Sunday, August 31, 2014

Newport: Stop NATO - Stop the WAR

First Day of Protests Against NATO Summit In Newport - March to Celtic Manor on 4th September and Dinner of Death highlights in the forthcoming week

THE RED BLOCK will be on the March to Celtic Manor and at the Dinner of Death on Thursday 4th September..

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Newport the town that gave us the last full scale working class Insurrection in the British Isles in 1839 is hosting a Summit for US/NATO Imperialisms "finest"

"That one day not only would they have the Charter but they would also have 'something more'--a better world where those who make the wealth would enjoy it to the full".

So said the Chartists leader John Frost in In 1856 on his return to Britain.

Several thousand people gave him a hero's welcome when he arrived in Newport and he told them:

"That one day not only would they have the Charter but they would also have 'something more'--a better world where those who make the wealth would enjoy it to the full".

Democracy and Class Struggle says we are still far removed from the direct democracy envisaged in Chartist Annual Parliaments and Representative Democracy has long been subverted by the British Capitalist State..

Concerning those who make the wealth enjoying it to the full - those that work hardest are usually paid the least and certainly do not enjoy the full fruits of their labours, inequality is increasing with the demolition of the Welfare State. and Wales and the World have seen a resurgence of capitalist neo liberalism.

The Class Struggle for Democracy is returning to the streets of Newport its birthplace.- to protest the NATO warmongers. 

Long live the memory of those killed in Newport in the struggle for Democracy - their cause still needs to be fought today in the Land of Our Fathers. 

We have heroes from the past like John Frost  - what we need are heroes for the future in the struggle for Democracy and Socialism

Stopping Nato and the spread of War - Boris Kagarlitsky

Russian author and campaigner Boris Kagarlitsky speaking at a meeting organised by Stop the War Coalition on the eve of anti-Nato protests in Newport, Wales


Remembering Andrey Brazhevsky : Today Andrew would have turned 27 years

Today Andrew  would have turned 27 years

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Wales and the World against NATO : ObamaNation by Lowkey : I call Obama a Bomber cause those are your thoughts

Take the ideas of the masses and concentrate them, then go to the masses, persevere in the ideas and carry them through, so as to form correct ideas of leadership - such is the basic method of leadership.

Mao Zedong

"Some Questions Concerning Methods of Leadership" (June 1, 1943), Selected Works, Vol. 
III, p. 120.

Democracy and Class Struggle Calls for preparation of the People against the NATO Warmongers Summit in Wales : Bad History sung by Red Pest of the Red Block

"The masses are the real heroes, while we ourselves are often childish and ignorant, and without this understanding, it is impossible to acquire even the most rudimentary knowledge"

Mao Zedong 

Preface and Postscript to Rural Surveys" (March and April 1941), Selected Works, Vol. III, p. 12.

Democracy and Class Struggle : A Note on Passing a Million Page Views

We are pleased to note that we have just passed a million page views according to our Google Stats.

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Scotland what do you prefer a Red in a Kilt or a Prat in a Catsuit ?

George Galloway is at it again, this time in Dundee attacking "Reds in Kilts" those socialists that want an independent Scotland like the late great John Maclean.

He is obviously not satisfied with smearing Hugh MacDiarmid for his Spectator friends, now those that uphold John Maclean's independent Socialist Scotland heritage are now fair game for Galloways vitriol.

                                                     John Maclean a Red in a Kilt

George Galloway a Prat in a Catsuit

We have still not forgiven you for slandering our beloved Hugh MacDiarmid George.

In fact  Hugh MacDiarmid has a few words for you Mr Galloway, its like your obituary , George has Hugh MacDiarmid will outlive you in Scottish memory.

"Why have so many men once considered great fallen into disrepute now ?

"Scottish politicans like Ramsay MacDonald, Campell Bannerman, Bonar Law and all the rest of them mean nothing today in light of Kier Hardie's declaration that Scottish MP's would be better advised to stay in Scotland and create an independent Scottish Parliament"

John Maclean was not a straw man blown hither and thither by the wind of party politics.

