health experts who consider Mr Trump – who’s coming up to 100 days in office – an unfit President.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Lenin is Young Again - Happy Birthday Lenin 2017



RUSSIA'S POSITIVE VIEW OF LENIN IN 2017 THE OCTOBER TO BE - VISIT :

http://democracyandclasstruggle.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/russias-positive-view-of-lenin-in-light.html





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Indonesia : The New Rule in the World by John Pilger

Indonesia :Exposé Reveals Trump Associates & ISIS-Linked Vigilantes Are Attempting Coup in Indonesia




SEE ALSO: 

https://theintercept.com/2017/04/18/trumps-indonesian-allies-in-bed-with-isis-backed-militia-seeking-to-oust-elected-president/

Venezuela: , we will take over their factories,” said Jesus Diaz, spokesperson for the Pio Tamayo Commune in Lara




Democracy and Class Struggle says no time for Liberalism in Venzuela Smash the Counter Revolution - Red Salute to our comrades in Lara



“If they continue with their guarimbas, we will take over their factories,” said Jesus Diaz, spokesperson for the Pio Tamayo Commune in Lara.

Several private companies in Venezuela connected to the country’s right-wing opposition are asking workers not to come in for their shifts next week.

Claiming to defend their workers’ safety amid ongoing protests, the companies are backing opposition calls for a national strike against President Nicolas Maduro.

But for workers supportive of Maduro and the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) the strike is merely a trap intended to sabotage Venezuela’s economy.

“These actions planned against our revolutionary people are a desperate attempt by the empire to overturn our Bolivarian Revolution,” Jesus Diaz, a member of the Popular Movement of Lara, told Resumen Latinoamericano. 

The Popular Movement of Lara is a coalition of communes and workers’ organizations in the northwestern state.

“We are organized and we will defend our revolution as always.”

Diaz, who also serves as a spokesperson for the Pio Tamayo Commune in Venezuela’s western state, assured Resumen Latinoamericano that workers in the region will continue work as usual. The Popular Movement of Lara’s boycott of the right-wing strike is supported by dozens of other communes and workers’ councils across the country.

Workers supportive of the Bolivarian Revolution have also vowed to take over and manage factories abandoned by right-wing bosses.

One of the opposition-aligned institutions supporting the opposition strike is the Catholic University of Andres Bello, one of Venezuela’s largest private universities.

On Friday, the institution announced that all classes and campus activities will be suspended due to the “situation of uncertainty and insecurity” affecting the country. The Catholic University of Andres Bello won’t reopen until April 25, when a session of university officials will be held to “reassess the issue," El Universal reports.

Other opposition-aligned institutions backing the right-wing strike include privately-run supermarkets and transportation companies.

“If they continue with their guarimbas, we will take over their factories,” Diaz told Resumen Latinoamericano.

Guarimbas are street blockades organized by right-wing protesters who use Molotov cocktails, burning tires and rocks to attack police and civilians.


US Prepares Arrest Warrant for Assange :Greenwald Says Prosecuting WikiLeaks Threatens Press Freedom

Friday, April 21, 2017

Statement from The Committee for the Defence and Release of Dr GN Saibaba





Press Release

The Committee for the Defence and Release of Dr GN Saibaba expresses its shock and dismay at the judgment delivered on March 7, 2017, by the Court of Sessions Judge at Gadchiroli District (Maharashtra) in the case of State vs Mahesh Tirki and others convicting all the six accused under various sections of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 and 120-B of the Indian Penal Code. While five of the accused – Mahesh Tirki, Pandu Narote, Hem Mishra, Prashant Rahi, and GN Saibaba – were awarded the maximum sentence under the relevant provisions (i.e., imprisonment for life), one accused – Vijay Tirki – was awarded a ten year sentence of rigorous imprisonment.

