Friday, December 2, 2016

Iran "Extension of anti-Iran sanctions violates JCPOA"






A protracted state-wide protest has been launched all over Kerala giving birth to a resurrection of the movement against fascism.

Significant that Kerala is hit by the tentacles of R.S.S.fascism more than any state in India bar Uttar Pradesh or Gujarat and that too in one led by the Communist Party of India (Marxist).

It gives echoes of the brutal repression on Naxalite forces by the C.P.I-M West Bengal.

In fact it is C.P.I.leaders who are condemning the incident and not any leader of C.P.M.

Although the democratic movement is weak intellectuals and youth have bravely come out against the brutal act and a birth is being given to a new resistance movement against state repression.

One of the most significant developments in Kerala was the resurgence of the Maoist movement however weak.

Significantly even C.P.I.(M.L.) Red Star led by K.N.Ramchandran has condemned the incident.

All democrats world-wide must give solidarity without fail for the guilty police officers to be punished and democrats like Comrads Ravunni to be released.

The unprecedented protests that erupted following the fake encounter killings of two Maoist leaders Kuppu Devaraj and Ajitha on 24th November in the South Indian state of Kerala seems to have stunned the state.

As the news broke out of the killings in the Nilambur forests in the Western Ghats human rights organizations including Janakeeya Manushyavakasha Prasthanam expressed doubts over the state version.

Following this the social media too were abuzz with protests and demand for a just enquiry. The initial response from the part of Director General of Police Loknath Behra itself that he was too happy over the killings of the Maoists provoked people.

Later when the dead bodies were brought to the Calicut Medical college for postmortem, activists and general public gathered there shouting slogans. Veteran revolutionaries Gro Vasu and M. N. Ravunni, human rights activists Thushar Nirmal and  C. P. Rasheed led the protests.

The incident of killing the revolutionaries created ripples in the ruling Left Democratic Front too.

The second largest constituent of the front CPI itself came strongly against the government version.

CPI state secretary Kanam Rajendran said that crushing dissent was not democratic.

He also said that the people in Kerala voted the Left Democratic Front into power not to emulate the Modi government.

Other CPI leaders and Congress party leader V. M Sudheeran too joined him

CPI's youth with All India Youth Federation took out demonstrations in different parts of the state demanding just enquiry into the incident. Revolutionary Marxist Party, Solidarity Youth Movement, Inquilab too staged protest programs in various parts of Kerala.

In the Calicut Medical College, students conducted strike boycotting classes.

Different organizations protesting the killings have now formed an Anti Fake Encounter Killings Front to take up the issues of fake encounters.

On 9th this month a convention is being planned in Calicut and the future course of actions will be chalked out in this convention.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

USA: General Mattis to be US Secretary of Defence

Democracy and Class Struggle gives you a quote from General Mattis

"there are some assholes in the world that just need to be shot. There are hunters and there are victims. By your discipline, cunning, obedience and alertness, you will decide if you are a hunter or a victim. It’s really a hell of a lot of fun.

You’re gonna have a blast out here!

Addressing a gathering of 200 marines

Views on Russia Negative - views on Iran very Negative

In a speech at Center for Strategic and International Studies, a Washington, D.C., think tank, retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis characterized Iran as the greatest threat in the Middle East and disparaged the nuclear agreement signed by the U.S. and Iran.

Sounds just right appointment for an Imperialist War

This is What Neo-Fascism Looks Like : Cornel West on Donald Trump

The 638 Attempts to Kill Castro : Imperialists are Gangsters and will face the People's Justice sooner or later

Democracy and Class Struggle remembers comrade Ben Cohen a tenants leader from Harold Hill in the East End of London who died in a plane crash in Cuba in 1977 - we continue Ben Cohen's struggle into the 21st Century and will never forget him.

