ABOUT THE AUCPB

The All-Union Communist Party of Bolsheviks (AUCPB), inheriting Bolshevik principles of the R.S.D.W.P. -R.S.D.W.P.(b) - A.U.C.P.(b) - of Lenin's policiy in the CPSU, is the highest form of proletarian class organisation, advanced detachment of the working class, acting in unity with the peasantry and labour intelligentsia, standing on the Party's positions for: the gain of political power - overthrowing the dictatorship of the bourgeoisie and establishment of the dictatorship of the proletariat, the destruction of private ownership over the instuments and means of production, the revival of the USSR, the further strenghtening of the proletarian interests for the complete victory of socialism and gradual transition to communism. The ideological and theoretical basis of the AUCPB is formed by Marx, Engels, Lenin, Stalin, is their doctrine in its creative application and development in modern conditions. The AUCPB is a component of the global communist movement with the aim of communism triumphing over the whole planet.

Saturday, 30 April 2011

LONG LIVE MAY 1


International Workers' Day of Solidarity!

Dear friends and comrades in the struggle for socialism in our country and abroad!

We, the AUCPB heartily congratulate you on our common holiday 1 MAY – A Day of International solidarity of Workers of all countries in the fight for their social and political rights, for socialism! We wish you all good health, high political activity and firmness in the current difficult political situation, internationally and domesticly, in the frenzy of imperialism, feeling its own death.
Believe us, our struggle will necessarily lead to victory and celebration on the planet of a humane socialist system instead of a criminal bandit imperialist society, a society of thieves, rapists and murderers, deceit and wickedness, which turns an honest worker into a slave fighting for survival. The wave of protest of the people against the powerful of this world is growing, like the tsunami. It will sweep away the entire criminal mafia gang ruling the world map, regardless of nationality, and nationality. Let us be worthy of the mission entrusted to us by HISTORY!

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Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Lenin loved Russia


April 22 - Birthday of Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

LENIN LOVED RUSSIA – HIS MOTHERLAND

Today, in an environment full of fake patriots from "united russes" to monarchists and outspoken nationalists, there is a fashionable assertion that alleges Lenin did not love Russia, neglected her interests and so on. This is nonsense and a profanity of stories by those who do not want to study it or drive it under an anti-communist template.

So, we shall not so to speak, pour more water but take a look at the facts, the statements of Vladimir Ilyich Lenin.

According to Lenin: "A Fatherland, that is, the given political, cultural and social environment is the most powerful factor in the class struggle of the proletariat ... The proletariat can not be indifferent to the political, social and cultural conditions of their struggle, so it can not be indifferent to the fate of their country" (V.I. Lenin, Collected Works, v. 15, ed. 4, p. 171-172). Vladimir Ilyich never separated the Russian proletariat from Russia, and believed it would be criminal to ignore their homeland, as the Trotskyites and the cosmopolitan bourgeoisie do.

In the article "On the national pride of the Great Russians”, Lenin stressed that the conscious Russian workers are not alien to a sense of national pride, but they are not proud of the same things that capitalists are proud of. "We love our language and our country, - he wrote – and we are doing our very utmost to raise her toiling masses (i.e. 9 / 10 of her population) to the level of a democratic and socialist consciousness. To us it is most painful to see and feel the outrages, the oppression and humiliation inflicted our fair country suffers at the hands of the tsar’s butchers, the nobles and the capitalists. We take pride in the resistance to these outrages put up from our midst, from the Great Russians, that midst having produced Radishchev, the Decembrists and the revolutionary commoners of the seventies, in the Great-Russian working class having created in 1905, a mighty revolutionary party of the masses that the Great-Russian peasantry began at the same time to turn to democracy and set about overthrowing the clergy and the landed prioprietors". (V.I. Lenin, Collected Works, Vol., v. 21, ed. 4, p. 85 (Rus)) . According to Lenin, a patriot is a person who is not indifferent to the situation of their own country and tries to change it for the better.

One of the reasons that the armed uprising in Petrograd was outlined by Lenin for the second half of October 1917, were plans by the provisional government of Kerensky to surrender Petrograd to the Germans. If it were not for the Great October Socialist Revolution, the capital of Russia probably would have been invaded by Germany, as there already existed a prior agreement between the interim government and the leadership of the imperialist country. Lenin wrote before the October uprising: "Kerensky and Kornilov will surrender Petrograd to the Germans. It is necessary for the salvation of Petrograd to overthrow Kerensky and for the Soviets to take power ..." (V.I. Lenin, Collected Works, Vol., v.26, ed. 4, p. 158). Thanks to the socialist revolution, the then capital of Russia did not fall under a foreign yoke. In this case, Lenin and the Bolsheviks showed themselves as true patriots, in contrast to the bourgeois Provisional Government, which in fact embarked on a betrayal of their homeland.
Lenin stated: "... The bourgeoisie will betray their homeland and commit all crimes, if only to assert their authority over the people and their own profits" . (V.I. Lenin, Collected Works, Vol., v. 25, ed. 4, p. 290). This was confirmed by the events of the Civil War, when the counterrevolutionary White armies in order to crush the Soviet republic, gave to the British and Americans large areas of Murmansk and Archangel, to the Japanese - the Far East, to the French, Italians, Romanians, Greeks – the south of Ukraine, Crimea, parts of the North Caucasus, and to the English – the Transcaucasia. But only the Red Army in this regard proved itself as a patriotic force, expelling all foreign troops from the territory of the former Tsarist empire. What, kind of scoundrels and villains are they, calling themselves patriots, leading into their homeland foreign bayonets and tanks! That's what Denikin, Kolchak, Wrangel, Yudenich and other traitors did, together with and at the same time, the cynical counter-revolutionaries who hated the Russian peasants and workers.

Vladimir Ilyich fought for Great Russia, which could not have been great by infringing on the rights of non-Russian peoples, bordering countries, the outbreak of wars of conquest, but only because of its progressive internationalist system - socialism. Lenin said: "... We, the Great-Russian workers, full of national pride, we want a free and independent, democratic, republican, proud Great Russia, building its own relations with its neighbours on the humane principle of equality, rather than degrading a great nation on the feudal principle of privilege " (V.I. Lenin, Collected Works, Vol., v.21, ed. 4, p. 86) . As you see, Lenin regarded Russians as a great nation.

Vladimir Ilyich, like a true patriot of his country was very pleased by the fact that Russia was the first country that had embarked on the path of victorious socialist construction. Lenin said: "... We can be proud of and we are proud that we have the good fortune to start building a Soviet state, to begin this new era in world history, the era of rule by a new class ..." (V.I. Lenin, Collected Works, Vol. m .33, ed. 4, p.32-33) . "We have a right to be proud and consider ourselves happy - wrote Lenin in 1918 - that we were the first to overthrow in one corner of the globe that wild beast, capitalism, which has filled the earth with blood, brought humanity to starvation and brutality, and which will inevitably die and soon, no matter how the monstrously massacred or the manifestations of its deathbed frenzy are.” (V.I. Lenin, Collected Works, Vol., v.27, izd.4, str.460 ) .

Lenin and up to 1917 respected Russian people, but the leader began to love them even more when he saw that the Great Russians after the first victorious proletarian revolution in the world had begun the construction of socialism. Russian people, as Lenin wanted, under socialism were the first among equals, living in peace on the basis of equality with other nations that make up the USSR.

Izhevsk AUCPB

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AUCPB-CLASS STRUGGLE 26 APRIL

April 19 - Russia - Krasnoyark
MORE THAN A THOUSAND STUDENTS TOOK TO THE RALLY AGAINST THE NEW LAW "ON EDUCATION" (KRASNOYARSK

In Krasnoyarsk on April 19, a student rally took place against the new law "On education". The rally was attended by more than a thousand people. According to the protesters, the new law infringes the rights of 50,000 students in the region, depriving them of social scholarships, financial aid, removing the restrictions on payments for the student hostels. It was organized by the Students' Union of Krasnoyarsk Territory.

Those present were holding placards with the demands "support for students on low incomes," "for concessionary travel on public transport”, and others. At the rally were 14 representatives from 7 higher education institutions in Krasnoyarsk.

At the rally a resolution was adopted which will be sent to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.

"We hope that today's rally will have some kind of resonance and will receive attention. Previous letters that we sent, were to no avail, there was no reaction. I believe that after today's event the authorities will see the reaction of the students, and the third edition of the law will come out with the amendments that we propose. If this time it does not work, then we can not guarantee that students will not simply take to the streets ", - said Ivan Ackman of Siberian news agency.

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22 April - Kazakhstan

WORKERS ON STRIKE AT “KAZAKHMYS” TRANSPORT COMPANIES

From Sunday night to Monday, the workers of the “Kazakhmys” corporation transport companies ATP-1 and ATP-2, TIP and STP went on strike. At midnight, transport workers stopped transporting workers to the mines and copper factory, paralyzing the entire corporation in Dzhezkazgan and Satpaev. The main demand of the workers is higher wages, which now is a minuscule 25-30 thousand tenge.

What is interesting, but only recently, the conciliation commission actually decided to increase wages in May. But not waiting until then, and unable to withstand the psychological impact of the increase in food prices in the region, workers moved to take decisive action and shut down almost all “Kazakhmys” enterprises. Now members of the strike may be subjected to reprisals by the security services and authorities, and the strike action itself likely to be considered "illegal".

We will monitor developments and inform our readers and trade union activists of other companies about the struggle of the transport workers of this corporation.

On April 19, “Kazakhmys” Corporation transport companies ATP-1 and ATP-2, TIP and STP ended their strike due to their demands being partially met by the corporation. Management at “Kazakhmys” has pledged to raise the workers’ wages by 60%, but the striking workers remain unsatisfied and are demanding a 100% wage rise. If in a week's time their demands are not met, the workers of transport companies promise to resume strike action and picket the "Kazakhmys" headquarters of the region.


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Socialist Resistance of Kazakhstan


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5 April – Russia – Chelyabinsk region
WORKERS STRIKE AT KATAV-IVANOVSK MECHANICAL PLANT

Workers at the Casting-Mechanical Plant in Katav-Ivanovsk (Chelyabinsk region) recently went on strike. The workers demanded payment of wage arrears, as well as payment of debts owed into the Pension Fund. According to employees of the plant, they have not been paid salaries for four months. To date, workers have been given a small percentage of the total debt.

The workers held a rally near the entrance to the factory, where they had invited the local media and MPs.
At the request of the workers a health and safety commission inspectorates was sent to the plant. The results of the inspection were forwarded to the prosecutor's office. Administrative proceedings were instituted in relation to the head of the plant, as well as a number of officials. Now they must pay fines of 1 to 2,500 rubles.
After these measures did not lead to any positive results, several dozen workers from the steel foundry went on strike. They were joined by workers of the electric department, after warning the plant's management on the eve of the planned action. The strikers demanded not only payment of debts, but also a pay increase, and guarantees of stability of payments.

Thr Casting-Mechanical Plant in Katav-Ivanovsk is the oldest in the area. The company has over the past few years accumulated many debts. Payment of salaries to employees had been suspended in December 2010. Monthly employees receive only 3 to 5 percent of the total debt.

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Tuesday, 26 April 2011

AUCPB - NEWSREEL APRIL 26

LENINIST MEETING IN KRASNOYARSK

On the birthday of V.I. Lenin, the "Revolutionary Patriotic Union of Krasnoyarye (AUCPB, "Trudovoye Krasnoyarsk, RCWP-RCP, VMGB) organised festive rally at Lenin Square by the monument of the leader of the world proletariat, in a workers district named after him.

Not only the direct participants in the rally, but many, mostly young parents walking with children in the area, and residents of neighbouring houses, listened to the speakers with interest, and many people looked out their windows and came out onto their balconies to watch.

Traditionally, anyone interested had the right to speak, although it was mainly the Bolsheviks. The speakers emphasized the need for the careful study of the theoretical of Lenin by communists and all workers, denounced the hysteria around the idea of the bourgeois authorities to rebury the body V.I. Lenin and their disgraceful campaign of "de-Stalinization" under which their are continuing attacks on the glorious history of Soviet socialism.

At the rally AUCPB newspapers "Hammer and Sickle", "Revolution", "Mysl" and “Journal of the RPUK", etc were distributed.
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ON APRIL 25, THE DPRK CELEBRATED THE 79-th ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOUNDING OF THE KOREAN PEOPLE'S ARMY

On April 25, the DPRK celebrated the 79-th anniversary of the founding of the Korean People's Army.

The KPA was formed by the great leader Comrade Kim Il Sung during the 15-year armed guerrilla struggle against Japanese colonial rule in Korea. On August 15, 1945, the KPA as liberator from the Japanese yoke was triumphantly greeted by the people of Pyongyang. During the Fatherland Liberation War, 1950-1953, the KPA defeated the American invaders. Today the KPA, armed with sophisticated weapons, including nuclear, is as united as never before around the Supreme Commander Comrade KIM JONG IL, is monolithic in unity of the people and leader, vigilantly standing guard over peace in Northeast Asia, not allowing for the development of an explosive situation in this region despite fierce efforts by the U.S. and their puppets - the South Korean government to set fire to the wick of a new world war.

We congratulate the glorious Armed Forces of the DPRK headed by the great leader Kim Jong Il on this landmark date, and we wish also to stand firmly in the face of the heavily armed U.S. agents provocateurs of a new world war.
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REFLECTIONS OF FIDEL

MY ABSENSE FROM THE CENTRAL COMMITTEE

I had previously read the main report by Comrade Raúl to the Sixth Congress of the Party.

He shared it with me several days before, on his own initiative, as he has done with many other issues without my asking him to do so because, as I have explained, I relinquished all my responsibilities in the Party and the State in the Proclamation of July 31 of 2006.

Doing that was a duty that I fulfilled without hesitating even for a single moment.

I was aware that my health condition was serious, but I was calmed: the Revolution would move on; it was not its most difficult moment, after the USSR and the Socialist Bloc had disappeared. Bush had been in the throne since 2001 and had appointed a government for Cuba. But, once again, the mercenaries as well as the bourgeois were left with their bags and trunks packed in their golden exile.

The Yankees now had another Revolution in Venezuela, in addition to that in Cuba. The close cooperation between both countries will also be recorded in the history of America as an example of the enormous revolutionary potential of peoples that share a common origin and a common history.

Among the many aspects addressed in the draft report to the Sixth Congress of the Party, the one that interested me the most was the one referred to power. It literally states as follows: “…we have reached the conclusion that it is advisable to recommend limiting the time of service in high political and State positions to a maximum of two five-year terms. This is possible and necessary under the present circumstances, quite different from those prevailing in the first decades of the Revolution that was not yet consolidated when it had already become the target of continuous threats and aggressions.”

