Friday, December 15, 2017

India: Condemn the arrest of Comrade Varavara Rao, Dr. C Kaseem, Paani, Geetanjali, ma bhoomi Sandya, Kurmanath, Ramkhi, Sagar, Aravind and Nalamasa krishna

                                                              Comrade Varavara Rao

Democracy and Class Struggle has just heard from Hyderabad of the arrests of comrades Varavara Rao, Dr. C Kaseem, Paani, Geetanjali, ma bhoomi Sandya, Kurmanath, Ramkhi, Sagar, Aravind and Nalamasa krishna.

Publicize widely and condemn the arrests.

N Venugopal Rao writes 

Shameful Act of Telangana Government

Friends, in protest of Prapancha Telugu Mahasabhalu (World Telugu Conference, a state sponsered circus in the mame of language and literature), Virasam gave a call to boycott and organised a protest demonstration at Sri Sri’s statue on Tank Bund at 4 pm today. 

I am not part of Virasam, but independently oppose government’s tamasha. 

At 2 pm, two hours ahead of demonstration, police came to my home and said they are making a preventive arrest. 

I was brought to kanchan bagh police station. Around 5 pm many others including varavara rao, pani, kasim, geetanjali, maabjoomi sandhyakka are also brought to the same police station. 

Till now there is no sign of release...

Nepal Deserves Better than a cabal of Old and New Revisionists : Statement from Democracy and Class Struggle

                                                              Oli and Prachanda

Democracy and Class Struggle has seen some people hail the victory of Prachanda in Alliance with UML in Nepal - this perfidious combination of old and new revisionism is nothing to celebrate

It appears Prachanda's group got 14% of the vote and UML got 36%  and Nepali Congress 35%.

Prachanda with Bhattarai are the men who supported the Nepalese Army dispersing Peoples Liberation Army  members from their encampments,

The People's War was betrayed for a corrupt Bourgeois Republic to be run by Old and New Revisionist running dogs. 

Nepal Deserves Better than a cabal of Old and New Revisionists

Thursday, December 14, 2017

What is Marxism-Leninism-Maoism? How can it apply to Ireland today?

Marxism-Leninism-Maoism is a third and higher stage in the development of scientific socialism. Marxism was developed by Karl Marx and Frederick Engels in the Epoch of Capitalism.

Marxism-Leninism was developed by Lenin and Stalin building on the universal aspects of Marxism through the experience of the worlds first successful socialist revolution and the construction of socialism in the USSR and Maoism, was first developed by Chairman Mao Tse- Tung and the communists of China, building on the universal aspects of Marxism- Leninism and through the victory of the Chinese revolution and the development of the struggle against imperialism.

As Marxism-Leninism is more than the adoption of Marxism to Russian conditions, Marxism-Leninism-Maoism is more then the adoption of Marxism to Chinese conditions.

The universal aspects of Marxism-Leninism-Maoism were synthesized in the 1980s by the Communist Party of Peru, under the leadership of Chairman Gonzalo, developing the theory of Maoism into a great universal weapon of the working class through the fire of revolution.

Today, Marxism-Leninism-Maoism gives hope to all those struggling for communism against the betrayal of revisionism and sets out a roadmap for victory in the struggle for national liberation and socialism, through the theory of Protracted People’s War, the Military theory of the working class that has guided successful revolutions in China, People’s Korea and Vietnam and continues to be utlised by the people of India, the Philippines, Nepal with devastating effect, continuing to inspire Working Class and oppressed peoples all over the world.

Irish Revolutionaries have always sought to apply the most advanced methods of scientific socialism to the concrete conditions of the struggle for national liberation and socialism.James Connolly and Liam Mellows successfully applied the Marxist Method to the Irish Struggle, which was built on later by revolutionary cadre such as Seamus Costello to build a Marxist Leninist fighting organisation of the Irish Working Class.

