Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Just Like Nixon Donald Trump Appears to think he his above the Law

Is America Experiencing A Fast Moving Coup ?

Democracy and Class Struggle says the above video is correct as identifying Bannon is flying ballons and testing limits in his Proto Fascism transitioning to full Fascism.

By not focusing  on right wing militia's and people like the the white Trump supporter in Canada who massacred six muslims at prayer - real security threats are being ignored and need urgently to be addressed.

Canada : Alexandre Bissonnette Canadian Trump Supporter charged with six counts of murder

Media reports paint him as a Trump-supporting misogynist.

Police have charged Laval University student Alexandre Bissonnette with six counts of first-degree murder in relation to the Quebec City mosque shooting.

Bissonnette, 27, was arrested after Sunday night's terrorist attack at Centre Culturel Islamique de Québec that left six men dead and another 19 injured, including two who remain hospitalized in serious condition.

He has also been charged with five counts of attempted murder.

The names of the dead have been released by the Quebec coroner's office:

Mamadou Tanou Barry, 42
Abdelkrim Hassane, 41
Khaled Belkacemi, 60
Aboubaker Thabti, 44
Azzeddine Soufiane, 57
Ibrahima Barry, 39

According to multiple media outlets, investigators searched Bissonnette's home in Cap-Rouge today.

He reportedly called police on himself and was arrested on Île d'Orléans Bridge, about 12 miles from where the shooting took place.

SOURCE: https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/quebec-terror-suspect-alexandre-bissonnette-chared-with-six-counts-of-murder?utm_content=inf_11_3687_2&utm_source=wildhair&utm_campaign=fijifrost&tse_id=INF_ca2b16c0e74511e6a03c354c456e1db2

Russia: Trump's 'Muslim Ban' is a Cruel and Unjust Exercise in Collective Punishment says article in Russian Magazine Sputnik

Democracy and Class Struggle welcomes this article in Sputnik which says the Muslim Ban' is a Cruel and Unjust Exercise in Collective Punishment .

We link to the article here - it is well argued apart from dismissing the question of Fascism and proto Fascism as hyperbole around Trump and Bannon.

We have a series of articles here on Russia and Trump which will provide more background.

Putin and Trump Wither Russian/US relations ?


Russia says it has no illusions about Trump ?


RT : Be careful what you wish for ?


Russian Euphoria about Trump coming to an end ?


The Political Uses of Russophobia


Dmitry Medvedev joins rational realists


Trump's Politics accelerates the degeneration of the English Language into euphemisms and metaphors to cauterize conscience

Democracy and Class Struggle has found Trump's supporters sensitive  to naming what they stand for and do - they prefer euphemisms and metaphors to hide their vile political aims.

We see this clearly in Spicer's Press Conferences and Trump Talking Heads on Fox.

This road has been taken before in Germany with German Language and it is time to remember it.

The debasement of language and the traducing of the psyche, dependent as it is upon the organ of speech, is a process observable in varying degrees in all western language.

The case of the German language is only an example of more so...one notes in advanced capitalist societies that the command of nuanced and subtle language in public discourse has all but disappeared.

 "What allowed...the degeneration of German speech, over the length of a half century, from the rich, imbricated, responsible pursuit of truth into the garbled, vulgarized German authorized and distributed by the Nazi press, Nazi literature, and official bureaucratic speech  ? "

The debasement of language, the stripping of its shading and moral intensity began in the West long before Hitler and continues after he is gone.

It will help us to explain a kind of cauterization of conscience by the use of metaphor and euphemism;

To understand that in official Nazi language the extermination of Jews was precisely that-- the disinfectant of lice, the burning of garbage, the incineration of trash, and hence language never had to say exactly what acts its words commanded: kill, burn, murder that old Jew, that middle-aged Jew, that child Jew"

 Source : Cohen, Arthur, The Tremendum, (Continuuum 1993). An extremely bitter interpretation of the Holocaust in history, from a Jewish theological perspective.
Cohen, pp. 7-8.

“In the Bannon repertoire, no metaphor is too direct,” wrote Joshua Green for Business Week. “His films are peppered with footage of lions attacking helpless gazelles, seedlings bursting from the ground into glorious bloom.

Bannon is White House Chief Strategist for Trump on the National Security Council - need we say more !



Trump's Enabling Act US Style : Enabling Act was Gesetz zur Behebung der Not von Volk und Reich ("Law to Remedy the Distress of People and Reich")

Democracy and Class Struggle says Donald Trump's excessive use of the executive powers to enact laws without the involvement of the Congress is reminiscent of the use by Hitler to concentrate power in the Enabling Act when it by passed the Reichstag.

The Gesetz zur Behebung der Not von Volk und Reich the Enabling Act in Nazi Germany is being applied by Trump in American specific conditions to the applause of his Steve Bannon racist power base.

The formal name of the Enabling Act was Gesetz zur Behebung der Not von Volk und Reich ("Law to Remedy the Distress of People and Reich").

Unless a US Judicial legal challenge is immediate with arrest of Donald Trump the transition to Fascism has began with US held hostage by the Bannon Group complete with nuclear codes

    Calculating my next move - Muslim Registry - Donald J Trump

Fascist Trump Does Not Care what the Courts Say - Crisis in USA Deepens

Democracy and Class Struggle says we are seeing what we have been forecasting for the last year the rise of Proto - Fascism - with Trump ignoring Federal Law - we also see National Security Council being subverted by Bannon the neo fascist ideologist in chief  - with careful manipulation of language by Sean Spicer not to name what they are doing but using euphemisms.

Democracy and Class Struggle has always seen's Trump's Populism as a building block in Fascism not an end in itself.

Trump should be arrested for contempt of Federal Court if this descent into barbarism in USA is to be halted.

USA: Trump fires acting Attorney General Sally Yates after she refuses to comply with Executive Order requiring Immigrant Ban

Monday, January 30, 2017

Steve Bannon on NSC unprecedented and dangerous and stupid says Colonel Larry Wilkerson

Fools, Cowards and Idiots driving the world to a very dangerous place

Trump debunked : Former CIA Deputy Director Says Travel Ban will make "America Less Safe"

Democracy and Class Struggle says neo fascist Steve Bannon is operating as a separate group within White House - his racist paws are all over this executive action - it is a warning of more to come unless he is restrained.

There is a serious Bannon problem in the Trump Administration that can only create further crisis.

War with the US under Donald Trump is “not just a slogan” and becoming a “practical reality”, a senior Chinese military official has said report by Will Worley

War with the US under Donald Trump is “not just a slogan” and becoming a “practical reality”, a senior Chinese military official has said.

The remarks were published on the People’s Liberation Army website, apparently in response to the aggressive rhetoric towards China from America's new administration.

They communicated a view from inside the Central Military Commission, which has overall authority of China’s armed forces.

Quoted in the South China Morning Post, the official from the Commission’s Defence Mobilisation Department wrote: “A war ‘within the president’s term’ or ‘war breaking out tonight’ are not just slogans, they are becoming a practical reality.”

