[Marxism] TB vaccine offers hope in Covid-19 war

2020-04-11 Thread RKOB via Marxism

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TB vaccine offers hope in Covid-19 war

BCG, a vaccine that helps trains the immune system, may explain why 
Japan and South Korea have fewer deaths


by Jake Adelstein April 10, 2020 
https://asiatimes.com/2020/04/tb-vaccine-offers-hope-in-covid-19-war/


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Re: [Marxism] Minnesota: Doctors Receiving Instructions “to Report Covid19 as a Cause of Death, even if Patient was never Tested”

2020-04-11 Thread RKOB via Marxism

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Don't you realize that far-right and authoritarian governments are 
utilizing the Corona Virus pandemic as a cover for repression and the 
strengthening of a police and survaillance state? Have you heard about 
Orban, Modi, various African governments, etc.?!


It is important to have an international outlook to issues and not to 
look at everything only from a U.S. perspective. The world does not 
circle around the U.S. - and from now on even less than before!


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On 4/11/20 2:43 AM, RKOB via Marxism wrote:


Global Research, April 10, 2020, 
https://www.globalresearch.ca/minnesota-doctors-receiving-instructions-to-report-covid19-as-a-cause-of-death-even-if-patient-was-never-tested/5709269?fbclid=IwAR27fPlrx3qvRiuML5B2KIz-Ny9_BXE-1kNTQ7sbOqYwjiNKPVUCBdv_aWc 



Bottom trawling from Global Research, the repository of chemtrail, 
9/11, Syrian "false flag" sarin attacks and other conspiracies?


Don't you realize that this talking point is rife on the far-right?

DEBUNKING FALSE STORIES
Social Media Posts Make Baseless Claim on COVID-19 Death Toll
By Angelo Fichera

Posted on April 8, 2020


Sally Aiken, the president of the National Association of Medical 
Examiners, called the allegation “ridiculous.”


“Death certificates are basically federal, and each state has a public 
health division that answers to the [U.S. Centers for Disease Control 
and Prevention] for death certification,” Aiken, the Spokane County, 
Washington, medical examiner, told us in an email. “For all practical 
purposes death certification is directed by the feds, via health 
departments.”


Contrary to the Facebook posts, Aiken said, “Medical Examiners and 
Coroners certify hundreds to thousands of deaths each year, using 
investigation, autopsies, and medical tests as required, and do not 
choose a ‘default diagnosis’ such as COVID-19.”


Aiken pointed out that CDC offers guidance to public health officials 
on the certification of COVID-19 deaths. The latest guidance was 
issued April 2.


“If COVID–19 played a role in the death, this condition should be 
specified on the death certificate. In many cases, it is likely that 
it will be the [underlying cause of death], as it can lead to various 
life-threatening conditions, such as pneumonia and acute respiratory 
distress syndrome (ARDS),” the guidance says. “In these cases, 
COVID-19 should be reported on the lowest line used in Part I with the 
other conditions to which it gave rise listed on the lines above it.”


full: 
https://www.factcheck.org/2020/04/social-media-posts-make-baseless-claim-on-covid-19-death-toll/



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[Marxism] France on lockdown: Vacation for some, a nightmare for many

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France on lockdown: Vacation for some, a nightmare for many

The coronavirus outbreak has brought to the fore the many social ills of 
French society.


by Rokhaya Diallo 2020-04-10 
https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/france-lockdown-vacation-nightmare-200408173450849.html 



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[Marxism] In global war on coronavirus, some fear civil rights are collateral damage

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In global war on coronavirus, some fear civil rights are collateral damage

Luke Baker, Matthew Tostevin, Devjyot Ghoshal April 10, 2020 / 
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-rights/in-global-war-on-coronavirus-some-fear-civil-rights-are-collateral-damage-idUSKCN21S1CZ 



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[Marxism] Minnesota: Doctors Receiving Instructions “to Report Covid19 as a Cause of Death, even if Patient was never Tested”

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Minnesota: Doctors Receiving Instructions “to Report Covid19 as a Cause 
of Death, even if Patient was never Tested”.


Global Research, April 10, 2020, 
https://www.globalresearch.ca/minnesota-doctors-receiving-instructions-to-report-covid19-as-a-cause-of-death-even-if-patient-was-never-tested/5709269?fbclid=IwAR27fPlrx3qvRiuML5B2KIz-Ny9_BXE-1kNTQ7sbOqYwjiNKPVUCBdv_aWc


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Re: [Marxism] South Africa: A Step towards Dictatorship?

2020-04-06 Thread RKOB via Marxism

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I can only hope that at least some critics would show a bit more 
sensivity for the extraordinary conditions of repression particularly in 
many African countries (but also others). The army is on the streets, 
killing people and so on. African comrades in the slums are living in 
much more difficult conditions than those in North America or Western 
Europe.


But even in Europe conditions are becoming more repressive: yesterday 
the Austrian government announced a ban for all public meetings, 
demonstrations etc. at least until the end of June. Similar developments 
are taking place in other countries. (Who could have seen this coming?!)


It is also noticable that yesterday the EU defence ministers had a video 
conference to coordinate the role of the military in the current crisis. 
(https://eeas.europa.eu/headquarters/headquarters-homepage/77151/video-conference-defence-ministers-remarks-high-representativevice-president-josep-borrell_en 
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I fear that some of the people who expressed their outrage about my post 
are much less outraged about the banning of public assemblies and 
demonstrations. They probably even support such banning! This is the 
real outrageous thing - at least for people who call themselves progressive!


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On Apr 6, 2020, at 6:59 AM, A.R. G via Marxism  
wrote:

RKOB, I have noticed you have written highly detailed and well-thought out
polemics on imperialism and other topics.

So I have to say I am really flabbergasted to see you posting conspiracy
non-sense from social media when it comes to the COVID-19 issue. What's
going on?!

I have to add that I’m disappointed, although not really surprised, by RKOB’s 
radio silence on this, after Amith’s quite generous intervention. As I wrote on 
March 23rd, in response to an earlier misjudged message from RKOB:

“MP seems to be focused on looking for evidence to confirm a thesis that none 
of us disputes: that ruling forces will attempt to take advantage of the 
crisis. That singular focus, and perhaps a lack of understanding of 
epidemiology and public health, seem to have drawn him dangerously close to the 
brink of conspiracist confirmation bias.”

Unfortunately, I suspect the silence today is due to a frantic search for 
something that can be construed as evidence in support of the debunked hoax. It 
wouldn’t be the first time we’ve seen that happen; the Syrian catastrophe led 
many folks down a path from which they couldn’t return, since doing so would 
have required a more radical and embarrassing reversal than some folks are up 
to. I suppose we should have anticipated that COVID-19 would also have some 
political casualties, over and above the medical ones.
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[Marxism] South Africa: A Step towards Dictatorship?

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I would like to draw the attention of readers to the following. Comrades 
from South Africa just informed me that the government forced social 
media groups to post following message:


"Mandate To All Residents. Tonight  12 ( midnight) onwards Disaster 
Management Act has been implemented across the country. According to 
this update, apart from the Govt department no other citizen is allowed 
to post any update or share any forward related to Coronavirus and it 
being punishable offence.

Group Admins are requested to post the above update and inform the groups."

This has gone viral as it suggests that the capitalist government of ANC 
and Stalinist CP plans to suppress that anyone except itself is allowed 
to talk about the COVID-19 issue. (Indeed one TV station already 
interpretated it that way.) All this takes place in the context of the 
reactionary lockdown which the government has imposed for 21 days. As 
soon as I know more I will update comrades.


In any case it demonstrates once more that COVID-19 is a perfect cover 
for global counterrevolutionary offensive.


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[Marxism] COVID-19: Domestic Violence and the Lockdown

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COVID-19: Domestic Violence and the Lockdown

How women suffer in isolation and poverty

Article by Almedina Gunić, 4 April 2020

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[Marxism] The problem with army enforced lockdowns in the time of COVID-19

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[Marxism] Chechnya becomes first Russian region to impose coronavirus curfew

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https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-russia-chechnya/chechnya-becomes-first-russian-region-to-impose-coronavirus-curfew-idUSKBN21L1V2

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[Marxism] Europe's north-south lockdown divide revealed by Google data

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[Marxism] Associated Press: Dismantling democracy? Virus used as excuse to quell dissent

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[Marxism] Anti-coronavirus measures spark fears of rights rollback across the Middle East

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[Marxism] Coronavirus: Hong Kong police put social-distancing rules to test at protesters’ monthly gathering

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Coronavirus: Hong Kong police put social-distancing rules to test at 
protesters’ monthly gathering


https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-and-crime/article/3077754/coronavirus-hong-kong-police-put-social-distancing 



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[Marxism] COVID-19 Crisis: When Bourgeois Sources Reveal the Truth

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COVID-19 Crisis: When Bourgeois Sources Reveal the Truth

On the plans and motivations of the ruling classes behind the global 
mass lock down and the suppression of democratic rights


by Michael Pröbsting, 31 March 2020

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[Marxism] SARS-CoV-2: fear versus data (New Scientific Study)

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SARS-CoV-2: fear versus data

A new scientific study to appear in: International Journal of 
Antimicrobial Agents


https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0924857920300972

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[Marxism] Kenya: Condemnation of the State Repression in Mombasa

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Kenya: Condemnation of the State Repression in Mombasa

Joint Statement of the RSL (Kenya) and the RCIT, 29 March 2020

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[Marxism] China: Mass Protests in Hubei

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China: Solidarity with the Mass Protests in Hubei!

Thousands of Chinese workers clash with the police in protest against 
the state repression under the cover of COVID-19


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Argentina: No to Repression and Militarization under the Cover of COVID-19!

