Tag: The Left

The Israeli left has broken the Nakba taboo. Will the right of return be next?

“We’re in a very deep political crisis that has been building up for more than 20 years, since the collapse of Oslo,” says Beitarie. “There is a search for answers and solutions, part of which means looking at the roots of the so-called conflict. And once you start looking for answers, the Nakba is everywhere.”

The Israeli left has broken the Nakba taboo. Will the right of return be next?

The Left has to Recognize Russian Imperialism in Ukraine or it is Trapped in Americocentrism

 

Even Noam Chomsky, while more viscerally critical of the invasion—he called it “a major war crime, ranking alongside the U.S. invasion of Iraq and the Hitler-Stalin invasion of Poland in September 1939”—then proceeded to speak all about NATO, endorsing someone else’s claim that “there would have been no basis for the present crisis if there had been no expansion” of NATO. Once again, Putin appears here as almost helpless, apparently left no other choice but to invade Ukraine in trying to defend Russia.

Almost no one on the left has supported the war. But saying “Down with the Russian invasion” and then turning immediately to blaming America, and only America, for provoking it is almost the same. Not only does it show a lack of basic understanding about Russia, it is also a stunning betrayal of the most basic internationalist principles. If we want to support the right of self-determination to America’s neighbors, we can’t deny the same to Russia’s. If we’re not able to recognize multiple imperialisms, we are guilty of the same kind of Americocentrism for which we castigate others.

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The Left Has a Long, Proud Tradition of Opposing War

If you want PEACE

There’s a long and rich tradition of the Left’s opposition to militarism that dates back to the First International. It’s an excellent resource for understanding the origins of war under capitalism and helping leftists maintain our clear opposition to it.

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Stop Pretending the Left Is on Putin’s Side

Peter Dutton and Scott Morrison slag Albo off as a red under the bed, Yet, the ALP don’t cozy up to Murdoch’s global propaganda empire which is currently Russia’s State Media in America. They’re the biggest platform and supportive voice for Putin and his lover DJ Trump in the U.S. Murdoch isn’t the ALP’s PR agent in Australia and hasn’r invested vast amounts of money with them as they have L-NP  in Australia. Has anyone noticed Scott Morrison banned 25 Russians from coming here but is spending some part of a $680 Mill  advertising war chest with Russian supporter Murdoch Media?

Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine is based on obviously reactionary pretexts. The Left has nothing to do with his agenda — and should make no apologies for opposing a US military response.

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How the Left Stopped Fascists From Organizing in Australia

Given what we are witnessing today in Canada, the U.S, and the EU does this still hold true. The demonstrations in the ACT say otherwise.  The organization and money is flowing but from the top-down. There’s cyber communication instigating chaos in all the world’s Democracies under the guise of “freedom” in order to make Authoritarian and Totalitarian nations seem more stable unoppressed and palatable. This is a financed coordinated action that’s drawn in disparate groups of individuals neo-Nazis, nationalists, false flaggers but not any Unions or the Left. Scott Morrison knows well they aren’t from the left so fails to condemn them as he would if they were ANTIFA. It’s why he prefers to say he “understands where they are coming from”. If any were ANTIFA would Morrison be so “understanding”?

This article seems more a cry for help  and is rather a celebration and reminder of history in order for the left to become more active in our current circumstance. The most active action at present is to get rid of the Morrison L-NP.

Far-right organizing in Australia is nothing new. But time and again, coalitions of anti-fascists, union militants, and community organizations have stymied the far right’s rise. That history stands as a resource for the Left to draw from today.

anti-fascists in Australia have beat back the threat of far-right violence time and again. From the Unemployed Workers Movement of the 1930s to Community Action Against Racism in the late 1980s and early ’90s, their lessons stand out clearly. To beat the far right, we need to unite people on the streets while confronting racism head-on and building broad coalitions that include unions and community organizations.

Source: How the Left Stopped Fascists From Organizing in Australia