Wednesday, March 5, 2014
DEATH TO FASCIST…
Comrade Sekou Osei
This has been a most trying new year of having to face the very real danger of actual war and this new war is not a military drama thrown on a defenseless people engaging a guerrilla war, but of an opponent who has a standing army and jets and tanks a military that can strike back. As of this week the world has seen a coming confrontation and the whole sale of diplomatic dribble of half-truths to rationalize the moves of the Ukrainian counter revolution. While at the same time a number of people refuse to see the obvious and hide behind international policy of state craft as real truth of vague language that means nothing as these people pretend to be state department insiders of a diplomatic intellectual super logic. Their argument as we have seen on television on a tactical level imperialism is rational and goes by a well reason historical approach to all the personalities involved. For in their bogus political arguments is that the real cue is to understand the personalities of leadership. Thus, all they do is to explain away as “insight.” There is the sterile dance of a-historical gossip. To them the role of the historian is the person that listens behind the bedroom door of political leadership.
A number of forces in the US believe that this latest confrontation will not explode because the intellectual level of behind-the-doors maneuvering, never to understand that all needs of imperialism is always irrational in relation to power of profit.
For these pompous gassy toad will never understand they just rationalize their on the wrong side of history, there is the lot of no future only to live well in the immediate world of corruption, of the comfort of pampered harlot of social sterility.
The crisis that has erupted in Ukraine following the right-wing coup engineered by the United States and Germany and the intervention of Russia into Crimea has created the most dangerous international confrontation since the end of World War II. Almost overnight, in a manner not seen since the 1930s, provocations are being issued and military forces are being placed on high alert in most of Europe.
All of the claims that the disbanding of the Soviet Union gestured at the end of the 20th century of wars and revolutions have been showed to be a hollowed dance of musical chair of lies by the events of the past several days. The 20th century was the “unfinished century,” whose unresolved economic, social and political contradictions underlie the explosive tensions of the present century. One hundred years after the outbreak of World War I and 75 years since the beginning of World War II, humanity is again facing the dangers of world war and fascism.
The principal responsibility for the intensification of the crisis in Ukraine lies with the machinations of the United States and Germany. Both countries, along with their European Union allies, systematically intervened to channel popular dissatisfaction with the crisis driven government of President Viktor Yanukovych behind ultra-right nationalist and fascist forces. Their aim and role was all along was to topple the elected government and install a regime aligned with Western imperialism and willing to participate in its well-advanced plans for the geopolitical isolation and carve-up of Russia.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel met with leaders of the right-wing opposition. Her party, the Christian Democratic Union, financially supported the Udar party of former boxer Vitali Klitschko. Top European Union officials trudged with the Svoboda party fascists and Right Sector armed gangs in Kiev’s central square.
US Undersecretary of State for Europe and Asia Victoria Nuland made over four trips to Kiev, joining the neo-fascist “protesters” and meeting with opposition figures like Klitschko, Arseny Yatsenyuk and the notoriously anti-Semitic Svoboda leader Oleh Tyahnybok. She recognized in December that the US had given over $5 billion to be dump into the Ukraine since the 1990s to build up US proxy forces in the country.
Nuland’s leaked telephone conversation with Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt, in which they discussed installing Yatsenyuk after toppling Yanukovich, exposed the degree to which Washington was manipulating events within the country.
Victoria Nuland US Undersecretary of State for Europe and Asia
US Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt
There is no question but that Russia is confronted with an existential threat. The integration of Ukraine into the expanding anti-Moscow alliance would render Russia more vulnerable to imperialist aggression and destabilization. Future operations will unfold not only on the periphery of Russia, but within its borders. The United States and the European imperialist powers will have no difficulty finding new “human rights” causes to encourage, finance and arm.
However, the dangers confronting Russia—which threaten its dismemberment and reduction to semi-colonial status—cannot be lessened, let alone overcome, by the Putin regime’s resort to military force. Thus, it has to be understood that Putin has no choice, his response to the aggressive actions of US and German imperialism is bereft of any progressive content. Thus the question that has to asked and answered is; which is worst in the world today the complete hegemony of the US and it Western allies over the world, or the regional power of Putin?
But very frank realities check in history of Putin, he actually represents oligarchs who augmented themselves by plundering state industry following the dissolution of the USSR. The issue for Putin is not redistribution of wealth but providing a stable peace in the region for Russian business. His government is incapable of making any appeal to the Ukrainian working class or to left or radical outlooks within the country. What has happened instead, is that Putin has not given a full explanation of events in Ukraine that lead to the fascist taken power and without public propaganda about this has been use in the rounding up right-wing chauvinism both in Russia and eastern Ukraine, adding to the dangers of civil and sectarian warfare stoked up by the Ukrainian fascists and their American and German backers.
