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2003 01

US and English Planes Bomb Iraq!

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US and English Planes Bomb Iraq!

US and English Planes Bomb Iraq! March 20, 2003 Statement Against US Aggression and the Tactics of German Imperialism in the Middle East Fight the US Imperialist Aggression against Iraq! After months long buildup of more than 250,000 soldiers, on March 20, 2003 the USA, th biggest and strongest imperialist big power, together with English imperialism, began to bomb Iraq, thereby setting in motion its gigantic murderous military machine for its occupation. The war against Iraq started by US and British imperialism is a reactionary, criminal war for the security and expansion of their political, economic and strategic interests. The other major imperialist powers are also there in pursuit of their very own interests of profit and power. This war, which brings still more horrific suffering to the working and exploited masses of Iraqi peoples, must be condemned and fought without any ifs and buts as an imperialist aggression. The focus of the protest directed against the barbaric murders by means of imperialist bombing has absolutely nothing to do with sympathy for the murderous regime of Saddam Hussein. This thoroughly reactionary regime has been created by the system of imperialism. This war, in fact, marks a decisive point, a new stage in the intensification of the international situation, bringing dramatic results and effects for the entire world. That the various imperialist powers, above alt the major powers, have found themselves in such disagreement about this war is an expression of their immensely intensified struggle for supremacy in this region and throughout the world. At . . . → Read More: US and English Planes Bomb Iraq!

2002 04

Attacks, Cruelties, Assassinations, Murder: Nazi-Terror!

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Attacks, Cruelties, Assassinations, Murder: Nazi-Terror!

Attacks, Cruelties, Assassinations, Murder: Nazi-Terror! “İn recent months the situation for all people threatened by Nazi-terror has intensified. At least three murders and countless assaults perpetrated by Nazis have occurred. Simultaneously the danger that this Nazi-terror is being only “marginally” registered has heightened. This is due not only to the sucess of disinformation and manipulation of the bourgeois media that attempt to nip all resistance in the bud. This is due not only to the repression of anti-nazi activists by German imperialism and the protection of these Nazis by its police. We ourselves are partly to blame, too: it is also due to the creeping poison of “growing accustomed” to the daily Nazi-terror and propaganda, to insufficient networking of anti-Nazi struggles and insufficient readiness to struggle. ” Nazi Murder of Marinus Schoberl In the Bulletin the events surrounding the murder of Marinus Schoberl at the hands of three Nazis (who The December/January 2002-03 leaflet: were known to the neighbourhood and indeed had been recently charged with Nazi crimes) in Potzlow (Brandenburg) are described. The cover-up tactics of the politicians and media are also denounced here, when they claim that no “marked rightist scene” is to be found in Potzlow – this despite the fact that since July 144 Nazi crimes are known to have been committed in this region. The Bulletin concludes with the charge: “It is clear that against the increasing Nazi-terror we must do a more and better job of both enlightening and fighting. Only militant resistance and an offensive struggle against . . . → Read More: Attacks, Cruelties, Assassinations, Murder: Nazi-Terror!

2002 03

The Dilemma of the Union Dependent Strike Movement:

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The Dilemma of the Union Dependent Strike Movement:

The Dilemma of the Union Dependent Strike Movement: The Construction Workers’ Strike of June 2002 “From June 17-26, 2002 approximately 32,000 construction workers from about 2800 work sites went on strike (for the first time since 1945) for better working conditions and pay increases across Germany. As important and necessary as these first experiences of struggle are for many of these workers, the first in decades, this strike nevertheless shows the dilemma of struggles that come under the control of the DGB (Federation of German Unions) leadership and its apparatus. First of all the strike is mobilized for insufficient demands (4.5% for all workers who get union wages). After this, the strike is strangled when only half the demands are implemented, indeed, a great success is claimed. This process was pre-programmed to bring about the demoralization and resignation even of the struggling colleagues. Secondly, what is shown with this strike is how through the state-supporting and chauvinistic policies of the union leadership, the reactionary bond of the mass of workers to German imperialism is forced forward and cemented into place. Because in the foreground among them is it ‘equal pay for equal work’. But in reality their chauvinist policies are directed at the workers who are most exploited and most deprived from their rights: those from other countries who are forced to live and work here without papers. ” The Bulletin next reports on the course of the strike and emphasizes the solidarity of workers from various countries who refused to work as scabs. . . . → Read More: The Dilemma of the Union Dependent Strike Movement:

2002 02

Learn about the hard Fighting workers of South Korea and support their struggle in word and deed!