USA: Expose the Big Lie that Trump is anti Establishment by Noam Chomsky plus Trump Tricks Exposed

Democracy and Class Struggle says Trump is a Song and Dance Man a Circus Performer a Snake Oil Salesman and a proto Fascist

Judge him by his actions not his words - his appointments to his Cabinet indicate economic war on the people at home and militaristic wars abroad with principal Target Iran.

2017 will be a year of Global Resistance to Imperialism with rebirth of Global People's War.


Billionaire ‘King of Bankruptcies’ to Head Commerce Under Trump

Despite promises to ‘drain the swamp,’ Trump chose a man for Deputy Secretary of Commerce who enriched himself at expense of labor and consumers and shipped jobs overseas, says University of Missouri-Kansas City professor Bill Black 

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Shamkhani: Iran maneuvering power serves as deterrent

Expose the Lies that Trump is anti Wall Street and supporting working people : Steven Mnuchin formerly of Goldman Sachs and Soros Fund manager to be New Treasury Secretary

Alex Jones and the rightwing arsebarkers are promoting  Trump has an anti Wall Street anti Goldman Sachs candidate .

Lets hope they implode with their lies when Trump/Goldman Sachs Combo  come to power when long overdue reality smacks them in the face.

Arsebarker Alex Jones is eating from the Steve Bannon fascistic pigs trough another Goldman Sachs man

Democracy and Class Struggle highlighted some months ago Trump's relationship with Wall Street here 

Republican Donald Trump wants his campaign finance chairman, Steven Mnuchin, to be his Treasury secretary if he wins next week's U.S. presidential election, Fox Business Network reported on Thursday, citing sources.

Mnuchin, a former partner at Goldman Sachs Group Inc who also founded and runs the hedge fund company Dune Capital Management LP, joined Trump's campaign in May as his chief fundraiser.

Fox Business Network, citing unnamed sources from inside the Trump campaign, said the New York businessman has told his team he wants Mnuchin to lead the U.S. Treasury Department if he wins the Nov. 8 election.

Representatives for the Trump campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Trump largely funded his own campaign during the primary contest for Republican presidential nomination but moved to join with the Republican National Committee to jointly fundraise his general election campaign against Democrat Hillary Clinton. He has still contributed millions of his own funds.

Trump has faced a significant fundraising deficit compared with his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. Trump raised a total of $255 million, including about $56 million of his own money, compared to Clinton’s $513 million for the entire election cycle through Oct. 19.

Last week, Trump pledge to donate an additional $10 million of his own personal funds.

Mnuchin previously spent 17 years at Goldman Sachs and has helped finance numerous Hollywood movies, according to Bloomberg. He also previously worked for Soros Fund Management LLC, a hedge fund firm led by George Soros, a Clinton backer.

Over the years, Mnuchin has donated thousands to Republicans as well as Democrats, according to federal campaign finance records, including to Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign and her earlier Senate races.

Mnuchin, a graduate of Yale University who serves on several boards, resigned last year from the board of CIT Group Inc.

(Reporting by Ginger Gibson, Grant Smith and Susan Heavey; Editing by Tim Ahmann, Jonathan Oatis and Frances Kerry)

India :RDF say Condemn the Fake Encounter of Com. Kuppu Devaraj, Central Committee Member, CPI (M), Incharge WGSGZ and Com. Ajitha, State Committee Member in Nilambur Forest, Kerala

Condemn the Fake Encounter of Com. Kuppu Devaraj, Central Committee Member, CPI (M), Incharge WGSGZ and Com. Ajitha, State Committee Member in Nilambur Forest, Kerala

Demand re post mortem of the dead bodies of the deceased.
Demand judicial inquiry by a Supreme Court Sitting or Retired Judge
Homage to the Martyr Comrades.
Release Com. Soman and Adivasis if any in illegal police custody.
Release MN Ravuni (78), the veteran Revolutionary Mass Leader.

