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Friday, December 15, 2017

Statement By Jose Maria Sison Against Recent Proclamations Issued By the Fascist Duterte Regime

From Redspark:
The terrorist regime of Duterte is merely a passing phase in the ever worsening chronic crisis of the semicolonial and semifeudal ruling system.
It is fine that GRP President Rodrigo R. Duterte is on record as having terminated the GRP-NDFP peace negotiations by issuing Proclamation 360 for the purpose. He and the officials of his regime and armed forces have boasted that they are hell-bent on unleashing a single-minded war of suppression to destroy the revolutionary forces of the Filipino people.
The Filipino people and their revolutionary forces are therefore fully justified to defend themselves and defeat the current Duterte regime of the U.S.-dominated big comprador-landlord state and pursue the people´s democratic revolution. The terrorist regime of Duterte is merely a passing phase in the ever worsening chronic crisis of the semicolonial and semifeudal ruling system.
Duterte, the No. 1 terrorist of the Philippines, has also issued Proclamation 374 labeling the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and the New People’s Army (NPA) as terrorist organizations. His purpose is to apply the Human Security Act of 2007 (RA 9373) and the Terrorism Financing Prevention and Suppression Act of 2012 (RA 10168).
The vile purpose of the Duterte regime is to proscribe the CPP and NPA as terrorist organizations and wage a campaign to slander them, arbitrarily list down suspected officers and members for general intimidation, abduction, torture and mass murder as in Oplan Tokhang and further list individuals who are suspected of financing and aiding the CPP and NPA , who are themselves deemed as terrorists and who are thus made vulnerable to the violations of human rights and extortions by the terrorist regime.
Within the Philippines and abroad, the Duterte regime is already notorious for the use of state terrorism and for human rights violations against suspected users and pushers of illegal drugs in impoverished communities, the toiling masses of workers and peasants, the Cordillera, Lumad and Bangsamoro national minorities and the brutal occupation of communities and destruction of the entire Marawi City by bombing.
The U.S.-directed Duterte regime perpetrates gross and systematic acts of terrorism and human rights violations. It has no moral, political and legal basis for proscribing and further unleashing fascist violence against the revolutionary forces, the democratic organizations and the broad masses of the people who have the sovereign will to resist and overthrow a regime that is oppressive and tyrannical.
The Filipino people and revolutionary forces encompassed by the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) and by the People´s Democratic Government (PDG) have the inherent status of co-belligerency in their long running civil war with the U.S.-propped big comprador-landlord state currently represented by Duterte. The CPP is the leading party of the new democratic revolution and the PDG. The NPA is the main armed force of the PDG.
The revolutionary political character of the CPP and NPA is solemnly manifested in the Program for a People’s Democratic Revolution of December 26, 1968, the Guide for Building Organs of Political Power of April 1971, the Guide for Establishing the People’s Democratic Government of October 1972, the Guidelines and Program of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) I of 1973 and 1977, the Declaration of Undertaking to Apply the Geneva Conventions of 1948, approved by the NDFP of July 5, 1996 and the GRP-NDFP Comprehensive Agreement on Respect for Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law (CARHRIHL).
The PDG has a constitution founded on the sovereign will of the Filipino people and on the basic alliance of the working class and peasantry. It aims to complete the people’s struggle for national liberation and democracy under the class leadership of the working class and its revolutionary party. From its modest beginnings in 1969, the PDG has grown and spread nationwide mainly in the form of local organs of political power to more than 110 guerrilla fronts covering large parts of 17 regions and 71 provinces of the Philippines.
The PDG has a comprehensive administrative structure from the village to higher levels: municipal or city, district, provincial and regional. At the basic level of the village, the local organs of political power develop from the stage of the appointive barrio organizing committees to the elective barrio revolutionary committees through various ways of consolidation, which involve the building of the revolutionary forces.
The revolutionary forces include the local branch of the Communist Party of the Philippines, the revolutionary mass organizations of various exploited classes and sectors, the people’s militia and self-defense units of mass organizations and the formation of the five basic subcommittees for public education, mass mobilization, economy, defense and health, subject to the formation of further subcommittees in order to better serve the people.
The U.S.-directed Duterte regime is daydreaming that it can discredit and destroy the sovereign revolutionary will of the Filipino people by proscribing the revolutionary forces as terrorist organizations, requiring them to submit themselves to the sham processes of the reactionary state and unleashing gross and systematic crimes of terrorism and human rights of violations. The Filipino people and the revolutionary forces are determined to fight for national and social liberation, people´s democracy, economic development, cultural progress and just peace.
The Duterte fascist regime has terminated the GRP-NDFP peace negotiations. But it cannot be too sure that it will last long because the Filipino people and even those in the GRP detest the monstrous crimes of the regime, especially mass murder, corruption and puppetry to the US. The crisis of the ruling system continues to worsen and the resources of the regime for violence and deception are limited. Thus, it is wise for the NDFP to remain open to peace negotiations with the GRP because the people and the broad united front of patriotic and progressive forces can get rid of the Duterte regime as it got rid of the Marcos and Estrada regimes.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Ecuador- To Honor Comrade Pierre