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Learn about the hard Fighting workers of South Korea and support their struggle in word and deed!

Learn about the hard Fighting workers of South Korea and support their struggle in word and deed! The bourgeois media announce thai the imperialist power holders have control over everything and that in the end ali resistance against their rule is futile. In aider to make this false notion appear plausible they attempt to silence all real struggles against imperialism on an international level, relegating important struggles and movements such as those in South Korea and Nepal and others, to marginal notes, distorting the very character of these movements and so on. Ami-racist protest actions, anti-Nazi struggles and even protest actions in German plants have for the most part been silenced. (…) For years the really fighting and partly militant movement of Korean workers has struggled and among their actions, four exemplary instances are briefly described. Despite great répression by the reactionary state apparatus, such as brutal beatings at the hands of ihe poiice as vvdJ as arrests and prosecutions, ihe workers, partly together with the help and support of students and farmers, have carried out strikes and factory occupations. Support the armed liberation struggle in Nepal against feudal reaction and imperialist subjugation! Since 1996 an armed struggle for liberation has been taking place in Nepal. “The vast, mostly inaccessible mountainous regions of rural Nepal have served as the base far the armed struggle.. Here. the. majority of the populace is comprised of vety poor and landless peasants who have little property worth mentioning. Yei even the bourgeois media have since, had to admit . . . → Read More: Learn about the hard Fighting workers of South Korea and support their struggle in word and deed!

2002 01

The Continuing Struggles of the Exploited and Oppressed in Argentina show the progressive powers of the entire world:

As it is now, it will not remain!

The Continuing Struggles of the Exploited and Oppressed in Argentina show the progressive powers of the entire world:

The Continuing Struggles of the Exploited and Oppressed in Argentina show the progressive powers of the entire world: As it is now, it will not remain! ’7/7 the middle of December the struggles of the exploited and oppressed in Argentina once again flamed up with great violence. The militantly led demonstrations were primarily economic struggles against the in creasing deterioration of living conditions. Demonstrations and abundant procurements of food, especially in the suburbs of Buenos Aires, spread over the entire country and de veloped into powerful demonstrations, strikes, militant street fighting and finally in to a regular reolt. The fights, developed spontaneously in view of the increasing impoverishment of great masses of working people, were increasing-ly directed not only against the continuing misery, not only against a specific government, but also against the imperial masters of the reactiona ry Argentine state, imperial finance capital and the ruling classes of Argentina itself Neither through terror, parliamentary ma noeuvers nor loud ‘anti-imperialist ‘ sounding phrases mouthed by the representatives of the exploiting classes in Argentina, none of these in the long run will be enough to settle the dissatisfaction of the masses of exploited and working people in Argentina. Because the struggles in Argentina show: ‘As it is now, it will not remain! ‘ Within the framework of the imperialist system there is no solution for the exploited and oppressed! ” The bulletin next describes in detail the course of the struggles. In addition to a special section with the title “Basic Facts about Argentina” which . . . → Read More: The Continuing Struggles of the Exploited and Oppressed in Argentina show the progressive powers of the entire world:

2001 04

In Light of the American-British bombardment of Afghanistan and the resolution of the German parliament to insert German army forces into and around Afghanistan

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In Light of the American-British bombardment of Afghanistan and the resolution of the German parliament to insert German army forces into and around Afghanistan

The October/November Bulletin of “Gegen die Strömung” discusses the war policies of German imperialism against Afghanistan at! 6 theses. Because summarizing the content of these theses presents the danger of them being misunderstood, they are here printed in full. The October/November Bulletin of “Gegen die Strömung” had the title; In Light of the American-British bombardment of Afghanistan and the resolution of the German parliament to insert German army forces into and around Afghanistan: Fight the War Policies of German Imperialism!

