Variousness 20

10Jan10

Israel/Palestine

Joint Struggle Focuses on Gaza. Migrant workers join Histradrut.

Critique and theory

Crash Course: new text by Krisis, on the financial crisis.

I’ve been going through Letters Journal lately (see also blog). Some text well worth reading, including: Manifesto Against Labour by Gruppe Krisis, Invaders From Marx by Michael Heinrich. More texts from Ifinsiturcon:

  • A Few Thoughts on Gaza – from Salon de Ver Luisant
  • The Mass Psychology Of Fascism – by Wilhelm Reich
  • Further Notes on Reading Reich – from ifinsiturcon
  • Continuing Appeal of Nationalism – by Fredy Perlman
  • Barbarians: The Disordered Insurgence – by Crisso and Odoteo
  • Marxism & the Left in the 21st Century: Two Essays – from Principia Dialectica
  • An Anonymous Contribution To The Revolutionary Movement – Translated by M.L. Jordan
  • The State and Counter-revolution – by Chris Gray, 1972
  • Councilism, Solutionism & The Communist Critiqiue – by Frere Dupont
  • The Communist Tendency – by L’Insecurite Sociale
  • “Anti-Zionism”

    Terry Glavin: The Organ-Harvesting Scare: A Mutant Offspring Of Anti-Zionism & Classic Antisemitism. Galloway says Israel is like Mengele.

    Chris Harman: A conspiracy theory that weakens the movement (2006) (why talk of the power of an Israel lobby weakens the movement and lets imperialism off the hook).

    Nazi semiotics

    From Andy:

    Gazeta Wyborcza identifies those involved in Auschwitz sign theft. The daily established that among the suspects are a 35-year-old Swedish neo-Nazi group leader Anders H., a 40-year-old immigrant to Sweden from former Yugoslavia Vladimir Z., and a 29-year-old Polish construction company worker Marcin A., who led a gang of four minor burglars.

    Two years ago Marcin A. went to Sweden and found a job at the company owned by the father of Anders H. The neo-Nazi leader commissioned the Pole to steal “Arbeit Macht Frei” sign from the Auschwitz gate and his Yugoslavian accomplice provided the car to transport the sign from Poland to Sweden. The Pole hired Andrzej S. alias Soczewa, an unemployed potter with a criminal record who completed the gang and committed the theft.

    Neo-Nazis trying to finance assassination plot behind theft of Auschwitz sign?
    WW4 Report
    January 6, 2010

    The alleged instigator of the theft of the “Arbeit macht frei” (”Work will set you free”) sign from the former Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz, a man living in Sweden, is said to have intended to use the proceeds from the sale of the sign to finance an assassination plot at the Swedish Parliament and at the prime minister’s headquarters in Stockholm. The claim was reported in the Swedish media Jan. 2, citing sources in that country’s intelligence services…

    See also : Auschwitz ‘Arbeit Macht Frei’ sign stolen; ALP offers ‘Fair Work Sets You Free’ replacement (December 19, 2009).



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