I liked the idea; it was an issue on which I had meditated a lot. Since the early days of the Revolution, I got used to read, on a daily basis, the reports published by the news agencies. I knew about the evolution of events in our world, the achievements and mistakes of Parties and men. There have been abundant examples of that in the course of the last 50 years.

I will not mention them not to expand on that or offend other’s sensibilities. I strongly believe that the fate of the world could have been right now very different, if not by the mistakes made by revolutionary leaders who excelled for their talent and merits. Neither do I entertain the illusion that, in the future, the task will be easier –the opposite is the case.

I simply say what I believe is an elemental duty of Cuban revolutionaries. The smaller a country and the most difficult the circumstances, the more obligation it has to avoid making mistakes.

I must confess that I never really worried about how much time I would continue to be President of the Councils of State and of Ministers and First Secretary of the Party. Besides, since we landed, I had been the Commander in Chief of the small troop that grew so big later on. Since I was at the Sierra Maestra, I had refused to become the provisional president of the country after the victory of our forces- that I had early on envisaged- which were still quite modest back in 1957. I did it because the ambitions surrounding that position were already obstructing the struggle.

I was virtually forced to occupy the position of Prime Minister during the early months of 1959.

Raúl knew that I would not accept any position now within the Party. He was always the one who continued calling me First Secretary and Commander in Chief, two responsibilities that, as is known, I had relinquished in the aforementioned Proclamation when I got seriously ill. I never tried to carry out such responsibilities –nor could I physically do that- even when I had managed to greatly recover the capacity to analyze and write.

However, he never stopped sharing with me the ideas he conceived.

Another problem emerged: The Organizing Committee was discussing about the total amount of members of the Central Committee that should be submitted to the Congress. Based on very solid criteria, the Committee supported Raúl’s idea of an increase among women and descendants of African slaves in the Central Committee. Both sectors had been the poorest and most exploited by capitalism in our country.

Likewise, there were some other comrades who, given their age or health condition, would not be able to pay much services to the Party, but Raúl thought it would be hard for them to see that their names had been excluded from the list of candidates. I did not hesitate to suggest him not to deprive those comrades from such an honor, and added that the most important thing was for me not to appear in that list.

I think I have already received too many honors. I never thought I would live for so many years. The enemies did everything in their power to prevent it. They tried to eliminate me on endless occasions, and many times I “collaborated” with them.

The Congress went on so fast that I had no time to convey a single word about this matter before receiving the ballots.

Around noon, Raúl sent me the ballots with his assistant, and I was able to exercise my right to vote as delegate to the Congress, an honor that the Party members from Santiago de Cuba bestowed upon me without me knowing a single word about it. I did not vote in a mechanical way. I read the biography of the new members that had been proposed. They are all excellent persons, some of whom I had met during the presentation of a book about our revolutionary war at the Aula Magna of the University of Havana, or the contacts with the Committees for the Defense of the Revolution, the meetings with the scientists, the intellectuals and other activities. I voted and I even asked that some photos be taken of the moment when I was exercising that right.

I also remembered that I still have quite a lot to write about the history of the Playa Girón Battle. I am working on that and I have committed myself to deliver it very soon. I also have in mind writing about another important event that occurred after.

And all that before the world comes to an end!

How do you like that?

Fidel Castro Ruz
April 18, 2011
4:55 p.m.
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REFLECTIONS OF FIDEL
The Congress Debates
April 17, 2011
This morning at 10:00am I listened to the delegates’ debates at the 6th Congress of the Party.
There were so many commissions that, logically, I couldn’t listen to everyone who spoke.
They were meeting in five commissions to discuss a number of issues. Thereafter I, too, took advantage of the breaks to breathe calmly and eat some energy providing food. They surely had more of an appetite given their work and age.
I was impressed by this new generation’s education, with such a high level of cultural development, so different from those learning to read and write precisely in 1961 when the yankee bombers piloted by mercenaries attacked the homeland. The majority of the delegates were children then or had not been born.
I wasn’t so focused on what they said, but in the way that they said it. They were so well prepared and their vocabulary was so rich that I almost didn’t understand them. They discussed every word, and even the presence or absence of a comma in the paragraph under discussion.
Their task is even more difficult than the one assumed by our generation when socialism was proclaimed 90 miles from the United States.
In my opinion, therefore, the principal legacy which we can leave to them is our commitment to revolutionary principles. There is no margin for error at this moment in human history. No one is unaware of that reality.
The Party leadership must be composed of the best political talents among our people, capable of confronting the politics of the empire which are endangering the human species and creating gangsters like those in NATO, capable of launching more than 4,000 bombing missions against an African nation in only 29 days, since the shameful Odyssey Dawn.
It is the duty of the new generation of revolutionary men and women to be exemplary leaders, modest, studious and unwavering fighters for socialism.
Overcoming, in the barbarous stage of the consumer society, the system of capitalist production which promotes and foments the selfish instincts of human beings constitutes, no doubt, a difficult challenge.
The new generation is called upon to rectify and change without hesitation all that needs to be corrected and changed and continue demonstrating that socialism is also the art of doing the impossible: constructing and making a reality the Revolution of the poor, by the poor and for the poor and defending it for half a century against the most powerful state which has ever existed.
Fidel Castro Ruz
April 17, 2011
7:14 p.m.

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

AUCPB-WORKERS’ MOVEMENT APRIL 20

Greece 12 April
ASSAULT BY POLICE SPECIAL FORCES ON UNEMPLOYED WORKERS OF THE PERAMA SHIP REPAIR ZONE (GREECE)

On Tuesday 12 April, the banks of Miauli in Piraeus turned into a battlefield. By order of the government, forces of suppression carried out a brutal repression and a pre-planned attack on the unemployed technicians at the ship repair zone on their way to the Piraeus Port Authorities Headquarters. Batons, tear gas and flash grenades were used at full strength. Within minutes the atmosphere was stifling. Seven bleeding workers were taken to hospital "Asklepion Vuly" after a "rain" of clubs, which fell on their heads, and chemical burns from tear gas. Two of the seven were in serious condition, one of them - with a brain injury. The others in a faint and dizzy fell to the ground due to lack of oxygen. To escape from the chemicals, the workers set fire to dustbins.

The PASOK government's decision to unleash "with fire and iron," its decision - to narrow the ship repair area, pushing up the unemployment and poverty of thousands of workers and their families, and, in general, to destroy the ship repair industry of the country, it became apparent.

Suppression forces attacked the workers, when they approached the building of the Piraeus Port Authorities Headquarters. Workers, united in class trade unions, shut down and at 3 pm, gathered in the square of the metro station of Piraeus. From there, they organized and united, they went to the building of the port authorities, to meet with its chairman, G. Anomeritisom.

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ITALIAN STRIKE AT “AVTOVAZ” RUSSIA
Workers at “AvtoVAZ” staged a "Italian strike", demanding payment of bonus for two months. About 600 employees of the Volga car plant demanded management pay bonuses for "quality", averaging 20-30% of the earnings that the company has not paid them for two months. Workers refuse to work overtime and weekends. The Administration proposes to pay them 9% of the outstanding premiums, but the strikers did not agree to this.

The strike began when workers at one of the metallurgical production shops recieved account sheets for March and saw that they were wrongly underpaid bonuses for quality. Disgruntled workers staged a so-called "Italian strike". They go to work with everyone, but refuse to work overtime, weekends and holidays. Due to this reduced pace of work.

It is known that on Tuesday, April 12, the strikers met with the management of the automobile plant, but the parties failed to reach a compromise. The company offered to pay the disgruntled employees bonuses amounting to 9% of the bounus demanded by the workers. The strikers refused, as they see the blame lieing firmly on the shoulders of the employer for non-payment of bonuses.

The metallurgical shop carries out automobile welding, metallurgical and forging manufacturing, plastic products, and also has a paint shop.

"We do not know exactly what's happening now. I, as chairman of the trade union committee, have not been given a pass to the company's territory and I am strongly kept away from the workforce. I can only say that the issues of product quality arose because some workers may actually be making faults"- told Gazeta.ru, chairman of the trade union “Unity”, Petr Zolotarev.

The management of AvtoVAZ refuses to disclose any details. "The plant operates in normal mode, all lines of the conveyor are stable. A special working group has been set up, and if it decides that the decrease in bonues was unjustified, the money will be paid out,"- says the official press service of the company. Currently, workers have prepared a petition to the management of the company with the demand that it sort out the situation.

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Gazety.Ru
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IN KRASNODAR, CANNERY WORKERS DEMAND SALARIES

On April 14 at the regional centre, workers went on strike at SPK "Krasnodar". About a hundred people protested against unpaid wages amounting to more than four months arrears. Debt of the cannery to the workers amounts to 6 million rubles. Yesterday, workers downtooled and gathered in the street. For several months they have not been paid.

The management have two weeks to sort it out, during which workers will continue not to work
“It's all about tax," says Acting Head of the cannery. They calculated the plant debt to be 55 million ruble, went to court, and agreed - to pay into the treasury the money. Factory management decision was contested until the litigation took place, the debt rose to 160 million. The property was seized.
According to the court the plant should pay wages to workers. During the strike at the cannery, bailiffs arrived. They took the enterprise’s assets – cans with peas, tomatoes, pumpkin juice. The products are going to be sold, the proceeds then to be spent on salaries.

According to the bailiff Helena Veligotskoy, within two months, the goods will be sold out and people paid.

NTK News

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MOSCOW – 7 APRIL
WORKERS AT "HEINEKEN" HOLD PICKET IN MOSCOW
On April 7, 2011 in Moscow, outside the business centre "Northern Lights", where the office of the Dutch group of companies "Heineken", a picket took place against the violation of trade union rights of workers and the pressure exerted by the employer on the primary organization of the APK Workers' Union operating at the St. Petersburg brewery.

The reason for the picketing was down to the continuing and constant pressure from the employer on the union of the enterprise in St. Petersburg in order to weaken the organization and squeeze out from the brewery workers the abilty to unite and fight for their rights.

Since 2007, “Heineken Petersburg” has not stopped the spread of temporary agency work - the most ugly forms of contractual relationships in which the user of the company leases employees from employment agencies. At some section, the number of agency workers has already exceeded over half of the workers. In this case, agency workers do not have permanent jobs, fixed schedule, annual leave, and they are not covered by benefits. Wages are lower than those of regular workers. Replacement is done by laying off brewery workers union members, and a set of temporary workers taken on during increased production.

For over a year, the union has been trying to halt the destruction of full-time jobs, has been in talks with the management, but failed to achieve a result and was forced to start a public campaign.

During the picket, not one person from the management of the company "Heineken" come out to speak with the picketeers, despite the fact that the office staff intently watched the scene, standing on the sidelines. Nevertheless, union members of the St. Petersburg company delivered a letter addressed to the Director General of OOO "United Breweries, Heineken, where the document is accepted, but refused to register it, arguing that this "special documentation" that the Secretary has no right to register. Thus, the company's management has demonstrated that it is not going to enter into a dialogue with the union.

In the letter handed to management by the union members the list of demands were:
• to stop the violating Russian legislation at the enterprise (list attached);
• stop the pressure on the union and to restore the sacked union activists;
• arrange for permanent employment of employees performing work on a permanent basis;
• bring to justice those responsible for health and safety at the plant, in connection with an incident, which only by luck did not result in death;
• begin negotiations in good faith with the primary trade union organization at the "Heineken Brewery” in St. Petersburg.

Support and solidarity at the picket was given by the Moscow City and Saratov regional organizations and central office of union employees of the APK, as well as by the trade unionists at Efes-Moscow brewery and the chocolate factory "Bolshevik”

Source: IUF
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8 April – Russia - Vsevolozhsk
WORKERS ELECT MILITANT TRADE UNIONS

At the "Tu Ai Automotive” enterprise at Vsevolozhsk, workers have formed the primary organization of the Interregional Trade Union of the automobile industry workers (MPRA). The workers first entered into the union of Mechanical Engineering, but not seeing any real work of the trade union appealed to the MPRA to help create a real organization for the protection of workers' rights. Today, in the trade union there are more than 20 workers from the enterprise. Alexei Shvaiko is elected chairman.
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Tuesday, 19 April 2011

FOR BOLSHEVISM-AUCPB – NEWSREEL APRIL 19

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NOVOSIBIRSK, RUSSIA APRIL 15: MASS POLITICAL PROTEST DEMONSTRATION

On April 15, in Novosibirsk there was another, now the eighth, pensioners protest against authorities' decision to abolish the unlimited travel for beneficiaries on public transport. The organiser - The Organizing Committee for protest action defending the rights of pensioners.

The Organizing Committee includes not only the Communists, playing an active and sometimes leading role (AUCPB, RCWP, Working Russia, Komsomol and AKM), but other political parties and movements - the Party of the People's control and order, "Yabloka”, the LDPR, the Organizing Committee of the Russian March", "Russian Breakthrough" of Loginov and others. Recently, the Communist Party of the Russian Federation actively joined the protest.

About 1500 people took part in the rally, according to organizers, about the same as in the previous protest march on April 1. This time, along with a demand for the lifting of the decision by the Governor Yurchenko, sounded out other socio-political demands. The slogan of the day was the slogan: "For the humiliation of old people, for the mockery of the people, the “United Russia Party - must answer!" .

It is clear that this particular coalition of parties and organisations is temporary, for the duration period of the protest actions, and the leadership of the protest does not currently belong to any political party (the leadership is constantly splitting, depending on who usually is leading the actions). Some political parties are clearly seeking to ensure that on the eve of elections to the Duma in 2011, they receive the votes of the electorate, by discrediting the policy of the Party "United Russia" ("United Russia" has already lost miserably in the elections in Berdsk and Obi).

Judging by the mass protests, the party reaching movements and socio-political demands and slogans of pensioners, the protests are taking on a more explicit political character.

The latest protest action began with a meeting outside the Government building of the Novosibirsk regional government headquarters. At the start of the meeting, a representative of the administration invited members of the organizing committee members and 50 pensioners to negotiate with the governor. However, the protesters responded by rejecting the offer of going into the building and proposed that the governor himself come outside and speak to all the people. The pensioners had come to demand the lifting of the decision by the Governor to abolish unlimited number of free rides on public transport, and not to repeat the dead-end talks.

At the end of the rally, the protesters formed a column and marched with banners, placards and flags along the pavement of Krasny Prospect to a public reception of the ruling party "United Russia Party". On the approach to the Lenin monument, police officers attempted to redirect the column behind the statue of Lenin, but the demonstrators continued to move along, over a pedestrian crossing at Krasny Prospect to the reception of the United Russia Party, where there was another meeting.