Translated by Google and សតិវ ​អតុ:

 THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF ECUADOR-RED SUN stands in solidarity with the proletariat-oppressed people of France and with the international proletariat in the face of the sensitive death of Comrade Pierre.

The proletariat, the poor peasantry and the other exploited masses of Ecuador recognize the struggle of Comrade Pierre for promoting Marxism-Leninism-Maoism in France, the construction of a new type of party, his overwhelming support for the People's War in Peru and his defense of President Gonzalo and some of the many expressions of his life as a red fighter, and the synthesis of his quality as a communist.

Undoubtedly the International Communist Movement has lost a great combatant for communism. Your contribution to the international proletariat and oppressed peoples of the world nurtures the certainty we have that with communists of this lineage, the world proletarian revolution is an ongoing reality.






 EL PARTIDO COMUNISTA DEL ECUADOR-SOL ROJO se solidariza con el proletariado- pueblo oprimido de Francia y con el proletariado internacional ante el sensible fallecimiento del camarada Pierre.

El proletariado, campesinado pobre y demás masas explotadas del Ecuador, reconocen la brega del camarada Pierre por imponer el marxismo-leninismo-maoísmo en Francia, la construcción del partido de nuevo tipo, su irrestricto apoyo a la Guerra Popular en el Perú y la defensa del Presidente Gonzalo como algunas de las tantas expresiones de su vida como rojo luchador, síntesis de su cualidad como comunista.

Sin lugar a dudas el Movimiento Comunista Internacional ha perdido a un gran combatiente por el comunismo. Su aporte al proletariado internacional y pueblos oprimidos del mundo nutre la certeza que tenemos de que con comunistas de esta estirpe, la revolución proletaria mundial es una realidad en curso.





Pix by Redspark.

US- Finally—a true pervert ass-hole looses an election!

By សតិវ ​អតុ
There were just enough women and African American voters to beat out the obnoxious ass-hole Republican Roy Moore. Doug Jones, a Democratic former prosecutor barely won against a known child molester Roy S. Moore. For a long time it looked like Moore was going to pull it off. Despite nine women claiming that he made unwanted sexual advances on them and two of the women claimed he made sexual assaults on them when he was in his 30s and they were 14 year olds, Moore acted as if nothing wrong took place. He claimed they were all liars. And if there were doubts about the women, some malls banned him from coming to them because of his lurking around and attempting to pick up under aged girls. The man was a disgusting pervert.
But why would so many Alabamans want to elect this man anyway? Alabama is among many states that seem to vote mostly for Republicans. There are many who vote for men like this because they hate abortion, homosexuals, poor people and they love guns. Even when these hypocrites talk of precious human life, ALL they really mean is undeveloped fetuses. Many of these same voters don't care that so many poor people, grown men, women and children, can't afford health insurance and they die early because of that. They die unnecessarily because Republicans just don't consider the lives of poor people to have any value at all. Alabama is one of the many states that have resisted expanding Medicaid so the poorest of their citizens cannot get badly needed health care. Moore wanted to fight for Christian principals and he wanted to force those principals on all citizens. He leaned towards Christian fascism.
Jones is a fairly typical Democrat. Liberal Democrats are almost extinct with the exception of democratic socialists, such as Senator Bernie Sanders and there are very few of them in Congress today. Jones' campaign seemed low keyed and he could have made it more about Moore's sexual offenses. But his campaign paid off for him anyway. He mostly stuck to the bread and butter issues of getting people jobs and he focused on health insurance. For many years now the Democrats have been nothing more than a corporate political party that run really bad campaigns. They lack any serious issues and they avoid taking any real stands on important issues that may alienate some voters. They seem to rely on people's past memory of them when they supported unions and civil rights. As time goes on more and more people realize they don't really stand for anything. That is one reason they have lost so many elections over the past 30 years.
Many see this as a slap in the face against President Donald Trump. Some see it as a major defeat for the Republican Party. The Republican Party, with its mean spirited attacks on poor people and the left in general, have been sliding this country rightward ever since the Presidency of Ronald Reagan. At the same time liberalism has slowly died out among government leaders. Until just recently the Democratic party has also been sliding right-ward. Lyndon Baines Johnson was the last liberal president this country has had.
It would appear that women played a major role in this election. This year women have made a real impact on politics. While this victory is a long way from the kinds of real changes this country needs, seeing such vile criminals, such as Moore, lose elections and their jobs has made politics for the average decent American just a little better.
Whether this will mean the slick, bag of dirty trick Republicans are finally on the decline or whether this is just a minor win, we may as well celebrate. It's a small step. But seeing the bad guys lose is nice once in a while.    