Although a conviction by the trial court is but the first ordeal in the long winding legal process, the conviction itself comes as a bolt from the blue for all those who have been following the developments of the case, which was built on flimsy grounds, bolstered with concocted evidence and tutored witnesses, and burdened with shoddy investigation and procedural lapses. It was only to be expected that the whole edifice would come crumbling down. However, the sessions judge thought otherwise.

Many legal minds have already analysed the judgments and pointed out the glaring loopholes and legal infirmities. The Committee has also come out with its own critique of the judgment. The most worrisome aspect of the judgment is that it sends the ominous message that there is no space for dissent in our times. The judgment repeatedly points out how wrong it was for Dr GN Saibaba and others to hold certain views that were in opposition to that of the State and the dominant groups. It is ironic that even while holding that these six people are so dangerous that they should be incarcerated for a major part of their lives, the 827 page judgment fails to point out even a single instance of violence that these people have been conspirators in or lent logistic support to. It is a pity that the judiciary that should buttress the rights and liberties of the citizens become not just a silent spectator of the infringement of the rights, but become an active collaborator in the ushering in of a totalitarian regime.

Although all the six who have been convicted are facing hardships and fighting inclement weather and adverse conditions in the prison cell, Dr GN Saibaba’s case needs a special mention not only due to his 90% disability, but also due to his failing health conditions. In fact, just before the judgment was delivered, Saibaba was hospitalized and was undergoing treatment for gall bladder stones. Apart from the chronic issues with his heart and high blood pressure, Saibaba was also suffering from acute gastric condition resulting in cardiac condition along with palpitations.

It was indeed the prolonged incarceration in the anda cell as an under-trial that worsened his condition to this level. Now, even before he could fully recuperate the judgment has been delivered, and we fear that given the dismal track record of the Nagpur jail authorities in caring for his health, his life is in real danger. In an utterly callous manner, the trial court refused to pass any order instructing the jail authorities to give adequate medical care to Saibaba, in spite of the fact that it is on record how inhumanly the jail authorities had treated him earlier. The High Court and the Supreme Court had even censored the jail authorities and given strict instruction to give him proper medical care.

In connection with this glaring miscarriage of justice and against the convictions of GN Saibaba, Mahesh Tirki, Pandu Narote, Hem Mishra, Prashant Rahi and Vijay Tirki, a press conference was organised on 20th April 2017 in Press Club of India. Various academic luminaries and intellectuals along with family members of GN Saibaba and Hem Mishra addressed the gathering. Stressing the clear lack of evidence of any form of association or involvement in violence against all six of the convicted, complete reliance on electronic evidence by the Sessions Court Judge,

Dr Hany Babu introduced the press conference by laying out bare the peculiar nature of the case where the sessions judgement himself stopped short of exterminating them by declaring that his hands were tied by law which did not permit him to deliver a judgement beyond life imprisonment. Bypassing all loopholes and contrasting statements provided by the police, they have been punished for merely upholding a thought .In such an instance of gross violation of justice,

Dr Hany Babu emphasised that the judgement is not just a conviction of Prof Saibaba and five others, but it puts all democratic values on trial. It is an attack on all sections of intellectuals, teachers and students who espouse and cherish the value of ideas, progressive thought and dissent. Hence, there is a need for a cross-section of teachers and students to come together to speak up against the stifling of voices in universities and space across the country.

The chairperson of the Committee for the Defence and Release of Dr. GN Saibaba, Prof Haragopal addressed the gathering by reminding everyone that the case of Prof Saibaba was similar to the trial of Dr. Binayak Sen. Further, he insisted that this case is not confined to only the six convicted individuals, but democratic values have been put at stake. Adding that people were persecuted for their ideas in the medieval times, and that such a judgement in a modern democratic framework echoes something extremely troubling.

He urged that this judgement reflects democracy on death bed in which our ideas and thoughts will be persecuted and stifled. Quoting the Kothari Commission, he emphasised that the function of a university is to critically assess the manner in which society lives. As professors and teachers, it is these values and opinions about the nature of society and life that are discussed in classrooms. But this judgement strikes at the very core of this right to exchange ideas and values. Hence, he appealed to the press and all who had gathered to come together to mobilise against the increasing instances of stifling of dissent and curbing of democratic values. Adding that a judge should always be driven by constitutional laws, he said that role of the judiciary is to check the functioning of the executive and ensure the executive does not become despotic.

