[Marxism] What's new at Links: CPI-ML, Malaysia, Hong Kong dockers, left unity in Britain, Espanol, Lebowitz, 'Take back the the wealth!', Venezuela, May Day, ULA Ireland

glparramatta glparramatta at greenleft.org.au
Wed May 8 02:08:37 MDT 2013

What's new at Links: CPI-ML, Malaysia, Hong Kong dockers, left unity in 
Britain, Espanol, Lebowitz, 'Take back the the wealth!', Venezuela, May 
Day, ULA Ireland

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    India: CPI-ML congress pledges to deepen people's resistance

By *Sue Bolton*, Ranchi
May 4, 2013 -- Politicians often describe India as "the world's biggest 
democracy". When I attended the 9th congress of the Communist Party of 
India (Marxist Leninist) Liberation (CPI-ML) on April 2-7, 2013, I found 
that the reality was somewhat different.

  * Read more <http://links.org.au/node/3332>

    Malaysia: 'Ini kalilah' -- Socialists seek opposition cooperation to
    defeat Barisan Nasional regime <http://links.org.au/node/3325>

By *Peter Boyle
*April 29, 2013 -- The Socialist Party of Malaysia (PSM) contested four 
seats in the May 5 general elections, one federal parliamentary seat and 
three state assembly seats. In the lead-up to the election, the PSM 
painstakingly sought to negotiate with other opposition parties to avoid 
a three-corner contest with the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) in these seats.

  * Read more <http://links.org.au/node/3325>

    Hong Kong dockers claim victory after 40-day strike; Interview with
    dockers' leader <http://links.org.au/node/3337>

/Workers and protesters holding a defaced portrait of Hong Kong 
billionaire Li Ka-shing march on May Day, May 1, 2013. Thousands of 
workers, local labour rights groups, socialists and striking dockworkers 
joined in. The Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions said a record 
5000 people took part in its march from Victoria Park to government 
headquarters before ending near tycoon Li Ka-shing's Cheung Kong Center./

By *Ellen David Friedman*
May 7, 2013 -- The 40-day strike of more than 500 dockworkers at the 
Port of Hong Kong ended on May 6 with a settlement that included a 9.8 
per cent wage increase, non-retaliation against strikers and a written 
agreement, all of which had been fiercely resisted by the four 
contractors targeted in the strike. Strikers accepted the offer by a 90 
per cent vote.

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    Britain: New opportunities for left realignment

By *Alan Thornett*
May 4, 2013 -- The impact of austerity has thrown politics in Britain 
into turmoil. Both parties of the ruling coalition government -- the 
Conservative Party (Tories) and the Liberal Democrats -- lost heavily in 
municipal elections in England last week to the United Kingdom 
Independence Party (UKIP) -- a right-wing, populist, anti-immigration 
party that is pulling all the main parties to the right. Labour's 
performance was better but poor, since its answer to austerity is its 
own brand of austerity and it has pandered to anti-immigrant sentiment.

  * Read more <http://links.org.au/node/3333>

    `Foro Social Latinamericano', May 2013 issue: Green Left Weekly's
    Spanish-language supplement <http://links.org.au/node/3331>

May 7, 2013 -- Providing facts and analysis, and publicising and 
organising Latin America solidarity activities in Australia, /Green Left 
Weekly and Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal /has sought 
to promote greater understanding and solidarity between the people of 
Australia and Latin America.

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    Michael Lebowitz: Primitive accumulation versus contested
    reproduction (video <http://links.org.au/node/3330>

By*Michael A. Lebowitz*, Ljubljana
May 4, 2013 -- If we don't understand a system as it is fully developed 
[its "being"] and thus its critical characteristics, we cannot 
investigate the "becoming" of those characteristics.

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    Australian socialists: `Take back the wealth! Put mines, banks and
    energy in the hands of the people!' <http://links.org.au/node/3329>

Election broadsheet of the *Socialist Alliance*, Australia
May 1, 2013 -- Bring the mining industry, the big banks and the energy 
companies under public/community ownership and control, so that they can 
be run in a way that respects Aboriginal rights, the environment and 
social justice. The urgent need to address climate change alone demands 
that these industries be immediately taken out of the hands of the 
billionaires and their global corporations and operated as 
not-for-profit public services under the democratic control of the majority.

  * Read more <http://links.org.au/node/3329>

    Venezuela: Reaffirmation, warning and encouragement for the
    revolution <http://links.org.au/node/3328>

By *Luis Bilbao*, Caracas; translated by***Jacqueline Reinel*and 
*Fernando Torres*

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    Long live May Day! Workers of the world unite!

May Day message from the *Socialist Alliance*, Australia
May 1, 2013 -- As workers around the world take to the streets to 
celebrate May Day, we are sharply aware that the capitalist system has 
reached a point of development where it threatens the habitability of 
the planet on which we all live.

  * Read more <http://links.org.au/node/3327>

    Ireland: What's left after the ULA? <http://links.org.au/node/3326>

By *Henry Silke*, Dublin
April 29, 2013 -- This brief report intends to outline the situation 
within the Irish left following the slow implosion of the United Left 
Alliance (ULA).

  * Read more <http://links.org.au/node/3326>

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