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What's new at Links: Venezuela, Peterloo, US healthcare, Woodstock, Arabic, Pakistan, Kanaky, sustainability, Vietnam, Clinton & Africa

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    What s new at Links: Venezuela, Peterloo, US healthcare, Woodstock, Arabic, Pakistan, Kanaky, sustainability, Vietnam, Clinton & Africa * * * Subscribe free to
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 17, 2009
      What's new at Links: Venezuela, Peterloo, US healthcare, Woodstock,
      Arabic, Pakistan, Kanaky, sustainability, Vietnam, Clinton & Africa

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      Green Left Weekly -- Support people's power media!
      <http://links.org.au/node/1202>

      Green Left Weekly is a people's power alternative media project. It is
      Australia's leading socialist publication, with unmatched international
      analysis. The internet gives it a global reach, but unfortunately that
      doesn't pay the bills! Many of its readers and writers are brought
      together from many corners of the world. The level or support and
      respect that Green Left Weekly has generated over the years was on show
      with the many messages of congratulations it received during the
      celebrations of the paper's 800th issue. Please help write for,
      distribute and support it!

      * Read more <http://links.org.au/node/1202>


      Venezuela: Socialist party prepares for 'transition to socialism';
      PSUV discussion document <http://links.org.au/node/1197>

      By Federico Fuentes, Caracas
      August 8, 2009 -- On August 1, United Socialist Party of Venezuela
      (PSUV) members across the country participated in 1556 local assemblies
      to discuss the reorganisation of the party's base into local
      ``patrols''. This push to strengthen revolutionary organising comes at a
      time when attacks on Venezuela's revolutionary process revolution "from
      outside and within have intensified", Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez,
      also president of the PSUV, said on August 4. After his re-election in
      the December 2006 presidential elections, Chavez issued a call to build
      a "new party... from the base" and at the service "of the people and the
      revolution, at the service of socialism".

      * Read more <http://links.org.au/node/1197>


      Win a trip to Venezuela! Drawn on August 30, 2009
      <http://links.org.au/node/971>

      Win a trip to Venezuela!

      ...and strengthen the solidarity movement with Venezuela's revolution

      * Enter here <http://links.org.au/node/971>


      The 1819 `Peterloo' massacre: class struggle in the Industrial
      Revolution <http://links.org.au/node/1206>

      By Graham Milner
      August 16, 2009 -- The Industrial Revolution began in England, and the
      emergence of the industrial working class brought to the fore a new
      social and political force in world history. The bloody events of 190
      years ago, on August 16, 1819, when a mass workers' protest in
      Manchester demanding political reform and labour rights was broken up by
      the army, with considerable loss of life, stand out as a stark warning
      to socialist activists everywhere that the ruling classes will react
      with violence and terror when their power and privileges are challenged.

      * Read more <http://links.org.au/node/1206>


      United States: Industry-backed opponents of healthcare reform react
      with racism, violence <http://links.org.au/node/1205>

      By Don Fitz
      August 14, 2009 -- St. Louis -- Did you hear about the town hall meeting
      in St. Louis on August 6, where union thugs attacked a black
      conservative and sent him to the hospital with multiple injuries? Well,
      it didn't happen exactly like that. In fact, events were the opposite of
      what talk show hosts Rush Limbaugh and Bill O'Reilly broadcast and what
      the corporate media relayed across the US.

      * Read more <http://links.org.au/node/1205>


      Woodstock 40 years ago: Country Joe McDonald's and Jimi Hendrix's
      antiwar classics <http://links.org.au/node/1204>

      40 years ago -- from August 15 to August 18, 1969 -- hundreds of
      thousands of young people gathered for three days of ``peace, love and
      music''. In the midst of the mass movement against the Vietnam War and
      the youth radicalisation it unleashed, oppostion to US imperialism's
      slaughter in Vietnam was personified by the performances of Country Joe
      McDonald's ``Feel Like I'm Fixin' to Die' Rag'' and Jimi Hendrix's
      searing anti-patriotic ``Star-Spangled banner'' (below, press ``Read
      more'' to watch).

