[Marxism] What's new at Links: World at a Crossroads; Malaysia; "Revolutionary doctors"; carbon price; Nationality; Philippines; BDS; S.Africa; Ireland; Boilvia; Europe left

glparramatta glparramatta at greenleft.org.au
Mon Jul 25 04:28:04 MDT 2011


What's new at Links: World at a Crossroads; Malaysia; "Revolutionary 
doctors"; carbon price; Nationality; Philippines; BDS; S.Africa; 
Ireland; Boilvia; Europe left

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    Marxism and ecology: World at a Crossroads conference
    <http://links.org.au/node/2420>

July 22, 2011/-- /The second *World at a Crossroads; Climate Change, 
Social Change <http://climatechangesocialchange2011.wordpress.com/>* 
conference will be held in Melbourne Australia, September 30-October 3, 
2011. /Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal/ is proud to be 
one of the co-sponsors of the conference and urges all its readers to 
attend, if at all possible. *Click here to register* 
<http://tinyurl.com/ccsc2011>. The conference aims to contribute towards 
understanding and collective action, in Australia and internationally, 
to urgently address the climate and social emergencies that we must 
overcome if humanity and the planet are to not only survive, but thrive.

    * Read more <http://links.org.au/node/2420>


     From a Malaysian police cell: 'Why I am a socialist and intend to
    remain so', explains Jeyakumar Devaraj <http://links.org.au/node/2415>

[Jeyakumar Devaraj, a federal member of parliament, is one of six 
Malaysian socialists being held without trial since June 25. 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.

By *Dr Jeyakumar Devaraj*, written in detention

    * Read more <http://links.org.au/node/2415>


    Excerpt from 'Revolutionary Doctors: How Venezuela and Cuba are
    Changing the World's Conception of Health Care'
    <http://links.org.au/node/2412>

July 19, 2011 -- Monthly Review Press has kindly given permission to 
/Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal/ to publish an excerpt 
from one of their latest books, /*Revolutionary Doctors: **How Venezuela 
and Cuba are Changing the World's Conception of Health Care*/ by *Steve 
Brouwer*.

    * Read more <http://links.org.au/node/2412>


    Australia: Labor government's carbon price is not a serious response
    to global warming <http://links.org.au/node/2421>

By *Simon Butler *

July 15, 2011 -- Action on climate change is one of the most important 
issues of all. But the Australian Labor Party federal government's 
carbon price plan is not a serious response. It is not grounded in 
climate science.

    * Read more <http://links.org.au/node/2421>


    Philippines: A challenge to the left in the Aquino government
    <http://links.org.au/node/2419>

By the *Partido Lakas ng Masa* (Party of the Labouring Masses, Philippines)
July 21, 2011 -- The election of President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III 
brought with it increased mass expectations. The president's campaign 
slogan of ridding the country of corruption and the wanton displays of 
greed and abuses of power was welcomed with cheers and hope by a 
population sick and tired of the graft-ridden regime of Gloria 
Macapagal-Arroyo (GMA).

    * Read more <http://links.org.au/node/2419>


    Nationality's role in social liberation: the Soviet legacy
    <http://links.org.au/node/2418>

By *John Riddell *

July 21, 2011 -- Just under a century ago, the newly founded Soviet 
republic embarked on the world's first concerted attempt to unite 
diverse nations in a federation that acknowledged the right to 
self-determination and encouraged the development of national culture, 
consciousness and governmental structures.

    * Read more <http://links.org.au/node/2418>


    Bolivia: Cut war spending to aid victims of climate change
    <http://links.org.au/node/2417>

Statement by Ambassador *Rafael Archondo*, permanent representative of 
the Plurinational State of Bolivia to the United Nations, in the debate 
of the United Nations Security Council on maintenance of international 
peace and security: the impact of climate change, New York, July 20, 2011.

    * Read more <http://links.org.au/node/2417>


    BDS: The global struggle for Palestinian rights (video)
    <http://links.org.au/node/2416>

July 21, 2011 -- *Omar Barghouti* is an independent Palestinian 
commentator and human rights activist. He is a founding member of the 
Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel 
(PACBI) and the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaign against 
Israel. The talk (above) was presented on July 1, 2011, at the United 
States International Socialist Organization's /Socialism 2011/ 
conference, which was held in Chicago, July 1-4, 2011.


    Europe: Statement by the Anti-Capitalist Left conference
    <http://links.org.au/node/2414>

The following statement was adopted by the anti-capitalist left 
organisations meeting together in London on June 11-12, 2011, on the 
call of the SWP (Britain) and the NPA (France) as a follow-up to the 
previous conferences held in Paris in June 2008 [1], December 2009 [2], 
and May [3] and December [4] 2010. Text from /International Viewpoint/.

    * Read more <http://links.org.au/node/2414>


    South Africa: Fighting the minerals-petroleum-coal complex's wealth
    and woes in Durban <http://links.org.au/node/2413>

By *Patrick Bond* and *Khadija Sharife*

July 19, 2011 -- When African National Congress Youth League leader 
Julius Malema recently proposed the mining industry's partial 
nationalisation -- and asked, quite legitimately, "what is the 
alternative?", of those in the South African Communist Party (SACP) and 
Business Leadership South Africa who threw cold water at him -- a debate 
of enormous ideological magnitude opened in public, which workers, 
communities and environmentalists have already joined in their myriad 
struggles.

    * Read more <http://links.org.au/node/2413>


    Ireland: United Left Alliance confronts big challenges
    <http://links.org.au/node/2411>

By *Dick Nichols*, Dublin
July 16, 2011 -- Ireland's seven-month-old United Left Alliance is the 
"new kid on the block" of European anti-capitalist parties. Launched on 
November 27 last year, it emerged from the February Irish national 
elections---where its name didn't even appear on the ballot paper---with 
five members of the Irish parliament, the Dail. To date the ULA has also 
won 20 positions in local councils and one seat in the European parliament.

    * Read more <http://links.org.au/node/2411>

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international left who are opposed to neoliberal economic and social 
policies. It aims to promote the renewal of the socialist movement in 
the wake of the collapse of the bureaucratic model of "actually existing 
socialism" in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe.

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