Monday, 24 July 2017

RIP TO OUR YOUNG COMRADE OF THE PALESTINIAN REVOLUTION

PFLP

The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine salutes the masses of the Palestinian people on the occasion of the martyrdom of our comrade, Yousef Aziz Kashour, 19, of the village of Abu Dis east of Jerusalem, who was slain by occupation forces on Saturday, July 22 during confrontations with the Zionist occupation in Abu Dis in defense of Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa.

The PFLP salutes the martyr and confirms that he is descended from a struggling family in al-Saadia neighborhood, a neighborhood of the old city of occupied Jerusalem. He has been involved in national struggle and resistance to occupation since his youngest days. He joined the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and was given membership at an earlier age due to his dedication and commitment. He was responsible for the Front in his village and then assumed responsibility for the media activities, including maintaining the local social media accounts of the Front in Abu Dis, in addition to his activity in youth organizations.

The martyr was characterized by his high morals, commitment, bravery and courage. He was determined never to desert a confrontation with the occupation and to continually resist the occupation soldiers who attempt to invade the area with stones and Molotov cocktails. His bravery in the arena of confrontation and his appearance in the red kuffiyeh became an image of interest in the media, including international press, and of pride for the Palestinian people.

The martyred comrade developed these qualities amid his struggling family, including his father, a longtime Palestinian national struggler with a serious injury to his hand. His father was imprisoned by the occupation under a life sentence until he was freed in the 1985 prisoner exchange agreement. His uncle and many of his family members were killed, wounded and imprisoned defending Jerusalem and Palestine.

The Front expresses its deepest condolences to the family of the martyr and his friends and comrades in Abu Dis, Jerusalem and all of its neighborhoods on the occasion of his martyrdom. It pledges to remain committed to the same principles and values of national liberation that the martyr held dear, and to struggle until the achievement of the right of our people to return to their homeland and the full liberation of Palestine from the river to the sea.

Glory to the martyrs, and victory is inevitable!

OUSTANDING DOC-FILM ON NEW PEOPLES ARMY - GREEN GUERILLAS

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

BLACK & BROWN RADICAL DEFICITS & CHALLENGES POST GRENFELL MASSACRE

The #Grenfell state massacre of up to around 500 people and the state oppression after it is the biggest direct attack on Black & Brown and migrant people in this country: ever. There are certain watershed moments in history where a moment/incident defines a totally new era, that was June 14/15 of the Grenfell state massacre and the aftermath. Why haven't the most radical sections of the Black and Brown left and radical circles along with their most reliable white comrades and organisations united for justice?

The condition and capacity of the Black/Brown radical left is tiny, but put together they are many scores and even hundreds of people. Many of them don't talk to each other or worse, many don't work together but despite these divisions no one has even tried to bring together a federation of solidarity to directly assist justice for the martyrs and survivors and community of Grenfell.

It's a collective shame on us including myself that we have continued with the divisive situation. Why haven't all the most radical active migrant organisations been brought together and agreed that despite our differences, and even if we don't especially want to work with each other directly that there are some things that are just incomparably much bigger than our petty nonsense, and that we should agree on a basic minimum program for Grenfell that would include something like:

1, we all go to our respective areas and estates and organise one public meeting every 6 weeks on the specifics of Grenfell keeping all the struggle and campaign issues alive and educate and mobilise our communities, that

2, we report all this on a centralised social media platform, that

3, we demand the arrest and imprisonment of RBKC senior staff, Tory housing ministers, head of KTMO etc,

4, that we mobilise twice a year a national rally to show force and to mobilise our communities and

5, that we agree that people should organise strategic direct actions.

These are just some ideas and I am sure some of them need tweaking and changing and there might be other good ideas that I haven't stated and if you have some ideas please put them in the thread. If anything, it looks and feels that actually considerable sections and factions of the radical Black and Brown left have demobilised and gone quiet comparatively to the proportion of the state crime at Grenfell. This is not to take away the very hard work, the love and dedication and commitment that activists and neighbours have shown, they are inspiring and their defiance in asserting their and our martyr's humanity has been deeply moving. At the same time and aside from that, some of us who are long distance and long term committed activists against the British state have to be brutally honest about where we are what the challenges are if we are serious in developing our capacity in our liberation struggle.

