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Long Live the Resisting Palestinian Masses! Down with the Criminal Israeli Regime!
The creation of the State of Israel as a result of the Balfour Declaration in the wake of World War II was directly supported by the British imperialism and marked the beginning of the Palestinian masses’ tragedy. Israeli occupiers have seized Palestinian territories over the past six decades. The crimes against the people of Palestine and the killings of Palestinians in the hands of the Zionist regime that has the unconditional support of imperialists, including the US imperialism, have continued incessantly. Palestinian areas have been reduced to rubble under the Israeli airstrikes, and thousands of women and children have lost their lives. Israeli soldiers have brutally suppressed protests and opposition and have used all sorts of force against Palestinians.
It has been over six years now that the Israeli military has imposed brutal economic blockade against the Gaza Strip, a blockade that has resulted in the slow death of thousands of residents of the strip. Nearly a million and a half people are faced with the shortage of food, fuel, medicine and other basic necessities. This economic blockade by the savage Israeli regime displays the inhumane nature of a regime that enjoys the direct US support. This regime cannot survive and act as a regional gendarme of the US imperialism a single day without the US financial, political and military support.
Israel carries out its airstrikes on Gaza residential areas under the name of “uprooting” Hamas and “terrorism,” and takes the lives of toiling Palestinian women and children whose aspiration is to live in an independent Palestine without war, bloodshed and terrorism. The pictures of mutilated bodies of Palestinian children and women killed in Israeli airstrikes and artillery shelling have only increased the anger and disgust of all freedom-loving people across the world against the Israeli regime. In addition to these heinous crimes, the brutal Israeli regime has alerted over 75,000 of its troops to “teach Hamas its lesson.” Meanwhile, Hamas has only agitated the criminal Israeli government by firing rockets into residential areas in Israel.
As long as the criminal Israeli regime acts as running dog to protect the US interests in the region, and maintains its inhumane racist policies Palestinians will live in the present miseries and will never live in peace and prosperity. At the same time, Arab countries are indifferent to the crimes that are committed against Palestinians, and only act as the US and other imperialist countries’ protégé.
Afghanistan Revolutionary Organization (ARO) expresses strong solidarity with the people of Palestine and strongly supports the right and struggle of the Palestinians to living in a free country. ARO also strongly condemns the economic blockade, barbaric airstrikes and oppression of Palestinian resistance by the Israeli regime, and hopes that the struggle of Palestinian people will force the criminal Israeli regime to stop the airstrikes and withdraw its forces occupation from the Gaza strip.
Down with Imperialism!
March on to Socialism!
Solidarity statement - What happens
to you today threatens us tomorrow
Strike is a right to enforce workers’ interests - and we have to fight for it across borders
Dear colleagues, dear families,
with shock we have heard that the Greek police on 20th 7 2012 with brutality attacked you, colleagues on strike in the steel plant of Aspropyrgos. And the new government of Greece has shown its true face, although a lot of people still had hopes in the grand coalition. Our anger runs deep and our thoughts are with you every minute and with your families. Bravely you have fought for 272 days against the dismissal of 120 colleagues and the reduction of your salary. And your decision to continue to fight to increase union power to struggle, to learn from your strike for new challenges - we congratulate you with that. We want you to know we are still at your side in solidarity. During our visit, about a month ago, we have found that also in Switzerland they try to use similar methods to drive the exploitation of the workers to the extremes, for example by extending the working hours with no extra pay. The question of a comprehensive, political and legal right to strike must become an important demand for the international working class. It is our right as a working class, to strike for our rights. They highly praise democracy, only as long as we, inside their ruling system, do not come too close at their profits. What happened to you today threatens us tomorrow. In Spain also the workers, especially the miners, took to the streets in Madrid and threatened the government. Obviously those in power feel threatened, not just the company Elliniki Halyvourgia. The fighting in Spain and Greece have much in common, and the combatants learn from each other, keep up to date of each other’s situation. To prevent your courageous struggle of becoming an example, your workplace was attacked brutally. The rulers in Europe and in the world put a harder line against us workers. We are confident that this police operation was conducted with the approval of EU.
Switzerland paid in January 2012 683 million to the IMF, money which serves to uphold the capitalist financial markets. It is used to enforce the ruling interests. Money that was previously extracted from the Swiss working class, by ever sharper exploitation. As long as there is capitalism there will be a world economic and financial crises.
We need a world in which it no longer will be possible for international banks and corporations to call the shots. Only through common solidarity action of the working people, against any nationalist division, can we fight our common enemy, the imperialist world system, and struggle for a society without exploitation and oppression of the working people - genuine socialism.
We wish you much strength and stamina
Only in an international struggle, can working people defeat the rulers!
Workers of the world unite!