The official also called for military deployments in the tense South and East China Seas and for a missile defence system to guard the Korean peninsula, another regional hotspot, the Post reported.

The US should also reconsider its strategy in the Asia-Pacific region, the official wrote.

Mr Trump and members of his administration have consistently voiced a hard line against China. Mr Trump has branded the country a “currency manipulator” and accusing the country of underhand trading and economic tactics.

But more significantly in security terms, Mr Trump has also ignored the US’s longstanding ‘One China’ policy, publicly engaging with the President of Taiwan, Tsai Ing-wen, in a move that was hugely antagonising for Beijing.

China strongly regards Taiwan as part of its territory and the US has tacitly respected this for decades, but Mr Trump signalled a departure from this policy.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has also advocated a US naval blockade of artificial Chinese islands in the South China Sea – which Beijing could interpret as an act of war.

Further suggestions China is preparing for conflict emerged this week, with unconfirmed reports the military has moved long range missiles closer to the north east border in Heilongjiang province -- within firing range of the US.

Chinese social media has carried pictures claiming to show the Dongfeng-41 advanced intercontinental ballistic missile system near the Russian border.

Provocative state-run tabloid The Global Times suggested the People’s Liberation Army could have leaked the photos on social media as a warning to Mr Trump.

However, Chinese President Xi Jinping has also recently called for the reduction of nuclear weapons.

SOURCE: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/china-donald-trump-war-us-military-official-practical-reality-president-latest-a7550601.html

Chinese Fighting with Korean Brothers and Sisters Against US Imperialism in past - will they be fighting together against US Imperialism soon ?

USA: Outcries Over Executive Orders - Trump's over reach ?

US Veterans Today say Executive Order on Refugee's and Migrants an impeachable offense.

Petty crimes organised by Steve Bannon during Women's March on Washington according to US Veterans Today.

Bannon Group functioning as a sub group in White House.

USA: Black Panther Eddie Conway interviews former Central Committee member Albert "Big Man" Howard

Edward Snowden "National Security" Really Means Protecting the Status Quo

Lawrence Wilkerson : Why the Republicans are divided on Russia and to what ends the Trump administration might go to justify war with Iran

Democracy and Class Struggle agree's with Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson on Trump manufacturing a false flag incident or false intelligence to launch an attack on Iran by the United States.

We find Russia Today in the fever grip of  the Trump delusion that is getting progressively worse in 2017 and will end terribly badly for all concerned.

Russians for Trump (RT) - its house leftists are no more than a fig leaf for network increasingly resembling  Alex Jones Info Wars - where illusions and delusions flow freely.

Democracy and  Class Struggle are Russophiles not Russophobes and we sense real danger.

The real dangers of regime change in Venezuela promoted by Trump are ignored.

The US support of Israel and the implications of moving US Embassy to Jerusalem and the covert work to launch an attack on Iran basically ignored.

That leaves aside the South China Sea problems with US and the miltarization of Japan. 

We have not lived in such dangerous times since the Cuban missile crisis when there were rational people in the White House - Today we have an unstable and erratic Trump who will stiff Russia before his morning coffee as he has done to his "friends" before and RT turns into his PR machine.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Steve Bannon's hands all over refugee and migrant executive order : Bannon also placed on National Security Council

Democracy and Class Struggle say the placing of  alt right neo fascist Steve Bannon on the National Security Council should ring alarm bells.

Mass purge of US State Department - Statecraft has come to an end for the time being the military are coming under Bannon's command.

The US Deep State is in civil war.

These are dangerous times.

We are still only days not months into Trump Administration and its real character is quite clear Proto Fascism will give way to Full blown Fascism if Steve Bannon gets the upper hand.

The good news the opposition to Trump is widespread and deep it just needs leadership and organisation and must be full spectrum.

It must also recognize that Obama was a precursor of Trump in the field of immigration control and deportations.

                                        Bannon Alert

Steve Bannon answering question on Putin at Right Wing Human Dignity Institute in the summer of 2014.

“When Vladimir Putin, when you really look at some of the underpinnings of some of his beliefs today, a lot of those come from what I call Eurasianism,” said Bannon. 

“He’s got an adviser [Dugin] who harkens back to Julius Evola and different writers of the early 20th century who are really the supporters of what’s called the traditionalist movement, which really eventually metastasized into Italian fascism. 

A lot of people that are traditionalists are attracted to that"

Certainly Bannon is aware of Dugin but Breitbart and Bannon criticises Putin as a kleptocrat.

There are contradictions between Bannon and Dugin but both are strongly influenced by the neo fascism of Julius Evola and Julius Evola's spiritual racism.

Hence have no illusions about Bannon's Spiritual Neo Fascism and its murderous implications. 

1,000,000 People in UK want to ban Donald Trump's State Visit - numbers still rising !

Democracy and Class Struggle says this is the fastest growing petition we have seen and we hope it reaches many millions - there are millions in UK disgusted with Trump just as there are millions in the United States disgusted with Trump - that disgust must be turned into political action.

If for any reason he manages to visit the UK the protests will be bigger than the anti Iraq War Protests.

 The tsunami against Trump is building

Tsunami in Waiting : "The US embassy must move here to Jerusalem [al-Quds]," Netanyahu said on Sunday

President Donald Trump said in September that Washington would recognize Jerusalem al-Quds as the "capital" of Israel, and now the regime's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the relocation of the US embassy to the occupied Palestinian city is a "must."

 "The US embassy must move here to Jerusalem [al-Quds]," Netanyahu said on Sunday, further claiming that "it would be good if the American embassy wasn't the only one to move here."

"I think that with time the majority of embassies will move to Jerusalem [al-Quds]," Netanyahu added.

It was September 25, 2016, when the current president of the United States, Trump, told Netanyahu that Washington would recognize the city as the "undivided capital" of Israel if he won the presidential election.

US senators introduce bill to recognize Jerusalem as Israeli capital

Palestinians warned Trump against such a move and a large group of US politicians followed suit and sounded the alarm over the potential recognition.

The issue of the relocation of the US embassy has sparked fears of a renewed outbreak of violence across the Middle East.

Trump's rise has emboldened Israeli extremists to implement their illegal policies and further the occupational agenda.

Palestinians are seeking to create an independent state in the territories of the occupied West Bank, East Jerusalem al-Quds and the besieged Gaza Strip, with East al-Quds as the capital.

The new US president has also signaled that the United States, under his administration, would be far more tolerant of the illegal Israeli settlement construction.

Both his designated ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, and Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, now a top aide to US president, have deep ties to the Israeli settler movement.

Over 230 illegal settlements have been constructed

USA: Executive Disorder under Heaven - Trump creates a destabilizing wave -: Federal court grants emergency stay

Democracy and Class Struggle says we will get wave after wave of destabilization from Trump until a Tsunami hits him.

Stiffing your friends like Iraq not just your enemies like Iran is typical of Trump behaviour - please note.

On the positive side not only has Trump's enemies grown in the United States in the last week they have exploded expotentially in the world.

Note with serious concern Steve Bannon put on National Security Council !