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[Marxism] Links to Articles on COVID-19 Crisis (26.3.2020)

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My links to some articles concerning the COVID-19 crisis from today

3.3 million seek US jobless aid, nearly 5 times earlier high

https://apnews.com/1bae3794481cc9d02fc670480cfcb800

Plan to feed Jordanians under curfew sows chaos

Mohammad Ersan March 25, 2020 
https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2020/03/nebulosity-plagues-jordan-amid-curfew.html 



Why France is hiding a cheap and tested virus cure

https://asiatimes.com/2020/03/why-france-is-hiding-a-cheap-and-tested-virus-cure/ 



Mass testing explains Germany's relatively low death rate from 
coronavirus: virologist


https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-germany-tests/mass-testing-explains-germanys-relatively-low-death-rate-from-coronavirus-virologist-idUSKBN21D1FL 



Who benefits from the pandemic?

https://asiatimes.com/2020/03/who-benefits-from-the-pandemic/

Spain extends coronavirus lockdown, in 'war' to buy medical supplies

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-spain-emergency/spain-extends-coronavirus-lockdown-in-war-to-buy-medical-supplies-idUSKBN21D0RH 



Coronavirus in service of authoritarianism

https://english.alaraby.co.uk/english/comment/2020/3/25/coronavirus-in-service-of-authoritarianism 



Jobless after virus lockdown, India’s poor struggle to eat

https://apnews.com/faab57cd70e4c93007bdfe4184cb277a

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[Marxism] Articles on Western imperialist retreat from Iraq

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U.S.-led forces depart Iraqi military base near Mosul in drawdown

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-usa/u-s-led-forces-depart-iraqi-military-base-near-mosul-in-drawdown-idUSKBN21D1UR 



France pulls out military forces in Iraq amid virus demands

https://apnews.com/77a45e7c9a6fb44d6e19c90f9a8ad2c6

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[Marxism] How could WHO and World Bank exactly predict COVID-19?

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*How could WHO and World Bank exactly predict COVID-19?*

*/The shady role of the Global Preparedness Monitoring Board/*

/Article by Almedina Gunić, 26 March 2020/

https://www.thecommunists.net/worldwide/global/how-could-who-and-world-bank-exactly-predict-covid-19/

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[Marxism] Articles on Syria

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Idlib village 'burned to ashes' as Syrian regime breaks ceasefire

Syrian civilian defence reported 40 separate rocket attacks in villages 
across Idlib, which caused severe damage to farmland and civilian 
property, casting fresh doubts over last month's ceasefire.


24 March, 2020 
https://english.alaraby.co.uk/english/news/2020/3/24/idlib-village-burned-to-ashes-in-syria-regime-bombing 



Intel: Turkey targeted by both sides in northern Syria conflict

Al-Monitor Staff March 20, 2020 
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[Marxism] Links to Articles (25.3.2020)

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As lockdowns kill jobs, Africa’s informal workers suffer

By AMIRA EL-MASAITI 2020-03-25 
https://apnews.com/dea5bf9a96c541fc963f691e7e4dcee1


‘Cacophony of coughing’: Inside NYC’s virus-besieged ERs

By MICHAEL R. SISAK, JIM MUSTIAN and JENNIFER PELTZ 2020-03-24 
https://apnews.com/b08afe589e0d6dae9469c8211157199c


70 percent of G7 households expect to be made poorer by virus

Household incomes are being affected as cities enforce lockdowns, 
shutting businesses and factories, a survey showed.


2020-03-25 
https://www.aljazeera.com/ajimpact/70-percent-g7-households-expect-poorer-virus-200325060436759.html 



India's looming battle to save its workers from the coronavirus

More than 80 percent of India's workers do not have paid sick leave, 
leaving their livelihoods vulnerable to the virus.


by Tish Sanghera 2020-03-25 
https://www.aljazeera.com/ajimpact/indias-looming-battle-save-workers-coronavirus-200325043906292.html 



One third of humanity under virus lockdown

More than 2.6 billion people around the world now face some form of 
restriction on their movements


by Bhuvan Bagga and Shaun Tandon March 25, 2020 
https://asiatimes.com/2020/03/one-third-of-humanity-under-virus-lockdown/


Taiwan serves as model in global virus battle

Aggregated databases and professionalism are helping territory keep 
Covid-19 at bay


by KG Chan March 24, 2020 
https://asiatimes.com/2020/03/taiwan-serves-as-model-in-global-virus-battle/


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[Marxism] 3.4 Trillion Reasons (ILO study on consequences of COVID-19 crisis for global working class)

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*3.4 Trillion Reasons*

*An ILO study shows the consequences of the COVID-19 crisis for the 
international working class and popular masses

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/by Michael Pröbsting, 25 March 2020/

https://www.thecommunists.net/worldwide/global/covid-19-crisis-3-4-trillion-reasons/

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[Marxism] Links to Articles (24.3.2020)

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As Louis suggests avoiding discussion on the COVID-19 crisis – and I 
fully understand his reasons for this – I limit myself to post links to 
some articles from today:


COVID-19 and the Lockdown Left: The Example of PODEMOS and Stalinism in 
Spain


https://www.thecommunists.net/worldwide/global/covid-19-lockdown-left-podemos-and-stalinism-in-spain/

“Two Years Is Too Long” for “Draconian” Coronavirus Bill, Warn MPs & 
Rights Groups


https://bigbrotherwatch.org.uk/2020/03/two-years-is-too-long-for-draconian-coronavirus-bill-warn-mps-rights-groups/

(This highlights how strong the ruling class – in this case in Britain – 
hopes to exploit this crisis.)


DOJ seeks new emergency powers amid coronavirus pandemic

One of the requests to Congress would allow the department to petition a 
judge to indefinitely detain someone during an emergency


https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/21/doj-coronavirus-emergency-powers-140023

(And here the same from the U.S.)

Why is Italy's coronavirus fatality rate so high?

Italy toll due to demographics and how deaths are reported, but experts 
say other nations could soon be in its position.


https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/03/italy-coronavirus-fatality-rate-high-200323114405536.html

As virus recedes in China, anti-Xi revolt spreads

Party scion attacks 'clown' president amid mounting opposition fueled by 
public anger over handling of epidemic


https://asiatimes.com/2020/03/as-virus-recedes-in-china-anti-xi-revolt-spreads/

Duterte uses Covid-19 crisis to tighten his grip

Philippine leader given limited emergency powers to combat coronavirus 
but some fear he may use to impose martial law


https://asiatimes.com/2020/03/duterte-uses-covid-19-crisis-to-tighten-his-grip/

Prayut declares a Covid-19 emergency in Thailand

Health risks are giving rise to political ones that could prove fatal to 
Thai democracy


2020 
https://asiatimes.com/2020/03/prayut-declares-a-covid-19-emergency-in-thailand/


Israel's Likud is using coronavirus to orchestrate a coup

https://www.middleeasteye.net/opinion/coronavirus-likuds-soft-coup-under-pretext-pandemic

How coronavirus shutdowns are redrawing supply chains and globalisation 
forever


https://www.scmp.com/comment/opinion/article/3076279/how-coronavirus-shutdowns-are-redrawing-supply-chains-and

China Is Avoiding Blame by Trolling the World

Beijing is successfully dodging culpability for its role in spreading 
the coronavirus.


https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/03/china-trolling-world-and-avoiding-blame/608332/

How China brought the world to a standstill

‘As the planet wrestles with the Covid-19 pandemic, Beijing aims to 
seize the opportunity the disaster presents,’ report reveals


https://asiatimes.com/2020/03/how-china-brought-the-world-to-a-standstill/

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[Marxism] Some interesting reports on the COVID-19 crisis

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Coronavirus could destroy 10 million US jobs, economists fear

https://www.aljazeera.com/ajimpact/coronavirus-destroy-10-million-jobs-economists-fear-200320234124940.html

(Obviously fighting against these attacks will be difficult under 
conditions of lockdown!)


France toughens lockdown penalties as coronavirus kills medic

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-france-doctors/france-toughens-lockdown-penalties-as-coronavirus-kills-medic-idUSKBN2190L0

In Africa, social distancing is a privilege few can afford

https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/africa-social-distancing-privilege-afford-200318151958670.html

Germany's low coronavirus mortality rate intrigues experts

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/22/germany-low-coronavirus-mortality-rate-puzzles-experts

Coronavirus: why are so many more people dying in Italy than Germany?

https://www.scmp.com/news/world/europe/article/3076420/coronavirus-why-are-so-many-more-people-dying-italy-germany

Hungary to consider bill that would allow Orbán to rule by decree

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/23/hungary-to-consider-bill-that-would-allow-orban-to-rule-by-decree

'We are at war' says Spain of its coronavirus efforts, seeking extended 
state of emergency


https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-spain/we-are-at-war-says-spain-of-its-coronavirus-efforts-seeking-extended-state-of-emergency-idUSKBN219123

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Re: [Marxism] COVID-19: A Cover for a Major Global Counterrevolutionary Offensive

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Who is replying? Xi?

Calculate the figures for yourself! And bear in mind: bourgeois 
governments don't tell you always the truth about their motives! 
Certainly not in times like this with a new 1929! If they care about the 
death, why didn't they act similarly in all the last years when many 
more people died on other disease?!


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The COVID-19 pandemic is certainly a significant health crisis. However, things 
have to be seen in context. The influenza epidemics in the past decades have 
caused 290,000-650,000 death each year, without provoking any major political 
initiative by the ruling class. [2] The overall all-cause 
influenza-attributable mortality in the 2017/18 season was estimated to be 
about 152,000 deaths in Europe alone! [3] The Swine Flu Pandemic in 2009 has 
killed up to 203,000 people. Since the COVID-19 crisis has caused, until now, 
several thousand victims, it is evident that the global shut down which we are 
currently experiencing must have different causes.

Did Trump write this?

And then it gets more convoluted:


This is a powerful confirmation of the RCIT’s analysis that the mass lock down 
of the population in other countries is not a necessary instrument to fight 
against the COVID-19 epidemic but is rather politically motivated.

So was the shutdown unnecessary because COVID-19 isn't as bad as all the others 
that were listed earlier or because the governments didn't properly prepare 
with tests and health care worker equipment?

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[Marxism] COVID-19: A Cover for a Major Global Counterrevolutionary Offensive

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COVID-19: A Cover for a Major Global Counterrevolutionary Offensive

We are at a turning point in the world situation as the ruling classes 
provoke a war-like atmosphere in order to legitimize the build-up of 
chauvinist state-bonapartist regimes


Manifesto of the RCIT, 21 March 2020

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[Marxism] UK: Social distancing may be needed for ‘most of year’

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If the government follows the advice of these "scientists" (comrades 
might remember my remarks about scientists and class interests), there 
could be atomization and suppression of demonstration and mass meetings 
until the end of the year.


