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    lenin86 reacted to Lugh Ildánach in New Communist Party of Ireland Marxist-Leninist?   
    Same could be said of other small communist parties in Ireland   Certainly worth finding out who this is, there's too few communists about for us to be shunning and ridiculing each other.
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    lenin86 reacted to Fodla32 in Vietnam Army General Giap dies at 102   
    Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam ró-dhílis. General Giap was a true hero and an inspiration to all the world's youth. He will be sadly missed.
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    lenin86 got a reaction from Fodla32 in Che's rebel spirit rears its head again   
    Che's rebel spirit rears its head again
    GORDON DEEGAN – 13 SEPTEMBER 2013
    THE rebel spirit of Che Guevara lives on in Kilkee – where locals have painted fresh images of the Cuban revolutionary, following a council move to scrub out an existing mural.The appearance of two murals of the historic figure follows Clare County Council's removal of a large mural ofChe Guevara on the Alley Walls last week. The appearance of the two new murals – one of the side of the Marine Hotel – comes ahead of the third annual Che do Bheatha festival celebrating Che Guevara's visit to Kilkee in 1961.
    Local businessman and founding member of the Kilkee Chamber of Commerce, John Williams, described it as "a spontaneous reaction by local people to the high-handed way in which the council removed the mural".
    The council removed the mural last week, saying it contravened Local Government legislation and was deemed graffiti.
    http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/ches-rebel-spirit-rears-its-head-again-29575809.html
     
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    lenin86 got a reaction from Fodla32 in Salvador Allende   
    September 11th marks an important event in history. On that date in 1973 the revolutionary government in Chile that was democratically elected by the people was overthrown by a fascist coup that was back and sponsored by U.S imperialism. And the Chileans people's leader that was democratically elected president Salvador Allende was killed. As president he put in place policy's of nationalization and collectivization. The Chilean ruling class wasn't happy with Allende's socialization. So on September 11th 1973. the revolutionary government was overthrown and a fascist dictatorship was set up, at the head of fascist dictatorship was General Augusto Pinochet.

    Here is a speech made by Salvador Allende, it was is first speech in the Chilean parliament after his election.

    https://www.marxists.org/archive/allende/1970/september/20.htm
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    lenin86 reacted to Fodla32 in New Peoples Army \ Communist Party of the Philippines   
    Beautiful People
     

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    lenin86 got a reaction from nico in Mao Tse Tung   
    Chairman Mao died this day, the 9th of September 1976. Mao was a true revolutionary and hero of the worker's of the world. His theory's contributed a lot to Marxism. 
     
     
    "The son of a peasant farmer, Mao Tse-tung was born in the village of Shao Shan, Hunan province in China. At age 27, Mao attended the First Congress of the Chinese Communist Party in Shanghai, in July 1921. Two years later he was elected to the Central Committee of the party at the Third Congress.
    From 1931 to 1934, Mao helped established the Chinese Soviet Republic in SE China, and was elected as the chairman.
    Starting in October 1934, "The Long March" began – a retreat from the SE to NW China. In 1937, Japan opened a full war of aggression against China, which gave the Chinese Communist Party cause to unite with the nationalist forces of the Kuomintang. After defeating the Japanese, in an ensuing civil war the Communists defeated the Kuomintang, and established the People’s Republic of China, in October 1949.
    Mao served as Chairman of the Chinese People’s Republic until after the failure of the Great Leap Forward, in 1959. Still chariman of the Communist Party, in May 1966 Mao initiated the Cultural Revolution with a directive denouncing "people like Khrushchev nestling beside us." In August 1966, Mao wrote a big poster entitled "Bombard the Headquarters."
    Served as Party chairman until his death in 1976."
     
    https://www.marxists.org/glossary/people/m/a.htm#mao-tse-tung
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    lenin86 reacted to Lugh Ildánach in Quisling Gilmore to dishonour 1916 Martyrs   
    Rather than have one at a separate time and place, I think Republicans should seriously organise together to re-capture the state events from these traitors.  Aim to disrupt their commemorations with our own.  Let them batter us off the streets if that's what it takes, it would show that nothing has changed!  Same should have happened for the 1913 commemorations being held by the treacherous Union leadership and the state.
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    lenin86 reacted to nico in Quisling Gilmore to dishonour 1916 Martyrs   
    Expect nothing more from a quisling, working class traitor, like this!