After weeks long flood of propaganda, the German imperialists have officially resolved to allow the Bundeswehr to become part of the international war forces and have already begun to send troops abroad. The German War minister was “empowered” to lei wage war thousands of German military forces far beyond the hounds of the “NATO region” to all conceivable parts of the world, from parts of Asia to the Saudi peninsula and Northeast Africa as well as the bordering maritime regions. In fact this move is without parallels in Germany since 1945, but it represents another step further down the decades long path of German imperialism, militarism and revanchism, in what is now the third attempt at achieving its worldwide imperialist goals. Our position on this matter is clear: although the imperialist aggression is still primarily conducted by US-American and English imperialism, it is our task, as a communist force in Germany, politically and ideologically to fight first and foremost against ‘our own ‘, that is, German imperialism. The Bundeswehr being at war action takes . . . → Read More: In Light of the American-British bombardment of Afghanistan and the resolution of the German parliament to insert German army forces into and around Afghanistan

2001 03

A Contribution to the Analysis of Classes in Germany:Revolutionary Perspectives in the countryside?

In the introduction of the leaflet it was said among other things:

A Contribution to the Analysis of Classes in Germany:Revolutionary Perspectives in the countryside?

A Contribution to the Analysis of Classes in Germany:Revolutionary Perspectives in the countryside? In the introduction of the leaflet it was said among other things: “…Because building socialism and then communism is impossible without overthro wing the bourgeoisie, smashing the bourgeois state apparatus in a civil war, and establishing the dictatorship of the pro letariat over all reactionaries, communist fo ree s in an imperial ist co unity Iike Germany must themselves be clear that such a civil war cannot be won and the dic tatorship of the proletariat established wi thout winning the sympathy and even sup port of sectors of the exploited working people of the countryside. At the very least, certain strata in the countryside should re main neutral. To be able to distinguish between friend and enemy in the countryside, it is necessa ry to know exactly the working-, living andclass relations there… ” 1. Five reasons why, without confronting the situation and tasks in the countryside, there can be no preparation for the victory of the socialist revolution. “First: Whoever really wants to fight for the destruction of German imperialism in the proletarian revolution and for a radical break with all exploitative relations, must concern themselves with the question of what effects this radical break with life relations will bring internationally and domestically. Second: The complicated situation of the working people in the countryside is tightly bound lo the opposition between city and country … Third: … The Communist party must not abandon the masses of rural working people . . . → Read More: A Contribution to the Analysis of Classes in Germany:Revolutionary Perspectives in the countryside?

2001 02

Drive forward in the long term communist work in the enterprises!

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Drive forward in the long term communist work in the enterprises!

Drive forward in the long term communist work in the enterprises! “On the first of May, the struggle day of the working class, since more than J 50 years a que stion imposes itself with growing intensity, name ly, whether there is an alternative to the profit based system of capitalism, to exploitation and to the private ownership of factories and the means of production generally. Today, the goal of com munism is being ridiculed as “utopian ” by many. The possibility of a victory over capital by means of the dictatorial repression of the bourgeoisie and ali reactionaries by the majority of the wor kers in order to abolish the exploitation of man by man is being dismissed as a chimera. For the com munist forces of today, it is clear that to stick to these goals does not only mean to denounce and unmask the crimes of the capitalist system and not only to elaborate the perspective of socialism and communism as realistically as possible, but also to lead a hard, systematic long-term struggle in order to win a solid majority in the enterprises for the struggle for the preparation and execution of the socialist revolution. But the struggle to win over the majority of the working class means to begin and continue the struggle for the creation of communist cells in the enterprises in a systematic and methodical manner.” In the section “On the large enterprises in the system of capitalist-imperialist Germany”, the leaflet expounds the fact (among other facts) that . . . → Read More: Drive forward in the long term communist work in the enterprises!

2001 01

"One experience made time and again in the anti-Nazi struggle is the following: all forms of really committed struggle against the Nazis are immediately confronted wit

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"One experience made time and again in the anti-Nazi struggle is the following: all forms of really committed struggle against the Nazis are immediately confronted wit

“One experience made time and again in the anti-Nazi struggle is the following: all forms of really committed struggle against the Nazis are immediately confronted with the state apparatus. The state apparatus always stands right in the way of the opponents of the Nazis, encircles, arrests and terrorises them and even criminalises whole organisations and networks of resistance against the Nazi-fascists… It is exactly this com prehensive and systematic character of state ter ror that leads us to conclude: the creeping fasci sm organised by the state is the most important dimension of today’s reactionary terror, and the struggle against the Nazis can be successful only on the condition that it is combined with the struggle against the creeping fascism of the state, aform of fascism that is directed primarily against the refugees and the democratic and revolutio nary forces. We have to discuss how it is possible for us to combine the struggle against the Nazis and the creeping fascism of the state into a unitary demo cratic struggle against German imperialism. For this, it is not only necessary to have a clear idea of the co-operation between the Nazis and the German state, but it is equally important to cor rectly assess the present extent of the creeping fascism of the state, as well as the prospects that it will get even worse. In short: we have to know our enemies really well in order to be able to fight them effectively!” m Murderous governmental deportation terror against refugees The ever worsening . . . → Read More: "One experience made time and again in the anti-Nazi struggle is the following: all forms of really committed struggle against the Nazis are immediately confronted wit

