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





Samir Amin - Remembering his contributions and his confusions - the Struggle continues



Democracy and Class Struggle learnt much from Samir Amin but like others we have gone beyond him - we particular we  regret his position the confusion he created about revisionist China.

In tribute to him following his recent death we link you articles we have published by Samir Amin as well as our criticisms.

Samir Amin's theory of de linking and self reliance like Juche can contribute to theory and practice of socialist economy in it early development phase when survival in a capitalist imperialist ocean is the priority.

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..



MAO IS BACK

https://democracyandclasstruggle.blogspot.com/2008/12/mao-is-back-by-samir-amin.html



WE NEED A NEW INTERNATIONAL

https://democracyandclasstruggle.blogspot.com/2008/11/we-need-new-international-amir-amin.html

TUNISIAN REVOLUTION
https://democracyandclasstruggle.blogspot.com/2011/02/samir-amin-on-tunisian-revolution.html

EGYPT

https://democracyandclasstruggle.blogspot.com/2011/02/movements-in-egypt-us-realigns-by-samir.html



https://democracyandclasstruggle.blogspot.com/2012/07/electoral-victory-of-political-islam-in.html

RUSSIA AND SOVIET UNION

https://democracyandclasstruggle.blogspot.com/2014/12/the-formation-of-russia-and-soviet.html





This very important interview with Samir Amin was taped on May 5th 2010 in Zagreb


https://democracyandclasstruggle.blogspot.com/2011/01/this-very-important-interview-with.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. 
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


The Devil and his Disciple? Netanyahu and Bolton or Bolton and Netanyahu ?



It is Iran that Rejects Nuclear Weapons and Israel that has them - not just double talk - deception for War from the Devil and his Disciple.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

August 19th 1953 - Iran marks 65th anniversary of CIA coup



From Operation Ajax to the overt and covert attacks on Iran Today - it appears the US has learnt nothing from its meddling - however we are aware of the dialectic of history and see the current attempt of US government to overthrow the Iranian Government as its last - in the coming conflict the US will be forced out of the Middle East forever - a reconfiguration of the Middle East is already in the making.




Is Israel planning for something world is unaware of?

Yemen's Ansarullah hits Saudi base in Jizan in retaliation for Saudis murder of Yemeni School children on August 9th



Never forget that Britain and United States are part of the Saudis Coalition attacking Yemen.

The blood of the Yemeni People and in particular its children is on British American and Saudis and UAE hands



Saturday, August 18, 2018

Peterson, Harris & Molyneux the useful idiots of Proto Fascism - Psudeo intellectualism on the Right



Democracy and Class Struggle says Fascist Movements have Dog Whistles and Bullhorns for proto Fascism - Christian Picciolini identifies these  Fascist enablers who think they are too clever for us to expose them.

There maybe some reluctance to on our part to call proto Fascist Enablers "intellectuals" especially when we talk about Petersen and Harris and Molyneux  they are really masters of euphemism and ambiguity.




The role of euphemism by proto Fascists is not new - it leads to people to think more radical conclusions without it appearing to be forced on them - believing you have arrived at the conclusions yourself is very seductive - especially when in reality you have swallowed propaganda wholesale.

SEE ALSO

https://democracyandclasstruggle.blogspot.com/2016/11/the-new-language-of-white-nationalists.html



THIS IS FROM INTERVIEW OF SAM HARRIS WITH Christian Picciolini 

IT WAS CUT FROM THE INTERVIEW BY SAM HARRIS - CUTS REVEAL WHAT YOU WANT TO SUPPRESS !



SAM HARRIS A STEPPING STONE TO 
THE ALT RIGHT


Euphemism has a history and Sam Harris like all the "intellectuals" the proto Fascist enablers exploits it to the maximum.

Ambiguity is another clever device of the Right - because they claim they never really said that did they ?

But most of all they think we are peasants who cannot figure out or decipher their dog whistles euphemisms or ambiguities.

THEY HAVE A BIG SURPRISE IN STORE WE KNOW THEM BETTER THAN THEY KNOW THEMSELVES.

Victor Klemperer was right when he said words can be like small doses of arsenic but have a toxic effect over time.

Which is why we pay special attention to words especially of Sam Harris,Peterson and Molyneux.

