[Marxism] What's new at Links: Chile, the other 9-11; Marta Harnecker, Marxism & ecology, visit Venezuela, Allende, Turkey, Syria, 'environmental catastrophism'?

glparramatta glparramatta at greenleft.org.au
Wed Sep 11 02:04:10 MDT 2013

What's new at Links: Chile, the other 9-11; Marta Harnecker, Marxism & 
ecology, visit Venezuela, Allende, Turkey, Syria, 'environmental 

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    The other September 11: US backed coup in Chile, 1973

An excerpt from *John Pilger*'s documentary /The War on Democracy/, 
which recounts the involvement of the United States government in the 
brutal 1973 military coup that overthrew the democratic socialist 
government of President Salvador Allende -- paradoxically on September 
11. It ushered in a regime of torture and tyranny. [Click *HERE 
<http://links.org.au/node/649>* to watch Pilger's full film.]

Below, see director *Ken Loach*'s moving contribution to the /11"9'01/ 

Watch at http://links.org.au/node/1242

    New pamphlet by Marta Harnecker: 'Instruments for doing politics

September 5, 2013
By *Marta Harnecker*, translated by *Elizabeth Briemberg* and revised by 
*Fred Fuentes* and *Bill Fletcher*

  * Read more <http://links.org.au/node/3510>

    Simon Butler: Marxism and the ecological revolution (audio)

September 4, 2013 -- Australian Socialist Alliance 
<http://www.socialist-alliance.org> national executive member *Simon 
Butler* gave this speech, "Marxism and the ecological revolution", at 
the Marxism 2013 conference <http://marxismconference.org/>, which was 
held in Melbourne, Australia, over March 28-31. The conference was 
organised by Socialist Alternative. Butler explores Karl Marx and 
Friedrich Engels' much neglected insights into the anti-ecological 
dynamic of capitalism, a system based on the dual exploitation of labour 
and nature.

  * Read more <http://links.org.au/node/3501>

    Rego date extended for 2013 solidarity brigade to Venezuela: Witness
    a people's revolution! <http://links.org.au/node/3506>

September 10, 2013 -- The registraion date for those wishing to join the 
Australia-Venezuela Solidarity Network 
<http://venezuelasolidarity.org>'s next brigade to revolutionary 
Venezuela has been *extended to October 1, 2013*. Don't miss out! The 
solidarity tour, to run from *December 4 to 13* *this year*, will be the 
first AVSN brigade since the election of President Nicolas Maduro 
following the death of Hugo Chavez.

  * Read more <http://links.org.au/node/3506>

    Chile: Allende's foreign policy was a forerunner for today's Latin
    America <http://links.org.au/node/3505>

By *Jorge Magasich*, translated for /Links International Journal of 
Socialist Renewal /by *Richard Fidler*
September 10, 2013 -- When Salvador Allende took office in November 
1970, Chile was aligned with the United States. The foreign policy of 
his Popular Unity (UP -- Unidad Popular) government, a coalition of 
almost all the left parties, broke sharply from this Cold War bloc.

  * Read more <http://links.org.au/node/3505>

    Turkey: The Gezi uprising and the renewal of the left

By*I. Zekeriya Ayman*
August 30, 2013 --Ender Imrek is a member of the Taksim Platform, the 
key organising centre during the Gezi Park protests. He is also former 
vice-president of the revolutionary socialist party Labour Party-Turkey 
(EMEP) and a central executive member of left-wing umbrella group the 
People's Democratic Congress (HDK).

  * Read more <http://links.org.au/node/3504>

    Syria: Pakistan socialists condemn the impending US-led bombing

*[For more left statements on the crisis in Syria, and more coverage, 
click HERE.] <http://links.org.au/taxonomy/term/314>*

September 6, 2013 -- Statement by the *Awami Workers Party*, Pakistan
We condemn the impending us bombing of Syria and the hypocrisy of the 
Pakistani government -- including the armed forces -- which claim to be 
against such aggression but themselves pander to the dictates of 
imperialist powers. We similarly reject the claims of right-wing parties 
that are parading themselves as committed anti-imperialists, both in 
Pakistan and around the Muslim world. In fact such parties have enjoyed 
a consensual relationship with imperialist powers and ruling classes in 
Muslim countries to the detriment of the left.

  * Read more <http://links.org.au/node/3503>

    The myth of 'environmental catastrophism'

By *Ian Angus*
September 2013 -- Between October 2010 and April 2012, over 250,000 
people, including 133,000 children under five, died of hunger caused by 
drought in Somalia. Millions more survived only because they received 
food aid. Scientists at the UK Met Centre have shown that human-induced 
climate change made this catastrophe much worse than it would otherwise 
have been.

  * Read more <http://links.org.au/node/3502>

    Motsotso wa NUMSA (The NUMSA moment): South Africa's most radical
    trade union (video) <http://links.org.au/node/3500>

September 4, 2013 -- The *National Union of Metalworkers of South 
Africa* (NUMSA) is the most radical and most political trade union in 
South Africa today. It opposes the deepening neoliberal economic 
policies of the South African government, which is led by the African 
National Congress. It is opposed to recent attacks on the Congress of 
South African Trade Unions (COSATU) aimed at weakening that body's 
political independence and militancy, and it campaigns for socialist 
policies and serious approaches to the question of workers' rights and 
climate change.

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