[Marxism] What's new at Links: Luxemburg, Lenin, Levi; Reminiscences of Nelson Mandela; In 2013, workers tried new alliances; Timor Leste & Australia

glparramatta glparramatta at greenleft.org.au
Wed Jan 1 00:29:39 MST 2014


What's new at Links: Luxemburg, Lenin, Levi; Reminiscences of Nelson 
Mandela; In 2013, workers tried new alliances; Timor Leste & Australia

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    Luxemburg, Lenin, Levi: Rethinking revolutionary history
    <http://links.org.au/node/3648>

December 14, 2013 -- /Left Streamed/ 
<http://www.socialistproject.ca/leftstreamed/ls198.php>, posted at 
/Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal/ 
<http://links.org.au/node/3648>with permission

Moderated by *Jackie Esmonde*. Presentations by:

  * *John Riddell*, editor of Toward the United Front: Proceedings of
    the Fourth Congress of the Communist International.
  * *Paul Kellogg*, author of "The Only Hope of the Revolution is the
    Crowd: The Limits of Z(iz(ek's Leninism", International Journal of
    Z(iz(ek Studies.

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    Reminiscences of Nelson Mandela and the US anti-apartheid movement
    <http://links.org.au/node/3647>

By *Ike Nahem*

        /Poverty is not an accident. Like slavery and apartheid, it is
        man-made and can be removed by the actions of human beings./ --
        Nelson Mandela

December 29, 2013 -- The outpouring of emotion and dignified 
appreciation that met the passing of Nelson Mandela on December 5, 2013, 
flowed like a raging river from every nation and people on the planet. 
It was a grief tempered by a jubilation and wonderment at the life of 
this great and humble human being.

While it is certainly true that Mandela's death resonated most 
powerfully with the South African people and particularly with oppressed 
and exploited working people worldwide, it is also the case that Mandela 
was admired and loved by countless millions from all social classes and 
walks of life with any democratic and anti-racist principles, who were 
sincerely touched and inspired by his amazing life, his example and his 
deeds.

I had the unforgettable experience -- and the thrill of a lifetime -- to 
meet, shake hands and exchange a few words with Nelson Mandela.

  * Read more <http://links.org.au/node/3647>


    United States: In 2013, workers tried new angles and alliances
    <http://links.org.au/node/3649>

By *Jenny Brown*
December 30, 2013 -- Lean meanness stalked workplaces. The political and 
economic outlook continued dismal. But the year was marked by workers 
trying new things and setting higher standards, for their employers, 
their unions, and---in the case of low-wage workers---their pay.

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    Australia's national interest versus Timor-Leste, 1941-2006
    <http://links.org.au/node/3625>

By *Gaetano Greco*, *Francesco Faraci* and *Michael Cooke*

/In our Manichaean enthusiasms we in the West made haste to dispense 
whenever possible with the economic, intellectual and institutional 
baggage of the twentieth century and encouraged others to do so 
likewise... Not only did we fail to learn very much from the past -- 
this would hardly have been remarkable. But we have become stridently 
insistent -- in our economic calculations, our political practices, our 
international strategies, even our educational priorities -- that the 
past has nothing of interest to teach us. Ours, we insist, is a new 
world; its risks and opportunities are without precedent. -- /Tony 
Judt<http://links.org.au/node?page=1#_ftn1>

  * Read more <http://links.org.au/node/3625>

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