Friday, October 28, 2016

India: Comrade Kailash says security personnel have taken G Ramakrishna alias RK into custody

Malkangiri/ Visakhapatnam: Holding the Odisha and Andhra Pradesh Chief Ministers responsible for the encounter in Bejing forest under Panasput grampanchyat of Malkangiri district on October 24 causing the death of 27 Maoists, the secretary of CPI (Maoist) East Division Committee Kailash today said the security personnel have taken top naxal leader G Ramakrishna alias RK in their custody.

In an audio tape released by the Maoist leader, Kailash said the State government is undertaking the ‘Operation Green Hunt’ in the area with an aim to resume mining operations to safeguard the interests of industrialists.

He threatened the SPs of Malkangiri and Visakhapatnam Rural will face dire consequences for launching the recent encounter.

Mentioning some members of the Maoist organisation were caught by police personnel during the encounter, Kailash demanded immediate deposition of the arrested naxals before a court.

He emphatically added in the audio tape moral of naxals is still high despite the death of the top Maoist leaders in the encounter.

In a related development, a rally was organised by Maoist supporters in Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh yesterday protesting against the joint operation of the Odisha and Andhra Pradesh Police in the Bejing forest of the cut-off area on October 24.

The supporters carried the body of Maoist woman leader Mamata and shouted slogans favouring the red rebels while holding banners and posters.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

'We Are Going to Spread War Across Turkey': Kurdish PKK Leader Bese Hozat

Bese Hozat, the co-chair of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party’s (PKK) umbrella organisation the Kurdistan Communities Union (KCK), spoke to journalist Erdal Er in the Qandil Mountains and warned that the war between the Kurdish group and Turkish state would spread across the country.

Qandil, a mountainous sanctuary and political center better known and more influential than many established states.

The area, located in the Kurdistan Region, north of Iraq, is within the borders of what the PKK calls the Medya Defence Zones; areas controlled by the group’s guerrilla fighters. Many view it like a capital because the Kurdish Freedom Movement is based here and has become an influential force and powerful actor in the Middle East.

Turkey wants to eradicate this force and is using all its political, military, diplomatic and economic might against the Kurds supporting it. With the war in Iraq, Syria, Rojava and Northern Kurdistan [southeast Turkey] and recently the Mosul operation, the world’s eyes have once again turned to Qandil. A busy woman, Bese Hozat took time out to answer our questions.

What is Turkey trying to do in Iraq, South Kurdistan [KRG] and Mosul?

Turkey’s policy is expansionist, sectarian and occupationist. It doesn’t want people to live in peace and together. It doesn’t want South Kurdistan to democratise. It won’t accept that the Yazidis will gain recognition and a political status. And it wants to eradicate the PKK.

But Turkey has said it wants to resolve issues and contribute…

What it’s doing is more important than what it is saying. The reason Turkey wants to participate in the Mosul operation is not to solve issues but to exacerbate them. Its interests lie in this. Its main objective is to make the Sunnis under its control sovereign in Iraq.

Kurds are majority Sunni though…

This doesn’t change matters. Erdogan doesn’t accept the existence of Kurds: Alawite, Yazidi, Sunni, it doesn’t matter to him. Furthermore Erdogan’s policy isn’t to help resolve Sunnis’ problems but to instrumentalise them for his racist, monist and sectarian policies; these policies are primarily against Kurds.

What are you proposing that is different to Turkey?

We vehemently reject sectarianism, nationalism and sexism. We know from Kurdish history that sectarian and nationalist policies have inflicted a lot of damage on the Middle East and its people. Today we are trying to prevent this from happening again. This is why we want to participate in the Mosul operation.

What is the deadlock?

The deadlock is this; just because the majority in Mosul are Sunni does it mean that we have to reject the existence of others? This is what ISIS does. So then what is the difference between Turkey and ISIS? You cannot find a single example of a system based on one belief being a solution. They have only led to a lot of bloodshed. A system based on the rule of a majority belief can only mean blood, massacre, tears and destruction.

How can the Mosul issue be resolved ?

We believe that the solution for Iraq, Mosul and the region lies in the democratic nation model. Sunnis, Shi’ites, Christians, Assyrian-Syrians, Kurds, Arabs and Turkmen live in Mosul. So the issue can be resolved by implementing the principle of equality and not discriminating based on religion, language, race, sect or gender.

Is this possible?

Why shouldn’t it be? We have Rojava as an example. An autonomous Shengal (Sinjar) and the Sinjar Resistence Units (YBS) will bring about the democratisation of Mosul post-ISIS. Mosul’s democratisation will affect the whole of Iraq and South Kurdistan. We want the HPG [PKK’s armed wing] and the YBS to participate in the Mosul operation for this reason.

What about Turkey’s existence in Bashiqa?

