Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Indigenous Leaders make the call - Mass Resistance against Trump's orders to revive the Oil Pipleine



Democracy and Class Struggle says the Time for Resistance has arrived.

Time for people in United States and worldwide to make their opposition known to to Dakota Access Pipeline.


History has put Standing Rock on the Agenda - do not let the Dakota Sioux down - time to make history





WHAT DOES THE EXECUTIVE ORDER ON THE DAKOTA ACCESS PIPELINE MEAN 

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USA: The legal-left and other toothless dogs:



Democracy and Class Struggle say Red Salute to New Communist Movement in the United States

 January 24, 2017

The pig collaborators clutched their pearls days before the first big demo of the new year. They sent their most palatable representatives to seek a parlay with us wanting some kind of “assurance” that we were not planning to “wig out,” which we assume means riot.

This is all due to the fact that so-called “One Resistance” is a misnamed coalition of pig apologists, collaborators, and NGO poverty pimps who seek to prance around harmlessly squarely within the confines of Trump’s law and order, ruffling no feathers and having all permits in order while inviting none other than the racist murdering pigs and the state trooper brownshirts who have been violently attacking antifascist organizers for months.

The legal “left” seeks such collaboration and reassurances first because they hate and fear the masses.

They fear the righteous anger and the rebellion of the masses and as a result have no other army to protect them except the one which already represents their class interests: the police.

The legal-left is so deep in the mire of reformism and electoral cretinism that they have long ago lost any semblance of revolutionary vigor.

They would pass us off as confused and angry youths, but the truth is quite the opposite.

In fact, it is our understanding and application of revolutionary science that guards us against their type of capitulation as well as their conciliatory approach toward the state and other class enemies.

We are not confused. When we fight, we fight for communism, and all our constructive and destructive activity is geared toward building our party, which will wage a protracted people’s war, establishing socialism and continuing the revolution under the rule of the working class.

Some of the worst legal-left organizations have a long track record of being paid by the police, and we have already argued in other places that groups like Austin Justice Coalition should not be worked with.

Yet there are still some “socialist” organizations who continue to sit with them and prop up their sham “resistance.” What does resistance even mean to these cretins?

To us, resistance means rebellion. 

Put simply, resistance means putting a stop to anything and everything that harms our class. It means fighting tooth and nail to build the structures to defend ourselves and make war against this system. Resistance does not mean respectability politics and calmly tailing behind trade unions who endorse Democrats while running useless candidates.

Resistance cannot mean working within the system, and it certainly does not mean calling yourself a “socialist” out of fear of what it means to live up to the title of communist.

Communists are rebels, and we resist. We resist anything to do with this toxic, abusive, and profoundly sick system, and we aim to kill it.

We mince no words about this and discourage anyone from swallowing the sugar pills of the legal-left, who have gotten so soft soaking in the system that one is hard pressed to even tell the difference between them and the rest of the filth.

We participated in and supported the call for a united antifascist bloc. 

This bloc was formed principally for self-defense, not only against the police but also against the liberals and their legal-left vultures and any other enemy of the people.

 At previous demos after Trump defeated the war criminal Clinton, our comrades were attacked by the state and fascists and have been snitched on (framed, actually) by liberals, who materially serve as the front line of defense for fascists and as an intelligence network for the pigs.

Our bloc offered us strength in numbers while preventing liberals and their legal-left representatives from ideologically or physically dividing us or watering down our message.

Maoism gives us the weapons that will crush the enemy beneath the boots of the masses. It lights the way and exposes the opportunists and sellouts who have outlived themselves. It provides us with three indispensible weapons that all Maoist organizations, regardless of their size, are working to build and establish.

The first and most important among these is the Maoist party—Red Guards Austin’s reason for existence is to build this party with other Maoists in the US.

The party-building organization becomes the most crucial weapon for a Maoist because all other work stems from the success of the party building effort.

Without a party there will be no revolution.

