[Imc-zimbabwe] What's new at Links: left unity, Marta Harnecker, Chicka Dixon, S. Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Easter Rising, Indonesia, climate change, FI on VI
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Sun Apr 4 23:59:43 PDT 2010
What's new at Links: left unity, Marta Harnecker, Chicka Dixon, S.
Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Easter Rising, Indonesia, climate change, FI
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'Socialism of the 21st century' and left unity
By the Socialist Alliance, Australia
[The following is the text of a leaflet being distributed by the
Socialist Alliance in Melbourne.]
April 2, 2010 -- The triumphalism spouted by capitalist apologists in
the early 1990s with the collapse of the Soviet Union has long gone.
Today the problems are so obvious: global warming and the world economic
slump are shaking the capitalist world and casting a growing shadow over
* Read more <http://links.org.au/node/1600>
Marta Harnecker: `Socialism is a search for a fully democratic
Marta Harnecker interviewed by Edwin Herrera Salinas, for the Bolivian
newspaper La Razón.
* Read more <http://links.org.au/node/1599>
Australia: Freedom fighter Chicka Dixon departs, his activist spirit
lives on <http://links.org.au/node/1595>
By Peter Boyle, Sydney
March 31, 2010 -- Indigenous and trade union activist Chicka "The Fox"
Dixon (1928-2010) was farewelled by more than a thousand people in a
state funeral in Sydney Town Hall today.
* Read more <http://links.org.au/node/1595>
Conference of the Democratic Left: Unite to make another South
Africa and world possible! <http://links.org.au/node/1601>
The following call was issued by the Conference of the Democratic Left,
a left unity project in South Africa.
* Read more <http://links.org.au/node/1601>
Ireland: The 1916 Easter Rising -- striking a blow against an insane
By Stuart Munckton
April 2, 2010 -- Easter is here again -- the anniversay of the Irish
rebellion against British rule in Easter 1916. Over Easter week, Irish
rebels took control of key parts of Dublin and declared a republic. It
took seven days for the British to put the rising down.
* Read more <http://links.org.au/node/1598>
Download Daniel Bensaïd's `Revolutionary Strategy Today'
By Liam Mac Uaid
March 31, 2010 -- The International Institute for Research and Education
(IIRE) is an Amsterdam-based centre providing activists and scholars
around the world with opportunities for research and education. It is
offering a free download of the late Daniel Bensaïd's Revolutionary
* Read more <http://links.org.au/node/1597>
Indonesia: Working People's Association's (PRP) goal is a new
workers' party <http://links.org.au/node/1596>
March 31, 2010 -- Socialist Alliance national convenor Peter Boyle
interviews Ignatius Mahendra Kusumawardhana, the international relations
officer for the Working People's Association (Perhimpunian Rakyat
Pekerja - PRP) of Indonesia, who was in Australia to speak at Socialist
Alternative's "Marxism 2010" conference in Melbourne, April 2-5, 2010.
* Read more <http://links.org.au/node/1596>
Namibia: Reflections on 20 years after independence
By Jade McClune, Windhoek
March 23, 2010 -- Twenty years ago, at Namibia's first independence
celebrations on March 21, 1990, many people would have shared the hopes
and the euphoria of the moment. People thought that something good would
come to us if we kept our peace and relinquished all the power to "the
few who knew". Now that terrible hangover is wearing off and time has
enforced a certain sobriety on us: the brutish reality of a rapidly
falling life expectancy, unprecedented epidemic crises, poverty, vast
malnutrition, a ruined education system and chronic mass unemployment,
* Read more <http://links.org.au/node/1594>
After Copenhagen: Can we save the world? Video: Is the climate sick
of us <http://links.org.au/node/1593>
Ian Angus, editor of Climate and Capitalism, gave the talk below in
Lisbon, Portugal, on March 26, 2010, at the O Clima Farto de Nós? (Is
the climate sick of us?) gathering, a conference organised by the Left
Bloc of Portugal and the European Left.
* Read more <http://links.org.au/node/1593>
Fourth International's response to Chavez's call to found a Fifth
Socialist International <http://links.org.au/node/1592>
[The following is an excerpt from the "Role and tasks of the Fourth
International", a report adopted by the Fourth International at its 16th
World Congress held in Belgium in February 2010.]
Chavez's call to found a Fifth International poses other questions about
its origins, its framework, that is to say, its viability. The Fourth
International declares that it is willing to participate in the debates
and preparatory meetings that may be organised.
* Read more <http://links.org.au/node/1592>
Fourth International: Report on international situation to the 16th
World Congress; Role and tasks of the FI <http://links.org.au/node/1591>
By Laurent Carasso
February 2010 -- This report will not attempt a detailed survey of the
world but will try to stress what is most significant, what, in our
view, should come under a common understanding of events and tasks. On
many regional situations, the comrades will broadly enrich the
discussion through their interventions.
* Read more <http://links.org.au/node/1591>
Zimbabwe: Despite Mugabe's opportunism, radical land reform is
By Grasian Mkodzongi
March 11, 2010 -- Zimbabwe's land issue has generated unprecedented
debates both within and outside the country. The debates, which followed
the dramatic occupations of white farms by rural peasants in the late
1990s, are generally polarised between those who support radical land
reform and those who support market-orientated reforms.
* Read more <http://links.org.au/node/1590>
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