Monday, January 23, 2017

USA: Standing Rock has a Missile Launcher - Is this part of preparation for imminent attack on Standing Rock Protesters


Brothers and sisters of the soul unite
We are one indivisible and strong
They may try to break us but they dare not under estimate us
They know our memories are long
A mass of sleeping villages
That's how they're pitching it
At least that's what they try to pretend
But check out our history
So rich and revolutionary

A prophecy that we will rise again
Again and again until the land is ours
Again and again until we have taken the power
Again and again until the land is ours
Again and again until we have taken the power

Deep in the forest
High up in the mountains
To the future we will take an oath
Like springing tigers we encircle the cities
Our home is the undergrowth
Because I am just a naxalite warrior
Fighting for survival and equality
Police man beating up me, my brother and my father
My mother crying can't believe this reality

Again and again until the land is ours
Again and again until we have taken the power
Again and again until the land is ours
Again and again until we have taken the power

Jump into the future dub zone
Roots rockers

And we have taken the power
And the land is ours
And we have taken the power
And the land is ours
And we have taken the power
And the land is ours
And we have taken the power
And the land is ours

Because I am just a naxalite warrior
Fighting for survival and equality
Police man beating up me, my brother and my father
My mother crying can't believe this reality

Iron like a Lion from Zion
This one going all the youth, man and woman
Orginal Master D upon the microphone stand
Cater for no skeptical man- me no give a damn
'Cos me a naxalite warrior

Long Live Palestine by Lowkey

Democracy and Class Struggle says 2017 will be Palestine's Year when Netanyahu and Trump will find no hiding place - when the corrupt duo will self destruct and reason return to the Middle East.

Trump invites Netanyahu to Washington - US Embassy Move to Jerusalem - Appeasement to Trump from Russia and China ?

Democracy and Class Struggle says the proposed moving of the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem will create a tidal wave of reaction against Trump in the world.

Where is Russia ? Where is China ? some unified response to this provocative action is what is needed - it is in their self interest to speak out - or do they want to be picked off one by one by Trump.

The calculus in Trump's Washington says Russia and China will not make a big fuss because they are interested in cultivating Trump and not quickly going into conflict mode.

This is appeasement of the worst kind - Trump understands one thing strength and the fist. 

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Conversation with Henry Kissinger at Davos - Listen to the Silences - US Imperialist continuity under Trump not rupture

Democracy and Class Struggle listens very carefully to Kissinger because he is instrumental in creating the framework for Trump's Foreign Policy.

Democracy and Class Struggle see Kissinger  forming the continuity of US Imperialist Foreign Policy from Obama to Trump and not a radical rupture - which it is falsely presented as being.

The anti Iran position of Kissinger is not explicit in this interview - it is a silence that needs to be read.

The bringing of Russia into the new world order alongside European Union is conditional on Russia supporting anti Iranian actions and also turning the EU anti Iranian or breaking it up.

The Question of China sees the extension of the Asian Pivot policy to stage two with the questioning one China policy and the militarization of Japan - again continuity not rupture from Obama policy.

The paradoxical role of Xi Jingping as the saviour of "global" capitalism is in contradiction to the more national capitalist views expressed by Trump.

This role of China was anticipated by Minqi Li in his book The Rise of China and the Demise of the Capitalist World-Economy

Kissinger is capable of integrating the two views in his head but integrating them in reality is an altogether different task.

The material contradictions between China and USA are serious and are rooted in reality of different strategic objectives particularly in Asia Pacific and are the type of antagonistic contradictions that can lead to military conflict.

Soft neo Confucian options from China are over - if China wants to avoid the humiliations that a Trump Presidency has in store for China.

We recommend you listen to this Kissinger interview and listen for the silences - this is US Imperialism in a new phase of decline fighting to retain hegemony with all the duplicity it can muster and hence more dangerous than ever.

Dmitry Medvedev joins the rational realists on US lifting sanctions on Russia

Democracy and Class Struggle found the celebrations of Trump's victory in Moscow obscene - it was a sign that the Trump deception was working on the Russian and not only the American People.

While the deception of Trump still remains - he just signed off a new generation of advanced missiles he says to protect us from North Korea and Iran - give us  break - its Russia and China that are the targets of new missile system..

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said.

“It’s time to discard the illusions that any sanctions imposed on our country would be lifted. Obviously, they are there to stay for a long time. And don’t lay your hopes on someone else’s elections,” 

Medvedev said Sunday, in a speech addressing a United Russia party meeting in Moscow.

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Trump and Netanyahu talk Jerusalem and Syria and Iran

Democracy and Class Struggle says the corrupt duo are gathering the storm clouds for Spring Thunder.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he will hold a telephone conversation with US President Donald Trump, their first talks since the billionaire businessman’s inauguration, to discuss three major issues.

Speaking at the beginning of a cabinet meeting on Sunday, Netanyahu said he intended to discuss the Palestinian issue, the situation in Syria and the alleged Iranian threat with Trump later in the day.

Trump has vowed to strongly support Israel and promised, during his presidential campaign rallies, to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to East Jerusalem al-Quds and also to recognize Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel's capital.

The Israeli premier said in December that Trump would be a good friend to Tel Aviv, adding, “I know Donald Trump…And I think his attitude, his support for Israel is clear."

