Posts tagged ‘communist’

June 15, 2015

The Untold History of Hitler’s Reign

by mkleit

Though this video doesn’t represent all my ideas upon Adolf Hitler, but it speaks much of the untold story about him, the story that was hidden between the lines of history books written by the victors of WWII, whom are the US, Britain, France, and Russia. Because Hitler was able to give the Germans what none of them were able: a decent living.

It would trigger a thought that Germany, a country that was almost fully destroyed at WWI, suffering from socio-economic crises, would stand on its feet so quickly due to Hitler’s reign. The video shows how it was done.

November 16, 2012

رسالة إلى ناشط: هذا الصوت أعلى من صوت المعركة

by mkleit

كلام من المنطقي أسعد ثبيان … يا عزيزي الناشط

خربشات بيروتية

دعم الشيوعي واجب جهادي بالعقيدة الماوية اللينية الماركسية التروتسكية الشيغافارية المش مفهوم كوعا من بوعا! تحيا فلسطين لأنّ بمجازرها وآلامها وقتل شعوبها، تستمر الأحزاب النضالية البروليتارية الممانعة المقاومة في احياء الأنشطة واطلاق الاستنكارات.. ونحيا نحن المنظرين على كل شيء، والمغردين على تويتر والفايسبوك! تحيا فلسطين مطية نركبها ونتذكرهها كلما اكتشفنا أن لا معنى لنا!
يبدو أنّ الفقرة التي نشرتها أعلاه على الفايسبوك لم ترق للعديد من ناشطي المجتمع المدني واليساريين ورواد شارع الحمراء.. فعدا عن اتّهامي”بالعمالة” وتهديدي بفتح ملفاتي (من حضور مؤتمرات بمشاركة أشخاص يحملون الجنسية الإسرائيلية فيها.. وحصولي على الفيزا لزيارة أميركا مرتين.. وربما فضائح جنسيّة.. من يدري) وعن مزاح يحمل نصف الجد من صديق شيوعي “بكسر رجلي” (وأنا طببعاً طلبت منه كسر رجلي اليسار لكي يتسنى لي استعمال اليمين أكثر) والرد عليّ بأنّي جرصت حالي.. خلق لي الأمر معضلة التفكير في الطريقة التي يتصرّف فيها داعمي القضايا الوطنية والعمالية وغيرها في وطني ومدى تقبل البعض منهم    لأفكار…

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January 30, 2012

Occupy Movement Insights from Jeanine Mollof and Patrizia Bertini (via Media Diplomat)

by mkleit

Jeanine Mollof:  The ‘Occupy’ movement does have multiple goals which can be confusing. Among those varied goals–one clear message does come through–they want the public to realize that our political system has been hijacked and is fraudulent. Furthermore, they want that same public to enter not only the discussion but the ‘fray’ itself. Bluntly put, the ‘Occupy’ movement is attempting to push discussion, planning and eventual action into the streets where anyone can join and fight for democracy. Because our political system has been so compromised, democracy no longer exists in any meaningful way in the US. I suspect that the ultimate goal of ‘Occupy’ is to build up to a massive GENERAL STRIKE of most workers in the US until we have our rights restored, (that includes political, economic and healthcare). It may be clumsy, but no one was listening to progressives until these kids began ‘Occupy.’ Now, the Occupy movement consists of people from diverse ages and backgrounds. If you want to know more, then ‘google,’ the Occupy Wall Street group or google some alternative groups such as the ANSWER Coalition with David Swanson.
Just some casual thoughts.

PS: These kids realized that if they had clearly enunciated goals and leaders the corporatists would have an easier time destroying this movement in its infancy. Anyway, why should they have to explain every goal like a formal position paper when the puppet leaders of our fraudulent duopoly (Dems and GOP) are never pressed to do the same beyond the intellectual pablum of slogans like …”Yes We Can” or “No More Taxes.” When will any of us demand more from stenographers like Wolf Blitzer?

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Patrizia Bertini:  I have been around the OccupyLSX in London before it has taken the streets and observed and supported [the never born] ‘Occupy Italy’ . Let me add few more inputs.
The whole movement is seen much more as a western take on the Arab Spring – it’s the recognition that the capitalistic system as transformed from the ’70s with all the deregulations, has created a sick social and economic system.

It’s a global movement, the first ever global protest in history – it has started with the very first revolt in Western Sahara (few month before the Tunisian guy set himself on fire) as a struggle for freedom and independence and it moved to Western societies, where the social systems were failing one after the other.
Western society also needed freedom and independence, though the ‘enemy’ were well different – it was not a tyranny as in the case of the Arab Spring, but a whole global economical system.