    "In a speech to be given to the British Irish Association in Cambridge this evening Mr Gilmore will detail how representatives of the Royal Family, the British Government and Unionism are to be invited to attend ceremonies marking the centenary of the Easter Rising in 2016."

    http://www.rte.ie/news/2013/0907/472...ore-ni-speech/

    This is why a joint independent republican commemoration is needed, we have three years in the planning to make this an historical event to be remembered.
     
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    lenin86 reacted to Fodla32 in Revisionism at the GPO   
    Some years ago, the statue of Cú Chulainn in the GPO was moved from the floor of the lobby to one of the front windows. At the time, many people complained about this decision. For myself, I remember, as a boy, going into the GPO and standing in silence before the statue, remembering our Patriot Martyrs. It was a privilege to touch the foot of Cú Chulainn - so many thousands had done so, that this part of the statue was always shining bronze. This tactile contact was taken from us, when the statue was moved into the window. It was, of course, a time of vicious Revisionism, where all the icons of the Irish nation were being smashed and slandered. Taking this iconic statue away from the Irish people was part of that vicious campaign. However, the powers that be assured us that, in reality, despite how we might feel, moving the statue to the window was putting in a place of honour - where more people could see it. We always know that was a bullshít Revisionist lie.

    And now, we see how right we were. In the next window to the statue of Cú Chulainn, sculpted to honour our National Heroes and Martyrs, we now see the spectacle of a fake Statue of Liberty holding a fake American Express Card.

    This is what becomes of allowing our country to be mis-ruled by rats.
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    lenin86 reacted to nico in Revisionism at the GPO   
    It should be restored back to its rightful place, to mark the spot once again where the command centre of the Volunteers and ICA used to be.
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    lenin86 got a reaction from nico in Today in history September 2, 1969 - Hồ Chí Minh dies.   
    Today in history September 2, 1969 - Hồ Chí Minh dies.


    "Ho Chi Minh, real name Nguyen Tat Thanh (1890-1969), Vietnamese Communist leader and the principal force behind the Vietnamese struggle against French colonial rule. Ho was born on May 19, 1890, in the village of Kimlien, Annam (central Vietnam), the son of an official who had resigned in protest against French domination of his country. Ho attended school in Hue and then briefly taught at a private school in Phan Thiet. In 1911 he was employed as a cook on a French steamship liner and thereafter worked in London and Paris. After World War I, using the pseudonym Nguyen Ai Quoc (Nguyen the Patriot), Ho engaged in radical activities and was in the founding group of the French Communist party. He was summoned to Moscow for training and, in late 1924, he was sent to Canton, China, where he organized a revolutionary movement among Vietnamese exiles. He was forced to leave China when local authorities cracked down on Communist activities, but he returned in 1930 to found the Indochinese Communist party (ICP). He stayed in Hong Kong as representative of the Communist International. In June 1931 Ho was arrested there by British police and remained in prison until his release in 1933. He then made his way back to the Soviet Union, where he reportedly spent several years recovering from tuberculosis. In 1938 he returned to China and served as an adviser with Chinese Communist armed forces. When Japan occupied Vietnam in 1941, he resumed contact with ICP leaders and helped to found a new Communist-dominated independence movement, popularly known as the Vietminh, that fought the Japanese. In August 1945, when Japan surrendered, the Vietminh seized power and proclaimed the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (DRV) in Hanoi. Ho Chi Minh, now known by his final and best-known pseudonym (which means the “Enlightener”), became president. The French were unwilling to grant independence to their colonial subjects, and in late 1946 war broke out. For eight years Vietminh guerrillas fought French troops in the mountains and rice paddies of Vietnam, finally defeating them in the decisive Battle of Dien Bien Phu in 1954. Ho, however, was deprived of his victory. Subsequent negotiations at Geneva divided the country, with only the North assigned to the Vietminh. The DRV, with Ho still president, now devoted its efforts to constructing a Communist society in North Vietnam. In the early 1960s, however, conflict resumed in the South, where Communist-led guerrillas mounted an insurgency against the U.S.-supported regime in Saigon. Ho, now in poor health, was reduced to a largely ceremonial role, while policy was shaped by others. On September 3, 1969, he died in Hanoi of heart failure. In his honor, after the Communist conquest of the South in 1975, Saigon was renamed Ho Chi Minh City. Ho Chi Minh was not only the founder of Vietnamese communism, he was the very soul of the revolution and of Vietnam's struggle for independence. His personal qualities of simplicity, integrity, and determination were widely admired, not only within Vietnam but elsewhere as well." - Marxist.org
     