The statements of US spokesmen such as Secretary of State John Kerry on the crisis smack and reek of pretense and deceit. Over the weekend, Kerry condemned Russia’s “violation of Ukrainian sovereignty and territorial integrity” as being in infringement of the United Nations Charter and “a threat to the peace and security of Ukraine, and the wider region.”
Secretary of State John Kerry
Kerry, who voted in 2002 to approved President George W. Bush to invade Iraq on the basis of deceits and lies about Iraqi weapons of mass destruction, announced, “You just don't in the 21st century behave in 19th century fashion by invading another country on [a] completely trumped up pretext.” The fact that such statements can be made without any challenge from the “mainstream” media only underlines the complete integration of the corporate-controlled media with the American intelligence and military organization and its role as a source and scandalmonger of state propaganda.
But the record of Washington speaks for itself. Just over the past 25 years, the United States has invaded, bombed or overthrown governments in Panama, Grenada, Somalia, Haiti, Sudan, Serbia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Yemen and Libya. It has carried out assassinations and cyber-attacks against Iran and is intervening massively to overthrow the government of Syria.
America does not and never has accepted any nation’s right to sovereignty or territorial integrity. Once a country runs afoul of the predatory interests of US imperialism around the world, it is targeted for attack and regime-change.
Nor is there the slightest democratic content to the fascist-dominated protest movement in Kiev and western Ukraine. The extreme nationalist forces dominating these protests trace their political lineage back to the Ukrainian fascists who allied themselves with the Nazi invaders in World War II, who murdered millions of Ukrainians. The predecessors of Svoboda and the Right Sector aided in the annihilation of the country’s Jewish population, since the installation of the new far-right government, reports have multiplied of fascist attacks on Jews in Kiev.
Washington and Berlin, in using these forces to install a puppet regime and gain effective control over Ukraine, are fueling an explosion of tensions between various ethnic and religious groups that threatens to dwarf the bloodbath that escorted the breakup of Yugoslavia in the 1990s, which was likewise instigated with US and German support.
Germany’s role is particularly ominous and disturbing. In making a refurbished thrust into Ukraine, it is reviving the legacy of German imperialism in World War I and World War II, both of which saw German troops invade Ukraine and carry out mass atrocities. Its intervention in Ukraine coincides with public declarations by German officials calling for a revival of German militarism and apologias by leading academics for Hitler and the Nazis.
The US-German regime-change operation in Ukraine is part of a broader drive ongoing since the breakup of the Soviet Union to integrate former Soviet republics in Europe and Asia into US imperialist-dominated military, economic and political structures such as NATO. This has included the Western-orchestrated “color revolutions” in Georgia and Ukraine.
The coup in Ukraine represents a major landmark in this campaign. Effective US control of Ukraine opens up the opportunities of US or US-linked troops being stationed directly on Russia’s western border. It threatens Russia’s Black Sea fleet in Crimea, which is Moscow’s only water route into the Eastern Mediterranean, the Balkans and the Middle East. It will be used as well to push Georgia into NATO and fuel separatist and secessionist agitation by a wide variety of ethnic and religious minorities within Russia.
This does not alter the fact that Russia’s intervention into Crimea is politically desperate. The Putin government is an organ of capitalist restoration and the product of the degeneration and overthrow at the hands of mechanical Soviet reform of the economic and social foundations of the workers’ state established by the 1917 October Revolution. It is a comprador regime with no real independence from imperialism and the struggle of Putin is to establish an independence from Western imperialism.
In the Ukraine events, the world is witnessing the disastrous results both within Russia and internationally of the dissolution of the USSR in 1991. These consequences are the ultimate outcome of the inherently conservative international policies of relying on diplomacy instead of outright anti-imperialist mobilization of its population and raising anti-imperialist political consciousness among its people.
One of the issues that propelled the 1917 revolution was the struggle against imperialist domination of Russia. But this could be successfully fought only through the revolutionary mobilization of the working class based on a socialist and internationalist program. If ethnic chauvinism as nationalism could not protect Russia from imperialist depredations in World War I, then all the more reactionary and impotent are attempts to revive it today world.
What has to be noted by understanding history is that in remembering that the ending of the Soviet Union would result in Russia’s degeneration to a semi-colonial status, while in history under the Soviet Union, Ukraine was to raise the slogan of an independent Soviet Ukraine, under Levko Lukyanenko claiming that independence on a bourgeois basis could have only the most reactionary implications. A bourgeois Ukraine, moreover, could be nothing other than a plaything of the various imperialist powers. So it was then, so it now...
There have been a number of liberal forces and left thinkers that have endorsed the Kiev protests as a genuinely democratic and even as a revolutionary movement. They have intentionally concealed the fact that it is not a radical movement of the working poor. They have sought to hide the relations of the leaders to forces who collaborated with the Nazis and the Holocaust in World War II.
