Monday, March 25, 2019
Full support for Algerian Democracy from the Monarch Macron !
Posted by nickglais on 3/25/2019 12:06:00 PM
Past can inform the Present : Corbyn is the focus of a current US/Israeli Intelligence Operation - supported by M15 and M16 ?
US NGO's funding breakaways from Labour Party during the Brexit Crisis
M15 is making a mockery of us all - Lady Falkender
Creating a false narrative of a Corbyn Revolutionary rather than Reformist Labour Party is the current right wing fantasy - history refutes it but the fantasy lives on !!!
The Assassin in Chief Tom Watson is moving the Labour Party into self destruct mode precisely when it should be poised for victory.
Posted by nickglais on 3/25/2019 04:06:00 AM
Democracy and Class Struggle notes that Russia Gate conspiracy theory has died a death - we can now concentrate on Trump's Politics and his criminality..
US Attorney General Bill Barr spent the weekend poring over the Special Counsel's report before sending a summary to Congress with his verdict on its main conclusions. Here is his letter in full.
Dear Chairman Graham, Chairman Nadler, Ranking Member Feinstein, and Ranking Member Collins:
As a supplement to the notification provided on Friday, March 22, 2019, I am writing today to advise you of the principal conclusions reached by Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller Ill and to inform you about the status of my initial review of the report he has prepared.
The Special Counsel's Report
On Friday, the Special Counsel submitted to me a "confidential report explaining the prosecution or declination decisions" he has reached, as required by 28 C.F.R. 600.8(c). This report is entitled "Report on the Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election." Although my review is ongoing, I believe that it is in the public interest to describe the report and to summarize the principal conclusions reached by the Special Counsel and the results of his investigation.
The report explains that the Special Counsel and his staff thoroughly investigated allegations that members of the presidential campaign of Donald J. Trump, and others associated with it, conspired with the Russian government in its efforts to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, or sought to obstruct the related federal investigations. In the report, the Special Counsel noted that, in completing his investigation, he employed 19 lawyers who were assisted by a team of approximately 40 FBI agents, intelligence analysts, forensic accountants, and other professional staff. The Special Counsel issued more than 2,800 subpoenas, executed nearly 500 search warrants, obtained more than 230 orders for communication records, issued almost 50 orders authorizing use of pen registers, made 13 requests to foreign governments for evidence, and interviewed approximately 500 witnesses.
The Special Counsel obtained a number of indictments and convictions of individuals and entities in connection with his investigation, all of which have been publicly disclosed. During the course of his investigation, the Special Counsel also referred several matters to other offices for further action. The report does not recommend any further indictments, nor did the Special Counsel obtain any sealed indictments that have yet to be made public. Below, I summarize the principal conclusions set out in the Special Counsel's report.
Russian Interference in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election
The Special Counsel's report is divided into two parts. The first describes the results of the Special Counsel's investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. The report outlines the Russian effort to influence the election and documents crimes committed by persons associated with the Russian government in connection with those efforts. The report further explains that a primary consideration for the Special Counsel's investigation was whether any Americans including individuals associated with the Trump campaign — joined the Russian conspiracies to influence the election, which would be a federal crime. The Special Counsel's investigation did not find that the Trump campaign or anyone associated with it conspired or coordinated with Russia in its efforts to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election. As the report states: "[T]he investigation did not establish that members of the Trump Campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities. "l
The Special Counsel's investigation determined that there were two main Russian efforts to influence the 2016 election. The first involved attempts by a Russian organization, the Internet Research Agency (IRA), to conduct disinformation and social media operations in the United States designed to sow social discord, eventually with the aim of interfering with the election. As noted above, the Special Counsel did not find that any U.S. person or Trump campaign official or associate conspired or knowingly coordinated with the IRA in its efforts, although the Special Counsel brought criminal charges against a number of Russian nationals and entities in connection with these activities.
The second element involved the Russian government's efforts to conduct computer hacking operations designed to gather and disseminate information to influence the election. The Special Counsel found that Russian government actors successfully hacked into computers and obtained emails from persons affiliated with the Clinton campaign and Democratic Party organizations, and publicly disseminated those materials through various intermediaries, including WikiLeaks. Based on these activities, the Special Counsel brought criminal charges against a number of Russian military officers for conspiring to hack into computers in the United States for purposes of influencing the election. But as noted above, the Special Counsel did not find that the Trump campaign, or anyone associated with it, conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in these efforts, despite multiple offers from Russian-affiliated individuals to assist the Trump campaign.
1.In assessing potential conspiracy charges, the Special Counsel also considered whether members of the Trump campaign "coordinated" with Russian election interference activities. The Special Counsel defined "coordination" as an "agreement—tacit or express—between the Trump Campaign and the Russian government on election interference."
Obstruction of Justice
The report's second part addresses a number of actions by the President — most of which have been the subject of public reporting — that the Special Counsel investigated as potentially raising obstruction-of-justice concerns. After making a "thorough factual investigation" into these matters, the Special Counsel considered whether to evaluate the conduct under Department standards governing prosecution and declination decisions but ultimately determined not to make a traditional prosecutorial judgment. The Special Counsel therefore did not draw a conclusion — one way or the other — as to whether the examined conduct constituted obstruction. Instead, for each of the relevant actions investigated, the report sets out evidence on both sides of the question and leaves unresolved what the Special Counsel views as "difficult issues" of law and fact concerning whether the President's actions and intent could be viewed as obstruction. The Special Counsel states that "while this report does not conclude that the President committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him."
The Special Counsel's decision to describe the facts of his obstruction investigation without reaching any legal conclusions leaves it to the Attorney General to determine whether the conduct described in the report constitutes a crime. Over the course of the investigation, the Special Counsel's office engaged in discussions with certain Department officials regarding many of the legal and factual matters at issue in the Special Counsel's obstruction investigation. After reviewing the Special Counsel's final report on these issues; consulting with Department officials, including the Office of Legal Counsel; and applying the principles of federal prosecution that guide our charging decisions, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and I have concluded that the evidence developed during the Special Counsel's investigation is not sufficient to establish that the President committed an obstruction-of-justice offense. Our determination was made without regard to, and is not based on, the constitutional considerations that surround the indictment and criminal prosecution of a sitting president.