On the eve of the previous protest on April 1, the authorities went on to make some concessions, which did not suit pensioners. The pensioners demand a complete lifting of the decision by Yurchenko and the restoration of the previous rights to unlimited travel. The protests will continue until the governor's decision is completely lifted. Rallies and marches are held every two weeks, and a similar protest is planned for April 29.

The authorities expected a decline in the protest movement, because people will get tired, it will soon be holiday season, part of the demands have been met, the people have been cast sops and the organizers have so far (judging from the protests of 1 and April 15) failed to achieve a greater mass of people.

To achieve the demands of the people, the movement needs to be given an open political character (against the current of bourgeois power), increased mass numbers, determination, and radicalization of the movement to expand the social and political demands of the people.

Communists must be bolder and more decisive to take the leadership in the struggle of the people into their own hands.

For April 29 the protest should be transferred to a higher level, namely to organize:
- A mass political demonstration on Krasny Prospect;
- A citywide opposition rally at Lenin Square;
- Along with the requirements of the pensioners, other socio-political demands need to the raised (distrust of the ruling United Russia Party, issues of housing, etc.).

At this stage of the struggle, we need to concentrate on conducting a citywide mass protest rally in the city centre square - Lenin Square, gathering the maximum number of people, political parties and movements.

Today, social practice shows that "as long as people do not rise up, the authorities will not hear them" (the i.e. the cities of Pikalyovo, Vladivostok, Mezhdurechensk, etc.). The outcome of the fight depends entirely on the political will and commitment of the organizers, first of all - the Communists.
Gregory Pavlev, AUCPB
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EXPLOSION ON MINSK METRO

On April 11 around 18.00 in the Minsk underground metro station "Oktyabrskaya", an explosion occurred. As BelTA reported, the explosion killed 7 people and injured around 50. The explosion occurred during the evening rush hour, when two trains had stopped at the station at this time when there are usually a lot of people.

Metro station "Oktyabrskaya" is at the centre of Minsk in the immediate vicinity of the residence of the President of Belarus. This is the only transfer point for passangers to change trains at the intersection of the two lines of the Minsk metro.

Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko visited the site of the explosion, which occurred in the Minsk metro on the platform of "Octyabrskaya" station. The Head of State, together with Interior Minister Anatoly Kuleshov descended into the subway to inspect the scene and hear a report on the situation, and then on the scene, he laid a wreath. Alexander Lukashenko then held a meeting in connection with the explosion in the Minsk metro and ordered to offer relief to the victims and increased security measures.

The basic version of the explosion, presumably is that it was a terrorist attack, the external signs and nature of injuries received by the citizens indicates a terrorist attack. For the Belarusian capital, this is not the first extraordinary event. Three years ago, during the Republic Day celebrations, in a crowd, explosive device went off, there were many wounded, but there were no deaths.

The relevant organs will be engaged in identifying the causes and finding those responsible, but the real reason, as is the case, which occurred on July 3, 2008, is unlikely to be named. The main reason for such crimes resulting in human victims is the violent destruction by traitors of our unified Socialist Motherland – the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.

Let us remind ourselves that in Soviet times, except during the administration of the country by traitor Gorbachev, when the country took the path of capitalization and destruction, no one even with inflammation of the brain could be thinking about the possibility of a similar explosion in the centre of the city. We Soviet people, were so accustomed to security at home, and did not even think about it. We only knew via the media reports about bombings and attacks in the non-socialist world.

We did not see on the streets of our cities special forces, equipped like medieval knights in armor vests and helmets, armed with batons and shields, and occasionally firearms. We did not know such names as "OMON, riot squad, etc. In general, in the Belorus Soviet Socialist Republic there were not so many militia, or internal troops, units of the internal security service, as in the present bourgeois Republic of Belarus, in total numbering the strength of the Belarusian army. And all of this armada is designed to protect the bourgeois state, in which private ownership is sacred, that is, legitimate.

But in cash payment capitalist society where profit at any cost is the goal of production, there is a paradox: simultaneously with the growth of law enforcement agencies, there is an increase in the number of crimes. Why? Yes, because in this society where everything is bought and sold, where the bourgeoisie is ready to sell their own mother for money, and these masters amass huge fortunes. Therefore, no matter how technically equipped the police along with other internal formations, the criminal world hired by business always has the possiblilty to equip itself no worse, but even better. The very nature of capitalism contributes to the blosoming of crime. But the media and culture that cultivate a bourgeois lifestyle, which rarely show a channel on television, or a new film without violence and murder, only exacerbate the situation.

As for the latest terroist attack, the memory still fresh from events that took place on December 19, 2010, when the pro-Western opposition, without waiting for the official announcement of election results, raided the Government House. As is known, it was another attempt at a "colour revolution" inspired by the Western countries, primarily the U.S., Germany and Poland, that failed miserably. The West is not happy with the independent Belarusian state policy, which at the moment is not giving up its enterprises to Western capital (the amount of industrial output in Belarus by foreign-owned enterprises, according to official figures amounted to only 2,5%).

In addition, the imperialist circles in the West seek to avoid at all costs any integration processes on the territory of the Soviet Union. As we know, the leadership of Belarus is actively engaged in building the Union State of Belarus and Russia, as well as the Customs Union of Belarus, Russia and Kazakhstan.

Certainly, the Western imperialists will not leave Belarus alone, and facts are already known of another release of large amounts of money to fund operations to interfere in the internal affairs of our country. The West openly declares its support for their breast-fed opposition. The recent terrorist attack is designed to destabilize the situation in Belarus and throughout the Belarusian state as a whole.

Examining the situation related to the explosion, building a variety of assumptions about who ordered it and carried it out, the bourgeois media slide on the surface and do not touch upon the issue at depth. The essence of the matter is that even if law enforcement agencies are able to find the perpetrators of the dastardly deeds, the capitalist system remains - the main cause of all ills, descended upon modern Belarus and the other former Soviet republics. We need to fight against this evil.

V.B. Zelikov, Minsk

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CELEBRATING IN PYATIGORSK THE 50 th ANNIVERSARY OF SPACEFLIGHT BY Y.A. GAGARIN

Bolsheviks in Pyatigorsk on April 12, 2011 laid at the monument to Yuri Gagarin a bouquet of white flowers with a crimson ribbon: to "Y.A. Gagarin from the AUCPB, and red carnations adorned the pedestal.

During celebration of the 50 th anniversary of the astronaut, high school students, war veterans, Armed Forces of the USSR and Russia, parties and movements took part.

Leaflets were distributed: "Astronaut Y.A. Gagarin, a citizen of the USSR!" and newspapers sold: "Hammer and Sickle", "Workers 'and Peasants' Truth". Further, the Bolsheviks held a gala in the evening in honour of 50th anniversary of the space flight by Yuri Gagarin.

Glory to the first astronaut of the USSR Communist Y.A. Gagarin!
Piatigorsky Municipal Committee of the AUCPB

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PICKET IN KRASNODAR, ON THE FIRST FLIGHT INTO SPACE BY Y. GAGARIN

In Krasnodar, the Municipal Committee of the AUCPB, on April 12, 2011 held a picket dedicated to the first flight into space by Communist Soviet citizen Yuri Gagarin. The event was held at the eponymous street, was well attended and other patriotic organizations took part. Red flags with the hammer and sickle were raised and leaflets were distributed: "The first astronaut in space, Y. Gagarin, citizen of the USSR! ", As well as leaflets in honour of the 66 th anniversary of Victory featuring J.V. Stalin's portrait and newspapers: "Hammer and Sickle," "Workers 'and Peasants' Truth".

Glory to the first astronaut of the USSR, Comrade Y. Gagarin!
Krasnodar MC AUCPB

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MEETING ON APRIL 12 AT SEVERSKOY VILLAGE, KRASNODAR TERRITORY IN HONOUR OF 50 ANNIVERSARY OF ASTRONAUTICS DAY

On April 12 at the district centre of the village of Seversk, Krasnodar region, near the monument to Vladimir Lenin, a meeting was held devoted to the 50 th anniversary of the first flight into space by Soviet man Yuri Gagarin. The event was organized by the AUCPB, the Communist Party of the Russian Federation, the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, the Union of Soviet officers, veterans' organizations and trade unions of the village of Seversk. The speakers spoke many warm words about Soviet citizen, pilot Major Yuri Gagarin.

The world's first artificial satellite, the first Soviet spaceship-satellite, the first flight of Soviet man in space was a victory for the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, the Soviet socialist social and political order.
Speakers denounced the anti-Soviets - falsifiers of Soviet history. We reminded them that even the UN acknowledged April 12 as a World Day of celebration.

At the rally, AUCPB Bolshevik newspapers of the “Workers' and Peasants' Hammer and Sickle", and "Workers 'and Peasants' Truth" were sold and fliers to mark the significant date handed out.
Derbeda L.A.

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Wednesday, 13 April 2011

FIRST ASTRONAUT IN SPACE

THE FIRST COSMONAUT WAS A CITIZEN OF THE USSR

09.04.2011 07:01

It has been 50 years since the first human space flight. The first cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, was a citizen of the USSR, who soared into orbit on the spaceship "Vostok", created by Soviet engineers. The rocket was assembled at Soviet factories, and the flight planned by scientists, physicians, technicians and military personnel, who were also citizens of the USSR.

He was not just the first man in space, but he was a Soviet man! And it happened a few months before Alan Shepard made his leap into space. We add, moreover, that Alan Shepard made it to space, while Yuri Gagarin actually orbited the Earth. Moreover, the flight of German Titov took place before the American John Glenn on 20 February 1962 made an orbital flight. Maybe with today's perspective is not entirely clear what was the greatness of the flight of the first Soviet cosmonaut. Now, when we are surrounded by computers, cars, jets, high-speed trains - this world of technology seems mastered and familiar. We are living in an environment of technical achievements, it is difficult to imagine that the breakthrough that was made by the Soviet Union in just 40 years of its existence, out of which 4 years of incredible efforts were given in the Great Patriotic War.
The USA, the most advanced capitalist power which for over a hundred years did not know the war on its territory, and which during two world wars gained huge profits and geopolitical opportunity, had lost the space race to the world's first socialist country, the USSR. But the drama of the situation was in the fact and that the Soviet Union, emerged from the wreckage of the Russian empire and had inherited an extremely backward economy from her.

Soviet power in the the 1920-s tried to use the engineers of Tsarist Russia and invited specialists from th United State. But it turned out that bourgeois intellectuals were not in much of a hurry to help the first workers’ state.
Moreover, many of these people were inclined cause harm and spy. Consequently, The Soviets had to practically to start from zero to create the economy and the specialists to run it.

And in forty years, this country and its specialists, educated launched a rocket and a satellite into space with a pilot-cosmonaut on board. And this was all down to the merits of the Soviet people and socialism.

But the significance of the first flight into space unexpectedly remains politically relevant today, when the history of the Soviet Union has been torn to shreds. The fact that the event in 1961 is a crucial link in the system of facts destroying the modern slander against Soviet history.

We look at the flight of Yuri Gagarin from the following angle.

It is argued that the Bolsheviks and Stalin destroyed the Russian peasantry, and that the peasantry after collectivization had been deprived of passports and had no right to move anywhere. Gagarin was a son of a peasant, as well as many other members of the space team. For example, Pavel Popovich was a Ukrainian of peasant origin, which, judging by the terrible modern publications, was destroyed. Moreover, the mother of Popovich was from a prosperous family, in other words - the daughter of a Kulak ... How did these two heroes of the Soviet Union become military pilots? It is very simple – they left home to go to study at technical schools: Gagarin studied to become mechanic-injection moulder, and Popovich - a carpenter. Then, to technical college, flying club, military school, military service, cosmonaut ...
But that's not all: Gagarin and Popovich during the Great Patriotic War were in territory occupied by the Nazis. But this did not affect any of their biographies, or when enrolling to become cosmonauts ..

The fate of the head of the space project S. Korolev destroys the idea of a devastated and terrible country. It is known that he was repressed. Does that mean he was intimidated?

When the fate of the first artificial Earth satellite in 1957 was sealed, S. Korolev was given seven launches. Six rockets were unable to fly. The tests were canceled. But S. Korolev at his own risk carried out the seventh launch. And this seventh rocket placed into orbit the first artificial earth satellite. How can a man do such a thing if he is so scared? No, only brave and free people act in such a way.

Thus, the space flight of Yuri Gagarin is a fantastic realization of the dream of all humanity, it is proof of the advantages of the socialist economy and a refutation of the slander against the Soviet regime. Such a symbol can not be not affected by attempts of others to falsify. And such efforts began long before the flight of the first man into space. First there were allegations that prior to Gagarin's launch there had been unsuccessful launches that had already killed twelve astronauts. These falsifications were so crude that convincing rebuttal followed immediately. But is it hardly surprising there were screaming headlines "Yuri Gagarin was not the first astronaut?", "Top Secret: The Truth about the flight of Gagarin, which the Soviet Union could not hide”, such revelations are repeated by the BBC, and by the sites of national bourgeois organizations.

Finally, one day on one of the internet forums, I found a user with a vivid revelation with a Bulgarian accent, claiming that Gagarin's flight was a myth. You can, of course, pass such foreign revelations, but somehow it seems that revelations of this kind, are at moment, foreign. ...

Astronautics, as well as the Great Patriotic War – is a milestone that should be defended by anyone who considers himself a Soviet citizen. This is direct evidence of the falsity of any charges against the Bolsheviks and Bolshevism. And since this is true evidence, they can never be falsified by anyone. The truth will break through any deception, through all the myths and forgeries.

E. Nigmati, City of Kazan, Russia

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PICKET BY AUCPB ACTIVISTS IN THE VILLAGE OF ILSKY (KRASNODAR KRAI)

On 2 April 2011, activists of the AUCPB in the village of Ilsky held a 3 hour picket at the Lenin Statue in defence of the Libyan people and their leader Gaddaffi against the NATO fascists led by the USA, and also against the worsening social policy of the majority of the village population.

The picketers also supported by the Novosibirsk pensioners and are fully in solidarity with their continuing struggle. Keep up the fight comrades! And victory will definitely be with YOU!

At the picket, AUCPB Bolshevik newspapers Raboche-Krestyanskaya Pravda, Serp I Molot, Revolyutsia were distributed as well as the statement by the CC AUCPB “Hands off Libya” and other leaflets.

