[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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Thu Dec 27 23:38:41 MST 2012


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!
    <http://links.org.au/node/3158>

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
    crisis <http://links.org.au/node/3157>

*/"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"/ -- 
Chris Williams*.

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    Michael Lebowitz: What makes the working class a revolutionary
    subject? <http://links.org.au/node/3156>

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.

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    South Africa: Politics, profits and policing after the Marikana
    Massacre <http://links.org.au/node/3154>

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
    <http://links.org.au/node/3153>

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.

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    Alvaro Garcia Linera: Geopolitics of the Amazon --
    Patrimonial-Hacendado power and capitalist accumulation
    <http://links.org.au/node/3152>

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.

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    Canada: The creative potential of Indigenous social initiatives
    <http://links.org.au/node/3151>

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.

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    Australia: Socialist Alliance to endorse and participate in Marxism
    2013 <http://links.org.au/node/3150>

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 
1, 2013.

  * Read more <http://links.org.au/node/3150>

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