Alice Cooper - Elected 

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Hindutva Fanatic Murderer Shambhulal Raigar to Help BJP in Rajasthan

When Shambhulal Raigar brutally lynched Mohammad Afrazul Shaikh and then burned him in Rajsamand of Rajasthan, a few hours drive from Jaipur, he was sure that this act will make him a celebrity; he knew, from his accurate understanding of the undergoing trends of the Indian politics that he will be absolved of all his crimes under the present regime and system, which openly condemns a man to death to “please the collective sentiments of the majority” community. Shambhulal Raigar was correct. His action, his video and his rhetoric justifying the ghastly murder made him a hero whom the Hindutva camp now hails through its millions of social-media faces.
Shambhulal Raigar is accoladed with loads of titles by the Hindutva camp; from a harbinger of Hindutva resurgence to a man of virtue, he has them all, at a time, when hardcore Hindutva fanatic propagandists like Kanchan Gupta or Swapan Dasgupta Googles incessantly to find out similar incidents of violence, brutal lynching and burning alive of “persecuted Hindus” during the reign of Congress or the Mughals to shield their boss Narendra Modi and his corporate fundraisers and to justify the fat pay packs they get for whitewashing the crimes committed by the Hindutva camp.
Afrazul Shaikh was a migrant labourer from Malda district of West Bengal who, like millions of others, migrated to Rajasthan to work as a daily labourer and then, after 20 years of struggle, managed to become a small-scale labour contractor who would supply contract labourers for a multitude of works in the region. He was nearly 50 and had been living in Rajsamand for years now. Shambhulal Raigar didn’t know Afrazul Shaikh, except for the fact that he was a migrant Muslim and on that criteria, he fitted well to be a prey that the Hindutva fascist monster was looking for. After luring him with a work proposal, Shambhulal Raigar took him to a secluded jungle and then brutally murdered him by axing and then burned him, while Afrazul gasped for last few breaths amidst hefty bleeding. The nephew of Shambhulal Raigar, a 15-year-old, was shooting the video of the gruesome act with unshaky hands. Who said radicalised youth are found only in Madrassas?
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Saturday, December 09, 2017

US- We keep the important traditions when we are revolutionaries—so I'm celebrating Winter Solstice