MIGRANTS, DEFACTO APARTHEID AND GLASTO & GRENFELL

This article appeared recently in the mainstream media about the exploitation and oppression of migrants at the crass capitalist commercial music city of 'Glastonbury'. I have for many years argued that many big music festivals are institutionally racist and classist, and of course with all the sexual assaults that happens there, they are anti women/girls. Music festivals is part of the colonial privatisation of music and culture, its big money oriented towards the middle and upper classes and Glastonbury is one of the biggest manifestations of this. British society is an unofficial apartheid state, and Britain and the 'west' are the colonial settlement on the planet, they make the planet a global apartheid. #Grenfell, as with this article, opens up the defacto apartheid in which we live: we have a massive migrant community, especially the newer poorer more oppressed migrants servicing this country be it in the form of the invisibilised migrant workers exploited by Glastonbury and the 'revellers', or the London economy which is reliant on global colonial exploitation and domestic migrant labour that forms the backbone of our society and which directly services through exploitation the more affluent members of our society.

The left is wholly loyal to the imperialist system and the equivalent of the colonial settlers here which are the upper and richer sections of the working class often involved in anti-migrant trade union movement. Like in Australia, Palestine, the Americas the oppressed colonial subjects ie., migrant communities have their independence taken away by colonial assimilationist concepts such as 'Australian', 'British', 'American' when actually we are *victims* of Britishness etc.

Corbyn spoke some hypocritical words to the Glasto crowds about "building bridges" when he is a hard brexit leader, while 1,000s of migrant labourers were being exploited at Glasto for the benefit of settlers or 'revellers', while countless women and girls were sexually assaulted there, while drug dealers and sexual exploiters were hard at work at the festival, while a parasitic, decadent colonial culture that is festival culture continues to be normalised and promoted.

WESTERNISED MAOISM & MLism LONG DEAD

Western-based Marxism Leninism and Maoism is long dead. Maoism in the west after the radical third world struggles that Mao/China used to support fast became westernised hyper-sectarian grouplets playing out in an irrelevant micro-level the worst spats that Mao had with other revolutionary leftist countries and leaders. It's long become utterly detached from Mao's and the Chinese leaderships wise leadership despite mistakes and just become embarrassing fools that posture on the death and injury of a few armed pro Mao movements left in the world. What's left of the old Maoists in Britain is that they have all descended into uk nationalism in supporting brexit or have collapsed into supporting imperialist neo-liberal social democracy of corbyn.

Those groups that define themselves as Marxist Leninist are just as bad if not worse. The near entire western based MLs have sold out to their respective right wing nationalisms when it comes to Europe. In Europe nearly all the MLs support the uk nationalist project of brexit, many of the espouse clearly far right nonsense like that in Sweden where they campaign to deport immigrants, or in the case of Britain the 'cpgbml' have out done many MLs in their racism and nationalism by supporting the UK union at the Scottish referendum, brexit and even trump as a 'international victory over imperialism' I kid you not.

In the 'usa' the biggest micro groups who self define as ML are deep in bed with the far right fascists, for e.g. you can see leading members of the 'psl' being leading voices in the fascist platform 'Sputnik', and much of self defined MLs are deep in alliances with an array of far right and fascist and even neo-nazi forces and voices.

Western Trotskyist's have been a total irrelevancy since the 1940s but for their service to imperialism in campaigning against every single revolutionary movement anywhere. However, while the ussr and Mao's China was around the western Maoists and MLs had something useful to give, especially the African and Asian Maoists and MLs that include Paul Robeson, Claudia Jones, Harry Haywood, Manchanda and Amiri Baraka / Leroi Jones. Since the demise of Mao, USSR and these figures, and in the context of no clear and direct global socialist anti imperialist leadership, the westerners have descended back more or less into selling out to racism and imperialist nationalism.

