Solidarity 409, 15 June 2016

Solidarity 409
AWLWed, 15/06/2016 - 07:38

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Orlando: we will not be silenced

Submitted by Matthew on 15 June, 2016 - 1:40 Author: Gemma Short

On Sunday 12 June, 49 people were murdered in an LGBT club in Orlando, Florida, in the largest mass shooting in US history.

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Submitted by guenter on Sat, 18/06/2016 - 13:05

Its after a Long time that I finally see an article here I can fully agree with. And, as being gay, it makes me sick and sad to see, how most leftwing Websites -not only Stalinist ones- does extremely downplay the islamic Background of the shooter and say this massmurde has nothing to do with the Islam. they say it was only homophobic, some even say, the FBI did it by using an instable Person.
but where did this hate come from? on one Hand, homo- and bii-sexuality is very widespread in islamic countries,on the other Hand its a deadly sin with capital punishment. moreover, in islamic culture, a man who does penetrate men is not considered as gay, only the other one. (and I think there are more forms of sexualitaty than Penetration). this all does lead to confusion about idendity. the massmurderer from orlando was confused about his idendity and developed self-hate. he projected this selfhate onto openly gays and murdered them. not too dificult to understand, no?

but the worldsocialistwebsite does see the murderer as an result of the sickness of the american Society- his ISIS-links they deny.
the revolutionary Internationalist Organisation dont even mention the murderer and being of afghanish heritage. they mention homophobia of antigay-laws in Florida and say: Orlando is not the victim, orlando is the killer of gays. they dont mention that Webpages of ISIS said days before it happened, that a big slaughter will take place in Florida and that muslim preachers in Orlando called to murder gays.
but still on the forfront of pro-islamic positions is the german branch of the british SWP. they very hard denounce any critic of islam as rascist and rightwing, even Fascist, islamphobia. but Islam is not a race,and if critic of any Religion was rascist, then Marx &engels have been rascist too. Marx´sharp attack against Islam they never published.
i consider this as real tragic SELFMURDEROUS political Errors of historical dimension. it does remind me of the iranian left in 1979, who mainly supported the new Mullah-Regime. their leftwing supporters have soon been their hanged victims.
Can anybody explain me why they dont learn? they are going to vanish. they have no Support on their Websites. every Reader does attack their Position, but they remain hardcore ignorant. its depressing. cause their pro-Islam Agenda does not help to reduce the Fellowship of the uprising new rightwing movements, but does help to increase it. the wished critic of Islam the People can only see on the rightwing side, cause all the german leftwing never developed a leftwing critic about Islam. I dont know how this is in UK.

Sadly,
Guenter.

Submitted by guenter on Sat, 02/07/2016 - 18:13

sad,that no one else was interested to discuss about Orlando.
seems that there are no (or no more) gays around AWL.
in general i see much less comments than 2-3years ago.

Submitted by AWL on Sat, 02/07/2016 - 21:41

Hi Guenter,

There are more people in and around AWL than two or three years ago (including, I'd say, more LGBT people). Our website doesn't get many comments, for some reason. It's something we need to do something about.

Sacha Ismail

Submitted by guenter on Sat, 09/07/2016 - 10:15

one website of the german SWP-followers (dissolved into the "left Party" (die Linke) is in a censorship-ecstasy: every comment and every commentator who is critical about Islam, get cancelled,deleted, and banned. and we are not talking about rightwing rascists, but about leftwingers, who simply dont totally agree with them. one of those who do so, kerekes, is the leader of the party´s youthorganisation, and also works for an iranian member of the national parliament. also a question about his sallery was deleted instead of being answered. "socialism from below"? iam afraid that Youngsters who delete any other opinion, under circumstances of political power, might be able to Arrest or murder their opponents. also i get the Impression, that after loosing many members, only those survived in the IS-tendency, who can only mumble 2 words to their critics (rascist, Fascist) but are far from being able to argue with what was really said, and are lightyears apart from those leftwing intellectuals of the past, who dont seem to excist anymore.

of course this website never mentioned to their Readers, that the trotskyte Group lutte ouvriere in France and also the CP there both in parliament supported the law to ban the burka in public life- so, this, what they Label as the highpoint of rascism. when i posted the recent call of famous leftwing French intellectuals, to do more against the radical Islam, "which was published in that newspaper that once was founded by jean-paul sartre", then someone replied me, he had not found something like this by googlin´around and could not imagine that the french left does such foolish things- he thought I´d created a Story! then i posted the german Translation of their Pamphlet and said "oh i thought that a leftwinger knows that i was talking about the Magazine Liberation". no more replies- this is their style to "discuss": ban any different opinion.