But, if the judiciary itself starts bypassing its role, then it points towards a dying democracy. Addressing the press, another member of the Defence Committee and editor of Mainstream Weekly, Sumit Chakraborty, shared his thoughts on earlier judgements delivered by the Supreme Court which declares that no individual can be punished for mere association with an outlawed organisation. He concluded by highlighting the need to mobilise and come together in huge numbers to speak about our right to expression and the need to galvanise public opinion about the travesty of justice that clearly emanates from this judgement.

The next speaker, Pankaj Tyagi, was one of the lawyers who helped draft the comprehensive critique of the judgement. He elaborated on loopholes and the weakness of the prosecution’s arguments. He further explained the manner in which police and the state had already tailored and planned a case and conviction since the first day of abduction and arrest of three individuals, Hem, Mahesh and Pandu in August 2013. Alongside, the critique of the judgement titled, When the Prosecution’s Case Becomes the Onus of the Judge, was released as a booklet in front of the press.

Hem Mishra’s father addressed the gathering by speaking about his experience with the case for the last three years. Questioning the very nature of this democracy, he asserted that in this “democracy”, freedom is only for the ruling classes and the marginalised people and those who stand with their struggles are being persecuted. He further appealed to all progressive and democratic sections to mobilise among the people to raise concerns about the political climate in the country where all forms of dissent are being criminalised.

Another member of the committee, Prof N Sachin directed attention towards the conditions in Delhi University where there has been a conspiracy of silence with respect to Prof Saibaba’s case which raises questions about the deteriorating political climate all around us. DUTA President and member of Defence Committee, Prof Nandita Narain, expressed her concerns about the deteriorating health conditions of Prof Saibaba and the urgent need for medical treatment. Stressing on Prof Saibaba’s witch hunt within Delhi University, she further spoke about the increasing legitimisation of rigwinght forces in university campuses.

What cannot be overlooked is the alarming disparity between various judgements that have come in recent times where those against whom there are clear evidences of instigating mob violence, engineering riots and blasts were acquitted by higher courts. The same judiciary has now punished people with life imprisonment for merely upholding an idea. Challenging the judgement, she stated that the life imprisonment of a 90% disabled person is a clear attempt to murder that person by the ruling political dispensation. Finally, Vasantha, Prof Saibaba’s partner spoke about the conditions in prison which has adversely impacted Saibaba’s health even during his previous incarceration. Despite that, the judge and jail officials have not taken his medical emergency into consideration.

Explaining the bizarre manner in which the judgement unravelled after a lengthy trial riddled with loopholes, unsealed recovery, and misrepresentation of facts by police, she argued that the judgement seems to have held Prof Saibaba and others responsible for the lack of “development” in Maharashtra! She spoke at length about what this development means and raised questions regarding the nature of such “development” and who it is for,

She added that this development is anti-people and the most marginalised sections of adivasis have organised against this form of anti-people development. It is evident that the government is hence targeting all those individuals, activists and intellectuals who are allying with people’s demands and against the present policy of development. She emphasised that it is precisely because of Prof Saibaba’s unrelenting stand with peoples’ movements and voicing opinions against Operation Green Hunt that he along with others have been convicted.

The Committee calls upon all democratic minded individuals and organisations to join hands and fight against injustice meted out to Dr GN Saibaba and the five others who are convicted. It should be noted that one person, Prashant Rahi is a journalist, another (Hem Mishra) a student, and three others are adivasis. The legal process will definitely take its due course.

In fact, the appeal against the Sessions Court judgement has already been filed in the Nagpur Bench of the Bombay High Court and the records have been called from the trial court. Apart from pursuing the legal struggle, the Committee proposes to hold public meetings and other programmes and solicit your active participation and active cooperation in building a public opinion against such gross violation of our fundamental freedoms. In standing for the demand for acquittal of all the six we ensure our fundamental freedoms as well!

