Thursday, January 19, 2017

Moranbong Band - Korean Resistance and Independence



North Korea  will be sending a message to Trump and his running dog in Japan Tomomi Inada Japanese Minister of Defense - possibly on Inauguration Day of Korean Resistance and Independence.

USA: 100 Days of Resistance Starts with the Inauguration of Trump




Democracy and Class Struggle says we must take advantage of Trump-  the transparently ugly face of US imperialism who uses smoke and mirrors deception in foreign and domestic policies.

We to must expose the lying right - we quote Norman Finkelstein who said we must learn the language of our enemies, master the facts and destroy their lies.

Trump is a Proto Fascist - a Precursor of American domestic Fascism and limits have to be set on him in first 100 days - resistance later will be harder than resistance NOW !

We need to expose Trump continuities with Obama not just his smoke and mirrors foreign policy that feigns peace bur means WAR.

The new generation in USA must not be defeated like that in 60's and 70's we must learn the lessons and give this new generation in the USA a chance at Liberation.





Julia Boutros Sings My loved ones : The lyrics are based on a letter sent by Hezbollah secretary general Hassan Nasrallah to the fighters in South Lebanon during the 2006 Summer War between Lebanon and Israel.




Lyrics translated into English. Julia was born in Beirut, Lebanon on April 1, 1968 into a Greek Orthodox Christian family to a Lebanese father and Palestinian mother. She was educated at the Rosary Sisters Schools where she sang in the school choir. Growing up, she and her brother were heavily influenced by Ziad Rahbani's works.

When she was 12 years old she recorded her first song, entitled "A Maman" at Elias Al Rahbani studios. This was introduced to her by her music teacher Fouad Fadel. She also recorded two songs, "C'est la Vie" & "Viens dans Ma Vie". Christian Singer Honors Hezbollah in Stunning 2013 Concert Performance. http://youtu.be/pdZgkGI5h0A

On October 11, 2006, Julia announced a new single called "Ahibaii" (My loved ones).

The lyrics are based on a letter sent by Hizbollah secretary general Hassan Nasrallah to the fighters in South Lebanon during the 2006 Summer War between Lebanon and Israel.

The poet Ghassan Mataradapted the original text.

The music is composed by Ziad, brother of Julia and arranged by Michel Fadel. The profits from the song's sale went to help the families of Hizbollah fighters and to all Lebanese who died during the Israel-Lebanon conflict.

Sales eventually garnered three million dollars for the families of the Lebanese civilians, soldiers, security forces, and Hezbollah militants who have been killed in the Israel-Lebanon conflict.

The sum was triple the original aim, which was only one million dollars. The families of Lebanese soldiers killed during operation Naher el-Bared also received a portion of the money.


SEE ALSO: http://democracyandclasstruggle.blogspot.co.uk/2017/01/who-are-hezbollah-closer-look.html

EU will protect and preserve Iran Nuclear Deal says Federica Mogherini


Democracy and Class Struggle is not optimistic that the EU will stand up against US and Israel offensive on Iran Nuclear Deal in longer term   - if it did it would deepen US Europe contradictions and we would welcome that. We agree it is a litmus test for EU as an independent voice.


EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini has said that the 28-nation bloc will “protect and preserve” Iran’s historic nuclear deal with the P5+1 group of countries. She further stressed that the deal is neither unilateral nor bilateral, meaning that it cannot be renegotiated by one party alone. This is while Donald Trump threatened during his election campaign that he would “tear up” the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) or try to renegotiate its terms if elected US president.

An author and political scientist believes the EU’s statement on the Iran nuclear agreement is very “critical,” adding that it should serve as a “wake-up call” to Trump that the deal enjoys international support.

“I think it is expected timely statement by the EU high representative that has been echoed by the other leaders of the European Union … who have solidly backed the Iran nuclear deal,” Kaveh Afrasiabi told Press TV in an interview on Thursday.

He also noted the European Union which is an “important pillar” of international politics is “very concerned” about the signs of irrationalism from the incoming US administration.

