The wsws.org which is opposed to Trotskyism is slandering the Catalan movement and is getting behind this position …the writer Robert is a member and is supported in this by the leaders of this Trotskyist opposed movement.
Robert writes…”What is required with the disintegration of European capitalism and the breakup of the EU is not a retreat to capitalist fiefdoms. This is bankrupt and leads to a blind alley. What needs to be brought forth is a fierce denunciation of the crackdown of the Spanish state, and a clear, independent policy that cuts a path forward for the international working class where they can see their future.” end quote
Robert backed by the wsws is calling Catalonian independence a “capitalist fiefdom”
“Socialist” words but deeply reactionary policies!
If you want to check see http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2017/10/28/spai-o28.html
Trump probably knows nothing about the Catalan nation and so would have been better to hold his tongue. But he should know and so he should be backing Catalan Independence just as he should also be backing Kurdish Independence. The Spanish nation and the Catalan nation go back both a very long time. But what Trump is getting behind is just such a dreadful thing, with the Spanish Government taking decisions which are repressive on the Catalan people. In fact the Spanish and the Catalans must be united together against massive problems but that unity must come on the basis of equals. With equality comes friendship. It is a terrible tragedy that Trump takes this awful position
These are two key parties in this Catalonian Independence issue. In fact the Podemos and PSOE are refusing to support and back Catalan Independence.
The Podemos is a party which was created out of the struggles of youth against poverty and unemployment in areas of Spain like Madrid and Barcelona. Podemos is therefore connected to youth but the fact that Podemos does not defend and support the rights of this small nation to have its independence is a very bad sign for this newly created party.
In the meantime the PSOE is supposed to stand for “Labour” and is supposed to be the party of the workers and of the trade unions. But neither the Podemos or the PSOE is prepared to support and defend the Catalan Independence Movement.
They call themselves socialists but this is one thing they are not and after this can never be!
These parties seem not to understand the abc of socialism. It is necessary to have unity in the great struggles that face us, that means unity between the Spanish and the Catalan people, but that unity must come on the basis of both peoples being free and independent. So in reality rather than being socialist the PSOE and the Podemos stand against the very central principles of socialism.
The issue is the 40 year old Constitution. This was set up by trickery, of lawyers, on a trusting population. At the centre of that Constitution was the betrayal of the Stalinists led by Santiago Carrillo.
Everything today centres on this iniquitous Constitution. Article 155 states…
“1. If a Self-governing Community does not fulfil the obligations imposed upon it by the Constitution or other laws, or acts in a way that is seriously prejudicial to the general interest of Spain, the Government, after having lodged a complaint with the President of the Self-governing Community and failed to receive satisfaction therefore, may, following approval granted by the overall majority of the Senate, take all measures necessary to compel the Community to meet said obligations, or to protect the above mentioned general interest.
2. With a view to implementing the measures provided for in the foregoing paragraph, the Government may issue instructions to all the authorities of the Self-governing Communities.”
Behind this article is the armed force of the state. This is what is being put into place. They are ready to act. They were ready to act right after Puigdemont spoke and cleverly and understandably fought for some time. But the reality that the 1978 Constitution was not the end of Franco but the continuation of Franco rules all politics in Spain today. That is the realisation that has to be fought for, a concrete issue to place in front of all workers and youth, not general dogma supposedly “Marxist” being continually repeated like a mantra.
The forces operating now against the Catalans are the army fresh from places like Afghanistan, the national fully armed police drafted into Catelonia in huge numbers, the spies, the navy in the Port of Barcelona, the air force in which king Felipe was so close to, with help there also from the British Royals I bet, and do not forget two other forces ranged against the Catalans, one being the agents provocateur and the Media of Spain spinning the strokes of the agents provocateur, and we have to ask has there ever been a range of forces like this ranged before against a small and unarmed population, with peace in their hearts and pacifism as their only weapon. This makes the action of the British against the Dublin GPO Rebels of 1916 pale in comparison.
Brutal direct rule from Madrid of tiny Catalonia which surely brings to mind the 1916 Rebellion followed by the Black and Tans. Mariano Rajoy like the British Imperialists ordering the executions of the Dublin Rebels of 1916 has signed the warrants of the Catalonian fighters for independence (what a great crime to fight for the independence of your ancient land! (sarcasm)
And make no mistake about it Rajoy is leading from the front the new Spanish Black and Tans.
All these ruffians are hiding behind the totally iniquitous 1978 Constitution which was brought about by the subterfuge of rotten lawyers
At a very different time 40 years ago. When these lawyers played on the great relief felt among the Catalans and others that the old dictator who was like a plague on their ancient culture had departed the earthly scene.
Rajoy and the King are the resurgence of the old dictator in our 2017 world. Their weapon is that 1978 Constitution.
They were more far seeing than us. We must give them that. They knew what they were doing in 1978. Pretending that Francoism was gone the 1978 Constitution went to sleep for 40 years but emerges right now as the way back to Fascism.
Yes some can say that the Catalans did sign for that 1978 Constitution but they signed not knowing that this evil thing was going to be their future jailer. The chains to bind the Catalans to slavery. Surely if the Catalans had known that they were signing for the death of their nation they would never for a moment have even contemplated signing that odious document.
So this trickery on the part of their now obvious enemy has come back to attack the Catalan people.
it is obvious, very obvious, how the hatred is coming from one side, the side of Rajoy and the PP. The Catalans are filled with friendship. They did not wish to engage in savagery. As the hated Spanish black clad police gendarme struck their long black batons the brave Catalans raised ten fingers in the air and waved their fingers in the air. No guns in those fingers. No batons. Not even a stone. Just the youthful hopes of a youthful nation. Yes indeed the hatred is on one side only.
