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Sunday, 23 April 2017

23 April 2017. Why I Despise Upper-Middle Smarminess and Condescension


What more need be said? The Upper-Middles are SO pleased with themselves and look down on the rest of us. They’re IMPORTANT, dontcha know, and their views trump all the rest of ours. Of course, they’re obedient lickspittles of the One Percent… they wouldn’t be the Affluent Effluent otherwise, would they? Keep it focused and don’t argue with such sorts… they’re impervious and won’t give equal respect to others, no matter how intelligent or gifted. “You see, such people don’t deserve a hearing for they don’t have the ‘right credentials'”… that gives you their measure. Yes… credentials aren’t chopped liver (who’d want a priest who didn’t attend Orthodox seminary?)… but they’re not the entire story either.

May Day is coming up… keep the faith and keep strong.



Friday, 13 May 2016

13 May 2016. A Thought from “Big Bill” Haywood

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If you want to hurt those who love money… strike them in the pocketbook… affect their money. Note well how they defend that more tenaciously than anything else. It tells you much about them, no?


Monday, 25 January 2016

25 January 2016. Harry Bridges on Racism

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Harry Bridges was an Australian-born labour leader on the American West Coast. Since he was a Communist and an effective fighter against Capital’s oppression, the rightwing filth tried to deport him from the ’30s to ’50s, but they never succeeded. The CPUSA was the first major organisation in the USA to become fully integrated… a fact never mentioned in contemporary American school texts.


Sunday, 20 September 2015

International Trades Union Conference in Damascus Raised LNR Flag, Lowered Ukrainian Rag

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Today, Andrei Kochetov, chairman of the LNR Federation of Trades Unions (FP LNR), told us that an international trades-union conference for solidarity with Syria replaced the Ukrainian flag with that of the LNR. The LNR delegation participated in an international conference of solidarity with the Syrian people and the working class against imperialism, blockades, and terrorism, held on 13-14 September in the Syrian capital of Damascus under the auspices of the World Federation of Trades Unions (WFTU) and the General Federation of Trades Unions of the Syrian Arab Republic. Kochetov told us:

The conference was in a hotel complex 13 kilometres (8 miles) from Damascus. The forum was rather diverse, attended by over 270 delegates from about 50 countries. Many delegates were from the Middle East, but the only delegations from the EU were from France and Italy. From our region, the only ones present were the Russian Federation and the LNR. Our delegation’s place-card read “Federation of Trades Unions, LNR”. That’s how they introduced us to the assembly. This was the usage in the Spanish, English, Arabic, Russian, and French languages… in all the documents, including the final resolution.

At first, they had the Ukrainian flag, but they replaced it with the LNR flag, which I had brought with me. Many conference attendees came up and said, “What a very beautiful star and a beautiful flag!” The change of the flag also brought special media attention to us. The conference participants very warmly received our presentation because they understand that the challenges that we face and those that Syria face are same, and that the instigator of these problems is the same party.

Earlier, FP LNR delegates took part in the 12th World Congress of Trade Unions of Civil Servants and Related Employees, which took place on 13-14 February in the Nepalese capital of Kathmandu, and on 1-2 June, they took part in an international conference of trade unions in Brussels (Belgium).

19 September 2015

LITs Lugansk Information Centre


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