[Marxism] What's new at Links: Malaysia -- resistance & repression; Thailand; economic recovery?; Greece; Trotsky; Cuba; deep ecology; Marxism & organisation; Nepal

glparramatta glparramatta at greenleft.org.au
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 & 
organisation; Nepal

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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* 
<http://links.org.au/node/2380>*"**.] *

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
    <http://climatechangesocialchange2011.wordpress.com/>conference, in
    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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