The following statement by the Communist Party of the Philippines is from the website of the National Democratic Front:
With the reactionary elections coming to a close, it now appears that the Philippine neocolonial state will be headed next by Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III.
Posted in Electoral Politics, Imperialism, Marxism-Leninism, Philippines
Tagged Benigno Aquino III, Communist Party of the Philippines, Gloria M. Arroyo, Hacienda Luisita Massacre, National Democratic Front of the Philippines, neocolonialism, Noynoy Aquino, Oplan Bantay Laya, Philippine elections, Protracted People's War, Revolution
The following is from Fight Back! News:
By Kosta Harlan
Vast numbers of Iraqis responded angrily to the Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) signed between the United States government and their local allies in the Green Zone. The SOFA will provide a legal basis to continue the U.S. occupation of Iraq when the United Nations Security Council mandate for the occupation expires on Dec. 31, 2008. Hundreds of thousands protested before the agreement was signed and protests are set to continue as the SOFA legislation heads to the puppet parliament for final approval. The Iraqi resistance has also intensified its attacks on the U.S. occupation in response to the agreement.
Posted in Anti-War / Anti-Intervention, Imperialism, Iraq
Tagged Admiral Mullen, Ahmed al-Masoudi, AMSI, Fight Back!, Green Zone, Iraq, Iraqi Resistance, Kosta Harlan, Moqtad al-Sadr, neocolonialism, Nuri al-Maliki, self-determination
From the International Anti-Occupation Network
The US occupation of Iraq is illegal and cannot be made legal. All that has derived from the occupation is illegal and illegitimate and cannot gain legitimacy. These facts are incontrovertible. What are their consequences?
The following was a contribution from Kosta Harlan, an organizer with Students for a Democratic Society, at a program on the Iraq war organized by the People’s Organization for Progress in Newark, NJ on October 18. The program was titled “Which way to peace in Iraq?”
Is Bush on the path to victory in Iraq?
In a word: no. That’s simple enough. The whole world can see the occupation’s days are numbered. But it’s not enough to know the government’s cause is unjust or that the occupation is failing. We need to understand why.
The causes for the failure can be summed up simply:
- To achieve “victory” the occupation needs a political process to rule over Iraq.
- The Green Zone political process, the puppet government set up by the occupation authorities, is a failure.
- Therefore, the war will end in defeat for the United States, and in victory for the people of Iraq.
I. Why the occupation needs a puppet government
The origins of the current U.S. aggression against Iraq reside in two landmark events. The first was the 1958 revolution that swept the British-supported monarchy from power and established Iraqi independence and political sovereignty. Fourteen years later, the Baath Party nationalized the country’s oil, which ended the domination of Big Oil in Iraq. That laid the foundation for Iraq’s economic sovereignty.
Posted in Anti-War / Anti-Intervention, Iraq, Students for a Democratic Society, Theory
Tagged Anti-War / Anti-Intervention, Awakening Councils, Bush, Green Zone, Imperialism, Iraq, Iraqi Resistance, Kosta Harlan, National Liberation, national oppression, neocolonialism, Paul Bremer, People's Organization for Progress, Sahwa, Students for a Democratic Society