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What's new at Links: Nepal; financial crisis; Cuba; Venezuela; Zimbabwe; climate change; Marx; Pakistan; Colombia; South Africa; Peter Camejo

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      Nepal: Prachanda in New York -- A Maoist vision for a new Nepal

      `A Maoist Vision for a New Nepal' -- MP3 recordings of a talk by Nepal's
      Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal (Prachanda), followed by questions and
      answers, presented to the India China Institute of New School
      University, New York City, on September 26, 2008.

      * Listen & Read more <http://links.org.au/node/652>

      Wall Street crisis: Poor to bail out the rich again

      By Peter Boyle

      September 26, 2008 -- "Rich people got it good in this country", said
      African-American comedian Wanda Sykes on the September 24 Tonight Show
      with Jay Leno. "We refuse to let them not be rich. Think about it. Broke
      people are about to bailout rich people. This is what is going on." "And
      they want no oversight. $700 billion dollars and no oversight! No
      oversight? Why should we? I want receipts dammit! What do you mean no
      oversight? Because, oh, you're so good with the other money?"
      "This is the biggest piece of garbage ever. You know what? It's welfare
      for the rich...
      "It's going to cost every taxpayer $7000. You got the guy there busting
      his gut working two jobs and barely making $12,000 a year and he's got
      to cough up something so some Wall Street guy can keep his swimming
      pool. Man, that's garbage!"

      * Read more <http://links.org.au/node/650>

      Venezuela's revolutionary youth: `Socialist youth will be guarantors
      of the deepening of the revolution' <http://links.org.au/node/648>

      [Below is the political declaration of the founding congress of the
      United Socialist Party of Venezuela Youth, JPSUV, held on September
      11-13, 2008. Translated by Federico Fuentes and Kiraz Janicke.

      * Read more <http://links.org.au/node/648>

      Chronicle of an injustice: Summary of the case of the Cuban Five (+
      video) <http://links.org.au/node/646>

      By Leonard Weinglass, attorney for the defence
      September 23, 2008 -- After decades of enduring attacks within Cuba's
      own borders (acts of arson, sabotage, assassinations and the use of
      biological weapons) perpetrated by anti-Cuban terrorist groups based in
      southern Florida that enjoy the support and consent of the US
      government, and after the United States repeatedly refused to implement
      measures to prevent such attacks, a group of unarmed men travelled from
      Cuba to the United States to monitor the activities of mercenary groups
      responsible for those attacks and organisations that support them and to
      warn Cuba of their aggressive intentions.

      * Read more <http://links.org.au/node/646>

      Cuba: `A world without hunger is possible ... A just world is
      possible' <http://links.org.au/node/651>

      By José Ramón Machado Ventura, vice-president of Cuba, speaking on
      behalf of the Non-Aligned Movement, at the 63rd session of the United
      Nations General Assembly.

      * Read more <http://links.org.au/node/651>

      Zimbabwe: Elite deal does not resolve underlying crisis -- Aluta
      continua! <http://links.org.au/node/647>

      By Munyaradzi Gwisai, International Socialist Organisation of Zimbabwe
      September 23, 2008 -- In our last update, in the July issue of Socialist
      Worker, we reaffirmed our long-held position of the likelihood" of an
      elite political settlement between the ruling party and opposition
      around a Western-supported full neoliberal economic program", given the
      domination of all the political parties by bourgeois elites who are
      fearful of political implosions from the collapsing economy and the rank
      opportunism of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leadership. The
      deal signed by the leaderships of the Zimbabwe African National
      Union-Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF) and the MDC in September substantially
      confirmed our fears. We look at the deal and what it means for working

      * Read more <http://links.org.au/node/647>

      Cuba: Climate change, disaster and collectivism

      By Susana Hurlich
      September 17, 2008 -- Havana -- The TV coverage here in Cuba on the
      impact of hurricanes Gustav and Ike is very instructive, not just in
      showing clearly the extent of damage, but in giving a sense of the
      feelings and spirit of the people through many, many different
      testimonies. I notice that in much of the reporting outside the country,
      there's not much commentary on this aspect, which is as important -- if
      not more so in the long run -- as the statistics on damage.

      * Read more <http://links.org.au/node/644>

      The importance of Marx, 150 years after the Grundrisse

      A conversation between Eric Hobsbawm and Marcello Musto. Posted at Links
      International Journal of Socialist Renewal with the permission of
      Marcello Musto.

      * Read more <http://links.org.au/node/643>

      Colombia: Open letter by Liliana Obando/Carta publica de Liliana
      Obando <http://links.org.au/node/642>

      September 20, 2008 -- AAn open letter to the national and international
      community sent by imprisoned Colombian trade unionist and human rights
      campaigner Liliana Obando.

      * Read more <http://links.org.au/node/642>

      Venezuela: Chavez's 26 decrees -- US, opposition lies debunked

      By Venezuela's Ministry of Communication and Information, translated by
      Tamara Pearson
      September 23, 2008 -- Venezuelanalysis -- The following is a translation
      of a document produced by the Venezuela's Ministry for Communication and
      Information. It is a summary of the content of the 26 laws passed by the
      Venezuelan executive and also seeks to debunk some of the myths spread
      by the right-wing opposition. The actual laws are 30-60 pages each, so
      it is an accessible way to learn what they are. The Venezuelan
      government is distributing this summary across Venezuela.

      * Read more <http://links.org.au/node/641>

      South Africa: Dennis Brutus on Thabo Mbeki's fall and Jacob Zuma

      From Democracy Now!
      September 23, 2008 -- In South Africa, the deputy leader of the African
      National Congress has been chosen to serve as interim president
      following the resignation of South African President Thabo Mbeki. Mbeki
      resigned on Sunday over allegations of interference in a corruption case
      against political rival and current ANC party president Jacob Zuma. We
      speak to South African poet and activist Dennis Brutus.

      * Read more <http://links.org.au/node/640>

      Peter Camejo remembered: tributes from the left

      Below are number left tributes to Peter Camejo, who died on September
      13: from Green Left Weekly (Australia); Ralph Nader, US presidential
      candidate; veteran US socialist Barry Sheppard; Socialist Worker (USA)
      and Louis Proyect, moderator of the Marxism List (USA).

      * Read more <http://links.org.au/node/639>

      Target Pakistan: Washington's next war has already started

      By Farooq Sulehria

      September 17, 2008 -- Washington's next war is already on the go. It is
      as yet undeclared. However, it is not unapproved. ``Classified orders'',
      according to September 11 New York Times, were passed by President Bush
      last July. And surprise of surprises! The target is not ``axis of
      evil''-fame Iran. It is Washington's close ally in the ``war on
      terror'', Pakistan.

      * Read more <http://links.org.au/node/638>

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