However, he said, there is already a big division within the Trump team on the Iran deal, arguing that the accord will remain in place.

Afrasiabi further stated Iran’s nuclear agreement is a “litmus test” for the European Union and its endurance and viability as an important voice in international affairs.

According to the analyst, the nuclear deal is not the only challenge Trump has posed for the European Union, given the fact that he has also threatened to dismantle the European-American alliance and has supported the disintegration of the EU.

He further predicted that Trump will abide by the nuclear deal, asserting that the EU and other voices can be very “instrumental” in swaying his administration against this destructive rhetoric against the JCPOA. She further stressed that the deal is neither unilateral nor bilateral, meaning that it cannot be renegotiated by one party alone. This is while Donald Trump threatened during his election campaign that he would “tear up” the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) or try to renegotiate its terms if elected US president.

An author and political scientist believes the EU’s statement on the Iran nuclear agreement is very “critical,” adding that it should serve as a “wake-up call” to Trump that the deal enjoys international support.

“I think it is expected timely statement by the EU high representative that has been echoed by the other leaders of the European Union … who have solidly backed the Iran nuclear deal,” Kaveh Afrasiabi told Press TV in an interview on Thursday.

He also noted the European Union which is an “important pillar” of international politics is “very concerned” about the signs of irrationalism from the incoming US administration.

However, he said, there is already a big division within the Trump team on the Iran deal, arguing that the accord will remain in place.

Afrasiabi further stated Iran’s nuclear agreement is a “litmus test” for the European Union and its endurance and viability as an important voice in international affairs.

According to the analyst, the nuclear deal is not the only challenge Trump has posed for the European Union, given the fact that he has also threatened to dismantle the European-American alliance and has supported the disintegration of the EU.

He further predicted that Trump will abide by the nuclear deal, asserting that the EU and other voices can be very “instrumental” in swaying his administration against this destructive rhetoric against the JCPOA.

India: Mamata govt transfers Maoists to Kolkata high-security jail after Bhangar agitation



The Mamata Banerjee government is transferring all jailed Maoist leaders in the state to a high-security prison in Kolkata to prevent them from getting in touch with those agitating against a power grid project in Bhangar in South 24 Parganas district.

The Bhangar land agitation is easily the biggest embarrassment so far for the chief minister, who is a champion of farmer rights, and is being spearheaded by Jomi, Jibika, Poribesh O Bastutantra Raksha Committee (Committee to Protect Land, Livelihood, Environment and Ecosystem).

The committee is guided by CPI-ML (Red Star), a little-known Maoist outfit with alleged support from a section of ultra-Left students of Jadavpur University.

There are about 100 Maoist leaders and cadres lodged in various jails across the state. Thirty-nine of them have been brought to Presidency Jail in Kolkata, and officials said the process of transfer will continue. Kishenji aide Telegu Dipak and Chattradhar Mahato, the most visible face of the People’s Committee Against Police Atrocities in Lalgarh, are among them.

“The Maoists undertrials and convicts are being brought into high-security jail as a security measure. They are kept in cells, unlike other inmates who are kept in wards. Apart from 24-hour CCTV surveillance, we have doubled the number of guards. Their movement inside the jail is completely restricted,” a senior jail department official said.


The move was triggered by intelligence inputs that indicated the rebels might have been in touch with their comrades outside to help stoke farmer agitations in other regions of the state.

“Intelligence reports also indicated Maoists could have a hand in the Bhangar agitation that began to crystallise towards the end of 2016. We took no chance and kept the leaders in jail under tight security and surveillance,” a senior state home department official said.

Officials told Hindustan Times that frontal organisations are being used to silently build a base among farmers in Bhangar. The style and functioning of the protesters bear resemblance with the tactics used by ultra-Left forces in Nandigram (2007) and Lalgarh (2008) agitations.

On Tuesday, two people were killed and many wounded in clashes that broke out during protests, bringing back memories of the tumultuous days of anti-land acquisition agitations in Singur and Nandigram.