Supporters of lock down policy and "social distancing" should bear in 
mind such dangers of their position.


https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-51977802


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[Marxism] The coronavirus conundrum and human rights

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The coronavirus conundrum and human rights

The outbreak necessitates heavy government involvement in our lives but 
this does not mean an overreach is justified.


by Neve Gordon & Catherine Rottenberg 2020-03-21 
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Re: [Marxism] Moderator's note

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Sure, Louis. I was not aware of this. I will take this into account in 
the future.


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Reminder. We try to limit posts to six a day. I understand that this 
coronavirus stuff is urgent, but I have already seen arguments being 
repeated. I was about to say something myself earlier but realized 
that I would only be repeating myself.


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[Marxism] A poorer student falls behind in Hong Kong as coronavirus forces online learning

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[Marxism] South Korea took rapid, intrusive measures against Covid-19 – and they worked (The Guardian)

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[Marxism] 'Nothing is ruled out' if Londoners disobey social distancing advice, says Boris Johnson - ITV News

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[Marxism] Some Questions

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France's Macron says only at start of coronavirus crisis

March 20, 2020 
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-france-macron/frances-macron-says-only-at-start-of-coronavirus-crisis-idUSKBN217154


Malaysia to deploy army amid movement curbs to contain coronavirus

March 20, 2020 / 
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-malaysia/malaysia-to-deploy-army-amid-movement-curbs-to-contain-coronavirus-idUSKBN2170FL


Austria to extend coronavirus restrictions until April 13

March 20, 2020 / 
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-austria/austria-to-extend-coronavirus-restrictions-until-april-13-idUSKBN2171CN


Some more examples for the increasing militarization. And the lockdown 
is here to stay for some time. And after it, many police state measures 
will remain in place.


Comrades, who support the lockdown, should ask themselves:

How long shall the lockdown last or when do you think it is no longer 
legitimate to support it?


We will surely agree that the Corona Virus will not disappear in a few 
weeks. Influenza, HIV etc. have also not disappeared. So when it is 
legitimate to lockdown whole people now, it would be logically to 
support specific police state, surveillance measures also in the future. 
Don’t you fear that supporting such policy objectively results in 
support for suppression of democratic rights?


And I can not refrain from pointing out that it seems inconsistent to me 
that people did not support draconic measures like the present when 
other epidemic took place (or other dangerous things like tobacco or 
alcohol which also claims many lives every year), but now suddenly all 
these police state measures seem to be legitimate?!


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[Marxism] COVID-19 and the cruel Double Standard of Imperialism

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COVID-19 and the cruel Double Standard of Imperialism

What agreement with measures like social distancing and lockdowns really 
means


Article by Almedina Gunić, 20th March 2020

https://www.thecommunists.net/worldwide/global/covid-19-and-the-cruel-double-standard-of-imperialism/ 



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Re: [Marxism] New Study claims that Fatality Rate in Wuhan was much lower

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Dear comrade,

thanks for thoughtful reply (as it is always even if I do not always 
agree with your arguments).


Obviously my medical knowledge is minimal – in particular compared with 
these scientists. I just can reproduce what they – respectively the 
editors of the scientific journal which published this study – give as 
the conclusion of their study:


“As of 29 February 2020 there were 79,394 confirmed cases and 2,838 
deaths from COVID-19 in mainland China. Of these, 48,557 cases and 2,169 
deaths occurred in the epicenter, Wuhan. A key public health priority 
during the emergence of a novel pathogen is estimating clinical 
severity, which requires properly adjusting for the case ascertainment 
rate and the delay between symptoms onset and death. Using public and 
published information, we estimate that the overall symptomatic case 
fatality risk (the probability of dying after developing symptoms) of 
COVID-19 in Wuhan was 1.4% (0.9–2.1%), which is substantially lower than 
both the corresponding crude or naïve confirmed case fatality risk 
(2,169/48,557 = 4.5%) and the approximator1 of deaths/ deaths + 
recoveries (2,169/2,169 + 17,572 = 11%) as of 29 February 2020. Compared 
to those aged 30–59 years, those aged below 30 and above 59 years were 
0.6 (0.3–1.1) and 5.1 (4.2–6.1) times more likely to die after 
developing symptoms. The risk of symptomatic infection increased with 
age (for example, at ~4% per year among adults aged 30–60 years).“


You are of course right to point out that the Modi government is 
terrorizing the Kashmir people with and without COVID-19. I just wanted 
to point out that India, Algeria and Chile are actual and very obvious 
examples where the regimes utilize COVID-19 in order to paralyze and 
attack ongoing mass movements. Do people think that these are the only 
governments in the world who have political considerations in utilizing 
COVID-19?! Could it not be the case that the governments in the 
imperialist states are doing the same? Not all of them are clowns and 
idiots like Trump and Johnson. Some are pretty smart and capable 
representatives of the “ideal total capitalist”! (like Xi, Macron and 
Merkel)


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So sorry - 'point 3(i) should not read the word 'mythology' - but
'METHODOLOGY.."
i) This is modelling data. Yes this METHODOLOGY does have a role - but it
then critically depends upon what assumptions and what inputs you enable to
enter the model. And actually for the most part, the authors are very
humble about it (see my point iii) below. "

I blame Apple's automatisms - not any latent bias on this particular point..

H

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Date: Thu, 19 Mar 2020 16:03:08 +0100
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Subject: [Marxism] New Study claims that Fatality Rate in Wuhan was
 much lower
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One of my comrades with medical background drew my attention to an
interesting new study from Chinese scientists. It says that the fatality
rate of COVID-19 in Wuhan has been 1.4%, i.e. substantially lower than
initially reported (4.5%)

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41591-020-0822-7

Dear Michael:

1) The overtly fascist Modi government has long attacked even any
semblance of opposition in Kashmir. It does not need the COVID 19 excuse;
and nor does the Kashmiri opposition, get fooled by pretences this has
anything to do with COVID-19. But you have written a lot on this matter -
which broadly I agree with - so you know this.

2) Algeria - like Chile - yes there may be national variations.

3) Your article linked to below is of marked interest. It is a letter -
which does go through a peer review process, but in my experience is
usually not quite as 'sharp'.
Nonetheless, thank you for alerting us to this.
There are a couple of things about this that, however, warrant a close
reading. It does not show what superficially may be thought to show: "
fatality rate was much lower in Wuhan".

i) This is modelling data. Yes this mythology does have a role - but it
then critically depends upon what assumptions and what inputs you 

Re: [Marxism] Six Key Demands from the UK pro-NHS group: 'Keep Our NHS Public'.

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Clearly, these 6 demands should be fully supported!

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This is from the Chair of the British group:
   'Keep Our NHS Public" - Dr John Puntis - who is based in Leeds.
I only give here the short preamble; and 'Six Key
Demands'; a link to a petition; and teh conclusions. If anyone wants the
whole pamphlet let me know off-line.
Cheers Hari Kumar
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It’s clear that an urgent intervention is needed on the government’s
Coronavirus response. Despite the massive threat posed by the pandemic,
Boris Johnson isn't doing what’s needed to support our health workers as
they confront this crisis. This is doubly alarming given that our NHS is
going into action following a decade of under-funding, under-staffing, and
undermining from Conservative-led governments.


That’s why a new petition putting *six key demands* to the government has
just been launched. The demands are:

1.*Covid-19 testing and personal protective equipment (PPE) must be
available for all NHS and social care staff now*

2.*Those relying on social care (or ‘Direct Payments’) must be given
immediate support if carers go sick *

3.*NHS support staff (including those outsourced) must receive at least
living wage, paid sick leave for illness or self-isolation and an increase
in statutory sick pay *

4.*Bring private health resources into public service without
compensation to fight COVID-19 and aid NHS response *

5.*Make all information that the Government is basing its strategy on
wholly available for public scrutiny*

6.*An immediate end to legislation enforcing eligibility checks and
charging in the NHS, including those related to residency status or
national origin, allowing all patients to use the NHS without fear*

*Please click here to sign the petition* and – most importantly of all –
share it now to all your friends and contacts. .

*CUT*


*Conclusion*



By the 4thth March 2020, 3,400 Chinese health workers were infected with
coronavirus and 13 had died including the brave Dr. Li Wenliang who first
brought the disease to the attention of the authorities, for which he was
severely reprimanded. It is vital that all health and social care staff
coming into contact with patients have the best possible protection. This
must include PPE as outlined in the current guidance from the DHSC, but in
addition, staff must also be given the choice of wearing FFP masks as an
alternative to FRSM. Solving problems of production and distribution
together with provision of fit testing must be speedily resolved by NHS
England with the support of government.


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Re: [Marxism] Six Key Demands from the UK pro-NHS group: 'Keep Our NHS Public'.

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Dear comrade,

yes please send me this pamphlet!

Best wishes,

Michael

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This is from the Chair of the British group:
   'Keep Our NHS Public" - Dr John Puntis - who is based in Leeds.
I only give here the short preamble; and 'Six Key
Demands'; a link to a petition; and teh conclusions. If anyone wants the
whole pamphlet let me know off-line.
Cheers Hari Kumar
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going into action following a decade of under-funding, under-staffing, and
undermining from Conservative-led governments.


That’s why a new petition putting *six key demands* to the government has
just been launched. The demands are:

1.*Covid-19 testing and personal protective equipment (PPE) must be
available for all NHS and social care staff now*

2.*Those relying on social care (or ‘Direct Payments’) must be given
immediate support if carers go sick *

3.*NHS support staff (including those outsourced) must receive at least
living wage, paid sick leave for illness or self-isolation and an increase
in statutory sick pay *

4.*Bring private health resources into public service without
compensation to fight COVID-19 and aid NHS response *

5.*Make all information that the Government is basing its strategy on
wholly available for public scrutiny*

6.*An immediate end to legislation enforcing eligibility checks and
charging in the NHS, including those related to residency status or
national origin, allowing all patients to use the NHS without fear*

*Please click here to sign the petition* and – most importantly of all –
share it now to all your friends and contacts. .