Chairperson- Prof Haragopal
Contact- 981197116, Dr Hany Babu


Russia's positive view of Lenin in light of point 1% owning 62% of Russian Wealth - Lenin is always with you Russia




Russian approval of Vladimir Lenin is peaking as the centennial of his rise to power approaches, independent pollster the Levada Center has found.

The majority of Russians (56 percent) view the founder of the Soviet Union’s role in history either entirely positively or largely positively—the highest such figure since Levada started running the survey in 2006.


The obscene inequality in Russia in 2017 reported in the Russian Government paper Rossiyskaya Gazeta that POINT 1% OWN 62 % OF RUSSIAN WEALTH is a call for Leninist Proletarian Revolution 2017 style.

Long Live Marxism Leninism Maoism 


See Also

THE APRIL THESES;





Thursday, April 20, 2017

Celebrating Russian Revolution 1917 : Strike by Sergei Eisenstein - It depicts life at a factory complex in Tsarist Russia and the conditions the workforce experienced. The plot is about the workers organising a strike which due to repression escalates into a full blown occupation.




The Film Cultural Revolution in the Soviet Union

Acting mainly involved members of the First Workers Prolecult theatre an experimental movement in the Soviet Unions early years that attempted to replace the importance of plot with the power of performance aided by special effects. Sergei Eisenstein was a member of the Prolecult theatre before moving onto film and incorporated most of that style into his films




SEE ALSO: 

http://democracyandclasstruggle.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/the-russian-revolutions-of-1917.html

http://democracyandclasstruggle.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/the-april-thesis-tasks-of-proletariat.html

http://democracyandclasstruggle.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/the-state-and-revolution-by-vladimir.html


http://democracyandclasstruggle.blogspot.co.uk/2016/12/the-lessons-of-october-by-nadezhda-k.html

http://democracyandclasstruggle.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/nadezhda-konstantinovna-nadya-krupskaya.html

Finnish Bolshevik on Trotsky's lies about "German October"

http://democracyandclasstruggle.blogspot.co.uk/2016/12/a-misleading-description-of-german.html


Video refuting German October


http://democracyandclasstruggle.blogspot.co.uk/2017/02/remembering-1917-misleading-description.html


Kostas Mavrakis on Permanent Revolution  or Uninterrupted Revolution by Stages ?

http://democracyandclasstruggle.blogspot.co.uk/2016/08/permanent-revolution-or-uninterrupted_22.html

Finnish Bolshevik On Permanent Revolution and April Theses

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8G6In1KbdaE&t=109s


Japanese People Protest US Okinawa Base : US Out Of Okinawa



SEE ALSO:
http://democracyandclasstruggle.blogspot.co.uk/2015/04/japan-on-april-28th-okinawans-protest.html



The Ryūkyū independence movement (琉球独立運動 Ryūkyū Dokuritsu Undō?) or Republic of the Ryūkyūs (Japanese: 琉球共和国, Kyūjitai: 琉球共和國) is a movement for the independence of Okinawa and the surrounding islands (Ryukyu Islands), from Japan.

The movement emerged in 1945, after the end of the Pacific War. Some Ryukyuan people felt, as the Allied Occupation began, that the Ryukyus (Okinawa) should eventually become an independent state, instead of being returned to Japan

The majority pushed for unification with the mainland, hoping that this would hasten the end of the Allied Occupation there].

The US-Japan Security Treaty was signed in 1951 as re-unification occurred, and providing for the continuation of the American military presence. This set the stage for renewed political movement for Ryukyu independence.