PS .David Pakman since this interview has tried to defend Sam Harris from  Christian Picciolini criticism - we thank Christian Picciolini for his exposure of Sam Harris

Ahed Tamimi joins Khan Al- Ahmar protest in Palestine



The Proud Daughter of Palestinian Liberation joins demonstration

Dareen Tatour Palestinian Poet ordered back to Israeli Prison for Poem Resist my People Resist on Facebook and You Tube



Israeli "Democracy"means Poets in Prison


Resist, my My people, Resist them

Resist, my people, resist them.
In Jerualem, I dread my wounds and breathed my sorrows
And carried the soul in my palm
For an Arab Palestine.
I will not succumb to the "peaceful solution,"
Never lower my flags
Until I evict them from my land
I cast them aside for a coming time
Resist , my people, resist them.
Resist the settler's robbery
And follow the caravan of martyrs.
Shred the digraceful contitution
Which imposed degradation and humiliation
And deterred us from restoring justice.
They burned blameles children;
As for Hadil, they niped her in public,
Killed her in broad daylight.
Resist, my people, resist them,
Resist the colonialist's onlaught.
Pay no mind to his agents among us
Who chain us with peaeful illusion.
Do not fear doubtful tonques;
The truth in your heart i stronger,
As long a you resist in a land
That has lived through raids and victory.
So ali called from his grave:
Resist, my rebellious people.
Write me as prose on the agarwoood;
My remain have you as a response.
Resist, my people, resist them.

Resist, my people resist them

Xi Jinping to attend North Korea's 70th anniversary celebrations of regime's establishment

The Art of Argument - finding the common motive



Democracy and Class Struggle has seen the degeneration of argument by confirmation bias and emotion today seems stronger than reason.

Therefore it is important we establish the ground on which we can influence and change people's opinions and perceptions and looking for the common motive is one such way of engaging rationally rather than emotionally with people.

Inter personal relationships made be a good place to start rather than ideology which can come later based on inter personal relations.



Friday, August 17, 2018

North Korean leader blasts ‘brigandish’ sanctions of USA

Glen Greenwald Defends Alex Jones - No Surprize Here !



Democracy and Class Struggle says the debate around Alex Jones and hate speech on Google and Facebook and You Tube is no longer abstract but concrete and has real world implications as the families of the Sandy Hook victims found out.

Sam Biddle makes points similar to ourselves above - while we are against hate speech we do not see Google or Facebook or You Tube as judges of it - that should be socially determined and regulated not corporately and these tech monopolies should be broken up.

We also know that at periods of history that hate speech has been falsely used against the Left - but we are not dogmatists we evaluate our position today from current balance of class forces today not yesterday.

We welcome the take down of Alex Jones by activists like Right Wing Watch creating pressure on the tech giants limiting Alex Jones activities as part of the class struggle - they took down Alex Jones because of social pressure not desire.

We see freedom as a class concept  unlike Glen Greenwald who at best espouses an abstract anarchist view of freedom and not a revolutionary socialist one,

It is not a surprise to us for all his corporate denunciations he is happy to take  Pierre Mofad Omidyar money for the Intercept - 
we respectfully suggest that Glen Greenwald do his next investigative journalism article on Pierre Mofad Omidyar and the CIA instead of using anti corporate rhetoric to cover his tracks.

Glen Greenwald's  defense of Alex Jones is essentially the slippery slope defense. - but we are under no illusions that these tech giants act on behalf of US and Israel to close down or suspend sites at will as the recent actions on two Venezuelan sites show - this is nothing new. 

These and similar actions were done before Alex Jones takedown and irrespective of Alex Jones.

We have maintained than in event of war with Iran a large number of existing sites will be taken down by the US and Israeli Governments including our own.

In fact these take downs have already been simulated as part of US and Israeli Information War Games.

Glen Greenwald can volunteer for the gallows of free speech for Alex Jones and Nazis and Fascists but we do not have to follow his ahistorical view of the freedom struggle against fascism and nazism which was defeated by bullets not by Glen Greenwald's rhetoric.. 


Thursday, August 16, 2018

Trump's Conservative Helsinki Mood Music no longer attractive in Russia they have discovered the lyrics SANCTIONS SANCTIONS



Democracy and Class Struggle says Can Russia make sense of Trump ? 