By សតិវ ​អតុ
When Revolution occurs, we have to evaluate our society and decide what stays and what goes. So for us here in the USA what do we do about Christmas on December 25. It is a festive celebration. I’m sure many atheists celebrate these holidays as well. Why should we not take part in such a holiday. After all it is in the dead of winter when we could use some cheerfulness. And it involves us meeting up with family members and friends. It is a great time of year. But it is also associated with the Christian holiday which involves celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ. actually the December holiday that was taken over by the early Christians, when Rome converted to Christianity. Many of the old symbols are still used—such as putting a tree in the house and decorating it. And also having some kind of father character which we now call Santa Clause.  
No one is stopping people from celebrating Christmas, that is the holiday that celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ, despite the fact that that the actual date has never been completely narrowed down for him,. Picking a date for such a celebration is just fine. It is symbolic and I have no problem with that. Just let the rest of us celebrate as we want to.
Some time ago people in this country realized that Jews don’t celebrate Christmas, so some people began trying to include Chanukah in these holidays. In some cities as in New York there are a lot of Jews. There are menorahs and many people say “Happy Chanukah.” There is also the newer holiday called Kwanzaa. Maulana Karenga created Kwanzaa in 1966, as the first specifically African-American holiday. According to Karenga, the name Kwanzaa derives from the Swahili phrase matunda yakwanza, meaning "first fruits of the harvest", although a more conventional translation would simply be "first fruits".
A few years ago I studied various pagan beliefs, such as Druidry. Most celebrate some kind of version of the holiday known as Winter Solstice. I later decided to go back to my traditional humanist approach to spirituality and I adapted the doctrines of Epicurus. Epicurus did not deny the existence of god(s) but decided that gods take care of gods and humans need to take care of themselves. He also told people we should learn not to blame everything on gods. ‘If your house is crushed by an earthquake it isn’t the anger of the gods, you built your house in an earthquake prone place.’ And he didn’t believe in an after-life.
I am a Maoist first and an Epicurean second. I put more of my energies into my politics that my spiritual beliefs, and they overlap. Both Maoism and Epicureanism promote focusing on humanity. Either way, I believe that people come first, not gods and not the afterlife.
I still like the fall holidays, I still celebrate Samhain for Halloween and for Christmas I celebrate Winter Solstice or Yule, which at one time was also celebrated as Saturnalia. Saturnalia or the solstice was actually the December holiday that was taken over by the early Christians, when Rome converted to Christianity. Many of the old symbols are still used—such as putting a tree in the house and decorating it. And also having some kind of father character which we now call Santa Clause.
I'm not trying to wipe out Chrisian Beliefs. But I do not share their belief in Jesus as a devine God-head. So I have found other reasons to celebrate this holiday. Many athiests have found their own reasons to celebrate this holiday.:
Recently there was the blog for American Atheists who make the argument:

"American Atheists posted new billboards in Memphis and Nashville on Friday that read “Dear Christians, I share my toys. Why won’t you share the season? Happy Holidays for all!” The new message is in response to an anti-atheist billboard placed by a group of Christians on Thursday evening in Memphis that parodies the atheists’ first billboard that launched Monday and that accuses atheists of sacrilege and claims Christians are being bullied.
The Christian campaign’s spokesperson Marshall Hart also accused American Atheists of “using children” to spread its message, despite using the photo of a three-year-old girl on its own billboard.
“The hypocrisy is unbelievable,” said American Atheists President David Silverman. “Millions of American children are forced to go to church under the threat of being denied meals, losing household privileges, having their college tuition cut off, or being kicked out of their homes. Many atheist adults are forced to go to church under threat of divorce or lose custody of their children. We must ask the question, who are the real bullies? Those who are unafraid to stand up for our views on billboards, or those who destroy families from the inside out?”
I like celebrating the Winter Solstice and I get to do all the fun stuff, such as decorating a tree, putting lights on my house, toasting with wine, and giving a few gifts to close friends. My spirituality does not come from a god. It comes from within those who share my beliefs. That works for me and I plan to stick with that.


Have a Happy Winter Solstice! —Or whatever holiday you want to celebrate!

Keep The Merry, Dump The Myth! (Official) - Peter D'Angelo

Jethro Tull BBC Promo Vid for Solstice bells 1976

I love putting up Winter Solstice lights.

Thursday, December 07, 2017

From the Birthday of President Gonzalo to the death of Comrade Pierre

Dec. 3 2017, was the 83rd birthday of the greatest living Marxist-Leninist-Maoist alive, the fourth sword of Marxism, who – with the Communist Party of Peru and the Peruvian masses – introduced contemporary revolutionary Maoism to the world, Manuel Rubén Abimael Guzmán Reynoso, also known as Presidente Gonzalo.

A man imprisoned by the Peruvian state, kept behind bars since his capture in 1992, for the rest of his life. Abimael Guzman is kept in a subterranean cell in the maximum security Callao naval base surrounded by round-the-clock military guards and landmines.
A man who, still, does not fear death. But rather, whose life and ideology are still feared by the Peruvian state and the international revisionists and bourgeoisie. His Peruvian and international supporters and students continue to call on the defense of his life – from India, Finland, Germany, the Netherlands, Turkey, Colombia, Mexico, Italy, Spain, the U.S., Canada and other countries across the globe.
As we utilize the birth date of Presidente Gonzalo to reaffirm our commitment to proletarian revolution, to reaffirm the greatest weapon of the proletariat and the oppressed, Maoism, we must also honor and reflect on Dec. 4 (now that that date has passed we can still look back on it)– the anniversary of the martyrdom of Black revolutionary communists – Chairman of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense Fred Hampton and comrade and Party member Mark Clark. Chairman Fred Hampton and comrade Mark Clark were martyred by the Chicago police with the assistance of federal agents and treacherous informants in 1969.

