‘Come & Celebrate International Women’s Day’, flyer for event sponsored by Union of Democratic Filipinos (KDP), Marxist-Leninist Organizing Committee, Chinese Youth Group, Chicago Committee for African Liberation, Eritrean Peoples Solidarity Committee, New World Resource Center and others, Chicago, 1978.
hey u wanna start a comic or a fanfiction set in historical times but u have no idea what to write about? u’re tired of reading same shit set in victorian england or seeing stories of western world’s perspective of ww2 ? i have an idea for u. write about poland!! use our history! (all of those ideas are destined for same-sex relationships, please make them queer)
10th century, after the Christianisation: gay couple splits up, when one of them converts to christianity and becomes a clergyman during his travel to rome. did i mention his boyfriend is a pagan druid? no? well, he comes back with a mission to continue christianisation and they reunite…
Teutonic Wars: they’re both Polish-Lithuanian knights, they fight together, Person A reportedly dies and Person B swears he’s going to found his partner’s killer (a teutonic knight, of course)
17th century: love story between a winged hussar warrior and a cossack of a tatar origin
tadeusz kościuszko in america. flirting with girls as well as boys. that’s it.
emilia plater. just. her kissing other girls
polish napoleonic soldier who takes part in moscow campaign meets young lithuanian country boy
assistant/associate of viceroy of congress poland fells in love with young polish politician
austrian actress/artist falls in love with a beautiful girl from galician countryside; will do anything to rescue her from poverty
woman’s husband dies in november/january uprising, she meets another widow with children, together they help the wounded, take part in conspiracy, work at secret university, make love,
polish girl from poznań is forced to find job in prussia due to her family’s poverty, her landlady’s daughter falls in love with her. meanwhile, the 1848 poznań uprising breaks out and the girl’s family is in danger….
boy from kraków, who is a poet and boy from lviv, who thinks only about revolution
they once were a teenage sweethearts, then got separated, couple years passed and they both ran away because of november uprising’s repercusisionsand suprisingly reunited in paris
love between two medic girls during polish-soviet war 1920
big gay gang of cabaret artists
couple got split during ww1 and they end up in different former-partitioned lands; now they need to find each other
lots of multi-ethnic polish-jewish couples where they protect each other from prejudice (also good for 16th century); only requirement: NO ONE DIES
queer spies; queer couples in warsaw uprising; queer pilots during battle of england
polish art critic desperately tries to save as many works of art as she can before the governor hans frank’s people destroy them; her jewish/ukrainian/german/russian girlfriend helps her out
Person A signs up for insane attempt to save their significant other and/or their family from stalinist regime in early communist poland
full of internalized homophobia member of civic militia/security service/the communist party gets involved in operation hyacinth and he’s terrified when he discovers he’s in love with one of the “suspects”
casual queer teenage couple doing casual stuff in polish people’s republic, drinking pepsi-cola, dreaming about american jeans, listening to republika, kult and t.love, destroying communism and shit
power lesbian couple in solidarność
feel free to add more ! go and write/draw/read, get inspired and remember, have respect and research is your friend!!
The West still doesn’t understand
the evils that haunts mankind since the emergence of modern ideologies.
Although Burke criticised the development in France during the Revolution, we never learned the
lessons he wished to teach us. Instead we replaced his wisdom with forgetfulness of
the worst atrocities ever faced by mankind.
In the early hours of 17 July, 1918, the Romanov family, three
servants and their doctor were herded down into the cellar of the Ipatiev house
in Yekaterinburg. They had been told that they were going to take cover from
artillery from the approaching White Army. They put on their clothes and
gathered some belongings and the Tsar carried his sickly thirteen-year-old son,
Alexei, down the stairs.