Only Trump knows Trump

We have warned Russia about Trump's Games many times in the past years and some in Russia have heard us but they cling onto illusions about Trump with a tenacity that shocks us - which makes us suspicious that they love the Trump music and cannot hear the lyrics of SANCTIONS, SANCTIONS.






Jared Holt of Right Wing Watch on Alex Jones



Taking Alex Jones down has taken a lot of activism by people like Right Wing Watch and Jared Holt - do not undo their good work.

We may have political disagreements with some of the liberals in Right Wing Watch but overall we welcome their exposure of the Far Right in American politics.

Light on the darkness of American politics will always get our support.

Freedom and the Marsh by V.I.Lenin - Hate Speech is not Free Speech do not follow some US Leftists into the Marsh


Democracy and Class Struggle has made our position on freedom and Class Struggle in  our recent series of posts on Alex Jones and we recommend those that have not grasped the truth that democracy and freedom are class concepts to study Herbert Aptheker here:

https://ucf.digital.flvc.org/islandora/object/ucf%3A5330/datastream/OBJ/view/On_the_nature_of_freedom__The_Marxist_view.pdf



“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!”

What is to be Done ? By V.I.Lenin

Lenin reminds us we do not have to go down the Kyle Kulinski, Jimmy Dore and Lee Camp and Code Pink path we can let them go into the marsh but we are free to reject their liberal freedom for socialist democracy - democracy for the many not the few.


Omarosa Treasure Trove of Recordings for Mueller ?



Reality TV Star Omarosa plays the Trump game against Trump - Omarosa should team up with Avenatti and we will see a good street fight.

Time for the infighting to reach new heights which of course is also a distraction - from Iran and North Korea.

Its takes a villain to take down a villain.


US Fascists to Watch 2018 with Samantha Bee



Closing down Fascism in the USA will prove harder if the Left defends their "free" speech which is nothing but hate speech.

Time for an education program among the US Left about the class character of democracy and freedom.

It can begin here with that great Black American thinker Herbert Aptheker :

https://ucf.digital.flvc.org/islandora/object/ucf%3A5330/datastream/OBJ/view/On_the_nature_of_freedom__The_Marxist_view.pdf




Bonfire of the Oppressors - Burn Baby Burn - British and Israeli Flags incinerated in Derry



THE FLAGS OF OPPRESSOR NATIONS INCINERATED IN DERRY BONFIRE OF THE OPPRESSORS AN ANNUAL EVENT

The bonfire was held in the staunchly republican area the Bogside, where British Soldiers killed 14 people in 1972, in an event that come to known as Bloody Sunday.

Bonfires are held on 15 August as tradition in some nationalist parts of Northern Ireland in order to mark the Catholic Feast of the Assumption. 

While to others they are held to commemorate the British policy of internment. 

Introduced in 1971 the policy saw republican suspects indefinitely detained without trial. 



Alex Jones Somehow Getting Crazier - Liberals are taking us into the Swamp defending hate speech



Democracy and Class Struggle says that free speech is not above Class Struggle - it is part of the Class Struggle restricting the  actions and hatred of Alex Jones is freedom from fascism and oppression of minorities,

Democracy and Class Struggle wants the expansion of freedom for the majority and minorities but that means going beyond capitalism and suppressing capitalism - we do not get there by advocating freedom of hate speech for Alex Jones like Kyle Kulinski, Jimmy Dore and Lee Camp and recently Code Pink defending Proud Boys are doing in USA.

We feel that Young Turks are better but like liberals they are copping out on the hate speech question and making the Jones Question a defamation question.

We need more than ever to understand the class character of freedom and freedom is a class concept if we are to get out of the swamp that Kyle Kulinski, Jimmy Dore, Lee Camp and sadly Code Pink are leading us into.





FOR THOSE WHO HAVE FORGOTTEN THE CLASS CHARACTER OF FREEDOM OR DO NOT KNOW THE CONCEPT READ:



Free here:


https://ucf.digital.flvc.org/islandora/object/ucf%3A5330/datastream/OBJ/view/On_the_nature_of_freedom__The_Marxist_view.pdf



SEE ALSO:

https://democracyandclasstruggle.blogspot.com/2018/08/the-american-horror-story-alex-jones.html

TALK TO ME OF CLASS CHARACTER OF FREEDOM UNDER CAPITALISM

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Lebanon marks 12th Anniversary of Israel's 2006 Defeat

The Armenian Genocide by Robert Fisk

US, Israel too weak to wage new war: Nasrallah



Democracy and Class Struggle says that Netanyahu and Trump are examples of incredible hubris and their nemesis is one of the most underestimated men in the world Nasrallah.