Since the victory of the Chinese Revolution in 1949, have closely studied the experience of Mao and Maoism. During the border campaign from 1956-1962, IRA Prisoners, led by Seamus Costello, then just a teenager, studied the Chinese Revolution and the struggle for national liberation and socialism in Vietnam and attempted to apply the lessons of those struggles to Ireland.

On release, this led the IRA to adopt a position of engaging in revolutionary mass work alongside its military campaign. During the 1960s, Seamus Costello, then a member of the IRA Army Council approaches Revolutionary China for Financial support, weapons and training for IRA Cadre to continue the struggle for national liberation and socialism.

And again in the 1980s, as the People’s War was waging in Peru, a number of IRA commanders along Britain’s illegal border in Ireland, who had studied the writings of Mao while in prison, began to develop a strategy for Protracted People’s War in Ireland.

IRA Cadre such as Jim Lynagh, Padraig McKearney, Seamus McElwaine, Padraig Kelly were to the fore in attempting to create liberated areas along the border that could be linked together to create a system revolutionary dual power and were said by comrades to building towards a Vietnam style TET offensive.

These IRA leaders and their comrades however, were systematically taken out in targeted assassinations by British terrorists in Ireland.

One again, in the 21st century, Irish Revolutionaries and the Irish Working Class must look to the most advanced teachings of scientific socialism to advance our struggle for national liberation and socialism. Irish Revolutionaries must study Marxism-Leninism-Maoism and attempt to apply its universal aspects to the conditions in Ireland today.

The building of a United Front, uniting all revolutionary forces in the struggle for national liberation and socialism is one of the most pressing tasks for Irish Revolutionaries.

The United Front, one of the key tools of Maoist Strategy and Tactics and long advocated in Ireland by Seamus Costello under the name ‘Anti- Imperialist Broad Front’ is the vehicle through which the Irish Working Class can defeat capitalism and imperialism and rebuild the Socialist Republic.

This is for our generation. 

Study and Develop Marxism-Leninism-Maoism! 

Build the United/ Anti-Imperialist Broad Front!


Undoing the New Deal: Truman Embraces the Cold War (pt4)

Democracy and Class Struggle says this interview reveals more about the social democratic views of Kuznik than previous interviews - the comments on backward countries lead to backward socialism is blatant social imperialism with overtones of kautskyism and trotskyism old twin running dogs of social democracy.

Leninism and Maoism understands the basis of the advanced and backward ideologically and the backwardness of Western Social Democrats like Peter Kuznik.

Also the modern US revisionist current of Browderism ( the backward revision of communism ) did not come from nowhere and seriously  underestimated US Imperialism after the Second World War to the detriment of the working people of the United States - it also finds an echo in the Kuznik interview.   

Democracy and Class Struggle says New Deal in the USA like the Welfare State in Britain has been  finally undone by the neo liberal capitalist evangelists.

What lessons should we learn today 80 years later from the New Deal and Welfare State ?

My late comrade Arthur Evans who lived in United States through the New Deal and was a member of the Communist Party of The United States and in Britain was a member of the CPGB in the 1940/50's told me the New Deal/Welfare State was also a Warfare State.

The Communists in the United States became not just John L Lewis's hunting dogs but Roosevelt's hunting dogs and Earl Browder was the pack leader, saving democracy from Fascism was seen has the overridding consideration.

However subordinating domestic revolutionary politics came at a cost and the ease at which the Mob put Harry S Truman in power following the death of Roosevelt illustrated how narrow was the base for even a social democratic socialism in the United States.

Likewise in Britain the Welfare State came into existence at the same time of bloody interventions by British Imperialism in Greece and Malaya and the Warfare State has seen out the Welfare State.

Henry Wallace's Century of the Common Man gave way to the American Century of Time Magazine.

The American Century was a bloody Imperialist one, the Warfare State eroded the Welfare State and  destroyed the New Deal.