People are very diverse – each of them brings their own bits to the protest, but the whole movement, globally, has few very common points:
1. elaborate on the current global economical and social system – if the capitalism as meant and conducted until the 70s proved to reduce social gaps, after the deregulations and the globalization in name of profit and the exploitation of developing countries, the system increased the gap up to what we have today [and this justifies the 99% slogan];

1. Since the financial and social system failed, protesters try to put more attention on social needs and on sustainable progress. And by sustainable they mean that progress and society should not exploit and take advantage of developing countries or weak social classes. And sustainability also involves the environment and in fact the whole movement has a strong attention on global warming, recycling and green politics (they often do guerilla gardening action in cities).

1. Hence all the number of activities which are meant to promote the social debate, change the agenda, ask for more equality, for a system which is not the communist-style system, rather than an ‘evolved capitalistic system’.

It’s a much more complex reality than the ‘no tax’ slogans. It’s not about taxes, it’s about seeing how society has failed in its social aims, admitting that globalisation, as used just to increase the profits, it’s only damaging the planet, the economies and the society.
It’s a fascinating movement, because it’s global.

I stop it here – but I did 2 interviews with the guys in London using a rather peculiar investigative technique if you are curious – Ollie and Helen will surprise you – http://legoviews.com/2011/12/10/the-occupy-movement-the-light-and-fluid-warrior/ and http://legoviews.com/2011/11/30/helen-goodbye-yellow-brick-road/

Insights taken from Media Diplomat Group (LinkedIn)

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November 13, 2011

World intrigued by “Occupy Wall Street” movement – By Reuters

by mkleit

(Reuters)Tahrir Square in Cairo, Green Square in Tripoli, Syntagma Square in Athens and now Zuccotti Park in New York — popular anger against entrenching power elites is spreading around the world.

Many have been intrigued by the Occupy Wall Street movement against financial inequality that started in a New York park and expanded across America from Tampa, Florida, to Portland, Oregon, and from Los Angeles to Chicago.

Hundreds of activists gathered a month ago in the Manhattan park two blocks from Wall Street to vent their anger at what they see as the excesses of New York financiers, whom they blame for the economic crisis that has struck countless ordinary Americans and reverberated across the global economy.

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In the U.S. movement, Arab nations see echoes of this year’s Arab Spring uprisings. Spaniards and Italians see parallels with Indignados (indignant) activists, while voices in Tehran and Beijing with their own anti-American agendas have even said this could portend the meltdown of the United States.

Inspired by the momentum of the U.S. movement, which started small but is now part of U.S. political debate, activists in London will gather to protest outside the London Stock Exchange on October 15 on the same day that Spanish groups will mass on Madrid’s Puerta del Sol square in solidarity.

“American people are more and more following the path chosen by people in the Arab world,” Iran’s student news agency ISNA quoted senior Revolutionary Guards officer Masoud Jazayeri as saying. “America’s domineering government will face uprisings similar to those in Tunisia and Egypt.”

Chinese newspapers splashed news about Occupy Wall Street with editorials blaming the U.S. political system and denouncing the Western media for playing down the protests.

“The future of America stands at a crossroads. Presuming that effective measures to relieve the social mood and reconstruct justice cannot be found, it is not impossible that the Occupy Wall Street movement might be the final straw under which America collapses,” said a commentary in the Global Times.

“This movement has uncovered a scar on American society, an iceberg of accumulated social conflicts has risen to the surface,” said the commentary in the tabloid, which is owned by the Communist Party mouthpiece, the People’s Daily.

“THIS IS TAHRIR SQUARE”

In Cairo, Ahmed Maher, a founder and leading member of Egypt’s April 6 Youth Movement which helped to topple autocrat Hosni Mubarak, said it was in contact with several groups organizing the anti-Wall Street demonstrations.

“A few days ago we saw a banner in New York that said ‘This is Tahrir Square’,” Maher said, referring to the Cairo square that became the epicenter of Egypt’s revolution.

“The Arab Spring has definitely inspired the burst of protests in the United States and Europe.”

Others noted differences between Arab protesters and U.S. protesters, branded by one Republican presidential candidate as “anti-American” and so jealousy-ridden that they wanted to “take somebody else’s … Cadillac.”

“The Arab protests started with requests for reform but quickly transformed into demands for governments to leave, or at least their leaders,” said Abdulaziz al-Uwaisheg, columnist in Saudi daily al-Watan. “The American protest is against specific policies … It did not ask to change the government.”