Venezuela Coup Plotters Defeated - US Interventionists Smashed - The Struggle Continues



If the People Get Mad the Right Wing is Done





THE COUNTER REVOLUTION 
WILL BE TELEVISED

Smash the Attempted Coup in Venezuela - Venezuelan Communist Music - Chavista Music



Democracy and Class Struggle says Communists and Chavistas must unite and fight US Imperialism in its Trump incarnation in Venezuela and send a message to the world of national and social liberation in the 21st Century.

Victory or Death !




SEE ALSO:

http://democracyandclasstruggle.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/us-trump-administration-has-given-green.html

US Trump Administration Has Given Green Light for Coup in Venezuela



"Today the coup plotters tried to take power again and we have defeated them," Maduro said to a sea of Chavistas.

Tens of thousands of Venezuelans took to the streets of Caracas Wednesday in separate marches, with government supporters marching in defense of the Bolivarian Revolution and in rejection of right-wing opposition coup plans on the commemoration of 207 years of independence.

 US Has Given Green Light for Coup in Venezuela: Maduro "Today the coup plotters tried to take power again and we have defeated them," President Nicolas Maduro said. "They once again took to the streets to break laws, to burn things, to stir violence."

While Chavistas gathered in central Caracas, opposition protesters convened in the city's more affluent east side, eventually taking over major roads and highways.

Clashes broke out as small numbers of opposition protesters attempted to break police lines and head to the areas where government supporters were gathered. So far, there have been no confirmed reports of fatalities due to the protests.

 Rumors spread that 19-year-old Carlos Moreno was killed in San Bernardino neighborhood amid the demonstrations, but local journalists reported that he was not participating in the protests.

Although there are conflicting reports some family members said he had gone out to play soccer when he was shot in the head during an attempted robbery of his motorcycle.

 He reportedly died from injuries in the hospital. A second death, Paola Andreina Ramirez was confirmed in Tachira state. "The woman did not participate in the protest, she was four blocks from the protest and safely sheltered in the Plaza San Carlos ... with other people when the fighting started," a journalist at the scene told EFE.

There are no confirmed reports on the events that led to her death and the public ministry has opened an official investigation into the events.

 In a separate incident, a pro-government demonstrator was seriously injured when she was hit in the head with a bottle thrown from a building. Venezuelan journalist Roman Camacho reported that the woman was taken to the hospital in critical condition. RT journalists reported seeing opposition demonstrators throwing things from buildings, which were later confirmed to be glass jars and ice jars.

 The opposition's "Mega March" calling for Maduro's ouster comes after more than a week of violent protests that have left several dead and caused an estimated 50 billion bolivars in damages.

Among the fatalities is a one-year-old boy who was shot and killed when opposition protesters entered a social housing complex during the protests and an 83-year-old woman who died after not being able to receive medical attention due to opposition roadblocks.

Opposition Allies Look to Pin Venezuela Protest Deaths on Government A high school, a community health center, various subsidized food markets and several government offices have also been attacked, authorities said. Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez said the Chavista march will be a "lesson" to those who "promote intervention, but also to the imperial powers that today dare to stuck their noses where no one has asked them to." Rodriguez said Venezuela would defend its sovereignty in any scenario, even if it's not as part of the Organization of American States. The head of the regional bloc,

Luis Almagro, has been working with Venezuelan opposition leaders to spearhead a campaign to apply the so-called "Democratic Charter" against the country, effectively removing Venezuela from the OAS. Venezuelan leaders maintain this is part of a plot to justify an intervention. "The project for Venezuela is not to overthrow President Nicolas Maduro, but rather the intervention and permanent tutelage that will prevent Venezuela from continuing to develop its project of a great nation, its Bolivarian project, but also what it has meant as an ideological reference for the region," said Rodriguez.

 On Tuesday, President Maduro accused the U.S. government had "given the green light" for a coup in the country, and said that security forces had arrested an “armed commando group sent by the opposition in order to attack the mobilization called by the right-wing for Wednesday to generate violence and deaths in the country.”