N.P. Derbeda
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Causcasus 5th April

91 ANNIVERSARY OF THE DEFEAT OF THE WHITES IN THE NORTH CAUCASUS

05.04.2011 04:15

The Red Army by the beginning of April 1920, cleared the entire territory of the Caucasian Mineral Waters and others in the North Caucasus from the White Guard troops. On April 2, 1920, G.K. Ordzhonikidze telegraphed V.I. Lenin: "The liberation of the entire Northern Caucasus, the Kuban, Stavropol, Black Sea, Terek and Dagestan regions from the White Guards has become an accomplished fact ... the revolutionary mood of the masses in many places has reaching such intensity that even before the arrival of Red Army, the population on its own initiative was purging the area of White Guard power and is now electing revolutionary committees always consisting exclusively of Communists."

In the town of of Mineralyny-Vody on April 3, 2011 the Bolsheviks, led by Secretary of Mineralnyie CC AUCPB V.P. Skvortsova, walked to the "Fire of Everlasting Glory" - where are buried the heroes of the civil and the Great Patriotic War, and held a picket in memory of the honor of the Bolsheviks - heroes of the Civil War and the ending of the Civil War in the North Caucasus, and also expressed their protest against the aggression of NATO and U.S. against Libya. The standard of AUCPB was raised up and a placard held up: "NATO led by the U.S. - Hands Off Libya!" Distributed leaflets: Statement CC AUCPB "Hands Off Libya!" AUCPB Bolshevik newspapers: "Hammer and Sickle", "Workers 'and Peasants' Truth" and other literature were distributed.

Eternal Glory to the heroes and the memory of the Civil and the Great Patriotic War!

Glory to the Workers' and Peasants' Red Army!
NATO Hands Off Libya!
Mineralovodsky CC AUCPB

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Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Cosmonauts Day



50 years ago the world's first manned space flight - was carried out


Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin aboard Vostok.

Cosmonauts Day

Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin to be honoured with statue in London
British Council celebrates 50th anniversary of Gagarin's orbit of the Earth with an exhibition and statue in the Mall


Yuri Gagarin, the son of peasant farmworkers who instantly became the most famous man on Earth when he went into space and orbited the planet 50 years ago, is to be celebrated with a statue on the Mall in London.
The British Council announced that it is going to mark the achievements of the great Russian explorer by placing him opposite the statue of a great British explorer, Captain Cook.
Andrea Rose, the council's visual arts director and driving force behind the project, said the cosmonaut's successful mission in Vostok 1 was "a story that is of importance to all of us".
She added: "The fragility and the daring and the bravery of the missions are something beyond recognition and are reasons why we wanted to celebrate Gagarin as a symbol of aspiration, as well as intellectual curiosity."
Rose said there was an imbalance in western knowledge of space history. We know the story of Apollo and Neil Armstrong but fewer of us now know the incredible story of Gagarin. As well as the statue, the British Council will host an exhibition on his life which will include rare and intimate photographs lent by the Gagarin family as well as artefacts such as an ejector seat and the first space suit, SK-1.
The project partly stemmed from Rose's professional connection with Gagarin's daughter, Elena Gagarina, director of the Kremlin museums where, next year, a Henry Moore exhibition will be held. Rose had been talking to Gagarina about lending Moore's double-edged sculpture – which has for the past 40 years been outside the Houses of Parliament – to Russia to display in the Kremlin gardens.
Rose then began thinking about what could be brought from Russia as a possible replacement for Moore's sculpture and so began the hunt for a suitable Gagarin statue.
The one chosen is a copy of the Gagarin statue which stands outside the cosmonaut's former school - Lyubertsy Vocational School No 10. The authorities there were reluctant to give up the original so the Russian space agency offered to have a cast made from the original moulds.
It will be installed on the Mall on 14 July for a year. The date and spot were chosen to mark the 50th anniversary of Gagarin's trip to London where he met the prime minister Harold Macmillan.
The statue will be made from zinc alloy and stand on a white Portland stone plinth. "We don't want kids swinging from the orbit," said Rose.
There are lots of more formal statues of Gagarin but this jaunty one was praised by the cosmonaut's biographer, Piers Bizony. "It is a reflection of the man," he said. "Yuri Gagarin was charming, funny, sweet-natured and kind."
The statue is also a way of fostering good relations between the UK and Russia. Vitaly Davydov, state secretary and deputy head of the Russian space agency, said: "Gagarin belongs not only to Russia but to all countries and nations, and it's important to us that the statue of Yuri Gagarin will be shown in London – one of the world's most international and intercultural cities – to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first manned spaceflight.
"Russia and the UK have much in common, not only as allies during the second world war and victory gained through sacrifice, but as nations which have always been eager to travel to the unknown and to discover new space. Gagarin symbolises this aspiration."

Mark Brown, arts correspondent

guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 5 April 2011 17.13 BST
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/apr/05/yuri-gagarin-london-statue

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

AUCPB CLASS STRUGGLE APRIL 06

2 APRIL- Russia - Moscow

OMON RIOT POLICE ATTACK DEFRAUDED EQUITY HOLDERS WHO SET UP TENTS ON GORBATY MOST (BRIDGE) IN MOSCOW

On April 2, activists of the Movement "Odnodolschiki.Ru" together with equity-holders of Mirax Group took to the Gorbaty bridge in Moscow and set up tent camp outside the White House. The action involved at least 500 people. The main demands of the defrauded equity holders is to restore (re) construction of unfinished houses with no additional payments from the equity holders. Equity holders also require the suspension of bankruptcies of unscrupulous developers across the country and the creating of a SINGLE investigative group in the Russian Federation.

At about 14.30, half an hour after the action began, riot police arrived and blocked the setting up of new tents. By this point, the equity-holders managed to put up 14 tents.
Following the talks with the police the protesters agreed to take down their tents and quietly leave the bridge. However, the OMON attacked the organized convoy of equity holders that were leaving. 4 people were arrested, one of whom was arrested in a particularly brutal form. Another participant of the action in the ensuing scuffle had a fingernail torn off.

The arrestees were held at the Presnensky police department a few hours, while police drew up protocols on them for breaking the rules for holding public events.

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Russia - Novgorod
ROAD WORKERS GO ON STRIKE IN VELIKY NOVGOROD

03.04.2011 08:59

In Veliky Novgorod on March 31, roadworkers at MUP Remstroydor went on strike. As reported by the Novgorod TV broadcaster "Triad", two sections refused to carry out their duties. The reason for the protest, is according to workers, poor working conditions, including lack of work clothing, as well as delayed payment of wages. The head of one of the sections of MUP Remstroydor Nikolai Kudryashov said that the company is in dire financial straits. According to him, anti-flood measures are currently undergoing and repair work will soon resume.

Source
http://www.regnum.ru/news/economy/1389874.html

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800 people in St. Petersburg come out in defense of dismissed school director

In mid-March outside school № 534 a spontaneous protest of pupils and their parents. The reason was the dismissal of a highly professional teacher-innovator, the school principal Larisa Nikolaevna Kostyra.

Students came with placards: "Hands off our school", "Timurovtsis will not surrender", "Larisa is the best!", Etc.
Timurovtsi students identified themselves by the name of Hero of Russia Timur Sirazetdinova, a graduate of 534-th school, and fighter of the "Typhoon"special forces, who died in Chechnya.

It is worrying that the dismissal of experienced and distinguished teachers of Russian schools under the pretext of "rejuvenation" of pedagogical collectives is systemic. "Larisa is an honored teacher in Russia, and has directed school № 534 for almost 28 years. During these years the school became one of the best in St. Petersburg, but in terms of patriotic education of youth, maybe the best in the city.

The dismissal of the director took place in violation of the basic principle of labour law that prohibits discrimination in employment, in this case - by age (Article 3 of the Labour Code). Moreover, the dismissal occurred in violation of Article 79 of the LC, which requires the employer no less than 3 days before the dismissal in writing, notifying the employee on termination of his employment contract "- said in a statement.

Parents and pupils of school № 534 of Vyborg district of St. Petersburg have expressed opposition to the harsh decision of the administration and the methods of pressure and provocations

"We need this director and nobody else. Our Director - Excellence in Public Education, an honest and decent man, with him the school has blossomed. This director gives our children something that is not given to anybody in this country - neither the media nor the government nor the education system - love for the motherland, real, not ostentatious patriotism, the concept of duty and honor of the Russian people. So here we are defending not only the school principal, not only these walls, here we are defending our future - our children. We shall defend it from lies and vulgarity, the cult of greed and cynicism, which hits their minds from modern mass culture and television.

WE DEMAND:
A repeal of Order № 257-K from March 9, 2011 from the administration of the Vyborg district of St. Petersburg to dismiss L.N.Kostyra as director of school № 534 of Vyborg district of St. Petersburg.

Restore Kostyra Larisa as director of school № 534 from 10 March 2011 and to send her an apology.
Stop the threats and provocations against the teaching staff of school number 534, pupils and parents.

In accordance with the Law on the order of consideration of citizens requested the secretariats and offices - not to send our letters to subordinate bodies that carried out repressive measures against the director and pedagogical staff, and to give a statement to the recipients. "

The appeal raised more than 800 signatures.
This apeal has been joined by G.Y. Sirazetdinova, the mother of Hero Timur
Sirazetdinova, a former pupil, colleagues and commanders.
[02/04/2011]
Source
http://www.sovross.ru/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=587815

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21 March - Ukraine
INDEFINITE PROTEST AT SUMSK MBSPA MACHINE PLANT “FRUNZE” (UKRAINE)

On March 21, in Sumsk, workers at the Sumsk Machine Building Scientific-Production Association (MBSPA) named after Frunze began an indefinite protest against job cuts at the company.

"According to official information, Sumsk city employment centre, the plant have a planned reduction in the number of employees by 1258 people. Dismissal of workers had already begun, but it is only a first step," - said a member of the organizing committee of protests, the chairman of the Free Trade Union of "SNPO Frunze” Alexander Tkachenko.

Currently the company employs approximately 13.5 thousand against 22 thousand people who worked there only a few years ago.

"Consequently, today's dismissal of workers make up about 10% of the total, while according to the collective agreement, during the year, workfoce reduction may not exceed 4% of the total workforce," - said Mr. Tkachenko.

"Even today, on 21 March, at 09.30 near the plant management building, a tent camp has been set up in order to inform workers and to picket the administration of the plant around the clock. Every day at 17.15 there will be rallies," - informed by the organizer.

Meanwhile, according to the management, at the moment, talk is only about optimizing the state of working and restructuring of production. This process provides for the dismissal of a certain number of workers from among the pensioners and the violators of labour discipline, maximizing profitability and reducing production costs.

The Sumsk MBSPA “Frunze" plant is one of the largest machine-building complexes in Ukraine and Europe for producing equipment for the oil, gas, nuclear and chemical industries.

Source UNIAN

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IN PARIS, A RALLY WAS HELD IN SOLIDARITY WITH RUSSIAN STUDENTS

On March 24 in Paris a rally was held in support of the Russian and Ukrainian students. The rally, timed to coincide with the Global Days Of Action "Spring of Resistance", was designed to express support, in particular, with St. Petersburg State University Student Council, the legitimacy of which the Rector of St. Petersburg State University Bogdanov does not want to recognise, the Ukrainian student organisation Direct diya "("Direct Action"), known for its vivid, successful and crowded actions and a a group of students and parents who are fighting for the preservation of the Palace of Youth Creativity in St Petersburg.

The action took place in several stages: first at the University of Paris 8 Saint-Denis, which was occupied by students, lectureres and staff, and during the General Assembly an appeal was read out in support of Russian students and a signatures was collected for a petition for recognition of the autonomy of the Student Council (which has now appeared in the electronic form).

The second step was the a rally itself, attended by about 40 people and lasted from 19.00 to 20.00 on the Place de la Sorbonne. It was attended by students from different universities of Paris, as well as students from Vienna and Barcelona. The participants held placards in different languages: "Solidarity with Russian students", "University - not the KGB", "All power to the Student Council," "University - students, not bureaucrats," "One world - one struggle" and others.

Around 19.00, when the area became crowded with people, the organizers of the rally (they can be recognized by the convolution with the banners), were approached by two men in plain clothes. Showing their ID, the police inquired whether the organizers had permission to hold unscanctioned activities. We had to had to tell the law enforcement officials about the plight of students in Russia. The word "KGB" caused an unexpected show of compassion from the police (or the desire to show that France has the remains of freedom). Therefore, despite the lack of permission, the police gave the protesters the opportunity to quietly hold the event, asking only one thing from them - to leave the area by 8pm. "My chief is caling me every five minutes asking for you to be evacuated from the area. And the wife is calling me home for dinner,"- said one of the police.

Apart from this small incident, the meeting was successful. Anne Nerdrum, head of the Russian section of the international human rights organization Amnesty International was at the rally. She delivered a speech in support of the growing Russian student movement, stressing that the rights of the students have to be fought for by the the students themselves, not the bureaucracy of the university. She also mentioned the issue of censorship and control in Russian universities, which not only contradicts the principle of university education, but also the fundamental rights and freedoms.

During the rally, people continued to collect signatures for a petition and voiced the following demands:

- An end to repression of independent student initiatives in Russia and Ukraine;

- To recognize the autonomy of grassroots student initiatives;

- To recognize the legitimacy of the student council SPSU;

- Keep the building Anichkov Palace for DTYU.

In the coming days, they will continue collecting signatures for paper petitions, which will be sent a letter to the administration of St. Petersburg State University.

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MOSCOW, "UNITED CONFECTIONERS" HOLDING PICKETED

On March 24 at the head office of "United Confectioners" holding in Moscow, a picket of solidarity with workers from the Chelyabinsk factory “Uzhuralkonditer” confectionary plant was held. The authorities authorized participation in the protest of 10 people, but at the picket gathered nearly 20 members of the trade union of food industry workers, food technologist and the International Union of Trade Union of Workers of agroindustrial complex in Moscow. The main demand of the participants was for a decent salary to employees' of Uzhuralkonditer.

For four years working in this factory have not had a pay. Workers' Uzhuralkonditer "receive 3,500 rubles a month, so are forced to work shifts of 12 hours. Though late last year in the region they signed an agreement for the minimum wage 5 900 rubles.

The factory is a holding company "United Confectioners, which also includes the Moscow factories: "Bolshevichka”, “Krasny Oktyabr”, “Rot Front”. Problems are common: the lack of indexing, the failure of the collective agreement. In support of the demands of the Chelyabinsk, the Central Committee of the trade Union of food industry workers held a picketed. It is supported by the International Union food workers IUF and twon committee of Agropromkompleksa union (agricultural union), which collected more than 2,000 signatures in support of the workers.

