Vishnu Ramakrishnan | 1 Aug 20:03 2010
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Some Basic Aspects of Humans' Relations to Nature

Some Basic Aspects of Humans' Relations to Nature

(Vishnu Ramakrishnan is the co-founder of Indigenous School of
Thought. It is a people's social enterprise founded by eminent
revolutionaries and social workers aiming at upgrading indigenous
intellectual discourses to the level of international realm. It is
aiming at discussing, discoursing, upgrading, documenting and
publishing different streams of thought.)

What can be seen in nature are somewhat patterned motions, not random or unruly mix-ups. It is not possible
to understand or ascertain nature in its whole, because humans are one of the least constituents, and are
not equipped physically and intellectually for such a job. But in class societies when one small section
tries to dominate intellectually over the majority they demonstrate themselves as the monopolistic
representatives of overall understanding of nature. Hundreds of bourgeois intellectuals and
scientists   are being produced by this ridiculous and shameful system. Most of the scientists belong to
such a fraudulent species that they never disclose the simple linkage and methodology derived out of
ordinary experience which guided them to reach the logical complexities of their contributions; this
they do to dominate their intellectual superiority over ordinary people and the existing intellectual
substratum. 

The substratum of a class society is normally associated to some sorts of generalized categories like
nationality, religion, race etc. The development of bourgeois intellectuals and intellectualism are
also related to these categories. Bourgeoisies are basically exploiters; unless they snatch they do
have nothing. Since they are in the job of snatching they are robbers, and it is not possible to develop any
sorts of intellectualism by themselves. They share the loot to feed certain sections and develop some
sorts of coole intellectuals and intellectualism. In this mess-up these cooles, and times even the
bourgeoisie themselves, pose as the monopolistic representatives of knowledge. This is being the
normal scene of all class societies. In these courses of development and conflict a set of understanding
emerges as a system of knowledge. In this context, bourgeoisie try to solve all the contradictions which
they encounter through this system of knowledge. It stays as an instrumental mechanism of bourgeois
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ayub mohammed | 1 Aug 21:17 2010
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Replacing the corporate like polity by revolutionary people in India is a historic need of hour to control three economies of Indian society for the poor and depressed classes of India.

Dear Moderator,

 

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"[C]apital comes dripping from head to foot, from every pore, with blood and dirt."
--Marx, Capital, Vol. 1, Chapter 31

ayub mohammed | 1 Aug 21:26 2010
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Replacing the corporate like polity by revolutionary people in India is a historic need of hour to control three economies of Indian society for the poor and depressed classes of India.

http://www.articlesbase.com/politics-articles/replacing-the-corporate-like-polity-by-revolutionary-people-in-india-is-a-historic-need-of-hour-to-control-three-economies-of-indian-society-2942599.html

 

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"[C]apital comes dripping from head to foot, from every pore, with blood and dirt."
--Marx, Capital, Vol. 1, Chapter 31

Steve Cooke | 2 Aug 14:08 2010
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www.cpgb.org.uk

Weekly Worker 828 - Thursday July 29 2010

The latest edition of the Weekly Worker is available online at
http://www.cpgb.org.uk/edition.php?issue_id=828

In this issue:

LOCALIST SEPARATISM CAN ONLY PRODUCE CRAZY CONFUSION
Mike Macnair reports on the latest attempt to create a national
grouping to the left of Labour

LETTERS
Religious rights; Against freedom; Here’s an idea; White rights; Big
Co-op; Nazi EDL; Double-think;

PEASANT SOCIALISM AND THE PERSISTENCE OF POLYTHEISM
Jack Conrad continues his survey of Ancient Israel in Supplement II

REHABILITATION FAILURE SHOWS FAILURE OF WHOLE PRISON SYSTEM
Jon Venables has been sent back inside for two years. He was never
given a serious chance of a normal life on the outside, reports Eddie
Ford

WHY DON’T YOU CALL YOURSELVES SOMETHING DIFFERENT?
Maciej Zurowski reports on some interesting exchanges at the 1234 music festival

COALITION THREATENS LIB DEMS WITH OBLIVION
The ‘Brokeback’ speech by David Davis casts light on the possible
demise of the Liberal Democrats in the 2015 general election, argues
James Turley

