Poumatia

Alternative histories: Haile Selassie’s plea.

Tragic presents: The coup in Honduras – Larry Gambone’s take, the Libertarian Communist Organization of Chile.

From the archive of struggle, no.25, after the fold

Via Ent.:

Big Flame 1970-1984

* EPISODES IN BIG FLAME HISTORY: No 11. 1976-78 Debate – The Project and Socialist Unity
* Movimiento de Izquierda Revolucionaria [MIR] (Related Political Organisatons no 3)
* EPISODES IN BIG FLAME HISTORY: No 10. Chile and Portugal
* Chile Si! (1974, pdf-Dateien)
** Chile Si!: front-p10
** Chile Si!: p11-p25
** Chile Si!: p26-p37
** Chile Si!: p38-back
* Portugal A Blaze of Feedom (1975, pdf-Dateien)
** Portugal A Blaze of Freedom: front-p12
** Portugal A Blaze of Freedom: p13-Supp piv
** Portugal A Blaze of Freedom: Supp pv-p22
** Portugal A Blaze of Freedom: p23-back

LibCom:

Jede Menge neuer Texte von unterschiedlicher Bedeutung in der Bibliothek

* Ein Haufen Texte von Sylvia Pankhurst
* Franz Seiwert/Franz Pfemfert: The function of intellectuals in society and their task in the proletarian revolution (1923)
* A.R.: On proletarian culture (1920, ein Artikel aus Die Aktion)
* Henk Canne Meijer: The rise of a new labor movement (1935)

Collectif Smolny:

* Voline: La naissance des « Soviets » ( janvier – février 1905 ) (1939, aus La Révolution inconnue)

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  1. Hello.
    One Michel Prigent recently posted an article on his blog Principia Dialectica which was picked up by your blog. It dealt with Amadeo Bordiga, named me as a “Bordigist”, and insinuated that as such I was a left-wing anti-Semite and negationists. I am none of the above. I called this to Prigent’s attention and he removed all mention of me from the post. I would appreciate it if you would upload this new version and if possible call the correction to your readers’ attention. Such falsification travels easily on the web, as you are well aware.

    Comradely

    Loren Goldner

    More on Left-wing antisemitism
    June 21st, 2009

    In 1960 a Paris bases magazine called Le Proletaire (parti communiste international) (programme communiste) , a bordiguist outfit published a text called : Auschwitz ou le grand alibi ( Auschwitz or the great alibi). In it they claimed the following:” from the fact of their earlier history, Jews find themselves essentially in the middle and petty bourgeoisie. Therefore this class is condemned by the irrestible advance of the concentration of capital.”

    In reality Jews were hunted down not as members of this class or another, but as Jews. For the Nazis, Jews represented evil itself. The arrest of Jews in the III Reich was a priority. For example if wehrmacht soldiers went on leave on a train, they could be disembarked at a moment’s notice if the train was needed to send Jews to concentration camps.

    The Bordiguists -and there are a few still around-, have never criticized this text, hence one must assume that they still endorse it. Vulgar marxists they were in the 1960’s and they still are in 2009! Bordiguism is not like wine, it does not get better as it grows older.

    To this day many other orthodox marxist outfits fail to comprehend what the Holocaust really meant. They fall for the antisemitic lie that Israel is to blame for everything in the Middle East; they support the idea that millions of Palestinians have ‘the right to return’. Antisemitism is a depraved ideology. The Grand Mufti toured Hitler’s concentration camps; he was loud in proclaiming his support for the Final Solution. Jews have never been allowed to live in peace anywhere in this poxy world, least of all in the Middle East. Antisemitism has always been a fact of life in that region – hence no effort is made by any of the governments there to help find a solution to the millions of Palestinians left displaced after all the wars fought against Israel since 1948. These elites blame Jews for everything, hence people don’t look towards finding real solutions to their problems. For many, antisemitism and anticapitalism have often been compatible ideologies.

    For more analysis on antisemitism and national-socialism see Moishe Postone’s pamphlet of the same name. Available from Chronos Publications , BM CHRONOS LONDON WC1 N 3XX. £3 p and p inc./please make cheques to Chronos Publications, in sterling if possible. (cf. other documents by M. Postone)

    ps: As for Bordiga (Amadeo), anti-fascism was as bad as fascism. All through the Second World War, Bordiga stayed silent, therefore Mussolini and his police left him alone. Bordiga was a Leninist, against Stalin. He never condemned the Kronstadt massacre of 1921; for him it was necessary.

  2. Of course Loren. I have been reading your material for some years, and (altho obviously I have disagreements with some of it) have never detected a trace of antisemitism or any of the complex of ideological deformations that cluster around antisemitism. I am very critical of Bordiga and the Bordigist version of ultra-leftism, particularly as represented by Dauve/Barrot (altho I find Dauve/Barrot’s work useful in some ways), and am sharply critical of the ultra-left equation between fascism and anti-fascism as simply two versions of capitalism. However, I do not see your work, Loren, as in that tradition.


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