While Democracy and Class Struggle does not want a new war in the Middle East we regard it as highly likely because the United States has put in overt and covert operations against Iran which can only have War as an outcome which should break out by 2019.

The new war will not just be a repetition of past wars - it will largely be hybrid and asymmetric and prove that people not technology win wars.

History has a dialectic of its own and Trump the "friend" of Israel is bringing Israel it to its greatest existential danger since 1948.

The reconfiguration of the Middle East is in process and the biggest losers will be the United States and Israel.









The American Horror Story - Alex Jones and Donald Trump - Donald Trump to Alex Jones "I will not let you down"



When people on the US Left defend this capitalist proto fascist fanatic and sicko - then there is something wrong with that Left.

Reminder that Kyle Kulinski , Jimmy Dore and Lee Camp who call themselves US Leftists defend Alex Jones and his hate speech as free speech.

Code Pink supporting the Fascist US Proud Boys show how sections of the US Left accept hate speech as free speech and not as violence against minorities.

The class concept of freedom is missing in the liberal idea of free speech - essentially they are keeping the capitalist door to Fascism open by protecting Fascist Free Speech.

The enlargement of freedom for the majority has always been accompanied by limitations on freedom of the oppressors  like slave owners.

In 1776 it was the New England Tories that had their rights restricted so the merchant bourgeoisie in the Colonies could open up progress for the 13 Colonies in an Independent USA.


WHEN WILL THE HORROR STORY END

Japan ritual Glorification of Empire and War - August 15th



Democracy and Class Struggle never tires of pointing out the rise of the influence of Nippon Kaigi in Japan something largely ignored in the West but fits well with Donald Trump's plans in Asia.

https://democracyandclasstruggle.blogspot.com/2017/11/nippon-kaigi-supporter-abe-meets-dotard.html

The Alt Right Love Celebrating Failure

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Saudi Arabian Interference in Lebanon,Syria, Iraq, Bahrain and Qatar, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Yemen




United States and British Complicity in this Saudis Killing of 40 Children between 6 and 11 years old - This is the Mother of all War Crimes



Killers do not investigate their own crimes - British and United States military aid to the Saudis Killers must stop - no supplying of bombs and technical assistance on guidance and targeting by USA and Britain

China depends on neo Liberal Capitalism for export markets - Chinese Capitalists resist domestic market orientation because it leads to higher wages says Minqi Li



Chinese capitalist development depends on continuation of neo liberal world economy and export led growth - the re-orientation of Chinese Economy to domestic market is resisted by Chinese Capitalist Class because it leads to higher wages for workers.

Minqi Li like Democracy and Class Struggle are not apologists for Chinese Capitalism like some of the psuedo Leftists.

Neo Liberalism while it helped create the modern Dengist Chinese Capitalist Economy can also destroy it - it is the dialectic of capitalist development.

Socialism calls - but the Chinese leadership wear Dengist ear plugs - when the sound shakes the earth we will have the Second Edition of the Chinese Revolution.



Can The Left Take the Cities in Europe and USA ?



Class Struggle in the Cities - Housing is a Right and Need - fighting AirBNB.

Need to integrate the national and class struggle in Catalonia - Catalonia is not just a commune it is a Nation.


A Marine general led a fictional Iran against US military – and won



Democracy and Class Struggle says old school will beat the new school at war - Sun Tzu and Mao are our military masters in the coming asymmetrical war in the Middle East.

"Technology cannot replace human intuition - a culture not willing to think hard and test itself".

It is people not technology that will determine the outcome of War. 


Iran's leader rules out Iran would start a War - We agree Iran will not start the war the US/Israeli death wish camp will - because they are profoundly ignorant of Iran



When you rely on MEK for your information on Iran it is same as relying on Ahmed Chalabi on Iraq - it is not only stupid but also reflects your profound ignorance of Iranian and Iraqi reality and the cartoon versions of society both MEK and Chalabi serve up for their paymasters.