We recall that in late February, the factory workers themselves held a picket. About two hundred workers took part and demanded higher wages. However, a response from management was not forthcoming.

IA "IKD"
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Tuesday, 5 April 2011

AUCPB NEWSREEL APRIL 05 on

April 1 - Russia

NOVOSIBIRSK: UNLIMITED PROTEST MARCH APRIL 1

On April 1, in Novosibirsk, a rally and a march of three thousand pensioners took place against governor Yurchenko’s decision to abolish unlimited travel for pensioners on public transport.


Firstly, a meeting was held outside the building of the government headquarters of Novosibirsk region, and then a march took place on the pavement of Krasny Prospect to Lenin Square, where they held a rally. After that, they then marched back to Lenin Street, and a rally taking place by the ruling "United Russia" Party.

This is the seventh rally by pensioners. The authorities expected that the wave of popular protests would subside, but they miscalculated - on the contrary, from protest to protest the popular outrage is growing. Today's rally and march was attended by about 2,5 - 3 thousand people.
More than a dozen social movements and political parties took part in the protest for the rights of pensioners.

This time, the authorities and the police tried to provoke the organizers and pensioner. The fact is, as in the previous protests, this march was not sanctioned by the City’s Mayor. But this time, the organizers notified the police about the march going ahead on the road along Krasny Prospect and not on the pavement. However, the police deliberately failed to set up a police cordon along the road to stop traffic, and so at the same time did not stop the traffic flow (which is at the centre of the city and was quite busy). Before the rally organizers were repeatedly warned about criminal liability under the Russian Criminal Code Article 267 (blocking traffic arteries). The authorities had hoped that the organizers and the people would take to the roadway, finish up under the wheels of cars, so that then they could begin prosecution of the protest organizers, and - to disrupt and decapitate the protest itself. But the organizers did not succumb to the police provocations, and made the right decision - to go on the pavement of Krasny Prospect. Yes, the people had to retreat, but only in order to preserve the movement and to gather force and hit the authorities harder. The challenge now – is to bring onto the streets 5-10 thousand people!

The march stretched for several kilometres - from the Government buidling to the Lenin Square. See photos and video footage.


With rising popular anger, the authorites - the ruling party "United Russia" were forced to maneuver and take action to somehow save face.

On March 31, the eve of the day's action, at a meeting of the faction "United Russia" in the Legislative Assembly and city council members led by Governor Yurchenko, with incredible haste and in secret, made amendments to the order on receiving discount fares on public transport. Entitlement to unlimited travel on public transport has now been returned to one category of citizens – the workers in the rear during World War II (40 thousand of them). This is a concession by the authorities, achieved, thanks to the PROTEST ACTIONS. The authorities took this decision under the pressure from the masses.

For the rest of pensioners - 160 thousand of them, (80%) the situation remains virtually unchanged: that is the "annual limit" of free rides on public transport is limited to 360 trips per year (those very same 30 trips per month). If a pensioner uses up all these trips, he or she is "given" an additional 60 trips per month, but at half price fares. Such a solution makes a mockery of pensioners.

It is no coincidence that this decision and its announcement in the media was taken just before the rally on April 1. Why? Because the government fears the people, afraid of the people's anger and thus throws to the people a handout to appease the people and bring down the heat of battle. But they have failed to achieve that – today there are grearter numbers than in earlier protests, and were set to continue the struggle.

Can the people be satisfied with this mocking sop from the authorities and refuse to fight on? NO! Such was the keynote speeches today.

Our demands were and still are – the reversal of governor Yurchenko’s decision and the restoration of the rights to all pensioners to unlimited free travel on public transport. Until then, until a decision is taken, we will continue mass protests and daily increase their strength and mass!

April 15 will be the next rally and march! The struggle continues!

Alexei Denisyuk, AUCPB
One of the organizers and leaders of the rally and march on April 1

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Moscow – April 2
RALLY IN MOSCOW IN SUPPORT OF LIBYA

On April 2, 2011 in Moscow at the monument to Karl Marx, a rally was held in support of Libya, organized by left-wing communist parties and organizations. All the speakers were unanimous in their statements and condemned the criminal aggression of the United States and its satellites against the people of Libya. It was noted that the war against Libya - this is just another link in the chain of aggressions against Yugoslavia, Iraq and Afghanistan. The Americans are brazenly trying, (and Obama is "proudly declaring,") to aquire for himself the right to decide what social system should be in place, and who should be in power in one country or another.

The U.S. is trying to turn into "nothing" unable to be anything meaningful, the concept of sovereignty of each independent country, its aboriginal right to determine for itself all questions of its life. Without a doubt, these brazen antics by the U.S. became possible only after the tragic destruction of the Soviet Union, the former a reliable guarantor of peace and stability throughout the world.

Speakers noted the tremendous economic success over the decades of government of Libya's Muammar Gaddafi, who turned this formerly impoverished, backward, feudal country into a country with living standards higher than the current Russia, where education and medicine are free, gasoline and bread cost pennies, and the salary of school teachers are $3000 a month. Compare this to the salaries of Russian teachers. This is the Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya. And this has been achieved in the decades when the country has been led by Muammar Gaddafi.

Gaddafi, leader of the Libyan Revolution, intended to obtain a review of oil contracts with Western monopolies, so that not 50% but 80% of crude oil went to the Libyan people, sparking a wild rage among the American imperialists. The U.S. mobilized an obedient, "tame" majority in the UN Security Council. The adopted on 17 March UN resolution 1973 on Libya without a doubt will go down in history as a nasty bloodthirsty document, standing on par with the Munich agreement with Hitler.

Hundreds of bombs and missiles have rained down onto the peaceful people of Libya, where hundreds of old men, women and children are now victims of the another American "struggle for democracy". But the "quick win blitzkreig" against Gaddafi did not happen. He has led an army to stand to the death for freedom and independence of the Libyan people, against attempts to divide Libya. And their desire to win will defeat the enemy.

Speakers at the rally, as a rule, finished their statements calling for: "Hands off Libya", "Hold on, al-Qadhafi!"



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Saturday, 2 April 2011

FOR BOLSHEVISM-AUCPB – NEWSREEL APRIL 1 on

PICKET BY THE ALL-UNION COMMUNIST PARTY OF BOLSHEVIKS (AUCPB) IN SEVERSKY DISTRICT (KRASNODAR TERRITORY) IN SUPPORT OF THE LIBYAN PEOPLE

The AUCPB of Seversky rayon (Krasnodar Territory) on 30 March held in the district centre town of Seversky a picket against the military intervention in Libya by the leading imperialist countries, as well as against social deterioration of the local residents. We stand in solidarity with the people of Libya and its leader Muammar Gaddafi in their just struggle for freedom and independence of their country! We demand an end to the NATO aggression against Libya!

We demand from local authorities a curb in the rise in prices for everything and everyone in the Seversky district!
We also support the fight by the pensioners of the city of Novosibirsk against governor Yurchenko’s decision to abolish the free transport on public transport. We stand in solidarity with this struggle. We demand an end to the persecution of activists who, together with pensioners are defending their social rights. We call on all Soviet working people robbed by capitalism, to support the righteous rebellion of the Novosibirsk pensioners. Take an example from them and rise up everywhere to fight for your social rights.

AUCPB

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PICKET OF SOLIDARITY WITH LIBYA IN KRASNOYARSK

On March 29, in Krasnoyarsk a picket took place in solidarity with the progressive government of Gaddafi and the Libyan people, organized by the “Revolutionary Patriotic Union of Krasnoyarye" under the auspices of the regional organization of the All-Union Communist Party of Bolsheviks (AUCPB).

For the picket, the most crowded spot full of passers by was chosen – the 350-th Anniversary of Krasnoyarsk Square, adjacent to the footbridge across Weinbaum street. In the evening rush hour, the flow of pedestrians in this area is almost continuous.

The picketeers unfurled banners, "U.S. and NATO, Hands off Libya, ""Today – it is Libya, Tomorrow – It Will Be Us!", "Mr. Medvedev, hands off Gaddafi and Libya ".

During the event, Bolshevik newspaper "Hammer and Sickle" (Serp I Molot), "Revolution", and the local edition of “Vestnik of the RPSK”, as well as thematic leaflets calling for readers to actively oppose imperialist aggression and in defense of the Libyan people.

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RUSSIA - PICKETS AGAINST IMPERIALIST INTERVENTION IN LIBYA

In cities of Russia, there have been pickets in support of the people of Libya and Muammar Qaddafi. In Moscow, on 23 March 2011, a picket took place at the Libyan Embassy in Russia. The picket participants handed over to the Libyan Embassy a Resolution:

HANDS OFF LIBYA!

Having unleashed a wave of bombing of civilian towns of Libya with cutting-edge aircraft, precision missiles, the American, French, British and other murderous aggressors have killed dozens of civilians and innocent people, old people, women and children. Excited by the bloodbath, the imperialist predators are intent on crushing the will of the Libyan people for freedom and independence, their desire to preserve the sovereignty, unity and independence of the Libyan state.

In the photographs: pickets in Novosibirsk on 16 and 21 March

These sacred words for every good person, American aggressors are seeking to turn into a rag, into meaningless chatter. World imperialism needs Libyan oil. And the word juggling rhetoric of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton about "democracy", "human rights", are lies and misinformation, exudes from all the foreign media regarding events in Libya, having the same goal - to overthrow the anti-American independent Muammar Gaddafi, and to lay their hands on the wealth of Libya.

We believe in the right of the Libyan people to defend their freedom and independence!
We fully agree with the people of Libya and its leader, Muammar Gaddafi, fully support their just struggle for freedom and independence of their country!

We demand an end to the inhumane aggression of international imperialism, headed by the U.S. against Libya and its courageous people!

Hands Off Libya!


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REFLECTIONS BY COMRADE FIDEL

NATO’S FASCIST WAR
You didn’t have to be clairvoyant to foresee what I wrote with great detail in three Reflection Articles I published on the CubaDebate website between February 21 and March 3: “The NATO Plan Is to Occupy Libya,” “The Cynical Danse Macabre,” and “NATO’s Inevitable War.”
Not even the fascist leaders of Germany and Italy were so blatantly shameless regarding the Spanish Civil War unleashed in 1936, an event that maybe a lot of people have been recalling over these past days.
Almost 75 years to the day have passed since then, but nothing that has happened over the last 75 centuries, or even 75 millenniums of human life on our planet can compare.
Sometimes it seems that those of us who serenely voice our opinions on these issues are exaggerating. I dare say that we have actually been naive to assume that we all should be aware of the deception or colossal ignorance that humanity has been dragged into.
In 1936 there was an intense clash between two systems and ideologies of more or less equal military power.
The arms back then seemed more like toys compared with today’s weapons. Humanity’s survival was not threatened despite the destructive power and the locally lethal force deployed. Entire cities and even nations could have been virtually destroyed. But never was the human race, in its totality, at risk of being exterminated several times over for the stupid and suicidal power developed by modern science and technology.
With these current realities in mind, it is embarrassing to read the continuous news reports on the use of powerful laser-guided rockets with 100% accuracy, fighter-bombers that go twice the speed of light, potent explosives that blow apart uranium-hardened metals that have an everlasting effect on the inhabitants and their descendants.
Cuba stated its position regarding the internal situation in Libya at the meeting in Geneva. Without hesitating, Cuba defended the idea of a political solution to the conflict in Libya and was categorically opposed to any foreign military intervention.
In a world where the alliance between the United States and the developed capitalist powers of Europe increasingly take hold of the people’s resources and fruits of their labor, any honest citizen, whatever their standpoint to the government, would be opposed to a foreign military intervention in their country.
But most absurd about the current situation is the fact that before the brutal war broke out in Northern Africa, in another region of the world, nearly 10 000 kilometers away, a nuclear accident had occurred in one of the most populated areas of the world following a tsunami caused by a 9.0 earthquake, which has already cost a hard-working nation like Japan nearly 30 000 lives. Such accident would have not occurred 75 years before.
In Haiti, a poor and underdeveloped country, a nearly 7.0 quake according to the Richter scale, caused over 300 000 deaths, countless people wounded and hundreds of thousands harmed.
However, what was terribly tragic in Japan was the accident at the Fukushima nuclear plant, whose consequences are still to be assessed.
I will only recall some of the main stories published by the news agencies:
ANSA.- Fukushima 1 nuclear plant is releasing “extremely high and potentially lethal radiations,” said Gregory Jaczko, chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), the US nuclear entity.
EFE.- The nuclear threat stemming from the serious situation at a Japanese plant, following the earthquake, has triggered security revisions in atomic plants around the world and has made some countries paralyze their plans.
Reuters.- Japan's devastating earthquake and deepening nuclear crisis could result in losses of up to $200 billion for Japanese economy, but the global impact remains hard to gauge.
EFE.- The deterioration of one reactor after another at Japan's Fukushima nuclear center continued to feed fears of a pending nuclear disaster as desperate attempts to control a radioactive leak did nothing to provide even a glimmer of hope.
AFP.- Japan´s Emperor Akihito expressed concern about the unpredictable character of the nuclear crisis hitting Japan following the quake and tsunami that killed thousands of people and left 500 000 homeless. New quake reported in the Tokyo area.
There are reports talking about even more concerning issues.
Some refer to the presence of toxic radioactive iodine in Tokyo’s drinking water, which doubles the tolerable amount that can be consumed by the smallest children in the Japanese capital. One of these reports says that the stocks of bottled water are shrinking in Tokyo, a city located in a prefecture at more than 200 kilometers from Fukushima.
This series of circumstances poses a dramatic situation on our world.
I can express freely my views on the war in Libya.
I do not share political or religious views with the leader of that country. I am a Marxist-Leninist and a follower of Marti, as I have already said.
I see Libya as a member of the Non-Aligned Movement and a sovereign State of the nearly 200 members of the United Nations.
Never, a large or small country, in this case with only 5 million inhabitants, was the victim of such a brutal attack by the air force of a militaristic organization with thousands of fighter-bombers, more than 100 submarines, nuclear aircraft carriers, and sufficient arsenal to destroy the planet many times over. Our species had never encountered this situation and there had been nothing similar 75 years ago, when the Nazi bombers attacked targets in Spain.
Now, however, the criminal and discredited NATO will write a "beautiful" little story about its "humanitarian" bombing.
If Gaddafi honors the traditions of his people and decides to fight to the last breath, as he has promised, together with the Libyans who are facing the worst bombing a country has ever suffered, NATO and its criminal projects will sink into the mire of shame.
The people respect and believe in men who fulfill their duty.
More than 50 years ago, when the United States killed more than a hundred Cubans with the explosion of merchant ship "La Coubre" our people proclaimed "Patria o Muerte." (Homeland or Death). They have fulfilled this, and have always been determined to keep their word.
"Anyone who tries to seize Cuba," said the most glorious fighter in our history-"will only gather the dust of her soil soaked in blood."
I beg you to excuse the frankness with which I address the issue.
Fidel Castro Ruz
28 March 2011
8:14 p.m.
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Friday, 1 April 2011

FOR BOLSHEVISM No 4 (97) APRIL 2011

WORKERS OF ALL COUNTRIES, UNITE!

