[Marxism] What's new at Links: ANZACs, Scotland & Labour, Marta Harnecker, Saudi Arabia & Yemen, Swaziland, Thailand

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Wed Apr 22 02:55:28 MDT 2015

 What's new at Links: ANZACs, Scotland & Labour, Marta Harnecker, Saudi
Arabia & Yemen, Swaziland, Thailand

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Australia & New Zealand: The imperialist reality behind ANZAC myth (updated
2015) <http://links.org.au/node/2277> Australian readers will be subjected
to a more than a week of pro-militarist, jingoistic apologetics for
imperialism leading up to ANZAC Day. Here's some "honest history":
http://links.org.au/taxonomy/term/858 More later in the week.

Scotland: Labour’s love lost? Behind the Scottish Labour Party's looming
collapse <http://links.org.au/node/4383>

By *Andrew Perchard*
April 16, 2015 -- In the midst of last year’s Scottish independence
referendum campaign, a friend and fellow historian of modern Britain,
visiting from the north west of England, recounted his Damascene moment in
grasping the national conversation in Scotland.

   - Read more <http://links.org.au/node/4383>

  Marta Harnecker: The origins of capitalist exploitation

By *Marta Harnecker*, translated by *María Poblete* and *Federico Fuentes*
April 17, 2015 -- *Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal* --
This text incorporates much of booklet #2 from the original series *Cuadernos
de Educación Popular* (Booklets for Popular Education), which was titled
“What is socialism?” and was written by *Marta Harnecker* in collaboration
with *Gabriela Uribe*. This series was published in Chile during the
Popular Unity government, lef by Salvador Allende, and was reprinted in
various countries and languages. T

   - Read more <http://links.org.au/node/4381>

Saudi Arabia’s lesser known exports after oil: Wahhabism and pro-imperialism

By *Rupen Savoulian*
April 19, 2015 -- Saudi Arabia’s aerial offensive against Yemen has
continued for the fourth week at the time of writing. Yemen is undergoing a
humanitarian crisis, with millions of Yemenis lacking basic access to food,
clean drinking water and health care. The Saudi bombardment has only
worsened the plight of the Yemenis, with schools destroyed, hospitals and
health-care facilities targeted, and electricity supplies cut off. Basic
infrastructure is being shattered, thus precipitating a catastrophic health
situation for Yemeni residents.

   - Read more <http://links.org.au/node/4389>

  Scottish Socialist Party launches 2015 manifesto

April 16, 2015 -- A commitment to a £10 an hour minimum living wage for
all, defiance of austerity and the eradication of insecure zero-hour
contracts are at the heart of the Scottish Socialist Party’s manifesto,
launched today at the Augustine Church in Edinburgh.

   - Read more <http://links.org.au/node/4387>

  The ticking time bomb of Swaziland <http://links.org.au/node/4386>

By *Terry Bell*, Cape Town
April 19, 2015 -- The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC),
campaigning groups and labour-supporting members of the European parliament
this month launched protests about the continued harassment and jailing of
trade unionists and democracy campaigners in Swaziland. ITUC general
secretary Sharan Burrow has noted that, in Swaziland, “Violations against
the fundamental rights of workers have become systemic.”

   - Read more <http://links.org.au/node/4386>

  Thailand junta's backward, anti-democratic draft constitution

By *Giles Ji Ungpakorn*\April 19, 2015 -- Thailand's military junta’s new
draft constitution is a pathetic, backward, anti-democratic and infantile

   - Read more <http://links.org.au/node/4385>

  Middle East: Saudi Arabia's US-backed war on Yemen

By *Tony Iltis*
April 13, 2015 -- The United States is providing crucial support to
regional ally Saudi Arabia ― a big buyer of US arms ― as it launches a new
war in the Middle East by attacking neighbouring Yemen. A Saudi-led
coalition of Western-aligned, mainly Sunni Islamist, Arab government's
launched air, naval and ground military offensive against Yemen on March 25.

   - Read more <http://links.org.au/node/4384>

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