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    lenin86 got a reaction from nico in Today in history September 2, 1969 - Hồ Chí Minh dies.   
    Today in history September 2, 1969 - Hồ Chí Minh dies.


    "Ho Chi Minh, real name Nguyen Tat Thanh (1890-1969), Vietnamese Communist leader and the principal force behind the Vietnamese struggle against French colonial rule. Ho was born on May 19, 1890, in the village of Kimlien, Annam (central Vietnam), the son of an official who had resigned in protest against French domination of his country. Ho attended school in Hue and then briefly taught at a private school in Phan Thiet. In 1911 he was employed as a cook on a French steamship liner and thereafter worked in London and Paris. After World War I, using the pseudonym Nguyen Ai Quoc (Nguyen the Patriot), Ho engaged in radical activities and was in the founding group of the French Communist party. He was summoned to Moscow for training and, in late 1924, he was sent to Canton, China, where he organized a revolutionary movement among Vietnamese exiles. He was forced to leave China when local authorities cracked down on Communist activities, but he returned in 1930 to found the Indochinese Communist party (ICP). He stayed in Hong Kong as representative of the Communist International. In June 1931 Ho was arrested there by British police and remained in prison until his release in 1933. He then made his way back to the Soviet Union, where he reportedly spent several years recovering from tuberculosis. In 1938 he returned to China and served as an adviser with Chinese Communist armed forces. When Japan occupied Vietnam in 1941, he resumed contact with ICP leaders and helped to found a new Communist-dominated independence movement, popularly known as the Vietminh, that fought the Japanese. In August 1945, when Japan surrendered, the Vietminh seized power and proclaimed the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (DRV) in Hanoi. Ho Chi Minh, now known by his final and best-known pseudonym (which means the “Enlightener”), became president. The French were unwilling to grant independence to their colonial subjects, and in late 1946 war broke out. For eight years Vietminh guerrillas fought French troops in the mountains and rice paddies of Vietnam, finally defeating them in the decisive Battle of Dien Bien Phu in 1954. Ho, however, was deprived of his victory. Subsequent negotiations at Geneva divided the country, with only the North assigned to the Vietminh. The DRV, with Ho still president, now devoted its efforts to constructing a Communist society in North Vietnam. In the early 1960s, however, conflict resumed in the South, where Communist-led guerrillas mounted an insurgency against the U.S.-supported regime in Saigon. Ho, now in poor health, was reduced to a largely ceremonial role, while policy was shaped by others. On September 3, 1969, he died in Hanoi of heart failure. In his honor, after the Communist conquest of the South in 1975, Saigon was renamed Ho Chi Minh City. Ho Chi Minh was not only the founder of Vietnamese communism, he was the very soul of the revolution and of Vietnam's struggle for independence. His personal qualities of simplicity, integrity, and determination were widely admired, not only within Vietnam but elsewhere as well." - Marxist.org
     
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    lenin86 got a reaction from nico in Today in history September 2, 1969 - Hồ Chí Minh dies.   
    Today in history September 2, 1969 - Hồ Chí Minh dies.