The Ambiguity of European Union and Some Latin American Countries on the attempted assassination of Nicholas Maduro



SUPPORT VENEZUELA ANALYSIS ON FACEBOOK IN VIEW OF FACEBOOK'S ATTEMPTS TO STOP THEM EXPOSING THOSE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ATTEMPTED MURDER OF NICHOLAS MADURO

https://www.facebook.com/venanalysis/?ref=br_rs

Attempted Murder of Umar Khalid in Delhi



An unidentified man, wielding a gun, attacked Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student Umar Khalid outside the Constitution Club of India in Delhi on Monday afternoon. Mr. Khalid, who was to address an event at the Club, escaped unhurt.

The police recovered a pistol, with six live bullets, that the assailant dropped while fleeing the spot. Several eyewitnesses reported having heard a gunshot as the attacker ran away.

Speaking to the media, Mr. Khalid said, “I had just finished drinking tea from a stall adjacent to the Constitution Club and was heading inside when a man, who was armed, attacked me from behind.

 I reacted in self-defence and two of my friends helped me overpower my attacker who then fled.”

The Delhi police have registered a case under Section 307 (attempt to murder) of the IPC and Arms Act at Parliament Street police station.

Joint Commissioner of Police (New Delhi) Ajay Chaudhary confirmed that Mr. Khalid had been was attacked at a tea stall outside the Club at 2.30 p.m. when he arrived to attend an event organised by ‘United Against Hate’. He added that investigations were underway into the attack.

Police also said no bullet had been fired at Mr. Khalid and that the pistol fell on the ground when attacker was fleeing after hitting the JNU student.

The pistol has been send to FSL to confirm if a bullet was fired from it.

Joint Commissioner of Police (New Delhi) Ajay Chaudhary confirmed that Mr. Khalid had been was attacked at a tea stall outside the Club at 2.30 p.m. when he arrived to attend an event organised by 'United Against Hate'.

“We have recovered CCTV footage in which the attacker was seen fleeing. Several police teams are working in the case, the attacker will be arrested soon,” said Mr. Chaudhary.

Police also said no bullet had been fired at Mr. Khalid and that the pistol fell on the ground when attacker was fleeing after hitting the JNU student. Mr Chaudhary said the pistol has been send to FSL to confirm if a bullet was fired from it.

Madhur Verma, Delhi police PRO confirmed that it was a predetermined attack on Mr. Khalid. “It will be early to establish that the attacker was a part of any group or it was an individual act. The attacker will be arrested soon,” Mr Verma said.

Eyewitnesses corroborated Mr. Khalid’s statement and said as the assailant was fleeing, his pistol fell with a loud sound on impact.

Ashishi Pandey, and eyewitness who works in government office in the vicinity, said, “I saw a man who was holding a gun attack Mr. Khalid but he fled the scene after a short scuffle as two other men came to Mr. Khalid’s rescue. The man did not shoot at Mr. Khalid but I heard a gunshot when the weapon fell on the road.”

Mr. Khalid later submitted a written complaint to the Parliament Street police station.

Speaking about the incident, he said, “It’s ironic that it happened as I have come to participate in an event titled ‘Khauff Se Azaadi’ (Freedom from Fear). There is an atmosphere of fear. If you speak against the government you will be branded and then anything could happen to you.”

SOURCE: https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Delhi/jnus-umar-khalid-shot-at-escapes-unhurt/article24677378.ece

Ambassador Seyed Hossein Mousavian speaks on Iran and US Act of War




Are Hamas and Israel Headed to War or to a Ceasefire?



The Angry Arab Prof. As’ad Abukhali confirms that 250 people have been killed since the Great March Of Return - in Gaza.

Where is the outrage ?

Facebook Taps Militarist Think Tank Atlantic Council to Police its Content



Democracy and Class Struggle says its is time to start building a Left presence on the Deep Web outside the search engines of Google outside of Facebook and YouTube.

We have already started our Democracy and Class Struggle Deep Web Project which we will launch in 2019 we say do not Mourn over Corporate control of the Internet Organize  - move into the Deep Web to ensure information flows even in the coming War in the Middle East which we see breaking by 2019.