In making this determination, we noted that the Special Counsel recognized that "the evidence does not establish that the President was involved in an underlying crime related to Russian election interference," and that, while not determinative, the absence of such evidence bears upon the President's intent with respect to obstruction. Generally speaking, to obtain and sustain an obstruction conviction, the government would need to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that a person, acting with corrupt intent, engaged in obstructive conduct with a sufficient nexus to a pending or contemplated proceeding. In cataloguing the President's actions, many of which took place in public view, the report identifies no actions that, in our judgment, constitute obstructive conduct, had a nexus to a pending or contemplated proceeding, and were done with corrupt intent, each of which, under the Department's principles of federal prosecution guiding charging decisions, would need to be proven beyond a reasonable doubt to establish an obstruction-of justice offense.
Status of the Department's Review
Based on my discussions with the Special Counsel and my initial review, it is apparent that the report contains material that is or could be subject to Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 6(e), which imposes restrictions on the use and disclosure of information relating to "matter[s] occurring before [a] grand jury." Fed. R. Crim. P. 6(e)(2)(B). Rule 6(e) generally limits disclosure of certain grand jury information in a criminal investigation and prosecution. Id. Disclosure of 6(e) material beyond the strict limits set forth in the rule is a crime in certain circumstances. See, e.g., 18 U.S.C.
401 (3). This restriction protects the integrity of grand jury proceedings and ensures that the unique and invaluable investigative powers of a grand jury are used strictly for their intended criminal justice function.
Given these restrictions, the schedule for processing the report depends in part on how quickly the Department can identify the 6(e) material that by law cannot be made public. I have requested the assistance of the Special Counsel in identifying all 6(e) information contained in the report as quickly as possible. Separately, I also must identify any information that could impact other ongoing matters, including those that the Special Counsel has referred to other offices. As soon as that process is complete, I will be in a position to move forward expeditiously in determining what can be released in light of applicable law, regulations, and Departmental policies.
As I observed in my initial notification, the Special Counsel regulations provide that "the Attorney General may determine that public release of' notifications to your respective Committees "would be in the public interest." 28 C.F.R. 600.9(c). I have so determined, and I will disclose this letter to the public after delivering it to you.
William P. Barr
Posted by nickglais on 3/25/2019 12:44:00 AM
Sunday, March 24, 2019
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Islamophobia is on the rise and the mass murder in Christchurch is just one sign of it - many signs are subtle some are coded in jokes but more worryingly Islamophobia is outright denied by some Leftists - it s not only the right and the fascists that are the problem who try to restrict the space in which this type of hate can be combated.
Posted by nickglais on 3/24/2019 02:29:00 AM
Saturday, March 23, 2019
Baidya Maoist party urges government to lift ban on Netra Bikram Chand-led Communist Party of Nepal.
The Mohan Baidya-led Communist Party of Nepal (Revolutionary Maoist) has demanded that the government withdraw the ban imposed on the Netra Bikram Chand-led Communist Party of Nepal.
Making public the decision made by the party Standing Committee meeting on Wednesday, CPN (Revolutionary Maoist) General Secretary Baidya also called on the government to immediately stop “arresting and torturing” Chand-party leaders and cadres.
“Political issues should be resolved politically,” the Baidya-led party said in a statement on Wednesday, a day after the government decided to ban the Chand outfit which had carried out two blasts in the Capital over a fortnight. One person died in the first explosion in Nakkhu on February 22.
The CPN (Revolutionary Maoist) also condemned the government’s move, terming it “fascism”.
“The fascist tendency towards a communist group by a so-called communist government is deplorable,” Baidhya said in the statement.
Chand was with the Baidya-led party before deciding to part ways to form his own Communist Party of Nepal in 2014. Chand and Baidya, along with Ram Bahadur Thapa, the incumbent home minister, had left Pushpa Kamal Dahal’s Maoist party in 2012—six years after the Comprehensive Peace Agreement.
The Baidya party has also taken exception to a deal the government signed on Friday with CK Raut, coordinator of the Alliance for Independent Madhes, terming the language used in the 11-point agreement "vague".
The government has drawn criticism over the use of phrase “jana abhimat” in the second point of the deal after Raut and his cadres took on its social media interpreting it as ‘referendum’. The cross-party leaders and civil society members also have sought government’s clarification on the matter. They said the language used in the agreement is ambiguous which could be interpreted as ‘people’s opinion’ or even as a ‘referendum’.
Posted by nickglais on 3/23/2019 01:44:00 PM
Mueller’s Findings Will Remain Confidential at Least Another Day The attorney general, William P. Barr, continued to pore over the special counsel’s report on Saturday.
T.J. Kirkpatrick for The New York Times
By Katie Benner and Nicholas Fandos
March 23, 2019
WASHINGTON — The findings of the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, will remain confidential for at least another day, a senior Justice Department official said on Saturday, as Attorney General William P. Barr continued to pore over the report to determine what to make public.
Mr. Mueller delivered his highly anticipated report to Mr. Barr on Friday, signaling the formal conclusion of a 22-month investigation into Russia’s efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election and any attempts by President Trump’s associates to aid them. Mr. Mueller also examined whether Mr. Trump obstructed justice to try to protect himself or his allies from investigators.
Mr. Barr and Rod J. Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general who appointed Mr. Mueller and oversaw much of his work, were cloistered inside the Justice Department on Saturday with their top advisers determining how much of the report will be given to Congress and the public, according to the senior Justice Department official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal deliberations. Mr. Mueller was not participating in the process.
Regulations governing the special counsel give Mr. Barr latitude to decide what, if anything, to share publicly. In a letter to Congress on Friday notifying members that he had the report, Mr. Barr said he planned to hand over to lawmakers “principal conclusions” of the report as soon as this weekend. He wrote that he “remained committed to as much transparency as possible.”
The law enforcement official said that only a few people in the Justice Department had seen the report and that a copy had not been given to the White House.