*CUT*


*Conclusion*



By the 4thth March 2020, 3,400 Chinese health workers were infected with
coronavirus and 13 had died including the brave Dr. Li Wenliang who first
brought the disease to the attention of the authorities, for which he was
severely reprimanded. It is vital that all health and social care staff
coming into contact with patients have the best possible protection. This
must include PPE as outlined in the current guidance from the DHSC, but in
addition, staff must also be given the choice of wearing FFP masks as an
alternative to FRSM. Solving problems of production and distribution
together with provision of fit testing must be speedily resolved by NHS
England with the support of government.


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[Marxism] MIT Article on the new "Big Brother" world

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We’re not going back to normal

Social distancing is here to stay for much more than a few weeks. It 
will upend our way of life, in some ways forever.


by Gideon Lichfield, Mar 17, 2020, 
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Re: [Marxism] Democracies’ Covid-19 cures could be worse than the disease

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You are welcome!

However, as far as I know you also have political differences with the 
bourgeois government of South Korea. While you agree with their 
abolition of mass gatherings, you critizise their failure to lockdown 
people as Xi, Macron and Sanchez are doing. I would prefer if you 
critizise the Korean government from the left and not from the right!


By the way: While I am writing these lines, a comrade from UK sent me an 
article from "The Times" reflecting the drastic developments of 
militarization in the imperialist metropolises which are going on under 
the pretext of fighting COVID-19.


"Police will have the power to detain and quarantine people for up to 
six weeks under new emergency laws designed to stop the spread of 
coronavirus." 
(https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/police-can-quarantine-you-for-six-weeks-under-emergency-laws-nzgcdtxgb) 
<https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/police-can-quarantine-you-for-six-weeks-under-emergency-laws-nzgcdtxgb>


If people would not loose their mind in the current athmosphere of 
panic, they could recognize the political counter-revolution which is 
taking place right now under the pretext of fighting COVID-19. That 
would help them to OPPOSE this counter-revolution instead of belitteling 
or even justifying it!


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https://asiatimes.com/2020/03/democracies-covid-19-cures-could-be-worse-than-the-disease/ 





Thanks for posting an article that makes my case: "While mass 
gatherings are halted and museums, schools and universities are 
closed..."


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Re: [Marxism] Italian & German mortality rates

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This is very true. One of our comrades with medical background drew 
attention to this in a recently published article:


https://www.thecommunists.net/worldwide/global/no-most-likely-it-is-not-covid-19-that-is-going-to-kill-you/

Bloomberg reports: "More than 99 per cent of Italy’s coronavirus 
fatalities were people who suffered from previous medical conditions, 
according to a study by the country’s national health authority." 
(https://www.scmp.com/news/world/europe/article/3075851/coronavirus-italy-says-99-people-who-died-had-other-illnesses) 




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An article by Sarah Newey in the Telegraph cites several factors, including 
high rates of air pollution in northern Italy, high rates of smoking, and the 
high proportion of old people (Italy has the second oldest population in the 
world, and 87 percent of deaths are patients over 70 years old).

Staffing levels in hospitals are inadequate.

But there is also an issue in recording the cause of death.  In Italy all who 
die in hospital with the virus are assumed to be dying as a result of the 
virus, though most of them also have at least one other disease.

Chris Slee

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I was just checking the latest mortality statistics. According to the site
below, the mortality rate of those counted is a massive 8.3% in Italy,
while it's a minuscule 0.28% in Germany. Presumably a large part of that
difference is due to Italy having missed thousands of cases, thus having
reduced the total number. But that massive of a difference? Does anybody
have any idea how to explain it?

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/?fbclid=IwAR2kuIKZC6pBYubhUdS_M-Rsp3OOwZ9b0mHCzgLD-dTr64gAhBMR-vI34ss#countries

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[Marxism] Democracies’ Covid-19 cures could be worse than the disease

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https://asiatimes.com/2020/03/democracies-covid-19-cures-could-be-worse-than-the-disease/

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Re: [Marxism] "personal distancing plus social solidarity" Re: Fwd: [pen-l] If we want everyone to stay home during a coronavirus crisis, we need deep change to make that possible

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Look, it really should not be so difficult to understand.

We think that the main line of struggle against the COVID-19 epidemic 
should be a massive expansion of the health care system in order to do 
mass and free testing, to care about those infected, hospitalize those 
who need it, etc. Clearly this needs mass pressure, mass actions etc to 
force the ruling class to do this, to force the capitalists to pay for 
it, etc.


The response from the ruling classes, in general, is different: their 
first line of defense is militarization. This is the policy from the 
regimes in Beijing, Paris, Madrid, Rome, Vienna, and soon other 
countries too: Lock the people up, restrict freedom of movement, 
surveillance, etc. Of course they support also some forms of health care 
but much less, more expansive, with less and costly testing, etc. Surely 
this extreme state of emergency can not go on forever as it is bad for 
the economy. But they need some time now to implement a new form of 
state bonaparist regime with less democratic rights (in those countries 
where such exist). After they have implemented the most important 
draconic measures they will relax some conditions with some 
normalization of social life. But they will certainly try to retain a 
number of these militarization measures.


The reformist bureaucracy fully supports the militarization policy (see 
e.g. Podemos in Spain’s government). The radical left is divided. Surely 
they all support the expansion of the health care sector etc. But the 
Lockdown Left supports also the militarization, i.e. the most important 
anti-democratic attack today. This is the dividing line today.


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It was never my intention to push anyone to go on the street. Every one
shall be free to stay home. People who want to lock themselves up should
do so.

Sounding like a anti-vaxxer now. Everyone needs to distance or it doesn't work!

This virus has shown to be more contagious, live longer on surfaces and the air 
and be more deadly (many of those hospitalized are in their 20s and 30s and 
lose lung capacity).

China appears to have gotten over the hump, the idea that we shouldn't do the 
same is ridiculous, not to mention the same selfishness of not vaccinating 
involved in thinking its ok for those who don't want to stay inside to go out 
and risk everyone else's health.

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[Marxism] Italian Philosopher writes in Il Manifesto against the lock down and state of emergency policy

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Giorgio Agamben: The state of exception provoked by an unmotivated emergency

Here is an interesting article by Giorgio Agamben, a 77-year old Italian 
philosopher influenced by Walter Benjamin and Michel Foucault. The 
article has been published in Il Manifesto and translated into English 
here: 
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[Marxism] Army in UK and Germany prepares for intervention in COVID-19 Crisis

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Some more examples of the militarization which takes place right now in 
Europe under the cover of the COVID-19 crisis


https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-defense-minister/german-army-on-standby-to-help-with-coronavirus-crisis-idUSKBN21623J 



https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-britain-military/up-to-2-uk-military-personnel-to-go-on-standby-for-coronavirus-idUSKBN2160Z1

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-uk-supermarkets-po/exclusive-uk-supermarkets-expect-police-support-if-london-in-lockdown-industry-source-idUSKBN2161V5 



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[Marxism] Hungary to deploy military personnel to 140 state companies during pandemic

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[Marxism] New Study claims that Fatality Rate in Wuhan was much lower

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One of my comrades with medical background drew my attention to an 
interesting new study from Chinese scientists. It says that the fatality 
rate of COVID-19 in Wuhan has been 1.4%, i.e. substantially lower than 
initially reported (4.5%)


https://www.nature.com/articles/s41591-020-0822-7


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[Marxism] Algeria uses coronavirus outbreak to ban anti-government protests

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[Marxism] Syrian opposition split over Russia-Turkey patrols in Idlib

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The unsurprising lines of divisions between the pro-Turkish groups, 
civilians and HTS


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[Marxism] India locks down disputed Kashmir region after first coronavirus case reported

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Re: [Marxism] "personal distancing plus social solidarity" Re: Fwd: [pen-l] If we want everyone to stay home during a coronavirus crisis, we need deep change to make that possible

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I certainly accept that several comrades participating in this 
discussion (mostly living in North America) have a different point of view.


I am also aware that the pressure of the public opinion is currently 
extremely strong. Many modern Marxists have looked with ridicule to the 
European social democrats who wavered in summer 1914. But they could not 
imagine the immense pressure of public opinion which existed at that 
time (and which was shared and supported, by the way, by most scientists).


As a result, many of the left (who have a radical point of view about … 
what should have been done in 1914 when they were not born) share the 
idea today that this time really we should accept being imprisoned at 
home and not fight against the ruling class. This time, the rulers 
surely will not lie because they also want to fight the pandemic.


“But many scientists support this!” Is it really the case that 
scientists are above classes and class interests? Is it really the case 
that all scientists support mass lock down? Well, everyone with some 
interest in the issue can see that this is not the case. I for my side 
listen to my comrades with medical knowledge. And, fortunately, I have 
also the chance to hear about the political discussions from my comrades 
in very different countries – from South Korea to Mexico and from 
Britain to Kenya. This allows me having a better understanding about 
global discussions (and not only those in the imperialist West).


It was never my intention to push anyone to go on the street. Every one 
shall be free to stay home. People who want to lock themselves up should 
do so. It is just annoying to hear self-proclaimed Marxists supporting 
the measures of the ruling class to forbid anyone to fight on the 
streets as it happened until very recently in France, Chile, and many 
other countries. And all this at a moment when a new 1929 takes place 
before our eyes! (And is it really accidental that the bourgeoisie 
imposes these measures at exactly the same time as we have a new 1929?! 
Is no one suspicious about the timing?! And this from people who 
consider themselves as intellectuals and academics!)


Allow me to predict that the bourgeoisie will say for quite some time 
that there should be no mass demonstrations. Surely, only for health 
risks reason. And, guess what, there will be a number of scientists who 
will support this. Guess who pays them?! And during all this time, when 
we are locked up for weeks and months, they will advance their 
counter-revolutionary agenda (from austerity to surveillance etc.)