We view them as an occupant force. They have negated international law and the Iraqi state’s sovereignty to deploy their military in Bashiqa; and they are not heeding Iraq’s calls to withdraw. The Turkish state is also an occupying force in South Kurdistan. This occupation is not independent of the KRG administration. The presence of Turkish soldiers damages Kurdish unity and also targets the gains of Southern Kurds. It is important for the future of our people in the KRG that they struggle against this occupation.

Could you expand on this?

If Turkey is successful in eradicating the PKK their next step will be to eradicate South Kurdistan. The Turkish state sees the Kurds as enemies. It abhors diversity and the idea that Kurds will gain recognition.

Why do the relations between the South Kurdistan administration and Turkey irritate you?

We are not irritated. Of course South Kurdistan can have economic and political relations with the Turkish state. But we cannot accept the South Kurdistan administration green-lighting genocidal policies against the Kurdish people. This is the problematic and damaging aspect of relations we are against.

What do you mean by ‘problematic and damaging?’

Turkey is waging a comprehensive war against Kurdish gains in Rojava. Hundreds of people have been killed. It did this through certain proxies like ISIS, al-Nusra and some gangs within the Kurdish National Council (ENKS). It also did this in Aleppo and Sheikh Maqsoud. Unfortunately certain factions within the KRG are supporting this policy. They are in agreement with a state that is waging a genocidal policy against Kurds. This is a cause of great discomfort amongst Kurds and our movement.

Do you expect an attack on Shengal?

Turkey has plans against Shengal. There are reports it has made an agreement with some local forces. Shengal is one part of Turkey’s Mosul plan. ISIS’ attack and genocide in Shengal was not independent of Turkey.

What will you do if Shengal is targeted?

A very powerful social and military struggle needs to be waged against the Turkish occupation. We are going to do this. We are going to defend our people and its gains in Shengal.

Is the recent ISIS attack on Kirkuk part of a possible assault on Shengal?

It has become clear that Turkey was behind the Kirkuk attack. Turkey is a source of instability in the region. It is against a solution and peace. It wants to create conflict between different peoples in Mosul and Kirkuk.

Turkey is also against [PKK] guerrillas entering Kirkuk.

Guerrillas are the Kurdish people’s defence force. They will be everywhere they are needed.
Will the war in Northern Kurdistan continue?

Yes, the war there will intensify. We are not the cause of this; the cause is the Turkish state’s plan to genocide the Kurdish people. Turkey wants to take advantage of the region’s conjuncture to eradicate the PKK and complete its 100-year genocide plan.

What do you mean by genocide?

What we are saying is not propaganda; the situation is serious. If the Turkish state’s genocidal plans are not countered and there is no resistance, a genocide like the Armenian Genocide is going to be implemented against the Kurds. The only thing that can prevent this is struggle.

Is this possible in today’s world, will the world remain silent?

Turkey is using Iraq, Syria and the refugee crisis as a threat against Europe and the US so that they remain silent and turn a blind eye to this policy of genocide. Internally Turkey is razing Kurdish cities and towns to the ground, murdering people and suppressing dissidents to create an empire of fear where society is silenced.

The aim is to crush all opposition and eliminate Kurds who are resisting. In this way the state wants to impose a genocide across Northern Kurdistan, like it did in the 1915 Armenian Genocide and the 1938 Dersim Genocide. This is Erdogan and the AKP’s solution to the Kurdish question.

Therefore rather than waiting for a savior, resistance, struggle and victory is the only way.

Are aerial attacks on the Medya Defence Zones continuing?

Yes. Aerial bombardment in Northern Kurdistan is also ongoing. There are signs and we have suspicions that chemical weapons are being used. We have information that chemical weapons are going to be used during the upcoming winter period in North Kurdistan.

Are there a high number of deaths in aerial attacks?

Turkey’s exaggerated figures are a part of its psychological warfare. Those figures cannot be further from the truth. Of course we have had losses in aerial attacks, but not like Turkey claims. We are sharing information about losses with public opinion. Our people should not believe in Turkey's psychological warfare.

Do you expect a ground operation on the Medya Defence Zones?

We know that Turkey has a plan to do this. We have preparations against it. If Turkey attacks we will respond. If they come they will see.

If these attacks continue will you engage in actions in Turkey’s cities?

We are struggling against the AKP’s policies of genocide and will continue this. We will not kneel down. Accepting these policies means accepting genocide. The Kurdish people and PKK militants are not lambs to the slaughter.

We are not going to limit the war to Northern Kurdistan, we are going to spread it across Turkey. Everywhere is an area of war for us now.

Source: Yeni Özgür Politika

India : Red Salute to Comrade Prabhakar and the victims of Malkangiri Massacre

The Geopolitics of Russia - Egypt Relations

Democracy and Class Struggle says The Syrian Conflict is changing the dynamics in the Middle East and the pivoting of Egypt towards Russia and the Philippines in Asia towards China  - are fast moving events bringing Global Conflict to a new level.