    "Ho Chi Minh, real name Nguyen Tat Thanh (1890-1969), Vietnamese Communist leader and the principal force behind the Vietnamese struggle against French colonial rule. Ho was born on May 19, 1890, in the village of Kimlien, Annam (central Vietnam), the son of an official who had resigned in protest against French domination of his country. Ho attended school in Hue and then briefly taught at a private school in Phan Thiet. In 1911 he was employed as a cook on a French steamship liner and thereafter worked in London and Paris. After World War I, using the pseudonym Nguyen Ai Quoc (Nguyen the Patriot), Ho engaged in radical activities and was in the founding group of the French Communist party. He was summoned to Moscow for training and, in late 1924, he was sent to Canton, China, where he organized a revolutionary movement among Vietnamese exiles. He was forced to leave China when local authorities cracked down on Communist activities, but he returned in 1930 to found the Indochinese Communist party (ICP). He stayed in Hong Kong as representative of the Communist International. In June 1931 Ho was arrested there by British police and remained in prison until his release in 1933. He then made his way back to the Soviet Union, where he reportedly spent several years recovering from tuberculosis. In 1938 he returned to China and served as an adviser with Chinese Communist armed forces. When Japan occupied Vietnam in 1941, he resumed contact with ICP leaders and helped to found a new Communist-dominated independence movement, popularly known as the Vietminh, that fought the Japanese. In August 1945, when Japan surrendered, the Vietminh seized power and proclaimed the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (DRV) in Hanoi. Ho Chi Minh, now known by his final and best-known pseudonym (which means the “Enlightener”), became president. The French were unwilling to grant independence to their colonial subjects, and in late 1946 war broke out. For eight years Vietminh guerrillas fought French troops in the mountains and rice paddies of Vietnam, finally defeating them in the decisive Battle of Dien Bien Phu in 1954. Ho, however, was deprived of his victory. Subsequent negotiations at Geneva divided the country, with only the North assigned to the Vietminh. The DRV, with Ho still president, now devoted its efforts to constructing a Communist society in North Vietnam. In the early 1960s, however, conflict resumed in the South, where Communist-led guerrillas mounted an insurgency against the U.S.-supported regime in Saigon. Ho, now in poor health, was reduced to a largely ceremonial role, while policy was shaped by others. On September 3, 1969, he died in Hanoi of heart failure. In his honor, after the Communist conquest of the South in 1975, Saigon was renamed Ho Chi Minh City. Ho Chi Minh was not only the founder of Vietnamese communism, he was the very soul of the revolution and of Vietnam's struggle for independence. His personal qualities of simplicity, integrity, and determination were widely admired, not only within Vietnam but elsewhere as well." - Marxist.org
     
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    lenin86 reacted to Fodla32 in British court convicts Marian Price of public order offences in her absence   
    Guilty of protesting?  A badge of honour.
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    lenin86 reacted to Lugh Ildánach in British court convicts Marian Price of public order offences in her absence   
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-23755561
     
    Republican Marian McGlinchey guilty of protest charges
        Marian McGlinchey was convicted of two charges   Veteran republican Marian McGlinchey has been convicted of two charges arising from a republican protest in Belfast over three years ago.
     
    McGlinchey, 59, also known as Marian Price, was accused of resisting and obstructing police after a white-line protest in the New Lodge area of Belfast on 10 July 2010.
     