So when will you support mass actions again? Probably when most of the 
left will do so. Because than it would be not “sectarian” to call for 
this. And when will the left call for mass action? Probably when 
Sanders, Corbyn etc. think it is OK. Because than it would be not 
“sectarian” for them to call for this. And when will Sanders and Corbyn ….


Finally, the South Koreans demonstrated that it is possible to fight the 
COVID-19 epidemic with mass and free testing, with free health care, 
with basic rules for hygiene but without mass lock down. I am sure that 
the virus in South Korea is not less aggressive and transmittable than 
in the U.S.! South Korea succeeded in this DESPITE a reactionary 
evangelic cult which (deliberately or reckless) spread the virus as much 
as possible. The acts of such a criminal cult made it even more 
difficult for South Korea to fight the epidemic (the cult leader, a 
self-proclaimed brother of Jesus, told his supporters not to cooperate 
with the health service and not to tell them where they had been, i.e. 
whom they might have infected). Why do comrades still claim that the 
reactionary lock down policy is TINA (“There Is No Alternative”)? If 
comrades support the lock down policy, they should at least not also 
lock down their brain!


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I do trust science.  I trust doctors on epidemics . . . the same way I
trust environmentalists on the climate.  Why would we not?  Most of us know
enough to understand whether these things make sense or not.

This ^.

Not only that, but we have comrades working in medical services. If we are able 
to flatten the curve and in the coming weeks or months so the health care 
system isn't stressed to a 

Re: [Marxism] "personal distancing plus social solidarity" Re: Fwd: [pen-l] If we want everyone to stay home during a coronavirus crisis, we need deep change to make that possible

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May be I am too suspicious but my impression is that the capitalists are 
using now the COVID-19 crisis to sack hundreds of thousands if not 
millions of people and to cut wages. At least this is what has is 
happening just now in Europe. I don't believe the US capitalists are 
better. How do you want to fights against this under the conditions of 
mass lock down?


And, again I might be too suspicious, but all the reports about the 
massive expansion of the survaillance and police state might be also 
difficult to stop without mass protests.


Obviously people from risk groups might prefer not to participate in 
such street protests in such times. But shall all people now refrain 
from fighting for their rights?!


And for how long shall we let work the capitalist state without 
interference from the people? Or do you think we Marxists have been too 
critical about the capitalist state in the past and this time, at the 
COVID-19 crisis, we should trust it and accept that it takes much more 
powers than it did until now? I don't think so.


Anyway, I can not imagine how the health care system should improve 
without mass protests?! Online petitions are usually not particularly 
successful on such issues.


Am 18.03.2020 um 20:54 schrieb Mark Lause:
Sorry, I thought my reference to the election made it clear that I was 
generally talking about the United States. Howver the warnings about 
concentrations of large numbers of people remains valid under these 
conditions.


Simply because the capitalist media may say that the sky is blue 
doesn't mean that it's pink with Orange polka dots.


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I do not agree with you in 2 points:

1) there has been indeed a global wave of mass protests since
mid-2019
not seen since many decades. This has been even recognized by a
recently
published study of a bourgeois think-tank. We have reported about
this
in an article

(https://www.thecommunists.net/worldwide/global/confirmation-of-revolutionary-character-of-historic-period/)

The current counter-revolutionary offensive using the COVID-19
crisis as
cover is a strike against this global wave of popular uprisings.

2) Mass lock down of millions of people and suppressing democratic
rights like demonstrating and assembling helps the ruling class,
not the
oppressed. It also does not help in itself to contain the COVID-19
pandemic. Look to Italy where you have a lock down and people die.
South
Korea has mass testing, free healt care and and a good health carse
system. This why it managed the crisis without mass lock down.

Trusting the capitalist state and its propaganda is never a good
guide!

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> I apologize if I'm repeating points already made in the
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> important that they "take" . . . .
>
> It is the nature of epidemics like this that people who don't
have symptoms
> spread the disease, and this is much worse than other examples
because the
> symptoms seem to hit people differently.  A large number of
people are said
> to have already had it and shaken it off in a few days, while it
can be
> fatal for a significant minority of those who get it. Gathering
in large
> numbers spreads the virus quicker.  Not doing this is to avoid
crashing the
> resources of an ill-prepared health care system, including the
people
> needed to run it.
>
> Beyond these obvious medical realities, this pandemic is not
only slamming
> us, but it's starting to pull down their economy, bit by bit,
and I heard
> one of the talking heads on the idiot box are discussing the
possibility of
>

[Marxism] Chile´s Pinera declares 90-day state of catastrophe over coronavirus outbreak

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"The move is likely to stamp out any remaining protests over inequality 
after they were reignited in early March following several turbulent 
months of demonstrations and riots in late 2019. Chilean politicians 
earlier this week began discussions to postpone a referendum on a new 
constitution scheduled for April 26. A new magna carta was a central 
demand of widespread social protests, but those have faded with the 
pandemic."


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[Marxism] Special Report: How Korea trounced U.S. in race to test people for coronavirus

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An interesting albeit long article by Reuters

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-testing-specialrep/special-report-how-korea-trounced-u-s-in-race-to-test-people-for-coronavirus-idUSKBN2153BW 



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Re: [Marxism] "personal distancing plus social solidarity" Re: Fwd: [pen-l] If we want everyone to stay home during a coronavirus crisis, we need deep change to make that possible

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I do not agree with you in 2 points:

1) there has been indeed a global wave of mass protests since mid-2019 
not seen since many decades. This has been even recognized by a recently 
published study of a bourgeois think-tank. We have reported about this 
in an article 
(https://www.thecommunists.net/worldwide/global/confirmation-of-revolutionary-character-of-historic-period/) 
The current counter-revolutionary offensive using the COVID-19 crisis as 
cover is a strike against this global wave of popular uprisings.


2) Mass lock down of millions of people and suppressing democratic 
rights like demonstrating and assembling helps the ruling class, not the 
oppressed. It also does not help in itself to contain the COVID-19 
pandemic. Look to Italy where you have a lock down and people die. South 
Korea has mass testing, free healt care and and a good health carse 
system. This why it managed the crisis without mass lock down.


Trusting the capitalist state and its propaganda is never a good guide!

Am 18.03.2020 um 12:37 schrieb Mark Lause via Marxism:

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I apologize if I'm repeating points already made in the discussion but it's
important that they "take" . . . .

It is the nature of epidemics like this that people who don't have symptoms
spread the disease, and this is much worse than other examples because the
symptoms seem to hit people differently.  A large number of people are said
to have already had it and shaken it off in a few days, while it can be
fatal for a significant minority of those who get it.  Gathering in large
numbers spreads the virus quicker.  Not doing this is to avoid crashing the
resources of an ill-prepared health care system, including the people
needed to run it.

Beyond these obvious medical realities, this pandemic is not only slamming
us, but it's starting to pull down their economy, bit by bit, and I heard
one of the talking heads on the idiot box are discussing the possibility of
coming out of this with an unemployment rate of 20% (and they're thinking
in government figures).

When I look out on the absence of mass demonstrations in the streets today,
it looks precisely like the absence of mass demonstrations in the streets
before the pandemic hit.  There are other reasons we don't have large
numbers in the street than the distancing brought on by the pandemic.

Building a movement is part of a process.  Take this time of isolation to
read a book and discuss it online.  And/or hold online classes.  Make and
retain contacts for the future.  There's much productive to be done in the
here and now that will be useful in the future, particularly with a work
force that will be wiser, angrier, and hopefully more ready to take to the
streets..

What will not be useful at this point is getting those willing to gather in
large groups disproportionately infected or putting them in a position to
get their family, friends and coworkers sick.

Solidarity,
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[Marxism] Bloomber: Coronavirus Will Revive an All-Powerful State

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[Marxism] Depression haunts Covid-19 quarantine victims

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[Marxism] What coronavirus has taught us about inequality

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https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/coronavirus-taught-inequality-200316204401117.html 



A good article on Al Jazeera which demonstrate which difference it makes 
if thousands die in a pandemic in a Southern country (like Haiti) or in 
the Global North.


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[Marxism] Coronavirus: China’s income inequality could expand in 2020 as outbreak rattles world’s No 2 economy

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[Marxism] Goldman sees China's economy shrinking 9% in first quarter amid coronavirus outbreak

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Re: [Marxism] "personal distancing plus social solidarity" Re: Fwd: [pen-l] If we want everyone to stay home during a coronavirus crisis, we need deep change to make that possible

2020-03-17 Thread RKOB via Marxism

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Dear Louis,

you might have misunderstood want I meant (or I expressed myself badly).

1) Obviously no one should feel obligated to go on the streets. Everyone 
should be free to stay home. It is necessary to employ a service for 
people who stay at home. Naturally, we are also in favour of quarantin 
meassures for people who are infected (in addition to mass and free 
testing etc.).


2) In general it is important to take precautions on health issues. But 
this has been also the case in all the last years when there were 
influenza epidemic. As you certainly know this has also caused many 
vicitims. (152,000 in Europe in the saison 2017/18 alone) Did anyone 
call for a mass lockdown at that time? Of course, not!


3) How shall we fight for a better health care system? By staying home? 
Hardly! No, by mass actions. For this people (those without health 
risks) need to gon on the streets.


4) Finally, do you really think the rulers in China, Europe, etc. impose 
mass lockdowns and ban demonstrations because they are concerned about 
health? If so, why did they not do it in all the years before when 
influenza struck?! Don't you think that there is a connection between 
the policy of mass lockdown, the current economic slump (which is of 
1929-33 proportions) and the fact that the world has seen the largest 
rise of mass protests in 2019 - at least since 1945?! (See for this our 
article on a new study: 
https://www.thecommunists.net/worldwide/global/confirmation-of-revolutionary-character-of-historic-period/)


Please be assured that I wish you a long life!

Am 17.03.2020 um 13:04 schrieb Louis Proyect via Marxism:

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On 3/17/20 7:34 AM, RKOB via Marxism wrote:



In short, South Korea has certainly dealt best with the crisis and 
without a mass lock down. Mass and free testing and health care is 
crucial.


