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Link to full paper: WWIE No.6 March 25 2017

Unite in Action to Defend the Rights of All

Links to individual articles:
Unite in Action to Defend the Rights of All
The Commonwealth Remains a Means to Perpetuate Neo-Colonialism and is an Anachronism in the 21st Century
Communities Oppose Racist EDL March through South Shields
An Exercise Whose Only Meaning Is to Serve Private Interests
Only a Pro-Social Government that directly represents the right to health care can be "the government of the NHS"
38th Anniversary of RCPB(ML)

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Unite in Action to Defend the Rights of All

Statement of RCPB(ML), March 22, 2017

RCPB(ML) sends its condolences to the families and friends of those killed and injured today on and near Westminster Bridge. It pays tribute to the courage, professionalism and compassion of the emergency services, including those nurses and junior doctors who immediately left St Thomas’ Hospital to rush to attend to the victims.

The latest reports are that a lone individual at around 2:40pm used a vehicle to mow down pedestrians on the bridge, before stabbing a police officer at the gates to New Palace Yard, who died shortly after of his wounds. Five people, including the police officer and the alleged attacker, have died at the time of writing, the latter being shot by armed police at Westminster, and as many as 40 people injured, some very seriously. The alleged attacker has not been named, though Scotland Yard says his identity is known. Downing Street said that Prime Minister Theresa May would chair a Cabinet Office Briefing Room (COBRA) emergency meeting this evening.

The attack has occurred in a climate of anarchy and violence. The ruling elites in this country, the US and other big powers have been intent on demonising so-called enemies of democracy, particularly Muslims, and criminalising those that they label as enemies of their values. Thus news reports have been full of such quotes as that the terrorist has struck at the home of British democracy.

The climate of fear being imposed is an assault on the right to conscience. The imposition of “British values” is part of this assault. The people must demand that the colonialist past and imperialist present of the big European powers be repudiated and that the stated policy of governments in Britain, for illegal intervention and regime change in Iraq, Libya and Syria, which has only brought more insecurity, instability and violence, be ended.

Instead of calm, hysteria is being promoted. Far from a government based on the rights of the people and their sovereignty, the government is even standing in the way of self-determination of the peoples of Scotland as well as Wales, as well as rewriting the history of the crimes of Britain ruling the waves, its colonial heritage and present outlook, to re-establish a “Great” Britain and an Empire 2.0. This is the reality of “our way of life”, “cherished democracy” and “British values”.

The state is attempting to sway public opinion in a grossly self-serving way, against anything alleged to be “foreign” and particularly Muslim. Its own creation of divisions and hate is accompanied by grossly hypocritical words against “hate crime” and the need for “integration”. In effect, this is being used to foster their warmongering project abroad, as well as to promote racism and chauvinism and to attack rights at home.

The context of the tragic incident is also one where the anti-war movement and the stand of the people against racism and Islamophobia are being vilified. Meanwhile the First World War is being glorified, with praise for “our glorious dead”, while the actions of millions upon millions in the Second World War to defeat Nazism and fascism are being turned into one of a stand against “totalitarianism”, while the right to resist oppression and the right to be are themselves labelled terrorism.

The people are being incited to define this tragic incident as “terrorist”. This has happened even though the attacker was reported as acting alone and nothing is known as to his motives, save that attention is being drawn to the fact that today is the first anniversary of the attacks in Brussels. This incident is called “terrorism”, while the killing of MP Jo Cox by a neo-Nazi is not. In reality, this incident underlines that the people must unite in action in defence of the rights of all, opposing anarchy and violence, racism and reaction, including Islamophobia.

The people must take a stand against this tragic action being used to negate the rights of the people. “Standing together” must mean taking a stand based on justice. It means unity in action in defence of the right to conscience, and to resist reaction and retrogression. This reaction and retrogression is real, but so is the people’s spirit of resistance and the desire for empowerment.

No to the Imposition of Allegedly “British Values”!
Unite in Action in Defence of the Rights of All!