    McGlinchey did not attend Belfast Magistrate's Court due to ill health.
    The case was adjourned until 2 September.
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    lenin86 got a reaction from Fodla32 in PFLP condemns US threats and Western aggression against Syria   
    PFLP condemns US threats and Western aggression against Syria 
     
    The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine condemned US and Western threats and aggression against Syria, denouncing these countries’ threats to wage an illegal war and exacerbate the explosive situation in the region. The US is threatening severe harm to the Syrian people and the Arab people, through a lengthy conflict that threatens its future, the sovereignty and unity and its territory, that will benefit no one but warmongers and predators of neocolonialism, domination and occupation in perpetuating the enslavement of the region, its peoples and its wealth.
    The Front rejected the Zionist and imperialist aggression and external intervention in all forms and warned against the crocodile tears of the forces of war and aggression against the Syrian and Arab people, who are doing all they can to prevent a political solution that can save the people and the nation and stop the bloodshed in Syria, The same forces provide their utmost support to the occupation of Palestine and the torture of its people for over a century. The Front warned of the role of the Arab League or some Arab or Muslim states being used by the advocates of war and aggression in an attempt to provide cover for this dirty war.
    The people of the region and their children will be the ones who pay for it, again and again.
    http://pflp.ps/english/2013/08/pflp-condemns-us-threats-and-western-aggression-against-syria/
     
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    lenin86 got a reaction from Fodla32 in Syrian Rebels Used Sarin Nerve Gas, Not Assad’S Regime: U.n. Official   
    Testimony from victims strongly suggests it was the rebels, not the Syrian government, that used Sarin nerve gas during a recent incident in the revolution-wracked nation, a senior U.N. diplomat said Monday. Carla del Ponte, a member of the U.N. Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria, told Swiss TV there were “strong, concrete suspicions but not yet incontrovertible proof,” that rebels seeking to oust Syrian strongman Bashar al-Assad had used the nerve agent.   But she said her panel had not yet seen any evidence of Syrian government forces using chemical weapons, according to the BBC, but she added that more investigation was needed. Damascus has recently facing growing Western accusations that its forces used such weapons, which President Obama has described as crossing a red line. But Ms. del Ponte’s remarks may serve to shift the focus of international concern. Ms. del Ponte, who in 1999 was appointed to head the U.N. war crimes tribunals for Yugoslavia and Rwanda, has sometimes been a controversial figure. She was removed from her Rwanda post by the U.N. Security Council in 2003, but she continued as the chief prosecutor for the Yugoslav tribunal until 2008. Ms. del Ponte, a former Swiss prosecutor and attorney general, told Swiss TV: “Our investigators have been in neighboring countries interviewing victims, doctors and field hospitals. According to their report of last week, which I have seen, there are strong, concrete suspicions but not yet incontrovertible proof of the use of sarin gas, from the way the victims were treated.” She gave no further details, the BBC said. The UN Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria was established in August 2011 to examine alleged violations of human rights in the Syrian conflict which started in March that year.   It is due to issue its next report to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva in June. Rebel Free Syrian Army spokesman Louay Almokdad denied that rebels had use chemical weapons. “In any case, we don’t have the mechanism to launch these kinds of weapons, which would need missiles that can carry chemical warheads, and we in the FSA do not possess these kind of capabilities,” Mr. Almokdad told CNN. “More importantly, we do not aspire to have (chemical weapons) because we view our battle with the regime as a battle for the establishment of a free democratic state. … We want to build a free democratic state that recognizes and abides by all international accords and agreements — and chemical and biological warfare is something forbidden legally and internationally.”  
     
    http://p.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/may/6/syrian-rebels-used-sarin-nerve-gas-not-assads-regi/
     