The decision of the Catalan leader to delay Independence of a couple of weeks to allow dialogue has had one very fruitful outcome. Such decisions are always debatable but this is not. The CUP were out of order absenting themselves at such a time! The forces behind Rajoy are shown to the whole world, and to us Irish and international workers, as being hateful people, hateful to the aspirations of the young Catalan nation. The other effect is that now there is no way back for Spain ever in Catalonia. That is finished forever thanks to Rajoy and his hateful answer to Puigdemont yesterday. Rajoy “pay your fine or end in jail in 5 days!” Just like the small time petty bourgeois that he is.
This is why true socialists must launch a campaign throughout the world to have class conscious workers and the whole of the true socialist movement stress true come to the aid of our dear brothers in plucky little Catalonia, just as the Irish Rebels of the GPO in Dublin 1916 were also plucky
What is important now is the concrete. Conscious focus on that evil 1978 Constitution. Carrillo was NOT a Communist, he was a Stalinist. Let everybody know and understand that.
The same Carrillo so central in that 1978 Constitution was also the man who had a big hand in recruiting for his evil Ramon Mercader who murdered Leon Trotsky in 1940 in Mexico.
The 1978 Constitution was the conning of a whole nation. Pretending to move on from Franco it was maintaining Franco. That is what has to be fought for in a concrete way not these odious generalities which add nothing to the defence of the Catalans, or anybody.
LONG LIVE THE CATALAN REVOLUTION!
THE BULLY RAJOY NEVER!
The Trotskyist position on the Catalan situation is that we as Trotskyists defend the right of small nations to secede and to declare themselves as independent.
The events of the past week have only made this position stronger.
This is very like the 1916 Rebellion of the Irish patriotic fighters (INCLUDING THE SOCIALIST CONNOLLY) who rose up in Dublin against the British Imperialist torturers of the Irish.
What has Spain and Rajoy done in the past week?
They try to stop voting basing all on the Stalinist created lie of the Constitution of 1978…by Stalinist created we mean the role of the Spanish Stalinists in Santiago Carillo and the old Stalinist murderers of the Civil War. That is how the Constitution of 1978 was created…by the Stalinist murderers,
They have moved a massive police and even military force against little Catelonia. Big business such as the hated banks have pulled out of the tiny country aiming to cripple it before it is even breathing. They have bussed masses in from all over the Peninsula in order to crush the Catalans in a mass demonstration. Fascists have roamed the towns and villages in a return to the days of the Franco Falange. The Media have made up lies against the Catalan leaders. The Media including the PSOE Media have made the Catalan leaders into hate figures. But the Catalans adopt pacifism in return to this hatred. Their answer to this brutality of Rajoy…they raise their ten fingers in the air and answer to Rajoy “Assasins!” To guns and brute force the Catalans are answering with pacifist thoughts and with hopeful ideas in their hearts.
So our Trotskyist movement takes its place with the Catalans who seek independence and we ask all class conscious Spanish workers and the youth in Catelonia AND Spain to join us in support for Catalan independence.
This WAS the position of Marx, Engels, Lenin and especially Trotsky. The latter Trotsky and Lenin supported the Irish in the 1916 Rising. Trotsky in the 1930s supported the Jews in their flight from the Nazi killing machine and supported the idea of a homeland for the Jews, which was to be Israel. That is the tradition we stand on in this movement and as long as there is breath in our bodies we will always stand for the oppressed against the oppressor.
LONG LIVE THE CATALAN REVOLUTION!
THE BULLY RAJOY NEVER!
This website has been loyal to me and I will be loyal in return.
Time has moved on and the vital issues concerning me today concern…
the new issue or word “globalism” against “nation”
the issue of “open door” or unrestricted immigration against rights of nation
leading into the Trump in some ways revolutionary development and definitely progressive leading to the Brexit phenomenon
the joining of the left of today such as wsws with Islam which is a compolete opposition also to Marxism and Trotskyism
The clear dangers to lifeanimalearth from the crisis in this capitalist system
thank you for reading more later
By Clare Lopez – – Wednesday, April 15, 2015
The Obama administration spin narrative about what a great success nuclear negotiations with Iran are was already coming unglued the day after the April Fool’s Day ‘framework’ was announced. Mr. Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry, and their advisors were trying desperately to portray the endless succession of contentious talks between the P5+1 and Iran as a great success even as the Iranians spoiled all the fun by essentially calling the Americans out as liars, and declaring that what they called “the U.S. version” was “not acceptable to Iran.”
And in fact, the European Union, the French, Iran, and the U.S. have all put out differing accounts of what was actually agreed upon in Lausanne, Switzerland in late March 2015. As Amir Taheri pointed out in a trenchant 4 April 2015 piece at the New York Post, all we really have is a “diplomatic dog’s dinner” of competing and contradictory statements. It’s not any kind of agreement at all.
But if we take a step backward and consider what we already know or ought to know about Iran’s nuclear weapons program, it should become rather quickly obvious that all this diplomatic wrangling about centrifuges, enrichment levels, inspection regimes, and sunset clauses is nothing but window dressing.
That’s because the real Iranian nuclear weapons program very likely is not the one they’re all tussling over. The real Iranian nuclear weapons program long ago was withdrawn behind an impenetrable wall of secrecy guarded by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) and the Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS—Iran’s primary intelligence agency).
While it’s long been known that the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini ordered the IRGC to “get the bomb” in the waning days of the 1980s Iran-Iraq war, details about the subsequent 25-year Iranian commitment to comply with that order are much less well-known.
As the so-called “father of the Pakistani bomb,” Abdul Qadir Khan, wrote in documents obtained by the Washington Post in 2010, Pakistan provided Iran with blueprints and parts for centrifuges and shared its secret list of worldwide suppliers. That’s how the Iranian nuclear weapons program got started. But neither the IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) nor the public knew anything about this until the Iranian opposition group, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), blew the lid off Iran’s program in August 2002. The Iranian regime, a signatory to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), went to panic stations and came up with a plan to limit the damage. The Iran Lobby in America would have a key role to play in that damage control operation.
