Tuesday, 21 June 2016

WHAT IS OLD FASCISM? WHAT IS NEW FASCISM?


What is classical/old fascism, and what is new fascism that we are seeing?

In a context of deepening and dramatically deepening crises of the capitalist-imperialist system old fascism, such Hiterlite Germany or Mussolini's Italy has these central characteristics:

1, Wars of colonial occupation (Germany with Italy's help colonised all of europe, and increased its global colonial project),

2, Scapegoating resistant and/or oppressed communities for the system's own crises (communists, Jews etc),

3, Genocidal supremacist colonial policies (concentration and extermination camps), 4, Curtailing of democratic rights in the face of a mass anti-fascist resistance.

How is the NEW fascism different?

In a context of deepening and dramatically deepening crises of the capitalist-imperialist system NEW fascism has these central characteristics:

1, Illegal wars of colonial occupation which we have been seeing with Iraq (1991), Serbia (1999), Afghanistan (2001), Iraq (2003), Libya (2011), Syria (2011), Yemen (2011),

2, Scapegoating resistant and/or oppressed communities for the system's own crises - no resistance really, but colonially racialised Muslims and immigrants and refugees are targeted,

3, Genocidal supremacist colonial policies - the deaths of tens of thousands of people in Mediterranean Sea is the modern day version of the gas chambers, as well as killing millions of people in colonial wars 'abroad' ,

4, Curtailing of democratic rights in the face of a mass anti-fascist resistance - there is no anti-fascist resistance, there HAS BEEN NO push back though electoral means, so no need to create a one party state and suspend elections, and also, the old fascist style is just that: old. The new is much more slick and sophisticated.

All that we are seeing now with ‪#‎BrexitFascism‬ is just a further intensity of the new fascism that we have been experiencing.

WHY #BrexitFASCISM WILL WIN THIS WEEK NO MATTER WHAT THE RESULT



‪#‎BrexitFascism‬ wins WHATEVER the outcome this thurs:

1. Brexit wins - we're fucked.

2. Brexit wins with anything over 38 or 40% - we're fucked, cos they will feel they are 'robbed', and I hate to say it, but i think we will then have more blood on the streets with an even more vengeful far right fascist upsurge, as well as a perpetual right wing tory allied to the far right political hegemony for the forseeable future, probably for the rest of our lives (I am 38 yrs old).
If Brexit gets less than 30%, we have a TINY bit of wriggle room.

3, Perhaps the worst case scenario for a even greater fascist upsurge: Brexit wins but Parliament rejects it.

We are going to be plunged into hell and back for the coming several decades, will any real strategic push back take place in these coming decades? I have no idea, but really no sign of it at all. We need a massive global anti-imperialist socialist upsurge to give inspiration, leadership and really jolt the balance of forces in the world for a real peoples Resistance to develop here.

- Sukant Chandan, Sons of Malcolm

NON-WHITE AREAS HOSTILE TO BREXIT IN GENERAL

Scottish, Irish and Welsh (leftist) Nationalists all oppose ‪#‎BrexitFascism‬, see here this info map showing support for brexit - darker the shade means more support for brexit. What some of us have been saying for decades is coming true, rise of fascism on this island will see the Celtic peoples rejecting racism and fascism for the most (bar english settlers in Wales creating right wing trajectories there) and england it will be majority African and Asian areas that will Resist surrounded by a colonial fascist loyalist encirclement. - Sukant Chandan, Sons of Malcolm


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Monday, 13 June 2016

SOLIDARITY WITH VICTIMS OF SUPREMACIST TERROR IN ORLANDO


The attack on our community at the Gay club in Orlando was an attack on all of us from the hands of the colonial supremacists and those that internalise that and conduct massacres. It doesn't matter what I or anyone else thinks of the people in the club and their lived culture, they were God's children whose life and limb should be protected.

We must resist the temptation to internalise a colonial hierarchy against them and state positively our solidarity with them, just as we do nearly everyday with the same victims of the same colonial/imperialist alliance with the same death squad forces in our Homelands from China to and nearly every Homeland in between and beyond Chad. Leave the divide and rule framework to our enemy and their minions, we have to have a Humanity that counters and defeats coloniality and white supremacist hierarchies.

I STAND PROUDLY with our victims in Orlando, who experienced for a few seconds what our peoples are going through for years, decades and generations. Victims of Orlanda and your loved ones and supporters, join hands with us against our common enemy against the imperialists and their dirty covert war of supremacist terrorism.

Sukant Chandan, Sons of Malcolm


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The Women's Liberation and Gay Liberation Movements
- Speech given by Huey Newton, founder of the Black Panthers,
August 15, 1970

OWEN JONES: SOME MASSACRES ARE TO BE SUPPORTED, OTHERS NOT?


 Owen Jones got very upset the other night on sky news as those he was in conversation with refused to state in agreement with him that the Orlando massacre was an anti-Gay hate crime. It was an anti-Gay hate crime, but it was also something wider than that reflecting internalised colonial supremacism, and often direct collusion from usa and uk authorities in this supremacist terrorism. However, Jones has in the recent past been a cheerleader for exactly such supremacist forces.