He had the supreme qualification of thinking for himself on the basis of a through grasp of marxist philosophy.

The most advanced elements of the working class in Scotland owe him an enormous debt.

Whether they like it or not they are going to have to discharge that debt now - or suffer the consequences"

Hugh MacDiarmid in 1976 on 97th Anniversary of birth of John Maclean.

Page 24 In the Rapids of Revolution - John Maclean by Nan Milton

Thanks for the prat in a catsuit comment to Macolm McCandless

PS George no more housewife economics on divorces and credit cards - you sound like Angela Merkel on the Swabian Housewife or Margaret Thatcher you now better that macroeconomics are not determined by such micro banalities

The Islamic State, Assad, and the contradictions faced by US In Syria : Interview with Patrick Cockburn

Democracy and Class Struggle publish this interview for information purposes and should not be taken as  an endorsement of views of Patrick Cockburn.

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Monday, August 25, 2014

Ukraine : We have replaced a Thief with a Murderer - Viktoria Shilova - Stop the War on the People of Donbass

Do not forget to turn English Subtitles on

Democracy and Class Struggle says Viktoria Shilova who was a member of pro European Radical Party of Ukraine but has been expelled.
She is a member of the the Dnipropetrovsk City Council, and demands Poroshenko govt to stop civil war. 
Leaks actual number of war casualties.