Posted by nickglais on 3/23/2019 11:40:00 AM
Friday, March 22, 2019
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N. Korea's withdrawal from inter-Korean liaison office whileTrump has ordered the withdrawal of the new round of North Korea-related sanctions
Democracy and Class Struggle says the inter Korean Dialogue is in trouble and the action by President Trump may be to little too late.
US President Donald Trump has ordered the withdrawal of the new round of North Korea-related sanctions that had been announced earlier by the US Treasury.
The move was announced by the US President through Twitter on Friday.
“It was announced today by the US Treasury that additional large scale Sanctions would be added to those already existing Sanctions on North Korea. I have today ordered the withdrawal of those additional Sanctions!” Trump wrote, capitalizing the “Sanctions”.
Posted by nickglais on 3/22/2019 11:03:00 AM
Jonathan has almost got there - it is not only European Institutions it is BRITISH Institutions that are also the problem.
Neither European or British Institution's are fit for purpose.
Posted by nickglais on 3/22/2019 10:33:00 AM
CHRISTIAN SINGER HONOUR'S HEZBOLLAH -
A REPLY TO MIKE POMPEO AND CIA AND HIS LYING MONOLOGUE TODAY ¬THERE IS NO DIALOGUE
HEZBOLLAH WILL DEFEND LEBANON AND THE PALESTINIAN'S FROM ISRAEL - THEY ARE PREPARED FOR WAR - ISRAEL IS NOT
WE WILL BUILD A BETTER LEBANON AND A BETTER WORLD - SMASH UNITED STATES TERRORISTIC IMPERIALISM
THE SOUL OF EVERY NATION EMBRACES RESISTANCE !
Posted by nickglais on 3/22/2019 08:55:00 AM
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Guaido’s chief of staff detained in Venezuela - time for action against the Venezuelan Quislings for USA
Democracy and Class Struggle says the Venezuelan Government has been very restrained in countering the traitorous Venezuelan opposition - Quislings for the USA.
Whatever action the Venezuelan Government takes to root out these Quislings will get our support.
The time for Liberalism for the Quislings must come to an end and the Army and Militia must do their duty.
The decision of what to do - is the decision of the Venezuelan People
Posted by nickglais on 3/21/2019 02:04:00 PM
PROTRACTED PEOPLE'S WAR :CHAIRMAN JOMA SISON ON COMBINING ARMED ACTIONS IN CITIES WITH PROTRACTED PEOPLES WAR IN THE COUNTRYSIDE BY HARSH THAKOR
Democracy and Class Struggle is posting the views of Chairman Joma Sison on the combining of insurrection in cities to accompany PPW in countryside supplied by Harsh Thakor from his interview.
I learnt that in actual fact in the final stages with the enemy almost driven to the ground armed actions or insurrection could be deployed in cities to deliver the final blow.
I learnt that even CPC used this strategy at the end.
Thus PPW must not be mechanically applied and needs an important supporting movement in the cities - Harsh Thakor
Q. Can armed actions or uprisings take place in the cities in stage of final offensive to accompany the peoples war or encirclement.
Did this happen in China?Would CPP apply this concept at a particular stage ?
A. In fact, the best time for mass uprisings in urban areas is during the strategic counteroffensive or general offensive when the encirclement of these urban areas by the people's army becomes increasingly tighter and the reactionary defenders are already in the position of being defeated and consider whether to surrender or be destroyed by the combination of PLA assault and people's uprising.
This was the general pattern of events in the Chinese general offensive in the final run of the people's war in 1948 to 1949.
The CPP emulates this climax of the protracted people's war.
Q. Just to confirm comrade do you feel that eventually armed strikes ,actions or insurrection would take place in the cities in culminating stage?
Thus eventually combining insurrection in cities with the PPW in countryside?
A.In general, that should happen as part of the climax of people's war. But it is possible that in some cities, the fortification is so strong and the stubborn rather strong reactionary leadership and command..are so strong that the people's army will have to make a powerful assault.
The last urban holdouts of the enemy can be hard nuts to crack but by then the people's army shall have the powerful weapons to prevail.
Posted by nickglais on 3/21/2019 10:11:00 AM
“If J. P. Morgan supports this coalition and goes down the line for it, I as a Communist am prepared to clasp his hand on that and join with him to realize it.
Class divisions or political groupings have no significance now except as they reflect one side or the other of this issue.
Democracy and Class Struggle says the 1940's was a critical decade for United States and British Communist Movements and the failures of the Communist Movement in the United States and Britain in that decade laid the basis of coming defeats..
Surprisingly it is one of the least studied decades by revolutionaries.
ANTI REVISIONIST COMMUNISM IN USA 1945 - 1950
BEN DAVIS COMMUNIST COUNCILMAN FROM HARLEM
REVISIONISM WITHIN BRITISH COMMUNISM - ARTHUR EVANS
Posted by nickglais on 3/21/2019 07:57:00 AM
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
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Presentation at United Nation's Human Rights Council
Former UN Special Rapporteur Alfred de Zayas criticized the human rights commissioner's past reports on Venezuela, calling them "unprofessional" and politicized, denouncing an "ocean of lies.
PLEASE CIRCULATE THESE VIDEOS TO COMBAT US IMPERIALIST PROPAGANDA WHICH DOMINATES WESTERN MEDIA
TRUTH CAN WIN
Posted by nickglais on 3/20/2019 11:22:00 AM
SEEK THE TRUTH - LIN BIAO - REFUTING THE "UNKNOWN MAO" BY COMRADE NICKGLAIS
Posted by nickglais on 3/20/2019 06:15:00 AM
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
The ruling classes, who were dismissing it till recently as insignificant, are now forced to acknowledge it as the biggest internal threat they face.“
- Communist Party of India (M-L) Naxalbari: „Message to the International Conference to Support People‘s War in India, Hamburg“
„Comrade Murali’s [Ajith‘s] arrest in particular is one of the biggest losses suffered by our Party and the Central Committee.“
- Central Committee of the Communist Party of India (maoist): Declaration of 16-05-2015
India is not, as the imperialists like to proclaim it, the "world's largest democracy", but a peoples dungeon[prison] of enormous proportions. US imperialism, as well as some European imperialists, rule over India through bureaucratic capitalism and also conserve feudalism to a great extent.
