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Monat: Oktober 2021

Communist Party of China: State capitalist campaign for „common prosperity“

Communist Party of China: State capitalist campaign for „common prosperity“

In assessing the character of the CCP, whether it is a Confucian party or a Marxite-Leninite party, one should take into account Professor Van Ess‘ programmatic essay „How Confucian is China?“ In which he denies this, even though he thinks that the CCP was a Leninist party. Against this is the fact that the CPC no longer wants an international proletarian world revolution like Lenin, rejects class struggle, its membership structure would no longer be that of a workers‘ party…

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Many looming crisis: Chinese and US debt crisis, Evergrand, Taiwan and India

Many looming crisis: Chinese and US debt crisis, Evergrand, Taiwan and India

While the Taiwanese crisis is still looming and the effects of the Evergrand debt crisis still unclear, the mouthpiece ot the Communist Party of China, the Global Times points to the US debt crisis and tries to blame Western media for double standards as they were not reporting about the effects and the danger the overburdening US debts could cause internationally: “GT Voice: US looming debt crisis spells real trouble for world economy By Global Times Published: Oct 13, 2021…

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From skinhead to tie fascist – an obituary

From skinhead to tie fascist – an obituary

A typical cliché for a Nazi in the 90s was still the beer-drinking skinhead, who was screaming  Germany conquers the world, with combat boots and baseball bats. The Bone skins, different from the Red Skins. The skinhead movement originally came from the de-industrialized industrial areas of Great Britain, almost at the same time as the punk movement and the Sex Pistols. In the beginning, the skins were a lifestyle movement that gave their life’s sadness a celebrating framework and combative…

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Vom Skin zum Krawattenfaschist- ein Nachruf

Vom Skin zum Krawattenfaschist- ein Nachruf

Typisches Klischee für einen Nazi war noch in den 90er Jahren der biertrinkende, Deutschland über alles gröhlende  Skinhead mit Springerstiefeln und Baseballschläger. Die Skinheadbewegung kam ursprünglich aus den deindustrialiserten Industriegebieten Großbritanniens, fast zeitgliech mit der Punkbewegung und den Sex Pistols. Anfangs waren die Skins eine Lifestylebewegung, die ihrer Lebenstristesse einen feiernden Rahmen und kämpferischen Impetus einer vernachlässigten working class jugend gaben wie ihn schon die Who in in ihrem Quadrophenia als Kampf der Subkulturen Ted and Mots beschrieben und er…

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Iraq: Islamist Muktadar el-Sadr is winner of the election

Iraq: Islamist Muktadar el-Sadr is winner of the election

According to the first preliminary election results, it looks like the Shiite Islamist Muktadar El-Sadr has become the strongest force in the Iraqi elections, albeit with a election participation of only 41%.  “Preliminary results: Shiite cleric Al-Sadr probably election winner in Iraq Updated on October 12, 2021-08: 18 Muktada al-Sadr faces a clear election victory. His militia used to fight US troops, today he pretends to be a reformer. But many Iraqis do not believe him. The current of the…

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Irak: Islamist Muktadar el-Sadr Wahlsieger

Irak: Islamist Muktadar el-Sadr Wahlsieger

Nach den ersten vorläufigen Wahlergebnissen sieht es so aus, also ob der schiitische Islamist Muktadar El-Sadr stärkste Kraft bei den irakischen Wahlen geworden ist, wenngleich bei einer Wahlbeteiligung von nur 41% . „Vorläufige Ergebnisse : Schiitischer Geistlicher Al-Sadr wohl Wahlsieger im Irak Aktualisiert am 12.10.2021-08:18 Muktada al-Sadr steht vor einem klaren Wahlsieg. Früher bekämpfte seine Miliz US-Truppen, heute gibt er sich als Reformer. Das nehmen ihm viele Iraker aber nicht ab. Die Strömung des schiitischen Geistlichen Muktada al-Sadr steht bei…

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Surfing in the PR China- Hainan as the new Chinese Hawai

Surfing in the PR China- Hainan as the new Chinese Hawai

Interersting documentary on Phoenix TV. Surfing in China. Not internet surfing, but real surfing. There are now about 3000 surfers in the PR Chn, of which 1000 do it on a regular basis. You have to divide between former city dwellers and some rich people who droped out of urban city life and the potential future of a conservative,narrowminded boring and stressful life of traditional unhappy family father or mother with kids, Surfig teacher Darci Liu is such an example…