Putin and Trump: Whither Russian/US relations ?

Democracy and Class Struggle says we have heard that Russia wants to be accommodating to Trump - first mistake.

You never accommodate to people who want to stiff you*.

No love of Russia from Trump just love of his mirror image the Russian Oligarchs the real traitors in Russia who are a 100 years past their sell by date.

Democracy and Class Struggle  can forsee a possible temporary improvement in US/Russia relations or an extension of the Trump illusion but real material world forces will show Russia's existential existence is still threatened by United States whose real strategic interests are also threatened by a new Russian Chinese Iranian Alliance in Europe, Middle East and Asia.

The military preparation for attacks on "near peer competitors" by United States was endorsed by Trump last week.

The Russian Military have a better strategic analysis of US Russia relations than the wet dry Diplomats in Moscow and ultimately their views will prevail in any existential struggle.

There are so many conflicts out there that are stoked by Trump in the US Presidency that they will hit like a series of Tsunami's this year and ensure the divide between Russia and United States will be wider at the end of 2017 than at the beginning.

. "To stiff someone" means just not to pay someone at all for something you're expected to pay for.

 We miss you comrade Lenin - Mother Russia Needs You

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Iran : Navy maneuver's Velayat 95, would be held in the north of the Indian Ocean in February.

Democracy and Class Struggle says with Trump in the White House using anti Iranian rhetoric to get there Iran develops it defensive posture - in preparation for whatever my come in 2017.

Iranian naval forces plan to stage a large-scale drill to boost and put on display the country’s military prowess.

Iran's Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari told reporters on Saturday that the country's biggest naval military maneuver, code-named Velayat 95, would be held in the north of the Indian Ocean in February.

“This maneuver will show the Islamic Republic of Iran’s power in the international scene,” he said.

He added that Iran’s Navy attached special importance to defense missions and presence in the high seas, including the Gulf of Aden and the Bab el-Mandeb, to protect commercial vessels and tankers.

In line with international efforts against piracy, the Iranian Navy has been conducting patrols in the Gulf of Aden and the strategic Bab el-Mandeb Strait to safeguard maritime routes used by the country's vessels and oil tankers. Iran’s Navy has managed to foil several attacks by pirates on both Iranian and foreign vessels during its missions in international waters.

The Iranian commander said that the country's naval fleets had so far traveled to all littoral states of the Indian Ocean and Southeast Asia, adding that they plan to sail into the Indian Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean in the near future.

Sayyari also announced Iranian Navy’s plans to manufacture state-of-the-art military equipment and attain self-sufficiency in this regard soon.

“A Fateh-class submarine, Sahand destroyer and another missile-equipped warship will join the Navy … in the near future,” the commander said.

Iran’s Navy staged Velayat 94 military maneuvers in January 2016 across a large swath of territorial waters and high seas in the Persian Gulf, the Strait of Hormuz and the Indian Ocean.

During the drills, various types of Ghadir-class and Tareq-class submarines detected and tracked the mock enemy’s mobile targets and destroyed them by firing advanced and overhauled torpedoes.

Iran’s domestically-built Jamaran destroyer and other vessels also fired different torpedoes. The Iranian Army’s naval forces also fired surface-to-surface Nasr missiles which successfully hit targets.

Iranian naval forces also successfully test fired Nour (Light) surface-to-surface cruise missile which has a range of 150 kilometers. Nour cruise missile has an accurate impact precision, good velocity, high detection power and powerful warhead. It could be launched both from sea and surface.

In recent years, Iran has made major breakthroughs in its defense sector and attained self-sufficiency in producing important military equipment and hardware.

Iran has also conducted major military drills to enhance the defense capabilities of its armed forces and to test modern military tactics and state-of-the-art army equipment.

The Islamic Republic maintains that its military might poses no threat to other countries, stating that its defense doctrine is merely based on deterrence.

Source: http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2017/01/28/508127/Iran-Navy-Habibollah-Sayyari-Velayat-95-maneuver-Indian-Ocean

USA: Trump Orders Military To Prepare For War by Tom Eley

Democracy and Class Struggle says the DEVIL is in the DETAILS as we get to understand TRUMP's EXECUTIVE ACTIONS.

During a visit to the Pentagon on Friday, President Donald Trump issued an executive action calling for stepped up violence in Syria and a vast expansion of the US military, including its nuclear arsenal, to prepare for war with “near-peer competitors”—a reference to nuclear-armed China and Russia—and “regional challengers,” such as Iran.

“I’m signing an executive action to begin a great rebuilding of the armed services of the United States,” Trump said during the signing of the document, entitled “Rebuilding the US Armed Forces.”

During the visit, his first to the Pentagon, Trump signed a second order, “Protecting the US from Terrorist Attacks by Foreign Nationals,” that freezes visa and immigration applications from predominantly Muslim countries.

The order threatens to block refugees from finding sanctuary, workers from taking jobs, students from attending school, and the unification of families (See, “White House to issue executive order on ‘safe zones’ in Syria, ban on Muslim immigrants and refugees”)

The military order directs Defense Secretary James Mattis, who was sworn in at the ceremony, to complete a 30-day “readiness review” designed to prepare for the destruction of ISIS in Syria and Iraq, along with “other forms of Islamic terror.” Last week, Mattis was confirmed by the Senate in a 98-1 vote.

The order further instructs Mattis, in the words of the Washington Post, which obtained a copy of the order prior to its formal release, “to examine how to carry out operations against unnamed ‘near-peer’ competitors, a group which US officials typically identify as China and Russia.

And it commands the Pentagon and the Office of Management and Budget to develop a “military readiness emergency budget amendment” that would increase military spending in the current year and increase the budget for 2018 and thereafter—increases to be offset by cuts to social spending.

The Presidential Memorandum, only three pages in length, is the blueprint for world war.

The order unmistakably threatens the use of nuclear weapons. Section 3 calls for a nuclear force “to deter 21st century threats” and, menacingly, to “achieve Presidential objectives should deterrence fail.”

It further calls for a plan “to achieve readiness objectives” for the use of the nuclear arsenal “by 2022.” 

This would include the “modernization” of the US nuclear force, a greatly expanded missile defense system, and increased emphasis on cyber warfare, which aims to cripple the retaliatory capacity of major adversaries by targeting their digital and telecommunication command structures prior to an American strike.

These actions follow on a move by the Obama administration to implement a $1 trillion upgrade in the country’s nuclear arsenal.

The executive action did not put a price tag on new military spending, but media speculation indicates that the figure could approach an additional $100 billion per year. Trump’s military plans hew closely to a Heritage Foundation proposal that calls for the revamping of the nuclear force, the expansion of the Navy to 350 ships, the Air Force to 1,200 fighter and attack jets, the Marine Corps from 24 to 36 divisions, and the Army to more than a half a million soldiers.

The US currently spends approximately $600 billion on its military annually—excluding expenditures on the intelligence agencies and Veterans Administration— more than the next nine largest military spenders combined. American “defense” spending accounts for, by itself, over one third of all global military spending, and it consumes the great majority of the federal discretionary budget.

