[Marxism] What's new at Links: Zapatistas, Cambodia, climate, Clara Zetkin, inequality, S. Korea, Egypt, after the SWP, Libya, Adam Hanieh, Latin American elections

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Tue Jan 14 23:30:51 MST 2014


What's new at Links: Zapatistas, Cambodia, climate, Clara Zetkin, 
inequality, S. Korea, Egypt, after the SWP, Libya, Adam Hanieh, Latin 
American elections

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    20 years since the Chiapas rebellion: the Zapatistas, their politics
    and impact <http://links.org.au/node/3666>

By *Dan La Botz*
January 14, 2014 -- The Chiapas rebellion led by the Zapatistas took 
place 20 years ago this month. What was the importance of the rebellion 
and of the Zapatistas? What was the impact at the time? And what has 
been its political legacy? What is the role of the Zapatistas in Mexico 
today?

  * Read more <http://links.org.au/node/3666>


    Cambodia: Striking garment workers killed in brutal repression:
    interview, photos <http://links.org.au/node/3665>

  [TAKE ACTION to support Cambodian garment and textile workers in their 
call for a fair living wage, sign the petition by IndustriALL Global 
Union, UNI Global Union and ITUC 
<http://www.industriall-union.org/global-union-bodies-demand-justice-for-cambodian-workers>.]

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*Chrek Sophea*, former garment worker and interim coordinator of the 
Worker's Information Centre (WIC), a women garment workers' base 
association in Phnom Penh, interviewed by *Peter Boyle*

  * Read more <http://links.org.au/node/3665>


    The new revolutionaries: Climate scientists demand radical change
    <http://links.org.au/node/3664>

By *Renfrey Clarke*
January 9, 2014 -- "Today, after two decades of bluff and lies, the 
remaining 2°C budget demands revolutionary change to the political and 
economic hegemony." That was in a blog posting last year by Kevin 
Anderson, professor of energy and climate change at Manchester 
University. One of Britain's most eminent climate scientists, Anderson 
is also deputy director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research.

  * Read more <http://links.org.au/node/3664>


    Clara Zetkin in the lion's den: Workers' unity and feminism at a
    Comintern congress <http://links.org.au/node/3663>

By *John Riddell*
January 14, 2014 -- In 1921, when the Communist International 
(Comintern) held its Third World Congress, Clara Zetkin was the most 
widely respected Communist outside Russia. Yet she was the victim of 
vigorous efforts on the eve of the congress to vilify her and drive her 
out of the Comintern leadership, if not from the movement. Nonetheless, 
she ranks, together with Lenin and Leon Trotsky, among the dominant 
intellectual figures at the congress.

  * Read more <http://links.org.au/node/3663>


    Inequality will be the issue for 2014 <http://links.org.au/node/3667>

By *Mike Treen*,**national director of the *Unite union* (New Zealand)
January 14, 2014 -- Everyone from the Pope Francis to US President 
Barack Obama is bemoaning the effect that inequality is having on the 
world today. It is even being blamed for the depth of the economic 
recession and the weakness of the current recovery because it is claimed 
that poorer people spend a larger portion of their income than the rich 
who save more and thus more equal income would help revitalise the economy.

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    South Korea: Rail workers strike against privatisation, general
    strike called <http://links.org.au/node/3662>

By *Li San*
January 8, 2014 -- South Korea's railway workers have ended a 22-day 
strike, the longest such stoppage in the country's history. Though they 
didn't win a clear victory, they succeeded in placing the issue of 
privatisation in public focus.

  * Read more <http://links.org.au/node/3662>


    Egypt: Mass protests grow as military drags country back to
    dictatorship <http://links.org.au/node/3661>

By *Roger Annis*
January 11, 2014 -- The military-dominated regime that seized power in 
Egypt in July 2013 has escalated its attacks on freedom and democracy in 
the country. A series of pronouncements were issued in late December, 
including the banning of the country's largest political movement, the 
Muslim Brotherhood. By all evidence, Egypt's economic and military elite 
are taking the country back to the darkest days of the rule of former 
dictator Hosni Mubarak or even farther into the abyss.

  * Read more <http://links.org.au/node/3661>


    Britain: After the SWP -- a moment for revolutionary ambition
    <http://links.org.au/node/3660>

January 9, 2014 -- Britain's Socialist Workers Party (SWP) has been in 
crisis for over a year after the central committee's handling of a rape 
allegation against one of the party's leaders sparked a huge opposition. 
Now the last of this opposition, those who chose to stay and take the 
fight to a second annual conference in December 2013, have resigned as a 
bloc and are discussing what to do next.*Tom Walker*, part of an earlier 
wave of resignations, lays out a way forward based on what he's learned 
since leaving the SWP.

  * Read more <http://links.org.au/node/3660>


    Libya's continuing struggle for democracy
    <http://links.org.au/node/3659>

By *Chris Slee*
January 9, 2014 -- In recent months there has been a wave of protests 
against militias in Libya's cities. The militias are armed groups 
originally formed during the 2011 civil war. Most are based in 
particular towns or regions, but they sometimes try to exercise power 
over a wider area. There is widespread resentment at their arbitrary 
exercise of power. One protester told the /Libya Herald/ that the 
militias "terrorise, steal and kidnap people".

  * Read more <http://links.org.au/node/3659>


    Adam Hanieh on his new book: 'Lineages of Revolt: Issues of
    Contemporary Capitalism in the Middle East'
    <http://links.org.au/node/3658>

*Adam Hanieh* interviewed
January 8, 2014*
Jadaliyya: What made you write this book and what are its key themes?
Adam Hanieh:* The book was written over the course of 2011 and 2012 and 
was intended as a contribution to some of the debates that emerged in 
these first years of the Arab uprisings.

  * Read more <http://links.org.au/node/3658>


    Venezuela and Chile: Election wins advance left agenda
    <http://links.org.au/node/3657>

By *Roger Burbach*
January 7, 2014 -- Elections in Venezuela and Chile in December 2013 
molded the political panorama of Latin America for the coming year, 
providing a new opening for left-leaning governments and the advance of 
post-neoliberal policies in the region.

  * Read more <http://links.org.au/node/3657>

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