The party is the organized expression of the working class; it is the leader in everything.

The second most important indispensable  weapon is the people’s army, which is commanded exclusively by the Maoist communist party and exists in nuclei in the form of partisan squads and people’s self-defense units. As the party-building efforts mount and crystalize through struggles and two-line struggles internal to ourselves, we will continue to militarize and build an army around our party that will be focused on people and not technology or weaponry—people’s soldiers who will arm themselves by capturing weapons from the enemy in the proletarian method of building armed forces.

We reiterate the universal truth of Maoism by repeating these words from Mao: “Without a people’s army, the people have nothing.” For us, inch by inch the party and the people’s army even in their embryonic states are inseparable, they grow together and live and die together.

The third indispensable weapon is the united front, and in our case this means a united front between all friends of the people who are naturally enemies of rising fascism. Our united front is composed principally of the organizations of the masses and revolutionary mass organizations, oppressed-nations organizations, and the broad masses of the people themselves.

These three weapons must be cultivated at all stages of building and must not be ignored or neglected. To do so would be to neglect the needs of the people and fail to serve and defend them wholeheartedly.

So what is different about the antifascist bloc we took part in and helped to lead? For starters, it correctly identifies who our friends are and who our enemies are by safeguarding against the police and exposing rising fascism as the number one threat posed by this presidency. Secondly, it is a structure that allows for a diversity of tactics without compromising on self-defense.

In the past the enemy and enemy agents have been able to isolate comrades and seriously injure or arrest them. The antifascist bloc at J-20 was a nascent form of a more disciplined bloc that can move as a unit and coordinate defensive moves—or attacks, for that matter.

We learn by doing, and this action provided us with a practical basis for more disciplined militant actions to come. Thirdly, to be antifascist means abandoning fascist notions of ideal workers. This means we understand our class with nuance, that within our class is multiple overlapping oppressions rooted in class based oppression and exploitation some workers face a compounded set of oppressions.

We are all-inclusive so that all can contribute to the best of their ability for the people and the revolution. Unlike the legal-left, which fails to keep pace, stick together, or provide spaces for those with mobility impairments, we march to include all of our comrades, who are well fit to smash a fascist from their wheelchairs if need be.

This too is a vital part of serving the actual needs of the people where the legal-left fail and show their true colors as ideological agents of the existing state by reproducing elitism and ignorance obscuring the matter.

People are disabled by capitalism, and the socialist system which we are prepared to die for is one that does not disable people and does not exclude anyone from social activity, which must be mainly understood as rebellion.

While liberals and the legal-left will of course hide behind their hollow claims of fighting for disabled people, the reality is that time and again, it is they who help perpetuate not only disability but the discriminatory ideology that underpins it.

Furthermore, and crucially, the methods the liberals and the legal-left cling to are completely unable to create the kind of society where all give according to ability and receive according to need. This is a society that can be won only through class struggle and the dictatorship of the proletariat. This society, communism, can come about only through a revolutionary socialist epoch to remold and transform society.

Finally, we must also state that it was not well-meaning liberals who defeated the Nazis and their fascist hordes—it was Communists!

It was Stalin’s Red Army that closed and liberated the death camps in Poland. It was not love that trumped hate—it was guns wielded and commanded by Communists.

Ideologically, we condemn nonviolence as counterrevolutionary trash which is in direct service to the ruling class.

 Antifascism means preparing to use and master revolutionary violence. It means organizing in a far-seeing way, beyond demos and antifa response work, beyond even armed community self-defense into people’s war.

This first big demo of the new year shows us two paths: on one hand, the liberal and legal-left road to nowhere, which sits squarely inside the system and lacks the vision of anything else, and on the other hand the road of rebellion, of actual resistance, of finally taking off the shackles of this system and standing up against it—of not working within it but killing it from the outside.

We are small right now, but we are growing and will continue to grow.

Because we tirelessly stand for the working class and never abandon its worldview, and because we insist on analyzing all questions using revolutionary science, communists are both far-sighted and perceptive of the internal motion of things.