     
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    lenin86 got a reaction from Fodla32 in Syrian Rebels Used Sarin Nerve Gas, Not Assad’S Regime: U.n. Official   
    Testimony from victims strongly suggests it was the rebels, not the Syrian government, that used Sarin nerve gas during a recent incident in the revolution-wracked nation, a senior U.N. diplomat said Monday. Carla del Ponte, a member of the U.N. Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria, told Swiss TV there were “strong, concrete suspicions but not yet incontrovertible proof,” that rebels seeking to oust Syrian strongman Bashar al-Assad had used the nerve agent.   But she said her panel had not yet seen any evidence of Syrian government forces using chemical weapons, according to the BBC, but she added that more investigation was needed. Damascus has recently facing growing Western accusations that its forces used such weapons, which President Obama has described as crossing a red line. But Ms. del Ponte’s remarks may serve to shift the focus of international concern. Ms. del Ponte, who in 1999 was appointed to head the U.N. war crimes tribunals for Yugoslavia and Rwanda, has sometimes been a controversial figure. She was removed from her Rwanda post by the U.N. Security Council in 2003, but she continued as the chief prosecutor for the Yugoslav tribunal until 2008. Ms. del Ponte, a former Swiss prosecutor and attorney general, told Swiss TV: “Our investigators have been in neighboring countries interviewing victims, doctors and field hospitals. According to their report of last week, which I have seen, there are strong, concrete suspicions but not yet incontrovertible proof of the use of sarin gas, from the way the victims were treated.” She gave no further details, the BBC said. The UN Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria was established in August 2011 to examine alleged violations of human rights in the Syrian conflict which started in March that year.   It is due to issue its next report to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva in June. Rebel Free Syrian Army spokesman Louay Almokdad denied that rebels had use chemical weapons. “In any case, we don’t have the mechanism to launch these kinds of weapons, which would need missiles that can carry chemical warheads, and we in the FSA do not possess these kind of capabilities,” Mr. Almokdad told CNN. “More importantly, we do not aspire to have (chemical weapons) because we view our battle with the regime as a battle for the establishment of a free democratic state. … We want to build a free democratic state that recognizes and abides by all international accords and agreements — and chemical and biological warfare is something forbidden legally and internationally.”  
     
    http://p.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/may/6/syrian-rebels-used-sarin-nerve-gas-not-assads-regi/
     
     
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    lenin86 got a reaction from Fodla32 in PFLP condemns US threats and Western aggression against Syria   
    PFLP condemns US threats and Western aggression against Syria 
     
    The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine condemned US and Western threats and aggression against Syria, denouncing these countries’ threats to wage an illegal war and exacerbate the explosive situation in the region. The US is threatening severe harm to the Syrian people and the Arab people, through a lengthy conflict that threatens its future, the sovereignty and unity and its territory, that will benefit no one but warmongers and predators of neocolonialism, domination and occupation in perpetuating the enslavement of the region, its peoples and its wealth.
    The Front rejected the Zionist and imperialist aggression and external intervention in all forms and warned against the crocodile tears of the forces of war and aggression against the Syrian and Arab people, who are doing all they can to prevent a political solution that can save the people and the nation and stop the bloodshed in Syria, The same forces provide their utmost support to the occupation of Palestine and the torture of its people for over a century. The Front warned of the role of the Arab League or some Arab or Muslim states being used by the advocates of war and aggression in an attempt to provide cover for this dirty war.
    The people of the region and their children will be the ones who pay for it, again and again.
    http://pflp.ps/english/2013/08/pflp-condemns-us-threats-and-western-aggression-against-syria/
     
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    lenin86 got a reaction from Fodla32 in PFLP condemns US threats and Western aggression against Syria   
    PFLP condemns US threats and Western aggression against Syria 
     
    The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine condemned US and Western threats and aggression against Syria, denouncing these countries’ threats to wage an illegal war and exacerbate the explosive situation in the region. The US is threatening severe harm to the Syrian people and the Arab people, through a lengthy conflict that threatens its future, the sovereignty and unity and its territory, that will benefit no one but warmongers and predators of neocolonialism, domination and occupation in perpetuating the enslavement of the region, its peoples and its wealth.
    The Front rejected the Zionist and imperialist aggression and external intervention in all forms and warned against the crocodile tears of the forces of war and aggression against the Syrian and Arab people, who are doing all they can to prevent a political solution that can save the people and the nation and stop the bloodshed in Syria, The same forces provide their utmost support to the occupation of Palestine and the torture of its people for over a century. The Front warned of the role of the Arab League or some Arab or Muslim states being used by the advocates of war and aggression in an attempt to provide cover for this dirty war.
    The people of the region and their children will be the ones who pay for it, again and again.
    http://pflp.ps/english/2013/08/pflp-condemns-us-threats-and-western-aggression-against-syria/
     
