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Veteran’s Day: Support our troops!

Support our troops! Happy Veteran’s Day!

Some articles of interest:
Question on the Indian Maoists – War is not a good thing, but it is an inevitable thing.
What is Protracted People’s War? – Revolutionary war is not the same as reactionary war.
Smedley Butler: Hero of the People – Veterans of imperialist war can come to the people.

People's Liberation Guerrilla Army in India

People’s Liberation Guerrilla Army in India

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Veteran’s Day: Support our troops!

Support our troops! Happy Veteran’s Day!

Some articles of interest:
Question on the Indian Maoists – War is not a good thing, but it is an inevitable thing.
What is Protracted People’s War? – Revolutionary war is not the same as reactionary war.
Smedley Butler: Hero of the People – Veterans of imperialist war can come to the people.

People's Liberation Guerrilla Army in India

People’s Liberation Guerrilla Army in India

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Thai Army tanks in formation during the 2006 coup. (Wikimedia Commons)

While researching news into the latest military coup in Thailand, we came upon this interesting statistical analysis from a bourgeois perspective on why Thailand has had so many coups. While the analysis predates this latest coup, it does apply in the general sense, and interestingly, it is not a Thailand-specific analysis, but one from the perspective of bourgeois universality, that is, the bourgeois view on the cause of military coups under conditions of global capitalism and bourgeois democracy.

The article is in the form of an interview with a statistician and he declares Thailand to be within the statistical model for coups on a number of things, notably poverty, and yet also being an outlier in terms of the sheer number of coups in its history.

In this article we see the limits of bourgeois thinking and perspective, and why the Marxist-Leninist-Maoist analysis of semifeudalism and semicolonialism is of much values to understand Thailand and its history of coups, and how the principle of universality of Protracted People’s War is reinforced by this example. Continue reading

Short Note on the Coup in Thailand: Universality of Protracted People’s War

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PRWC: AFP hallucinating that arrest of Tiamzons will doom armed struggle

NPASeems the Armed Forces of the Philippines spent all the money they stole from Super-typhoon Yolanda aid on some high-quality hallucinogenics:

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) dismissed as “hallucinations” the claims by the armed forces that the recent arrest of CPP leaders and peace consultants Benito Tiamzon and Wilma Austria spells doom for the armed struggle being waged by the New People’s Army (NPA).
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The CPP pointed out that the Aquino regime’s oft-repeated line that the NDFP cannot verify its consultants as they were registered under assumed names does not apply to Wilma Austria who is recognized as a consultant under her real name. “Now Malacañang is coming up with another excuse claiming that Ms. Austria had jumped bail in 1989, when that was later superseded by the recognition it gave her as a peace consultant in 1995 when the JASIG was signed.”

The CPP further condemns the filing of trumped-up criminal charges against Tiamzon and Austria. “Just like the tactic of the Arroyo regime, the Aquino regime is coming up with all possible concocted cases of murder and illegal possession of firearms in order to prolong the incarceration Tiamzon and Austria.” The CPP pointed out that Tiamzon and Austria where unarmed when they were accosted by military and police personnel.

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PRWC: AFP hallucinating that arrest of Tiamzons will doom armed struggle.

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National Democratic Front of the Philippines – NDFP condemns illegal arrest of NDFP Consultants Benito Tiamzon and Wilma Austria

National Democratic Front - Philippines

National Democratic Front – Philippines

The bad faith of the pro-imperialist government in the Philippines continues:

The National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) condemns in the strongest terms the illegal arrest of Benito Tiamzon and Wilma Austria by the Aquino regime’s security forces this afternoon in Carcar, Cebu.
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The NDFP vigorously demands that Benito Tiamzon and Wilma Austria be immediately and unconditionally released.

This latest flagrant violation of the Joint Agreement on Safety and Immunity Guarantees by the Aquino regime, in addition to so many other gross violations of the JASIG, most seriously prejudices the GPH-NDFP peace negotiations.

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Philippines Typhoon: Denounce the US military for using tragedy to justify increased warships deployment—CPP

The USS Guardian, a US navy minesweeper, turned into an environmental disaster after it was heavily damaged when it struck a coral reef off the coast of Palawan in the Philippines. Even when not in direct combat, the US Navy harms the Philippines.

The USS Guardian, a US navy minesweeper, turned into an environmental disaster. It was heavily damaged when it struck a coral reef off the coast of Palawan at the beginning of 2013. Even when not in direct combat, the US Navy harms the Philippines.

Yesterday we heard news that the Armed Forces of the Philippines were taking advantage of the tragedy of the typhoon to engage in offensive operations against the New People’s Army units in the affected areas, in spite of  a declared unilateral ceasefire. Today we hear about the US Navy taking advantage of the situation to increase their naval presence in the sovereign waters of the Philippines under the guise of humanitarian aid. Imperialism and their puppets never see a tragedy they cannot exploit:

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) denounces the US government for using the grave human tragedy wrought by the recent supertyphoon Yolanda (international name Haiyan) in order to justify its operations to further increase the presence of its military warships and armed troops in the Philippines.

“The US government is engaged in disaster interventionism, exploiting the supine state of the Philippines after it was struck by supertyphoon Yolanda, in order to justify its deployment of armed, nuclear-powered and interventionist military warships and armed troops in the Philippines,” said the CPP. “The CPP and the Filipino people denounce the Aquino government for shamelessly welcoming the US military troops with open arms.”

Citing news reports, the CPP pointed out that the US has deployed to the Philippines no less than six warships including US flagship aircraft carrier USS George Washington, that has with it at least 80 jet fighters as well as war helicopters and 5,000 naval soldiers. It will be accompanied to the Philippines by the USS Antietam, USS Cowpens, USS Mustin, USS Lasses guided missile cruisers and the USS Charles Drew supply ship. Meanwhile, the British government is also sending the HMS Daring warship and a Boeing C-17 military transport aircraft.

The CPP further pointed out that aside from the warships that are sailing from Hong Kong and elsewhere, US armed personnel and equipment were already prepositioned in Manila and other parts of the country indicating the continuing presence of armed US troops in the national capital. There are also news reports indicating that the facilities of the Tacloban airport have been taken over by the US military. The US military has also taken advantage of the disaster in order to gain access to the Mactan airport and seaport which has long been a subject of negotiations for increased US rotational presence in the Philippines.

Over the past three years since declaring its “Asia pivot”, the US government has been increasing its “rotational presence” in various countries in the Asia-Pacific region resulting in the militarization of territorial disputes and diplomatic relations among countries in the region and in outright violation of the territorial sovereignty of the Philippines and other countries.

“The US government is militarizing disaster response in the Philippines, in much the same way that the US militarized disaster response in Haiti in the 2010 earthquake,” said the CPP. The high-handed presence of US armed troops in Haiti has been widely renounced. The US government has since maintained its presence in Haiti.

“The Filipino people seek and welcome international support in the face of the terrible devastation brought about by Yolanda in a wide corridor across the Philippine islands,” said the CPP. “However, though devastated, the Filipino people has preserved their sense of national dignity and will continue to defend their sovereignty against foreign military interventionism.”

“What the disaster victims need urgently are food, water and medical attention, not US warships bringing in emergency rations to justifty their armed presence in Philippine sovereign waters,” pointed out the CPP. “If the US government were really interested in providing assistance to countries who have suffered from calamities, then it should increase its funds to civilian agencies that deal in disaster response and emergency relief, not in fattening its international military forces and taking advantage of the people’s miseries to justify their presence,” added the CPP.

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