Currently there remains no clear global socialist anti imperialist leadership, the closest we came to that in the recent past was Gaddafi's projects in Africa and to the Black and Brown communities in the west, and Chavez's messy political leadership that never really was very clear and distilled. This all being the case what remains and passes as Maoist and ML grouplets in the 'west' will continue to be confused and divided and divide further while they continue to collapse into a post modern type social media micro ghettoes that remind one of the wackiest 1960s squat / drug / sexual exploitation / promiscuity collectives: profoundly disconnected to actual oppressed communities, weird contrived workerism, obsessions with and open addictions and even promotion of porn and drugs and recruiting those who often lack basic social skills.

An English white comrade who I respect asked me recently if I was a communist. I replied that I believe in the end of all exploitation and oppression of man against humans and nature, and that means an end to classes and yes: I believe in a world without classes and exploitation. However, that struggle has to come through reality and actual peoples struggles and using revolutionary frameworks that do not exist at all in these self defined micro groups.

If Latin America in this last two decades until today has failed to give any leadership globally, its likely that we will perhaps not see a clear global leadership for a very very long time and perhaps never, but the contradictions of the imperialist system continue to push people towards fascism and indirectly and unintentionally towards resistance. Interesting things come out of all this, but not what's in the minds of the westernised far left fantasists.

This all being said: Mao and MLism are very important revolutionary theories for people to master in the struggle against the west as well as the many other ideologies and revolutionary legacies and histories. Mao's works are important frameworks especially for 'third world' revolutionary struggles, and MLism encompasses many aspect and areas of revolutionary organisation, strategy and a stinging and militant understanding and critique of capitalism, colonialism, imperialism and racism and imperialist nationalism.

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

WHILE GRENFELL MURDERERS WALK FREE, POLICE ARREST SUKANT

I am the second person arrested for Grenfell, someone who is totally and militantly supportive of the Grenfell martyrs against those in local government and scam housing and landlord organisations and the national government set our people up for the massacre. I was arrested yesterday for 24 hours including a home raid at midnight against my family of ten family members including little babies under 2 and 1yrs old and their mothers. Watch this whole clip to see the whole story.

Massive thanks to my family who stood so steadfast proud and resistant, and all my comrades and friends who rallied in support and solidarity. We are opening up slowly a new wave of independent black and brown and migrant self organisation towards liberation.

#MANCHESTERATTACK #GRENFELL #JUSTICE4EDSON - LINK THE DOTS

Due to the nature of imperialist media, news and 'social' media many have a tendency to jump from one issue to another day by day or hour by hour which can often push against connecting these issues together. In the last month and year we have serious high profile racist attacks on Jo Cox, Arek Jozwik, Samsam Haji Ali, the terrorist attacks especially at Manchester and London Bridge whereby Salman Abedi and Radwouan perpetrators acts point to collusion from the British state in relation to Libya and Syria; we have the police murders against Mohammad Yassar Yaqub, more recently Edir Frederico Da Costa AKA Edson and of course the Grenfell state massacre. Much of this rise of racism is through the prism of brexit that encapsulates and promotes contemporary British racism and fascist ideas and mass communities. And there are many many other examples of serious incidents of oppressions.

Then we have the British state conducting even more massive acts and projects of oppression in scale, depth and reach in Libya, Syria, Yemen and dozens of other counties more covertly.

Too many of us are just failing to connect the dots, and failing to do so directly means we don't gather the people together more effectively and in greater numbers because people are failing to see the direct connections.

While some people will be more motivated to mobilise on one or two things, on a practical level this is understandable but on a level of strategy, critical analysis and struggle, there is a problem of ghettoising issues when they should be "uniting the many against the few " (Mao) against the common enemy.

It's a bit heartbreaking to see people move away from Grenfell to something else now, or people not even focusing on British state Islamophobia and collusion with terrorism, and so on.

The British state is a colonial, capitalism and imperialist system, it exploits and oppresses people and the planet, it moves against everything in one singular project of Britishness and Britain, why are we in endless divisions and not building serious bridges to unite people and issues against the common enemy?

I understand these developments are happening fast and it tends to be a bit dizzying, bit frankly we need serious people working hard in the struggle because these incidents have been and going to continue to increase because the imperialist system is in deepening crises and can only create more crises as an 'answer' to its crises because it is predicated on a viciously genocidal capitalism colonial system.