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

US Right Wing Media is Imploding - Bill O'Reilly Fired

Marine Le Pen - Velodrome d’Hiver — more commonly known as Vel d’Hiv and why her Right Wing Populism does not negate her Fascism



Democracy and Class Struggle says there are many attempts to "normalise" Marine Le Pen in the same way they tried to "normalise" Donald Trump.


Both have a racist bases but promote a Populist image and try hard to manage perceptions.


Russia has tried hard using RT to normalise Trump  and are doing same with Marine Le Pen.


Sergei Lavrov made a speech in Moscow to the Russian military saying how "normal" Le Pen is.


Russia is still trying to come to terms with their Trump miscalculation both domestically and internationally - the truth is that the ideology of Trump and the Kremlin uphold the same capitalist conservative views which makes them global competitors rather than collaborators.


Russia has proved incapable of absorbing the lesson of the Trump Illusion under it current leadership because it continues in practice to spread the new Marine Le Pen Illusion of 
 Patriots verses Globalism rather than the oppressed people's verses Capitalist Global Imperialism - the bourgeoisie verses the proletariat - the struggle between the capitalist and the socialist road in the 21st Century.

They "forget" it was the Russian - Soviet communist movement in the late 1940's that first exposed bourgeois cosmopolitan Globalism as the ideology of Imperialism in the struggle for national and social liberation




In 1942, French police helped round up 13,000 Parisian Jews, shoving them into the Velodrome d’Hiver — more commonly known as Vel d’Hiv — an all-weather indoor cycling stadium. Men, women, and children languished there for days without adequate bathroom facilities or food. They were sent from there to Drancy, the transit camp outside Paris, and then on to Auschwitz.

In 1995, French President Jacques Chirac apologized to the Jews for the French state’s role in the Vel d’Hiv roundup, and for the deportation of some 76,000 Jews from France during the Nazi occupation.

He said France owed “an everlasting debt” to the Jews who were deported:

France, the homeland of the Enlightenment and of the rights of man, a land of welcome and asylum, on that day committed the irreparable. Breaking its word, it handed those who were under its protection over to their executioners.


Chirac’s statement was historic, as French leaders had long insisted that responsibility for the devastation of the Jews lay not with France, but with Nazi Germany.

It was this that Marine Le Pen denied.

"I think France isn't responsible for the Vel d'Hiv," she said, in a televised interview. “I think that, in general, if there are people responsible, it is those who were in power at the time. It is not France.”

Currently, she said, schoolchildren are only taught “reasons to criticise (the country), and to only see, perhaps, the darkest aspects of our history".

She continued: “So, I want them to be proud of being French again.”

But over the past several decades, the French role in the deportation and looting of the French Jews has only become more clear, not less.


                          Front National Share of Votes 2014



                      Historic Nations Against Front National - low                                                 votes for Front National

In 2004, French historian Jean-Marc Dreyfus and sociologist Sarah Gensburger came out with a book called Des Camps, Dans Paris, which showed that there were three forgotten Jewish slave labor camps in the heart of Paris itself.

Dreyfus discovered that French moving companies had been contracted by the Gestapo to help strip Jews’ apartments after they were rounded up, bringing all their worldly possessions to depots where they were sorted and redistributed into the Reich for bomb victims. All personal items — photographs, school papers — were burned.

That this kind of evidence now exists makes Le Pen’s comments that much more reprehensible.

In 2009, the French high court issued an official ruling that held France “responsible for damages caused by actions which did not result from the occupiers' direct orders, but facilitated deportation from France of people who were victims of anti-Semitic persecution."

Le Pen immediately tried to explain her position, saying that the real French government at the time was the opposition government in exile, based in London, not the collaborationist Vichy government in France.

SEE ALSO:

http://democracyandclasstruggle.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/france-unsuccessful-fascism-failed.html



http://democracyandclasstruggle.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/alain-badiou-on-origin-of-national.html


http://democracyandclasstruggle.blogspot.co.uk/2017/03/representation-against-democracy.html


http://democracyandclasstruggle.blogspot.co.uk/2017/03/article-50-and-national-and-social_29.html