Imperialism meant War in the 20th Century - getting beyond Imperialism in the 21st Century means getting beyond capitalism and imperialism  and beyond the capitalist blood brothers who kill each other and massacre the people's in the process

Imperialist Geo Politics means War  in the 21st Century just as it did in the 20th Century.

End Capitalism and Imperialism before it end us.

Turn Imperialist War into Civil War .

Remember the spirit of 1917  we celebrate the Russian people overcoming capitalist Imperialism - let us emulate them in 2017.

Long Live Marxism Leninism Maoism

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Syria; NATO concerned about Al-Nusra and Ahrar al-Sham Casualties : Turkey now 15 miles from Al Bab

"As the world's eyes have turned on Mosul, Turkey has been attacking Kurdish fighters in Syria with artillery fire and aerial bombardment."

USA: Is the US Headed Towards War in Syria ?

Col. Lawrence Wilkerson is concerned about Clinton's foreign policy record and the fact that many of her advisors resemble those who served in the first George W. Bush administration

India : Naxalites will Never Die they will just Multiply - The Revolutionary Ideas of The Communist Party of India Maoist lives in the Hearts and Minds of the People

Naxalites will Never die they will just multiply

One of the martyrs in the Monday massacre is Prabhakar, popular singer, performer and writer of Praja Kala Mandali (PKM)

His Songs will outlive his earthly existence where he Served the People 

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Rojava's Revolutionary Forces Preparing for al-Bab Operation Against Turkish-Backed Rebels

As the attacks by Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) affiliated groups on Rojava’s western canton Afrin continue, journalist Aziz Koyluoglu, who is in the region, has reported that the Revolutionary Forces (RF) allied with the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are preparing for an operation on al-Bab.

The “Euphrates Shield” operation launched by Turkey and FSA groups into Rojava-Northern Syria Federation in August recently moved from Marea to the Shaykh Issa and Tal Rifaat areas in Northern Aleppo, which are controlled by the Revolutionary Forces.

This move has been viewed as an effort by Turkey to “suffocate Afrin” while the world’s gaze rests on the Mosul operation. Despite aerial bombardment and heavy shelling, which has killed dozens of fighters and civilians, Turkey backed groups have not been able to make headway in the area and it has been reported that the RF are expected to launch a counter offensive.

‘Nearing the end’

Reporting developments from Afrin, journalist Koyluoglu said, “The situation is complicated on all fronts. Recent developments are going to determine the future of Syria and Rojava. Russia, the US and Turkey are all implementing policies that favour their own interests, but the real direction of events is going to be determined by the region’s people.”

‘No advance despite attacks’

The journalist also reported that clashes were concentrated in Marea’s south and that Turkey had sent dozens of armoured vehicles and heavy artillery to the town to fight the Revolutionary Forces. However despite this Turkey-backed rebels had not been able to advance and had suffered severe losses, which could change the balance of affairs on the ground Koyluoglu said.

Turkey-Russia bargaining over Aleppo

Assessing the rapprochement and diplomatic meetings between Turkey and Russia and its reflection on the situation in Rojava, the embedded journalist stated: “Discussions between Russia and Turkey are centred on withdrawing the groups encircled [by the Syrian Army] in Aleppo’s east. Turkey wants this and gave Russia some hope about it. They said, ‘If you allow me to enter Jarablus, Marea and al-Bab then I will withdraw the groups in Aleppo.’ This was the bargain and Russia accepted it. But it hasn’t materialised. Al-Nusra, or with its new name Fatah al-Sham, is still in control in Aleppo and has declared it will not withdraw. In fact they have launched a new offensive from Idlib to break the blockade.

This will end the discussion and rapprochement between Turkey and Russia. Russia has allowed Turkey to foray as far as Marea.

But we will see whether they accept this position or allow them to go any further. It looks like this won’t happen because the Aleppo deal hasn’t come to fruition.

The statement by Fatah al-Sham on Aleppo will be the breaking point of Russia’s policy with Turkey.”

US supported the plan

Koyluoglu also commented on the US’s stance regarding this plan, saying, “The fall of Aleppo would change all the balances in Syria’s politics. The Sunni opposition will have taken a great blow. This is why the US is supporting Turkey; they want to break the [Syrian Army’s] siege on Aleppo and weaken Russia. The US is supporting Turkey to weaken Russia’s influence.”

Counter-move from Syria

Koyluoglu continued: “Turkey rather than opening a corridor to Aleppo through Marea to break the blockade wanted to lay siege to the Syrian army, however the regime has made a counter-move with a military buildup in Northern Aleppo against this threat.”

