[Marxism] What's new at Links: Indian anti rape protests, Socialist Alliance, Marxism & ecology, Michael Lebowitz, S.Africa, S. Korea, Álvaro García Linera, Tar Sands & Indigenous rights,
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What's new at Links: Indian anti rape protests, Socialist Alliance,
Marxism & ecology, Michael Lebowitz, S.Africa, S. Korea, Álvaro García
Linera, Tar Sands & Indigenous rights,
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India: 'Defend women's right to freedom without fear!
By *Kavita Krishnan*, Delhi
December 24, 2012 -- In the midst of the unspeakable horror of a rape
and attempted murder in Delhi is a spark of hope that we nurture,
cradling it with our hands lest it be snuffed out, helping the spark to
grow into a steadier flame -- and then spread into a forest fire.
* Read more <http://links.org.au/node/3158>
Australia: Socialist Alliance 9th national conference, Geelong,
January 18-20, 2013 <http://links.org.au/node/3155>
The ninth national conference of the *Socialist Alliance* will be held
in Geelong (Victoria), from January 18-20, 2013.
* Read more <http://links.org.au/node/3155>
Rising profits, sinking planet: socialist solutions to the climate
*/"We have to put limits on the [capitalist] system's operation ...
which means building a mass movement that has to build into itself not
just the question of ecological justice, but also the question of social
justice ... a movement with the radicalism of the 1960s' social
movements with the social power of the union movements of the 1930s"/ --
* Read more <http://links.org.au/node/3157>
Michael Lebowitz: What makes the working class a revolutionary
By *Michael Lebowitz*
December 2012 -- What makes the working class a revolutionary subject?
Not Hegelian mysticism --- that it is the universal class or the vulgar
copy of the Absolute Spirit. Nor is the working class a revolutionary
subject because of its physical location --- that it is strategically
placed to stop the wheels of industry.
* Read more <http://links.org.au/node/3156>
South Africa: Politics, profits and policing after the Marikana
By *Patrick Bond*
December 20, 2012 -- As the official judicial investigating commission
into the Marikana Massacre draws to a close in 2012, with many weeks of
testimony in 2013 still ahead, what did the South African Police Service
(SAPS) learn from their behaviour?
* Read more <http://links.org.au/node/3154>
South Korea: The presidential election and the radical left
By *Young-su Won*
December 20, 2012 -- On the night of December 19, the whole nation was
waiting for the final result of the presidential election; at midnight
Park Geun-hye was declared winner, with 15.75 million votes or 51.5%.
Her opponent from the main opposition United Democratic Party (UDP),
Moon Jae-in, won 14.67 million votes or 48.80%. Park Geun-hye is
daughter of former military dictator Park Chung-hee (1961-1979) and was
the candidate of the ruling Sae-nu-ri party (Sae-nu-ri means a new
world). She narrowly led the polls throughout the campaign.
* Read more <http://links.org.au/node/3153>
Alvaro Garcia Linera: Geopolitics of the Amazon --
Patrimonial-Hacendado power and capitalist accumulation
Introduction and translation by *Richard Fidler*
December 2012 -- *Álvaro García Linera* is one of Latin America's
leading Marxist intellectuals. He is also the vice-president of Bolivia
--- the "co-pilot", as he says, to President Evo Morales, and an
articulate exponent of the government's policies and strategic orientation.
* Read more <http://links.org.au/node/3152>
Canada: The creative potential of Indigenous social initiatives
Speech by *Art Sterritt*, introductory comment by *John Riddell*
December 15, 2012 -- Speaking in Toronto, on November 17, 2012, at a
conference against tar sands pipelines, *Art Sterritt *(pictured above)
of the Coastal First Nations in British Columbia gave a dramatic account
of his peoples' initiatives for ecological justice in the province.
Sterritt is among the main spokespersons of the powerful campaign in
B.C. against tar sands pipelines.
* Read more <http://links.org.au/node/3151>
Australia: Socialist Alliance to endorse and participate in Marxism
Joint statement by *Socialist Alliance* and *Socialist Alternative*,
December 13, 2012 -- The National Executives of the Socialist Alliance
and Socialist Alternative agreed on December 13 to terms under which
Socialist Alliance and /Green Left Weekly/ will endorse and participate
in the Marxism 2013 conference to be held in Melbourne, March 28-April
* Read more <http://links.org.au/node/3150>
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