Much as the Iranians’ mentors in the clandestine WMD business—the Soviet KGB—had done earlier when some of its illicit weapons programs made media headlines, the Iranians conceded a few of the sites that were now exposed: Natanz, Isfahan, Arak, and later Fordow.
Lavizan-Shian, where the regime had worked on nuclear warhead design, was deemed too sensitive, so it was simply razed to the ground in 2003 and its components moved elsewhere.
Natanz, the buried uranium enrichment site where some 9,000 centrifuges currently are operating, became the centerpiece of the regime’s new information operation. It was opened to IAEA inspections, figured prominently in the IAEA’s quarterly reports, and was allowed on the P5+1 nuclear negotiations agenda.
Likewise it was with Isfahan, the conversion plant; Arak, the heavy water reactor that gives Iran a parallel plutonium route to the bomb; and Fordow, a deeply buried centrifuge facility.
Everybody was kept very busy arguing, discussing, and negotiating about the sites Iran got caught with—and now, more recently, a non-existent ‘agreement’ that each of the parties describes in its own, mutually contradictory, terms. Indeed, all the negotiating teams from the IAEA, Britain, China, the European Union, France, Germany, Russia, and the U.S. are being kept so busy that nearly everyone has forgotten all about the fact that Iran’s entire nuclear program was an illicit clandestine one until the NCRI exposed it—or that virtually every site in that program that’s now public was revealed by someone other than Iran…which the P5+1 now inexplicably wants to trust to open all its nuclear facilities to IAEA inspection.
Parchin, a military site where the IAEA believes Iran has conducted nuclear trigger explosives tests, provides a good example of how the regime deals with demands to open places to inspection it would rather remain closed: as Bill Gertz explains at the Free Beacon, they just say “no.” And, as with Lavizan-Shian a dozen years earlier, they conduct a “clean-up” operation to tear down buildings and destroy parts of the complex they’d prefer not show up in any more satellite images.
Naturally, Parchin has not been included in any of the P5+1 talks, nor has the U.S. delegation even suggested that it ought to be. It has been the same with other suspicious sites like Khondab and Lavizan-3, now revealed publicly, but left completely off the agenda. This is not to even consider how many additional clandestine sites Iran has been operating, but are as yet not revealed.
The critical issues before us then are not so much about the number of centrifuges, or which generation of centrifuges, or what level of enrichment will be allowed to Iran going forward at the show case sites: rather, we must ask why and how our negotiators have themselves been spun up to dither endlessly, but only about sites already in the public domain. Iran’s secret parallel nuclear weapons program remains unmentioned and untouched.
In Part 2 of this series, the critical role of the Iran Lobby will be examined.
‘We’re leaving Britain – Jews aren’t safe here any more’
FELIX QUIGLEY SAYS…This is an absolutely key article. It touches on the collapse of British capitalism and the drives towards dictatorship as exemplified in the ban on Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer from Britain. It also mentions the Fascist Left SWP types in British politics which along with the pólice drove the English Defence League (which had a Jewish section) off the streets. Right to get out!
After watching the rise in anti-Semitism in this country, the Gould family has taken the radical decision to emigrate to America. They tell Angela Epstein why
Simon and Honey Gould, married for more than 20 years and with two children, live a seemingly peaceful life in their handsome five-bedroom house in a quiet British suburb.
Simon, 52, is a successful businessman running his own property company. Honey, 49, has pursued a career in marketing, while also raising son Arron, now 18, and daughter Angel, 16. Their wide circle of friends, close family and other relatives lives nearby.
Yet this summer the Goulds will leave everything behind – their north Manchester home filled with memories, their lovely, rambling garden, their busy social life – and leave the UK for good.
It may sound dramatic – incomprehensible, even. But the family, who are Jewish, no longer feel safe in this country. They believe they have no choice.
“It’s a terrible wrench,” says Honey, who admits that even emptying a single drawer “takes hours” as, bit by bit, she packs away the pieces of their life, ready for transit to their new home in the US state of Arizona.
“I’m proud to be British. My parents live in London. Simon has lived his whole life in two streets of north Manchester. Our house is the only home our son and daughter have ever known. But we have to do this, not least for the sake of our children.”
She is not the only member of Britain’s 300,000-strong Jewish community to feel things have reached crisis point. Since the gun attack that killed three people at the Jewish Museum in Brussels last year and the murder by radical Islamists of four Jews at a kosher supermarket on the outskirts of Paris last month, the chorus of concern has been growing. The actress Maureen Lipman recently revealed that she, too, is considering leaving the UK because of the rising number of attacks on Jews.
A poll by the Campaign Against Antisemitism last month found nearly half of Britons thought that at least one anti‑Semitic view presented to them was “definitely or probably true”.
Then, yesterday, annual figures from the Community Security Trust (CST), which monitors anti-Semitism in Britain, showed a record number of anti‑Semitic incidents in 2014 (1,168 incidents were recorded, more than double the 535 incidents logged in 2013).
London and Greater Manchester bore the brunt of the increase, with Manchester seeing a 79 per cent rise. One incident cited in the report involved the daubing of swastikas and the term “Jewish slag” on gravestones at a Jewish cemetery in Manchester. Greater Manchester Police says it has stepped up patrols.
The findings are borne out by the Goulds’ experience. “The other week, I was standing in the queue at a large supermarket in Manchester when the man in front of me said, ‘F—— Jews, they’re all over the place. They’re thieves, they are taking over our property. They’re everywhere,’ ” says Honey. “I’ve no idea if he knew I was Jewish or not, but I was absolutely terrified, and fled.”
Then a Jewish neighbour’s son who was wearing his kippa (skull cap) was slapped in the street by a white Polish man, who “just sprang forward and hit him”.
