Histomat: Adventures in Historical Materialism

'Historical materialism is the theory of the proletarian revolution.' Georg Lukács

Thursday, January 28, 2010

John Pilger on the kidnapping of Haiti

A very American coup indeed. See also another piece by Peter Hallward in this weeks New Statesman. On Haiti, see also the photos from Jess Hurd in this weeks Socialist Worker (which leads with a brilliantly hard-hitting front page which doesn't er, 'beat around the Bush', ' Blair is guilty of mass murder'), while the articles by Charlie Kimber and Mark L Thomas are also essential reading...

Edited to add: Philosophy Football's 'Aidez Haiti' T-shirt will help raise much needed funds via the TUC Aid Earthquake Appeal. All profits from the Aidez Haiti shirt will go to the Trades Union Congress TUC aid appeal for emergency relief and long-term rehabilitation of the victims of the Haiti earthquake.



At 12:12 am, Blogger michael greenwell said...

What do you make of www.arrestblair.org ?

At 11:22 am, Anonymous 被リンク said...

The news is the truth?

At 12:04 pm, Blogger Snowball said...

Michael - it sounds a little mercenary and not particularly political - but that said, I approve of the general idea behind it. I mean, if I was by myself and saw Blair walking along in town one day I would feel morally and politically obliged to attempt a citizens arrest. I would however do this anyway and not for any kind of money.

The problem unfortunately is Blair always is going to have armed bodyguards etc etc around him and so the chances of getting close enough to him to actually attempt such an arrest seems slight. But if Blair got a lot more people attempting such actions as a result of the website then more power to the 'Arrest Blair' people I say. I might even link to them.

What do you make of it Michael?

At 12:27 pm, Blogger michael greenwell said...

I think it is quite funny but unlikely to foment any major social change!


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