IAN TOMLINSON’S DEATH CAUSED BY POLICE KETTLING
Outrage over non-prosecution of PC Harwood puts establishment on the
defensive, notes Jim Gilbert

LIQUID RESEARCH
David Douglass reviews Mike Pentelow and Peter Arkell’s ‘A pub crawl
through history: the ultimate boozers’ Who’s who’ Janus, 2010, pp368,
£16.99

LEARNING RUSSIAN
Continuing our series marking the 90th anniversary of the founding of
the Communist Party of Great Britain, Mark Fischer looks at how the
second Russian Revolution was assessed by ‘The Call’

A TIRELESS INTERNATIONALIST
Chris Strafford looks at the role of Albert Inkpin in the formation of
the Communist Party of Great Britain

BP, LIBYA AND THE NATIONAL INTEREST
Peter Manson looks at the furore over the release of the ‘Lockerbie bomber’

HALFWAY MARK
Howard Roak calls for a really good week for the SO campaign

A PDF version of the paper can be downloaded at
http://www.cpgb.org.uk/pdf/ww828.pdf

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"[C]apital comes dripping from head to foot, from every pore, with blood and dirt."
--Marx, Capital, Vol. 1, Chapter 31

Vishnu Ramakrishnan | 3 Aug 07:02 2010
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1.1 Some Basic Aspects of Humans’ Relations to Nature

1.1 Some Basic Aspects of Humans' Relations to Nature

(Vishnu Ramakrishnan is the co-founder of Indigenous School of
Thought. It is a people's social enterprise founded by eminent
revolutionaries and social workers aiming at upgrading indigenous
intellectual discourses to the level of international realm. It is
aiming at discussing, discoursing, upgrading, documenting and
publishing different streams of thought.)

What can be seen in nature are somewhat patterned motions, not random or unruly mix-ups. It is not possible
to understand or ascertain nature in its whole, because humans are one of the least constituents, and are
not equipped physically and intellectually for such a job. But in class societies when one small section
tries to dominate intellectually over the majority they demonstrate themselves as the monopolistic
representatives of overall understanding of nature. Hundreds of bourgeois intellectuals and
scientists   are being produced by this ridiculous and shameful system. Most of the scientists belong to
such a fraudulent species that they never disclose the simple linkage and methodology derived out of
ordinary experience which guided them to reach the logical complexities of their contributions; they
deliberately keep this secret to dominate their intellectual superiority over ordinary people and the
existing intellectual substratum. 

The substratum of a class society is normally associated to some sorts of generalized categories like
nationality, religion, race etc. The development of bourgeois intellectuals and intellectualism are
also related to these categories. Bourgeoisies are basically exploiters; unless they snatch they do
have nothing. Since they are in the job of snatching they are robbers, and it is not possible to develop any
sorts of intellectualism by themselves. They share the loot to feed certain sections and develop some
sorts of coole intellectuals and intellectualism. In this mess-up these cooles, and times even the
bourgeoisie themselves, pose as the monopolistic representatives of knowledge. This is being the
normal scene of all class societies. In these courses of development and conflict a set of understanding
emerges as a system of knowledge. In this context, bourgeoisie try to solve all the contradictions which
they encounter through this system of knowledge. It stays as an instrumental mechanism of bourgeois
intellectual production as far as bourgeoisie is able to feed these cooles.

Hitherto such developments of knowledge systems are the product of class societies. So, most of such
knowledge systems, class aspects—aspects of exploitation of both nature and humans—are the basic
aspects. This makes the basic orientation of any class knowledge system as synthetic and misleading
regardless of its complexities. 

Impacts and repercussions, and its interrelations are the basics of change. When humans intervene in
nature and change the natural aspects of impacts, repercussions, and its interrelations based on
synthetic mode of translations—counter posing nature against humans and vice versa, spirit and
religion, centre staging humans among natural constituents, speculative logical systems like
philosophy and physical science as knowledge of nature, etc. such innumerable areas based on blunt
logic, generalization and intellectual freeplay of these—it affects the natural developments of
cycles, and thus lives and surroundings.  

