[Marxism] What's new at Links: #OccupyWallStreet, Egypt, John Bellamy Foster, Pakistan, Malaysia, China, Australia, cities, socialists and demands

glparramatta glparramatta at greenleft.org.au
Mon Oct 17 04:44:28 MDT 2011


What's new at Links: #OccupyWallStreet -- USA, global, statements; 
Egypt; John Bellamy Foster, Pakistan, Malaysia, China, Australia, 
cities, socialists and demands

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    Occupy Wall Street inspires global protests against the '1%'
    (activist reports, videos, pics <http://links.org.au/node/2545>

October 16 , 2011 -- According to http://15october.net, protests and 
actions -- inspired by the Occupy Wall Street mass movement across the 
United States -- were to take place in more than 950 cities in more than 
80 countries on October 15.

  * Read more <http://links.org.au/node/2545>


    (Updated Oct. 16) From Occupy Wall Street to Occupy America: A mass
    movement emerges; Reports from around the USA
    <http://links.org.au/node/2541>

By *Dan La Botz*
October 12, 2011 -- A handful of young people started Occupy Wall Street 
in mid-September, as a protest against the banks and corporations that 
have grown rich while most have grown poorer. Within weeks they had 
attracted hundreds and then thousands to marches and demonstrations in 
New York City --- one of them leading to the arrest of hundreds on the 
Brooklyn Bridge. The movement's chant "We are the 99%" rang out not only 
in the Wall Street canyon but also across the country. Now there are 
scores of Occupy groups across the United States [and across the world] 
camping out in public places, marching and rallying in cities and towns 
against corporate greed.

  * Read more <http://links.org.au/node/2541>


    Arab Spring eyewitness: Reflections on the revolutions in Egypt and
    Tunisia <http://links.org.au/node/2540>

[The writer is an Australian Socialist Alliance activist presently in 
the Middle East. His regular reports appear in /Green Left Weekly/, 
Australia's leading socialist newspaper.]
By *Ted Walker*, Cairo
October 7, 2011 -- Arriving in Egypt the day before the September 9 
protests that brought tens of thousands into the street, marches to the 
Ministry of Interior and the Supreme Court, and then the storming of the 
Israeli embassy, certainly threw me in at the deep end! But arriving in 
Cairo at almost any point would have been like that.

  * Read more <http://links.org.au/node/2540>


    John Bellamy Foster: Understanding the capitalist economic crisi/s/
    <http://links.org.au/node/2533>

At the October 2011 Climate Change Social Change Conference held in 
Melbourne, John Bellamy Foster, Marxist academic, /Monthly Review/ 
editor and author on economics and ecology, spoke about the causes and 
consequences of the deepening capitalist economic crisis.


    United States: Left support for Occupy Wall Street
    <http://links.org.au/node/2544>


      It is five minutes to dawn and the wind smells like freedom

By *Mike Ely*, Kasama Project
October 14, 2011 -- It is no longer five minutes to midnight. After Arab 
Spring leaps to Spain, and Greece, and on to New York's Wall Street, it 
suddenly feels like five minutes to dawn.

  * Read more <http://links.org.au/node/2544>


    BDS campaign declares: 'Occupy Wall Street not Palestine!'
    <http://links.org.au/node/2543>

*We are part of the world's 99% yearning for freedom, justice and equal 
rights!*

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    Australian socialists: 'Occupy to put human need before corporate
    greed' <http://links.org.au/node/2542>

Statement by *Socialist Alliance* (Australia)
October 14, 2011 -- The Occupy Wall Street protest started small. But it 
has now become a global movement, with occupy events planned in about 
1500 cities worldwide. It's born out of the recognition that, in country 
after country, ordinary people are being made to pay for an economic 
crisis caused by the super-rich. The 99% are being told they must 
surrender their livelihoods, their future, their security and their 
dignity to keep a broken system afloat.

  * Read more <http://links.org.au/node/2542>


    Egypt: Military massacres Copts, stokes religious divisions to
    defuse revolution <http://links.org.au/node/2539>

Statement by Revolutionary Socialists (Egypt): Glory to the martyrs of 
Bloody Sunday. Shame on the military and the reactionaries
October 10, 2011 -- The Revolutionary Socialists send sincere 
condolences to the families of the peaceful demonstrators who were 
murdered by the bullets of the Central Security Forces and crushed by 
the military's armoured cars after they came on the night of October 9 
to defend the right of Coptic Christians to freedom and equality.

  * Read more <http://links.org.au/node/2539>


    Video: Pakistan: Imperialism, dictatorship and fundamentalism
    <http://links.org.au/node/2538>

October 3, 2011 -- The Labour Party Pakistan's spokesperson Farooq Tariq 
and human rights lawyer Sonia Qadir addressed the World at a Crossroads: 
Climate Change, Social Change conference in Melbourne.


    Malaysia: Charges against socialists discharged, but no acquittal
    <http://links.org.au/node/2537>

By *Susan Loone*

October 10, 2011 -- The 24 Socialist Party of Malaysia (Parti Sosialis 
Malaysia) activists facing charges under the /Internal Security Act/ 
(ISA) and /Societies Act/ were given a discharge not amounting to an 
acquittal (DNAA) by a Butterworth sessions court.

  * Read more <http://links.org.au/node/2537>


    China: 'Smashing the iron rice bowl' -- expropriation of workers and
    capitalist transformation <http://links.org.au/node/2536>

By *Joel Andreas*
October 2011 -- In debates about whether the economic order that is 
emerging in China after three decades of market reforms can be called 
capitalist, the main focus has been about trends in the relative 
importance of private and state enterprises and the role of the state in 
the economy. These are important issues, of course, involving 
fundamental features of capitalism. Much less attention, however, has 
been given to employment relations.

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    Australia: Climate Change, Social Change conference attracts
    hundreds <http://links.org.au/node/2535>

By *Viv Miley*
October 8, 2011 -- More than 500 people gathered in Melbourne over 
September 30 to October 3 to take part in four days of stimulating talks 
and discussion at the second Climate Change Social Change conference. 
The conference, which featured five plenary sessions, 39 workshops and 
more than 90 speakers.

  * Read more <http://links.org.au/node/2535>


    Hands over the city: Towards an urban nightmare
    <http://links.org.au/node/2534>


    by *Dave Holmes *

[This is an edited version of a workshop talk given on October 2, 2011, 
at the World at a Crossroads: Climate Change, Social Change conference 
in Melbourne.]
Modern cities are "free-fire" zones for the corporations. And the 
situation is getting worse. We can't work out what to do without 
understanding this basic reality.

  * Read more <http://links.org.au/node/2534>


    How socialists work to win mass support <http://links.org.au/node/2532>

By *Dave Holmes
*Will the level of popular and working-class struggle rise significantly 
in the coming years? How can we overcome or neutralise the deadly effect 
of ruling-class propaganda on the minds of so many ordinary people? Can 
left-wing forces rally significant support and lead big struggles? How 
do we work towards this goal?

  * Read more <http://links.org.au/node/2532>

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