Increases in military spending, coupled with Trump’s promises to drastically lower taxes on corporations and the rich, must inevitably be paid for by cuts to education, health care and infrastructure, and by plundering Social Security and Medicare.

In securing the presidency, Trump capitalized on popular hostility toward Hillary Clinton’s interventionist stance on Syria and her saber-rattling against Russia.

But his executive order’s demand for escalation in Syria increases the likelihood of war with both regional power Iran and nuclear-armed Russia. 

Russia maintains its only significant foreign military base in Syria and has so far preserved the regime of Bashar al-Assad in a war for regime change orchestrated by the Obama administration.

Trump’s order for a plan to destroy ISIS and “radical Islam,” which he declared in his Inaugural Address he would “eradicate completely from the face of the Earth,” will be drawn up by Mattis, responsible for numerous war crimes in the US occupation of Iraq, including the killing of untold thousands of civilians in the 2004 attack on Fallujah.

While the US now makes war on ISIS, it has funded and directed Al Qaeda affiliates in the regime change operations in Libya and Syria. Yet in remarks made last summer, prior to his nomination to defense secretary, Mattis claimed that, in his view, ISIS was nothing more than a stalking horse for Iran to extend its influence throughout the Middle East.

It is widely rumored that Mattis left command in the Obama administration because he favored a more bellicose approach toward Iran.

Even before Trump’s order became public, figures in and around the military speculated that Mattis would propose a dramatic escalation in Syria.

Scott Murray, a retired Air Force colonel involved with previous aerial bombardment of ISIS, told NPR that this could be done by lifting rules preventing the targeting of civilians.

“Commanders could … re-examine limits on the number of civilian casualties that the military risks when it hits ISIL targets,” NPR reported. “Known as the ‘non-combatant value,’ the rule restricts the number of civilians who can be put at risk in an airstrike.”

Officers who spoke with the US government’s overseas broadcaster Voice of America (VOA) complained of the Obama administration “micro-approving” actions in Syria. “Every single person had to be approved,” an unnamed Defense Department official said of a contingent of 203 Special Forces soldiers sent into Syria last year.

A high-ranking Army general, Lt. Gen. David Barno, told NPR’s Morning Edition that, in lieu of local proxies, far more US soldiers will be deployed into Syria.

 “I think President Trump might be looking for something with some quicker results and that could put some new options on the table,” Barno said. “He could elect to put American boots on the ground in larger numbers.”

Currently most of the 6,000 US military personnel in the region are concentrated in Iraq, where, joined by Iraqi forces, they are subjecting the city of Mosul to a massive attack. Trump’s order will likely lift the fiction that there are separate war theaters in the neighboring countries.

There was also speculation that the US could bolster the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG). This would heighten tensions with NATO ally Turkey, which views the YPG as a proxy of the Kurdish Workers Party (PKK), against which it has waged a nearly four-decade counterinsurgency war to prevent the emergence of an independent Kurdistan.

An escalation in Syria is also prefigured by Trump’s anti-immigrant executive order, which, with the express aim of blocking refugees from fleeing the crisis, envisages the creation of “safe zones” run by the US military—in blatant violation of Syrian sovereignty and international law. 

Under the plan, Syria’s refugees would be placed in what would be, in all but name, US-administered camps, overseen by the US military.

SOURCE :http://www.countercurrents.org/2017/01/28/trump-orders-military-to-prepare-for-war/

Trump's First week in Review : Alt Reality in White House

Democracy and Class Struggle says laughter is a good way to over come fear - ridicule is a weapon that is wielded well by Trevor Noah who reviews Trumps First Week.

This was also the week when self described ethno nationalist Steve Bannon White House Strategist said the US Press should SHUT UP a comment best addressed  to the mouthy oligarch Donald J Trump.

Friday, January 27, 2017

James Mattis US defense secretary to Europe: US committed to NATO

Democracy and Class Struggle says with the 100% behind NATO comment from Theresa May on Trump in USA following private conversations and the public statement of US Defense Secretary James Mattis to Europeans on NATO.

Hope this dents the Russian's Trump Euphoria - if they get depressed- it will be a road to realism -Trump is no friend of the Russian People just his clones the rude abusive Russian Oligarchs his mirror images

Who in Russia can retain the Trump Delusion anymore ?

Maybe some Russian Bourgeois Diplomats and Analysts  ? Certainly not the more rational and sane military staring at in your face NATO forces on Russian borders,

Both Russian and Chinese Military have a materialist analysis of the NATO threat - Trump is your enemy wake up !

US Defense Secretary James Mattis has told his German and French counterparts that Washington under President Donald Trump will remain committed to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) alliance, according to the Pentagon.

In a statement on Friday, Pentagon spokesman Navy Captain Jeff Davis said that Mattis had spoken on the phone with German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen and "assured the minister of the United States' enduring commitment to the NATO alliance."

The spokesman said that Mattis had also admired Berlin’s role in the fight against the Daesh (ISIL) terrorist group and pledged further cooperation with his European counterpart in the future.

"He thanked Minister von der Leyen for her country's leadership in NATO activities on the Eastern Flank and in Afghanistan, and acknowledged the role that Germany plays in fighting terrorism, specifically in the counter-ISIL coalition," Davis said.

"He also cited the strategic importance of Germany as the host to 35,000 US personnel, the largest US force presence in Europe," he noted.

In a different call with French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, the Pentagon chief stressed the importance of NATO, discussing "the long-time allies' security cooperation, which is stronger than ever as both countries engage side-by-side in the fight against terrorism."

Mattis also spoke by phone with Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman "to underscore his unwavering commitment to Israel's security," Davis said.

The remarks were made after Trump, earlier this month, caused alarm in NATO as he called the Western military alliance "obsolete", arguing that NATO is as an alliance through which the US is spending tremendous funds to protect other extremely rich countries and that many NATO member states were not paying their fair share for US protection.

During his presidential campaign, the billionaire businessman had also appeared to be conciliatory towards Russia, praising President Vladimir Putin.

The US accounts for nearly 70 percent of the NATO budget and has long urged its European allies to step up their contributions, particularly in the face of what Washington calls the “Russian aggression” in Ukraine.

Source : http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2017/01/27/508026/US-James-Mattis-NATO-Ursula-von-der-Leyen-JeanYves-Le-Drian-Daesh-ISIL

USA: Statement Announcing Portland Maoist Group

The world is in crisis. Capitalism-Imperialism is tearing the world apart at its seams, forcing the majority of the world into brutal poverty. This crisis demands a solution, a solution which addresses all who feel the burden of capitalism.

For decades in America we have continually sought new solutions to this now old problem of capitalism while the world has passed us by. People around the world continue to wield Marxism against capitalism and win.

We Portland Maoist Group decide to side not just with the world’s revolutionary peoples, but history. Instead of waiting for a new solution to fall from the sky, we will build on the history of Marxism and refine Marxism-Leninism-Maoism.