As such it is not possible to develop an absolute knowledge system because both external and internal
environments are in constant cyclic motion state. So, as time moves on, knowledge systems and knowledge
will be qualitatively replaced. 

In a class society, in such a changing scenario, the development of knowledge based on human's relation to
nature is absolutely prohibited; in spite of  that the dynamic ride as a changing system through class
contradictions makes any knowledge system as  relative, relative to the aspects of class exploitation.
So, western systems, like most of the other systems, are racial and class oriented. They are based on
synthetic hypotheses like generalization, logical freeplay, and absolute concepts.     

Intellect and morphology of humans have developed as part of food gathering and survival in response to
ever changing physical surroundings based on impact and repercussions and subsequent interrelated
changes of internal and external environments. It can be generally concluded that these developments
are part of a cyclic process, but still it is not possible to comprehend all the cycles responsible for such
developments, and most of the smaller cycles as well as larger ones are unknown. Humans could only able to
grasp certain cycles in between these larger and smaller cycles. The known basic functions of an organism
are survival, food gathering and consumption, and reproduction. Development of morphology is
hierarchically ordered—morphology of organelles to organism, and even more micro level to macro level
and its interrelations to natural environments, and vice versa. Based on the prevailing human
knowledge, external and internal factors are mutually depending on impact and repercussion, and its
interrelations on developmental process. But regarding humans, rather uniformity of their physical
development reveals that the whole process is part of a particular cyclic stage. Changes are cyclic in
nature, if these change—the development of humans inside this nature, both as individual and
species—are cyclic process, and then it also has to undergo growth and decay stages. Therefore no static
stage is prevailing in human's physical developments. All the stages are the part of motion cycles,
neither the successor nor the predecessor stage repeats as such as in anywhere of the stages. The present
stage, like all other stages, is delicately interwoven with the external surroundings. If this is true,
then humans or any living things, as individual and species, the predecessor and successor generations
vary from the present generation. The variations can be either towards growth, or decay depends on the
stage of the cycle. 

Every motion in this nature is cyclic, and no cycle repeats as such as again. There are larger cycles and
smaller cycles; smaller cycles are part of larger cycles, or hierarchically ordered. Motion decides the
assembly of an entity. If the nature of motion is cyclic, then the lifespan—another motion of upper order
hierarchy—is also cyclic. So, as such there is no absolute existence, as for as human's knowledge is
concerned, possible in this nature. Existence of an entity has innumerable relations to its
surroundings. No human mind or epistemological apparatus could be able to comprehend an entity in its
absolute relations, and this is applicable even for a dust particle or any least entity in this nature.
Human's relations to nature are related to his physical survival and food gathering. So, it is possible
for humans to develop certain methodological understandings to these activities. These are purely
physical developments, might have developed over his journey since his arrival in this nature due to
interactive relations between internal and external environments. When humans interfere in other
areas of nature, other than food gathering and survival, he uses copies of these methodologies. Except
this, humans could produce nothing in this nature. He could eat food, sex and survive; nothing more is
possible for him in his natural relations. This is the outright limitation of humans, he never will be able
to overcome this natural aspects. Once this understanding is grasped, instead of god or spirit, heaven,
or other absolute concepts which no way can exist in nature independently, it is possible to understand
one's own importance in nature surroundings and societies. Based on this `nature thought' no aspects of
speculation and mysticism hold valid. 

Most of the war leaderships in America consist of diseased older people. They are waiting their coffin.
Along with them or before their demise they may force to `sacrifice' innumerable lives of young
generations who have not yet seen this world. Why this diseased and older people who already enjoyed the
`pleasure' of life takes the life of the young ones. It is known that, regardless of the presence or absence
of these old killers the world never will be the same again. Still, these killers want to stop the motion of
lives and nature by living in speculative and mystic reality. Little understanding on `nature thought'
will help these generations to reject these racist and supremacist thugs uncompromisingly. But the
academic education system molded out of lies infecting generations with fantasy. So the soldiers are in a
synthetic environment believing that they are fighting for their country or their race. 

