Mubarak Is Out!

Posted in Anti-imperialism, Protests SL with tags on 11/02/2011 by cp2ndlife

Mubarak has resigned today, bringing an end to his thirty years of dictatorship. The people of Egypt have spoken.
Mubarak is out but the fight must continue! Revolution until complete victory! Tear down the whole regime!

Today in SL Egypt the people had a well-deserved celebration. Many SL Marxists (members of the large group’ In Solidarity with Egypt’, joined with Egy

ptians in a happy gathering to celebrate the dawning of a new day for people everywhere. We rejoice to see that the voice of the people has made the first step forward to real democracy for Egypt and hopefully for us all around the world.

You won’t fool the children of the revolution

Posted in Uncategorized on 07/02/2011 by cp2ndlife

A child leads a march of 3 million in Alexandria. Truly one of the most inspiring scenes to have come out of the Egyptian Revolution.

A call from Egyptian socialists

Posted in Discussion & Debate on 07/02/2011 by cp2ndlife

Revolutionary socialists in Egypt issued this statement about the Egyptian uprising and the tasks that the movement faces as the struggle continues in the coming weeks.

From Socialist Worker (US)
http://socialistworker.org/2011/02/07/call-from-egyptian-socialists

Glory to the martyrs! Victory to the revolution!

What is happening today is the largest popular revolution in the history of our country and of the entire Arab world. The sacrifice of our martyrs has built our revolution and we have broken through all the barriers of fear. We will not back down until the criminal “leaders” and their criminal system is destroyed.

Mubarak’s departure is the first step, not the last step of the revolution

The handover of power to a dictatorship under Omar Suleiman, Ahmed Shafiq and other cronies of Mubarak is the continuation of the same system. Omar Suleiman is a friend of Israel and America, spends most of his time between Washington and Tel Aviv, and is a servant who is faithful to their interests. Ahmed Shafik is a close friend of Mubarak and his colleague in the tyranny, oppression and plunder imposed on the Egyptian people.

The country’s wealth belongs to the people and must return to it

Over the past three decades, this tyrannical regime corrupted the country’s largest estates to a small handful of business leaders and foreign companies. One hundred families own more than 90 percent of the country’s wealth. They monopolize the wealth of the Egyptian people through policies of privatization, looting of power and the alliance with capital. They have turned the majority of the Egyptian people to the poor, landless and unemployed.

Factories wrecked and sold dirt cheap must go back to the people

We want the nationalization of companies, land and property looted by this bunch. As long as our resources remain in their hands we will not be able to completely get rid of this system. Economic slavery is the other face of political tyranny. We will not be able to cope with unemployment and achieve a fair minimum wage for a decent living without restoring the wealth of the people from this gang.

We will not be guard dogs of America and Israel

This system does not stand alone. As a dictator, Mubarak was a servant and client directly acting for the sake of the interests of America and Israel. Egypt acted as a colony of America, participated directly in the siege of the Palestinian people, made the Suez Canal and Egyptian airspace free zones for warships and fighter jets that destroyed and killed the Iraqi people, and sold gas to Israel dirt cheap while stifling the Egyptian people by soaring prices. Revolution must restore Egypt’s independence, dignity and leadership in the region.

The revolution is a popular revolution

This is not a revolution of the elite, political parties or religious groups. Egypt’s youth, students, workers and the poor are the owners of this revolution. In recent days, a lot of elites, parties and so-called symbols have begun trying to ride the wave of revolution and hijack it from their rightful owners. The only symbols are the martyrs of our revolution and our young people who have been steadfast in the field. We will not allow them to take control of our revolution and claim that they represent us. We will choose to represent ourselves and represent the martyrs who were killed, their blood paying the price for the salvation of the system.

A people’s army is the army that protects the revolution

Everyone asks: “Is the army with the people or against them?” The army is not a single block. The interests of soldiers and junior officers are the same as the interests of the masses. But the senior officers are Mubarak’s men, chosen carefully to protect his regime of corruption, wealth and tyranny. It is an integral part of the system.

This army is no longer the people’s army. This army is not the one which defeated the Zionist enemy in October 1973. This army is closely associated with America and Israel. Its role is to protect Israel, not the people. Yes, we want to win the soldiers for the revolution. But we must not be fooled by slogans that “the army is on our side.” The army will either suppress the demonstrations directly, or restructure the police to play this role.

