Voices from Russia

Saturday, 12 August 2017

12 August 2017. WE REMEMBER… They Won the Great Victory

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That’s John Witte Sr of Texas… he fought in the Great War Against Fascism. He never boasted… he rarely talked about his time at war. In that, he was like millions of others. They, likewise, did their duty, did their bit in defeating the fascist snakes, and came home to raise families and make an honest living. Postwar America was better for their presence. That generation is passing on now… not many are left. Honour them, the living and the dead. They ARE an “Immortal Regiment”…

We DO remember…

THANK YOU FOR THE VICTORY… THANK YOU FOR OUR LIVES…

BMD

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Remembering Oliver Law, an American Communist Who Died Fighting Fascism in Spain

Anti-fascist volunteers in Spain; Commandante Law is on the extreme left.

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9 July 2017 marks 80 years since the death of Oliver Law, a communist, labour organiser, and the first Afro-American to lead an integrated military force in the country’s history. Law served in the US Army from 1919 to 1925; he joined the CPUSA in 1932. His communist activism and his political activities with International Labor Defense kept cops constantly on his coattails. In one incident, the Chicago Police Red Squad severely beat him. In another incident, cops arrested Law as he spoke at a demonstration in Chicago on 31 August 1935 against Italy’s occupation of Ethiopia during the Second Italo-Abyssinian War. He organised mass protests against the occupation.

A year later, Law joined the joined the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, one of the thousands of international volunteers that travelled to Spain to fight against Spain’s dictator Francisco Franco and the rise of the fascist Nationalists. Fighting for the Republic in the Spanish Civil War, which occurred between July 1936 and April 1939, Law was commander of the entire Brigade for several days and commander of its Machine Gun Regiment for much longer. Law led the Brigade during the initial days of the Brunete Offensive, but on the fourth day of the campaign, he died of wounds suffered whilst leading an assault on Mosquito Ridge. Five decades after his death, Chicago Mayor Harold Washington recognised Law’s historic achievement by declaring 21 November 1987 as “Oliver Law and Abraham Lincoln Brigade Day”.

9 July 2017

TeleSur

http://www.telesurtv.net/english/analysis/Remembering-Oliver-Law-the-Black-Communist-Who-Died-Fighting-Fascism-in-Spain-20170709-0029.html

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

18 April 2017. Paul Robeson Told the HUAC…

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If rightwing filth tell you, “Love it or leave it”, reply, “Indeed! You’d better pack your bags… you love money more than you love our country and people. Thank you, for saying it so succinctly!” That’ll fry their ice but good… you see, the righties don’t like it when you turn their own verbiage against them. Be a happy warrior! We’re on the right side… we’re for justice… they’re for filthy lucre. No choice there, is there?

BMD

Friday, 24 March 2017

24 March 2017. What the American Dream Really Is…

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America isn’t something you can buy in a store. Yes… it’s something just a little bit more…

You don’t have to believe in rightwing lunacy to be a patriot. Indeed, I’d argue that rightwing Yahooism is the antipode of true patriotism. Do think on that…

BMD

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