It is not a slippery slope we should be worried about but a vast chasm as sites that expose the lies of pro War propaganda against Iran will be shut down - Press TV will be closed down first to ensure a one sided view of the new Middle East War which we see as not just hyrid but asymmetrical with Information War being critical to its success.

If you know this is coming you should prepare for it - it is your duty to do so.

The public web has already been weaponized.








Charlottesville Round 2 Was a Major Flop with Trevor Noah

Is Jeremy Corbyn's "anti-Semitism Crisis" a Smear Campaign? Yes it is and it one of the most disgusting episodes in UK history



Democracy and Class Struggle while having serious disagreements with the Labour Party we support Jeremy Corbyn as an individual against the slanders of Zionists and the Right wing opportunists of  the Blairite type.

While unarmed Palestinians are being continually killed in the Great March of Return with little or no outrage in the United Kingdom the media including the BBC continue to create a crisis out of nothing to destroy Corbyn's leadership of the Labour Party.

The Jewish Chronicle the Jewish News and Jewish Telegraph should remember the time in the 1930's when the Jewish Chronicle denounced the Zionists undermining the World Jewish Congress Nazi Boycott and the Zionist Agreement with  the Nazis called the Haavara Agreement.

The Zionists were the enemy of the Jewish People in the 1930's and are the same today and criticism of Zionism is not only essential for Jewish people yesterday but also today.

The shooting of unarmed Palestinian civilians must be criticized and that criticism should NEVER be called anti semitism because it is criticism of Israel.

Friday, August 10, 2018

Charlottesville prepares for anniversary of deadly protests




Alex Jones’ Lawyer Wants To Post Addresses Of Newtown Victims’ Parents



Democracy and Class Struggle says we agree with Farron Cousins on this one and not with Kyle Kulinski and Jimmy Dore and Lee Camp who show the basic ideological weakness of the US Left when faced with hate speech,

They echo the US Supreme Court that bastion of the bourgeoisie as if they defended democracy by defending hate speech.


Our view is simple it  is that Hate Speech is not Free Speech the victims of hate speech pay the price - we stand with the victims of hate speech not the perpetrators.

HATE SPEECH IS A DOOR TO FASCISM THAT HAS BEEN OPENED BY UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT - WE SHOULD CLOSE THAT DOOR NOT ARGUE FOR IT TO  STAY OPEN LIKE JIMMY DORE, KYLE KULINSKI AND LEE CAMP

Why Fascism is So Tempting - and how your data could power it by Yuval Noah Harari



Democracy and Class Struggle has stressed how important it is to understand your fascist enemy very much in the spirit of Sun Tzu

“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

We recently published decrypting the Alt Right and how to recognize Fascists  because ContraPoints looked at what is new in fascist dog whistles and vocabulary.

https://democracyandclasstruggle.blogspot.com/2018/08/decrypting-alt-right-how-to-recognize.html

Yuval Noah Harari  is a gay Israeli and has a interesting vantage point on Fascism from inside the Israeli Apartheid State even though his standpoint is of liberal democracy and not revolutionary communism we can learn from him.

His stress on knowing yourself and knowing your weaknesses echo's our Sun Tzu quote and complements knowing your enemy.

Artificial Intelligence and Centralised Data Processing when LINKED to direct digital democracy can open vista's of socialist democratic planning but for this socialist democracy to expand we have to bring down big Capitalist corporate data and the Capitalist surveillance State.

We have long pointed out the psycho linguistic analysis of our data was pioneered by GCHQ in the United Kingdom and was sold around the world long before Cambridge Analytica appeared late in the game opening road for private Fascistic use of our data.

Yuval Noah Harari understands the importance of feelings and not reason in politics it was a hard lesson learned in the Mass Psychology of Fascism by Wilhelm Reich and one we have not taken seriously enough in our work to combat Fascism.

Capitalist electoralism is about feelings not thinking which is why we need to go beyond it to direct democracy.

Fascists are the hackers of our freedom in this Yuval Noah Harari is right - which is why we can learn from him but go beyond him.  Capitalist liberalism (old and neo)  opened the fascist road and has complicity in its rise.

Just think of the countries in which democracy has become an emotional puppet show and it might awake you to reality in the 21st Century.

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