Form revolutionary councils urgently

This revolution has surpassed our greatest expectations. Nobody expected to see these numbers. Nobody expected that Egyptians would be this brave in the face of the police. Nobody can say that we did not force the dictator to retreat. Nobody can say that a transformation did not happen in Tahrir Square.

What we need right now is to push for the socio-economic demands as part of our demands, so that the person sitting in his home knows that we are fighting for their rights. We need to organize ourselves into popular committees, which elect higher councils democratically, and from below. These councils must form a higher council, which includes delegates of all the tendencies. We must elect a higher council of people who represent us, and in whom we trust. We call for the formation of popular councils in Tahrir Square, and in all the cities of Egypt.

A call to Egyptian workers to join the ranks of the revolution

The demonstrations and protests have played a key role in igniting and continuing our revolution. Now we need the workers. They can seal the fate of the regime. Not only by participating in the demonstrations, but by organizing a general strike in all the vital industries and large corporations.

The regime can afford to wait out the sit-ins and demonstrations for days and weeks, but it cannot last beyond a few hours if workers use strikes as a weapon. Strike on the railways, on public transport, the airports and large industrial companies! Egyptian workers, on behalf of the rebellious youth and on behalf of the blood of our martyrs, join the ranks of the revolution, use your power and victory will be ours!

Glory to the martyrs!
Down with the system!
All power to the people!
Victory to the revolution!

Lecture on Sunday, 6 February

Posted in Uncategorized on 05/02/2011 by cp2ndlife

Wilhelm Palmira will talk on the French Revolution (1789). Lecture is open to the public. come and add your perspective.
8:00 AM SL time
Sunday, 6 Feb.
SL Marxists headquarters
http://slurl.com/secondlife/New%20Babbage/40/254/116

In solidarity with the great Egyptian people

Posted in Uncategorized on 03/02/2011 by cp2ndlife

i have lost track of time, how many days have passed since it began. the transition from peaceful demonstration to the seemingly endless bloody battles. the most important thing is some links i will put here.

the SL happenings which coincide with the events in Egypt are really of no interest to me at the moment.we spent many hours in Egypt sim, standing in solidarity with the revolt.  later we can address what has happened there . right now we watch with the rest of the world, holding our breath, trying to project our Willpower to the people of Egypt, to somehow fight with them and somehow WIN.

3arabawy, a blog from Cairo
http://www.arabawy.org/2011/02/04/clinic/

Simon Hardy and Joana Pinto from LFFI, live in Tahrir Square

http://www.fifthinternational.org/content/live-reporting-tahrir-sq-egyptian-revolution

Al Jazeera on Twitter

http://twitter.com/#!/AJEnglish

Al Jazeera live video stream

http://english.aljazeera.net/watch_now/

Socialist Worker on Twitter

http://twitter.com/#!/socialistworker

Socialist Worker reporting live from Cairo

http://www.socialistworker.co.uk/art.php?id=23731

Solidarity with Egyptian Revolt!

Posted in Uncategorized on 31/01/2011 by cp2ndlife

A place in SL Egypt to show solidarity with the Egyptian revolution: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Egypt/168/129/21
SL Marxists also has a place to share info and show solidarity here: http://slurl.com/secondlife/New%20Babbage/77/251/110

Invasion Day Rally – 26th of January 2011

Posted in Anti-racism on 27/01/2011 by cp2ndlife

Invasion Day Protest

Every year on the 26th of January, White Australians celebrate the founding of their nation on the bodies of the Koori people of the land. This annual holiday is observed by Indigenous Australians as a day of mourning, where they express a pain that few White Australians can relate to.

SL Marxist organized a rally at the Australian sim in Second Life, where we were met with racist opposition.

“[W]e took the land and missed a few, doesnt [sic] make us racist. countries take over land all the time……….we wernt [sic] quite as thourough [sic] as we should have been,” said one heckler, “[…]i wonder if the whole thing never happened then [you] would be happy eating witchity [sic] grubs and killing each other…….[you] can do that in [N]ew [G]uinea if u want.”

“lmao there is more to [A]ustralia then [sic] some blakc [sic] people,” said another.

This attitude is ubiquitous in Australia, and it exemplifies the very reason we are protesting. Today Indigenous Australian live on average 20 years less than White Australians, and are forced into segregated communities where poverty and disease has exacerbated. [1]

Thank you to all those who took part in the rally, your support is greatly appreciated. We need to break this vicious cycle of hatred that has condemned so many to suffer, not just in Australia, but worldwide. Thank you.

[1] NT Intervention – Myths and Facts