Honey says: “I know there are plenty of people who simply want to live a peaceful coexistence. But there is so much anti‑Semitism in Britain, and it’s coming from all sides. Our local Jewish schools look like prison camps. They’re surrounded by wire fences. There are guards on patrol, some with dogs. On Saturdays, you see police walking the street with members of the CST. I don’t want to sit at home panicking when my husband goes to the synagogue. I just want to live in peace.”
Radical Islam, agrees Simon, is not the only driving force behind the rise in anti‑Semitism. The far‑Left habitually conflates Jews with Israel and Zionism, he says. The far‑Right, meanwhile, may be “happy firing salvos at the Muslim population, but I know we are only one step away from their wrath,” he says.
Having spent 10 years on the northern board of the CST, he is acutely aware of how bad things have become. “I’ve been exposed to, and become familiar with, spiralling anti‑Semitism,” he says. “Eggs hurled from passing cars, swastikas on Jewish headstones, messages of hatred. Last summer, central Manchester – a place I love and have always lived in – became a flashpoint for virulent anti-Israel demonstrations. It was terrifying to see this on the streets of my home city.”
He praises the Government’s response to the problem, but doubts its ability to stop it.
But how does a family like the Goulds start a new life where they know almost no one? (Honey has a grandmother in California, but the family will be living many hundreds of miles away from her.) One wonders why they don’t make Israel their home. Instead, they are relocating to Scottsdale in the Arizona state capital of Phoenix. Home to more than 100,000 Jews, it is a community they believe is large enough for them to feel comfortable in.
The Goulds admit that moving to America is far from easy, however, not least because of the need for a visa and subsequent Green Card. It was only after long hours of research that Simon discovered a little-known scheme called the EB-5 Visa. This awards a Green Card to those who invest in projects in rural regions or areas of high unemployment. Simon is meeting the requirements by making a five-year loan to help fund a large hotel development in Vermont.
“There seems to be a tacit belief that the only place for Jews to thrive and flourish is Israel,” says Honey. “But in America you get every kind of American: African-American, Chinese-American. We’ll be British-American. I’m taking my patriotism with me.”
In fact it will not be the first time Honey has been uprooted. Born in Manchester, she moved at the age of eight to Iran, where her father had a job as a commodity broker. The family occupied an airy apartment in Tehran and mixed freely among the vibrant Jewish community. But life changed overnight with the overthrow of the Shah in 1979 and the introduction of martial law. Arriving at school one day, 12-year-old Honey and her nine-year-old brother were told they had to go home immediately. Their mother was waiting in tears at the front door and had already started packing their belongings. Within hours, the children were on a flight to London, where they were sent to boarding school. Honey didn’t see her parents for a year.
“I’ve known what it is to flee in fear,” she says. “I don’t want to do that again. I want to leave the UK now on my own terms.” But she adds sadly: “This was the place where I finally felt safe, that I could finally call home.”
Now her own daughter will also be uprooted. But Angel, a thoughtful and circumspect teenager, is in favour of the move. “Of course it will be hard, but there’s always Facebook to keep in touch,” she observes. “I’m looking at the bigger picture, how things are changing. I want to live in a place where I won’t be judged by my religion, where I can hold my head up high.”
Arron, meanwhile, has already taken a place to study political science at the University of California, Berkeley. Honey will use her marketing background to look for work, while Simon will pursue business opportunities in the US. He admits he is taking a chance financially, but he is so evangelical about the move that he has set up a website, http://www.emigrate-to-america.co.uk, offering advice to others on how to make the move.
“I am the fourth generation of Jew in my family to live in Britain,” he says. “Britain offered a safe haven, a chance for them to raise a family, build a home. I am eternally grateful for the refuge Britain and its government has given to the Jews. But I can’t help feeling that the future is no longer here. The grandfather of one Jewish friend said ‘It’s time to leave when you are no longer free to sit on a park bench’. I think that time is fast approaching. I’m leaving before I’m told that I have to go.”
FELIX QUIGLEY SAYS…THIS IS THE RESULT OF A DEEP SICKNESS IN THE ZIONIST CAIUSE. Are these generals in charge of the IDF youth not in control in any way? The debka report says that these soldiers were using most likely modern smartphones and it is a piece of cake for the enemy to listen in and also to use them to pinpoint their strikes. But all the time this dhimmi Netanyahu is playing up to these Antisemites in Spain and Ireland whose tropos are over there and in the pocket of Hizbullah. These IDF generals must be cleared out. But Netanyahu first!
Israel military scours Kfar Ghajar border village for Hizballah spies on a school rooftopDEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 29, 2015, 9:22 PM (IDT)IDF casualties of Hizballah attack are evacuated
The divided Alawite village of Kafr Ghajar, which stands athwart the Israeli-Syrian-Lebanese border triangle, was exhaustively searched by Israeli special forces Thursday, Jan 29, debkafile’s exclusive military sources report. The searchers were looking for evidence of spotters suspected of transmitting to Hizballah at its Mt. Dov (Shabaa Farms) outpost the day before, a description of the IDF command convoy vehicles to be targeted. Hizballah was therefore able to identity the convoy and attack it, killing two Israeli soldiers and injuring seven.
The IDF searchers by land and air focused on the roofs of village schools. From there, it is now believed, surveillance devices and spotters were perched and regularly passed information to the Hizballah position just four km to the northeast.
That is how the Hizballah attackers are assumed to have singled out the IDF command convoy of civilian pickup trucks from the traffic that normally uses the road running below their Mt. Dov outpost.
The deviation from course of one of the six Kornet anti-tank rockets Hizballah launched against the convoy aroused suspicion. The deviant rocket struck a Kafr Ghajar school building which went up in flames. There is no chance that the rocket went astray because the Kornet system is laser-guided.
IDF military analysts suggest that Hizballah bombed the school to divert attention from the presence of its collaborators in the village and the spies it had posted on the school roof.
The rubble of the burnt school is being carefully sifted through for the surveillance equipment which the rocket aimed to destroy.