FOR BOLSHEVISM

INSIDE THE COMMUNIST AND WORKERS’ MOVEMENT

ALL-UNION COMMUNIST PARTY OF BOLSHEVIKS (AUCPB)


No 4 (97) APRIL 2011

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AUCPB ON THE EVENTS IN THE MIDDLE EAST

We all watched with great interest the developments in Tunisia, then in Egypt and other countries of North Africa and the Mediterranean.
First, the people rebelled in Tunisia. Mass thousands of demonstrations, which lasted almost a month, have shaken the country. Tunisian President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali on January 14 had fled to Saudi Arabia. The people celebrated their victory.
January 25 started mass protests of the people in Egypt. Tens of thousands of protesters gathered on the central Tahrir Square (Liberation) in Cairo, the streets and squares of other cities. The people's protest lasted 18 days and, finally, the protesters had their way – on February 11, Egyptian President Hosni Mubark renounced his post. The people rejoiced and exulted their victory.
The social cause of these protests are poverty, unemployment, hopelessness and despair of the masses.
Tunisia. December 17 Mohamed Bouaziz, the young merchant from the small town of Sidi Bou Said tried to end his life by self-immolation. Having a university education, he spent 5 years looking, but could not find work, except street trading vegetables. On the eve of the police took away his goods because of the lack of a license, depriving him of a livelihood. On January 4, Mohammed Bouaziz died. On December 22 another unemployed 22-year-old Hussein Nagi Felhi committed suicide by climbing on the power line and holding the high-voltage cable. Before his death, he cried out: "No to poverty! No to unemployment!”
In solidarity, thousands of young people took to the streets.
Tunisia is a young country, with more than half its population under the age of 30. Youth unemployment stands at 50%.Without work there is no future, so the first thing demanded of the authorities from protesting youth is work. The authorities responded to the demands of young people first, with police batons and tear gas, then bullets. But when people have nothing to lose, violence and repression cause the opposite effect. The protest began in the provinces, but the more people became victims and wounded, the more they covered the country, and reached the capital. To the slogans of social nature were added and political ones: against the corrupt regime of Ben Ali and the Trabelsi clan, for political freedom.
Ben Ali ruled the country since November 1987, declaring its aim "to build in Tunis a prosperous, open and peaceful society based on justice and tolerance." But it was the usual promise of bourgeois politics, a promise that is given to the people, when a politician eager for power, and which they immediately forget after they get into power.
The family of the president and his wife Leila Trabelsi privatized the economy and politics. Leila Trabelsi was called the Empress by Tunisians. She and her family control over all key enterprise: from the land and banks to telephone companies and Internet providers. Belhassen, the elder brother of the wife of President, is one of the richest people in the country, owns the airline and is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Bank of Tunisia, the most profitable bank in the country. Mohammed Sahr, the 30-year-old son in law of the ousted President is involved in trading of motor vehicles and real estate, agriculture, finance, media and owns a travel agency.
The global financial crisis has only accelerated the process of polarization of Tunisian society. Tunisia's economy is totally dependent on external market conditions and foreign investment. And when as a result of the crisis there was nothing to patch up the social holes, the situation exploded.
After news of the departure of Ben Ali of Tunisia, the country began rejoicing. Thousands of people greeted each other with victory. "That's our message all over the world: Do not be afraid of dictators!", said one of the participants of protest actions. But there is a more restrained assessment: "Do not rush to congratulate us! It has not ended, the most important thing lies ahead."
After Ben Ali's resignation, Prime Minister Mohamed Ghannouchi in a speech on television said that the government was temporarily transferred to him. But the next day, the Constitutional Council of Tunisia said that under the Constitution of the Speaker of Parliament Fuad Mbazaa shall become the Acting President. On January 15, he took the oath. But both represent the same ruling party that overthrew Ben Ali.
It has already been stated, that within two months in the country will be held early presidential elections.
Egypt. Jan. 25 start of mass protests in Egypt, which took place in Cairo, Alexandria, Suez, Asyut and other cities. The organizers of the protests made up of opposition groups of leftist, social-democratic orientation, called these actions a "day of rage" - "day of protest against torture, poverty, corruption and unemployment." People went onto the streets, using the appeals in social networks. Egyptian authorities took immediate action by blocking the Internet and mobile communications. And on the streets of Cairo were put 30,000 police officers. For the crackdown police used tear gas and water cannons. Protesters threw stones and debris of destroyed fences at police.
The general demands of the protesters - the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak, who has ruled the country since October 1981, the fair Elections and the social orientation of the economy. In the hands of the protesters could be seen the posters with slogans such as "Today, Tunisia - Egypt tomorrow," "We want bread, peace and respect!
Like in Tunisia, Egypt, workers live in poverty, and the ruling elite enjoy the luxury and wealth. According to the Human Development Index, Egypt occupies 101-s place out of 169 countries. At the same time, the family of Hosni Mubarak is one of the richest in the Middle East, with wealth, according to various estimates, amounting from 4 to 70 billion dollars, earned through the ruthless exploitation of the working people.
With increasing protests, the daily outpouring onto the squares and the streets of major cities in Egypt from the hundreds of thousands to a million or more protesters, this forced the police to abandon measures of violence against their own people. Egypt's armed forces occupied a position of neutrality and seeks to prevent the collision of warring parties, as onto the streets began to come out "supporters" of President Mubarak. Since the time of President Anwar Sadat, Egypt became openly pro-American, went on to conclude a peace treaty with Israel that led to its isolation in the Arab world. After the assassination of Sadat by Islamists in October 1981, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak began his rule, and pledged to adhere to the old foreign policy, i.e. steer a course towards further normalization of relations with Israel and its rapprochement with the West and to seek peace in the Middle East within the framework of the Camp David accords. Mubarak succeeded to a certain degree to restore Egypt's prestige and raise its international prestige, especially in the eyes of U.S. and the West. Egypt became second after Israel in the Middle East recipient of American aid, much of which is sent to the Armed Forces of Egypt. Israel is concerned with what's happening in Egypt, because Israelis fear the possibility of the Islamist organization the Muslim Brotherhood coming to power in Egypt, openly anti-Israel-anti-American.
Despite all the re-shuffles at the top leadership of the country and trying to hold on to power, the protesters forced Mubarak to step down. And here, during mass protests of the people, many fell victim. More than 300 people were killed and more than 5,000 wounded.
Power in the country passed into the hands of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces of Egypt, whose representative immediately stated that the Supreme Military Council will comply with all agreements and commitments and to adopt democratic, that is, Western, principles and values. Currently, the Supreme Military Council dissolved Parliament, suspended the constitution, offering 10 days to re-write it and, within two months submit to a referendum, and banned public demonstrations.

Large protests also took place and are held in other Arab and Muslim countries: Yemen, Algeria, Jordan, Libya, Syria ... On 14 February, there was a mass protest in Iran with the same slogan: "Down with the dictator!" This refers to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, a leading anti-American leader.
All this shows to where and against whom the present "revolutions" are aimed.
And although the Americans have been trying to distance itself from some of its influence on the ongoing mass protests of the people, reality tells a different story.
Thus, The Daily Telegraph wrote that the U.S. government secretly supported the main actors, who were behind the protests in Egypt and were planning a revolt over the last three years (Herald, 01/29/2011). In particular, the U.S. embassy in Cairo has helped a young dissident activists to attend a summit in New York, which was organized by the U.S. government. Simultaneously, the U.S. did everything to hide his real name from Egypt's secret service. Upon his return to Cairo in December 2008, the activist told U.S. diplomats that the opposition leaders developed a plan to overthrow Hosni Mubarak in 2011 and the subsequent creation of a government based on democratic principles. Egypt's security services managed to arrest him during these protests.
On January 20, during a teleconference with journalists, staff member of the New York Council on Foreign Relations, Stephen Cook said that he was going to Cairo and expects that the National Police Day, celebrated in Egypt on January 25 will result in mass protests. I.e. this employee was already aware of emerging actions and travelled to Cairo not in vain (Svobodanews.ru, 11.02.2011).
Many analysts and commentators of the events indicate that, for these protests to be carried out, there was no necessity for long-term training of young protest cadres of pro-American orientation, such as during the "colour revolutions" in Georgia and Ukraine, where large sums of money, time were to spend on them.
Now, the mobile communications and the Internet replaced the training for these protests. The youth communicate on the Internet, social networks, where they are quietly inculcated with the principles of Western democracy and bourgeois freedom and with these slogans, with demands for change over to a western model, and it was involved in these mass protests.
In this sense, is an interesting article by Roger Cohen, "The Arab Internet Revolution", published in the International Herald Tribune (USA) on January 28. The American journalist criticizes the book by Evgeny Morozov “Network illusions. The Dark Side of the Internet ", which appeared in stores at a time when the youth of Tunisia - noted the author of the paper - demonstrates the liberating power of social networking."
But from the article by Roger Cohen, we learn that Morozov, a 26-year-old Californian internet explorer (a native of Belarus), gives to the Internet a completely correct assessment. The cyber-utopians, and not the least of them, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, have created a dangerous illusion, as if the world can come to democracy and freedom through blogs and services such as Twitter, Facebook, Youtube and Google – such is the basic conclusion of the book by Morozov. In an era when "the most intelligent and talented geeks", the so-called "Google doctrine” has become, in the opinion of the author, a seductive trap. "They want - said Evgeny Morozov – so that people are interested in dating, pornography and celebrity gossip" - exactly what has most saturated the internet. And he himself, Roger Cohen does not deny the connection between Twitter and the U.S. government, more so, for example, during the demonstrations in Iran in 2009, when the U.S. State Department officials had openly been in contact with the leadership of this company.
"These lines I write, - said Roger Cohen, - after returning from Tunisia, where Facebook has given the young demonstrators strength, which enabled them to throw the dictator. Now before my eyes is footage from Youtube, in which courageous young Egyptians oppose President Hosni Mubarak's thugs with their batons and water cannons." "The organization, network activity, the discovery of banned ideas and information, debating skills and independence...are just some of the gifts of social networks to the predominantly young population of the Arab world." And Roger Cohen concludes: "No, the Tunisian revolution was made by the pro-Western middle class, and during it, Islamic slogans did not sound out. Onto the streets of Cairo came young pragmatic people, alien ideologies .... "
In my opinion, this article by Roger Cohen openly demonstrates that the popular unrest in Tunisia, Egypt and other countries was controlled and directed into the track needed by U.S. imperialism. In the same article is quoted Hillary Clinton, saying that the U.S. priority is "the mobilization of communication technologies and their use in our diplomatic purposes." Candid enough.
Just like in Georgia and Ukraine "colour revolutions" occurred according to the western scenario, and with American money, just as is the massive popular unrest in the Arab world.
The overthrown Tunisian and Egyptian rulers were loyal servants of U.S. imperialism, the conductors of American influence, US-Israeli policy in the Arab world and the Middle East. But when the throne underneath them began swaying due to anti-national social policy, mass unemployment, poverty and misery of the people, the American puppet masters began to direct the righteous anger of the people in the direction towards them, but with the use of the latest developments of information industry, mobile communications and the Internet. That, among other things, allows them to remain as it were, behind the scenes.
The arrival to power in Egypt of th eSupreme Council of the Armed Forces is completely under American influence, because Egypt's armed forces receive the second largest, after Israel's multibillion-dollar aid to equip the army with weapons and military equipment, of course, American-made. It is clear that the Supreme Military Council and would continue to pursue pro-American policy, a policy of cooperation with Egypt, Israel and the betrayal of the interests of Arab peoples.
But on the other hand, this does not mean that the Marxist revolutionary forces must stand apart from the actions and outpouring of the people onto the streets. After all, we also have here a classic revolutionary situation, according to Lenin, when the lower classes do not want to live in the old, and the top can no longer operate under the old, where hatred of the people of the ruling regime is so great that people are willing to face death, which was place in Tunisia and Egypt, than to remain in the powerless, hopeless situation. But in order for mass popular action to really take on a revolutionary proletarian character, when one group of the bourgeoisie at the top of the power are not replaced by another group of such oppressors of the people, but when working people really come to power, the working class comes to power, the presence of the subjective factor in the people's revolution - a proletarian Revolutionary Party, which is closely related to the masses.
The establishment of close ties with Marxist revolutionary organizations in the Arab world, as well as the whole world, is the most important task of our Party – the AUCPB - in the international arena.

Russia: a climate of insecurity and fear dominates

On January 24, the day before the mass demonstrations in Egypt, in Moscow's Domodedovo airport, a bomb attack occurred. In the centre of a hall room, a suicide bomber detonated an explosive device. The explosion killed 36 people. More than a hundred were wounded.
As noted by observers, this is the 26 th terrorist attack in Moscow over the past 15 years, during which more than 600 people have been killed.
The authorities immediately began to take measures to restore order to the security of citizens. But the number of attacks speaks for itself. Moreover, explosions rattle and terror attacks are carried out in other regions of Russia, especially in the North Caucasus. The Russian authorities cannot ensure security to its citizens.
The question arises: who benefits from, and who is behind these terrorist attacks?
The answer is obvious. This is beneficial to itself the ruling regime in Russia, the Medvedev-Putin regime of large oligarchic capital. Enormous accumulation of wealth at one pole and misery and poverty on the other inevitably leads to the aggravation of social tensions, and sooner or later, lead to social upheaval.
To avoid this, the government is trying to take away responsibility for the situation in society, from itself and point out the "enemies" - those same underprivileged people, only of other nationalities, and aims to incite hatred of Russians towards inhabitants of the Caucasus, Orthodox Muslims, etc. This is a common tactic of the bourgeoisie: divide and conquer.
Under the guise of fighting terrorism and extremism in a charged with fear community, in an atmosphere of insecurity and fear, the regime would be able to "tighten the screws" bring about repression in the first place, against revolutionary forces, class conscious representatives of the working class, fighting for the revival of our great Soviet Socialist homeland.
Of course, "friends" of Russia - the U.S. imperialists and the West pour oil on fire, and nurture, fund and provide everything necessary for the terrorist activities of various extremist groups and elements. And here is used the same imperialist tactic - divide and conquer! To incite the people of Russia against each other, to create a society in an atmosphere of uncertainty and fear that inevitably weakens Russia, and then give her "assistance" under the guise of combating terrorism, interfering in internal affairs and enslaving Russia.