They waited in the cellar for a while, before a group of
armed men came in and read their sentence. Death. The Tsar was then shot
several times in the chest and he fell down dead or dying. For the rest of them
the gruesome butchery had just begun. Alexei, Anastasia, Tatiana, Olga and
Maria were not killed by the first hail of bullets. Wounded and terrified they
cried out in agony before they were executed with bullets, bayonets and the
butts of pistols and rifles. One of the murderers recalled that the floor was
slippery as ice from brains and blood as they waded in to kill the children. It
took 20 minutes before they were all quiet, but as they carried the bodies out
it was revealed that two of them were still breathing. The children were then
stabbed until dead. The bodies were plundered of valuables and the soldiers cut
off the fingers of the Tsaritsa to remove rings. All of them were cut up, put
in acid and dumped in a mine shaft and a shallow grave.
Thus ended 300 years of
Romanov dynasty. But of course, for Russia, the slaughter had just begun. At
least 20 million people were killed by the USSR, and communism as a whole is
responsible for killing at least 100 million people. It is the single deadliest
ideology in the history of mankind.
The left gets away with murder
Here’s a death toll for communism around the world, according to the Black book of communism: 65 million in the People’s Republic of China 20 million in the Soviet Union 2 million in Cambodia 2 million in North Korea 1.7 million in Ethiopia 1.5 million in Afghanistan 1 million in the Eastern Bloc 1 million in Vietnam 150,000 in Latin America 10,000 deaths “resulting from actions of the international Communist movement and Communist parties not in power.”
The left also has a long history of domestic terrorism in the West. The Red brigades, Red Army Faction, Weather Underground, Symbionese Liberation Army to mention a few.
Exempt from scrutiny Unlike followers of revolutionary ideologies on the right, it
is quite possible to call yourself a communist without any repercussions in
your personal or professional life. It can even help you in your career, especially in Academia. Many famous Swedish people in politics, media, sport, and culture are un-repenting communists. Members of a Marxist-Leninist party even. Many more are just slightly reformed and constantly apologetic, often hiding behind a thin veneer of restraint which is let go as soon as something in society upsets them, and they immediately call for totalitarian and violent measures. The online world has proven a perfect outlet for their urge to purge, as they hound political opponents, engage in mischaracterisation, threats, and calls to violence. Western society has an inexplicable tolerance for these leftist views and ideas, even when it takes violent expressions.
It’s easy to think this is just something relating to communism or anarchism, but the above examples often come from liberals too. And they also have a history of getting away with murder. Between 1793 and
1794 the Reign of Terror raged across France. Robespierre and the revolutionaries
did what so many revolutionaries would do after them, they killed anyone who
they didn’t like. Most famously Robespierre and his thugs killed the
aristocracy, but in fact 72% of those executed were peasants and workers who simply disagreed with the regime. In modern day, another example is the Western liberal support of the Arab spring which has been pivotal in crashing the
Middle East into yet another violent rampage.
Remains of 20,000 poles murdered by the Soviet Union
We just want change.
And kill anyone who opposes it
Revolutionaries kill people. The revolution is in itself
almost always responsible for worse atrocities than the regime it seeks to
overthrow. Solzjenitsyn claimed that in the 80 years prior to the Russian
revolution – a period where one Tsar was
assassinated, there were many assassination attempts (one in my own country,
Sweden, in fact), and there were widespread revolutionary movements – only
about 17 people a year were executed. The Cheka, however, executed without
trial more than a thousand people a month in the first years after 1917. He
continues to tell us that if you would average the amount of executed a month
up until the height of executions by Stalin in 1937-38, about 40,000 people
were killed every month. He rightly wonders how the west could make an alliance
with such a horrible regime. How was the Soviet Union better than Nazi Germany?
In fact, it wasn’t.
But the revolutionaries aren’t just to be rejected for their
blood lust. If we simply look at the murderous aspect they cannot be understood.