Investigators find Hizballah’s use of rooftop spies in Kfar Ghajar as the only explanation for its precision in targeting two ordinary white pickups on an Israeli road from a distance of 5 km, which is at the far end of the Kornet’s effective range.
The IDF is also probing the use made by the servicemen in the convoy of civilian cell phone networks, which are known to be wide open to Iranian and Russian eavesdropping from across the border in Syria and Lebanon.
The servicemen are also being questioned about the use they made of the safe, ciphered military “Mountain Rose” communications network during their trip in the targeted convoy, and whether they used any of the popular mobile phones, on which Hizballah actively snoops.
FELIX QUIGLEY SAYS…David Icke and his spawns are spreading the lethal lies that Israel is responsable for Antisemitism. This is the same way that the German Nazis and all Antisemites blame the Jews for being Jews and thus for the Holocaust.
The following is one of many articles on the David Icke website under “Headlines” in which Icke draws heavily from the fascist and Antisemitic Iranian PressTV. It is full of Holocaust denial and Jew Hatred
It is carried nightly into Europe by the David Icke spawn Richie Allen Show and helping Icke and Allen to do this is Talk Radio Europe …but the most significant thing about this is that Talk Radio Europe is owned by British Jewish man Martin Nathan and there are many Jews working for Martin Nathan on that very radio station. I simply ask how do they do it?
How can these Jews on Talk Radio Europe (based in Marbella Spain) betray their own historical and much persecuted people so seriously and grievously?
Below is extract from this fiend David Icke:
‘A British Middle East expert believes that there is “a rising tide of anti-Israelism” around the globe due to the Israeli regime’s atrocities against the people of Palestine.
“What we are seeing in Europe today and in fact all around the world, is the rising tide of anti-Israelism which is not the same as the anti-Semitism and it is provoked by Israel’s defiance of the international law its crimes and denial of the justice of the Palestinians,” Alan Hart told Press TV on Wednesday.
His comments come against the backdrop of a new survey which suggests that nearly half of Britons hold anti-Semitic views.’
Felix Quigley says: This is a very big warning indeed and it shows that the capitalist system is preparing dictatorship but not at all in the way that the stalinist left and revisionist left are saying. Here Obama spells it out. Dictatorship is being prepared by banning those who are opponents of Islam.
This is what David icke and his spawn Richie Allen (born Waterford) are lying about. It is complete lies.
And friend of Allen Steven Ritson on Talk Radio Europe did not oppose the banning of Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer from Britain. Ritson only attacked Pamela when I raised her banning on a radio show.
It is absolutely vital to defend democratic rights but sadly these rights haver to be defended against these kinds of people.
If you cannot oppose the banning of Pamela from Britaion what are you but a friend of British Imperialism!
(from Pamela Geller)
“White House: Obama Will Fight Media To Stop Anti-Jihad Articles” Neil Munro, Daily Caller, January 13, 2015
President Barack Obama has a moral responsibility to push back on the nation’s journalism community when it is planning to publish anti-jihadi articles that might cause a jihadi attack against the nation’s defenses forces, the White House’s press secretary said Jan. 12.
“The president … will not now be shy about expressing a view or taking the steps that are necessary to try to advocate for the safety and security of our men and women in uniform” whenever journalists’ work may provoke jihadist attacks, spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters at the White House’s daily briefing. –
That is what it is all about – the killing of all Jews on the planet. Whenever anybody attacks Jews an says that Jews should be wiped off the map as Iran continually does then you must listen and take it seriously. The very bottom line in all of this, the very heart of the matter, is Jew hatred. It crops up time and time again in all kinds of situations. It has existed for 2000 plus years. But the minds of humans are diverted easily.
In short what these negotiations with Iran have done is allow them time to become a Nuclear Bomb Power. Centrifuges are for enriching uranium and it is this enriched uranium that is the material for Nuclear Bombs.
Tis says it all:
Iran’s president calls talk extension a “major victory.” D’oh.
This has been Iran’s modus operandi for years — use talks to stall and build. The gamechanging difference with Obama is that Obama has rewarded these savages with legitimacy and the removal of painful sanctions.
“Exclusive: Cornered but unbound by nuclear pact, Israel reconsiders military action against Iran,” Jerusalem Post, November 22, 2014
WASHINGTON – Historic negotiations with Iran will reach an inflection point on Monday, as world powers seek to clinch a comprehensive deal that will, to their satisfaction, end concerns over the nature of its vast, decade-old nuclear program.
But reflecting on the deal under discussion with The Jerusalem Post on the eve of the deadline, Israel has issued a stark, public warning to its allies with a clear argument: Current proposals guarantee the perpetuation of a crisis, backing Israel into a corner from which military force against Iran provides the only logical exit.
The deal on the table
World powers have presented Iran with an accord that would restrict its nuclear program for roughly ten years and cap its ability to produce fissile material for a weapon during that time to a minimum nine-month additional period, from the current three months.
Should Tehran agree, the deal may rely on Russia to convert Iran’s current uranium stockpile into fuel rods for peaceful use. The proposal would also include an inspection regime that would attempt to follow the program’s entire supply chain, from the mining of raw material to the syphoning of that material to various nuclear facilities across Iran.
Israel’s leaders believe the best of a worst-case scenario, should that deal be reached, is for inspections to go perfectly and for Iran to choose to abide by the deal for the entire decade-long period.
But “our intelligence agencies are not perfect,” an Israeli official said. “We did not know for years about Natanz and Qom. And inspection regimes are certainly not perfect. They weren’t in the case in North Korea, and it isn’t the case now – Iran’s been giving the IAEA the run around for years about its past activities.”
“What’s going to happen with that?” the official continued. “Are they going to sweep that under the rug if there’s a deal?”
On Saturday afternoon, reports from Vienna suggested the P5+1 – the US, United Kingdom, France, Russia, China and Germany – are willing to stop short of demanding full disclosure of any secret weapon work by Tehran.