With revolutionary greetings and in solidarity
Your MLGS-Marxist-Leninist group Switzerland
Alle mit den Halivourgia-Arbeitern!
Der arbeiterfeindliche, undemokratische und verfassungswidrige Akt der Dreier-Regierungskoalition, Sondereinheiten der Polizei gegen die Stahlarbeiter einzusetzen, ist eine Herausforderung an die gesamte Arbeiterklasse und die Arbeiter.
Die Regierungsparteien ND, Pasok und die Dimap glaubten, nach 265 Tagen Streik den Widerstand der Stahlarbeiter brechen zu können und einen rachsüchtigen Sieg der Unternehmer zu erringen. Sie wollten die Moral der Streikenden brechen, die Moral der Arbeiter, die kämpfen, die Moral des ganzen griechischen Volkes, das Widerstand gegen die schwarze Front der Regierungsparteien leistet.
Doch in diesem Fall täuschen sie sich. Das Klima der vollen Unterstützung des Streiks der Stahlarbeiter erfüllt ganz Griechenland. Die Arbeiterklasse, die Arbeiter, das ganze griechische Volk stehen an der Seite der Stahlarbeiter - wie in den letzten neun Monaten.
Die Herzen und Hirne von uns Allen sind in Aspropirgos. Es ist unser Kampf. Gestern waren es die Madrider und die Bergarbeiter in Spanien. Heute sind wir es. Alle vereint. Alle zum Tor des Stahlwerkes. Heute ab 17:30 Uhr - Versammlung in Aspropirgos und Marsch zu Stahlwerk - und bis zum Sieg!
It’s the time for a counter-attack!…
We woke up to a day of a custody rush targeting KESK. This time those who are filled in to the “bag of KCK” have been the trade unionists of KESK. Sixty five people including the chairman Lami Özgen have been taken to custody. It is said that there were seventy one names on the list.
One other common factor of the people taken to custody is that their being Kurds.
The fascist state terror intending to smash the dynamics of organised social opposition is primarily and specially aiming at hitting powers related to Kurdish question. In its background lies the fact that Kurdish people’s resistance constitutes the most effective and militant democratic power in today’s Turkey. They fear to death of the meeting of this dynamic with other social opposition powers and dynamics in Turkey with working class and labour movement being in the first place.
This is an aggression that is meant to clear the way of strategic policies that open an unrestricted area for the brutal exploitation of capital without having to stumble over even a minor oppositional blockade. Today who can claim that the strike of May 23rd and the resistance against the reactionary “4+4+4 law” are not responsible for KESK to be placed at the centre of the targetboard?
The growth of the libertine of capitalists is a process possible only if the poverty of workers and labourers deepen. This process may run only if everything is smooth. It is so because the depression of the imperialist capitalist world system and the results created by it get deeper. Turkey is facing the threat to be Greece more and more. They try to block a social turmoil created by a quake and to narrow its limits as much as they can.
Therefore, these operations are the result of their aggression to cast the society to a new mould as well. Those who resist, those who defend their rights, those who demand to expand their rights are placed at the keen end of the attack. Filling the prisons with hundreds of students, with thousands of Kurdish politicians, with tens of journalists and trade unionists has a reason. This is an open state terror to intimidate the society.
On the other hand, Turkey who undertakes an active role in realising the war scenarios through grabbing Syria by the throat is under the pressure of the hysteria of becoming an actor that affects the balances by leaping up to a regional power level. In so doing Turkey is trying to be the leader of “Sunni crescent” compatible with of US imperialism and the strategic interests of Israel in Middle East. However, at this moment Turkey is experiencing the doziness and the pressure of the response it has received to its being more royalist than the king himself, by an anticraft whose coverage is two and a half kilometres. In this respect it is in need of diverting the attention of public to other directions.
The collaborator Turkish bourgeoisie is pushing up the level of aggression in and out every day. In fact, these dynamics are breeding and feeding each other.
Confronting this furious aggression and unrestrained conduct, it is a must to go beyond the defence reflex.
On this basis, it is an obligation to organise a united and massive counter-attack from the front in all forms and means.
To the streets, to action, to call to account!…
More Openness After 22nd July?
System critic imprisoned because the Prime Minister came to Bergen, Norway.
The sun was shining in Bergen (Norway’s 2nd largest city) on 1st May.
Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg was about to come to Bergen and the city
was to be cleaned so that Mr. Stoltenberg was not to be confronted with
Thus the police looked out the Serve the People spokesperson in Bergen,
Roger Solsvik, to order him to leave the city for 24 hours. Here the Prime
Minister was to hold his 1st May speech.