This is why we make the best analysis and pose the greatest threat to the capitalist system. We chart our own path and build our own forces, and we can develop and sharpen our own weapons as well as capturing them from the enemy. We do not fear the people but embolden them, politicize and train them to form militias and then an army. We know the people do not fear us either, because we speak with them constantly.

What about the pigs themselves? They kept a distance, and we feel this is due in part to the success of the antifascist bloc. Several of the crowd’s chants struck a nerve with the pigs, and in spite of their anger they found it impossible to single out leaders this time.

The pigs even went so far as to suggest that they protect us “commies,” a claim that is laughable, since it is they who pepper-spray, beat, and arrest us and in one case attempted to kill one of us.

The march itself, on our end, was a success: we protected each other, drew necessary lines of demarcation, and gave a clear antifascist message.

We concluded the night with flaming American flags and a burning effigy of Donald Trump in piƱata form to chants of “Love doesn’t trump hate—punch a Nazi in the face!”, “Fuck Trump, fuck Pence—organize for self-defense!”, and “One solution: revolution!”

We will never give assurance to the legal-left. 

We are not accountable to toothless dogs than cannot bite even when cornered by fascists. We are accountable only to the people. It is right to rebel, to increase the pressure, and to turn rebellion into real resistance and to convert resistance into revolution—armed struggle, people’s war!

Down with all traitors to the people!

Delay means death! 

Organize against fascism!

– Red Guards Austin, January 2017


SOURCE: Source : https://redguardsaustin.wordpress.com/2017/01/23/the-legal-left-and-other-toothless-dogs-a-j-20-report/

Monday, January 23, 2017

USA: Standing Rock has a Missile Launcher - Is this part of preparation for imminent attack on Standing Rock Protesters









Naxalites








Brothers and sisters of the soul unite
We are one indivisible and strong
They may try to break us but they dare not under estimate us
They know our memories are long
A mass of sleeping villages
That's how they're pitching it
At least that's what they try to pretend
But check out our history
So rich and revolutionary

A prophecy that we will rise again
Again and again until the land is ours
Again and again until we have taken the power
Again and again until the land is ours
Again and again until we have taken the power

Deep in the forest
High up in the mountains
To the future we will take an oath
Like springing tigers we encircle the cities
Our home is the undergrowth
Because I am just a naxalite warrior
Fighting for survival and equality
Police man beating up me, my brother and my father
My mother crying can't believe this reality

Again and again until the land is ours
Again and again until we have taken the power
Again and again until the land is ours
Again and again until we have taken the power

Jump into the future dub zone
Roots rockers

And we have taken the power
And the land is ours
And we have taken the power
And the land is ours
And we have taken the power
And the land is ours
And we have taken the power
And the land is ours

Because I am just a naxalite warrior
Fighting for survival and equality
Police man beating up me, my brother and my father
My mother crying can't believe this reality

Iron like a Lion from Zion
This one going all the youth, man and woman
Orginal Master D upon the microphone stand
Cater for no skeptical man- me no give a damn
'Cos me a naxalite warrior

Long Live Palestine by Lowkey




Democracy and Class Struggle says 2017 will be Palestine's Year when Netanyahu and Trump will find no hiding place - when the corrupt duo will self destruct and reason return to the Middle East.




Trump invites Netanyahu to Washington - US Embassy Move to Jerusalem - Appeasement to Trump from Russia and China ?



Democracy and Class Struggle says the proposed moving of the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem will create a tidal wave of reaction against Trump in the world.

Where is Russia ? Where is China ? some unified response to this provocative action is what is needed - it is in their self interest to speak out - or do they want to be picked off one by one by Trump.

The calculus in Trump's Washington says Russia and China will not make a big fuss because they are interested in cultivating Trump and not quickly going into conflict mode.

This is appeasement of the worst kind - Trump understands one thing strength and the fist. 