Speaking to the Post, a senior US official rejected concern over limited surveillance capabilities, during or after a deal.
“If we can conclude a comprehensive agreement, we will have significantly more ability to detect covert facilities – even after its duration is over – than we do today,” the senior US official said. “After the duration of the agreement, the most intrusive inspections will continue: the Additional Protocol – which encompasses very intrusive transparency, and which Iran has already said it will implement – will continue.”
But compounding Israel’s fears, the proposal Jerusalem has seen shows that mass dismantlement of Iran’s nuclear infrastructure – including the destruction, and not the mere warehousing, of its parts – is no longer on the table in Vienna.
“Iran’s not being asked to dismantle the nuclear infrastructure,” the Israeli official said, having seen the proposal before the weekend. “Right now what they’re talking about is something very different. They’re talking about Ayatollah Khamenei allowing the P5+1 to save face.”
We Trotskyists of 4international. Very supportive of Israel. Insist that Fatah and Hamas have roots in the Antisemitism of Hitler and Hajj Amin el Husseini. Husseini a founder of the Musmim Brotherhood. Roots of “Palestinianism” lie in the Holocaust of the Jews. The Holocaust was the coming together of the Islam of the Koran and Fascism. A frightening mix which is being threatened today again on many fronts. We wish to explore those fronts…please help our work…
Peace Partner? Abbas’s Fatah Demands More Car Terror Attacks
By Ari Yashar
Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah movement, still held up as a “moderate” counterbalance to Hamas by many in the world, is actively calling for car terrorist attacks after a recent spate of three such attacks in the last two weeks.
The flurry of Fatah Facebook activity urging more attacks ramming cars into Jews was exposed and translated by Palestinian Media Watch (PMW).
After a Hamas terrorist murdered a Border Patrol officer and wounded many others with his car in Jerusalem on Wednesday, and later another Arab driver ran into three soldiers, Fatah on Thursday posted numerous cartoons and images to its page calling for more such attacks.
One cartoon was titled “the run over organization,” using a play of words on the Arabic da’es meaning “run over” and Da’esh, the Arabic acronym for Islamic State (ISIS). In the cartoon, Fatah urges “hit the gas at 199 (kmh, 125 mph – ed.) for Al-Aqsa.”
A crossed-over traffic sign reads “Al-Aqsa,” hinting at the ban on Jewish entry to the Temple Mount by the Jordanian Waqf (Islamic trust) that is in de facto control of the holiest site in Judaism.
Another Fatah post on Thursday reads simply “run over, friend, run over the foreign settler!”
Indeed numerous terrorist websites, including that of Hamas, have been touting a “car intifada” in the wake of the Wednesday attacks.
In yet another post from Wednesday, a picture of former PA Chairman Yasser Arafat shouting was subtitled “the Jews are defiling Al-Aqsa – will you not rage?”
PMW has documented how Abbas last month, just weeks before the recent series of lethal attacks, called to prevent Jews “defiling” the Temple Mount by “all means necessary,” in an uncanny echo of Arafat’s call for the 2000 Second Intifada. Abbas’s call for terror was given heavy rotation on official PA TV.
Another post on Fatah’s official Facebook page Thursday showed a man shooting an assault rifle on the ground with the words “restore your glory.”
The incessant urging of terror was not only found on Fatah’s main Facebook page; “The National Liberation Movement – Fatah” page also got into the terror action on Thursday, showing a cartoon of a car with Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) flag colors trying to ram three fleeing Jews.
The text under the cartoon reads “#Da’es (“run over” – ed.) – a new hashtag.”
“May Allah protect the heroes,” the same page wrote in another post Thursday, praising an alleged stabbing that was reported in the frequently fictitious Arab media.
“Reports of a stabbing of a Zionist security guard and taking of his weapon in North Jerusalem. May Allah protect the heroes. #Palestine_resists,” the page bragged.
The same Fatah page also on Thursday posted a short video of Arab riots on the Temple Mount, writing “and they ask why we run them over!” The convoluted logic appears to be justifying the terror attacks in recent weeks with the Arab violence on the holiest site in Judaism.
(The Daily Mail has this heart breaking story)
The Iranian woman executed for killing a man she said was trying to rape her urged her mother not to mourn in a will written shortly before her death.
Reyhaneh Jabbari, 27, was hanged at dawn on Saturday despite international outcry and a high-profile campaign within the repressive state urging authorities to stay her sentence.
In her last will and testament, the young woman said that she did not want to be buried in a grave where her mother would go to cry and suffer, nor did she want her to wear black.
‘I don’t want to rot in the soil. Please don’t cry. I love you’, she told Sholeh Pakravan. ‘I wish I could have hugged you until I died’.
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Footage today emerged of a distraught Mrs Pakravan wailing outside the gates of Rajai Shahr Prison, near Tehran, after her daughter was put to death.
She had been summoned to the site to see Jabbari for the last time on Friday and had epxressed her bitter torment and disbelief in a Facebook post earlier this week.
(Why myself and 4intenational.me are covering this report by Pamela Geller on the horrific murder of three Young Jewish men in Boston in what we believe prefigured the planned massacre in Boston)
HOW THINGS STAND ON THE LEFT TODAY:
The left is now well and truly divided into two main camps. On the one hand there are the non Marxists and real haters of Trotskyism. On the other hand there is www.4international.me and no one else!
The division is total. It has its roots deep inside of left history. The capitalist ideologues who are stupid and ignorant people know nothing of this divide.
But it is fundamental. It is a totally fundamental divide.
Leon Trotsky listened to and used the expertise of the Czarist Generals and Experts when the young workers state of Russia was forced to fight the Russian Civil War on many fronts. There was a major split inside the Bolsheviks on this but Trotsky who was in charge of the Red Army persuaded Lenin to back him.