The fact that the imperialists are talking about „democracy“ in the face of the genocide perpetrated daily in India, the ruin of innumerable peasants, the caste system, the murder of women, the genocide of the Adivasi and many more examples, shows clearly what imperialists mean when they talk about „democracy“.
The plundering and oppression of the masses of India is fueled by numerous resistance, a multitude of struggles: militant peasant movements, people's struggles against nuclear power stations and repression, national liberation struggles and large workers strikes show this to the progressive and anti imperialist forces of the whole world. However, as "the greatest threat to India's internal security" the Indian government described the People's War, led by the Communist Party of India (maoist). The CPI(maoist) leads with People's War the New Democratic Revolution, which smashes the old state apparatus and brings the liberation from imperialism and bondage.
Through the "Operation Green Hunt" and the counterinsurgency method "Hearts and Minds", both of which mean genocide, the ruling classes try to isolate the CPI(maoist) and to suffocate the People's War in the blood of the masses. No matter how furiously they strike out, they do not succeed! The CPI(maoist) and the masses became more and more connected, and the people's war beats deep roots in the masses, who stand firmly by the side of the New Democratic Revolution.
The deep attachment of the Party to the masses and the steadfastness with which it leads the revolution, the people's war, set great example and hope for revolutionary forces throughout the world. In the context of the crisis beginning from 2008, the imperialists increasingly promoted the Hindu-fascist policy they supported in order to step up their fight against the mass movements and, above all, the people's war.
These plans suffered a defeat, because on May 1, 2014, the CPI (M-L) Naxalbari, whose spokesman Comrade Ajith was, joined the CPI(maoist), which emerged itself in 2004 at the 9th Party Congress / Unity Congress from the merge of two parties.
This merger was a great leap in the striving of the workers, peasants, and oppressed masses for a single leading center of the New Democratic Revolution. At this historic step, Comrade Ajith played a prominent role and became a member of the Central Committee of the CPI(maoist). For almost forty-five years, Comrade Ajith, who joined the revolutionary movement in 1976, has been playing an important role in it internationally and in India. He fought tirelessly against a lot of anti-Marxist deviations, he led the publication of numerous documents and periodical publications. Through his translation work, he also opened the possibility for revolutionary and anti imperialist forces of the world to gain a better understanding of the New Democratic Revolution in India. In May 2015, the rulers were able to imprison Comrade Ajith, but this imprisonment sparked an international wave of solidarity with Comrade Ajith and the People's War in India. His imprisonment is part of the counter-revolutionary warfare against the popular masses in India, a furious blow of Hindu-fascism against the New Democratic Revolution.
Those who at that time of the situation of the imprisonment began calling the party‘s unification „failed“, spreading counter-revolutionary pessimism and unprincipled criticism, turned out to be allies of the reaction. Comrade Ajith showed by his example that these forces have no ground under their feet. Even under the harsh conditions of detention, Comrade Ajith was not broken and even found methods and ways to complete a previously started translation work. Comrade Ajith's health, who had a heart surgery a few years earlier, has severely got worse under fascist imprisonment conditions, with no provision for adequate care, torture and the toughest detention conditions have still remained intact. Comrade Ajith is due to be released on bail in the foreseeable future.
But this method has been used by the ruling classes of India several times against imprisoned revolutionaries: they are released as a short-term concession to the solidarity movements on high bail from prison, only to detain them shortly after again. This approach shows that the solidarity work with the political prisoners, which is done in India and also internationally, could already develop a certain strength. The ruling classes try to confront this strength with their vicious tactics. Their action is part of the attempts to break the prisoners, part of the psychological warfare that pursues the goal of the final annihilation and murder of the revolutionaries.
These sinister plans are to be condemned with determination and all the democratic, revolutionary and anti imperialist forces of the world are resolutely opposing to them! We call to raise the loud and clear demand on the 18th of March, the International Day of Political Prisoners, for the immediate and unconditional release of Comrade Ajith! We defend Comrade Ajith, who put his whole life in the service of the CPI(maoist) and People's War, the New Democratic Revolution. The struggle against imperialism is justified and requires international solidarity and solid support. Signatory organizations and initiatives will take up this common cause through actions in the week around March 18, setting a powerful impulse for the spread and expansion of solidarity with the People's War in India!
Freedom for Ajith!
Freedom for all political prisoners in India!
Support the People's War in India!
Long live international solidarity! Lal Salam!
Committee to Support People‘s War in India, Austria
Galician Committee to Support People's War in India
International Committee to Support People’s War in India
Posted by nickglais on 3/19/2019 02:13:00 PM
Democracy and Class Struggle see's similarities between the United States and British Communist Parties in the 1940's.
The 1940's were foundational to Modern Revisionism in both Parties.
100 Years of CPUSA - Anti-Revisionist Communism in the United States, 1945-1950 by Paul Costello
Arthur Evans and British Communism in the 1940's
Posted by nickglais on 3/19/2019 01:31:00 PM
Monopoly Capitalism Is the Cause of Mass Migration and the White-Victim and White-Supremacy Complex - Joma Sison
Statement by Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International League of People’s Struggle
17 March 2019
In his 74-page manifesto, the Australian mass murderer Brendan Tarrant raves about the “great replacement” of white people by non-white peoples and blames the liberals for advocating mass migration, white displacement and cultural diversity in the same perverted way that the Norwegian mass murderer Anders Brevik blames “cultural Marxism”.
The hysterical fear of white genocide drove Tarrant to commit the massacre of at least 49 Muslim worshippers in a mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand. The victims came from various underdeveloped countries as well as from war-torn countries. The white victim complex and the hysterical assertion of white supremacy are two sides of the same coin that leads to the atrocity.
White people in the developed countries are themselves victimized by the monopoly bourgeoisie but are misled by the demagogues of the capitalist system to believe that the migrants, especially the Muslims, are to blame for the erosion of the wage and living conditions of the white working class and middle class.
The neoliberal strategists, think tanks, academe and mass media of the monopoly bourgeoisie obscure the fact that economic and social conditions are becoming worse for the working class and even for the middle class because of the crisis of overproduction and the unsustainable abuse of credit.