Owen Jones supported hyper homophobic raping lynching mutilating supremacist death squads in Libya and Syria, so according to him they are heroes when they are massacring us but homophobic hate crime murderers when they killing westerners?!

Owen Jones: "Let’s be clear. Other than a few nutters, we all want Gaddafi overthrown, dead or alive."  - March 20 2011, leftfutures.org

"Adios, Assad (I hope)"

"this is a popular uprising, not arriving on the back of Western cruise missiles, tanks and bullets"

- On Syria, tweeted on 18 July 2012 after the nato backed death squads killed some Senior Syrian govt officials in a terrorist attack in Damascus on the same day.

'Stop the War Coalition' leaders Andrew Murray, Kate Hudson, Chris Nineham, John Rees and Lindsey German also supported the nato death squads in Libya and in Syria until circa early 2013.

- Sukant Chandan, Sons of Malcolm


Friday, 10 June 2016

SPOT-ON STUFF ON MAO, DENG & SOCIALISM FROM PREMIERE XI JINPING


“Some Questions on Maintaining and Developing Socialism with Chinese Characteristics.”

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For our Party leading the people in building socialism, there are two historical periods: before “reform and opening” and after “reform and opening.” These are two interrelated periods that also have major differences, but the essence of both periods is that our Party was leading the people in the exploration and practice of building socialism. “Socialism with Chinese characteristics” was created in the new historical period of “reform and opening,” but it was created on the basis of New China having already established the basic socialist system and carried out more than twenty years of work. A correct understanding of this problem requires grasping three points.

First, if our Party had not taken the decision in 1978 to carry out “reform and opening,” and to unswervingly push forward “reform and opening,” socialist China would not be in the good situation it is today–it is even possible it could have faced a serious crisis like the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. At the same time, if in 1949 New China had not been established in a socialist revolution, and accumulated important ideas, materials and institutional conditions, gaining both positive and negative experiences, it would have been very difficult for reform and opening to proceed smoothly.

Second, although the ideological direction, policies and practice of building socialism in these two historical periods were very different, these two periods are not separate from each other, and are not at all fundamentally opposed. Our Party has in the process of building socialism proposed many correct positions, but at the time they were not properly implemented; they were only fully implemented only after “reform and opening,” and we will continue to adhere to them and develop them in the future. Marx said long ago: “Men make their own history, but they do not make it as they please; they do not make it under self-selected circumstances, but under circumstances existing already, given and transmitted from the past.”

Third, there must be a correct evaluation of the historical period before “reform and opening.” We cannot use the historical period after “reform and opening” to deny the historical period before “reform and opening,” nor can we use the historical period before “reform and opening” to deny the historical period after “reform and opening.” The practice and exploration of socialism before “reform and opening” built up the conditions for the practice and exploration of socialism after “reform and opening;” the practice and exploration of socialism after “reform and opening” is to maintain, reform and develop the previous period. …

The reason I emphasize this question is because this is a major political issue that, if not handled properly, will have serious political consequences. The ancients said: “To destroy the people of a country, first go at their history.” Hostile forces at home and abroad often write articles about the history of the Chinese revolution and the history of New China–they stop at nothing in attacking, vilifying and slandering, but their ultimate purpose is to confuse people and to incite the overthrow of the Chinese Communist Party and our country’s socialist system. Why did the Soviet Union disintegrate? Why the Soviet Communist Party fall from power? One important reason is that in the field of ideology the struggle was very intense–fully negating the history of the Soviet Union and the Communist Party, negating Lenin, negating Stalin, promoting historical nihilism and confused thinking. Party organizations at all levels hardly did anything, and the army was not under the leadership of the Party. In the end, the Soviet Communist Party, this great Party, was scattered, and the Soviet Union, this great socialist country, fell to pieces. This is a cautionary tale!

Comrade Deng Xiaoping pointed out:  “On no account can we discard the banner of Mao Zedong Thought. To do so would, in fact, be to negate the glorious history of our Party. On the whole, the Party’s history is glorious. Our Party has also made big mistakes in the course of its history, including some in the three decades since the founding of New China, not least, so gross a mistake as the ‘Cultural Revolution’. But after all, we did triumph in the revolution. It is since the birth of the People’s Republic that China’s status in the world has been so greatly enhanced. It is since the founding of the People’s Republic that our great country, with nearly a quarter of the world’s population, has stood up — and stood firm — in the community of nations.” He also stressed: “The appraisal of Comrade Mao Zedong and the exposition of Mao Zedong Thought relate not only to Comrade Mao personally but also to the entire history of our Party and our country. We must keep this overall judgement in mind.”

This is the vision and thinking of a great Marxist statesman. Think for a moment: if at that time we had fully negated Comrade Mao Zedong, could our Party still stand firm? Could our country’s socialist system stand firm? If it does not stand firm, then the result is chaos. Therefore, correctly handling the relationship between socialism before and after “reform and opening” is not just a historical issue, in fact it is mainly a political issue. I suggest that everyone take out the “Resolution on Certain Questions in the History of Our Party Since the Founding of the People’s Republic of China” and read it again.


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