Appeal to the people and democratic organization and individuals to raise their voice in solidarity

Com. Kuppu Devraj (60) @ Yogesh, Central Committee Member and Incharge of CPI (Maoist) Western Ghats Special Guerilla Zone (WGSGZ), comprising the Tri junction of Kerala, Karnataka and Tamilnadu and Com. Ajitha (45) a State Committee Member of WGSGZ are killed in a fake encounter in the early morning hours of 23rd November, 2016 Thursday in Nilambur Forest of Mallapuram district, Kerala.

Earlier to that the Kerala police involved in ?Thunderbolt Operation? meant to physically eradicate the Adivasis and Maoists in the Western Ghats for the vested interests of Multi-national companies and comprador companies in the country, cordoned the forest area for eighteen hours and did not allow movement of the people including the media persons into the forest. The incharge police officer for the Thunderbolt Operation says that the police did not allow the media persons only to caution them that there will be land mines planted by the Maoists surrounding their camp.

The fact is that these two comrades who were suffering with ill health and unarmed taking shelter in the Adivasi habitation were caught and killed in cold blood and the dead bodies were brought and thrown there. Later, the people in surrounding areas told the media persons that they have not heard any fire exchange sounds in preceding night. Even the police did not claim any injury on any police personal engaged in encounter. Where as in government medical college hospital, Kozikode 19 bullets were found in Devaraj?s body and 7 in Ajitha?s body.

There are unconfirmed contradictory reports that Com. Soman, local CPI Maiost leader from Vynad is injured and is in police custody which the police are denying and saying that 11 CPI Maoist Guerillas have escaped and combing operations are being conducted in full swing.

The dead bodies of Kuppu Devraj and Ajitha are shifted to Government Medical College hospital, Kozikode (Calicut) and police claim that the post mortem is conducted and bodies will be preserved in the mortuary till Monday, 28th November, 2016. That means no NHRC guide lines and the recent Supreme Court Judgment regarding the encounter killings is followed. The photos of the dead bodies were not published in two National newspapers, except that of Devraj along with the press release of police. The families are not informed. The dead bodies were not shown to the mother, brother and sister of Devraj and Unlce of Ajitha who reached to Kozikode on the 25th November. Instead the police lathi charged and arrested twenty members of human rights organization (Janakeeya Manushyavakasha Prasthanam) and Porattam and threatened the relatives of deceased to leave the place. As the protesters number increased police were forced to release the JMP activists but shifted Com. M.N. Ravunuri, Veteran revolutionary mass leader of Porattam and Vice President of Committee for Release of Political Prisoners (CRPP) to another police station.

Com. M.N. Ravunuri is 78 and one of the senior members of undivided Communist party of India in Madras Province in 1950s and a public votary of Naxalbari path.

Ammini, the old aged mother of Kuppu Devarajan, Babu his brother and sisters who are waiting for the last four days in precincts GMC Hospital, Kozikode are demanding for repostmortem and CRPP JMP advocates also are supporting the demand and filled a petiotion in sessions court of Kozikode which will be heard on 29th of November, Tuesday. The court ordered the preservation of dead bodies in mortuary of GMC Hospital, Kozikode till the petition is disposed.

The Kerala State Human Rights Commission asked the state police chief to probe the matter and submit a report within two weeks.

SHRC member K. Mohan Kumar said that the mystery surrounding the incident should be unraveled. The order came on the basis of a complaint by an activist P.K. Raju who stated that the police has not been able to furnish a credible explanation on the killings even two days after the encounter.

The Crime Branch of State probe is ordered by the State Police Chief cannot clear the doubts of fake encounter since it involves the ?Operation Thunderbolt? and anti-maoist program of three states, i.e. Kerala, Karnataka and Tamilnadu and the Central government, to serve the vested interest of mining and private industries of MNC?s and big bourgeois. We demand a judicial enquiry by the sitting or retired judge of Supreme Court in to this fake encounter.

The Chief Minister office issued a note that the Chief Minister Pinaraya Vijayan has ordered a magisterial inquiry into the encounter and asked the sub collector to conduct the inquiry.