Neoliberalism and the adoption of higher technology have pressed down wages, eroded social benefits and services and have increased unemployment and poverty among the whites and non-whites. Those few whites turned hysterical and murderous by a combination of white-victim and white supremacy complex do not think much beyond their personal and national egoism.
They are kept ignorant of the fact that the mass migration from the underdeveloped to the developed countries is the result of the policies of the monopoly bourgeoisie to avail of cheap labor, to keep the underdeveloped countries more underdeveloped and to wage wars of aggression to put down anti-imperialist governments and popular movements asserting national independence and demanding broader democracy, social justice and industrial development.
As a result of decolonization due to the direct and indirect effects of armed national liberation movements, the imperialist countries have used mass migration towards them since the 1970s to make up for the loss of colonies and semicolonies. To make up for the tendency of the profit rate to fall in their own home grounds, they have also utilized neocolonialism to cause the further underdevelopment of former colonies and semicolonies to maximize profits. The widening mass unemployment and poverty drive the people to emigrate.
And whenever certain governments and revolutionary movements arise and assert national sovereignty, nationalize the economy and promote industrial development, the imperialist countries unleash campaigns of destabilization for regime change and wars of aggression, which are the biggest and worst form of terrorism. Thus, the imperialist countries themselves have been culpable for the increasing number of both political and economic refugees since the 1980s, especially from the war-torn countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America.
Whenever the monopoly bourgeoisie finds it too difficult or is frustrated in using liberal democracy or social democracy to disarm and sedate the working class, it resorts to the outright use of the most reactionary ideas and sentiments to obscure the roots of the crisis of monopoly capitalism, to mislead the broad masses of the people and the use the grossest form of violence and deception to suppress the anti-imperialist and democratic mass movements which aim for national liberation, people’s democracy and socialism.
We are living today in a crisis-stricken world capitalist system in which only one percent of the population, the top circle of the monopoly bourgeoisie, own 50 percent of the world’s wealth and only 10 percent own 75 percent. The gross social inequality means the increasing polarization of all societies and the intensification of the anti-imperialist and class struggle.
Under these circumstances the monopoly bourgeoisie unleashes all kinds of monsters and atrocities, including state terrorism and private terrorism of white supremacists, in order to counter the rise of revolutionary consciousness and movements among the proletariat and people in every country and on a global scale.
More than ever, it is necessary for the revolutionary parties of the proletariat to arise and strengthen themselves in order to promote proletarian internationalism among the workers of the world as well as international solidarity among the broad masses of the people of the world in order to overcome and defeat all the strategies and tactics of the monopoly bourgeoisie to divide the white and non-white workers and peoples of the world with the use of chauvinism, xenophobia, religious bigotry, racism and fascism.
Posted by nickglais on 3/19/2019 08:15:00 AM
This is not hidden it is in your face - Tom Watson plans the political assassination of Corbyn it is in public view.
The Labour Party is in a wonderful position to win the coming Election but Tom Watson would rather destroy the Labour than let it win under Corbyn.
Learn your history of the British Imperialist Labour Party do not repeat past mistakes.
Corbyn has come to remind me of the Fisher King in the Wolfram von Eschenbach version of the Grail legend - trapped in the Grail Castle and mortally wounded, unable to help the land and the people because of the wicked and corrupt knights who surround him. He needs to be asked the question that frees him:
'Sir, why do you suffer so?'
(P.S. for pedants - I know this is actually a hermit depicted in a 14th century French MS - but the likeness is uncanny)
SOURCE : IAN JENKINS FACEBOOK
Posted by nickglais on 3/19/2019 07:43:00 AM
First Visit of Bolsanaro to USA to CIA Killers - Brazilian Patriots beware the traitor.
Bolsanaro links to Paramiltary Gangs and Death Squads.
Birds of a Feather Flock Together
Posted by nickglais on 3/19/2019 07:14:00 AM
Democracy and Class Struggle says time for Class Struggle within the Yellow Vests and bring down the Monarch - King Macron.
It is also a sign that revolutionary working class ideology is not spontaneous and has to be built.
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International League of Peoples’ Struggle
March 19, 2019
On 17 November 2018, 300,000 people of the working class and the middle class mainly from the suburban and rural areas of France rose up in militant mass demonstrations to protest the fuel tax hike and rising fuel prices. Characteristically, they wore the yellow vest to signal their economic and social distress. They had been inspired by an online petition signed by almost one million people.
Eighteen mass demonstrations, centered in Paris and carried out nationwide, broke out up to the most recent one of March 16, 2019 dubbed as “The Ultimatum”. The just demands of the yellow vest movement have expanded from the lowering of fuel taxes to the reintroduction of the solidarity tax on wealth, increase of the minimum wage, expansion of social services, the implementation of citizen’s initiative referendums and the resignation of President Macron and his regime.
The Macron regime has responded with a heavy hand by launching physical attacks by the police on the demonstrators with the use of water cannons, tear gas grenades, flash balls and baton charges.
It is but just that the demonstrators have fought back with the use of sticks, cobblestones, car blockades, control of roads and roundabouts, destruction of traffic surveillance cameras, the burning of the expensive cars of the big bourgeois and mass entries to the upper class restaurants and shops.
The yellow vest demonstrators enjoy the support of the broad masses of the people who condemn Macron, the investment banker turned president, as the promoter and enforcer of the neoliberal policy which favors the big bourgeoisie and its best-paid executives at the expense of the workers and the rural people. They are enraged by the use of police violence during mass actions and by the false promises made by Macron before and after every mass action.
The yellow vest movement has influenced similar mass movements in Europe and elsewhere in the world, whose participants wear the yellow vest and raise demands against the tax and other exploitative policies of the big bourgeois government. Most of the influenced movements have a benign and progressive character directed against the exploitative policies of bourgeois governments. But a few are directed against migrant workers and others unrelated to the monopoly bourgeoisie.
The yellow vest movement may be favorably compared with the May 1968 mass protests in France, especially with regard to militancy and opposition to the capitalist establishment. But it sufffers from the same excessively horizontalist populist character and the lack of leadership from a revolutionary party of the proletariat. It may also be compared with the Occupy Movement of recent memory, which enjoyed popular support for a certain period. But this fizzled out for lack of leadership from a revolutionary party of the proletariat.
