[Marxism] What's new at Links: Venezuelan election; Richard Seymour, Tariq Ali, Gerry Adams on Thatcher; Parti de Gauche; Mauritius; Hong Kong dockers; Quebec; Chris Hani

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Wed Apr 17 01:55:30 MDT 2013

What's new at Links: Venezuelan election; Richard Seymour, Tariq Ali, 
Gerry Adams on Thatcher; Parti de Gauche; Mauritius; Hong Kong dockers; 
Quebec; Chris Hani

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    Eyewitness Venezuela: Maduro wins close victory; Right wing reacts
    violently <http://links.org.au/node/3303>

By *Ryan Mallett-Outtrim*, Merida
April 16, 2013 -- The room erupted into cheers when the election result 
was announced. For hours, the city of Merida's most ardent supporters of 
socialist presidential candidate Nicolas Maduro had gathered in the 
local offices of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV). 
However, after a few moments, the closeness of the numbers sank in.

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    Richard Seymour: Margaret Thatcher, an obituary from below

For more on *Thatcherism, click HERE* 
By *Richard Seymour*
April 11, 2013 -- Thatcher's great achievements were also what made her 
so vile. Her many talents were harnessed to bigoted, class-supremacist ends.

  * Read more <http://links.org.au/node/3302>

    France: Parti de Gauche vows to build 'citizens' revolution' for
    ecosocialism <http://links.org.au/node/3301>


By *Dick Nichols*
April 12, 2013 -- At the third national congress of the Left Party 
(Parti de Gauche) held in Bordeaux from March 22 to 24, France's newest 
and fastest-growing socialist group seemed to come of age. Only four 
years old, the Left Party was born after its leading figure, Jean-Luc 
Melenchon, a long-time leader of left currents in the Socialist Party 
(PS), abandoned it after the tendencies in the PS opposing neoliberal 
austerity mustered only 19% support at its 2008 congress.

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    Australia-Venezuela Solidarity Network: The Venezuelan people have
    spoken! Respect the democratic process! <http://links.org.au/node/3305>

          The Venezuelan people have spoken: Nicolas Maduro is president

          End the opposition violence! Respect the democratic process!

          No US-backed intervention in Venezuela!

April 17, 2013 -- The *Australia-Venezuela Solidarity Network* 
<http://venezuelasolidarity.org> joins with all those voices for 
democracy and peace to call for an immediate end to the 
opposition-initiated violence now occurring in Venezuela.

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    Understanding Venezuela's election result: 'This time it was up to
    us to do it alone, and we won' <http://links.org.au/node/3304>


By *Tamara Pearson*, Merida
April 15, 2013 -- Things are chaotic here, as we recover from the 
surprise, disappointment and a bit of hurt from the election results, 
but also go out in the street to express our support for those results, 
and to defend the national electoral system, one of the best and most 
secure voting systems in the world in a country which just loves to vote.

  * Read more <http://links.org.au/node/3304>

    Mauritius: Flash flood hits Lalit de Klas's offices and archives

By *Lindsay Collen*/
[Please contact Lalit de Klas at lalitmail at intnet.mu 
<mailto:lalitmail at intnet.mu> to offer solidarity or assistance.]/
April 5, 2013 -- Mauritius' revolutionary socialists, organised in the 
Lalit de Klas party (Lalit), have been in total crisis mode after the 
terrible flash floods in and around the capital Port Louis, floods in 
which people lost their lives in the centre of town, caught in 
underpasses and underground parking garages.

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    Dock workers defy Hong Kong's richest person, seek solidarity,
    attract huge support <http://links.org.au/node/3298>

By the *Union of Hong Kong Dockers*
April 9, 2013 -- Hundred members of the Union of Hong Kong Dockers 
(UHKD) are striking to demand pay rise while their wages have not risen 
in the past 15 years.

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    Québec: Québec solidaire in search of a second wind; Federal NDP
    meets in Montréal -- another missed opportunity?

    The first article below is a translation and slight modification of
    original article published in French on Marc Bonhomme's blog, March
    29, 2013. The second article, by Richard Fidler, deals with the New
    Democratic Party's position on Quebec.

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    South Africa: Chris Hani would be angry at ANC 'adopting our class
    opponents' policies' <http://links.org.au/node/3296>

By the *National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa*
April 10, 2013 -- On April 10, 1993, the serving general secretary of 
the South African Communist Party (SACP), African National Congress 
(ANC) national executive committee (NEC) and popular leader Comrade 
Chris Hani was gunned down by Janusz Walus outside his home in New Dawn 
Park, Boksburg.

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    (Updated April 14) Thatcher and Thatcherism: Don't let them re-write
    history! <http://links.org.au/node/3295>

By *Dave Kellaway*
April 9, 2013 -- If we need yet another argument about why we must put 
our political energies into building a fighting alternative to [the 
Labour Party] then compare and contrast these statements on the death of 
Margaret Thatcher

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    Tariq Ali: 'Thatcherism continues'; Gerry Adams: `Thatcher did great
    hurt <http://links.org.au/node/3294>

April 9, 2013 --Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams commenting on the death 
today of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher said: Margaret 
Thatcher did great hurt to the Irish and British people during her time 
as British prime minister. Working-class communities were devastated in 
Britain because of her policies.

  * Read more <http://links.org.au/node/3294>

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