We are Marxist-Leninist-Maoists. MLM is Marxism for the current era. It is the revolutionary theory towards the eradication of all oppression, forged through the practice and reflection of the history of the communist movement. MLM particularly draws from four great revolutionary movements; the Paris Commune, the Bolshevik Revolution, the Chinese Revolution, and the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution.

For our work in Portland, the application of MLM demands the orientation of our politics and practice towards the masses. Who are the masses? The masses are the working-class; the oppressed and the exploited. All those who stand to gain from the final defeat of capitalism, with those with nothing to lose at the center.

The proletarians, who are the majority of society. MLM demands our work be guided by the pressing needs and liberatory aspirations of the masses, and that we facilitate the development of strategy and organization to meet these aims.

We recognize that the capitalist mode of production is a system built on the backs of the working class. One where value produced through labor is extracted from the masses in order to accumulate capital and wealth for the ruling capitalist class (bourgeoisie).

As communists, we aim to do away with these relations and establish socialism. In order to realize this goal, we understand that we must wage revolution against the capitalist class, pulverize and utterly destroy its systems of bourgeois class rule and replace them with proletarian class rule. We do not accept that profit and capitalism must be the motive force of the economy.

We are fighting to build communism through revolutionary socialism. Socialism is the period following the overthrow of societal control by the bourgeoisie (capitalists), and the seizing and collectivization of the infrastructure and tools of/for production.

 In this period of socialism, the proletarian masses must go about rooting out bourgeois ideology in all corners of society to strengthen proletarian class rule over society and advance towards communism. Communism is a stateless, classless and egalitarian society.

History has proven that the toiling classes must first strip power from the bourgeoisie and their allies in order to march towards this revolutionary goal. The communist movement moves to guarantee healthcare, housing, food, education and employment to all, through the distribution of the spoils of labor and the building and deepening of proletarian class rule.

Socialism yields democracy in a new form, democracy for the broad masses of the people, democracy over economics and culture by the broad masses.

As the struggle against patriarchy continues and develops so shall we. We see women and non-men as integral members and necessary leaders of a revolutionary proletariat, as such we reject patriarchal oppression in all its manifestations and seek to eliminate it in the left and in society.

We are committed to recognizing the labor of women and non-men in its entirety, and seek to build a revolutionary, anti-patriarchal movement worthy of their support. This includes full recognition and support of all gender related identities, and a dedication to ensure all revolutionary spaces we organize in actively combat patriarchal and male-chauvinist behavior.

 As Marxists, we locate patriarchy as a tool the ruling bourgeois class uses to extract value from labor, including reproductive labor and other forms of unrecognized and uncompensated work that women and non-men do.

This means patriarchal oppression is a site of the class struggle. The defeat of capitalism must necessarily be coupled with the elimination of patriarchy.

As proletarian feminists we reject any feminism or philosophy which seeks only to remove some women and non-men’s oppressions and install them among bourgeoisie. As proletarian feminists we seek to install in society, the full and material recognition of so called “women’s work” for the labor that it is.

As proletarian feminists we aim to struggle against, defeat, and finally eliminate patriarchy, for the liberation of all people from patriarchy and capitalism around the globe.

We understand that national liberation struggles for many peoples must take place against their colonial oppressors alongside a struggle for liberation from the yoke of capitalism.

We support the pursuits of revolutionary nationalists in the liberation of their nations from imperialism, the highest stage of capitalism. 

We seek to build unity between ourselves and revolutionary nationalists to build the foundations of proletarian internationalism, towards the solidarity of all oppressed nations against capitalism, imperialism, and white supremacy.

 As organizers within the the belly of the beast, we understand how vital anti-imperialist struggles are and support them worldwide. Across the world, the interests of the masses of oppressed people are the same and our struggles are linked.

A victory in Palestine is a victory for Standing Rock. 

Every African freeing themselves from colonial rule strikes a blow to American imperialism and is an indigenous person in America moving closer to their own liberation.

Every struggle against the theft of land from indigenous people in America is a struggle against the subjugation of entire nations around the world by the imperialist powers.

The advances of the revolutionary movements in India, the Philippines and elsewhere bring the whole world closer to proletarian victory. Capitalism cannot exist in isolation, as such, the struggle against capitalism is a worldwide struggle.

We are Portland Maoist Group.
We are Marxist-Leninist-Maoists.
We are anti-Imperialists.
We are against patriarchy.
We Dare to Win!

Source : https://www.facebook.com/notes/portland-maoist-group/portland-maoist-group-announcement-statement/1825885707661484




USA: Founding Statement of the Tampa Maoist Collective

On January 25th 2017- We are excited to announce the founding of the Tampa Maoist Collective, a revolutionary Marxist-Leninist-Maoist cadre organization.  As revolutionaries in the United States we recognize that only the science of Marxism-Leninism-Maoism can build for the overthrow of capitalism, imperialism, and fascism.

The current US left is dominated by revisionism and reformism and has proven incapable of leading any meaningful resistance to capitalism. The archaic dogmas of Marxism-Leninism have outlived their usefulness to the masses and cannot grapple with the pressing political questions concerning class struggle.

In practice, Marxism-Leninism has lead to small sects riddled with revisionism, bureaucratism, and social democracy.  In the United States, Marxism-Leninism has remained stagnant for decades at best and counterrevolutionary at worst.  Marxism-Leninism reached its limit in the 1960’s, creating the basis for a new and higher stage of revolutionary science, Marxism-Leninism-Maoism.

Several of our members have direct experience within the revisionist left, namely the Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FightBack!).  We have separated entirely from this organization and view them as obstacles to revolution.  They actively practice reformism and tailism while masking their politics to the masses.

As the communist movement learned during the cultural revolution, the opponents of socialism wave the red flag to oppose the red flag.  FRSO(FB) refuses to orient itself towards the masses and has ignored allegations of sexual assault and rape apology.

Members of FRSO(FB) have repeatedly snitch-jacketed and harassed anyone who speaks out against their organization.  Any organization which cannot handle accusations of sexual assault most certainly cannot build a vanguard party.

The basis for a new communist party in the United States can only come about through the hegemony of Marxism-Leninism-Maoism.  As such, we will work towards building a new communist party alongside other Maoist collectives throughout the United States.

We see this as our ultimate goal, and the ultimate goal of the entire communist movement at this time.  As we create the basis for a new communist party, we will simultaneously work to build a people’s army and united front of all those who can be united against capitalism.

This will necessarily take a protracted struggle as we gather forces around a revolutionary line.

We understand that the mass line is our principle method of organization and the goal of our work is to serve the people.  In the spirit of Comrade Mao Zedong, “all our cadre are servants of the people, and whatever we do is to serve the people.”

Build the Collectives, Build the Party!

Long Live Marxism-Leninism-Maoism!

SOURCE: https://tampamaoistcollective.wordpress.com/2017/01/25/founding-statement-of-the-tampa-maoist-collective/

SEE ALSO : http://democracyandclasstruggle.blogspot.co.uk/2017/01/red-salute-to-kansas-city-revolutionary.html

Happy Chinese New Year- Long live Marxism Leninism Maoism






Thursday, January 26, 2017

American Destiny and Exceptionalism - Theresa May the British Prime Ministers speech to US Republicans

“It has been America’s destiny to bear the leadership of the Free World,” British Prime Minister May told the cheering Republican lawmakers, adding that it has been a privilege of the UK “to share that burden and to walk alongside you at every stage.”