2000 04

10 years of "German The Nazi Terror from Hoyerswerda to Düsseldorf "Under the slogan of the 'reunification of the German nation

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10 years of "German The Nazi Terror from Hoyerswerda to Düsseldorf "Under the slogan of the 'reunification of the German nation

The German imperialists have fanned the flames of a nationalistic-chauvinistic pogrom atmosphere unheard of during the last decades, culminating in the terror in Hoyerswerda and Rostock, Mölln and Solingen, Magdeburg, Lübeck and Düsseldorf. The chauvinist and racist hate campaign, the assaults against and murders of people the Nazis call ‘un-German’ have accelerated massively since that time and have become daily routine. It is of decisive importance to evaluate the advance of the Nazi movement in close connection with the politics and propaganda of the state and of the politicians of German imperialism as a whole. The latter has, after 10 years of German unity, once again manifested its role as an imperialist big power, not only in civil, but also in military terms, especially by its participation in the imperialist aggression against Yugoslavia. Also by the methods the German imperialists used to carry through the annexation of the GDR, they demonstrated the enormous potential of German nationalism and chauvinism they are able to mobilise in a relatively short period of time, even right inside supposedly ‘left-progressive’ circles. The unmasking of the connection between the deportation terror of the state, the Nazi terror, the protection of the Nazis by the police and the courts, hate campaigns by the politicians and the media against refugees, Roma etc. is important to develop, against the habituation to these damned German conditions and in unswerving solidarity with all victims of the Nazi terror and the repression by the state – given the background of the mounting aggressiveness of German . . . → Read More: 10 years of "German The Nazi Terror from Hoyerswerda to Düsseldorf "Under the slogan of the 'reunification of the German nation

2000 03

The Working Men Have No Country!

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The Working Men Have No Country!

The Working Men Have No Country! The Working Men Have No Country!” “Since the nationalist ‘reunification frenzy German chauvinism has been more and more promoted internally and towards the exterior in order to tie an ever stronger bond between the workers and the rest of the working people on one side and the imperialist bourgeoisie which finds itself in an increasing imperialist ri valry to US-imperialism and other imperialist big powers – on the other. With the slogan ‘Working men of all coun tries, unite!’ the historical birth document of scientific communism, the ‘Manifesto of the Communist Party’ already formulated a decla ration of war to nationalism in every form, a de claration that is of enormous significance, especially for us in Germany today. Marx and Engels knew very well that one of the most important manoeuvres of the bourgeoisie to prevent the proletariat from revolution was the appeal to the theme of the ‘Fatherland’ and of ‘patriotism’. Marx and Engels noted: ‘The Communists are further reproached with desi ring to abolish countries and nationality. ‘ The answer that Marx and Engels gave to this demagogic bourgeois reproach in 1848 has been discussed time and again during the histo ry of the communist world movement and is still a red rag to opportunists and nationalists. ” ■ “… We cannot take from them what they have not got ” For one thing, this answer by Marx and Engels makes clear that with its appeal to patriotism, the bourgeoisie tries to obscure the decisive point: . . . → Read More: The Working Men Have No Country!

2000 02

Arms exports as an essential trait of German imperialism ''German Weapons, German Money, Take Part in Murder All Over the World!"

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Arms exports as an essential trait of German imperialism ''German Weapons, German Money, Take Part in Murder All Over the World!"