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    lenin86 reacted to Fodla32 in The Maoist Rival in China today.   
    Good find a chara.  I think its well worth reading the full version:
     
    http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/08/06/3546268/among-chinas-students-some-hope.html
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    lenin86 got a reaction from Fodla32 in New Peoples Army \ Communist Party of the Philippines   
    New People’s Army defends environment, ancestral domain
    August 25, 2013  
    More punitive actions shall be meted out by the New People’s Army to the reactionary armed forces and capitalist invaders in Loreto and other towns in Agusan del Sur to defend the masses from encroachment, human rights atrocities and dislocation.
    It is only proper and rightful on the part of the Lumad Manobos and peasant masses to stand up and defend themselves against the onslaught of landgrabbing and plunder of their ancestral lands. That they shield their families from the abuses of the Philippine Army and evacuate to safer sanctuaries like Davao City reflect their independent tenacity and militant struggle to defend what is rightly theirs. As they expose the gross neglect and reactionary stance of civilian authorities like Gov. Eddiebong Plaza and Mayor Dario Otaza, they are rightfully holding the latter accountable for the torture, intimidation, and reign of terror perpetrated by the enemy.
    While the peasant masses and national minorities struggle to defend their ancestral domain, Red fighters are determined to raise its capability to launch more and bigger tactical offensives against the enemies of the people.
    Operatives belonging to the Comval North Davao South Agusan Sub regional Command-NPA have launched series of ambuscades against elements of the 26th Infantry Battalion and the 76th IB under the 4th Infantry Division-AFP since July to punish them for serving as goons to Loreto Mayor Otaza and his capitalist masters. The punitive actions, in the form of command detonated explosions and sniping operations have yielded to date 27 casualties in the Philippine Army and bagani paramilitary forces.
    On July 27, the NPA harassed a team of soldiers in Binucayan, Sitio Onion twice during dawn time and in the afternoon; 2 soldiers belonging to the 76th IB and one paramilitary bagani were killed. On August 1, the NPA ambushed using a capto explosive in Barangay Pangkat hitting a military truck km40, killing four and wounding eight elements of the 26th IB. Since July 28 to August 7 in Brgy. Sabud Mansanitas, the soldiers were sniped by the NPA seven times wherein four 26th IB soldiers were killed and two were wounded. On August 8 at 6am, the NPA ambushed the 26th IB soldiers in Barangay Kauswagan, killing five and wounding one.
    The NPA abides with the strict command and regulations of the People’s Democratic Government to thwart any AFP unit from entering guerrilla zones and prevent these troops from spewing tyranny and committing the worse forms of atrocities to the people. Red fighters follows orders to seize all opportunities in order to mete out blows against the fascist troops and punish them for bringing in companies that violate the policies and laws of the revolutionary government. The NPA undertakes punitive operations against notorious enemy elements, despotic businessmen and landlords, and known civilian assets—some of whom are under cover of business or government entities.
    The entry of palm oil and large-scale mining companies in Loreto violates the policies set forth by the revolutionary government on environmental protection, against plunder of the country’s remaining natural resources and defense of ancestral territories. It directly contravenes the land reform program of the People’s Democratic Government.
    As peasants and Lumads wallow in abject poverty in Loreto and other towns in Agusan del Sur, capitalists are salivating over its untapped resources for palm oil and mining wealth. The world’s leading palm oil magnate New British Palm Oil Limited is eyeing 36,000 hectares covering 11 villages in Loreto. Last year, individual agents for bugang and biofuel investors have approached Lumads and attempt to obtain their ancestral lands. The sharks offered to rent out ancestral lands for a fee of P35,000 for every hectare, covering a period of 25 years. Simple math would show that the lowly peasant or Lumad owner would only earn P1,400 a year or a measly P117 a month or P4 a day.
    The masses are not fooled and can see through these wildly exploitative schemes. They, who have suffered from Typhoon Pablo and the continuing neglect of the US-Aquino regime, realize that these quick-money maneuvers are hugely disadvantageous. They realize that no genuine development can be had by the biofuel, palm oil plantations, nor in natural gas mining—projects that are heavily endorsed by the local reactionary government.
    Indeed, true development is only within reach for the thousands of peasants in Loreto and in the countryside under the agrarian revolution program of the People’s Democratic Government. The NPA intensifies the armed struggle as the people advance the agrarian revolution. It is in direct contrast to the military’s so-called peace and development programs and the local government’s red carpet treatment for capitalist investors.
    Thus, it is only through the people’s democratic revolution, not the military’s peace and development nor the pseudo development programs of the local government that can truly change the lives of peasants and Lumads in Loreto and elsewhere in the countryside.
    The main content of the revolution is the fulfillment of the peasants’ demand for land and eradication of feudal and semi-feudal exploitation. Drastically reducing land rent, eliminating usury, free distribution of land and promoting productive cooperation-—these are activities that the 26th IB and 76th IB, paramilitary and the local reactionary government cannot surely do. Letting peasant associations function as cooperatives and mutual aid groups and permitting peasants to freely develop their own farms while cultivating communal farms are alien concepts in the so-called peace and development program of Oplan Bayanihan.
    Thus, any pledge on the part of the military and the local reactionary bureaucracy in Agusan to give the peasants peace would merely be deceptive. The military and Mayor Otaza are intent in dismantling people’s organizations and structures that protect and serve the interest of the masses. Mayor Otaza himself has vowed to destroy the farms of the masses and wipe out the NPA during his term. In the face of an extremely militarist and arrogant bureaucracy, and by further exploiting and oppressing the masses, the reactionary state merely foment people’s resistance and revolutionary tide.
    (sgd.) Aris Francisco
    Spokesperson
    Comval North Davao South Agusan Sub Regional Command
     