British Prime Minister accepts and endorses American Exceptionalism and its trail of carnage first starting with its mass murder of its indigenous population to mass deaths in Middle East in 21st Century.

So May urges us forward to 2017 and US World Hegemony- forget multi polarity - forward to global conflict and continued mass murder on every continent in the name of US leadership of the "free" world.

                                   Trumpism approves for regime change in Venezuela

Post Soviet Russia made in USA

To uncover just how much the US Empire has interfered in Russia’s political evolution, Abby Martin interviews Mark Ames, an American journalist who spent a decade reporting from Yeltsin’ and Putin’s Russia and witnessed the country’s transformation from an American “colony” to it’s “number one threat.” 

Mark Ames has a correct reading of Trump and Putin similar to our political line at Democracy and Class Struggle.

Russian Hacking Allegations "War within CIA"

"The Most Dangerous Moment in US Russia Relations"

Potential War Zones :

Baltic States



Democracy and Class Struggle does not share the political views of Stephen Cohen - but his views on contemporary Russia are more realistic - not communist like ours but warrant listening too when struggling to understand Russian reality.

USA : The Protests in US against Trump - Trump's Orders Against Refugee's stirs the conscience and builds movements against Trumps Executive Order

Build Bridges not Walls - for Full Spectrum Opposition to Trump

Christopher Gunderson wrote:

Trump's Executive Order targets travelers from seven Muslim countries, supposedly to protect the US from terrorism. Interestingly, It would not have stopped any of the 19 September 11 hijackers as they were from Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the UAE. 

It would not have stopped the couple who carried out the San Bernardino mass shooting. She was from Pakistan and he was from Chicago. Nor would it have stopped the shooter at the Prism Nightclub in Orlando. He was born in New York. His parents were from Afghanistan. 

The shoe bomber was British. The underwear bomber was from Nigeria. The Fort Hood shooter was American.

As far as I can tell not one attack or attempted attack in the US was carried out by anyone from the targeted countries. The Buffalo Six, all from Yemen, who plead guilty to attending an Al Qaeda training camp but we're not charged with involvement in any planned action, are the only case associated with any of the countries target by Trump' order.

Benjamin Netanyahu might become the first sitting prime minister of Israel to be charged with a crime, says Shir Heve : Netanyahu first on his way down Trump next ! 2017 bring it on !

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Immigrants and Refugees and Sanctuary Cities are Trump Targets - the Battle for Decency and Human Rights Begins


VISIT: http://therealnews.com/t2/story:18101:The-Real-Baltimore%3A-Sanctuary-Cities-As-Resistance-to-Donald-Trump

Standing Rock "I'm Afraid they are out to kill " Water Protectors Testify to Police Violence


Kurdish Autonomy and Astana Talks

According to reports and the comments of two Russian officials, Moscow proposed a draft constitution to the Syrian opposition at the recent Astana talks.

Alexander Lavrentyev, the head of Russian delegation at Astana said, "We transferred the draft constitution, which was prepared by Russian experts, to the Syrian armed opposition. I want to emphasise, we have done this solely for the reason that we want to accelerate this process and to give it some additional pacing, we are in no way interfering in the process of consideration and adoption of the constitution."

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov also supported this statement telling Sputnik, "There are proposals and ideas that could be discussed, they could be really useful, after all."

However statements by the Syrian opposition calling for the listing of the YPG and PYD as terrorist groups, and the regime delegation rejecting federalism during the Astana talks has contradicted this development.

What's in the constitution?

According to a comprehensive report in Rudaw Arabic, the new constitution will not refer to any ethnicity and be called the "Syrian Republic" rather than the "Syrian Arab Republic," which is what it is called now.

The new constitution will also recognise autonomous Kurdish areas in the north of the country, decentralise power, not include 'Islamic jurisprudence as a source of legislation', and provide equality for all languages.

Although there is no mention of a federalism in the draft constitution, it is likely that the constitution includes the suggestions of the autonomous adminstration in Rojava-Northern Syria Federation. Russian officials are thought to have held meetings recently with all the components in Rojava on their suggestions for a new constitution.

Source: Kurdishquestion.com

Be careful what you wish for RT ? Russia Today journalist Alexander Rubinstein could face 10 years behind bars for riot for reporting protest in Washington

Democracy and Class Struggle has noticed a change of tone in Russia Today reporting in the last week - when it took to ridiculing the Women's protest in Washington the same as arse barkers Info Wars.

In fact the line of distortion of RT and Info Wars is merging - we hope the treatment of your journalists and other journalists covering Washington protests make you wake up from the Trump delusion - and see the real threat he poses to people in the United States.

The RT triangulation policy of Left and Right is collapsing as it was bound too if you bent to Trump apologetics - it does not matter how many House Lefties you have your apologetics have become transparent. 

We hope those protesting Trump in Washington have the charges dropped including your journalist - but you have had your Trump warning be prepared for much worse in future from Trump - the snake oil salesman with loads of venom.

Several major international press freedom organizations have called for charges to be dropped against six journalists arrested while covering unrest in Washington DC on Donald Trump’s inauguration day last week. They all now face up to 10 years in prison.

RT America’s Alexander Rubinstein was among the journalists arrested along with protesters on January 20th. He has been charged with inciting a riot, the highest level offense under the District of Columbia’s public disturbances law.

The reporters were released a day after being arrested, but still face court hearings. They could each be sentenced to 10 years behind bars and fined up to $25,000 if convicted. Preliminary hearings are scheduled for February and March, according to court filings.

In an official statement, RT’s press office slammed the charges against Rubinstein.

“The arrest and subsequent felony rioting charge against our reporter, Alexander Rubinstein, simply for doing his job – covering inauguration protests in Washington DC – is an absolute outrage. Such acts represent an egregious violation of journalistic freedom, and are particularly disheartening to witness in the country that positions itself as the global champion of free press,” the statement says.

“RT will apply the full weight of its legal team in support of our journalist and we are confident that a thorough review by the U.S. Attorney’s office will confirm that Alexander, who wore his press credentials at all times, was wrongfully arrested,” it added.

Speaking on the case, the head of RT America, Mikhail Solodovnikov, said that while covering the protest, Rubinstein was clearly marked as journalist since he was wearing a jacket with the RT America logo on it.

“Of course, a huge amount of evidence indicates that Alex Rubenstein was doing his journalistic duty in the first place and followed all the standards and norms,” Solodovnikov said.

The RT America chief noted that he hopes the “mistake” will be “corrected” when Rubinstein has his court hearing.

On Tuesday, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe’s (OSCE’s) Representative on Freedom of the Media, Dunja Mijatovic, called on authorities in the US to respect the right of journalists to report on public demonstrations and uphold freedom of the press.