Solsvik of course refused to follow the police’s orders. Then he was
dragged against his will by two policemen across the main square, thrown
into a police car and sent in prison where he had to spend almost four
This is unlawful detention. The police has no reason for removing Solsvik.
The only real reason for him to be neutralized is that he represents the
only really system critical organisation in Norway, Serve the People.
When other regimes remove such people from the street, the Norwegian
medias rightfully criticizes this. We mean that it is just as bad when
exactly the same thing happens in Norway.
However, police abuse did not stop Serve the People as the only
organisation pointed at the big, ugly and bad smelling elephant present,
but which none of the speakers would attack - the Norwegian imperialist
bloody adventures in Libya and Afghanistan.
Serve the People, 2nd May 2012
UNION BICENTENARIADELOS PUEBLOS CAPITULO CHILENO
Santiago de Chile 23 de Junio 2012
Un verdadero Golpe de Estado se ha perpetrado en el corazón de nuestra América Latina. La voluntad popular, expresada democráticamente en las urnas, ha sido violada en Paraguay.
Argumentando mal desempeño de sus funciones la oligarquía, los poderes fácticos y las cúpulas políticas atrincheradas en el Congreso del Paraguay realizaron un “Juicio Político” relámpago contra el Presidente Fernando Lugo, elegido por el voto popular, en una operación arbitraria y tendenciosa amparada en una dudosa aplicación de las atribuciones que le concede la Constitución.
Un Partido Colorado, despojado de los privilegios que mantuvo por más de 60 años con la llegada de Fernando Lugo al poder, los propietarios afectados por las medidas de redistribución de tierras y la clase política desplazada por el empoderamiento de las organizaciones sociales y por la irrupción de una juventud comprometida con cambios profundos, se confabularon para frenar los avances del proceso encabezado por el Presidente constitucional.
Los efectos de esta medida contra la democracia, con la que el Congreso se arroga el derecho a desconocer la voluntad electoral del pueblo paraguayo, se empiezan a ver de inmediato en la violenta represión que la policía antidisturbios desplegó contra las manifestaciones de repudio al Congreso golpista.
Aceptar que se imponga la felonía de las cúpulas partidistas aliadas con el gran empresariado y la oligarquía terrateniente en el Paraguay, es abrir las puertas al golpismo desenfrenado en nuestras tierras contra los procesos independentistas y defensores de los intereses de las grandes mayorías.
Esta es una maniobra semejante a las intentonas perpetradas contra los gobiernos de la República Bolivariana de Venezuela, el Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia, Ecuador y México, cuyos pueblos supieron detener y revertir a pesar de toda la presión económica, militar-policial y diplomática desplegada por el imperialismo norteamericano y sus lacayos oligárquicos enquistados en nuestras sociedades.
Para que los pueblos de América Latina y el Caribe puedan desarrollarse en paz, con soberanía e independencia, deben desterrarse todas las prácticas golpistas, como la que se impuso al pueblo Hondureño por el uso de la fuerza militar, o ésta que se muestra con antifaz constitucional, pero que esconde los intereses más reaccionarios y voraces de las clases dominantes.
La Unión Bicentenaria de los Pueblos - Capítulo chileno, llama a los pueblos de Latinoamérica y el Caribe, a los gobiernos democráticos del Continente y a las naciones del mundo a desconocer la legitimidad de un nuevo gobierno surgido de esta confabulación antidemocrática con el fin de restituir al Presidente Lugo a la Presidencia de Paraguay.
Directiva de la Unión Bicentenaria de los Pueblos Capitulo Chileno:
- Juan Cuevas Cerda, Dirigente Nacional del Movimiento Al Socialismo “MAS-CHILE” y coordinador general de la UBP C/Ch.
- Eduardo Artés, Primer Secretario del Partido Comunista Chileno (Acción Proletaria) P.C.(A.P).
- Darío Salas Secretario General, Partido Izquierda Cristiana de Chile.
- Héctor Cataldo, Presidente Asociación de Ex Presos Políticos y ex Prisioneros de Guerra de Valparaíso.
- Fabián Alvarado, Presidente Red ecológica de Chile.
- Roberto Muñoz, Movimiento Patriótico Manuel Rodríguez “MPMR”.
- Patricio Munita, Dirigente Nacional Federación de Trabajadores Bancarios.
- Álvaro Escobar Antoine, Presidente Federación Nacional de Asociados de Funcionarios de Superintendencias.
- Gonzalo Taborga, Presidente de la Comisión Chilena de DD.HH.
- Víctor Paiba, Comité de Refugiados Peruanos en Chile.
- Juan Carlos Sandoval, Presidente SITAGRANS SUBUSCHILE.
- Esteban Ramírez Lazo, Red Alborada de los Pueblos.
UNION BICENTENARIADELOS PUEBLOS CAPITULO CHILENO