[Marxism] What's new at Links: Malaysian & Zim socialists need solidarity; 1981 Springbok tour; Murdoch; Rosa Luxemburg; Honduras; NZ Greens; Rushdie

glparramatta glparramatta at greenleft.org.au
Mon Jul 18 04:35:12 MDT 2011

What's new at Links: Malaysian & Zim socialists need solidarity; 1981 
Springbok tour; Murdoch; Rosa Luxemburg; Honduras; NZ Greens; Rushdie

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    Doco: Aotearoa/New Zealand: 'Patu!' -- 30th anniversary of the 1981
    mass protests against the Springbok tour <http://links.org.au/node/2409>

July 17, 2011 -- From July to September 1981, South Africa's all-white 
national rugby team, the Springboks, toured New Zealand. South Africa 
was still under apartheid rule at that time, and a Commonwealth ban on 
all sporting contact, known as the Gleneagles Agreement, was supposed to 
be in place ...

    * Read more <http://links.org.au/node/2409>

    Murdoch's News Corporation: crime, corruption and class rule

July 14, 2011 -- On Sunday, July 10, 2011, that bastion of 
scandal-mongering populist reaction in Britain, the /News of the World/ 
(/NOTW/), departed this earth writes *Piers Mostyn*.

    * Read more <http://links.org.au/node/2408>

    Malaysia: Free Jeyakumar Devaraj, activist doctor

/Jeyakumar Devaraj, Sungai Siput MP, is currently detained without trial 
under the Emergency Ordinance, together with five other Socialist Party 
members, on suspicion of "causing civil unrest by any means". /

*[Protest letters still are urgently needed 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>*"**and* *"Asia-Pacific socialists 
demand: 'Free all political prisoners! Democracy for the Malaysian 
people!' <http://links.org.au/node/2392>"]*

    * Read more <http://links.org.au/node/2406>

    Malaysia: Free the PSM 6! <http://links.org.au/node/2410>

By *Peter Boyle*
July 17, 2011 -- A week after Malaysian authorities failed to stop 
people taking to the streets of the capital Kuala Lumpur on July 9 to 
demand free and fair elections, six activists from the Socialist Party 
of Malaysia (PSM) remained in detention without trial. The detainees 
include federal member of parliament Dr Jeyakumar Deveraj, who has been 
hailed by a prominent local writer as "the Malaysian saint of the poor".

    * Read more <http://links.org.au/node/2410>

    Audio: Who was Rosa Luxemburg? <http://links.org.au/node/2407>

July 15, 2011 -- Rosa Luxemburg was a revolutionary icon, a pathbreaking 
Marxist theorist and, according to the editors of Verso's new volume of 
her correspondence, a "fanatical" letter writer. Essayist, memoirist and 
critic*Vivian Gornick*, author of /The Men in My Life/ and /Fierce 
Attachments/, who also reviewed the new voluime for the US /Nation/, and 
*Paul Le Blanc,* professor of history at La Roche University and editor 
of /Rosa Luxemburg: Reflections and Writings/ discuss -- and debate -- 
what Luxemburg's letters can tell us about women and communism at the 
dawn of the Soviet era.

    * Read more <http://links.org.au/node/2407>

    Zimbabwe socialists facing treason charges call for solidarity!
    Trial July 18, 2011 <http://links.org.au/node/2404>

By the *National Coordinating Committee, International Socialist 
Organisation Zimbabwe*
July 7, 2011 -- The International Socialist Organisation Zimbabwe (ISOZ) 
wishes to update all progressive cadres, socialists, revolutionaries and 
democrats who have been in solidarity with us since the unjust February 
19, 2011, arrest, detention and torture of ISO comrades, student leaders 
and human rights activists that the case of "State v Munyaradzi Gwisai 
and 6 Others "goes to court on July 18, 2011.The trial will take place 
at the Rotten Row magistrates Regional Court 18 in Harare, Zimbabwe at 

    * Read more <http://links.org.au/node/2404>

    Urgent appeal: Free the Malaysian socialist detainees!

By *Peter Boyle*, national convenor Socialist Alliance (Australia)

    * Read more <http://links.org.au/node/2403>

    Honduras resistance launches political party; Political statement of
    the FARP; Cartagena Accord debated <http://links.org.au/node/2402>

By *Felipe Stuart Cournoyer* and *John Riddell*
July 11, 2011 -- A national assembly of the resistance, uniting more 
than 1500 delegates from across Honduras, voted on June 26 to launch a 
new political party, the Frente Amplio de Resistencia Popular (Broad 
Front of Popular Resistance, FARP).

    * Read more <http://links.org.au/node/2402>

    Aotearoa/New Zealand: Greed is good, as long as it's green

/Greens Party co-leader Russel Norman sees the big business Pure 
Advantage group as "being an important ally for the Green Party's vision 
of smart green prosperity"./

*[**Sue Bradford **will be a 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.]*

    * Read more <http://links.org.au/node/2401>

    Review: 'From Fatwa to Jihad: The Rushdie Affair and its Legacy'

By *Rupen Savoulian*

July 8, 2011 -- In the lead-up to the March 2003 US invasion of Iraq, 
the pop group the Dixie Chicks played a concert at the Shepherd's Bush 
Empire theatre in London. One of the group's members, Natalie Maines, a 
native of Texas, made a critical comment about a fellow Texan, George W. 
Bush who was then president of the United States. She said that "Just so 
you know, we're on the good side with y'all. We do not want this war, 
this violence, and we're ashamed that the president of the United States 
is from Texas." A seemingly innocuous comment, you would think?

    * Read more <http://links.org.au/node/2400>

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