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Thursday, January 05, 2006

Eighteen Concerns of the International League for People's Struggle


1. The cause of national liberation, democracy and social liberation against imperialism and all reaction;

2. Socio-economic development for oppressed and exploited countries and nations and social equity for all working people;

3. Human rights in the civil, political, economic, social and cultural fields against state violence, national oppression, class exploitation, gender oppression, fascism, castism, racism and religious bigotry;

4. The cause of just peace and struggles against wars of counterrevolution and aggression and against nuclear, biological, chemical, missile and other weapons of genocidal and random mass destruction;

5. Promotion of trade union and other democratic rights of the working class, improvement of wage and living conditions against all forms of intensifying exploitation of labor and the destruction of working class organizations in their pursuit of the historic mission of fighting for social liberation;

6. Agrarian reform and rights of peasants, farm workers and fisherfolk against feudal, semifeudal and capitalist exploitation and oppression;

7. The cause of women's liberation and rights against all forms of sexual discrimination, exploitation and violence;

8. Rights of the youth to education and employment;

9. Children's rights against child labor, sexual abuse and other forms of exploitation;

10. Rights of indigenous peoples, national minorities, and nationalities for self-determination and decolonization against discrimination, racism, and national oppression by imperialism and local reaction;

11. The rights of teachers, researchers and other educational personnel and struggle against ideas and researches directed against the people;

12. The right of the people to health care and the rights of health workers;

13. Science and technology for the people and development, environmental protection against plunder and pollution and the destruction of the foundations of human life, the right to safe and healthy food and water and opposition to manipulation of genetic technology for imperialist profit;

14. Arts and culture and free flow of information in the service of the people and the rights of artists, creative writers, journalists and other cultural workers against imperialist and reactionary propaganda and oppression;

15. Justice and indemnification for the victims of illegal arrest and detention (especially political prisoners), violations of due process, torture, extra-judicial executions, disappearances, mass displacement, and other blatant forms of human rights violations.

16. Rights and welfare of homeless persons, refugees and migrant workers displaced by imperialism and local reactionaries;

17. Rights of aged people towards a life in dignity and secured existence;

18. Rights of gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgendered against discrimination, intolerance and xenophobia.


Blogger Trevor Loudon said...

Why doesn't that surprise me. Oliver?

7:43 PM  
Blogger Just my opinion said...

And how will these people enforce these "rules" Oliver? Bloody force.

3:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oliver doesn't need to wash the blood from his Mao suit these days....he gets a fresh one everytime from the local cell stores...

3:35 AM  
Blogger Trevor Loudon said...

The main reason i posted this, Clint and James was to show how similar the Maoist programme is to political correctness. That's because they are one and the same. As you say Clint, all this bullshit will have to enforced, because no rational person will want to live this programme.

12:09 PM  
Blogger Just my opinion said...

Exactly. If ou posted this list and asked us where it originated we would all all thought it might of come from NZ!

12:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"9. Children's rights against child labor, sexual abuse and other forms of exploitation;"

Some of these demands seem to be just basic rights that are firmly protected under our British style system of law. Basically things we’d all agree on, like protecting children from abuse. The economic demands I think is debateble

I do find your profiles of NZ activists quite interesting but I wonder why you spend so much time worrying about these people involved in such minor activist groups of little consequence at all. The Anti-Capitalist Alliance (the group including Mark Muller and Daphna Whitmore, the Workers’ Party and Revolution) only has a few nutters for a membership base who hand out badly xeroxed leaflets at meetings and demonstrations about how great Nepal's murderous Maoists are. No one takes them seriously, not even on "the left".

Considering your ACT Party membership it is probably better to criticise Richard Prebble for the large part he played in the firmly socialist Labour Party, not so long ago. While he was a Labour Minister New Zealand was an active supporter of Indonesia's brutal occupation of East Timor. The Labour governments of both the 1970s and 1980s voted in support of Indonesia at the United Nations and trained their soldiers. I might also add that in the 1980's the New Zealand government continued to support the Khmer Rouge's claim to be the legitimate holder of Cambodia's seat at the UN.

The hard earned money we had stolen off us by taxation went to training Indonesian soldiers how better to murder innocent Timorese, under Prebble’s and Ken Shirley’s (also a former Labour MP) watch.

Maybe you should first criticise ACT Party members who've been involved in supporting horrible authoritarian statism similar to the statism of the Soviet Union, while posing as libertarians.

8:18 PM  
Blogger Trevor Loudon said...

East Timor is an interesting one Cameron. I certainly don't condone all Indonesian actions in that area, but Fretilin etc were far from angels. Basically Indonesia used brutal tactics to suppress a breakaway movemnt that was very leftist. Fretilin for example had ties to the Communist party of the Philippines. I agree that the ACA are loose units, but they provide some measure of aid and comfort to some pretty heavy duty nasty bastards and deserve to be shown up for it.

8:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fretilin weren't particularly nice but there were many other groups, such as the rightist Timorese Democratic Union who were brutally supressed by the Indonesians. Often Indonesian soldiers would enter villages and line up everyone, including small children, and shoot them. They didn't make much distinction between innocents and Fretilin members.

East Timor's fight for independence was hardly a "breakaway movement". Timor was colonised by the Portugese and was never formally part of Indonesia.

I agree entirely that people in looney left groups like groups, like the ACA, most certainly need to be shown up for their support of extremely nasty overseas terrorists, such as Shining Path or the Fillipino Communists. However, so do our elected representatives in Parliament. By your ACT membership you probably are in a good position to help influence that Party's policies and speak out against those who've supported terrible rights abuses. You have a lot less influence on rag tag communists.

5:57 PM  

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