So, do Ukrainian people want war?
Please ask yourself this question first. Do you want war? Do you want innocent people to die? Do you want your relatives, family members, kids, husband or wife, your grandmother or grandfather to be killed? I’m one hundred per cent sure that your answer is NO.
Then what, for the past 4 months, has happened in Ukraine? I call it a civil war, definitely not any anti-terror operation. In my eyes, only swat teams or anti-terror units could perform an anti-terror operation. How could be possible living over eight million terrorist in Donbass?
Eight million terrorists, on its (own Ukrainian) soil, that is what Poroshenko is calling. Including infants and elderly people. What do you think, can a disabled person fire an anti-air defence system? Or may be it is an infant, like Egor Aleksandrov, who got killed in his mother’s arms. Simply killed near Kramatorsk city, was he holding a gun? Of course not.
Today the murderers are in our government.
We, the Ukranian People, replaced Yanukovich-the-thief (the former president) with Poroshenko the killer! And today, our government think that the majority of Ukrainian people are brainwashed by the propaganda of the national television. I would like to disappoint them: the latest independent social poll [show that] 75% of the Ukrainian people are against the war.
Most of them are afraid to say their opinion in public, because they could be imprisoned, interrogated, kidnapped or even killed Anything can happen in Ukraine today, because we replaced thieves with killers!
So, what happens in Donbass? 8 million people are under fire; they call me a terrorist, but what they will say of what the Ukranian soldiers from the 72nd, 79th and 24th brigades are doing, when they come back? What does Nadezhda Savchenko say? Right, she says that in Donbass do live the same Ukrainians, our brothers, same people that live in Lviv, in Ivano-Frankovsk and in Kiev, and they are definitely not terrorists!
They are rebels, miners, and our citizens. But of course this is not shown on our national TV. Just because all these TV channels are owned by oligarchs! All of our national TV is owned by our biggest enemy-oligarchs.
And the oligarchs?
They are bloodsuckers. Like vampires, they suck our blood, the blood of Ukraine’s people.
For 23 years they have sucked our soul, but it is not enough for them. And now from virtual bloodsucking they have come tosuck real blood, the blood of our children in Donbass, the blood of our mothers and sisters, of our sons, husbands and wives.
On the real number of casualties in the Ukraine war:
Do you know what are the real numbers of killed civilians? I will tell you. And it is the truth. There are about 6,000 civilians killed. Everyday about 170 to 200 people are being killed. The Ukrainian army is killing them with 122mm multiple rocket launchers, just because they are being told they are fighting Russian terrorists. Just because so were told by Porosenko and the national TV.
But as time passes our army realizes what it is really happening in Donbass. And everybody who has experienced the bloody war is now starting to tell the truth; against Poroshenko. They say that in Donbass they confront Ukranian people. They say that we should start negotiations. We should stop this bloody civil war.
And now. Let’s talk about casualties in the Ukrainian army:
It is about 11,000 lost soldiers. It can be proved by hacked e-mail of the Ukrainian ministry of defence. And about 19,000 if we count lost and injured soldiers.
Injured that are in hospital; but what about injured that were left behind?
And what about others, who say the truth, and being sent to mental hospitals?
Ukrainians, Ukrainian people around the world: I beg you to break the Ukrainian propaganda.
My heart suffers for people from Lviv, Drobovoche, Lugansk and Donetsk.
But today my heart hurts for people of Donetsk and Lugansk. Because children are being killed there.
And now mothers, I ask you, what would you say to this new president if your house is ruined, or worse, if your children were killed?
Would you support him? Of course not. That’s why his support is falling down, and it will continue to fall, because he is covered in blood.
And when deaths of innocent people are higher than 22,000 – including the army’s – it is impossible to hide the truth. The truth is coming out by itself and that is why we start to see a different point of view. Not only in Russia, but as well in Europe and USA. German journalists, British, Italian, and French are protesting against the war in Donbass, againts Poroshenko – who kills his own people. So what did we do, and what I, Viktoria Shilova, did? We prepared document and gave it to the best independent lawyers in Ukraine, for them to address this matter upon our courts. And do you know what is written there?
We demand to be ruled that it is unconstitutional to perform the so-called anti-terror operation in Donbass. We demand to prosecute the people who are involved in breaking our constitution; the members of the Ukrainian Parliament who unlawfully voted in congress. They, unlawfully, approved the petitions signed by Poroshenko on the so called anti-terror operation. This constitutes unlawfully use of the Ukrainian Army against the civilian population of Ukraine.
We don’t have war. We have not officially declared martial war. Since the Martial law is not officially in effect, how could you use Ukrainian army on the territory of Donbass? Unlawful use of military reserve. And by the constitution, any Ukrainian citizen can defend himself against any aggression, protect his life.
An army cannot harm its own citizens on its soil. And it is written in our constitution. Please open this golden book, the constitution book, and see for yourself. But unfortunately we replaced the government of thieves with the government of murderers. And now blood spills all over in our country, Ukraine.
I’m addressing to all people of Ukraine.
To all who respect Bogdan Hmelnickiy, Taras Shevchenko, and to all who remember the Yellow-Blue flag created by Grushevskiy. I’m addressing to all the 75 per cent of Ukrainians who are against the war, who are for peace:
We should unite and demand the new elected government to respect the law and the constitution.
Stop the so-called anti-terror operation, the bloody civil war. And start negotiating. Do provide humanitarian aid; do help people survive the catastrophe.
To those fighting along with Poroshenko:
Why are you fighting along with Poroshenko against children of Donbass?
You can’t do it, for you will be prosecuted. People pay the price for these inhuman errors. Hague tribunal is waiting for you. That’s why our army wouldn’t listen to you anymore. And that’s why military mobilization doesn’t help you anymore. Day by day, people realize and find the truth, they don’t want to be part of your murders.
[I have changed syntaxes in the whole following paragraph, following Viktoria Shilova’s direct addressing in section above].
To the oligarchs:
You, who accumulate your capital everyday, started this war. You are the one who need this war, because then you can blame war for the economic crisis, for all what really started the war. Ukraine is in bloodshed now, thanks to you.
But Ukrainian people are against the war. Ukrainians don’t want the war.
But we want peace.


Please, let’s unite.

Let’s protest against this war. Let us be heard, just like during the Vietnam War.

How long will you be bombing us? How long will you be shooting at us?
How long?
We are being bombed for months.
Please stop this! I cannot believe that you don’t have any kindness in you.
Are you not human?
What are you doing? Shooting, bombing on us?