    http://www.systemiccapital.com/new-peoples-army-defends-environment-ancestral-domain/
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    lenin86 reacted to Fodla32 in Czech Communists may get share of power after snap election   
    But Communist lawmakers still call one another “comrade” and the party’s deputy chairman has a portrait of Karl Marx in his office.
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    Maoist Halt $2 billion Coal Power Project
     
    New Delhi: Jindal Steel and Power Ltd, which is building two electricity plants in eastern India at a cost of $2 billion, halted all work following death threats from Maoist guerillas against developing an adjoining coal mine.   “Our people are mortally scared to go into the area,” managing director Ravi Uppal said in an interview in New Delhi, where the company controlled by billionaire lawmaker Naveen Jindal is based. “We’ve asked the government for security. We’ll not move ahead unless our safety is guaranteed.”   Halting the projects in Jharkhand jeopardizes Jindal Steel’s plan to increase generation capacity more than 10-fold in seven years and underscores the risk the Maoists pose to industry. The rebels are adding to challenges Prime Minister Manmohan Singh faces as he tackles the slowest pace of economic growth in a decade, the rupee’s plunge to a record and an unprecedented current-account deficit.   The rebels, who have waged a war against the government from dense forests, draw support from villagers who believe they have a natural right to the mineral resources lying beneath their habitat. Singh has called Maoists the greatest threat to India. In May, about 300 armed rebels killed 27 people including senior leaders of Singh’s ruling Congress.  
     
     
    http://www.systemiccapital.com/maoist-halt-2-billion-coal-power-project/
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