Archive for the ‘Revolution’ Category
Posted by Jack Stephens on June 27, 2008
The good news is, “Americans get to keep their guns.” The bad news is, Americans point their guns at their fellow poor instead of the wealthy who are truly the ones “stealing their jobs” and creating suffering world wide so they can have more wealth.
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Posted by Jack Stephens on October 10, 2007
I contend that today, no liberation project can limit itself to the national terrain, and that our struggles must be global if we are to achieve true liberation. Key to this is an understanding that capitalist sovereignty no longer resides at the level of individual nation-states, but rather, at the level of the global. This new form of global sovereignty, which some understand as neo-liberalism, is being administered by such institutions as the World Bank and World Trade Organisation. Multinational institutions such as these, along with nation-states, and multinational corporations all comprise this new neo-liberal world order. If we limit our struggles to the national terrain, we are, in effect, leaving the wider problem of the neo-liberal world order unattended to.
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Posted by Jack Stephens on August 31, 2007
Carol P. Araullo, chair Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (New Patriotic Alliance, or BAYAN) comments on the recent arrest of Jose Maria Sison in the Netherlands and the Philippine’s government corrupt and deadly practices:
Simply put, the “peace” Mrs. Arroyo refers to would be the outcome of the projected defeat of the communist-led revolutionary movement through yet another “all-out war” effort with a supposedly much better trained and equipped military (courtesy of hiked US military aid and bigger budgetary allocations); resort to a dirty war that includes rampant violations of human rights as a means to terrorize the rebel movement’s mass base in the countryside and legal, unarmed activists in the urban areas; and forcing the NDFP panel to capitulate in the peace negotiations by agreeing to a purported “final peace agreement” that oversees laying down of arms by the NPA in exchange for illusory socio-economic and political reforms and some form of amnesty.
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Posted by Jack Stephens on May 13, 2007
Richard Grabman writes:
It seems to me that Marcosistas (as opposed to the real Zapatistas, who are, like the original Zapata, just fighting for their own lands and traditional – i.e. reactionary – way of life) either romanticize Revolution, or are foreigners, who look foreward to Mexican unrest to provide them with an object lesson for their own pet theories – or entertainment. Much the same as American conservatives and the “war on drugs/terror” they expect the Mexicans to do the fighting and dying for their political theories.
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Posted by Jack Stephens on March 31, 2007
Atximc posts a blog on the attempted assassination of Marcos Garcia in the blog el enemigo común:
On Tuesday November, 27th 2006 in Putla Villa de Guerrero Oaxaca, Marcos Garcia, a state council member of CODEP, one of the many groups inside of the Oaxacan People’s Popular Assembly APPO, is ambushed by four men armed with assault rifles. The men fire over 140 rounds at Garcia’s vehicle, 8 of which impact him all over his body. Garcia survives the attack, and lives to tell his story.
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Posted by Jack Stephens on March 27, 2007
G., of the blog subliminal tyranny, shares his internal struggles and doubts:
Beauty makes giving up hurt that much more: I’m not ready to quit, but I don’t know if continuing the battle is worth it.
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Posted by Jack Stephens on March 19, 2007
Renegade Eye reflects on the Orwell’s book Homage to Catalonia:
The issues of the Spanish Civil war politically, are still dealt with today. Should one advocate socialism while fighting for a nation? Do you align yourself with liberal bourgeousie? Do you take part in parliment? What is anarchism?
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Posted by Jack Stephens on March 6, 2007
Burningman posts a press release by Ashanti Alston about the renewed effort by the government to put on trial Black Panthers and former Black Liberation Army members for alleged crimes committed 35 years ago:
Revolutionaries held up through it then, as they do now, 35 years later. 35 years later? I am being facetious. The war never ended, good people. And neither has our response to their war on our revolutionaries still confined within their steel, concrete and electronic bowels.
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Posted by Jack Stephens on February 11, 2007
Trina Jackson gives us her views, on her blog BlackFeminista, about Black History Month:
we need more CHANGE, folks.. Radical, social transformation. Every moment in our present day lives has a black history lesson attached to it
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