Submitted by guenter on Sat, 09/07/2016 - 10:17

one website of the german SWP-followers (dissolved into the "left Party" (die Linke) is in a censorship-ecstasy: every comment and every commentator who is critical about Islam, get cancelled,deleted, and banned. and we are not talking about rightwing rascists, but about leftwingers, who simply dont totally agree with them. one of those who do so, kerekes, is the leader of the party´s youthorganisation, and also works for an iranian member of the national parliament. also a question about his sallery was deleted instead of being answered. "socialism from below"? iam afraid that Youngsters who delete any other opinion, under circumstances of political power, might be able to Arrest or murder their opponents. also i get the Impression, that after loosing many members, only those survived in the IS-tendency, who can only mumble 2 words to their critics (rascist, Fascist) but are far from being able to argue with what was really said, and are lightyears apart from those leftwing intellectuals of the past, who dont seem to excist anymore.

of course this website never mentioned to their Readers, that the trotskyte Group lutte ouvriere in France and also the CP there both in parliament supported the law to ban the burka in public life- so, this, what they Label as the highpoint of rascism. when i posted the recent call of famous leftwing French intellectuals, to do more against the radical Islam, "which was published in that newspaper that once was founded by jean-paul sartre", then someone replied me, he had not found something like this by googlin´around and could not imagine that the french left does such foolish things- he thought I´d created a Story! then i posted the german Translation of their Pamphlet and said "oh i thought that a leftwinger knows that i was talking about the Magazine Liberation". no more replies- this is their style to "discuss": ban any different opinion.

Submitted by guenter on Tue, 26/07/2016 - 18:35

Short after the Massmurder of gays in Florida/USA, there was

-the bombattack in Nice/France by IS ("Islamic State") with 84 deaths &several injured.

-8 days ago ,last Monday in Wuerzburg/Bavaria (Germany) an 17years old guy from Afghanistan injured 15 persons seriously with his Axe; 1 dead. (happened in a Train).

-last Friday in Munic/Bavaria (Germany) an 18year old iranian did shoot around, before he did shot himself. 10dead, many seriously injured.

-Last sunday afternoon in Reutlingen near Stuttgart (Germany) an 21year old syrian with an axe killed 1 woman and injured 5 more. Then, one passing by car stopped him (the car Driver did hit him ).

-Sunday evening in Ansbach/Bavaria (Munic),adressing an musicfestival, an 27y.old syrian suicide bomber did injure 15youngsters seriously with his selfmade bomb.

-This morning some men with knifes attacked an church somewhere in France. 3 death. The Radio said "We dont know yet who did it and why" .But a few hours later, the IS had claimed responsibility for it.
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Also this morning also a church in Trambzon/Turkey was attacked by the muslims
I wonder why leftwing Websites -including this one here- didnt Report about all this.

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Industrial news in briefMatthewWed, 15/06/2016 - 13:33

Workers at Pennine Foods in Sheffield have suspended their strikes after negotiations meant bosses agreed not to implement changes to their contracts. Negotiations also got bosses to agree to all employees receiving a lump sum for their 2015 pay rise. Negotiations will continue on the contract and further strikes are not ruled out. The contract changes at Pennine Foods were in order for bosses to try to recoup some of the money from implementing the government′s new ″living wage″.

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Rhea Wolfson back on NEC ballot paperMatthewWed, 15/06/2016 - 12:55

Rhea Wolfson’s bid to be elected to Labour’s NEC is back on after she secured a nomination from her home CLP in early June.

Rhea’s nomination had been blocked the CLP where she had been living temporarily to provide end-of-life care for her father, after Jim Murphy intervened. Rhea has now been nominated by her home CLP, Almond Valley.

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Labour's antisemitism inquiry to report by 1 JulyMatthewWed, 15/06/2016 - 12:52

The Labour Party's internal inquiry in antisemitism closed for submissions on 10 June. It was convened at the end of April in the wake of numerous allegations of antisemitism against various Labour Party members, including Ken Livingstone, many of whom have been suspended from the party.

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Connolly, the rise of Irish labour and Home RuleMatthewWed, 15/06/2016 - 12:40

By January 1908, Connolly finally had an organ of his own once again, when he founded The Harp as the newspaper of the Irish Socialist Federation (ISF) in the USA.

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For a world where diversity is normalMatthewWed, 15/06/2016 - 12:21

Val Graham reviews Autism Equality in the Workplace by Janine Booth.


Janine Booth, poet and author of Autism Equality in the Workplace, is both a worker and trade union activist. A member of the TUC Disabled Workers Committee, her handbook Autism in the Workplace was published online by the TUC in 2014.

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Moscow’s fight against Trotskyism in SpainMatthewWed, 15/06/2016 - 12:07

Andrew Coates reviews Lions Led By Jackals, Stalinism in the International Brigades by Dale Street.


During Franco’s dictatorship “the defeated in Spain has no public right to historical memory” observed Paul Preston in The Spanish Holocaust (2012). The movement to recover these memories, beginning in the new millennium, continues to expose this past.

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Sanders: Whither the “political revolution”?
MatthewWed, 15/06/2016 - 11:43

This is an extraordinary time as we could be at a turning point in American political life.

Sanders is receiving mass support for the message of Occupy — the 99% versus the 1%. He has used his candidacy to popularize key radical demands: $15 and a union, an end to mass incarceration, universal healthcare, free public higher education, legalizing millions of immigrants, a carbon tax, and banning fracking, to name a few, even if articulating them within a social democratic framework; impacting millions who were unfamiliar with such ideas, or had dismissed them as impossible.

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Don’t blame migrants, blame the bosses!
MatthewWed, 15/06/2016 - 11:29

Free movement across borders gives individual freedom, and makes cultures more diverse and richer. Migrants have rights; and migrants are a boon, not a burden.

To win democratic control against the rapacious profit-drive of the capitalist multinationals and the global financial markets requires joint action by many countries. Socialism cannot be built in one country alone. The working class, to win gains, must unite across borders. The lower the borders, the easier it is to unite.

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