[Marxism] What's new at Links: Ebola, capitalism & Cuba; Slovenia; Malaysia & Thailand; Asian socialism conf.; Mexico crisis; Raj Patel; Pope meets movements

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Wed Dec 3 00:01:12 MST 2014

What's new at Links: Ebola, capitalism & Cuba; Slovenia; Malaysia & 
Thailand; Asian socialism conf.; Mexico crisis; Raj Patel; Pope meets 
movements; Ukraine site

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    Ebola crisis: Cuba shows the world how it is done

By *Rupen Savoulian*
November 24, 2014 -- The head of the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr 
Margaret Chan, was speaking about the terrible crisis afflicting the 
poor West African countries Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, namely, 
the growing outbreak of the Ebola virus disease. This condition is a 
fatal disease, transmitted from undomesticated animals to people, and is 
transmitted by contact with the bodily fluids of an infected person.

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    Building a united left in Slovenia: interview with Miha Kordis( MP

*Miha Kordis(*interviewed by *Denis Rogatyuk*
November 2/7/, 2014 -- Miha Kordis( (pictured above) is a member of the 
Slovenian national parliament for the Initiative for Democratic 
Socialism (IDS), a radical left political party, which is part of the 
United Left electoral front.
*Miha, could you tell us about recent developments of the United Left in 

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    Malaysia: 'Thailand's dictator is NOT welcome! Democracy NOW for
    Thailand!' <http://links.org.au/node/4178>

Joint statement by the *Socialist Party of Malaysia* and others (see below)
December 1, 2014 -- We, the undersigned organisations, condemn the 
Najib-led Malaysian government for receiving the official visit of 
military coup leader from Thailand, Prayuth Chan-ocha. The reception for 
Prayuth is an act that recognises and lends legitimacy to the illegal 
government in Thailand that grabbed power through a military coup and 
the suppression of democracy since May this year.

  * Read more <http://links.org.au/node/4178>

    Philippines: Successful Asian Socialism Conference

By *Reihana Mohideen*, Partido Lakas ng Masa (PLM) international desk
December 2, 2014 -- A very successful Asian Socialism Conference was 
held in the Philippines, November 28-29, followed by a rally on November 
30. Around 350 delegates participated in the conference, well exceeding 
our target of 250 leaders who had registered prior to the conference. A 
contingent of around 3000 rallied and marched on November 30 to mark 
Bonficacio National Hero's Day.The conference was organised by the 
Partido Lakas ng Masa (Party of the Labouring Masses, PLM).

  * Read more <http://links.org.au/node/4177>

    Dan La Botz: 'We are all Ayotzniapa!' Mexico crisis deepens

By *Dan La Botz*
November 29, 2014 -- The Mexican government confronts a major political 
crisis on two fronts. The first is as a result of the massacre and 
kidnapping that took place on September 26 when police and other 
assailants in Ayotzinapa, Guerrero killed six, wounded 25 and kidnapped 
43 students. Since the massacre and kidnapping, there have been 
demonstrations in Guerrero, Mexico City and several other states, some 
of them massive and some violent. Mexicans are appalled at the abduction 
of these young people and indignant at both the involvement of local 
officials and police and the national government's failure to deal with 
the issue.

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    Raj Patel on nutrition, gender and food security in Africa

November 27, 2014 -- *Raj Patel*, the author of /Stuffed and Starved: 
The Hidden Battle for the World Food System/ and /The Value of Nothing/, 
speaks on "Nutrition, Gender and Food Security in Africa". Patel is a 
research professor in the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University 
of Texas, a visiting professor at the Unit for the Humanities at Rhodes 
University in South Africa and a fellow at the Institute for Food and 
Development Policy. His current writing and film project is "Generation 
Food". The event is sponsored by UT's Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center 
for Human Rights and Justice.

    Challenging the globalisation of indifference: Pope Francis meets
    with popular movements <http://links.org.au/node/4172>

By *Judith Marshall*
November 21, 2014 -- I have recently returned from three fascinating 
days in Rome where I participated in a World Meeting of Popular 
Movements. This event brought to the Vatican a throng of articulate 
delegates from among the poor and excluded of the 21st Century, people 
fighting for land, for housing, for work and for dignity. Pope Francis 
was a central force in creating this gathering in Rome. Our meeting with 
him in the Old Synod Hall of the Basilica was a high point.

  * Read more <http://links.org.au/node/4172>

    New website for Ukraine news and analysis

By *Roger Annis*
November 26, 2014 -- Following several months of preparatory work, a new 
website providing information and analysis of the war and political 
crisis in Ukraine is now online. The website is titled */The New Cold 
War: Ukraine and beyond/*.

  * Read more <http://links.org.au/node/4171>

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