[Marxism] Germany's Die Linke shows the way for the left

Dennis Brasky dmozart1756 at gmail.com
Sat Sep 19 11:18:46 MDT 2009


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> Empire Burlesque - Chris Floyd -
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> Missing Link: Dissent, Delusion and Discontent<http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/empire_burlesque/~3/cFMGGx8Ogjc/1842-missing-link-dissent-delusion-and-discontent.html>
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> Posted: 18 Sep 2009 04:29 AM PDT
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> America has "tea-baggers," who channel the very real and justified anger
> felt by millions into partisan hackery in the service of Big Money; but in
> Germany, this is what the disaffected are doing: putting together a new
> "anti-capitalist, pro-social justice" that could "shake up the political
> landscape" in the upcoming national elections. As the Guardian reports<http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/sep/17/german-elections-die-linke-party>
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> [Frank Spieth's] anti-capitalist, pro-social justice Die Linke is striking
> a chord with an increasingly disenfranchised electorate, espousing causes –
> such as inequality, reunification issues and, crucially, the war in
> Afghanistan – that are finding a receptive audience in both east and west.
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> "Our voters are representative of millions of Germans who feel cut off from
> the political process and they could have a significant impact on Germany's
> political landscape," said 62-year-old Spieth, who left the Social
> Democratic party (SPD) in 2003 after 37 years in protest at its
> restructuring of the social welfare state.
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> full  article --
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> http://www.chris-floyd.com/component/content/article/1-latest-news/1842-missing-link-dissent-delusion-and-discontent.html
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> The late Brazilian bishop Dom Hélder Câmara said it well: “When I give food
> to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food,
> they call me a Communist.”
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