Arms exports as an essential trait of German imperialism ”German Weapons, German Money, Take Part in Murder All Over the World!” In its introduction, the leaflet says; “The number 1 theme of the last months, the corruption by means of so-called ‘black accounts’ that are available to German politicians from their various bribery deals points quite clearly to one of the great festering sores of the imperialist system: the arms exports. … Arms exports – especially the legal ones, but of course also the illegal ones – are an essential trait of German imperialism, one of the indictments against German imperialism. All the political parties in the service of German imperialism sup port and legitimise these exports and are, from a moral point of view, on a level with war criminals and war-mongers – just as the whole system of imperialism is a system run by war criminals and war-mongers. The imperialist war preparation and war mongering through armament is one of the irrefutable proofs for the necessity of the proletarian revolution against German imperialism…” □ Death is a master from Germany Using ex-Yugoslavia, Turkey, Indonesia, Nigeria, Iran and Iraq as examples, the leaflet goes on with a detailed description of the warmongering of German imperialism and of the arms exports of the arms factories that have been supplying reactionary and fascist regimes ail over the world for decades, in closest cooperation with its politicians, state officials and Bundeswehr (German army) officers. □ Arms exports of German imperialism struggle against liberation movements of the . . . → Read More: Arms exports as an essential trait of German imperialism ''German Weapons, German Money, Take Part in Murder All Over the World!"

2000 01

What Do tiie Militant Mass Struggles in Ecuador Show?

In the introduction is said:

What Do tiie Militant Mass Struggles in Ecuador Show?

What Do tiie Militant Mass Struggles in Ecuador Show? In the introduction is said: “For several weeks, the workers, peasants and students of Ecuador carried out on a huge scale very courageous and partly militant actions of protest, strike and resistance against the regime in Ecuador. On January 21, they even succeeded in occupying the parliament building and the government palace in the capital Quito for several hours, despite state of emergency and military blockade. Meanwhile, the fighters have retreated in order to discuss, to evaluate experiences and to gain new strength. The events of the past few weeks display that in Ecuador the struggle of the Indige nous and Afro-Ecuadorian population against national oppression and discrimina tion combine with the anti-imperialist struggle against the oppression and exploi tation by the imperialist countries (in Ecua dor, especially against US imperialism), and with the social class struggle of the workers and peasants against the local reaction dependent on imperialism. The mass strug gles in Ecuador show once again that the imperialists only appear to have everything under control, that behind this façade, there is seething unrest time and again because the imperialist system is unable to solve its contradictions on its own. They show that, because of the accelerating exploitation and oppression, the wretched of the earth will time and again rise in powerful struggles until the destruction of the criminal imperia list world system. ” • The struggles of the workers and peasants in Ecuador – an encouragement for the revolutionary workers and peasants . . . → Read More: What Do tiie Militant Mass Struggles in Ecuador Show?

1992 1999

Hazis are doing the work of the CDU/SPD/FDP/the Greens, who have long proclaimend a policy of "deterrence": POGROMS!

In October 1991

Hazis are doing the work of the CDU/SPD/FDP/the Greens, who have long proclaimend a policy of "deterrence": POGROMS!

Hazis are doing the work of the CDU/SPD/FDP/the Greens, who have long proclaimend a policy of “deterrence”: POGROMS! In October 1991 “Gegen die Strömung” published the leaflet: The leaflet was distributed in many Ksst Geraan cities (Frankfurt, Goettingen, Cologne, Stuttgart; and begins with a list of Eurders fat İeast 15} carried cu: By nee-Karis since ìececàer 1390. as well as attempted carders and poaroa-lifce attacks since Septeacer !\ 139!. The leaflet began: “After state organs, media and all political parties in Bonn propagated a policy of “containment by deterrence” against asylum seekers, neo-Nazi forces in the FRG made arson attacks on over 100 asylum-seeker housing facilities in the last few weeks.” Sut in the town of Hoyerswerda i: wasn’t just that a new level of terror was reached in the scope of ila:: actions: “For the first time, with the approval of the most reactionary portion of the populace, public housing facilities of asylum seekers and male and female workers from other countries were openly attacked by Nazi murder gangs for five days long. . .That can only truly be described by the word pogrom.” Other central points of the paper are:

* Police on the side of the Nazis! Hot oniy because they hat demonstrations cf anti-ííazi forces with brutal violence, it is also important to see that “…the German police daily deport entire families of asylum seekers without the least scruple – often directly into the torture cells of fascist secret police in countries like Ghana, Turkey, India, etc.” * Fiçht state . . . → Read More: Hazis are doing the work of the CDU/SPD/FDP/the Greens, who have long proclaimend a policy of "deterrence": POGROMS!

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