 
 

An Invitation to the Birmingham Political Forum on the Future of Society

Saturday, March 25, 2017
11:00 am (registration) - 4:00 pm
To participate, contact RCPB(ML) at office@rcpbml.org.uk

Venue Birmingham

The times are crying out for the working class and people to take control of the future of society. This Political Forum in the Midlands is one of a number to take place in the coming months in cities and regions throughout Britain which will discuss this issue and what is necessary to achieve this.  

RCPB(ML) invites all democratic forces and working people of all nationalities and from all walks of life, especially young people and those involved in the struggle for a change in direction of society, to participate and contribute to the discussion. Bring your views, your questions, your concerns and energise the discussion. Present your vision of a better future, a new direction.  

The workers' and people's movements are affirming that the problems facing society, including the danger of war, the destruction of the manufacturing base, and the trampling on the rights of all human beings, demand resolution and that working people - youth, women, workers, the people as a whole - are the force that can bring about change.  

Let us work out together how to realise a modern society and take control of the future, in a situation where what is absent today is the ability, the power, of the working class and people to take control of their lives and be the decision-makers.   Let us together discuss the concrete work and practical politics required to ensure the success of the pro-social movements of the people and remove the blocks to the progress of society.  

Programme for the day:

  • Claims on society
    Presentations and discussion on safeguarding the future of the NHS and other social programmes
  • Building of the workers' movement
    Presentation and discussion on the need for the workers' movement to develop its own programme
  • Democratic renewal
    Presentation and discussion on decision-making power and what kind of party

Together let us chart a new path!

Further details of the political forums currently taking place in a number of cities and regions, visit:
http://www.rcpbml.org.uk/wwie-17/programme_forums-3.htm

 
 

#OurNHS: Massive March to Take Forward
the Struggle to Safeguard the Future of the NHS

Link to full paper: WWIE No.5 March 11 2017

Links to individual articles:
#OurNHS: Massive March to Take Forward the Struggle to Safeguard the Future of the NHS
International Women's Day 2017: Women at the Forefront of the Fight for the Rights of All and to Safeguard the Future of Society
Celebrating International Women's Day
WASPI Workers Lobby Parliament on International Women's Day
The Government's War Preparations and Membership of NATO Must Be Ended

#OurNHS: HEALTH CARE IS A RIGHT!
Intensify the Fight to Safeguard the Future of the NHS!

Link to full paper: WWIE No.4 March 4 2017

Links to individual articles:
#OurNHS: HEALTH CARE IS A RIGHT!
Intensify the Fight to Safeguard the Future of the NHS!

Health Campaigns Together March 4 Demonstration and Rally It's Our NHS:

Build the Movement to Safeguard the Future of the NHS!

Link to full paper: WWIE No.3 February 25 2017

Links to individual articles:
Build the Movement to Safeguard the Future of the NHS!
BMW Workers Act to Fight for their Pensions
The British Government Must Be Condemned for its Military Intervention in Yemen
North East Political Forum on the Future of Society
The Save South Tyneside Hospital Campaign and the Building of an Unstoppable Movement

No to the Anglo-US Imperialist Alliance!
Defend the Rights of All!

Link to full paper: WWIE No.2 February 11 2017

Links to individual articles:
No to the Anglo-US Imperialist Alliance! Defend the Rights of All!
The Britain-US "Special Relationship" Must Be Brought to an End
The Battle for the Future of the NHS: All Out for March 4!
An Example of the Usurpation of Public Authority by Private Interests
Nuclear Power Plant Explosion in North West France
Inaugural Noor Memorial Lecture Held at SOAS
Hail the Centenary of the Great October Revolution

RCPB(ML) New Year Socials Affirm
Necessity for a Change in Direction of Society
and Working to Build the New in 2017

Link to full paper: WWIE No.1 January 21 2017

Links to individual articles:
RCPB(ML) New Year Socials Affirm Necessity for a Change in Direction of Society and Working to Build the New in 2017
Political Forum in the North East of England on the Future of Society
What kind of health service do we want? What is the way forward?
Government Plans to Wreck the NHS are Behind the Crisis in Acute and Social Care
The Investigatory Powers Act and the Rule of Law
Struggle of Southern Rail Drivers and Conductors for their Rights and the Safety of the Public Continues
London Memorial Meeting Celebrates the Life of Fidel Castro

 
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