Ukraine: the bourgeoisie oppress, the people tolerate

Recently, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted a decision to hold the next parliamentary elections in October 2012 and presidential elections - in March 2015. The bourgeois power group has secured a quiet comfortable life for almost two years. Hence, they had no need to make any promises to the people, and with vengeance to take advantage in power and build up their capital.
That is what the bourgeoisie does. As we have said before, all laws are being prepared for adoption or have already been adopted: Tax, Labor, Housing, Pension Reform, Land Reform, the Parliament has adopted the laws and decisions of the government and so the burden of overcoming the crisis lays firmly on the shoulders of the working people.
Prime Minister Azarov declared a total collapse of the housing and communal system of the country, noting that 80% of the networks, water pipes, sewers are in disrepair. And he stated the inevitability of "difficult reforms." What this means is clear to everyone. The reform of public utilities, as well as all other reforms will be implemented at the expense of working people, by the further increase of tariffs for housing services. But they both growing. Goskomstat recorded 14% increase in utility rates in 2010 and announced that this year's rates will rise at least another 30%. But this is the official data. The reality is much worse. From February 1, increased electricity charges, from 1 April last year, a scheduled 50% rise in price of gas for domestic use.
On the rapid rise in food prices and one say nothing. That one, each of us sees going to the store and the market.
In one of his speeches, President Yanukovich set a "ambitious" goal - to reach by 2020, a population growth of Ukraine up to ... 50 million people. But now the population of Ukraine is less than 46 million and last year alone it fell by another 170,000 (official data). At what expense is the president is going to achieve such growth. An increase in payments for extra child births will not achieve it. Mass unemployment, the total lack of prospects for young people, the rapid growth of prices and rates with extremely low salaries and student grants, there are no opportunities for young people to purchase housing (except for the youth elite, because they live in a completely different world), etc. All this speaks of the unreality of presidential plans. The trend seen is quite different - a further decrease in population.
But even if the president's plans are suddenly realized.
In 1992, at the beginning of the bourgeois reforms and independence, Ukraine had a population of 52 million 250 thousand people. (And annually in Soviet Ukraine, the population grew). And after 30 years - 50 million?!
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During the mass uprisings in Egypt, hundreds of thousands of tourists were forced to interrupt their vacation on the azure shores of the Mediterranean and quickly return home, wondering and indignant at what was happening.
In Moscow, citizens scared to death ask a rhetorical question: what is happening in Russia, why innocent people are killed.
In Ukraine, however, workers are still silent. But this silence is increasingly developing into a dull murmur of discontent.
But all of this is phenomena of the same order.
Before our eyes, world imperialism and the world of the omnipotence of capital and money-bags is collapsing. And to delay its inevitable collapse, there will continue to be terrorist attacks in Russia, no matter how often President Medvedev visits railway stations and airports, there will continue to be the uprising of the masses against tyranny and poverty, which the modern puppeteers, using new technology will deviate to one side, placing around the neck of the people one set of rulers, exploiters by another set, that pleases the West, the cash cow.
Putting an end to war, terror and poverty can only be done by destroying imperialism, the source. Already no one can sit in the close nook of the family, comfortable little world, where personal interests and personal welfare are above all.
Only by a united struggle of the vast masses of people under the revolutionary banner of Marxism-Leninism can we win and wipe out the hated system of the power of capital, the system of exploitation, war, violence and robbery.
A. MAYEVSKY, secretary of the CC AUCPB
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THE JUCHE IDEA AND THE LESSONS OF THE LIBYAN COUNTER REVOLUTION

A couple of years ago, a number of senior officials, including the author of the Diary, had seen with their own eyes a number of towns and cities in the coastal area of Libya. During a discussion of practical issues of interstate cooperation, a personal meeting with the leader of the Libyan Revolution Muammar al-Gaddafi was requested. After addressing these issues and the transfer of greetings and best wishes of the great leader comrade Kim Jong Il to the Arab revolutionary Gaddafi, the conversation turned to a lengthy discussion of ideological and theoretical problems. Everything that was examined on that day has been confirmed by events at this historic juncture.
It is obvious that the causes of the counterrevolutionary riots in Libya should be sought not only in external forces, as rightly pointed out by the leader of the Cuban revolution, Fidel Castro, but in the first place - in the collapse of ideological work among the population, and the substitution of party and political work to rehabilitate people, by way of senseless ideological dogmatism and purely financial incentives.
Herein lies the fundamental flaw in the so-called "third world theory" set forth in the "Green Book" by Muammar al-Qaddafi, and one that for a long time was pointed out to him personally by President Kim Il Sung .
The "Third World theory" is influenced by anarchism, by postulating the elimination of state and party, as such, and the immediate transition to general self-rule in the form of people's congresses and people's committees. In view of this point, the question of support of the subject of the revolution has remained unresolved, which from a scientific point of view is always the totality of the masses, the Party, army and the Leader.
Under the people’s leader Gaddafi, the Libyan masses reached such standard of living that, let us say, the population of the former Soviet republics seemed completely unattainable. The citizens were so spoiled that obtaining through the system of people's committees, people's congresses and charities all that they needed, they were not able to work in production, preferring to live off a significant benefit.
On the income from so-called "oil and gas," Muammar Al-Gaddafi, I must say, built comfortable multi-storey homes and handed out apartments that were rent and electricity free to all those who wished. Petrol in the country was dirt cheap, and in every family there were 2 or 3 new cars purchased. Newly weds were at the same time immediately given tens of thousands of dollars. Education abroad for children of any family was provided free of charge. Medicine, education were completely free of charge, and an incredible number of European doctors were imported into the country for the highly skilled treatment of the people. Basic foodstuffs were purchased for next to nothing, and the so-called "business" of major taxes, VAT-s and other levies, abolished.
In the absence of a stable system of education of the people, this fair social policy of Muammar Al-Gadhafi created a mass of parasites, lacking world outlook, and by the logic of class struggle, they were bound to descend to the positions of counter-revolution – imagining themselves as "potential millionaires", targeting their goals to the level of wealth of so-called "Sheikhs" and "kings" of the Persian (Arabian) Gulf.
One should openly state, that it is very rare to see a Libyan working in Libya.
During the daytime, almost the entire population of the capital Tripoli is relaxing by the sea. A giant beach cuts the Libyan coast from end to end, and is a continuous chain of bungalows, attractions, “kebab stalls" filled with people in the midst of every working day.
In the city of Tripoli one often face situations when you can not buy basic things due to the fact that shops are closed and their employees are too lazy to even sell their products. Based on extensive experience of working in other parts of the Arab region, it has to be said that Libya is one of the few Arab countries (if not the only country), where street vendors do not try to constantly haggle with the buyer. It shows in the first place, lack of desire to engage in any work, even including trade, customary to Arab masses on the basis of national identity.
Basic material production culture in Libya is made by the hands of foreigners.
Foreign workers and office staff support the excellent infrastructure all created through the efforts of the leader Muammar al-Gaddafi. For example, domestic flights are often carried out by Ugandan and other airlines.
There is no doubt that the leader of the Libyan Revolution Muammar Al-Gadhafi has glorified his country, and has done much for its residents. A section of the masses by virtue of a political mistake, did not appreciate such a "noble thing" and began to believe the Internet fraud and religious obscurantism of the fanatical sinusitis sects. By the way, the Internet is everywhere and in some places, free, and was developed specifically by the leader Gaddafi. Outside the ideological education of every person from birth, this led to the Arab masses for many hours to use this network not for self-development but, mainly for the consumption of video productions of a sexual nature (pornography).
We hope that events will give the possibility of such an outstanding leader as Muammar al-Gaddafi, to even more firmly fix the political situation, to eliminate system errors in order to promote further the march of the Libyan revolution on the right path of independence.
Ideological work to educate and rehabilitate the population can not be conducted on a case by case occasional basis. Education is a continuous process, and it ends only when the person being educated, dies. Lessons have been taught by the temporary defeat of socialism in some countries of Eastern Europe, and the lesson is being taught by the Libyan counter-revolution now.
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UKRAINE IS BEING FORCED INTO SLAVERY

In December, to the post of head of the NBU (National Bank of Ukraine) instead of V. Stelmakh, many years head of the institution (which, while serving as head of Yushchenko's National Bank, was its first deputy), Sergei Arbuzov was appointed.
As noted by commentators, the appointment of 35-year-old banker form Donetsk, V.S. Arbuzov as head of NBU, means the completion of the concentration of all power in the hands of the President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovich.
With the help of Vladimir Stelmakh, the National Bank acquired the status of a "state within a state" and did what he wanted, or what was agreed between him and the commercial banks. In fact, when Stelmakh was head, the National Bank gave priority to banking and financial capital rather than to industry. This became especially noticeable in times of crisis, when the NBU largely at the expense of state funds, rescued banks that fell into a critical situation, including because of risky financial speculation.
But after the arrival to power pf large industrial capital and its representatives on behalf of Yanukovych, Azarov, the fiscal policy no longer suited the new government. This capital was needed by the head of the National Bank, which will protect the interests of non-financial speculators, and the interests of large industrial conglomerates. The appointment of S. Arbuzov, close to the family of Mr. Yanukovich, head of the NBU, in fact, puts the financial capital under the control of industrial capital, capital, engaged primarily in manufacturing.
Having concentrated all power in his hands, both in the centre and in the localities, big business crossed over to a decisive attack on workers rights.
We've written about pension reform , as a result of which women's retirement age will be 55, but 60 years of age. The retirement age of men is expected to rise from 60 to 62 years, first, in individual categories, and then the rest of the workers. Another innovation of the pension reform is an attempt to introduce, in addition to the existing current system, the so-called funded (by workers themselves) pension system. According to the existing system, pensions are funded by a percentage of earnings. And then the pension is paid directly to workers who reach retirement age. These funds are used just for pensions and nothing else.
It's not that happen when implementing a funded system (the so-called two tier pension system), in which will be set up private pension funds, funded by mandatory pension insurance. And even these funds are free to rotate in the financial market and, as noted by ideologues of pension reform, the money in these funds can even be exported from the country. For example, Deputy Prime Minister Tigipko said: "you may have to allow part of the pension funds to invest in securities of "reliable western companies".
Who needs this? Above all, the West needs it, which in times of crisis, problems have arisen, as well as the aging population, including and payment of pensions. The West is trying to solve its problems at the expense of workers in Ukraine. Such a possible practice of investing in "reliable western securities”, in the pursuit of private pension funds set up for more profit and gain, can lead to people, having retired, generally not being able to get their pension from the Pension Fund, etc. since it can simply burn itself out and collapse.
In addition to the Tax Code, adopted on the eve of New Year, work is underway on the adoption of a new Labour and Housing Code. And both of these documents are tailored for the bourgeoisie and directed against the workers of Ukraine.
Dramatically violating the rights of employees in preparing for the adoption of the new Labour Code, developed with the involvement of the current head of the Federation of Trade Unions of Ukraine Victor Jara and the former head of the FPA, A. Stoian. And, simultaneously, makes the arbitrariness of employers, which is now basically illegal, but is seen as "self-evident" - legalized.
The major difference in the new Labour Code of the former, which was more in line with the legacy of the Soviet Union, is the ability of employers to increase working hours legally to more than 8 hours. For example, an employer, in the absence of a collective agreement may extend the duration of daily work to 10 hours through the adoption of a normative act "when there are sufficient grounds, and these grounds can be any, because their list ends with "etc.". Virtually "institutionalized" will be the practice of over-exploitation of workers "on probation". The new Code provides that a probationary period may be extended from 3 to 6 months. Moreover, it states that if an employee given a probationary period has not passed it, then he or she can be dismissed with minimal compensation from the employer. True, there is a clause that the probationary period is determined by agreement with the employee. But in practice, if a person does not agree to a probationary period in such oppressive conditions, he or she does can not get the job. It is evident that trade unions in the face of their management teams, have turned into to direct servants of the bourgeoisie.
The new Housing Code being prepared is anti-people in essence.
Over the past twenty years of counter-revolution and bourgeois reforms, mass housing construction has been stopped. Working people have been unable to obtain housing. It is virtually impossible for a working man to buy a home. The cost of a one-room apartment on the prime market, i.e, new, in Kiev, already exceeds $ 50 thousand. With the average salary in Kiev at $ 400 (in Ukraine it was equal in October 2010, 2,322 UAN, or about $ 290) it take a person more than 10 years to purchase an apartment, and he will not be afford to eat or drink or buy clothes. If socialism guaranteed a person the right to housing, not only by the Constitution, but in real life, capitalism in fact, denies such workers' rights. To consolidate the victory of the bourgeoisie, in this area, adopting a new Housing Code is needed, as there still remains some of the former "socialist" character. I.e, It was not so easy to deny a person housing. Now you can buy an apartment, getting into "life mortgage slavery, buying an apartment on bank loans - so-called mortgage lending, where people will have to nearly all their life slave away until the apartment is paid off, paying the banks the cost of two or three or more apartments (with enormous interest on the loan) and, hence, getting an apartment not only for themselves, but also one or two for the bank. The Bank issues a loan to a borrower in the form of a mortgage of the apartment acquired by them. And if the borrower can not, for one reason or another repay the loan (as it was in times of crisis, when the mass of workers are deprived of work and earnings), the apartment is simply repossessed, because it was issued under the loan guarantee. But repossession of housing conflicts with the present Housing Code. Therefore, the requirement of a new Housing Code, to solve this problem and to repossess housing from the loan defaulters and to throw families onto the street. The same applies to the possibility of eviction from a dwelling due to accrued arrears on housing and communal services. The new Housing Code, spells out the rate of payment of penalties for late payment of utility bills. And so, the rules sharply restrict the rights of workers and practically deprive the working people the right to housing.
We can say that with the adoption of these codes, the workers will lose all remnants of the gains of socialism, including right to work, housing rights, the right to a dignified life and life in general. Big business, whose interests are expressed by the regime of Yanukovych-Azarov, completes the destruction of remnants of socialism. At the forefront, the main interest of the bourgeoisie is to maximize revenues and profits at any cost and by any way possible. A working man, in fact, is turned into a wordless and powerless slave, the meaning of life, or more precisely, the meaning of existence of which is to provide capital with all the opportunities for gaining this profit.
Workers need to get rid of electoral illusions and rise to the fight for their rights. Otherwise, the emergence of modern wage-slavery in Ukraine is inevitable.
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On New Year's Eve in Zaporozhye, Banderovites, or rather their modern followers, blew up the monument to Stalin. A monument, set up in the territory of Zaporizhzhya Regional Committee of the Communist Party on May 5 last year was blown up on the eve of the 65 anniversary of Great Victory. Significant financial contribution to the establishment of the monument was made by I.T. Shekhovtsov, a courageous fighter for the good name of Stalin, who won the honorary title of "anti-perestroika person No 2” (after Nina Andreeva) in the treacherous Gorbachev years. We Bolsheviks are well aware that the leadership of the Communist Party only uses the name of Stalin (and Lenin), to cover its subservience to big business, who have come to power. But the building of a monument to Stalin in Kiev was an urgent demand of ordinary Communists, veterans and ordinary Soviet people. And this demand increasingly reflects, in spite of the unbridled anti-Stalinist, anti-Leninist, anti-Communist propaganda, the increasing people's love for their leader, a man who served the Soviet people selflessly and devotedly, working people, oppressed and exploited masses of the world.
We publish a statement by the Ukraine bureau of the CC AUCPB to condemn this barbaric action by the neo-banderovites.
The anti-Stalinist campaign has been fully-deployed in Russia under President Medvedev. In the last issue of the newspaper we published a statement by the Central Committee AUCPB against the policy of the leadership of Russia, aimed at the fascization of the political regime, the deployment of the campaign "de-Stalinization" of the public consciousness. And in this campaign, they do not stop at anything, including direct falsification of historical facts, and fake documents for this purpose. In particular, this concerns the fact that the Nazis massacre of Polish officers at Katyn, the blame for that the regime of Medvedev and Putin is trying to pass on to Stalin. A campaign for forgery and falsification of documents began in the years of Khrushchev, who tried to cover up using these fakes, his betrayal of Lenin and Stalin, and was full swing in the Gorbachev years. One of these fakes is to rehabilitate Tukhachevsky rightly convicted in Stalin's time, as stated in the article "Falsification of the century ..." taken from a four-volume book by I.T. Shekhovtsov “The Case of Stalin The "Criminal" And His Defence. "
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The campaign of "de-Stalinization" in Russia, and the blowing up of the monument to Stalin in Kiev are links of one chain. The ruling capitalist regimes that destroyed a great country and robbing the people, seek to stave off the rising tide of anger, to lay the burden of their crimes onto J.V. Stalin and Lenin, the Communist Party, socialism and the Soviet system. But they won’t be able to hold on to these lies and deceit for long.
The people will inevitably wake up and call on all the traitors, thieves and exploiters to harshly answer for their deeds.