Race, nationality, religion, caste, etc. are generalized logical abstractions which are used to
organize loyal fighting forces in all areas for enslavement and exploitation of humans and `resources'
by bourgeoisie in modern class societies. Generalization abstraction removes interconnections of
entities from its physical surroundings and makes it as a logical object. This logical object is simple
ideas has no relation to natural existence. Therefore race, religion, caste, etc. are logical objects of
generalized abstractions which do not have any objective validity. How it is possible for a small group to
fight for a whole race or religion? But they pretended to be doing so and make manipulative demonstrations
in every area of social sphere. These arrangements, whatever may be the context, absolutely based on
deliberate manipulation of lies. Each and every area of intellectual, scientific and social spheres
these aspects are obviously visible. 

How races are evolved in this nature is a difficult question. It is a deep relation between nature and
humans. There is no definite answer possible to this question. But speculative answers are possible.
Those answers are not absolute, they change when either the knowledge system or understanding of man
changes. Such speculative answers through conventional research—paper culture—are not knowledge.
That is simple compilation of different logical aspects with no inter linkage to the surroundings.
Fundamentally such questions cannot be answered. Some factors of surroundings like climatic
conditions, physical situation, food habit, etc. might have influenced the formation of races, one can
talk generally. However, the external situations and its interrelations to humans, out of which these
races being brought out, cannot be ascertained, because, humans do not have any such capability to do such
things. 

Racism is a part of the system of exploitation. Racism does not mean share of loot for all the members of the
race. Exploitation normally works as a system. Any system of exploitation creates conflicts with nature
and society, because it is fundamentally antinature in content. Religion, racial thought,
nationality, caste, etc. are the identity concepts being used by the exploiters to organize one section
against other for the purpose maintaining the setup of exploitation of both nature and humans. The system
of exploitation will not be able to withstand without these identity concepts. The concepts of racism in a
systematic form—definitely with variation due to circumstantial impacts—have been integrating
into western exploitation system since its emergence as a concept of social system. It is not a linear
process, definitely there are deviations to different sides, and eventually it is consolidating in the
form of white racism due to the limitations of the circumstances the system of exploitation is facing.
Probably this is the last stage of their survival; either social upheavals or civilizational wars
between the oppressed and oppressor bring down all the logical system in this world through a long process
of revolution. Positively that will put end to all wars and exploitation systems. Definitely it would be
coordinated attempts extending to generations through complex social and natural understandings.  

Take some prominent war criminals like Bush, Obama, Sarkzoy and Putin. These people are responsible for
killing thousands and thousands of people. These criminals are not intellectuals, they are basically
politicians. What politics is? A class society can exist only based on lies, because it has to exploit
fellow humans and nature surroundings. The exploiter classes never admit that they are exploiting.
Therefore they have to depend on lies. State is a social instrumental mechanism of exploitation.
Politics is related to state and power. Therefore politics means lies. These people, how skillfully they
are maneuvering election campaigns with full of lies! If they kill few thousands of people that cannot be
considered based on their knowledge or understandings, but on their skill in lies. These people are
nothing more than a piece of meat, no human feelings in the least corner of their mind. Then, consider the
soldiers who are fighting the war, say, Americans. Will they get second life in this earth? No, life is only
once. They are filled with identity concepts like race, religion, nationally, etc. simply to make them
ready to kill others. In the course this developments they also get killed. Will these identity concepts
or any physical realities stay as such as in this world? The answer is no…Then what is the meaning of the
life of these soldiers; if they agree or not they are the victims of activities of these ruthless lairs.
Other than war can't they find any other way to fill their stomach? How could we able to enrich fellow
humans? Is it possible to do with in the capitalism? It demands a pound of flesh of fellow humans. Is it
possible to do with in any religion? It still demands the same, a glass of blood. It is possible neither with
racism nor with casteism too. All these are degraded aspects of human's attitudes. Fellow humans are
natural surroundings where lives are being enriched. Enrichment of fellow humans is possible not by
conquest, exploitation or enslavement but through knowledge synthesis based on life experiences.
Hegemony, the most antinature aspects of class-knowledge system has no role over here. So, it is the time
for resurrection, resurrection against all antinature aspects of social life. Bourgeois democracy
represents only the bourgeoisies, the oppressor classes, it never represents the exploited.   