Moranbong Band & State Merited Chorus concert in celebration of ICBM Hwasong-15 (summary)

Democracy and Class Struggle says after 70 years of nuclear blackmail by the United States of the DPRK the DPRK has now trumped Trump with a nuclear deterrence of their own - so any aggressor knows the devastating price they will have to pay for violating North Korean Sovereignty,

The United States should leave the Korean Peninsula and the 38th Parallel another US creation made in 1945 on a map in Washington without Korean consent must come to an end.

On the day after Nagasaki was obliterated, John J. McCloy of the War Department asked Dean Rusk and a colleague to go into a spare office and think about how to divide Korea. They chose the 38th parallel, and three weeks later 25,000 American combat troops entered southern Korea to establish a military government - Bruce Cumins in a Murderous History of Korea.

Russia not the United States is a possible mediator for North and South Korean dialogue of re-unification  of the Korean Peninsula just like in the Middle East the role of United States is coming to an end - what we see are last final attempts to retain US hegemony in North Asia by unleashing Japanese Imperialism and the Ideology of Nippon Kaigi.  

Unleashing Japanese Imperialism will prove the dialectic of history at work again - the United States not the Korea's North or South will pay the price for this monsterous act.

US Can No Longer Mediate Middle East Peace Process - Mahmoud Abbas Palestinian President

Democracy  and  Class Struggle says US action over Jerusalem has even become unacceptable to the Middle East States - to even the running dogs of US imperialism - what has been obvious for ages that the US was the enabler of Israeli expansionism now is obvious to all.

We are witnessing the end of US Role in Middle East but it will probably take one final war to prove it conclusively and the new agents of that US Israeli defeat are stronger than they have ever been in the region.

Contrary to myths the Arab Street is not dead but it is finding new ways to surface and Trump's decision on Jerusalem is revitilizing the Arab Street after a short period of dormancy.

Biding your time until new openings arise shows the intelligence of the Arab Street - and Trumps' decision on Jerusalem is confirmation of the dialectic of history Trumps negation will be  the affirmation of the Palestinian Cause.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Independence debate dominating Catalan Elections


Jerusalem is the Capital of Palestine says Emergency Pan-Islamic OIC summit in Istanbul.

Democracy and Class Struggle says the contradictions between Middle East States and USA deepens also the contradictions within Middle East States reach a high point of tension - Trump has spurned his friends in the Arab Elite who risk losing power if they continue covertly or overtly support Israel and US Imperialist Policy.

War with Israel overtly or covertly is a high probability as the situation in Middle East is very unstable and degenerating by the hour.

Is this is the beginning of the end of United States influence in Middle East ?  but as usual it will take a war to prove it in practice - it is important that the Kurds do not find themselves on the wrong side in the coming conflict or it will set them back another 100 years.


Democracy and Class Struggle welcomes release on bail of comrade Kobad Ghandy - a ray of light for us all at the end of 2017 - we share in the pure joy of release of our comrade.

He immediately left for his native place Mumbai after coming out of the jail, sources said.



Lucifer Loses in Alabama - Steve Bannon humbled and people of South speak up

Roy Moore was supposed to be Steve Bannon's first big victory, a cannonball fired into the heart of the Republican establishment and a visible example of the populist-evangelical electoral alliance he was crafting.

Instead, the former Trump campaign head and senior White House adviser has been humbled. His candidate, it turns out, was deeply flawed and he ended up losing what should have been a slam-dunk Senate election.

Mr Bannon has declared all-out war against Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, whom he views as insufficiently supportive of Mr Trump's "America first" agenda, and promised to field 2018 primary challengers against every Republican senator running for re-election save Texan Ted Cruz.

If Mr Moore had prevailed, Mr Bannon would probably have found plenty of volunteers ready to lead the charge and deep-pocketed benefactors to finance the efforts.

Now, however, instead of claiming his first scalp, he will be blamed by leaders in his party for narrowing the Republican Senate majority and damaging the party's brand.

Source BBC