[Marxism] What's new at Links: 'Broad left parties' debate; Asia; feminism; Iraq; Evo Morales; Russia imperialist?; Malaysia; Ireland; Gerry Adams; Kagarlitsky; Venezuela
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Wed Jun 25 01:35:53 MDT 2014
What's new at Links: 'Broad left parties' debate; Asia; feminism; Iraq;
Evo Morales; Russia imperialist?; Malaysia; Ireland; Gerry Adams;
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'Broad left parties': Murray Smith replies to Socialist
Alternative's Mick Armstrong <http://links.org.au/node/3919>
By *Murray Smith*
June 23, 2014 -- /Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal/ --
Mick Armstrong of Socialist Alternative, Australia, has written an
article which sets out to criticise what I have written over the last 15
or so years on broad left parties ("A critique of the writings of Murray
Smith on broad left partes" (PDF), /Marxist Left Review/, Summer 2014).
I would like to reply to some of the points that he makes.
* Read more <http://links.org.au/node/3919>
The 'Asian Century' and ASEAN integration: contradictions and
challenges (now with video)
[The following talk was presented by *Sonny Melencio*, chairperson of
Partido Lakas ng Masa-Philippines (Party of the Labouring Masses),
during the Socialist Alliance 10th national conference in Sydney,
Australia on June 7, 2014.]/
Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal/ -- When I was
travelling from Manila, coming here to Australia, I bought a copy of a
pocketbook that I could read in the plane. It was Dan Brown's novel
entitled /Inferno/. Actually, when the hardbound copy of this book first
hit the bookshops, the Philippines went crazy about a small part of the
novel which referred to Manila as the "gate of hell".
* Read more <http://links.org.au/node/3910>
Kavita Krishnan: 'Capitalism, misogyny and sexual violence' (video)
June 23, 2014 -- Indian revolutionary socialist and feminist *Kavita
Krishnan* presented this talk to participants of the Socialist
Alliance's 10th National conference, held in Sydney June 7, 2014. Kavita
Krishnan is secretary of the All India Progressive Women's Association
(AIPWA), a leader of the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist)
Liberation and editor of the magazine, /Liberation/.
Socialist Alliance: No more military intervention in Iraq!
Statement by *Socialist Alliance* (Australia)
June 19, 2014 -- The US, Australia and other partners-in-crime in the
war on Iraq must not be allowed to use the latest developments in that
country to increase their military intervention in the region. The
Socialist Alliance adds its voice to others in Australia rejecting Prime
Minister Tony Abbott's all-the-way-with-the-USA commitment made to US
President Barack Obama over Iraq.
* Read more <http://links.org.au/node/3918>
Evo Morales: 'Our liberation is for the whole of humanity'
/"Only we can save the source of life and society: Mother Earth. Our
planet is under a death threat from predatory and insane capitalism.
Another world is not only possible, it is indispensable, because
otherwise, no world will be possible."/ -- Evo Morales
Evo Morales, President of Bolivia, gave this remarkable opening talk at
the summit of the Group of 77 plus China, meeting in Santa Clara,
Bolivia, on June 14, 2014.
* Read more <http://links.org.au/node/3917>
Discussion: The 'Russia is imperialist' thesis is wrong
By *Roger Annis*
June 18, 2014 -- The violent coming to power of a rightist regime in
Kyiv, Ukraine in late February 2014 has opened an exceptionally
dangerous political period in Europe. For the first time since World War
II, a European government has representatives of fascist parties as
ministers. These are the ministers of the armed forces, prosecution
service and agriculture, and deputy ministers of national security
(police), education and anti-corruption.
* Read more <http://links.org.au/node/3916>
Socialist Party of Malaysia strides on: 16th national congress
June 17, 2014 -- The Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM, Socialist Party of
Malaysia) ended its June 13-15, 2014, 16th national congress at Port
Dickson on a high note, pledging to continue to play a dominant role in
Malaysian politics as well as working towards a transition program to
enable new leaders to take over and continue the task of building a
strong party rooted in socialist ideology.
* Read more <http://links.org.au/node/3915>
Does Ireland need a new left party? <http://links.org.au/node/3913>
By *Helena Sheehan*
June 16, 2014 -- Does Ireland need a new left party? Yes. Why? We are
involved in a colossal class struggle and we are not winning.
We need to confront the very system that is demanding ever more drastic
redistribution of wealth from below to above, accelerated accumulation
by dispossession, continuing dismantling of the public sphere in favour
of private property and commodified culture.
It is not enough to go issue to issue, to oppose cuts, to denounce
* Read more <http://links.org.au/node/3913>
Ireland: Gerry Adams' radical vision of a 'new republic ... as Wolfe
Tone envisioned' <http://links.org.au/node/3912>
June 15, 2014 -- Sinn Féin Leader *Gerry Adams *delivered the annual
address at the Wolfe Tone commemoration at Bodenstown, County Kildare
today. In the course of a wide ranging speech Gerry Adams said that Sinn
Féin wants to be in government to change Ireland for the better:
* Read more <http://links.org.au/node/3912>
Boris Kagarlitsky on Ukraine: A country that might have been
By *Boris Kagarlitsky*, translated by *Renfrey Clarke* for /Links
International Journal of Socialist Renewal/
* Read more <http://links.org.au/node/3911>
(Updated June 22) Asia-Pacific socialists: 'No US sanctions against
June 17, 2014 -- We, the undersigned parties and organisations in the
Asia region, condemn the moves by the United States government to impose
sanctions on Venezuelan citizens it deems to have "abused human rights".
* Read more <http://links.org.au/node/3909>
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