It is the same today although in vastly different conditions. Robert Spencer, Pamela Geller, Bill Warner are real experts on Islamic Jihad. It does not imply political agreement but we on www.4international.me seek to utilise this expertise (please note those three are not the only ones). The reader will appreciate that, granted conditions have changed, it is the same thing. The analogy works very well.
The BBC and their associates who in Spain on the radio station “Talk Radio Europe” are Steven Ritson and Pippa Jones have never to my knowledge ever once breathed the name on air of Pamela Geller or any of these experts on Islam.
Ritson and Jones are not unusual in this. In fact that is the norm. I really have never heard the BBC say the name Pamela Geller and I do listen to a lot of the BBC World Service.
I insist that is the real split on the left right there. This split will grow and more people will know about it as www.4international.me grows and gains more resources.
In essence it is a philosophical issue. Pamela is pro-capitalism and we are socialist revolutionaries but that does not mean that we reject the expertise that Pamela has gained in struggle about Islam Jihad. We do not reject knowledge. We are not dogmatists. In fact we welcome greatly this amazing knowledge.
You can see why we print her article on this most serious issue, think about it, discuss it:
On September 11, 2011, devout Muslims who would go on to bomb the Boston Marathon slit the throats of three Jewish young men in Boston.
Had President Obama not scrubbed counter-terror material of jihadic doctrine and Islamic teachings, law enforcement would have recognized this Jewish slaughter on 9/11 for what it was — Islamic jihad. But it was not understood or investigated as such, leaving these savage jihadists to pursue their Boston Marathon jihad and the bombing of Bostons women and children on April 15, 2013.
“Boston bombing suspect Tsarnaev allegedly knew of brother’s role in 2011 murders,” by Holly Bailey, Yahoo News, October 11, 2014 (thanks to Kenneth)
Federal prosecutors have identified a witness prepared to testify that Boston Marathon bombings suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev knew his older brother and alleged accomplice, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, participated in 2011 triple murder outside Boston.
The disclosure was made by Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s defense team in a federal court filing late Friday, as part of a larger push by his attorneys to gain access to “discovery” evidence compiled by the federal government in its case against Tsarnaev for the April 2013 bombings which killed three and injured several hundred near the marathon’s finish line.
The Sept. 11, 2011, murders–which occurred in Waltham, Mass., a suburb of Boston–remain officially unsolved. But the murders, which were initially written off by local police as a drug deal gone bad, have become a plot point in the Boston bombings case amid evidence that Tamerlan Tsarnaev was involved. This is the first time there’s been a suggestion that his younger brother might have been aware of his alleged participation in the murders—which some have said, if solved, might have prevented the marathon attacks.
Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who was killed during a confrontation with police three days after the bombings when his brother ran over him with a car, was close friends with one of the Waltham victims: Brendan Mess, 25, a martial arts instructor who police say also dealt drugs on the side. But Tsarnaev was never questioned in the case, even though friends reportedly told police they were suspicious when he didn’t show up for Mess’s memorial service.
In May 2013, Ibragim Todashev, a boxer who was also friends with Tamerlan Tsarnaev, was shot and killed by an FBI agent who was interviewing him about the case. According to a filing by federal prosecutors last fall, Todashev had implicated himself and Tamerlan Tsarnaev in the murders before he was killed.
As recently as this spring, the investigation into the Waltham slayings appeared to be ongoing. In April, a federal grand jury looking into the murders subpoenaed Katherine Russell, Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s widow, for items that belonged to Mess. But her attorney, Amato DeLuca, said she didn’t have anything.
The Waltham case has been the subject of a back and forth between federal prosecutors and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s defense team, who have repeatedly pressed the government for months to share their evidence and information about the murders. Prosecutors have pushed back, insisting the Waltham case isn’t relevant because Tamerlan Tsarnaev is not on trial.
But Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s attorneys, who appear to be crafting a defense based around casting the older brother as a bullying mastermind of the Boston operation, renewed their push for evidence on Friday arguing the government had previously said the case was “might be relevant if Dzhokhar were aware of it.” They then pointed to a letter they received from prosecutors on Aug. 15, 2014, saying the government had a witness prepared to testify that “Dzhokhar had such an awareness.”
The developments come just days before both sides are scheduled to release their initial list of witnesses in the bombings trial, which is scheduled to take begin in January. Both sides are due in a Boston courtroom on Oct. 20 for status hearing in the case. Prosecutors have asked that Tsarnaev, who has not been seen in court since July 2013 when he was formally charged in the attacks, make an appearance, but it’s unclear if he will.
Tsarnaev has pleaded not guilty in the bombings. If convicted, he faces the death penalty.
This is the third and our final article onte murder of Alan Henning in Syria
I consider this to be something of a turning point and this murder has changed forever the consciousness of the British people especially working class towards Islam. This cannot be fully conscious as yet but things can never ever be the same again.
Of course Alan Henning was murdered by very violent Jihadists.
But although that is undeniably the case, the real murder, or can we say “murdering” of Henning took place because of non violent Jihadists.
That is those who promote Jihad in Britain, who defend Jihad in Britain, but would never be seen touching the throat slitting knife. I consider them to eb the biggst danger and in the murder of Henning the real culprits.
The charities who ran the convoy were already being investigateded and as we said one at least by the Charities Commission. They were shady!
But Henning had a very naive atitude towards Islam. He did not know. He did not understand.
I consider the responsibility for this to be not Alan but the purveyors of information in Britain.
I start with the ruling class who banned the real experts on Islam from Britain. Theresa May banned Robert Spencer and Pamela Geller both of whom have studied and written many books on Islam.
And there is a bewildering number of agencies who work to stop us understanding the nature of Islam.
I call this the soft Jihad. Those who preach the Jihad of Islam and work to promote that, but preach peace.
I place the BBC at the very top of this list.
Was Alan Henning lured from Britain on that convoy…purpose beheading?
We can not prove that. But in any case he was on that convoy because of the soft Jihad in Britain.