Vishnu Ramakrishnan

Founders of the School are:

Sr. Cecily Plathottam SCJM
Pratap Guptan
Sheomangal Siddhantkar
Stanislaus
Dr R Sugathan
Suresh George
Vijayanathan
Vilas Sonawane
Vishnu Ramakrishnan

The Aims of the School are:

Upgrade the thought areas of the oppressed to international realm.
Create civilizational aspects of egalitarianism.
Place human content in social life.
Derive and develop nature-science as the science of development of
human societies.
Derive and develop a comprehensive and systematic outlook of
egalitarian societies based on heterogeneity and harmony with nature.
Derive methodological outlook to analyze the existing class-knowledge
systems and thought areas.
Develop a systematic education system for the oppressed classes in
India.

The basic subjects under the purview of the school are:

Logical vs. Phenomenological Interpretation
Marxist vs. Relativistic Interpretation
Thought: Formal Assembly vs. Evolution in Social Practice
Importance of Methodological Analysis of the Existing Class Knowledge
System
State: Nation-state vs. Racial-state
Logic vs. Phenomenology
Nature-Science vs. Physical-Science

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"[C]apital comes dripping from head to foot, from every pore, with blood and dirt."
--Marx, Capital, Vol. 1, Chapter 31

Hunter Gray | 4 Aug 16:24 2010

Fw: History

This is a forward from David McReynolds.  Hopefully, these photos will make it through.  Best, Hunter
 
 
----- Original Message -----
Cc: john
Sent: Wednesday, August 04, 2010 12:31 AM
Subject: History

John,
 
These are such horrendous and impressive photos, taken before the war had touched Germany. I'm thinking
of which list to send them to and I think I'll send them to the EdgeLeft list, which has not heard from me in a
while.
 
How hard it is, still, to realize the world (and the Germans) let these people come to power (Hitler came
to power with significant backing from Wall Street, and the support of part of the British Royal Family).
 
These photos show events before  the tens of millions had died, and the cities of Europe reduce to ruin.
 
Looking at the vast events in Nuremburg, I remember being taken on a tour of those concrete bleachers
by a young German pacifist when I was in that city.  All was empty and silent, only those bleachers remained.
 
David
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, August 03, 2010 3:38 PM
Subject: History




 Subject: Remarkable Reich photos

 
 
These pictures were taken by a Life photographer between 1939 and
1940 in Berlin   and were lost for over 50 years because the American
photographer disappeared at the beginning of the war, along with his Rolliflex camera.
Shown here are the originals (Used at that time in the production
of magazines). The majority are 6" X 9". They were found by a nurse
in a Berlin hospital   , who kept them put away during all these  years..
After her death her daughter returned them to the current editors, who
retain the copyrights to Life magazine, which has not been
published since the early '70s.







 


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"[C]apital comes dripping from head to foot, from every pore, with blood and dirt."
--Marx, Capital, Vol. 1, Chapter 31

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Hunter Gray | 4 Aug 21:54 2010

Labor Note

For Redbadbear -- with copies elsewhere:

The following is from some recent and very friendly CCDS bio material on myself.  [I am a member of CCDS.]  The portion  here, which in essence has been placed before RBB by me in the past, focuses on the failure of the labor movement in the U.S. to connect, meaningfully and in enduring fashion, with the civil rights movement -- in such a fashion that both would benefit enormously.  Much of the civil rights movement was open to this.  Labor was inhibited, in the instance I cite here by fiscal concerns but in some other instances by a kind of innate tactical/strategic conservatism.  In the end, Labor missed that train.

At this moment in history, organized labor in this country is at a very low point.  In my opinion, it should be spending much less on legislative matters and much more on direct grassroots organizing.  In the latter context, the central thrust of the proposal I presented to Packinghouse 44 years ago still makes good sense:  funding organizers, most of them from the grassroots -- and organizing multi-issue broadbased community organizations made up of people of the "fewest alternatives". Those grassroots organizations would embrace labor unionism as one of the key dimensions.  Thoughts?  [H]

_________________

In the 1960's, radical activist Hunter Gray, attempted to enlist Ralph Helstein, Charles Hayes and especially Jesse Prosten to help finance "civil rights" activists in the South.[2 

