[Marxism] What's new at Links: Hugo Chavez re-elected, India anti-nuke mvt, Scottish independence, Cuba assists Indigenous Australians, SYRIZA leader speaks

glparramatta glparramatta at greenleft.org.au
Wed Oct 10 02:41:00 MDT 2012


What's new at Links: Hugo Chavez re-elected, India anti-nuke mvt, 
Scottish independence, Cuba assists Indigenous Australians, SYRIZA 
leader speaks

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    Venezuela: Chavez re-elected on platform to deepen revolution; 3
    million people mobilise in support <http://links.org.au/node/3050>

October 9, 2012 -- Venezuela's socialist President Hugo Chavez has won 
the October 7 Venezuelan elections with over 54% of the vote against 45% 
of the vote for right-wing opposition candidate Henrique Capriles. The 
National Electoral Council's Tibisay Lucena announced more than 80% of 
the 19,119,809 registered voters in Venezuela participated in the election.

  * Read more <http://links.org.au/node/3050>


    Venezuela's election: Participatory, passionate democracy vs.
    Western democratic decline; Eyewitness reports
    <http://links.org.au/node/3047>

By *Ewan Robertson*, Venezuela
September 28, 2012 -- I've witnessed the self-assured superiority of 
Paris, the imperial arrogance of Washington, the capitalist decadence of 
New York's Manhattan, parliamentary elections in Germany and my fair 
share of elections in Britain. In none of them have I encountered a 
democratic political culture as profound as Venezuela's.

  * Read more <http://links.org.au/node/3047>


    AVSN solidarity statement: A vital victory for Chavez, Venezuela and
    the Bolivarian revolution <http://links.org.au/node/3051>

*Australia-Venezuela Solidarity Network* statement on the October 7, 
2012, presidential elections

October 9, 2012 -- Three days after more than 3 million people took over 
the streets of Caracas in a huge show of support for Venezuela's 
president Hugo Chavez and his socialist platform, Chavez has won the 
October 7 Venezuelan elections with more than 55% of the vote, against 
right-wing opposition candidate Henrique Capriles' 44%. A record 81% of 
the 19,119,809 registered voters in Venezuela participated in the election.

  * Read more <http://links.org.au/node/3051>


    India: 'Nuclear energy is not a national issue -- it is a global
    issue' -- anti-nuclear movement gains momentum
    <http://links.org.au/node/3049>

*Neeraj Jain *interviewed by*B. Skanthakumar*

October 5, 2012-- The anti-nuclear peoples' movement in India has been 
gathering momentum in recent years. The courageous struggle of women, 
men and children of Idinthakarai village in South India, who are 
resisting the Koodankulam Nuclear Power Plant, and are under siege by 
state security forces -- with more than 56,000 of whom have been falsely 
charged, including 6000 for the offence of "sedition", and 53 imprisoned 
-- has highlighted the people's movement against nuclear energy.

  * Read more <http://links.org.au/node/3049>


    Scotland: Why socialists support independence
    <http://links.org.au/node/3048>

By *Colin Fox*
September 20, 2012  -- Tommy Docherty, the legendary wit and manager of 
Manchester United, once quipped after his team had suffered a 
humiliating defeat, "We lost 4-0 and frankly we were lucky to get the 
nil." The Tories [Conservative Party] in Scotland know just how he felt, 
for they are so hated that out of 56 MPs they have just one, and they 
were lucky to get that! And yet, as incredible as it may seem, their 
coalition partners [in the British government] are despised even more. 
The Liberal Democrats now have no constituency members of the Scottish 
Parliament (MSPs) in mainland Scotland and were "mauled" in last year's 
local elections for "joining" the hated Tories at Westminster.

  * Read more <http://links.org.au/node/3048>


    Australia: Cuba's literacy program a success for Aboriginal
    community (+ photo essay) <http://links.org.au/node/3046>

*See also "Los! Hau Bele! -- `Yo! Si Puedo' comes to Timor Leste: Cuba 
assists the eradication of illiteracy <http://links.org.au/node/1265>". 
For more examples of revolutionary Cuba's internationalism, click HERE 
<http://links.org.au/taxonomy/term/31>.
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By *Fred Fuentes*
September 29, 2012 -- Sixteen Aboriginal adults in the remote Australian 
town of Wilcannia, in outback New South Wales, are the first graduates 
of a groundbreaking trial literacy program that would not have been 
possible without the help of a tiny Caribbean country --- Cuba.

  * Read more <http://links.org.au/node/3046>


    SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras on political and social situation
    facing Greece and Europe <http://links.org.au/node/3045>

September 27, 2012 -- Alexis Tsipras, leader of Greece's left party 
SYRIZA, visited the European Parliament as a guest of the United Left 
Group/Nordic Green Left (GUE/NGL), the coalition of radical left 
parliamentarians in the European Parliament to which SYRIZA is 
affiliated. At a press conference, Tsipras discussed the current 
economic, political and social situation facing Greece and the European 
Union. Chaired by Gabi Zimmer, GUE/NGL president, from Germany's Die 
Linke party.

  * Watch <http://links.org.au/node/3045>

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