Well, this is not South Korea here in NYC. I am fucking 75 years old 
and had bronchitis lasting a month last October. If it was up to me, 
there would be a strict curfew after 8pm. The rules being enforced 
right now are not an impediment to workers militias or a general 
strike. Instead, it is the backwardness of the working-class. Maybe 
the economic collapse and the realization that pandemics are a product 
of capitalist contradictions will change that but in the meantime, I 
want to live and write until I croak about 10 years from 
now--hopefully in my sleep.


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Re: [Marxism] "personal distancing plus social solidarity" Re: Fwd: [pen-l] If we want everyone to stay home during a coronavirus crisis, we need deep change to make that possible

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First, I have to say that I am not sufficiently informed about the 
situation in South Africa.


In general, for our analysis and perspective on the COVID-19 crisis I 
refer to the numerous documents which are collected on a special page: 
https://www.thecommunists.net/worldwide/global/collection-of-articles-on-the-2019-corona-virus/


In short, South Korea has certainly dealt best with the crisis and 
without a mass lock down. Mass and free testing and health care is crucial.


I also want to point out that militant sectors of the working class and 
youth don’t accept the bourgeois atomization approach (i.e. “social 
distancing”). The French Yellow Vests and the Chilean protestors both 
demonstrated (and clashed with the police) in the last days despite the 
government forbidding this - using the COVID-19 as a pretext.


Am 17.03.2020 um 12:04 schrieb Patrick Bond:

On 3/17/2020 11:46 AM, RKOB via Marxism wrote:
Comrades, allow me to take this opportunity to say something on this 
whole "social distancing" ideology. The title say: "If we want 
everyone to stay home during a coronavirus crisis, we need ..." I 
understand that sectors of the rulering class want people to stay 
home and to forbid mass assemblies. We saw this in China and now in 
Europe (incl. the country where I am living, Austria). I also 
understand that sectors of the masses - terrorized and confused by 
the neverending media propaganda - share this.


Well, to slow the spread until medical interventions and state support 
systems are in place, perhaps "personal distancing plus social 
solidarity" to emphasise mutual aid?


If anyone wants a collection of critical ideas, let me know, as they 
exceed 35k limits here. I have statements of demand from working-class 
and social/health-movement activists from all over the world. An 
example from here in South Africa is from the SA Federations of Trade 
Unions: 
http://saftu.org.za/protect-us-and-we-will-protect-each-other-saftu-call-on-ramaphosa-governmentthe-war-against-covid-19-must-be-fully-engaged-with-working-class-support/


Here is a strong statement - at 1.30' for about 13 minutes - from 
SAFTU leader Zwelinzima Vavi: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=meWFTExJmwc (following the SA 
president's statement)


Please send me material we can circulate here to avoid the mere 
medicalization of Covid-19, and instead deepen our class, gender, race 
and ecological perspectives.




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Re: [Marxism] Fwd: [pen-l] If we want everyone to stay home during a coronavirus crisis, we need deep change to make that possible

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Comrades, allow me to take this opportunity to say something on this 
whole "social distancing" ideology. The title say: "If we want everyone 
to stay home during a coronavirus crisis, we need ..."


I understand that sectors of the rulering class want people to stay home 
and to forbid mass assemblies. We saw this in China and now in Europe 
(incl. the country where I am living, Austria). I also understand that 
sectors of the masses - terrorized and confused by the neverending media 
propaganda - share this.


But it is - I use a diplomatic formulation and try to be an English - 
irritating to read such calls for "social distancing" and "stay home" in 
self-proclaimed progressive publications. What a silly way to serve the 
class enemy! Sure, those who fear mass unrests want us to stay home with 
the worst economic slump taking place just now. But we also should want 
this?! Surely not!


I can only appeal to comrades not to spread such reactionary nonsense. 
The ruling class has already sufficient access to world of media. They 
really don't need our help!


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[Marxism] Ex-IMF Advisor: “Corona Virus Crisis is also an Opportunity”

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Ex-IMF Advisor: “Corona VirusCrisis is also an Opportunity”

How the ruling classes try to utilize COVID-19 to utilize their crisis

by Michael Pröbsting, 16 March 2020

https://www.thecommunists.net/worldwide/global/ex-imf-advisor-corona-virus-crisis-is-also-an-opportunity/

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Re: [Marxism] Characteristic Supporters of the Kurdish YPG

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I don't understand why you compare the Pentagon money for the YPG with 
the budget for the whole Turkish army?


Anyway, most of the time in the last 5 years, the YPG did not fight with 
the Turkish army (except for a short period each in Afrin resp. in the 
border region of Northeast Syria). Most time they served the U.S. 
imperialists in eastern Syria in the struggle against Daesh and others. 
It is a myth that the YPG/SDF is mainly fighting against Turkey.


Am 15.03.2020 um 21:32 schrieb Chris Slee:
The SDF was reportedly receiving aid worth $300 million per year from 
the US (now cut to $200 million).  This was in the context of the war 
against ISIS.


By comparison, the Turkish military budget is $19 billion.

Even if US allies like Saudi Arabia make up for the cut to direct US 
aid, the resources of the SDF will still be tiny compared to those of 
Turkey, which has the military aircraft, tanks, drones, etc.


When Turkey invaded Afrin, the US did nothing to stop the invasion.  
The US was only interested in suppressing ISIS, not helping the SDF 
against Turkey.


Last year Turkey invaded a strip of land in northeastern Syria. 
Currently the Turkish army is focusing on Idlib, but if the ceasefire 
there holds I expect a stepped up invasion of the northeast.


Chris Slee

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So does this mean you deny the support of the dictatorships of Saudi
Arabia, Egypt and UAE for the YPG?

We have already demonstarted this support in other articles. This is
simply undenyable!

https://www.thecommunists.net/worldwide/africa-and-middle-east/shameful-alliance-of-saudi-monarchy-and-ypg-in-syria/

And if 200 or 300 millions US-Dollar from the Pentagon for the YPG/SDF
every year (!) is insignificant, I wonder what is significant! And these
are only the official figures from the U.S. army!

https://www.thecommunists.net/worldwide/africa-and-middle-east/syria-how-much-does-the-pentagon-pay-for-the-ypg/



Am 14.03.2020 um 22:34 schrieb Chris Slee:
> Michael Probsting quotes an article in Middle East Eye, which in turn
> quotes an article in al-Araby al-Jadeed (the New Arab), which in turn
> quotes "unnamed Egyptian sources" talking about "major military
> assistance" to the SDF from Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the UAE.
>
> According to Wikipedia, al-Araby al-Jadeed is owned by Fadaat Media
> Ltd, a Qatar-based company.  Given Qatar's close links with Turkey, I
> would expect a Qatar-based company to be supportive of Turkey, and
> hence hostile to the SDF.
>
> Hence I don't regard this report as reliable.
>
> Whatever small amount of assistance the SDF has got from the US and
> its allies is insignificant compared to the strength of the invading
> Turkish army, which has both NATO-supplied and locally manufactured
> weapons.
>
> Chris Slee
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> Characteristic Supporters of the Kurdish YPG
>
> Arab dictatorships increase their support for the foot soldiers of U.S.
> imperialism in Syria
>
> By Michael Pröbsting, 14 March 2020
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> 
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[Marxism] No, most likely it is not COVID-19 that is going to kill you (+ Statement from Austria)

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*No, most likely it is not COVID-19 that is going to kill you*

*/A manageable epidemic became public enemy number one distracting from 
the real killers/*


/Article by Almedina Gunić, 16 March 2020/

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*COVID-19: Nieder mit dem **Ausnahmezustand!*

*/Für ein ernsthaftes Gesundheitsprogramm statt Polizeistaat!/***

/Stellungnahme der RKO BEFREIUNG (Österreichische Sektion der RCIT), 16 
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[Marxism] Idlib: Syrian Protestors Stop Russian-Turkish Joint Patrol on the M4 Highway

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Idlib: Syrian Protestors Stop Russian-Turkish Joint Patrol on the M4 Highway

On the 10^th anniversary of the Syrian Revolution, people demonstrate 
their determination to continue the liberation struggle against the 
Russian-Iranian-Assadist occupiers!


Statement, 15 March 2020

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Re: [Marxism] Characteristic Supporters of the Kurdish YPG

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So does this mean you deny the support of the dictatorships of Saudi 
Arabia, Egypt and UAE for the YPG?


We have already demonstarted this support in other articles. This is 
simply undenyable!


https://www.thecommunists.net/worldwide/africa-and-middle-east/shameful-alliance-of-saudi-monarchy-and-ypg-in-syria/

And if 200 or 300 millions US-Dollar from the Pentagon for the YPG/SDF 
every year (!) is insignificant, I wonder what is significant! And these 
are only the official figures from the U.S. army!


https://www.thecommunists.net/worldwide/africa-and-middle-east/syria-how-much-does-the-pentagon-pay-for-the-ypg/



Am 14.03.2020 um 22:34 schrieb Chris Slee:
Michael Probsting quotes an article in Middle East Eye, which in turn 
quotes an article in al-Araby al-Jadeed (the New Arab), which in turn 
quotes "unnamed Egyptian sources" talking about "major military 
assistance" to the SDF from Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the UAE.


According to Wikipedia, al-Araby al-Jadeed is owned by Fadaat Media 
Ltd, a Qatar-based company.  Given Qatar's close links with Turkey, I 
would expect a Qatar-based company to be supportive of Turkey, and 
hence hostile to the SDF.


Hence I don't regard this report as reliable.

Whatever small amount of assistance the SDF has got from the US and 
its allies is insignificant compared to the strength of the invading 
Turkish army, which has both NATO-supplied and locally manufactured 
weapons.