In April, 1966, with the Civil Rights Movement having now substantially opened up much of the South, I met at Chicago with Ralph Helstein, President of United Packinghouse Workers and Vice-President Charles Hayes and Director of Organization Jesse Prosten. Packinghouse, of course, although AFL-CIO, was certainly anything except a business union. Its leaders were essentially radicals. I carried a complex but clear and direct proposal from the Deep South that Jesse -- a friend -- strongly supported: that Packinghouse would fund a number of proven civil rights organizers in Mississippi and the Carolinas who would focus on broad community grassroots organization. And those new, broad organizations would both stimulate new, interracial unionism in those Southern settings and would provide significantly tangible community support for union organizing and eventual strike actions. In the end, although Jesse -- Director of Organization -- continued to support the proposal with the greatest vigour, Packinghouse backed away. Again --money, more than anything else.
HUNTER GRAY [HUNTER BEAR/JOHN R SALTER JR] Mi'kmaq /St. Francis
Abenaki/St. Regis Mohawk
Protected by Na´shdo´i´ba´i´
and Ohkwari'
 
Our Hunterbear website is now more than ten years old.
It contains a vast amount of social justice material -- including
grassroots activist organizing. Check out http://hunterbear.org/directory.htm
 
See Outlaw Trail: The Native as Organizer:
http://hunterbear.org/outlaw_trail1.htm
[Included in Visions & Voices: Native American Activism [2009]
 
And See: Hunter Bear's Movement Life Interview:
http://hunterbear.org/HUNTER%20BEAR%20INTERVIEW%20CRMV.htm
 
See: Jackson, Mississippi:  An American Chronicle of Struggle and Schism:
The 50th Anniversary of the Jackson Movement is Coming in 2013.
 http://hunterbear.org/jackson.htm


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"[C]apital comes dripping from head to foot, from every pore, with blood and dirt."
--Marx, Capital, Vol. 1, Chapter 31

Steve Cooke | 5 Aug 22:55 2010
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www.cpgb.org.uk

Weekly Worker 829 - Thursday August 05 2010

The latest edition of the Weekly Worker is now available on the CPGB
website at http://www.cpgb.org.uk/edition.php?issue_id=829

In this week’s issue:

ROYALIST NATIONALISM, OPPOSITION PROPHETS, AND THE IMPACT OF EXILE AND RETURN
Jack Conrad concludes his survey of Ancient Israel (supplement III)

LETTERS
Screwed up; Laws and rights; Sexist cliché; I give up; Permanent war;
Cruel violations; Trojan horse; Vote Ed; Christian plea;

COAL AND CLAUSEWITZ
Lawrence Parker reviews Nina Fishman's ‘Arthur Horner: a political
biography’ (Vol 1 1894-1944; Vol 2 1944-68), Lawrence and Wishart,
2010, pp608, £22.50 each

OFFICIAL: GAZA IS A PRISON CAMP
Tony Greenstein sees a Palestinian David versus an Israeli Goliath

HOLY WATER CONSECRATES CAMERON’S BIG SOCIETY
The coalition government’s programme of cuts has in effect been
blessed by a whole range of Christian denominations and groups,
reports Eddie Ford

HANDS OFF RUSSIA!
Further episodes from our history : 1918-1919

A CLASS ACT
Chris Strafford looks at the life of Tom Mann and the pre-war
struggles that helped lay the basis for the founding of the CPGB

FREEDOM TO CHOOSE EMANCIPATION AND DRESS
To force a woman to remove her veil is just as subjugating as forcing
her to cover up. Peter Manson replies to left and right criticisms

OPEN THE BOOKS - END STATE SECRECY
Wikileaks tip of iceberg, writes James Turley

A GRAND A DAY
Howard Roak insists it's still not too late to contribute to the
Summer Offensive

A PDF version of the paper can be downloaded at
http://www.cpgb.org.uk/pdf/ww829.pdf

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"[C]apital comes dripping from head to foot, from every pore, with blood and dirt."
--Marx, Capital, Vol. 1, Chapter 31

Hunter Gray | 6 Aug 01:48 2010

Damn good news for wolves and wolf people

The Obama administration, via Ken Salazar, removed Federal protection for Idaho and Montana gray wolves last year. A wolf hunt occurred over several months in each state.  The de-listing has now been reversed and protection restored.  Damn good news!