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The Algerian war, France and the postcolonial debate

The Algerian war, France and the postcolonial debate

Macron wants to come to terms with the French history and colonial past. Whether it was the investigation about the French role in the genocide in Ruanda, whether it was a national debate about the historical role of Napoleon or now the report about France´s role in the Algerian war which also produces heated debate on Al Jazzera and the Arab world. Especially also in Algeria. Relations between Algeria and France have hit rock bottom. Algeria called back its ambassador…

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Deescalation in the Sino-American relations and around Taiwan?

Deescalation in the Sino-American relations and around Taiwan?

While China is beating the war drums around Taiwan on National Day due to AUKUS, the coming Summit of the Democracies, the renaming of Tawainse Representative Offices , the USA seems to be willing to deescalate tensions by offering trade talks with China. As the Global Times reports: “’Frank conversations‘ sends positive signal for China-US trade relations: expert By Global Times Published: Oct 04, 2021 05:29 PM Updated: Oct 04, 2021 11:34 PM The US will hold „frank conversations“ with…

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Accesion for the West Balkan to the EU common market and infrastructure programs, but not a new EU membership

Accesion for the West Balkan to the EU common market and infrastructure programs, but not a new EU membership

We repost an article of the  ITIMES about the alleged discriminaition of the West Balkans and the ignorance of the EU in order to voice our own criticism on it. International Institute for Middle East and Balkan Studies (IFIMES)[1] from Ljubljana, Slovenia, has analyzed the current political situation in Western Balkans in the context of the upcoming EU-Western Balkans summit. We bring the most important and interesting excerpts from a comprehensive analysis titled “2021 EU – Western Balkans Summit: EU…

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China invades Taiwanese airspace- a clear warning to AUKUS, Taiwan and Japan

China invades Taiwanese airspace- a clear warning to AUKUS, Taiwan and Japan

On the Chinese National Day, Chinese fighter planes have now penetrated Taiwanese airspace. It’s a good question how to look at the entry  of PLAF fighter jets into Taiwanese identification zones. In its self-portrayal, the Global Times vacillates between routine maneuvers and then as an alleged reaction to the passage of two US aircraft carriers near the Taiwan Strait, definitely China wants to demonstrate Taiwanese impotence, because trying to push Chinese planes away would be ver risky and shooting them…

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Wie die Ukraine die Szenerie eines drohenden Kriegsausbruchs produziert und die Welt um eine neue Anklage gegen Russland bereichert

Wie die Ukraine die Szenerie eines drohenden Kriegsausbruchs produziert und die Welt um eine neue Anklage gegen Russland bereichert

Autor: Gegenstandpunkt 3-2021 Im Winter dieses Jahres beginnt die Ukraine mit umfassenden Kriegsvorbereitungen. Der ukrainische Armeechef Ruslan Chomtschak erklärt, auf dem Ausbildungsprogramm der gesamten ukrainischen Armee stünden in diesem Frühjahr Straßen- und Häuserkämpfe in städtischer Umgebung (junge Welt, 3.3.21). Verletzungen der Waffenstillstandsabkommen an der Demarkationslinie finden ohnehin regelmäßig statt, dazu kommt laut einer Meldung der OSZE die zunehmende Vorverlegung schwerer Waffen, die gemäß einer Einigung im Minsk-Format zurückverlegt worden waren. Gleichzeitig verbreitet die ukrainische Seite offenbar gezielt Indiskretionen, die auch…

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Ukraine´s winter offensive, Belarus and Zapad 2021 and the third front in Georgia

Ukraine´s winter offensive, Belarus and Zapad 2021 and the third front in Georgia

In the winter of this year, Ukraine will begin extensive war preparations. The Ukrainian army chief Ruslan Khomchak explains that street and house-to-house fights in urban surroundings are part of the training program of the entire Ukrainian army this spring (Junge Welt, 3/3/21). Violations of the ceasefire agreements on the demarcation line occur regularly anyway, and according to an OSCE report, there is also the increasing forward deployment of heavy weapons, which had been moved back in accordance with an…

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