      * Read more <http://links.org.au/node/1204>


      The Flame, August 2009 -- Green Left Weekly's Arabic-language
      supplement <http://links.org.au/node/1203>

      With the help of Socialist Alliance members in the growing Sudanese
      community in Australia, Green Left Weekly -- Australia's leading
      socialist newspaper -- is publishing a regular Arabic language
      supplement. The Flame covers news from the Arabic-speaking world as well
      as news and issues from within Australia.

      * Read more <http://links.org.au/node/1203>


      Pakistan: Why was Tariq Mehmood was arrested? Demand his release!
      <http://links.org.au/node/1201>

      By Farooq Tariq
      On August 9, 2009, Tariq Mehmood, a human rights activists and general
      secretary of the Labour Party Pakistan (LPP) in the Toba Tek Singh
      district issued a press release to the journalists in Toba Tek Singh. He
      alleged that eight Christian women were raped by Muslim fanatics in an
      attack on Korian village in Gojra Tehsil on July 28 attack. He also
      alleged that 40 women are still missing and no clue is yet found about
      their whereabouts. He condemned this atrocious and horrific act and
      demanded the government to probe the case. More than 60 houses were
      burnt by fanatics in the village on the accusation of blasphemy. This
      act led to another attack on Gojra Christian community and nine people
      were burnt alive.

      * Read more <http://links.org.au/node/1201>


      Australia: ABC TV's `Foreign Correspondent' program censors
      Venezuela's majority <http://links.org.au/node/1200>

      By the Australia-Venezuela Solidarity Network
      August 12, 2009 -- The Australian Broadcasting Corporation's Foreign
      Correspondent current affairs TV program screened on August 11, titled
      "Hugo Chavez: Total Control" did nothing to shore up the ABC's
      reputation for well-informed, accurate reporting. Eric Campbell's report
      from Venezuela was riddled with inaccuracies, half-truths and
      transparent biases that need to be corrected.

      * Read more <http://links.org.au/node/1200>


      Petition: Appeal for the immediate release of USTKE trade unionists
      in Kanaky <http://links.org.au/node/1199>

      August 12, 2009 -- On August 6, a general strike in Kanaky (or the
      French overseas territory of New Caledonia) was called off after an
      accord between the trade union confederation USTKE (Federation of Unions
      of Kanak Workers and the Exploited) and Air Caledonia was finally signed
      by the airline. The signing of the accord, which had been negotiated on
      June 11, put an end to 10 days of demonstrations, roadblocks and violent
      confrontations with police, motivated as much by a desire for
      independence and decolonisation, as by the issue of industrial justice.

      * Read more <http://links.org.au/node/1199>


      Sustainability: utopian and scientific <http://links.org.au/node/1198>

      By Mark Burton
      To make the move to a sustainable future where people are no longer
      threatened by an ecological catastrophe will require a number of things
      -- above all a strong and broad movement with effective and intelligent
      leadership and an accurate understanding of the current problems and how
      they can be overcome. Sadly, only some parts of this constellation of
      forces are in place today.

      * Read more <http://links.org.au/node/1198>


      Vietnam: Chemical companies, US authorities knew the dangers of
      Agent Orange <http://links.org.au/node/1195>

      By Jon Dillingham
      August 10, 2009, was the first Orange Day organised in Vietnam -- not
      only to be remembered by victims of Agent Orange but to mark Vietnam's
      common pain. Those responsible for exposing Vietnamese citizens and US
      troops to toxic defoliants kept silent about known health implications,
      a review of documents finds.

      * Read more <http://links.org.au/node/1195>


      Hillary Clinton in Africa: Promoting US corporate and military
      interests <http://links.org.au/node/1194>

      By Firoze Manji
      August 6, 2009 -- International media attention is focused on the August
      3-14 visit of the US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, to seven
      countries in Africa. Judging by the behaviour of representatives of many
      African governments, there are great expectations that this visit --
      following so closely after US President Barack Obama's two earlier
      visits to Egypt and Ghana this year -- holds out vast hope for Africa.
      But what is the significance of Clinton's visit? Does it really hold out
      hope for Africa? There are three dimensions to this visit: The African
      Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA); oil and natural resource
      exploitation; and security.

      * Read more <http://links.org.au/node/1194>

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      international left who are opposed to neoliberal economic and social
      policies. It aims to promote the renewal of the socialist movement in
      the wake of the collapse of the bureaucratic model of "actually existing
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