Sunday, January 22, 2017

Conversation with Henry Kissinger at Davos - Listen to the Silences - US Imperialist continuity under Trump not rupture



Democracy and Class Struggle listens very carefully to Kissinger because he is instrumental in creating the framework for Trump's Foreign Policy.

Democracy and Class Struggle see Kissinger  forming the continuity of US Imperialist Foreign Policy from Obama to Trump and not a radical rupture - which it is falsely presented as being.

The anti Iran position of Kissinger is not explicit in this interview - it is a silence that needs to be read.

The bringing of Russia into the new world order alongside European Union is conditional on Russia supporting anti Iranian actions and also turning the EU anti Iranian or breaking it up.

The Question of China sees the extension of the Asian Pivot policy to stage two with the questioning one China policy and the militarization of Japan - again continuity not rupture from Obama policy.

The paradoxical role of Xi Jingping as the saviour of "global" capitalism is in contradiction to the more national capitalist views expressed by Trump.

This role of China was anticipated by Minqi Li in his book The Rise of China and the Demise of the Capitalist World-Economy

Kissinger is capable of integrating the two views in his head but integrating them in reality is an altogether different task.

The material contradictions between China and USA are serious and are rooted in reality of different strategic objectives particularly in Asia Pacific and are the type of antagonistic contradictions that can lead to military conflict.

Soft neo Confucian options from China are over - if China wants to avoid the humiliations that a Trump Presidency has in store for China.

We recommend you listen to this Kissinger interview and listen for the silences - this is US Imperialism in a new phase of decline fighting to retain hegemony with all the duplicity it can muster and hence more dangerous than ever.






Dmitry Medvedev joins the rational realists on US lifting sanctions on Russia



Democracy and Class Struggle found the celebrations of Trump's victory in Moscow obscene - it was a sign that the Trump deception was working on the Russian and not only the American People.

While the deception of Trump still remains - he just signed off a new generation of advanced missiles he says to protect us from North Korea and Iran - give us  break - its Russia and China that are the targets of new missile system..

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said.

“It’s time to discard the illusions that any sanctions imposed on our country would be lifted. Obviously, they are there to stay for a long time. And don’t lay your hopes on someone else’s elections,” 

Medvedev said Sunday, in a speech addressing a United Russia party meeting in Moscow.

See Also:

http://democracyandclasstruggle.blogspot.co.uk/2017/01/russian-euphoria-about-trump.html

http://democracyandclasstruggle.blogspot.co.uk/2017/01/trump-announces-development-of-new.html

Trump and Netanyahu talk Jerusalem and Syria and Iran


Democracy and Class Struggle says the corrupt duo are gathering the storm clouds for Spring Thunder.


Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he will hold a telephone conversation with US President Donald Trump, their first talks since the billionaire businessman’s inauguration, to discuss three major issues.

Speaking at the beginning of a cabinet meeting on Sunday, Netanyahu said he intended to discuss the Palestinian issue, the situation in Syria and the alleged Iranian threat with Trump later in the day.

Trump has vowed to strongly support Israel and promised, during his presidential campaign rallies, to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to East Jerusalem al-Quds and also to recognize Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel's capital.

The Israeli premier said in December that Trump would be a good friend to Tel Aviv, adding, “I know Donald Trump…And I think his attitude, his support for Israel is clear."

Israelis have welcomed Trump's election and expressed hope it would allow them to move forward with their goal of annexing most of the occupied West Bank.

Israel continues settlement building with US support

In an initial step, Israeli regime officials on Sunday approved the construction of 566 new Israeli settler units in East Jerusalem al-Quds, despite international calls to end the unlawful practice.

The new approvals came despite a United Nations Security Council’s Resolution 2334, passed on December 23, 2016, condemning all Israeli settlement construction on occupied Palestinian territories.

The landmark resolution called Israeli settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem al-Quds a “flagrant violation of international law” and demanded that Israel stop all such construction.