The question becomes a simple argument of “how could this happen?”. The really
important thing to understand is how mankind can develop and improve
society, without destroying itself in the process, and how we can maintain that
which serves us even when we have forgotten how it serves us. This is the point
of view that Burke argued in the Reflections on the Revolution in France. He meant
that the reason that the French Revolution would be so disastrous was that it
was founded on abstract concepts that ignored mankind’s complexity, the wisdom
which hides within tradition, and the intricacy of human society. It also
ignores the weakness of men and our inability to grasp everything, but our
willingness to think that we do. Herein lies the hubris of utopian thinking and
ideological fight for power of the societies that have grown more organically
over the centuries. The left is a living example of the Doning-Kruger effect,
if you will. Too stupid to understand that it doesn’t understand. I mentioned the liberal support of the Arab spring previously, and it is a prime example of how overthrowing functioning nation states for abstract ideas can lead to extreme problems. Remembering Burke commenting on the French Revolution, it is easy to see history repeating itself, but this time in the Arab world:
“Can I now congratulate the same nation upon its freedom? Is it because liberty in the abstract may be classed amongst the blessings of mankind, that I am seriously to felicitate a mad-man, who has escaped from the protecting restraint and wholesome darkness of his cell, on his restoration to the enjoyment of light and liberty? Am I to congratulate a highwayman and murderer, who has broke prison, upon the recovery of his natural rights? This would be to act over again the scene of the criminals condemned to the galleys, and their heroic deliverer, the metaphysic knight of the sorrowful countenance.” (Reflections on the French Revolution. The Harvard Classics)
Remember who we are. Or perish. The alternative to these modernist ideologies is a state based not around an ideology, but around fair and tested principles of law, and a people and their geographical location. In other words a nation state for each people created around the self interest of that people as a whole, and represented by themselves.
We have not yet managed to free ourselves from abstract utopian
thinking. And it is important to remember that it is not just the revolution that kills, that is just an eclipse in
the blood lust fed by the urge to kill that which does not fit the revolutionary world view. Man
has always killed, but when he kills for abstract ideals there is no limit
to the extent of the murder. The breech against the abstract idea can occur at
any time, in any generation, and in any person. No one is ever safe.
The limits of man’s wisdom should prevent us from any too
radical idea. Anything that changes society greatly in too short a time.
Today’s Western society is rife with abstract ideas that are said to improve
life for mankind. The ideas of globalism, open border, multicultural societies,
the dismantling of the family are obvious abstracts that are major changes to
our societies, that history repeatedly tells us could lead to disaster. But
beyond those things, we will be facing technological advances that are beyond
our current field of vision. We are facing these new challenges without having
understood anything from the violence of Modernity and the 20th
century. I believe that is a reason for concern and potentially the end of
1876: Lakota, Cheyenne & Arapahoe defeat General Custer & US Army at Little Big Horn, Montana.
1878: Ezra Heywood sentenced to two years hard labor for advocating free love/sexual emancipation as part of women’s rights.
1893: Haymarket Martyrs’ Monument by Albert Weinert is dedicated. Erected by the Pioneer Aid and Support Association, an organization begun by the anarchist Lucy Parsons, Albert Parsons’ widow.
1894: Eugene Debs & American Railway Union demand boycott of Pullman railway cars during US Pullman strike of 50,000 rail workers.
1903: George Orwell born in Motihari, India.
1905: 1905 Revolution: Łódź insurrection in Poland ends.
1916: Clandestine meeting of the Council general of the militant Unione Sindacale Italiana (USI; anarcho-syndicalist labor union) in Florence, Italy.
1921: In the play R.U.R, Czech author Karel Čapek introduces the word robot. The play is about robots which organize & rebel over work & pay.
1922: Delegates of the first congress in Saint-Etienne, France of the C.G.T.U. (Confédération générale du travail unitaire) align with the Communist International. This decision marks the defeat of the anarcho-syndicalists within its ranks.
1926: In Paris, three Spanish anarchists are arrested, accused of preparing to assassinate Alphonse XII: Ascaso, Durruti and Jover. Louis Lecoin mounts a major protest campaign to prevent their extradition.