At any rate, such a phenomenon as the yellow vest movement is welcome and praiseworthy for taking up the just grievances of the working class and the middle class and exposing the grave ills of the oppressive and exploitative capitalist ruling system. It shows that there is a wide and deepgoing mass base of social discontent and resistance that the Marxist-Leninist revolutionary party of the proletariat can avail of in winning the battle for democracy and aiming for the socialist revolution
Posted by nickglais on 3/19/2019 06:32:00 AM
Monday, March 18, 2019
Sunday, March 17, 2019
The answer to this should be obvious - but many Social Democrats NOT Socialists love the free market ( common or not) and they seem to be pushing Corbyn away from his personal Socialism to failed free market privatizing right wing Social Democracy of the Blairite kind which is pro the European Union.
Expose the Owen Jones and Varoufakis fantasy waffle of a reformed EU bureaucracy
SMASH THE EUROPEAN UNION AND END THE BRITISH UNION.
Despite having individuals in the British Labour Party who espouse Socialism the history of the Party is of Right Wing Social Democrat Dominance and is not likely to change under Corbyn - The Labour Party could break up in Kamikze fashion because the right wing hate Corbyn so much and will do anything to destroy him including destroying their Party.
Understand the Present by Studying the Past of British Imperialist Labour Party especially its 1945 Government and its crimes from Malaya to Korea and Iran.
Posted by nickglais on 3/17/2019 07:17:00 AM
Medhi Hasan is right about the Saudi distortion of Islam - Saudi Arabia has funded and supported fundamental Islamic Groups to attack Syria and the West.
Saudi Arabia's Wahhabist distortion of Islam is well known.
The Saudi crimes against Yemen will meet the justice of the people.
One of the best ways to defeat Islamophobia is to change Saudi Arabia - that change is coming and the era of the Saudi distortion of Islam is over.
Kamel Daoud is an Algerian and original author of the statement that is used above by Medhi Hasan - see his article on Saudi Arabia here:
Wahhabism, a messianic radicalism that arose in the 18th century, hopes to restore a fantasized caliphate centered on a desert, a sacred book, and two holy sites, Mecca and Medina.
Born in massacre and blood, it manifests itself in a surreal relationship with women, a prohibition against non-Muslims treading on sacred territory, and ferocious religious laws.
That translates into an obsessive hatred of imagery and representation and therefore art, but also of the body, nakedness and freedom.
Saudi Arabia is a Daesh that has made it
Posted by nickglais on 3/17/2019 02:17:00 AM
Friday, March 15, 2019
Following a series of explosions that took place at Ncell towers and other public places across the country, the government has banned the Communist Party of Nepal led by Netra Bikram Chand.
The Cabinet meeting held in Baluwatar late this evening decided to ban the Chand-led CPN and its ‘criminal’ activities, a senior minister told THT after the meeting.
According to him, the government has concluded that the Chand-led group has been engaging in criminal activities by detonating bombs at infrastructure projects and disturbing peace and security.
“Who have they been fighting for? Are they fighting against democratic federal republic or is there any regressive force?” the minister wondered while justifying the move to ban the party.
As the party has been indulging in terrorist activities, there is no way to deal with it politically, the minister added. “The government can’t accept their parallel structures,” he said, adding that the Chand-led party would have to surrender to the government.
During the meeting, Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa briefed the Cabinet that the Som Prasad Pandey-led talks team failed to hold dialogue with the CPN.
The party had not responded to the government talks team even after release of its leaders, including Spokesperson Khadga Bahadur Bishwokarma, a minister quoted Thapa as saying.
After imposing ban on CPN, Thapa left for Austria late in the evening to attend the 62nd session of the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs scheduled to take place in Vienna on March 14, a Cabinet source said.
The government had prohibited the Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist led by Pushpa Kamal Dahal through an ordinance during the armed conflict in 2002. Thapa and Chand were CPN-M leaders then.
Senior leaders of the CPN have reportedly gone underground while its cadres have been engaged in violent activities. Chand later joined Mohan Baidhya-led Nepal Communist Party- Maoist (Revolutionary) but later parted ways with Baidhya.
Chairperson of Nepal Communist Party-Maoist Centre Gopal Kirati said the government should withdraw its decision to ban CPN and the Chand-led party should agree to hold talks with the government
Posted by nickglais on 3/15/2019 04:12:00 PM
Posted by nickglais on 3/15/2019 03:14:00 PM
Tucker Carlson is a reflection of what is wrong with America by Samantha Bee - Tucker Carlson on White Replacement
Posted by nickglais on 3/15/2019 02:03:00 PM
Killer in Manifesto praises Trump as a symbol of renewed white identity and common purpose
Posted by nickglais on 3/15/2019 08:38:00 AM
Democracy and Class Struggle says whether it is IIlan Omar or Jeremy Corbyn - we are in an era of manufactured outrage by the Israeli Lobby - which devalues anti semitism by equating anti semitism with any criticism of Israeli's Human Rights policies.
The media is not reporting reality it is manufacturing it.
Posted by nickglais on 3/15/2019 06:03:00 AM
The Islamophobes like Tommy Robinson have consequences - the New Zealand killers were open in the their hatred of Islam and live streamed their killings - they were not under security surveillance as Islamopobia has not been taken seriously.Tommy Robinson washes his hands it has nothing to do with him - Islamophobia has everything to do with Tommy Robinson and he revels in it.
The key killer Brendan Tarrant was an Australian from Grafton NSW who issued an 80 page hate manifesto - echoes of Anders Brevik from Norway.
After the United States Australia has the biggest racist communities online.
This should be a wake up call for Australia and New Zealand to take Islamophobia seriously !
Mike Stuchbery writing in the Independent
As for how this horror was enabled, one only need look to toxic online spaces and social media to understand.
For years, online communities such as 8chan have acted as an incubator for extreme racist and white supremacist ideas, couched in multiple layers of sick humour and irony.
The use of memes to first provoke a laugh, and then incite hatred is well documented by researchers looking at online discourse.
These spaces, in which extremist ideas meet banal talk of video games and other facets of internet culture, also serve to dehumanise communities and negate the impact of actions against them.
