[Marxism] What's new at Links: Front de Gauche, Phillipines socialism, Thailand thugs, Chicago Socialist Campaign, Truthout's Cambodia slander

glparramatta glparramatta at greenleft.org.au
Tue Jan 28 00:07:21 MST 2014


What's new at Links: Front de Gauche, Phillipines socialism, Thailand 
thugs, Chicago Socialist Campaign, Truthout's Cambodia slander

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    France: Activist pressure forces truce within Front de Gauche
    <http://links.org.au/node/3683>

By *Dick Nichols*
January 29, 2014 -- To the an almost audible sigh of relief from its 
tens of thousands of activists, the two main forces in France's 
nine-party Left Front (Front de Gauche)---the Communist Party (Parti 
Communiste Français, PCF) and the Left Party (Parti de Gauche) of 
Jean-Luc Mélenchon---have called a halt to hostilities that were not 
only undermining its chances in France's March municipal elections but 
also those of the Party of the European Left (PGE) in the May 25 
European poll.

  * Read more <http://links.org.au/node/3683>


    Philippines: 'Forward, bayanihang sosyalismo!' Popularising a
    socialism 'with local colour' <http://links.org.au/node/3679>

Introduction by *Reihana Mohideen*
January 24, 2014 -- The following is the English-language translation of 
a document on /bayanihan/ socialism that was presented at the convention 
of the Philippines socialist party Partido lakas ng Masa (Party of the 
Labouring Masses, PLM) in December 2013.

  * Read more <http://links.org.au/node/3679>


    Thailand: Anti-democratic thugs unleash violence around Bangkok's
    voting stations <http://links.org.au/node/3682>

By *Giles Ji Ungpakorn*
January 27, 2014 -- On January 26, the Democrat Party's mad dogs 
unleashed violence around Bangkok's voting stations. Voting stations 
throughout the country were supposed to be open for people to cast their 
votes in advance on the February 2 general election. Advanced voting is 
a required service since it is compulsory for people to cast their ballot.

  * Read more <http://links.org.au/node/3682>


    United States: Victory in Seattle inspires Chicago Socialist
    Campaign <http://links.org.au/node/3681>

By *Andrew Mortazavi*
January 24, 2014 -- If a socialist can win an election in Seattle, why 
not Chicago? That was the spirit at the University of Illinois-Chicago's 
Jane Addams Hull House Museum on January 22, where close to 100 
Chicagoans gathered for the founding meeting of the Chicago Socialist 
Campaign. Drawing on the example of Seattle's Kshama Sawant---who in 
November became the first socialist in recent memory elected to a city 
council---the campaign seeks to run a socialist candidate for alderman 
in Chicago's 2015 city council race.

  * Read more <http://links.org.au/node/3681>


    Cambodia: Truthout's outrageous attack on garment workers' struggle
    for a living wage <http://links.org.au/node/3678>

By *Chrek Sophea*, Phnom Penh
January 20, 2014 -- I was deeply saddened to read the article by Anne 
Elizabeth Moore titled "What's the Price of Workers' Lives in 
Cambodia?", published on January 17 in the US-based Truth-out.org 
website. This story contained an outrageous attack on the Cambodian 
garment workers' demonstration over the minimum wage by a well-known 
Cambodian blogger, academic and human rights activist Sopheap Chak.

  * Read more <http://links.org.au/node/3678>

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