Israelis have welcomed Trump's election and expressed hope it would allow them to move forward with their goal of annexing most of the occupied West Bank.

Israel continues settlement building with US support

In an initial step, Israeli regime officials on Sunday approved the construction of 566 new Israeli settler units in East Jerusalem al-Quds, despite international calls to end the unlawful practice.

The new approvals came despite a United Nations Security Council’s Resolution 2334, passed on December 23, 2016, condemning all Israeli settlement construction on occupied Palestinian territories.

The landmark resolution called Israeli settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem al-Quds a “flagrant violation of international law” and demanded that Israel stop all such construction.

Over half a million Israelis live in more than 230 illegal settlements built in the occupied Palestinian territories, including East Jerusalem al-Quds since 1967. 

The presence and continued expansion of Israeli settlements in occupied Palestine has created a major obstacle to efforts to establish peace in the Middle East.

Netanyahu's govt. stands accused of abetting Syrian terrorists

Meanwhile, Netanyahu’s remarks about discussing the issue of Syria with the new American president come at a time that Syria has repeatedly announced that Tel Aviv and its Western and regional allies are aiding and abetting Takfiri militant groups operating inside the Arab country's legitimate government.

The Israeli regime has even set up field hospitals in the occupied Golan Heights to treat wounded Syrian militants.

Although Israeli officials refrain from announcing the exact number of terrorists who received treatment in Israeli hospitals, Israel’s Channel 2 reported in March 2016 that the wounded militants were transferred quietly and that the number of them had reached 2,100 since 2011.

The Syrian army has repeatedly seized huge quantities of Israeli-made weapons and advanced military equipment from the foreign-backed militants inside Syria.

Israeli lawmaker, Akram Hasoon, posted a status on his Facebook page on September 11, 2016, claiming that Jabhat Fateh al-Sham was bombing the Syrian village of Khadr through direct support of minister of military affairs, Avigdor Lieberman.

Hasoon added that the village of Khadr had been target of persistent bombardments by Jabhat Fateh al-Sham militants.

“We have gotten information from all fronts and from people who are responsible within the village that the Nusra Front is operating with unprecedented support from Israel, because the organization’s fighters are advancing in those places where the Israel … had previously bombed Syrian positions and the organization is holding those positions, in addition to the logistical and medical assistance it’s getting from Israel” he said.

Bibi continues effort to scuttle JCPOA under Trump

Elsewhere in his comments, Netanyahu strongly opposed the 2015 nuclear agreement between Iran and the P5+1 group of countries, including the United States.

The premier said stopping what he described as the “Iranian threat” and overturning the nuclear deal continues to be a key objective of Israel.

During his presidential campaign, Trump had promised to annul the deal which he referred to as a "disaster" and "the worst deal ever negotiated."

Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council – the United States, France, Britain, China and Russia – plus Germany reached the nuclear agreement, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), in July 2015 and started to implement it on January 16, 2016.

Under the JCPOA, Iran undertook to put limitations on its nuclear program in exchange for the removal of nuclear-related bans imposed against Tehran.

Israeli intelligence officials on Friday warned Netanyahu against pushing Trump to tear up the JCPOA.

“There is concern that revoking the pact would cause a chasm between Washington and the other signatories, most importantly Moscow and Beijing,” the Israeli daily Haaretz quoted the officials as saying.

The United States is Israel's most important ally and provides it with more than three billion dollars per year in military aid


China US relations the Dark Cloud of 2017

Democracy and Class Struggle see the China talk in the video above of positive balance in US China relations is idealist neo Confucian nonsense.

If you want a materialist realist analysis of US China relations you are more likely to find it in People's Liberation Daily and the Chinese military-  not in this wet dry diplomacy above which is quite frankly nonsense.

There are real material contradictions between Chinese bourgeoisie and US bourgeoisie and they have been apparent since 2011 since Obama's speech on the Asian Pivot - this contractions cannot be contained any more.

Trump is even talking about meeting the Dalai Lama - it is not just Taiwan -- or even North Korea - the Chinese bourgeoisie have never been good at protecting China's National interests - it is time for a real Marxist Leninist Maoist communist movement to come forward in China and to demonstrate its militancy at the forthcoming 19th Party Conference in October 2017.

You do not show neo Confucian weakness to Trump but strength the only thing Trump respects - the American People know that - so should the Chinese.

Reese Erlich on US Iran Strategy

Democracy and Class Struggle listened to Trump at the CIA meeting where he talked of a second chance to steal Middle East Oil - we immediately thought of Iran - we hope we are wrong.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Russian Euphoria about Trump diminishing ? Dimitry Peskov shows signs of realism

Dimitry Peskov says

"a big mistake" to think that Russia-US relations will be "free of contradictions and disputes" during Trump’s presidency.

 "We indeed are the two biggest countries in the world. And we can't live without frictions, conflict of interests."

The Trump/Putin meeting is now months away rather than weeks more time to see what Trump does rather than listen to his effusive misleading words.

Democracy and Class Struggle have long pointed to the Kissinger Trump strategy on Russia to create problems between Russia and China as well as Russia and Iran in the Middle East.

The price of  US Russian co-operation given our understanding of Kissinger and Trump will be too high for Russia to meet without damaging its strategic interests.

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