[In another Idaho news note, two moderate earthquakes occurred close together and west of us [we are at Pocatello]  near Jackson, Wyoming -- not really far from here.  We keep our earthquake insurance very current.]

H

Gray Wolf Protection Reinstated  [This bulletin on all Idaho media this evening, August 5 2010]

HELENA, Mont. — A federal judge has ordered endangered species protections reinstated for the gray wolf in Montana and Idaho.

The federal government last year removed protections for wolves in those two states but not Wyoming. U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy says in his ruling Thursday the government's decision was a political solution and does not comply with the federal Endangered Species Act.

Molloy says the entire Rocky Mountain wolf population must be either listed or removed as an endangered species, but the protections can't be separated by state.



Read more: http://www.idahostatesman.com/2010/08/05/1293430/judge-orders-protections-reinstated.html?storylink=mirelated#ixzz0vmGi01Q2
 
HUNTER GRAY [HUNTER BEAR/JOHN R SALTER JR] Mi'kmaq /St. Francis
Abenaki/St. Regis Mohawk
Protected by Na´shdo´i´ba´i´
and Ohkwari'
 
Our Hunterbear website is now more than ten years old.
It contains a vast amount of social justice material -- including
grassroots activist organizing. Check out http://hunterbear.org/directory.htm
 
See Outlaw Trail: The Native as Organizer:
http://hunterbear.org/outlaw_trail1.htm
[Included in Visions & Voices: Native American Activism [2009]
 
And See: Hunter Bear's Movement Life Interview:
http://hunterbear.org/HUNTER%20BEAR%20INTERVIEW%20CRMV.htm
 
See: Jackson, Mississippi:  An American Chronicle of Struggle and Schism:
The 50th Anniversary of the Jackson Movement is Coming in 2013.
 http://hunterbear.org/jackson.htm


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"[C]apital comes dripping from head to foot, from every pore, with blood and dirt."
--Marx, Capital, Vol. 1, Chapter 31

ayub mohammed | 6 Aug 19:42 2010
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Fw: 45 years ago



--- On Fri, 6/8/10, Congressman John Lewis <info <at> barackobama.com> wrote:

From: Congressman John Lewis <info <at> barackobama.com>
Subject: 45 years ago
To: mdayyub <at> yahoo.co.uk
Date: Friday, 6 August, 2010, 8:12 PM

Friend --

On March 7th, 1965, 600 of us lined up to walk from Selma to Montgomery, to march for voting rights.

When we tried to cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge over the Alabama River, we were met by state troopers. They attacked us with tear gas, bullwhips, and nightsticks.

It became known as Bloody Sunday, and the national outcry over the brutality that day led to the enactment, exactly 45 years ago today, of the Voting Rights Act.

The progress we've made since then is remarkable.

But the expansion of voting rights for millions did not happen overni ght. It was the product of a continued struggle, by many people, over many years.

And just as change did not come easily then, it does not come easily now.

Discrimination still exists in America -- its effects can be as harmful as they were decades ago. And we can always become a better, more just society.

Two years ago, this movement -- led by Barack Obama -- brought millions of people into the political process for the first time.

I'm told that many of you are working hard now to get as many as possible of those folks -- and others from across the country who are with us in these fights -- to the polls this year.

It's an important effort, and the legacy of the fight for the Voting Rights Act is that it is not only our right to vote, and to help others do so -- it is our duty.

Can I count on you to h elp out between now and the elections in November?

When I was a child, I tasted the bitter fruits of racial discrimination -- and I did not like it.

That was what spurred me to act. In those early days, we sacrificed our very selves for our rights as Americans. But we never gave up.

And now barriers that kept an entire people from full participation in this country have been removed.

No longer are people who look like me met with violence when we register to vote.

No longer is the idea that an African American could become president just a dream.

We live in a better world, a better country.

But our work is not complete. We cannot wait for someone else to make change.

We must all do it. You must do it. I must do it.

Please sign up to help millions more vote:

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Thank you,

Congressman John Lewis




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