The Chief Minister has also referred the case registered in connection with the ?encounter killing? to the Crime Branch for further probe.
Mani, the minister for electricity in Kerala state govt. was suggesting that since Maoists are not communists as they indulge in mindless violence and extortion they deserve encounter killings and tried to guard himself, skipping that since magisterial inquiry is ordered he will not comment on ?Encounter?.

It contrasts with the contemporary scenario in Chattisgarh where the State Secretary of CPI (M) is implicated in a murder case along with Professors Nandini Sunder and Archana Prasad from Delhi. There the allegation is Maoists killed an Adivasi ofcourse a police stooge. Here the CPI (M) Govt. is continuing the Thunderbolt, part of Greenhunt Operation, Mission 2016, the War on People, the erst while Congress and present Modi?s Hinduthva government pogrom, with shoot at sight orders in Western Ghats. In dealing with Adivasis, Dalits and Muslims the policies of political parties in government are one and same is proved once again in Nilambur encounter.

In Western Ghats it is second major encounter after Com. Saketh Rajan in 2005 and may be second major encounter in Kerala after Com. Vergheese encounter in 1969.

Vijaya Kumar Ex CRPF Chief and security advisor on the Maoist movement to Govt. of India claimed in Chennai that it is great achievement to the state and big bolt to CPI Maoist. It seems his direction and Q branch of TN state role cannot be ruled out in this Thunderbolt operation. This will be the second direct involvement of Vijay Kumar after Kishanji?s encounter killing in Jangalmahal, Bengal.

This is perhaps the first major encounter in Kerala under CPI (M) government. That?s why even the left front partner CPI is condemning it as fake encounter and demanding judicial enquiry.

The CPI State secretary Kanam Rajendran and state leaders are critical of police action and had made it clear that the CPI did not approve of Kerala being turned into a land where Maoists are hunted down.

The leader of opposition, home minister in Congress government Ramesh Chennithala came out against magisterial and Crime Branch enquiries terming them grossly inadequate to bring out the truth.

?The Crime Branch inquiry would be particularly futile as the killing had been carried out by another wing of State Police. Only a fair inquiry would convince the people about the veracity or the police claims. Therefore, there must be an inquiry by a sitting or retired judge of the High Court? Mr. Chennathala said.

Though this statement reflects the changing of colours and positions of parliamentary parties while in and out of power, it should go on record for as posterity of history demands.

Com. Kuppu Devraj is born in Krishnagiri of Tamilnadu but his revolutionary political activity is all through in Karnataka, till he took the responsibility of Western Ghats special guerilla zone. Devaraj is an engineering graduate with an intellectual of high caliber and is well versed in Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Telugu and English.

He was a performing artist and cultural activist and served as an executive member of All India League for Revolutionary Culture (AILRC) in the later year of 1980s. After one term he has gone under ground and became the Secretary of CPI (ML) PW, Karnataka and rose to the Central Committee, CPI Maoist after the merger of MCCI in 2004. He is senior to Martyrs Com. Saketh Rajan and junior to Cherukuri Raja Kumar in Karnataka party during last four decades.

Com. Ajitha daughter of Parandhaman, who served in Indian Railways as an officer, since retired, and deceased, joined the Revolutionary mass movement in 1980s organized the women liberation movement and also fought for democratic rights as an advocate in Chennai. Later she went under ground and has become part of Western Ghats Maoist revolutionary struggle.

Inspite of her failing eye sight and deteriouling health Ajitha withstood the ordeal of an under ground life in the midst of Adivasis and Dalits. Kuppu Devaraj and Ajitha were born into Dalit families and imbibed Revolutionary class consciousness to serve the exploited toiling broad masses of this country.

RDF pays homage to tow comrades Kuppa Devaraj and Ajitha and demands for repost mortem of dead bodies and judicial inquiry into the encounter and punish the officials involved in this operation. RDF appeals to the Democratics and people to stand in solidarity.

Varavara Rao
Revolutionary Democratice Front (RDF)
29th November, 2016