1933: James Meredith born in Kosciusko, Mississippi. He is a Civil Rights Movement figure, writer, political adviser and Air Force veteran. In 1962, he became the first African-American student admitted to the segregated University of Mississippi.
1938: United States passes the Wages & Hours Act. The Act bans child labour and sets a 40 hour work week.
1943: Jews in the Częstochowa Ghetto in Poland form the Jewish Fighting Organisation and stage an uprising against the Nazis.
1944: Anarchist-pacifist Eugene Humbert dies, killed in prison during WWII during an Allied bombing raid — the day before he was to be released.
1955: Arrest of Pierre Morain, militant of the F.C.L. (Fédération Communiste Libertaire).
1975: Mozambique wins independence from Portugal.
1978: The Rainbow flag representing Gay Pride was flown for first time in the San Francisco Gay Freedom Day Parade.
1984: Michel Foucault dies in Paris. He was a philosopher, historian of ideas, social theorist, and literary critic.
2001: Protests in Barcelona during World Bank summit.
1873: Anarcho-syndicalist Marie Capderoque, aka Marion Bachmann, born in Lyon, France. She was a member of the anarcho-syndicalist group Dames Réunies.
1882: Georgi Dimitrov was born in Kovachevtsi, Bulgaria. He was the first communist leader of Bulgaria, from 1946 to 1949. Dimitrov led the Communist International from 1934 to 1943.
1891: Emma Goldman addresses a mass meeting to protest the second imprisonment of Johann Most at Blackwell’s Island after the Supreme Court rejects the appeal of his 1887 conviction for illegal assembly and incitement to riot following the Haymarket executions.
1921: Anarchist José Martínez Guerricabeitia, aka Felipe de Orero, born in Villar del Arzobispo, Spain. He was a member of the Federación Ibérica de Juventudes Libertarias (FIJL) during the Spanish Civil War.
1923: A nationwide General Strike, protesting the assassination of the anarchist Kurt Wilckens in his prison cell, paralyzes Argentina.
1935: Battle of Ballantyne Pier: Over a thousand striking Vancouver waterfront workers are attacked by armed police.
1941: Union & civil rights leader A Philip Randolph meets with President Roosevelt about the July 1 march over discrimination in war industries.
1946: Socialist Ram Manohar Lohia calls for Direct Action Day against the Portuguese in Goa.
1950: In Chile the central anarchist syndicalist National Unitarian Movement of Workers (MUNT) is created.
1965: Last issue, #110 of Free Association is published. It was the publication of the Japanese Anarchist Federation (JAF).
1971: The Washington Post publishes excerpts from the Pentagon Papers, halted by court order the following day.
1984: Battle of Orgreave: During the UK Miner’s Strike, police attack 5,000 strikers on the pickets at a British Steel Corporation (BSC) coking plant in Orgreave, South Yorkshire. It was one of the most violent clashes in British industrial history.
1999: Carnival against Capitalism worldwide, including London, England / Eugene, US / Cologne, Germany, J18 or Global Action Day protests.
Ama bir gün gelecek başka bir volkanın gümbürdeyen sesi yükseltecek: fokurdayan ve kaynayan bir volkan, isteseniz de istemeseniz de, yeryüzünden tüm sahte sofuluk taslayan, kan lekeli kültürü süpürüp atacak.
Martinik - Rosa Luxemburg
Alıntı : Bu makale, 1902 Mayısında St. Pierre’de (Fransız sömürgesi olan Martinik adasında bir şehir) meydana gelen volkanik patlamanın ardından kaleme alınmıştır. Martinik, Venezuela’nın kuzey açıklarındaki Küçük Antil adalardan biridir.
Görsel : refugees from Martinique and the ruins of the town of St. Pierre (May 1902)
1848: A women’s rights convention takes place in Seneca Falls, New York.
1877: In the midst of the Great Strike of 1877, Pittsburgh workers drove soldiers out of town.