One need only look to the gunman telling those watching him to “subscribe to PewDiePie”, a popular YouTuber, before opening fire to see a chilling reminder of this.
In one sense, the attack was framed by the killer as something almost unreal.
Much like the jihadist networks they claim to despise, these online communities additionally use the relative isolation and alienation felt by young men as a means of radicalisation.
“Incel” culture has emerged in the last couple of years as a gateway to extreme ideas.
Were these sites being accessed out of Syria, and not Seattle, or Stoke Newington, these websites would undeniably be under a huge deal of scrutiny by security services.
However, as a space inhabited mostly by young, white men, they’re overlooked.
Once radicalised, social media provides a convenient stage for them to act out their beliefs.
The Christchurch killer live streamed his attack to thousands of viewers over Facebook. His manifesto was posted across Twitter, and within hours of the massacre, it was being discussed – often positively – on right-wing YouTube channels.
These social media tools were used for the express purpose of turning the killings into a spectacle, one to be consumed over and over again.
While his accounts would be shut down within hours of the attack, the nature of these networks means that video could, and is, being uploaded over and over again. It will be available forever, no matter how hard authorities try to clamp down.
Why, and how this attack occurred is no mystery.
The inciting words, the spaces in which the killer was radicalised and the tools he used to carry it out are in plain view.
Any speculation seems redundant in the face of the evidence provided.
What we do need answers to, is the question of what happens next. Since those inciting and radicalising are among us, part of our communities, will we choose to ignore them?
Will we talk down the influences upon the killer, seeking to paint him as mentally ill, or a “lone wolf”?
Or can we finally start to have some difficult conversations about how privilege and a type of blindness prevents us from tackling an emerging, increasing threat?
We can only make excuses for so long.
Posted by nickglais on 3/15/2019 02:17:00 AM
Thursday, March 14, 2019
Posted by nickglais on 3/14/2019 05:49:00 AM
When paroxysmal rage and war frenzy captivate the consciousness of a “nation” epitomised by its highly mobile, consumerism-driven middle class and elites, the foremost subscribers of political propaganda and chauvinism, then all burning issues of the country like socio-economic issues, political crisis, etc, can be easily thrown into the oblivion.
In the post-Pulwama militant strike scenario, every major political and economic discourse in India are overpowered by war rhetoric, muscle-flexing and jingoism.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP chief Amit Shah, RSS supremo Mohan Bhagwat and all top, mid-level and entry-level leaders of the ruling dispensation have intensified chauvinistic rhetoric to galvanise the image of Modi as a messiah of the Hindu community, who is capable of leading the armed forces successfully against a purported Muslim enemy across the border and within.
According to data shared by the CMIE, unemployment in February 2019 reached a four-decade-high 7.2%, surpassing the 6.1% rate prevailing in last year. When Modi took over the reins of the government in 2014 the unemployment rate was 3.4%. In the last five years, despite intensely-marketed programmes like Skill Development, Make in India, etc, the Modi regime neither created any job opportunity for the swelling number of job seekers entering the market each year, nor did it provide 20 million jobs to the unemployed each year to fulfil its 2014 poll promise of providing 100 million jobs in five years.
Rather, according to the CMIE, 3.5 million jobs were lost due to the disastrous demonetisation exercise. In the year 2018, the CMIE data shows, 10.9 million jobs were lost in India, out of which the rural areas were worst hit with 9.1 million jobs lost there and 1.9 million jobs were lost in the urban areas.
There is a deafening silence reigning over the topic of unemployment, which has become a taboo subject in Modi-fied India. Last year, Modi tried to counter the attacks over the unemployment crisis by calling “pakoda selling” a source of employment; he also cited a higher number of provident fund (EPF) accounts as proof of increasing employment.
However, the contradicting data released by the EPFO itself negated and exposed the lies peddled by the prime minister over job creation. There is a clear cut dip in the number of EPF accounts that the government earlier showed as a sign of increasing employment in India. Moreover, a Times of India report showed that only 250,000 jobs were created in 2014 and 2015 in the formal sector, where jobs are contracting on a daily basis. A report by The Quint busted the government’s tall claims about job creation in January 2019, which showed that unemployment is currently rising and International Labour Organisation (ILO) has projected unemployment in India at 18.6 million in 2018.
Schemes like MUDRA or Start-up India, etc, too failed to generate employment with loan amounts varying between Rs 7,000 to Rs 10,000 for SME ventures. Despite the BJP’s coverup of the crisis, the scenario is repeatedly revealed by the struggles waged by the youth demanding respectable employment, workers demanding an end to the contract labour system, end of manual scavenging and equal pay for equal work.
Former BJP leader Yashwant Sinha, who was the finance minister during Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s tenure, has exposed how the Modi regime is repeatedly tampering with data to hoodwink the voters. Unemployment data, apart from the GDP growth data, has been an area where the Modi regime is trying to fudge all information to portray a brighter picture. Recently, PC Mohanan resigned from the position of Chairman of the National Statistical Commission (NSC), a government-funded advisory body that checks the quality of India’s official data, along with J Meenakshi, protesting the deliberate delay in releasing a new set of jobs statistics by the NSSO due to the pressure exerted by the Modi regime.
With such a track record, the government’s data has lost all credibility and the real problems of the economy are systematically hidden from the common people and the remnants of the critical press.
Apart from unemployment, problems like a severe farm crisis caused by rising farm loans and falling income of farmers, immense corruption in the banking sector that has paved way for big-ticket bad loan scams, a gigantic defence scam like Rafale Jet scam, lifting of control over fuel prices, rapid disinvestment of the public sector industries, appeasing the big crony and comprador capitalists, helping the big corporate donors of the BJP to plunder the Indian resources, labour and land, and many other issues are plaguing the country reeling under the juggernaut of Modi’s Hindutva fascist regime.