Over half a million Israelis live in more than 230 illegal settlements built in the occupied Palestinian territories, including East Jerusalem al-Quds since 1967. 

The presence and continued expansion of Israeli settlements in occupied Palestine has created a major obstacle to efforts to establish peace in the Middle East.

Netanyahu's govt. stands accused of abetting Syrian terrorists

Meanwhile, Netanyahu’s remarks about discussing the issue of Syria with the new American president come at a time that Syria has repeatedly announced that Tel Aviv and its Western and regional allies are aiding and abetting Takfiri militant groups operating inside the Arab country's legitimate government.

The Israeli regime has even set up field hospitals in the occupied Golan Heights to treat wounded Syrian militants.

Although Israeli officials refrain from announcing the exact number of terrorists who received treatment in Israeli hospitals, Israel’s Channel 2 reported in March 2016 that the wounded militants were transferred quietly and that the number of them had reached 2,100 since 2011.

The Syrian army has repeatedly seized huge quantities of Israeli-made weapons and advanced military equipment from the foreign-backed militants inside Syria.

Israeli lawmaker, Akram Hasoon, posted a status on his Facebook page on September 11, 2016, claiming that Jabhat Fateh al-Sham was bombing the Syrian village of Khadr through direct support of minister of military affairs, Avigdor Lieberman.

Hasoon added that the village of Khadr had been target of persistent bombardments by Jabhat Fateh al-Sham militants.

“We have gotten information from all fronts and from people who are responsible within the village that the Nusra Front is operating with unprecedented support from Israel, because the organization’s fighters are advancing in those places where the Israel … had previously bombed Syrian positions and the organization is holding those positions, in addition to the logistical and medical assistance it’s getting from Israel” he said.

Bibi continues effort to scuttle JCPOA under Trump

Elsewhere in his comments, Netanyahu strongly opposed the 2015 nuclear agreement between Iran and the P5+1 group of countries, including the United States.

The premier said stopping what he described as the “Iranian threat” and overturning the nuclear deal continues to be a key objective of Israel.

During his presidential campaign, Trump had promised to annul the deal which he referred to as a "disaster" and "the worst deal ever negotiated."

Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council – the United States, France, Britain, China and Russia – plus Germany reached the nuclear agreement, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), in July 2015 and started to implement it on January 16, 2016.

Under the JCPOA, Iran undertook to put limitations on its nuclear program in exchange for the removal of nuclear-related bans imposed against Tehran.

Israeli intelligence officials on Friday warned Netanyahu against pushing Trump to tear up the JCPOA.

“There is concern that revoking the pact would cause a chasm between Washington and the other signatories, most importantly Moscow and Beijing,” the Israeli daily Haaretz quoted the officials as saying.

The United States is Israel's most important ally and provides it with more than three billion dollars per year in military aid


SOURCE: http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2017/01/22/507288/Israel-US-Iran-Syria-Benjamin-Netanyahu-Donald-Trump-settlement-JCPOAbbbb

China US relations the Dark Cloud of 2017




Democracy and Class Struggle see the China talk in the video above of positive balance in US China relations is idealist neo Confucian nonsense.

If you want a materialist realist analysis of US China relations you are more likely to find it in People's Liberation Daily and the Chinese military-  not in this wet dry diplomacy above which is quite frankly nonsense.

There are real material contradictions between Chinese bourgeoisie and US bourgeoisie and they have been apparent since 2011 since Obama's speech on the Asian Pivot - this contractions cannot be contained any more.

Trump is even talking about meeting the Dalai Lama - it is not just Taiwan -- or even North Korea - the Chinese bourgeoisie have never been good at protecting China's National interests - it is time for a real Marxist Leninist Maoist communist movement to come forward in China and to demonstrate its militancy at the forthcoming 19th Party Conference in October 2017.

You do not show neo Confucian weakness to Trump but strength the only thing Trump respects - the American People know that - so should the Chinese.