And on the other side of the ocean in France, comrade Pierre has fallen, a revolutionary senior leader of the Maoist Communist Party of France (Parti  Communiste Maoïste – PCM) who took up the scarlet flag of Maoism only to pass it down to future generations: the obligation of any Maoist.
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Monday, December 04, 2017

US- Things are really bad—so don’t wait for leaders Mark McCormick tells the Peace and Social Justice Center Annual Meeting

From The Idiot Factor:

“We need to get things done now—we can't afford to wait for leaders,” Mark McCormick told the Peace and Social Justice Center of South Central Kansas, during their Annual Dinner, Friday Night. “We can't afford to wait for the next Martin Luther King.” McCormick said. There more than 50 people there.
McCormick is the executive director of The Kansas African American Museum (TKAAM) in Wichita. He spent 14 years as a columnist and reporter at The Wichita Eagle. McCormick received more than 20 journalism and civic awards. Many of his columns from The Wichita Eagle and The Louisville Courier-Journal have just been published in his new book Some Were Paupers, Some Were Kings: Dispatches from Kansas.
McCormick’s speech included quotes from other authors and Martin Luther King. His most pointed comments came from the question and answer time.
When State Senator Oletha Faust-Goudeau, asked what he thought of the new gun laws, he ended up talking about the poverty of this country and how it relates to violence.
“Wealth isn't the opposite of poverty,” McCormick said. “Justice is the opposite of poverty. Charity isn't justice. We need a deep learning and to have a year of commitment.”
He also said we need to get rid of insurance companies.
“No one should profit off of the sickness of others,” McCormick told the crowd. “They shouldn’t profit off of those in prison.”
McCormick said he supports capitalism, even though he seemed to support ideas that were in sync with socialists at times. He told of a child he knew, who was in a hospital and he died because his insurance company insisted they experiment with cheaper drugs.
Faust-Goudeau said she also know of a person who died when an insurance company wanted a young child to use cheaper medicine.
McCormick spoke of the violence in this society and he focused on choice. He told of a situation where some parents lost a son and they could not see his face because it was a part of a crime scene.
“It is not likely this will happen to us,” he added. “But we can choose. The rest of us can choice non-violence.”
He pointed out that this country’s army can send a man anywhere anytime, but can’t put money into healthcare for all our people.
When asked about passive resistance McCormick said that it is not a case of just being passive.
“Sometimes we need a kick in the pants,” he said. “People need to get angry. They need to get out and vote. Things are really bad. People don't know how to respond. They don't know who to vote for. There is a lot of disengagement.”
McCormick quoted from several of his favorite authors. He pointed to Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. - Beyond Vietnam: A Time To Break Silence, as being a much more radical speech than most people wanted to give him credit for.
“Martin Luther King is an American hero now that he is safely dead,” McCormick said. “Dead men make good heroes. We will tell our kids he was a great man. He was a great man but his dream is still just a dream.”
He also read some quotes from Hank Williams - Men With Broken Hearts. It was announced that The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) had won a Nobel Prize. A Tribute was read to Nagasaki and Hiroshima and those who were experimented on. The announcement, which was read said that any nation today that seeks a more peaceful world should support this before they use them again.

Their was a large and enthusiastic crowd.

Hank Williams as Luke The Drifter - Men With Broken Hearts



Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. - April 4, 1967 - Beyond Vietnam: A Time To Break Silence


Saturday, December 02, 2017

"Weird Al" Yankovic - Christmas At Ground Zero

By សតិវ​ អតុ 
I usually post this during the Christmas Season.[1] Since the end of the Soviet Union, this song has mostly been posted for the humor of it. Today it holds special meaning since Kim Jong Un[2] and our idiot and unpredictable President Donald Trump have traded threats with nuclear weapons. I suppose it is only fitting that we post this as a tribute to the foolishness of having and threatening to use nuclear weapons against other countries. To be fair,  the nation of Democratic People's Republic of (North) Korea believes it needs them to defend itself. For the US, such an excuse is as phony as a three dollar bill. It always helps to laugh at our stupidity from time to time. Unlike our idiot leaders we don't take myself so seriously.

[1] For me it is actually the Winter Solstice celebration. I'm not Christian so I use Winter Solstice to engage in this national holiday.