“The media has a critical role to play in democracies by providing transparency as well as accountability of the exercise of state power. This public watchdog function is especially important around the time of elections and during changes of government, including at the time of inauguration. As long as it is not proved that journalists have taken a direct and active part in hostilities themselves, their activities during public demonstrations should be left unimpaired,” she said in an official statement published on the OSCE’s website.

The official added that the rights of journalists are guaranteed by the First Amendment of the US Constitution, as well as by Article 19 of the International Covenant on Civil Rights, which the United States has ratified.

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has also called for the felony charges against the journalists to be dropped, saying the organization is “alarmed by the new administration’s repeated attacks on the media and blatant disregard for facts in the first three days of Donald Trump’s presidency... RSF calls on Trump and his team to stop undermining the First Amendment and start defending it,” according to a statement on their website.

A New-York based non-governmental organization called the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has also urged US authorities to abstain from persecuting media workers, while calling the charges against them “inappropriate.”

“These charges are clearly inappropriate, and we are concerned that they could send a chilling message to journalists covering future protests… We call on authorities in Washington to drop these charges immediately,” Carlos Lauria, senior Americas program coordinator, said in a statement on Tuesday, as cited by Sputnik news agency.

Among the six journalists charged are Jack Keller, a documentary producer for the web documentary series Story of America; Shay Horse, an independent photojournalist; live-streamer Matt Hopard and freelance reporter Aaron Cantu, as well as Vocativ journalist Evan Engel and Alexander Rubinstein of RT America. Rubinstein stressed that he showed his media credentials to police when he was arrested, but said it had made no difference.

RT America had many reporters covering the inauguration in various locales.

Rubinstein was following the DisruptJ20 anti-capitalist march.  In total, over 200 people were arrested during inauguration day riots. The National Lawyers’ Guild, a US-based association of lawyers working in the public interest and other activist legal workers, said that Washington DC police had “indiscriminately targeted people for arrest en masse based on location alone.” Police are also accused of unlawfully using teargas and violating § 5–331.07,  an ordinance that regulates how police should deal with and respond to First Amendment assemblies that prohibits kettling and mass arrests. It also requires that police to give dispersal warnings before pepper-spraying rioters.

“These illegal acts are clearly designed to chill the speech of protesters engaging in First Amendment activity,” Maggie Ellinger-Locke of the guild’s DC branch said in a statement published on the group’s website.



USA: Resistance Banner Unfurled Near White House : Resistance Symbolic or Real - The Bolder the Better

Full Spectrum Resistance Now ! Stand With Standing Rock !  

India: The Courageous leader Comrade Kuppu Devraj - Maoist Central Committee

CPI Maoist Party Spokesperson Abhay's statement full text follows

Red Salutes to the beloved son of the proletariat class, the courageous leader of the oppressed masses of our country, Comrade Kuppu Devaraj

Communist Party of India (Maoist) pays humble homage to its member of the Central Committee Comrade Kuppu Devaraj (Ramesh/Yogesh/Rayanna) and a senior activist Comrade Ajitha.

Comrade Devaraj served the revolutionary movement for almost forty years and was killed in a fake encounter along with another senior activist Comrade Ajitha on 24th December 2016.

We send late but deep Condolences to the families of our beloved Comrades Devaraj and Ajitha. Comrade Devraj was 62 and Comrade Ajitha 52.

We call upon all the masses, democrats, patriots and citizens of the country to condemn the brutal killing and fight against such atrocities.

The present fake encounter was conducted by the present Brahmanic Hindutva fascist Modi government and the social fascist CPM government of Kerala.

This is how the revolutionary journey of our beloved Comrade Devaraj started and went on. Inspired with the Naxalbari Armed Peasant struggle in the 1960s peasantry and intellectuals from the state of Karnataka started working among the masses.

One such person was Koganuru Gonappa of Sirahatti village in Karnataka. He started arousing the poor peasants with the politics of Naxalbari struggle. He was killed by the goondas of the landlords.

Later there was a gap often years. Then the CPI(ML) (People?s War) party was formed. Revolutionary activists and individuals across the country started coming together.

Thus Comrade Devaraj too came into contact with the party in 1980. Consequently part time activists developed in Karnataka and they were consolidated into party cells. Yogesh was an active member in one of the cells.

 He along with the others started political and organization work in workers, students and youth. In fact even before the party came into contact with him, he was working among workers with revolutionary politics like some others.

Comrade Devaraj was a worker in a factory. He belongs to the urban poor and the oppressed dalit class. His forefathers shifted to Bangalore from Tamilnadu.

He had a family with wife, children, brothers and sisters. After he turned an activist, his house became a centre for party activities.

In between 1980-85 the party cells became active. Devaraj soon became a PR in the leadership of Cherukuri Rajkumar (Azad). Comrade Azad was sent by the party to organise in the state of Karnataka. By 85, eight activists became Professional Revolutionaries out of whom Devaraj was the leading person.

The PRs worked in the cities of Bangalore, Kolar and Mysore among workers, students and youth. They also took up struggles in students, youth and workers. A cultural front too was formed.

The cultural front, party and activists of mass organizations propagated about PPW, about the movements in AP, Bihar and other such places. They took up political propaganda widely. In this process by 85 a leading team with ideological and political unity was formed in the leadership of Azad. Devarajwas the key person in this team.

In 85 during the crisis in Central Committee(CC), this leading team of Karnataka played an active role against the opportunist, disruptionist clique in the CC. Under the leadership of comrade Azad, comrades Devaraj and Saketh Rajan played a crucial role in this internal struggle.

Though the comrades did not have much experience in class struggle, they studied the theory of Marxism-Leninism-Maoism and party basic documents, revolutionary history of our Country and the world and were ideologically and politically sound. They firmly adhered to the Party line of PPW and helped to keep the Party continue with the politics of Armed struggle.

Their study and the theoretical struggle they waged upon the clique formed a theoretical base for the future party organisation in the state. It also helped the team to later develop into the state committee. The team also helped the AP Committee during the time of repression. With the help of this team the AP Committee could successfully perform certain important tasks and thus developed good relations between these two movements and served mutually.

In the First State Conference in 1987 Comrade Azad was elected as State Committee secretary (SCS). Saketh Rajan and Kuppu Devaraj were members of the committee. This conference adopted a perspective for agrarian revolution.

It considered the uneven social, economic and political situation in the state and decided to start the movement in the northern plains of Karnataka flanking Andhra Pradesh. Devaraj took the responsibility to lead the rural movement as a State Committee Member.

He understood that the movement would advance only in the direct leadership. In this area a landlord was punished and his and seized. The struggle went on for about two years. Students too were quite active in this area.

They worked among the peasantry in Bidar and Raichur districts. They mobilised the peasantry, started the peasant organisation and took up anti feudal, anti state struggles. At the same time the struggle against the Kaiga nuclear plant came up.

They extended into the field of students and formed student organisations in the districts of Bidar, Raichur, Chitradurga, Shimoga and Dharwad. The struggle in Kaiga and the work among the students all put together made the party known across the state.