The answer to the imperialist plans to carve up Russia and gain direct control over vast territories and resources cannot be found in the promotion of Russian nationalism, no more than the grievances of the long-suffering Ukrainian masses can be resolved by the promotion of Ukrainian nationalism. The crisis that has erupted in Ukraine poses with the greatest urgency the need for the working class to assert its own interests on the basis of its own independent program. It is the absence of a revolutionary leadership fighting to mobilize the working class on the basis of such a program that has enabled fascistic forces, financed and backed by US and German imperialism, to gain the upper hand.
The answer to this crisis is the unification of the Ukrainian and Russian working poor of the people on the basis of an anti-imperialist and internationalist program. Ukraine has a powerful revolutionary history. In the 19th century, Ukrainian-born Marxists intellectuals rejected narrow program of ethnic chauvinism and instead championed the program of revolution and state power of working people and a radical internationalism.
For as the harlot proxies still dance to
lies of let’s pretend…
For the people in Ukraine, history is on their side, but not time, for the world is watching
Saturday, March 1, 2014
Attempts of EU, Far-right Imperialist Proxies to Set Up Ukraine Government Collapse
By Malik Sekou Osei February 26th, 2014
As of this week, the world’s people have seen the sterile dance of the dance of the coward harlot within the state of Ukraine. As the social toadstool of the Eastern European counter revolution has begun their political narcissistic prance of arrogance and power over the leaderless and unorganized people of Ukraine. Attempts to set up a government by the Western-backed Ukrainian opposition forces that seized power in Saturday’s fascist coup have collapsed amid rising demands for social attacks on the people of Ukraine from Washington and the European Union (EU), and with growing military tensions with Russia.
EU Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton
EU foreign policy Chief Ms. Catherine Ashton left Kiev Monday (February 24th) after two days of futile talks trying to bring the different opposition parties together in a government. The coup, sarcastically hailed by the Western media as a struggle for “democracy,” is proving to be an operation to forcibly install a grubby junta of imperialist finance capital. Opposition officials estimated this week that Ukraine needs up to $35 billion to refinance its debts. Nonetheless, the major international banks have in effect cut off credit to Ukraine, charging ruinously very high interest rates that Ukraine cannot afford. For the meantime, Russia has removed its offer of $15 billion in aid after the coup toppled Russian-backed President Viktor Yanukovych.
EU and International Monetary Fund (IMF) officials are insisting a number of austerity measures, such as deep cuts to state subsidies for consumer energy prices, in exchange for a $1o R2 billion payment to stave off abrupt bankruptcy. Yanukovych was to disallow a planned association agreement with the EU entailing such cuts last autumn—the decision which led to the opposition protests against him—fearing that the cuts might lead to social upheavals that would bring down his government.
Now, the pro-Western opposition, supported by gangs of fascist thugs from the Svoboda party and the neo-Nazi Right Sector group, is trying to push this reactionary, anti-democratic agenda through. Arseniy Yatsenyuk of billionaire oligarch Ms. Yulya Tymoshenko’s Fatherland Party, whom Washington has recognized as its favored right-wing figurehead in Ukraine, called on the opposition to join government and do the banks’ bidding despite popular opposition. “This is about political responsibility. You know to be in this government is to commit political suicide, and we need to be very frank aopen,” Yatsenyuk told reporters outside Parliament.
Such comments underline that the opposition aims to run roughshod over the Ukrainian people, trying to use violently anti-working class forces like Svoboda or Right Sector, which openly glorify Nazism and the Holocaust, to crush whatever popular opposition emerges. Reports of broader public opinion in Ukraine indicate popular hostility not only to Yanukovych, but also to the leading opposition oligarch, Tymoshenko. One woman told the Neue Zürcher Zeitung, “They are all crooks, the ones like the other, and Yulya [Tymoshenko] is no better.” (Will Ukrainian people become austerity guinea pigs?
Hostilities are mounting and intensifying with Russia over the Western powers’ move to snatch Ukraine from Russia’s sphere of influence. In a statement, the Russian Foreign Ministry attacked US and EU policy in Ukraine as driven “not by a concern for the fate of Ukraine, but by unilateral geopolitical calculations … A course has been set to use dictatorial and sometimes terrorist methods to suppress dissenters in various regions.”
Dimitri Medvedev the Prime Minister of Russia
Speaking to Interfax on Monday, Russian Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev criticized the coup in Kiev. He said, “Strictly speaking, there is no one to talk to there. The legitimacy of a whole host of government bodies raises huge doubts … If people crossing Kiev in black masks and Kalashnikov rifles are considered a government; it will be difficult for us to work with such a government.”
Medvedev added, however, that Russia would honor legally-binding energy contracts to provide Ukraine with natural gas. “Those agreements which are legally binding must be honored. We are not cooperating with personalities or isolated individuals. These are inter-state relations. We are neighbors, close nations, and we cannot run away from one another. Whatever has been signed must be honored. For us, Ukraine remains a serious and important partner.”