Chris Slee

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Characteristic Supporters of the Kurdish YPG

Arab dictatorships increase their support for the foot soldiers of U.S.
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[Marxism] Characteristic Supporters of the Kurdish YPG

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Characteristic Supporters of the Kurdish YPG

Arab dictatorships increase their support for the foot soldiers of U.S. 
imperialism in Syria


By Michael Pröbsting, 14 March 2020

https://www.thecommunists.net/worldwide/africa-and-middle-east/characteristic-supporters-of-the-kurdish-ypg/

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[Marxism] A Powerful Confirmation (A bourgeois study on the revolutionary character of the current historic period)

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A Powerful Confirmation

A bourgeois study on the revolutionary character of the current historic 
period


by Michael Pröbsting, 12 March 2020,

https://www.thecommunists.net/worldwide/global/confirmation-of-revolutionary-character-of-historic-period/

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Re: [Marxism] sub-imperial characteristics - was Erdogan’s imperial play comes undone

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As Ioannis commented, this is too abstract. If the character of states 
is "fluid", it is not really a character. Of course, the character can 
change under specific conditions but these are rather exceptions and do 
not take place permanently. Likewise, the character of classes does not 
change permanently. This is the whole point about scientific 
characterizations! Otherwise, we arrive to a post-modern approach where 
everything changes, nothing is clear!


Well, "siding with workers etc." is fine. But in the real world there 
are conflicts between states. Sometimes, Marxists side with some, 
sometimes they do not. Marxists defended the USSR against imperialists. 
Likewise they defended colonial or semi-colonial countries against 
imperialists. In 1991 and 2003 we defended Iraq (despite the bourgeois 
dictatorship of Sadam Hussein) against US imperialism. Today, we would 
would defend Iran against a similar attack.


On the other hand, we don't side with China or Russia against the US.

In short, clear class characterizations are important for political tactics.

Saying only that we are "siding with workers" evades a central question 
of political tactics in the real world.


Am 11.03.2020 um 17:32 schrieb Patrick Bond:

On 3/9/2020 10:15 AM, RKOB via Marxism wrote:
... 1) Which states concretly are sub-imperialist? 


I'll work on a listing but the characteristics I've proposed give you 
a clear idea.


...as far as I know, Patrick (and others) characterize China and 
Russia as such states.


At times, yes; this is a fluid category - as are the categories of 
imperialist or "core" or "periphery."




So if one of the main characteristics of sub-imperialist states is 
that they act as "regional deputy sheriffs", my question is simple: 
who's deputy are they? Who is the boss they are serving? U.S. 
imperialism? No one can seriously claim this! Of "global capital" 
which is not related to any Great Power? 


Yes, multilateral corporate neoliberalism, which both Xi and Putin 
strongly support, as so much recent evidence demonstrates.


This seems to me the only possible conclusion of such a position. But 
then, such "global capital" above the sphere of national states is a 
myth which was wrong already in past (including the period of 
globalization in which this claim became popular) and which is even 
obvisously wrong today.


2) What are the political consequences of such a characterization? If 
the U.S. is imperialist (on which surely everyone here agrees) and 
China and Russia are "sub-imperialist" (i.e. qualitatively less 
imperialist), should one side with China/Russia against the U.S.? As 
we all know numerous Stalinists and Bolivarians arrive to such 
conclusions.


What about siding with workers, peasants, women, environmentalists, 
youth and all others who toil against the depradations of elites 
everywhere - including here in Africa where they often get material 
support from Western imperialism and from Chinese and Russian 
subimperialism alike.




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[Marxism] [SUSPICIOUS MESSAGE] The Economist: Political protests have become more widespread and more frequent

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(This article contains an excellent graph which can not be attached at 
this list. The article itself is behind a paywall. If you are interested 
in this graph or if you would like to get the longer CSIS report on 
which this article is based, you can contact me offline.)


Political protests have become more widespread and more frequent

The rising trend in global unrest is likely to continue

The Economist, Mar 10th 2020, 
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FOR MANY Westerners, the mention of mass-protest movements conjures 
images of long-haired youth demonstrating against the Vietnam war in 
1968, or the toppling of the Berlin Wall in 1989. But the world has 
experienced more political uprisings in the past few years than ever 
before. In 2019 alone there were protests on every continent and across 
114 countries—from Hong Kong to Haiti, Bolivia to Britain.


Such unrest is part of a growing trend, according to a new report by 
researchers at the Center of Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), 
a Washington-based think-tank. Using data from the Global Database of 
Events, Language, and Tone—a repository of news articles—Samuel Brannen, 
Christian Haig and Katherine Schmidt found that the number of mass 
protests globally has increased by 11.5% per year, on average, since 
2009. (Mass protests are defined as civilian anti-government protests, 
regardless of size, and excluding riots and protests against non-state 
entities). Even after adjusting for population growth, the authors 
reckon that the number of demonstrators who have taken to the streets in 
recent years exceeds that of either the anti-Vietnam War movement or the 
Civil Rights movement.


Recent protests, despite their large numbers, seem more disparate than 
those of the past. Many share similar themes—including slow economic 
growth, climate change and government corruption—but are sparked by 
local events. In Hong Kong protests triggered by a bill allowing 
criminal suspects to be extradited to mainland China spiralled into a 
broader struggle against the Chinese government’s influence. In Chile 
demonstrations fuelled by a modest rise in subway fares broadened into 
anger about inequality and the cost of living. Results have been mixed. 
Some have brought about changes in government; others have been met with 
brutal repression.


Smartphones and social media have revolutionised the way in which 
demonstrations are organised, advertised and sustained. (Many 
governments, including those of India, Pakistan, Syria and Turkey, have 
responded to unrest by shutting down the internet.) Such tools also aid 
the spread of information, both real and fake, deepening existing 
political divides. None of these conditions are likely to change soon. 
Mass protests have existed for centuries. But their increased frequency 
may be here to stay.


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Re: [Marxism] The real threat of "coronavirus", world hunger, and world politics

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I strongly agree with the outlook of your article! A very similar line 
to ours.


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A potential of about 70,000 deaths globally from Covid 19 vs. nearly 10
million from hunger and even more from cancer. Which is the greater danger
to world health? Meanwhile, the Chinese government is using this outbreak
to crack down even further and the Chilean government is trying to scare
people off the streets with the virus threat... to no avail as this report
shows.

https://oaklandsocialist.com/2020/03/09/the-real-threat-ofcoronavirus-world-hunger-and-world-politics/


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[Marxism] Once again on the Composition of the International Working Class

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Once again on the Composition of the International Working Class

Some additional information which confirm the shift away from the old 
imperialist countries towards the South as well as China


Article (with 3 Graphs) by Michael Pröbsting, 10 March 2020

https://www.thecommunists.net/theory/once-again-on-the-composition-of-the-international-working-class/

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Re: [Marxism] sub-imperial characteristics - was Erdogan’s imperial play comes undone

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Naturally this is a broad and complex subject. We have dealt with 
various theoretical aspects of this issue somewhere else (see the links 
I provided in previous emails on the discussion about "sub-imperialism".


At this point I just want to point out two issues concerning the 
concrete application of the theory of sub-imperialism.


1) Which states concretly are sub-imperialist? I already pointed out how 
far Alex Callinicos has gone in applying such characterization. I am 
sure Patrick Bond and other supporters of this theory don't share this 
position. But, as far as I know, Patrick (and others) characterize China 
and Russia as such states.


So if one of the main characteristics of sub-imperialist states is that 
they act as "regional deputy sheriffs", my question is simple: who's 
deputy are they? Who is the boss they are serving?


U.S. imperialism? No one can seriously claim this! Of "global capital" 
which is not related to any Great Power? This seems to me the only 
possible conclusion of such a position. But then, such "global capital" 
above the sphere of national states is a myth which was wrong already in 
past (including the period of globalization in which this claim became 
popular) and which is even obvisously wrong today.


2) What are the political consequences of such a characterization? If 
the U.S. is imperialist (on which surely everyone here agrees) and China 
and Russia are "sub-imperialist" (i.e. qualitatively less imperialist), 
should one side with China/Russia against the U.S.? As we all know 
numerous Stalinists and Bolivarians arrive to such conclusions. Does 
Patrick share such conclusions? As comrades will be aware, I do not.



Am 05.03.2020 um 10:51 schrieb Patrick Bond:

regional 'deputy sheriff' duty when


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Re: [Marxism] Idlib: Putin-Erdoğan Deal is a Sell-Out of the Syrian Revolution!

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I agree that "This sell-out deal was almost as predictable as night 
becoming day". However, it is one thing to say so AFTER such an event 
has happened or to warn about such a danger AHEAD of it.


If comrades have written such warning/predictions ahead of it, please 
forward the respective link.


Am 06.03.2020 um 14:38 schrieb mkaradjis .:

This sell-out deal was almost as predictable as night becoming day


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[Marxism] Idlib: Putin-Erdoğan Deal is a Sell-Out of the Syrian Revolution!

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Re: [Marxism] Erdogan’s imperial play comes undone

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First, I would like to clarify that it was not my intention to make a 
vulgar slur against all supporters of the theory of sub-imperialism.


I think that it is wrong for reasons elaborated in the essay to which I 
provided a link (see also chapter 4 in the book "Anti-Imperialism in the 
Age of Great Power Rivalry", 
https://www.thecommunists.net/theory/anti-imperialism-in-the-age-of-great-power-rivalry/)


However, I am fully aware that comrades like Patrick Bond and others are 
serious thinkers and while I disagree with them on this issue, I had no 
intention denigrate them.


However, I think that the wrong theory of sub-imperialism opens the road 
(or provide a justification) for those like Callinicos/IST (and the same 
is true for the Australian GLW) to justify their abstentionism in the 
Syrian civil war by referring to Turkey's so-called sub-imperialism. In 
my opinion, Callinicos is just more consistent than others in 
designating all possible states around the world as "sub-imperialist" 
because they supposedly follow (or did follow in the past) an 
"aggressive foreign policy". In short, when it comes to draw political 
consequences - and I have emphasized this in various books and pamphlets 
- the theory of sub-imperialism opens the door to replace a Marxist 
class characterization of states with a bourgeois-liberal one. This was 
the idea behind my brief remark on Callinicos's article on Turkey yesterday.