A. MAEYEVSKY, Secretary of the Central Committee of the AUCPB

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OH, IF ONLY YEVGRAFITCH WAS HERE! CRUSADE BY THE AUTHORITIES AGAINT EVERYTHING SOVIET AND THE SOVIET PEOPLE IS UNFOLDING

On February 1, 2011 in Yekaterinburg, Dmitry Medvedev chaired a meeting of the Presidential Council on Civil Society and Human Rights. A transcript of this significant event has been posted on the presidential website. At the meeting were discussed several issues, the chief among them being - how to overcome the remnants of totalitarianism in the public consciousness of Russian citizens in everyday practice. The previously used draft name "Destalinization" (of the public consciousness) was removed due to it causing a scandal among the public. Now, it is called: the draft on "National reconciliation and upholding the everlasting memory to victims of political repression." But we should not build any illusions on this, “the essence of the project, is of course, de-Stalinization and de-communization of Russian public consciousness and of our country itself... Its main goal - ensuring the modernization of consciousness of Russian society and the Russian elite."
The project is made up of eight sections. Here are some of them: the upholding the everlasting memory of the victims of political repression, social support for those victims who are alive today, access to archival information about the terror, political-legal assessment of the crimes of the communist regime, the completion of the legal rehabilitation of victims, toponymics, education, enlightenment and miscellaneous. Some specific suggestions: a central memorial to the victims of repression, such as in Moscow, so that it displayed the State's attitude to this problem, two museum-memorial centres in Moscow and St. Petersburg, and create a unified database of victims of political terror. An important note about one of the speakers saying: "We have, as you know, millions of investigation files of our fellow citizens in the archives. This is a major source of history of the terror. They are not accessible to anyone, except relatives, that is, the victims or relatives. The trouble is, there are no relatives. Here you want to read the investigative work of the great poet Mandelstam. Where did you take the power of attorney from the children of Mandelstam, who are not alive? And they very much make up the overwhelming majority. They say: "Privacy, we protect the right to privacy." Privacy is defined in legislation very badly. Because of this, millions of cases have been closed. "
On measures of educational character for overcoming totalitarianism. "In this respect, of fundamental importance is the issue of educating the younger generation. In particular, the museum and memorial complex in Moscow and St. Petersburg ... are not important in themselves, but important as centres for preserving historical memory, and a visit which pupils and students should become a strong tradition. For example, several schools in Moscow have introduced the institution of school ombudsman, where there is a system of self-run schools. Pupils show great results. Children can enjoy their rights and perform their duties better than their teachers. So there is gradually emerging the outline of a school, where within its walls there is a continuous process of moulding very young, but fully aware, free citizens with a strong sense of self-esteem, intolerance to injustice and lawlessness, and with aims towards doing good deeds. And if we continue in this direction, our young, conscientious citizens can become real culture carriers, bringing the ideas of civic and legal culture into their families. Thus, step by step, Russian civil society will grow more and more new types of citizens. In the context of dealing with the consequences of a totalitarian regime in the public consciousness, we must simply tell people the truth. By concealing documents, we are only giving a reason to falsify history, to identify today's Russia with a totalitarian regime ... The Council sees as its key task to date, in the consolidation of forces in civil society in combating terrorism and eradicating remnants of totalitarianism ."
A certain view of Russian and Soviet history has been articulated and formed in speeches, which goes along these lines: the destruction of Russia " ... began with the Civil War through the destruction and exile of the intelligentsia, along with the clergy - the holders of traditional culture and morality, the bourgeoisie - the most powerful and competitive part of society, the nobility - the most educated, and the patriotic section of it- the custodians of national identity and pride. This was followed by famine, collectivization, which were aimed at destroying the best of the peasantry." It is easy to understand with whom sided the author of these words in the Civil War. Thus the project of "De-stalinization," or call it as you like, is reduced to one - to drum into the minds of people an understanding of history (pre-revolutionary and post-revolutionary) to rewrite everything, and convince everyone that Nicolai II was not a bloodthirsty Nicolai the Bloody, that "priests and fathers" carried culture to the people masses, and the wealthy oppressive Kulak farmers were not butchers against their workers, but good little girls. Having knocked into ones head these “soft little fairy tales", one can then rest easily to their hearts' content.
Not everyone, of course, agrees with these curses of totalitarianism. Thus, paradoxically, it turns out – the Soviet "totalitarian" system, and "totalitarian" mindset provided in the USSR many decades of sustained economic growth, cultural and scientific development of the country, but the "democratic" reforms "swept" the country back by a quarter of a century, and led only to one - the degradation of everything - the economy, industry, science, to the critical state of art and culture, and complete degradation of moral attitudes and behavior. How can it be that "democracy" has been "sown" but there is "growth" in catastrophic collapse, while in horrid totalitarian Soviet Union, everything grew and multiplied?
Another planned component in the fight against totalitarianism is: "Without an independent judiciary, together with a free media, and with no real political competition, it will be impossible to modernize the country." One feels that in the last twenty years in the Russian Federation, extensive work has been carried out in this direction. For example, in the same transcript, we find these words: "In 2010, there were facts about beatings of lawyers by police investigators ... Contrary to the Law on Advocacy and advocacy without trial, searches were carried out in their hones and commercial offices."
In general, the speakers did not seek to fetter themselves with a rigid framework of logic and common sense. Listen: "The totalitarian system has left us a legacy of not only corruption, but also indifference of society towards corruption itself. Let us remember the tragedy in the village Kushchevskaya. And that is about a tragedy occurring in the current, bourgeois period about crimes, which would never been committed in the USSR!
Human rights were touched upon at the meeting. One of the participants of the meeting said: "Mr President, I have prepared especially for you here these books: we study human rights from the examples of fairy tales. This is a very important form of work." Medvedev's response: "The books that you submit, are curious, some issues are clearly well prepared. For example, this: Does a monkey have the right to wear glasses? It feels to me that here, there is a serious approach towards human rights". Well, on this one, as they say, no comment is needed.
So how is it going to end? One of the speakers rightly said: "Moses led the people through the desert for 40 years, we have already passed 20, now we are marking these 20 years. If we squander and the next 20 years, we may never get out of the desert."
Ah, Saltykov-Shchedrin, it’s time for you to do some work.
S.V. Khristenko


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ABOUT THE TIME OF THE BOLSHEVIKS

In certain sections of the leftist orientated youth can see a sort of "guilt complex" towards past generations. Its manifestations are peculiar images (called "demotivators") - like the obelisk photos of the Defenders of Leningrad with the caption "When I die, I want to shake their hand on an equal footing and not get spat in the face" or multiple images of war veterans, signed "Sorry, Father ... ", as well as revelations on the Internet on the topic: "In 1993, we were still very little, otherwise I would also have gone to Moscow to defend Soviet power."
This trend is understandable. A young person joining the communist movement and getting to know the real history of our country, notes the following: his great-grandfathers under the leadership of Comrade Stalin and the Bolshevik Party defended in heavy fighting the honor and independence of the Soviet homeland and freed the world from fascism, and his grandparents raised the country from post-war ruin, and brought it to leading positions in the world, and his parents lived with the aim to achieve communism, not noticing the atmosphere of romance of those who lay their hands on the supreme power and started the process of destruction of socialism. But what did he do himself, born in late 1980 - early 1990 -s?
Young people, of course, want to everything now. It would be desirable, like the heroes of the Red Army, to ride on horseback, brandishing a sword to conquer the Siberian rivers, or run their T-34 into the enemy's fortifications ... But the communist movement can not offer anything like that today.
However, in front of today's young communists are no less important, and perhaps no less difficult tasks. The tasks in the struggle against capitalism, against the dictatorship of the bourgeoisie are for the restoration of Soviet power and the USSR. It is us young Bolshevik revolutionaries, who are honored with the task of raising up and leading the working class, which will put an end to the rotten to the exploitative system. Therefore, we must constantly improve our knowledge of revolutionary Marxism, honing this weapon in live dialogue with different people.
"Learn communism, fight for communism" – is how Vladimir Ilyich Lenin formulated this task. Hence one has to study continuously and explore the works of the classics - Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels, V.I. Lenin, J.V. Stalin, and to adopt the combat experience of their elders, who with honour carried the banner of struggle for the liberation of the proletariat through the dark years of the Yeltsin reaction - and to apply their experience in practice, tirelessly advocating Bolshevism in the labour and youth movement.
We happen to live in an era of a frenzied orgy of counter-revolution and destruction of everything connected with the Soviet Union and socialism. But our time - is both a time of raising the workers and social movement in the country for bringing about a revolutionary situation.
We, today's young Communists, having not had time to have lived and learned of Soviet power, must restore it - the only just power of the working class and peasantry in the world. And for this, we need to learn, work hard and fight to the finish.
Comrades! Join the ranks of the All-Union Young Guard of Bolsheviks! Become conscious fighters for the liberation of the proletariat!
Fighters of the VMGB! Steadily improve your political literacy and discipline! Produce class-consciousness! Actively participate in the activities of the Bolshevik organizations!
From the newspaper "Revolution"
"Revolution", № 1 2011.
http://vmgb1917.ru/news/o_vremeni_bolshevikov/2011-02-02-13
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ANNIVERSARY OF THE LAUNCH OF THE LUNA-9

Forty-five years ago, on Feb. 3, 1966, there was a significant event in the development of outer space by mankind. The Soviet automatic interplanetary lunar station "Luna-9, made a soft landing on the lunar surface of the Moon in the Ocean of Storms. The world’s first vehicle created by earthlings had "landed on another planetary body”. It was a triumph!
The station consisted of three main parts: the automatic lunar station, the propulsion system for trajectory correction, and braking system for when approaching the Moon’s surface, control section. Overall, it weighed 1583 kg. The control system of Luna-9 consisted of input controls and software devices, equipment orientation, radio soft landing, etc.
"Luna-9” was launched 31/01/1966. During the flight to the moon, which lasted 3.5 days, a correction to the trajectory of the flight was made. At an altitude of 75 km from the lunar surface (48 seconds to landing) the propulsion system was started, which slowed the speed from 2600 m/s to several m/sec.
The equipment of the station included a television camera to transmit images of the lunar surface in the landing area. 7 radio sessions totalling more than 8 hours were transmitted for the transfer of scientific information back to Earth. Television images of the lunar surface were transmitted under various lighting conditions. Panoramas of the lunar surface obtained at different altitudes of the sun above the horizon, gave the opportunity to study the micro-relief of the lunar soil, and determine the size and shapes of stones and rocks.
With the help of “Luna-9", the first reliable data about the lunar surface and the structure of its ground were obtained – where among scholars on this subject had been much controversy as many believed that the moon was covered with a thick layer of fine lunar dust, which is so fine that the unit would just sink into it. The debate was so heated that Korolev was forced to assume full responsibility for it. He took a piece of paper and wrote on it the short phrase "The Moon hard. Korolev." This sheet of paper formed the basis of technical specifications for the building of the "Luna-9" landing module. Korolev was right.

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NEW BOOK BY AUCPB
MODERN DAY CHINA

BY A.A. MAEYEVSKY, Secretary of the Central Committee of the All-Union Communist Party of Bolsheviks (CC AUCPB), Editor of the newspaper “Raboche-Krestyanskaya Pravda” (Workers' and Peasants' Truth)

Inside the communist movement, noisy debates and discussions continue on issues concerning the development of modern day China.
Many of the parties that call themselves communist, in particular the Communist Party of Ukraine (CPU), and other parliamentary type parties like it (parties, communist by name and opportunistic, conformist in deeds, well fitted in to the service of the current ruling bourgeois regimes in the former Soviet Union), consider the path of development proposed by Deng Xiaoping and approved by the Plenum of the CPC Central Committee in December 1978, as an exemplary role model and proof of how you can successfully combine the principles of planned socialism with a market economy.
Referring to the example of the Chinese Communist Party, the opportunists want to cover up their betrayal of the cause of the working class, and their rejection of the revolutionary struggle for the victory of Labour over Capital.

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