Spanish media have devoted daily coverage to Occupy Wall Street, dubbing participants “Indignados in Manhattan,” with left-leaning newspapers saying the U.S. protesters were inspired by Spain’s own disenchanted youth-led grouping.

“Occupy Wall Street is one more branch of a global movement,” said Veronica Garcia, a 40-year-old lawyer involved in the Spanish demonstrations.

MARCHES INSPIRED BY MOVEMENT

Blessed are the Poor

While Spain’s “Indignados” have poured much of their anger so far on politicians, Garcia said Saturday’s Madrid march was likely to focus more on bankers.

In London, which was hit by rioting and looting by disaffected people in early August, protesters were using social media like Facebook and Twitter to plan their Stock Exchange protest on Saturday.

The Occupy London protest aims to draw attention to “the economic systems that have caused terrible injustices around the world,” according to their website.

“Bankers have got off scot-free whilst the people of this country are being punished for a crisis they did not create,” a statement on the website said, echoing the chant taken up by U.S. marchers: “We are the 99 percent.”

Unions, which organized protests against austerity moves in debt-stricken Greece, welcomed the New York protests.

“It’s optimistic because we haven’t seen such protests before,” Greek public sector unionist Despina Spanou told Reuters. “There is no coordination so far because most of this is spontaneous, but we cannot rule anything out.”

Newspapers around the world have sought to identify the true motor of discontent driving the Occupy Wall Street movement, with the Korea Herald seeing an historic dimension reflecting the civil rights movement and anti-Vietnam War rallies.

“But perhaps the closest historical parallel is with the Populist movement of the 1890s, which, like Occupy Wall Street, was a broad, economics-driven revolt that targeted a predatory class of corporate capitalists – the robber barons of the Gilded Age,” the newspaper said.

“THERE’S SOMETHING HAPPENING HERE”

Japan’s Kyodo news agency ran an interview from New York with organizer Kalle Lasn who said he hoped that “Occupy Wall Street” would inspire Japan’s jobless youth.

“Is there some beginning of some kind of ‘Occupy Tokyo’ or ‘Occupy Marunouchi’, something like that happening in Japan right now or not?” Kyodo quoted Lasn as saying, referring to the Marunouchi business district in

Tokyo.

The Occupy Wall Street protests across the United States with their focus on banking bailouts and unfairness appeared to present a dilemma for Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.

The protests support one Kremlin agenda by underscoring the economic troubles of Moscow’s Cold War foe, but could also send a signal encouraging street protests — not what Putin wants as he heads toward a second stint as president in a March vote.

This July, Putin said the United States was “acting like hooligans” in the global economy. In Aug

ust, he said the United States was living beyond its means “like a parasite.”

Putin and President Dmitry Medvedev have not spoken publicly about the protests, but state-run TV stations they use to shape opinion seem to have found a way around the contradiction.

Footage of crowds protesting against perceived corporate greed and government connivance echo

Occupy The World

ed the emphasis on U.S. economic inequality that was a Soviet-era propaganda staple.

Such footage may also back up Putin’s argument for a tight state rein on

Russia’s corporate world –

– and his colorful depictions of the United States as a flagging, sometimes dangerously irresponsible financial power.

At the same time, news footage often focusing on outspoken, outlandishly dressed participants in the U.S. protests appeared aimed at lending the crowds a circus-like look that could be to discourage Russians from trying this at home.

The Chinese, however, have not been so subtle, using the movement to fire repeated broadsides at the capitalist system.

“The Occupy Wall Street movement was sparked by the extreme disparity between the rich and the poor,” the Hong Kong Economic Journal said in its editorial.

“Now it looks like the spark is being turned into a great fire that is spreading to other countries.”

British commentators were not so convinced by such an apocalyptic vision. Giles Whittell in the London Times, highlighting the movement’s lack of a coherent agenda, came to the conclusion in a headline that it was: “Passionate but Pointless.”

(Reporting by Charlie Zhu in Hong Kong, Andrew Hammond in Dubai, Parisa Hafezi in Tehran, Marwa Awad in Cairo, Catherine Hornby in Rome, Michael Martina in Beijing, Antoni Slodkowski in Tokyo, Peter Griffiths in London, Tracy Rucinski in Madrid, Renee Maltezou in Athens, Steve Gutterman in Moscow, David Cutler in London; Writing by Peter Millership; Editing by Mark Heinrich)

 

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/10/11/us-usa-wallstreet-world-idUSTRE79A3OB20111011

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