The Powergrid Corporation of India project is nearing completion on a 16-acre plot that was acquired a couple of years ago. Villagers are also objecting to high-tension lines passing over their land.

The Maoist movement burst forth on November 2, 2008, after an explosion targeted at former chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee in West Midnapore district missed its target.

Even during heightened Maoists activities in the state in 2009 and 2010, Maoists leaders were kept in different district jails.


Source: Hindustan Times



One person was killed and another was injured in the Bhangor area of South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal on Tuesday as clashes broke out between the police and villagers opposing construction of a Power Grid sub-station in the area.



Members of USDF and various Human Rights Activists visited Bhangar as a fact finding committee to investigate the killing of local youths Alamgir and Mofijul by police and TMC goons.



The Political Uses of Russophobia



While Democracy and Class Struggle strongly opposes the Russophobic ideology which is undeniable part of the NATO Western ideology we warn Russia not to play the Kissinger Trump Geo Political Game against China, Iran and North Korea - whatever dubious short term benefits Russia may get from the Kissinger Trump games - the long term strategic damage to Russia will outweigh those gains.




Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Who are Hezbollah ? A Closer Look



Democracy and Class Struggle will be taking a closer look at Hezbollah in view of Trump Presidency who have targeted Iran on behalf of Israel in 2017. 

We publish the above video for information and do not endorse all its content - but still find it a useful introduction to Hezbollah

While there are many potential battlefields in 2017 expect Palestine to rocket back to the top with Trump's support for Israel quickly creating explosive conditions - Hezbollah will figure large in resistance to US and Israeli policy in Middle East in 2017.

We are also listening to Norman Finkelstein who says Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah is one of the few people one can actually learn something from.





Norman Finkelstein back in 2010 when attack on Iran was on the cards - fast forward to 2017 and Trump and Kissinger on Iran - wise words from Finkelstein and stupidities from Trump.


USA: Trump Inauguration Protests Planned Nationwide

The" Auguration" not The Inauguration of Donald Trump - The High Priest of Fraud



A big lie can make us all kids again - people run to the High Priest of Fraud

Chinese state media say incoming US President Donald Trump is “playing with fire”



Chinese state media say incoming US President Donald Trump is “playing with fire” by challenging China’s sovereignty over Taiwan, promising that Beijing would strongly respond to any reconsideration by the US of the so-called One China policy.

The English-language newspaper Global Times published an article on Monday warning that Trump’s repeated threats to abandon the policy, which recognizes Chinese sovereignty over Taiwan, could no longer be dismissed as “bluster or miscalculation” and that Beijing would be ready for a “costly” battle.

The daily also published a cartoon (see above) that shows the businessman holding a hand grenade labeled “Trump’s China policy.”

Trump, who will take the oath of office on Friday, has said he does not see why he should be committed to the “One China” policy — a longstanding US practice in foreign policy — unless Beijing made concessions in trade. Washington has been maintaining only unofficial ties with Taiwan since 1979.

“If Trump is determined to use this gambit on taking office, a period of fierce, damaging interactions will be unavoidable, as Beijing will have no choice but to take off the gloves,” read the article by Global Times, which is published by China’s ruling Communist Party.

Trump first angered China after his election win in November 2016 by taking a congratulatory phone call from Taiwanese leader Tsai Ing-wen in a major break from US diplomatic protocol in 37 years.

“In the past, Trump infuriated us, but now we find him risible,” the article on the Chinese daily read.

The US president-elect repeated his anti-China remarks in an interview with The Wall Street Journal on Friday. He said the “One China” policy was “being negotiated.” China has said its sovereignty over Taiwan is “non-negotiable.”


Democracy and Class Struggle says that Trump with his smoke and mirrors foreign policy which will be more continuity than rupture with past US Foreign Policy is confusing (even deluding) Russia but not China or Iran or North Korea.

If Russia wants to play games with Trump at expense of Iran, China and North Korea - Kissinger's wet dream then they play at their own future cost.