Turkey has two objectives

The journalist also asserted that Turkey’s offensive was based on two objectives, adding, “They want to prevent the creation of a federative structure by changing the geographical integrity of the area. This is why they are trying to advance in Marea and block the Afrin-Manbij line.

The second objective is to form a corridor between Aleppo centre and al-Zahraa and a passage to Idlib through here. This will also mean the encirclement of the Syrian army. The Nour al-Din al-Zenki Islamist group [backed by Turkey] made this admission when they revealed their plan was ‘besieging the already besieged Aleppo.’”

Plans A, B, C do not have any chance of success

Koyluoglu indicated that this initiative was what Turkey President Erdogan had called “plan B” and said: “Plan A failed.

Turkey couldn’t take part in the Mosul operation. The recent attack on Kirkuk was Turkey’s C plan.
Turkey has put into effect both plans now.

The attacks on the Shahba region are a part of this plan. Neither of these have any chance of success.
The attack on Kirkuk by Daesh (ISIS) was defeated. Plan B being implemented in Rojava has also been routed. Turkey and the groups it is backing wanted to conquer Tal Rifaat and progress to the area controlled by the Syrian regime but this plan has failed.

However there is still the possibility of attacks and not only in the Shahba region; there are preparations to occupy Idlib.”

Afrin will fight

Koyluolgu also remarked that military preparations had been made in the Afrin Canton and that the autonomous administration had stated they would resist attacks.

The journalist concluded by emphasising Turkey’s military buildup in the region and said that Turkish Special Forces were fighting on the front-line in Shaykh Issa but had been met by resistance from the RF, who were preparing for a counter-offensive that included al-Bab and Marea.

Source: DIHA

India: Today, the Indian state killed 3 more comrades in cold blood. Taking the toll to 27 in two days : Statement from Democracy and Class Struggle

Today, the Indian state killed 3 more comrades in cold blood. Taking the toll to 27 in two days.

The Indian state has gone into an all out offensive against the Maoists who are defending the rights of the people from the corporate-government nexus meant to loot the land from its natural resources.

On one hand a section of the ruling class has asked for peace talks with Maoists but the Indian state had continued its gruesome killings, unabated.

We urge the international community to stand in condemn the ongoing military campaign by the Indian state and stand in solidarity with comrades.

Statement From Democracy and Class Struggle 

25th October 2016

India: Harsh Thakor says Salute heroic rally of Peasantry and Landless Labour against Fascist repression by Akali Dal on Landless Dalit Labour in Conference in Lehra Gaga in Sangrur on October 21st 2016




On 21st October the Jaloor Kand Jabar Virodhi Action Committee held a conference which terminated with  a rally around the city ending at the State district Magistrate's office...

Around 4-5000 people participated.

Apart from Sangrur Participants came from Patiala, Amritsar, Gurdaspur, Moga, Ludhiana, Barnala, Mansa, Bathinda, Faridkot, Nawasher and Ferozepur.,

The gathering comprised the bku-Ekta (Ugarhan) which organized the landed peasantry , the Punjab Khet Mazdur union which organized the agicultural workers and the  Zameen Prapt Sangharsh committee. Particpants  also came from the working class employees section which was encouraging and some fro the All India Khet Mazdoor Sabha of the C.P.I.

The speakers were Mukesh Mulaudh of the ZPSC,Zora Singh Nasrali of the P.M.K.U,Joginder Singh Ugrahan of B.K.U.(Ekta) Ugrahan ,Kulwant Singh of B.K.U (Dakaunda),Sanjeev Mintu of Krantikari Pendu Mazdur Union,Surjit Singh Phul of he B.K.U.(Krantikari). and Avatar Singh Dedhke of Kirti Kisan Union.

The speakers voiced 3 main demands.

1.That 1/3rd right of land pamchayat promised should be awarded to dalits.

2.That all 69 dalit democratic activists are released

3.That all the people responsible for crimes in recent months against the landless dalits should be imprisoned.

Of particular highlighting was the crimes of Akali leader Baban under the leadership of Parminder Dhindsa.who sponsored the criminal goons.

The mobilisation could not reach 8-10,000 as it is the harvesting season of agricultural labourers.

Still it was noteworthy that more than half came from the landed peasantry supporting the struggle of the dalits against tyranny.

What was heartening that almost sections from all the different trends within the revolutionary camp participated.

I also complement the painstaking solidarity and preparatory work done in village of Badli Kala and Jaloor whee Zameen Prapt Sangharsh Committee activists defied all odds.

The author who participated feels such gatherings lay the seeds for bridging the gap between the landed and landless dalit peasantry and for a major united movement against the fascist onslaught of the state

.A base has to be laid for organized resistance of protracted actions against the nexus of the state machinery with the landlords of the ruling parties

Revolutionaries have to seriously study the dalit or caste aspect and the polarization within the socio-political system.