The opposition has abolished the status of the Russian language—which is widely spoken, particularly in the east of Ukraine—as an official language. There is widespread fear of possible fighting, including Russian intervention, if opposition forces in Kiev attempt to conquer the east or take over Russian military installations in the Crimea.
NATO commander US General Breedlove
Russian Chief of Staff General Valery Gerasimov
NATO commander in Europe General Philip Breedlove spoke with Russian Chief of General Staff General Valery Gerasimov in a tense exchange on Monday, in which both “expressed concern over the situation in Ukraine.”
Such remarks highlight the bankruptcy of the Russian regime of President Vladimir Putin, and the disastrous geo-strategic implications of the bureaucracy’s dissolution of the USSR, 23 years ago. Dependent on Ukrainian pipelines to transport its natural gas to European markets, the Kremlin oligarchy has no more popular base than the corrupt Yanukovych regime. It is vulnerable to similar right-wing provocations by middle class opposition forces or internal ethnic conflicts, such as the one in Chechnya, fueled by the United States and its allies. To the extent that it tries to use its military machine to block the offensive of imperialism’s far-right proxies, Moscow only runs the risk of triggering all-out war with NATO.
The only way forward is to mobilize the working masses in Ukraine and internationally against the imperialist powers’ drive to impose far-right, neo-colonial regimes throughout the former USSR. In the lack of this level of organization of political resistance, the imperialist powers and their proxy harlots will simply swarm ahead with mobilizing right-wing, middle class forces to weaken the entire region, ultimately targeting to dismember Russia. The ex-Soviet republic of Georgia, whose US-backed government fought a brief war with Russia in 2008 after attacking Russian peacekeepers in South Ossetia, is now applying for an EU association agreement like that turned down in Ukraine by Yanukovych.
In last Tuesday, Süddeutsche Zeitung (The Real Revolution in Ukraine Still Lies Ahead by Stefan Kornelius), Lilia Shevtsova of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace think-tank in Moscow has shown that pro-Western opposition forces are preparing for operations like the Ukrainian fascist insurrection throughout the territories of the former USSR, including in Russia itself.
Lilia Shevtsova of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Lilia Shevtsova goes to say: “If Yanukovych loses control, Kiev could drop the western regions, or the Russian-dominated eastern regions could declare their independence and agree on a tax union with Russia” (Despite Denials, Moscow Works behind the Scenes in Ukraine by Julian Hans February 25, 2014)
Praising the fascist-led coup in Kiev in Orwellian fashion as “a new form of national self-realization, with its own leaders and heroes,” and calling for Ukraine to join NATO, Shevtsova goes to say: “Ukraine proved to be the weakest link in the post-Soviet chain. One must keep in mind that similar uprisings are also possible in other countries.”
President Joachim Gauck of Germany
Pointing to the foreign policy of German President Joachim Gauck, who has called for Germany to abandon restraints on its foreign and military policies observed since the fall of the Nazi regime, Shevtsova raised the possibility that Berlin might support similar operations against Russia.
She wrote, “One can therefore hope that the Ukrainians will not be disappointed in Europe again, and also that the democratic forces in Russia will be able to overcome their current disappointment with Europe.”
While after reading this we see, the articulation of the social toadstool of reaction given voice by the empty and sterile dance of an arrogant harlot of counter revolution and imperialism, only to give rationalization to the growing vulgar oppression of the peoples of Ukraine and to imposed a social and economic underdevelopment only to gain access to worthless EU dollar.
The people of Ukraine as the world’s humanity will be force to confront and understand that they cannot compromise with fascism and imperialism and expect to live or their children to live a full human existence, but only the soiled door mat of the rich and power.
For Ukraine is no different from Haiti, no different from South Africa, no different from Turkey, no different from Kenya, no different from Nigeria, No different from Florida with Trayvon Martin, no different from Brooklyn and gentrification, no different from Philadelphia and Mumia Adu Jamal, no different from Bangladesh and working people being crush in cheap garment factories with little and non-existence pay; no difference of resistance
For History Is On Their Side, But Not Time
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Monday, December 16, 2013
The Woman of Cold Autumn
Malik Sekou Osei
As we sit
the tarnish pages
As the people
The once pretty smile
to a silence beat;
Her hair wrapped in African cloth,
of cold Autumn
But the melody
In life, she never got far in
of her romantic life
they never knew...
what was being asked
the time of her
of her spiritual
"of lets pretend"
For there were no reasons
for the disruptions
For through her
Where the vagueness of
shades of shrugs
called a park
to the emptiness of shadows
It was hoped
through the badge
They would believe that
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brow. Our, colorful stoic drummers
and dancers of posture,
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On how to treat
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of being an
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