Alan had no way of spotting the danger.
Alan was not equipped to do that. But we on 4international are, and we will.
Today the Stalinists and the Fascist Leftists have got things so wrong again. The “Leftists who are not Marxists” have been at the forefront of the British and French bourgeois states in encouraging Muslim immigration.
The result of this immigration of Muslims is to create very dangerous situations for the native populations and including the working class.
The Muslims coming in to countries like France, Britain and America had no intention of integration. It is written down in the Koran and in the Hadiths based on the Koran that the aim of Muslims was/is to conquer the world for Islam.
That is the basis for the non-integration. The Koran and Hadiths are political documents even though religious structures are built upon these political documents. The simple peasant type of person will create their own simple religious philosophy in so far as they are able even within those horrific confines.
Karl Marx was more clear minded on this than these Leftists. Marx said about Islam that islam divided the whole world between believers of Islam and non-believers.
In other words this harsh and cruel división led straight into the Fascism of our modern epoch.
The Leftists who are not Marxists support and supported the British and French capitalist states in introducing Muslim immigration into those countries. Then they yell racist against anybody who points out the real nature of Islam.
WHY THE BANNING OF GELLER AND SPENCER WAS SO DANGEROUS
As Trotskyists we will return to this banning time and time again. There is also the arrest of Paul Weston for quoting Winston Churchill on Islam. And the whole campaigns of vilification against the EDL. These are important events.
Their banning points the way that the British and French states move towards military/police dictatorships inthose countries. (The Spanish case is similar and different at the same time. The Spanish never actually broke from Francoism)
There is a real danger of police/military dictatorship in all European countries and America is following an identical path in many respects.
Dictatorship comes this time from the deliberate encouragement of immigration especially of Muslim immigration, allied to the promotion by the state machine in all of these European countries plus America of Muslim violence on a wide scale.
There is also the strong factor of Antisemitism which is encouraged by these Muslims, and by the actions of what we will call those “Leftists who are not marxists or Trotskyists”
This Muslim violence allows the state in the form of deep and committed capitalist representatives like Theresa May to make huge inroads on basic democratic rights under cover of fighting what they call “extremism”.
The road to dictatorship is thus marked by the banning of Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer.
Muslim violemce…the Jihad! And on the very streets of Britain where the British soldier was beheaded.
Robert and Pamela were banned as they prepared to speak in Britain ont he issue of the beheading of the British soldier.
Did and does Pamela Geller support beheading, or does she support violence of any kind? Absolutely and totally not! The opposite. She highlights and opposes such Muslim violence.
In that regard Pamela is acting on the basis of the warning against Islam given by Karl Marx all those years ago. The banning of Geller and of Spencer are the steps of the British state towards dictatorship. The British state used the Muslim beheading of the British soldier to ban Geller and Spencer from entering Britain.
JNS.org – As the world awaits a decision on Scottish independence in a referendum this week, Scottish National Party leader Alex Salmond gave an interview in which he compared the terrorism of the Islamic State with the actions of the state of Israel.
Salmond was speaking to the BBC about the beheading of British aid worker David Haines by the Islamic State when he stated that “the Muslim community of Scotland isn’t responsible in any shape or form for atrocities or extremism in Iraq or elsewhere.”
“I mean, just like a few weeks ago, the Jewish community of Scotland wasn’t responsible for the policies of the State of Israel,” he said.
That is the reality of Scottish Nationalism today.
Yes we do as Trotskyists support the Independence of Scotland from Britain but not this Antisemitic Hell Hole created by Salmond
We are in a new situation in the world.
It was not an accident that George Bush Junior allied himself totally with the centre of the Jihad (Iran) when he saw it as his mission to attack and destroy the great enemy of the Jihad (Iran) who was Saddam Hussein.
NOBODY HAS EXPLAINED
Nobody has ever explained was why Bush was so besotted with removing Saddam. Of course the cover is that he wished for parliamentary democracy everywhere. But that is just a cover. He was inexperienced like Obama, but not entirely stupid. He must have known of the enmity between the Baathists and the Mullahs. It is a mystery.
It was this that removed the floodgates to the Islamic Jihad and the awful sufferings of minorities (including women) at the hands of Islam
Britain is now at the point of breaking up whether Salmond wins today or not.
BRITAIN AND SCOTLAND BOTH AT CENTRE OF JIHAD
But … Britain has been at the centre of the advancement of the Jihad. It has joined Jihadists in destroying Yugoslavia and waged wars on Mubarak, Gadhafi, Ben Ali, Gaghbo (who is also in the Hague with many Serbs), Assad.
Britain is also up to its old warfare against Russia. One thing is certain it is no longer united. The Windsors especially this latest monarch did not even have the guts to fight for her “United Kingdom”. What a spineless creature!
In all of these wars the Scottish nationalists have been behind the British Governments on the side of the Jihad. This is the new factor that needs to be included.
Salmond (above)deliberately placed ISIS in the same category as Israel in his speech to a group called “The Islamic League”. There is a horrible you tube video of this horrific little toady speaking to these soft Jihadists in Scotland.
In this Salmond is not one bit different to any of the European leaders and to the US Establishment as a whole also, with a few Congress representatives exceptions
So we have the old story and more of the same. Salmond and his Scottish nationalists promise to crack down on “Antisemitism” but he is clearly in word (above) and practice supporting Hamas and Fatah as the “Resistance”
Salmond and the Scottish nationalists are out of this same Israel hating milieu as George Galloway.
Thus if you are a Jew living in Scotland today you are not facing a history of Scots assisting Jews, but a present where Israel is continually attacked, placing Jews in Scotland in more and more danger of physical attack (Pogrom)
And the future under capitalism is Jihad and more Jihad, and where a truncated England becomes Sharia, a miserable Scotland becomes Sharia, and Ireland becomes Sharia.
That is not the future a Trotskyist would fight for
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