[Marxism] What's new at Links: Malaysia -- resistance & repression; Thailand; economic recovery?; Greece; Trotsky; Cuba; deep ecology; Marxism & organisation; Nepal
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Mon Jul 11 01:51:27 MDT 2011
What's new at Links: Malaysia -- resistance & repression; Thailand;
economic recovery?; Greece; Trotsky; Cuba; deep ecology; Marxism &
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Malaysia's pro-democracy Bersih 2.0: It's 50k and a big success;
Support in Australia <http://links.org.au/node/2396>
Statement by Bersih 2.0 organisers: Malaysians show great bravery, the
struggle for clean and fair elections continues
July 9, 2011 -- Bersih 2.0 is proud that in spite of all the obstacles
and hindrances that we were forced to face, Malaysians of all walks of
life overcame the oppressive acts of the police to come out peacefully
and in incredibly large numbers to show their love for their country and
for the principles of justice.
* Read more <http://links.org.au/node/2396>
(Updated) Asia-Pacific socialists demand: 'Free all political
prisoners! Democracy for the Malaysian people!'
*Regional left statement in solidarity with PSM: Free all political
prisoners! Democracy for the Malaysian people!*
* Read more <http://links.org.au/node/2392>
Thailand's election: A slap in the face for the military, Democrat
Party and royalist elites <http://links.org.au/node/2389>
By *Giles Ji Ungpakorn*
July 4, 2011 -- The results of Thailand's July 3 general election are a
slap in the face for the dictatorship. They prove without any doubt that
the majority of people have rejected the military, the Democrat Party
and the royalist elites.
* Read more <http://links.org.au/node/2389>
Malaysia: Government arrests socialists ahead of Bersih 2.0
pro-democracy rally <http://links.org.au/node/2377>
*[Urgent appeal for protest letters to be sent to the Malaysian
government, please visit
http://www.parti-sosialis.org/en/en/articles/1585 for details of where
they can be sent. See also*<http://links.org.au/node/2380>*"**Malaysia:
Protests demand release of democracy activists*
June 27, 2011 -- At least 31 members of the Socialist Party of Malaysia
<http://www.parti-sosialis.org/en> (Parti Sosialis Malaysia, PSM) --
including member of parliament Dr Michael Jeyakumar -- have been
detained by police.
* Read more <http://links.org.au/node/2377>
United States: Happy anniversary, the 'economic recovery' turns two
By *Martin Hart-Landsberg*
July 7, 2011 -- According to the US National Bureau of Economic
Research, the Great Recession ended in the United States in June 2009.
Not many working people are celebrating the expansion's second anniversary.
* Read more <http://links.org.au/node/2399>
Greece: 20 popular fallacies concerning the debt crisis
By the *Rosa Luxemburg Foundation* (Germany)
July 9, 2011 -- It's that time again! Greece needs more loans and
governments in Europe are arguing about whether it's really necessary
and who should foot the bill. There is widespread opinion in Germany
that Greece itself is to blame for the problems it now finds itself in.
* Read more <http://links.org.au/node/2398>
Scott McLemee: Robert Service's re-assassination of Trotsky
By *Scott McLemee*
July 8, 2011 -- Every so often, one scholar will assess another's book
so harshly that it becomes legendary.
* Read more <http://links.org.au/node/2397>
Cuba: Historian's party membership restored
By *Esteban Morales*
July 7, 2011 -- I wish to inform you that during the past week, I was
called to a meeting of the Commission of Appeals for the Communist Party
Central Committee. At that meeting I was told of the decision to rescind
the penalty of separation [suspension] taken by the Municipal Party
Committee of the Municipality last year and of the return of my party
card and with it full membership of the Communist Party.
* Read more <http://links.org.au/node/2395>
Dr Jeyakumar Deveraj, detained socialist MP: 'Malaysian politics has
become more dangerous' <http://links.org.au/node/2394>
By *Peter Boyle*
July 9, 2011 -- *Dr Jeyakumar Deveraj*, a federal member of parliament
in Malaysia, is one of 30 activists of the Socialist Party of Malaysia
(PSM) detained without trial on June 25 as they travelled the country
campaigning against the repressive and corrupt Barisan Nasional
government headed by Najib Razak.
* Read more <http://links.org.au/node/2394>
Deep ecology versus ecosocialism: A letter on population, wilderness
and ecosocialism <http://links.org.au/node/2393>
*[Ian Angus will be a feature speaker at the World at a Crossroads
II: Climate change: social change
Melbourne, Australia, September 30-October 3, 2011.]*
July 4, 2011 -- The following is /Climate and Capitalism/ editor *Ian
Angus*'s response to "Saral Sarkar on Malthusianism and Ecosocialism"
and Sarkar's "Reply to some points made by my critics and sympathizers".
It is part of a continuing discussion taking place on /Climate and
Capitalism/ (see the links at the end of the article).
* Read more <http://links.org.au/node/2393>
Paul Le Blanc: Marxism and organisation <http://links.org.au/node/2391>
By *Paul Le Blanc*
This presentation was given at the Chicago educational conference of the
US International Socialist Organization, /Socialism 2011/, on the July
2-3, 2011, weekend.
* Read more <http://links.org.au/node/2391>
Nepal's crossroads: Kasama on debates in the Maoist party
By *Eric Ribellarsi* and *Mike Ely****
June 30, 2011 -- For more than 20 years, the impoverished and isolated
peoples in the southern Himalayan foothills have risen up to remake
themselves and their world. Now, after the sacrifices of a whole
generation, the future of their movement and society hangs in the balance.
* Read more <http://links.org.au/node/2390>
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