Turkey UPDATE: Editors jailed, minister sentenced, judge arrested, magazine shuttered, 2500 detained, thousands of books confiscated

A Journal of People report

Source: Internet

With arrests, sentencing, shuttering and confiscation, the situation in Turkey continues to deteriorate.

A Melville House Books report said:

In the last few weeks, president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s authoritarian regime has sentenced a minister of parliament to twenty-five years in prison for divulging “state secrets,” arrested a judge from the UN’s Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals, and denounced the US’s decision to pursue criminal charges against a group of twelve Turkish security guards for kicking the shit out of a group of Kurdish protestors in Washington DC last month. In the last fifteen days alone, almost 2,500 people have been detained or arrested, including Taner Kilic, a local chair of Amnesty International.Read More »

Venezuela: Our Programme for the Constituent Assembly


In Defense of Marxism | June 16, 2017

The calling of a National Constituent Assembly (ANC) has been issued in the middle of one of the worst offensives of the counter-revolution and imperialism in the last eighteen years. In this political situation, the convening of a Constituent Assembly has awoken important revolutionary aspirations among sections of the workers’ and people’s vanguard, who are ready to fight to elect deputies to the Constituent Assembly who come from the rank and file and defend a programme of revolutionary demands.

This is in opposition to the bureaucratic clique at the top that is trying to impose itself with any means necessary, with the aim of imposing a programme of concessions to the ruling class and the abandonment of any pretence of a socialist programme.Read More »

OAS Fails to Pass Anti-Venezuela Resolution, amid Rumors of More US Sanctions

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Timeline of October Revolution

A Journal of People compilation

Source:: Internet

June 3

The First All-Russian Congress of Soviets begins in Petrograd. The Congress almost unanimously agrees to end World War I, though only through tremendous consternation agrees to support the Provisional Government, despite Bolshevik protests. Tensions flare between the parties, with the Mensheviks insisting that the Bolsheviks must be disarmed, despite not having weapons, which would in practice mean disarming the Soldiers’ Soviets. The Bolsheviks insist that all power must go to the Soviets.Read More »

Science, ecology and socialism must intersect

Green Left Weekly | June 23, 2017

The Peoples Climate March in New York, on September 21, 2014.

In his new book A Redder Shade of Green, Canadian ecosocialist activist and Climate and Capitalism editor Ian Angus says ecosocialism must be based on a careful and deliberate synthesis of Marxist social science and Earth system science — a 21st century rebirth of scientific socialism.

A Redder Shade of Green was published this month by Monthly Review Press. It can be purchased directly from the publisher, or from most online booksellers. Its introduction is abridged below.

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Back To Anger And Acrimony In American Politics After Brief Respite

by Jay Mala

Frontier | Jun 22, 2017

For a brief while, it seemed like American democracy at its best. The annual Congressional baseball game was held last Thursday night and the Democrats defeated the Republicans 11-2.

In true American spirit, and in a show of political unity, camaraderie and compassion, the winning team handed over the trophy to the losers.

The trophy will now be kept in the office room of Steve Scalise, the Republican chief whip who suffered serious gunshot wounds the previous day and is still lying in a critical condition in hospital.

It was a traditional baseball game that could have been cancelled after the murderous attack by a fanatical Democratic supporter on Republican Congressmen and their aides while they were practicing in a Washington suburb early on Wednesday morning.  Apart from Steve Scalise, the third-most-senior member of the US House of Representatives, four others were injured in the shooting. Read More »

Gujarat Politics over Narmada at the cost of interests of Madhya Pradesh adivasis, farmers and other?

Press release

National Alliance of People’s Movements | June 22, 2017

With not a drop of water, with farming uncertain and power unnecessary, will thousands of people, thousands of families and ancient civilization in Narmada valley be drowned?

Can millions of age old trees, pristine forest be replaced by few fruit plants?

Why is CM silent on Narmada – Sardar Sarovar Dam issue? Come to Narmada Valley and prove that rehabilitation is complete

As elections approach, the jingoistic masculine politics takes centre stage over Maa Narmada

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