Am 05.03.2020 um 00:40 schrieb Walter Daum via Marxism:

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Sub-imperialism is a valid and important concept. Callinicos is right that it 
was introduced by Marini with regard to Brazil, and it has been extended by 
Patrick Bond and others to South Africa. In the Middle East it might well apply 
to Iran and Turkey. As I read him, Marini regards a state as sub-imperialist if 
it is not imperialist on the world scale (it remains exploited by the 
imperialist powers) but plays an imperialist-like role regionally.
Callinicos has abused the term by applying it over-widely and ignoring the 
“sub” aspect. His tendency, for example, labeled Argentina sub-imperialist in 
order to avoid taking sides against Britain in the Malvinas/Falklands war in 
1982. In effect the IST treated the war as an inter-imperialist conflict. They 
seem to be doing the same to avoid taking the side of Turkey against Russia, to 
the extent that for his own reasons and for the moment Erdogan is defending the 
remnants of the Syrian democratic revolution.
The RKOB is right about Callinicos. But his misuse of the term doesn’t mean 
that sub-imperialism has to be confusing.

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[Marxism] Open Europe’s Borders for Syrian Refugees - Now!

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Re: [Marxism] Erdogan’s imperial play comes undone

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This article is a good example of the weaknesses of Callinicos resp. the 
IST:


1) Anglo-Saxon empirisim without taking clear positions.

2) Subscribing to confusing theories like that of "sub-imperialism" 
(which in the case of Turkey is a wellcome pretext for refusing to 
support the rebels/Turkish army against Russian imperialism and Assad 
the Butcher.) As we pointed out somewhere else, Callinicos/IST 
characterize quiet a number of countries as "sub-imperialist": "/Israel, 
Iran, Iraq, Egypt, Syria and Turkey (...) India, Vietnam, South Africa, 
Nigeria, Brazil and Argentina/.” 
(https://www.thecommunists.net/theory/semi-colonial-intermediate-powers-and-the-theory-of-sub-imperialism/)


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Alex Callinicos doing a Max Blumenthal impersonation.

https://socialistworker.co.uk/art/49692/Erdogans+imperial+play+comes+undone 


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[Marxism] Pentagon says US will not retaliate for Turkey in Syria

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[Marxism] No, the Corona Virus is not the Main Cause of Global Economic Slump!

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No, the Corona Virus is not the Main Cause of Global Economic Slump!

Bourgeois Media Officially Recognize the Beginning of another Great 
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by Michael Pröbsting, 3 March 2020

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[Marxism] Syria: On the Turkish-Russian Confrontation in Idlib

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Syria: On the Turkish-Russian Confrontation in Idlib

Continue supporting the heroic Syrian resistance! Kick out the 
Russian-Iranian-Assadist occupiers! But don’t trust Ankara’s political 
games! Open Europe’s borders for Syrian refugees!


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Re: [Marxism] Syria: How Much Does the Pentagon Pay for the YPG?

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There are several problems with the reply of Chris Slee.

1) He seems not to be able to differentiate between the U.S. and Turkey. 
Marxists differentiate between imperialist and non-imperialist states. 
The U.S. is – until now – the biggest Great Power in the world. Turkey 
is not even imperialist. And even if one subscribes to the idea of 
“sub-imperialism” there is still a qualitative difference between the 
U.S. and Turkey. Unfortunately Chris Slee / SA /GLW have replaced 
Marxism with the petty-bourgeois YPG outlook according to which Turkey 
is the worst enemy in the region.


2) Chris Slee says that the YPG/SDF “receives some aid from the US”. 
This is an extraordinary diplomatic description of the fact that this 
organization receives annually several hundreds of millions of US-Dollar 
since several years! None of the Syrian rebel factions – even not the 
most corrupted ones – has received such regular paid sums until now!


3) Add to this that the YPG/SDF occupies large areas with Arab majority 
population, i.e. it is a reactionary occupation force in the service of 
the U.S.


4) We have repeatedly said (and denounced) that some rebel factions act 
as mercenaries for Turkey (like those in Afrin or Northeast Syria). This 
is because they are paid and fight under the command of Turkey – like 
the YPG does for U.S. imperialism.


5) The situation in Idlib has been different. Turkey (and its allies) 
have orientated towards deals with Russian imperialism (Astana and 
Sochi). The majority of the rebels controlling Idlib have refused this. 
This is why the war continues. Yes, this can change in the future. But 
it is not the situation until now. Turkey has not intervened into the 
war in Idlib until one or two weeks ago. To say that they are 
controlling the situation in Idlib would be a cynical caricature of the 
reality. They have just now intervened for the first time in the 
fighting in Nayrab.


In conclusion, one can not exclude the possibility that in the future 
the situation might change. The alliance of Turkey and Russia could 
break down, an open and full warfare between Turkey and Russia/Assad 
could start (i.e. not only sporadic clashes as it is now) and in such a 
situation the majority of the rebels could subordinate themselves under 
the Turkish command. As we have said in the past, if such a fundamental 
turn in the situation takes place, revolutionary tactics have also to 
change.


However, I consider such a possibility as unlikely. I think this could 
only take place if the U.S. would be willing to fully support 
(economically, financially, military, etc.) Turkey against Russia and 
hence there would be a realignment between Ankara and Washington. There 
are no serious indications for this as it would mean a complete turn in 
the U.S. strategy for the Middle East. But, as I said, it can not be 
excluded.


In any case, Marxists don’t take position on the basis of speculations 
about possible developments in the future but on the basis of the real 
relation of class forces today. And the reality today is that the YPG 
serves since years under the command and with the money of U.S. 
imperialism and occupies in their service large parts of non-Kurdish 
land. In contrast, the Syrian rebels fight a just war to defend their 
people against the Assad and Russian imperialism. They have done so for 
many years and despite the Turkish-Russian deals of Sochi and Astana.


Am 25.02.2020 um 22:09 schrieb Chris Slee:

Because the Syrian Democratic Forces receive some aid from the US, Michael Probsting claims they 
are "mercenaries for US imperialism".  He says that "US imperialism controls the 
eastern part of Syria".

If he were to apply the same logic to Idlib province, he would say that Turkey 
controls most of Idlib, and that the rebels there are mercenaries for Turkey.

Turkey has aided rebel groups in Idlib since 2011.  It began stationing troops 
there in 2017.  But this has increased dramatically recently.

According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, 2,850 Turkish trucks and 
military vehicles crossed into Syrian territory between February 2 and February 
24.  7,600 Turkish troops deployed to Idlib and Aleppo provinces.  The number 
of Turkish military posts rose to 43:

http://www.syriahr.com/en/?p=155721

This greatly exceeds the US presence in northeastern Syria.  Yet Probsting still talks of 
"the popular uprising in Syria", presumably referring to the rebels in Idlib.  
The fact that these rebels are allied with Turkey against Assad does not lead him to call 
them mercenaries.

The fact that a group receives outside aid does not automatically make it a 

[Marxism] On the Composition of the International Working Class

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On the Composition of the International Working Class

A new report of the UN’sInternational Labour Office with interesting 
figures about social developments between 2000 and 2018


Article (with 2 Tables) by Michael Pröbsting, 25 February 2020

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[Marxism] Syria: How Much Does the Pentagon Pay for the YPG?

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*Syria: How Much Does the Pentagon Pay for the YPG?*

*/On the regular subsidies of U.S. imperialism for its mercenaries in 
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[Marxism] NEW BOOKLET Racism, Anti-Semitism and Zionism

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Racism, Anti-Semitism and Zionism

On the oppression of North American Indians, Afro-Americans, Muslims and 
Jews in history and present


This bookhlet has been written by Yossi Schwartz, a long-standing 
activist against Zionism and for the rights of the Palestinian people 
living in Israel / Occupied Palestine. The pamphlet contains an six 
Chapters (see Contents below). It can be read online or downloaded as a 
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Contents of Pamphlet

I. What is Racism?

The roots of racism

II. The Extermination of the Indigenous Peoples of North America

Indian Victories

Anti-Indian Racism Today

Indians and Zionist

III. Black Slavery

Slave Rebellions

Jews and Black Slavery

IV. Anti-Semitism in Slave Society and Feudalism

The new Anti-Semitism between the later part of the 19th century and 
World War 2


Anti-Semitism in the US

World War 2

V. Islamophobia

Anti-Semitism and Islamophobia in France

Zionism as Racism

Anti-Semitism Today

Israel and Iran

VI. Conclusion


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[Marxism] 2019 Corona Virus: The Hypocrisy of Anti-Chinese Chauvinism in the West

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2019 Corona Virus: The Hypocrisy of Anti-Chinese Chauvinism in the West

A few facts about the rate of mortality of the COVID-19 pandemia in 
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[Marxism] Dogfight among Social-Imperialists (Japanese vs. Chinese Communist Party)

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Dogfight among Social-Imperialists

A telling attack on the Chinese regime by the Japanese Communist Party

by Michael Pröbsting, 14 February 2020

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[Marxism] 2019 Corona Virus: The Hypocrisy of Anti-Chinese Chauvinism in the West

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2019 Corona Virus: The Hypocrisy of Anti-Chinese Chauvinism in the West

A few facts about the rate of mortality of the COVID-19 pandemia in 
comparison with Influenza


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[Marxism] Joint Statement: Down with French Neo-Colonialism in West Africa!

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[Marxism] World Perspectives 2020: A Pre-Revolutionary Global Situation

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//Contents

Introduction

The most important turning point in world politics since 2008

Global wave of class struggles

Another Great Recession has begun

The Decay of Capitalist Civilization

New Cold War between the U.S. and China

Imperialist Aggression against Semi-Colonial Countries

Deep domestic political crisis in the U.S.

Crisis of Leadership and the Task of Building a Revolutionary World Party

Appendix: Open Letter: The Time Has Come!*//*

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[Marxism] Syria: Don’t Let Idlib Die!

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[Marxism] 2019-nCoV and the Virus of Chauvinism

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2019-nCoV and the Virus of Chauvinism

A comparison with measles and the reactionary Anti-Vaxx campaigners

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[Marxism] 2019 Corona Virus: No to the Anti-Chinese Chauvinism in South Korea!

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Joint Statement with South Korean revolutionaries

English: 
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[Marxism] 2019 Corona Virus: Oppose the Global Wave of Chauvinist Hysteria!

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[Marxism] Report (with Pictures & Video): Occupied Palestine: Rally against Trump’s “Steal of the Century”

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[Marxism] Coronavirus Hysteria and Revolutionary Answer

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