The working class is continuously waging struggles against the Modi regime demanding national minimum income of Rs 25,000 per month, higher spending in public healthcare and higher education, etc. The farmers are struggling for getting higher MSP, real and effective loan waiver, a progressive land reform programme, a pro-farmer agriculture policy, a realistic solution to irrigation problem, and ending corporate aggression on agricultural land, etc. Yet these demands are brushed aside by the Hindutva fascist regime with the hyping of “Surgical Strike 2.0” and hijacking all other discourse using jingoism as the weapon to captivate the politically important urban middle class and elites.
Since 26 February, talking about the unemployment problem, which is intensifying faster than ever, is banned in national political discourse, as the BJP and the Modi regime consider the topic a demoralising one for the military’s spirit. The people are asked to overlook unemployment and rejoice over the fact that Modi and his sycophants are claiming a purported military victory against the arch-rival Pakistan. Without a shred of evidence, the BJP and its sycophant news channels and media houses are spreading the news of immense success achieved by the “Surgical Strike 2.0”.
Whenever anyone is demanding evidence for the same, they are tagged as “anti-national” or traitors by the BJP and the Modi regime. It’s said that demanding evidence of the Modi regime’s success against terrorists stationed in Pakistan or asking for employment, a solution to farm crisis or questioning about the state of the economy will demoralise the soldiers!
The only discourse allowed is the praising of Modi and the BJP for daring to attack Pakistan. Perception is created regarding the infallibility of the Modi regime. Jingoism is blistering at an epidemic proportion and all forms of media: electronic, digital and print, are used to build the halo regarding a strong and masculine Modi regime that can take on Pakistan without caring about the international community. The poor workers, the poor peasants, the unemployed youth, the angry students are repeatedly told that they need a war with Pakistan rather than stable income, freedom from debts or unemployment. Television anchors, who have assumed the role of Gadflies, the six-digit paycheque-earning columnists and opinion shapers who have become éminences grises, the public influencers like film actors, directors, and other celebrities, everyone seem to have joined the Modi bandwagon to heap praises on the megalomaniac prime minister for the purported success in the “Surgical Strike 2.0”.
Due to the incessant, industrial-scale Goebellian propaganda done by what’s called Modi’s lapdog media and the BJP’s IT Cell through the WhatsApp universe, a large number of gullible urban middle class people have started believing in the infallibility of Modi and that he will, along with other utmost corrupt Hindutva fascist rabble rousers, provide security to the Indian upper-caste Hindus. This faith in Modi is manufactured by the servile press at a time, when a large number of Hindu workers, peasants and toiling masses are suffering immensely and are having very difficult times, when arranging a square meal for their families is becoming a tough challenge.
When propaganda over Modi’s purported war on terror and victory in it isn’t giving better dividends and if people are criticising the government over its warmongering or its failure in resolving the economic crisis that has tightened its grip on the country, then the RSS’s goons are attacking them. From BJP-ruled Uttar Pradesh’s Muzaffarnagar to Trinamool Congress-ruled West Bengal’s Kolkata or Congress-ruled Karnataka’s Bengaluru, everywhere the hired thugs of the Hindutva camp are attacking those who are questioning the so-called “Surgical Strike 2.0” citing lack of evidence or criticised the warmongering by the Modi regime.
The bigger picture that’s concealed from the people, apart from the deepening economic crisis unleashed by the Modi regime, is the complicity of the government in legitimising the gigantic Rafale Jet scam, followed by the handing over of multiple airports to Modi’s donor Gautam Adani’s conglomerate, disinvestment of major SAIL plants and the Supreme Court’s order that endorses the forceful eviction of 10 million tribal people from the forest land under the guise of protecting wildlife. Even the government’s Attorney General’s admission in the Supreme Court that the top secret Rafale deal file has been stolen from the Ministry of Defence, which Modi and his coterie vouches is safeguarding and securing the country, happened during the hullabaloo over the “Surgical Strike 2.0”. The government disclosed this in the court during the post-Balakote phase so that not many people can pay attention and comprehend the gravity of the Attorney General’s submission in the apex court where the government had actually lied during the previous hearing on a PIL filed over the Rafale Jet scam.
It’s evident that the war frenzy and jingoism peddled by the Modi regime and its servile mainstream media have only one goal — distracting and captivating the elites and urban middle class before the crucial Lok Sabha election so that Modi can make a come back in May for his last term as an elected prime minister before changing the Constitution and transforming India into a theocratic fascist Brahminical feudal state. All propaganda have a hysteric content embedded and they are incessantly spewn by the Hindutva fascists to carry out their perception building exercise.
The zombification of the privileged elites and urban middle class Indians, most of whom are from upper-caste Hindu background, through the incessant propaganda they are sold — packaged as news and analysis — has caused a boon for the BJP. From these sections the saffron camp has got a loyal vote bank, which is full of mediocre, uncritical and privileged people, disconnected with the daily struggles waged by 80% of the population for survival. Rather, as parasitic classes that exist on crumbs tickled down from the ruling clique, these classes show servility towards their masters and preach the same doctrine of servility to force obeisance on the poor and the downtrodden masses.
As the conscience and the ability to use rationality and think critically are no more parts of the quotidian existence of these privileged sections of fascism worshippers and Modi disciples, the propaganda and the myths created and marketed by the Modi regime will continue to captivate them for a long time to come. Without worrying about them, their ideological bankruptcy and their subscription to an adulterated version of nationalism, the progressive-democratic, anti-fascist and patriotic forces must build up a larger struggle of the working class, the peasantry and the toiled masses for political power, socio-economic equality, social justice and peace.
Only a strong struggle for people’s democracy can thwart the Hindutva fascist conspiracy of using warmongering propaganda and jingoism to retain power.
Only the people’s democratic struggle can bring an end to the anti-people Modi regime. It’s high time now to unite and consolidate the people’s power to bring an end to Hindutva fascist tyranny and free the country from the dark shadow of war, destruction, fratricide and genocide looming large on it.
Not only such a struggle will end Hindutva fascist rule on India, it will also free the common people from the clutches of the notorious propaganda machinery of the ruling clique that’s continuously legitimising fascist and reactionary values. It’s a now and never moment for the 80% people — the poor workers, peasants, toiling masses — who must be organised, united and aroused for the greater goal of establishing a new democracy by smashing Hindutva fascism and its propaganda machinery.
Posted by nickglais on 3/14/2019 03:51:00 AM