Due to the crisis in CC between 1985-87 it came to a standstill for quite sometime. There was no centre for coordinating the movements in the states and to guide them. During this period, Azad and comrade Yogesh together worked to maintain the cadre intact. Comrade Devaraj played a very important role in maintaining the cadre in Tamilnadu also.

In 1990 the party conducted the Second State Conference. In this Conference they reviewed the struggles. The conference felt that there were a few shortcomings in the anti feudal struggle, mainly regarding the militancy.

They took lessons from this experience and decided to consolidate the party and provide direct leadership in order to take the movement forward. The Party also conducted a State Plenum in 1993 to rectify the alien class tendencies. In this plenum, the Party took up the task to develop the party to take forward the movement to address the people?s problems.

Nationality question arose in Karnataka. Party realised the necessity to take up the issue of the Kannadigas and formed an organisation to address the same.

There was a second crisis in the Party in the All India level in 1991. In this crisis the KN State committee wrote a document exposing the wrong tendencies of the minority group. They called upon all the cadresto fight against the opportunistic clique in 92. It gave this call with the objective that all the cadres in the Party must understand the disruptionist clique and fight ideologically.

Before the All India Special Conference of the party in 1995, there was a state conference in which Devaraj took up the responsibility of Secretary of the State Committee. In the Conference he became an alternate member of the CC and a full time member of the CC in ?97. Since the same period there was an internal struggle in the party in Karnataka that slowed down the advancement of the movement.

In 2001 the erstwhile People?s War held the Ninth Congress and Comrade Devaraj was once more elected into the CC. The CC also formed the South West Regional Bureau (SWRB) and Comrade Devraj was a member of the Bureau. At this time the State Committee proposed to the CCto shift the perspective area. The CC approved the proposal and worked outa thorough plan. The Committee studied the Socio Economical and Political conditions of the perspective area. Together with Comrade Saketh Rajan, Comrade Kuppu Devaraj had a key role in starting the movement in the perspective area in the beginning of 21 century.

As soon as workstarted in the perspective area, opportunists started throwingstones on itsaying that it would not work. They were also against the merger of the two parties and the formation of Maoist Party. In such a situation, Comrade Saketh Rajan was martyred fighting with the enemy in a heroic way.

After his martyrdom Comrade Devaraj continued the fight against the right opportunist clique, with the help of the SWRB. Majority comrades stood with the Party line. Finally the crisis was solved in the State Conference in 2006. The opportunistic clique left the Party.

A document was released to counter the opportunists in the name of ?Opportunists never understand revolutionary dialectics?. Yogesh was the main person behind the document. Meanwhile Armed Guerillasquads were started in Madurai and neighboring districts of Tamilnadu. Yogesh took the main responsibility in preparing the perspective and the cadre forthe armed struggle.

In 2004 Maoist party was formed. Yogesh as a CCM contributed to the formation of the new party. He subsequently became a member of the South West Regional Bureau. He participated in the Unity Congress and contributed ideologically and politically.

In 2007 the Party held the Unity Congress-Ninth Congress. The Congress elected Comrade Devarajinto the CC and thus he was a member of the SWRB. By the end of this year and the later year, other comrades of the RB were arrested and martyred. Comrade Devarajtook the responsibility of the three states of Tamilnadu, Karnataka and Kerala. In this difficult situation he was firm and helped the cadre sustain in the revolutionary movement.

In 2011 the Party in the south-west region decided to work by concentrationg most of our subjective forces in Trijunction area, the forest area constituting the states of Kerala, Karnataka and Tamilnadu. Comrade Devaraj was always eagre to open a war frontin this part of the country. He was constantly studying the conditions of the various parts of the three states. Thus he played a crucial role instarting the movement in the area of Trijunction.

He once more led the cadre to extend to Trijunction. In no time the Party became popular among the traditional tribal populations in the area. The Party led the PLGA to successfully conduct Politico Military Campaign. The squads went much more deep into the masses. The governments of the three states became alert. The present movement in the Trijunction is a heavy blow to revisionism, especially in Kerala. The party showed them the rightpath, in which Devarajmade a dynamic contribution.

When the SWRB took up Leadership Training Program (LTP), Comrade Devarajtook the responsibility and conducted training camps. The training involved cadresstarting from the State rank. In this program the cadres were thoroughly educated and could develop a clearperspective about the various issues of the movement. Thus he helped for the political strength of the Party cadres.

Comrade Devaraj was also dynamic in uniting with other revolutionary communists. He took the responsibility on behalf of the CC to conduct talks with the Naxalbarigroup that later led to the merger of the group. Earlier he conducted talks with the Janasakthi group and succeeded in bringing some of the comrades into the rightpath.

 Comrade Devarajtookkeen interestin running magazines of the Party and the mass organisations. He was also serious about documenting the necessary developments that helped the concerned committees.

There is one more important thing about Devaraj. He had an important role in supplying Arms and Ammunition for the ongoing people?s war. He also had a role in conducting grenade manufacturing.

Western Ghats have the potential to hand over a new experience to the Revolutionary Movement in the country. So the Central and the state governments conspired, caught Devarajand anothersenior activist of the Party Comrade Ajitha and killed them in a fake encounter.

The loss of Comrade Devaraj in the fake encounter is a heavy loss to the Party that started to consolidate the masses in the area of Trijunction. The people of Kerala never forget Verghese, martyred fifty years back and his sacrifice for the people. People wish to continue the movement as per his ideals. So as soon as the party approached them, they became actively involved. Now they would never forget Devaraj.

Comrade Devaraj belonged to an oppressed class, the oppressed dalit community. He was fluent in English, Malayali, Tamil, Kannada and Telugu and the local Adivasi language. The Indian Revolution lost a promising leader. He took up bitter internal struggle ideologically and theoretically. He was steeled in this struggle. He led the movement with little subjective forces and relatively less experience with great courage and strong will. He mingled with one and all and developed a democratic atmosphere among the cadres and the masses and gained their confidence. He thus stands forever in the minds of them.

He was a selfless personality. He took up whatever the Committee decided as his task. Devaraj would be remembered in the Indian Revolution, mainly in the Western Ghats and also in AP, Telangana and Dandakaranyam. His ideals would live forever. His commitment, hard work, sacrifice would certainly take the party forward. Comrade Devaraj?s unwavering commitment towards the goal would serve to overcome the present losses for the future cadre. One can learn from him how to swim against the tide.

The work style, the will, the dedication, the courage of Comrade Devarajare exemplary to all the cadres of the Party. The CC calls upon the cadres to imbibe these ideals of the martyr. The Committee especially calls upon the cadres of the three states to take up his task with his great spirit and continue to work like him. With the path he laid, one could become a good Communist worker. This would be the actual homage to the great martyr. We once again express our grief and extend condolences to his cadres and his family.

With the help of Comrades he rose high the red flag in the Western Ghats. However much the repression and loss, the movement would advance to eliminate the exploitative ruling classes and bring People?s state power and establish a new democratic state and advance to Socialism and then to Communism.

Abhay ,
Central Committee
CPI Maoists party