1899: Marxist Saul “Paul” de Groot born in Amsterdam.
1907: Anarcho-syndicalist José Xena Torrent born in Cassa de la Selva, Catalonia. He was active with the CNT and one of the editors of Ideas.
1907: Around 800 police in the Royal Irish Constabulary mutiny during Belfast Dock Strike.
1915: Anarchist Vernon Richards born in London. She was an editor, author and companion to Marie Louise Berneri until her death during childbirth in 1949.
1917: The Provisional Government issued an order for the arrest of Lenin, who was forced to go underground.
1920: Second world congress of the Communist International (Comintern) begins in Petrograd.
1926: Henri Gauche (aka René or Henri Chaughi) dies. Longtime contributor to Les Temps Nouveaux. Gauche originally agreed with “Manifesto of the Sixteen”, and went to the front during WWI to fight — though by 1916 he concluded he was wrong.
1933: The Council of War in Brussels, Belgium, condemns two anarchist conscientious objectors: Hem Day and Léo Campion.
1936: Josefa (Pepita) Inglès and other anarchist took part in the street fighting in Barcelona which beat back the Francoist coup.
1937: Italian anarchist Giuditta Zanella writes an article about the murder of Francisco Ferrer, which she witnessed, under the alias of “Yudith” for the Italian anarchist expatriate paper Guerra di Classe.
1943: During WWII, an anarchist congress meets clandestinely near Toulouse, at the farm of Alphonse Tricheux and Paule Tricheux, to assess the political situation and attempt to reorganize the anarchist movement. Among those attending are André Arru, Voline, Maurice Laisant and Charles Laisant, etc.
1947: Korean activist and campaigner for reunification Lyuh Woon-hyung is assasinated by a right-wing nationalist in Seoul.
1951: César Saborit Carrelero, anarchist guerrilla and member of action group of José Lluis Facieras, is killed by two police officers of the “Brigada politico-social” at Barcelona, Spain.
1973: Battle of the Grapes: 467 striking farmworkers arrested in California.
1979: The Sandinista rebels overthrow the government of the Somoza family in Nicaragua.
1990: Anarcho-syndicalist Ruth Bösiger dies. She was companion of André Bösiger. He was active with the Ligue d’Action du Batiment (League of Housing Action) and he was one of the founders of the CIRA , the library and archive of international anarchist material in Switzerland.
2012: Syrian Civil War: YPG forces capture the city of Kobanî, Syria.
2014: Up to 100,000 people demonstrate in London in solidarity with Palestine after Israel renews assault on Gaza.
In his attempts to awaken the German Communist Party and the Communist International (Comintern) to the mortal danger and to rally a united-front against Nazism, Trotsky made a point-by-point critique of the policies of the social-democratic and Stalinist parties. This constitutes a compendium of almost all the mistaken, ineffective, and suicidal positions that workers’ organizations can take regarding fascism, since the positions of the German parties ranged from opportunistic default and betrayal on the right (social democratic) to ultra-left abstentionism and betrayal (Stalinist).
The Communist movement was still on its ultra-left binge (the so-called Third Period) when the Nazi movement began to snowball. To the Stalinists, every capitalist party was automatically “fascist”. Even more catastrophic than this disorienting of the workers was Stalin’s famous dictum that, rather than being opposites, fascism and social democracy were “twins”. The socialists were thereupon dubbed “social fascists” and regarded as the main enemy. Of course, there could be no united front with social-fascist organizations, and those who, like Trotsky, urged such united fronts, were also labeled social fascists and treated accordingly.
How divorced from reality the Stalinist line was may be illustrated be recalling its translation into American terms. In the 1932 elections, American Stalinists denounced Franklin Roosevelt as the fascist candidate and Norman Thomas as the social-fascist candidate. What was ludicrous as applied to US politics was tragic in Germany and Austria
George Lavan Weissman, introduction to Fascism: What it is and How to Fight it.
Let’s not make these mistakes again. We need to fight now.