Dienstag, 4. März 2014
Arbeiterkorrespondenz auf Kommunisten-online vom 26. Februar 2014 – Die Sozialfaschismusthese der Komintern (1924/25 kreiert und 1929/30 wiederbelebt) wurde nach langen und zähen Kämpfen innerhalb der kommunistischen Weltbewegung spätestens 1935 ad acta gelegt und durch eine zeitgemäße Einschätzung der Sozialdemokratie ersetzt. Trotzdem hatten die rechten Führer der Sozialdemokratie stets das Ihre getan, um eine Einheitsfront der deutschen Arbeiterklasse im Kampf gegen den Faschismus zu verhindern. Ganz anders stellte sich das Bild dar, wenn man auf die unmittelbar Betroffenen schaute, also die sozialdemokratischen Arbeiter und Angestellten. Ihnen ging es ja nicht anders als ihren kommunistischen Klassengenossen. Also nahmen sie meist spontan an den Kämpfen teil, auch wenn sie dafür von ihren Oberen gemaßregelt wurden. Die Sozialdemokratie war ihrem Wesen nach zur damaligen Zeit noch eine Arbeiterpartei, sie bestand zu Großteilen aus Angehörigen der Arbeiterklasse. Heute, mit einem Arbeiteranteil von 8%, kann davon wahrlich keine Rede mehr sein. Aber das will die SPD ja auch nicht, mutierte sie doch mit ihrem Godesberger Programm endgültig von der Arbeiter- zur „Volks“partei. Aber auch wenn die Führer der SPD in den zwanziger und frühen dreißiger Jahren des letzten Jahrhunderts objektiv den Faschismus in Deutschland förderten, so gingen sie doch nie öffentlich Bündnisse mit faschistischen Kräften ein. Sie wichen zwar zurück, beugten sich der „Gewalt“, wie der preußische Innenminister Severing, aber Händeschütteln sah man sie nie mit offensichtlichen Faschisten. Mit leicht getarnten Faschisten (z.B. Franz v. Papen), da war es schon etwas anders, aber der kehrte ja auch nicht den Faschisten heraus sondern den Gentleman. Das offene Bündnis mit Faschisten einzugehen bleibt der heutigen Sozialdemokratie vorbehalten. Dass der Altkanzler Schröder Putin mal als „lupenreinen Demokraten“ bezeichnete, mag seiner damals avisierten Anstellung als russischer Generalgasableser geschuldet gewesen sein. Auch Schröder hat sich nie die Hände an Faschisten beschmutzt, das blieb seinem „Freund und Mitkämpfer“ Frank-Walter Steinmeier vorbehalten, der für die SPD als Vizekanzler und Außenminister in der Regierung der Großen Koalition tätig ist. Die SPD ist endgültig im bürgerlichen Lager angekommen. Nun sind auch Faschisten für Sozialdemokraten (zumindest für führende Sozis) offenbar koalitionsfähige Partner. Da würden sich Ernst Wille, Julius Leber, Rudolf Breitscheid, Fritz Klein, Wilhelm Leuschner, Adolf Reichwein (die ihr Leben im Kampf gegen den Faschismus ließen) wohl sehr bedanken für diese Wendung der SPD; zumindest der SPD-Führung. Ist die SPD nun eine sozialfaschistische Partei, wie es 1929 von der Komintern formuliert wurde? Ich denke nicht, aber deshalb dürfen wir die Augen nicht davor verschließen, dass die Führer der SPD offensichtlich auch die letzten Skrupel über Bord warfen, nur um sich an den Brosamen vom Tisch der Mächtigen zu ergötzen. Mit dem Schulterschluss hin zu den Faschisten hat die SPD einen weiteren Grundsatz linker Politik über Bord geworfen und sich wieder einmal als Arzt am Krankenbett des Kapitalismus empfohlen. Ebenso wie sie sich der Bourgeoisie als geübte Nebelwerfer und Verschleierer empfehlen. Jeder aufrechte Sozialdemokrat, dem die Namen August Bebel und Wilhelm Liebknecht noch irgendetwas bedeuten, sollte nunmehr die Konsequenzen ziehen. Zeit wäre es allemal. Rot Front Werner  Franz v. Papen (1879-1969) bis 1932 Zentrumspartei dann parteilos; Juni bis Dezember 1932 Reichskanzler; Jan. 1933 – Juli 1934 Vizekanzler im Kabinett Hitler  alle Mitglieder der SPD lt. „Liste von Widerstandskämpfern gegen den Nationalsozialismus“
March 3, 2014 | Revolution Newspaper | revcom.us On February 11, a group of us met in a library room in the hood to both celebrate Darwin Day and discuss the importance of the science of evolution. We used a computer presentation of the images in the centerfold pages of The Science of Evolution and the Myth of Creationism: Knowing What’s Real and Why It Matters (by Ardea Skybreak) as a guideline to discussion; and what a lively discussion it was. We expected to hear some disagreement over religion, since several of the participants believe in different forms of religion, including Islam and spiritualism. The controversy jumped out right from the start, when the presenter showed pictures portraying the different creation myths in human societies throughout the world, myths which developed when people did not have the basis to have a scientific understanding of the world, and made up stories to try to explain how the world and people came to be. Right at that point, the argument was made: “OK, but there had to have been a PLAN.” When the presenter said, “no, what the science of evolution shows is that there was NOT a plan,” the question was posed, “But where did the whole universe come from? There had to have been a plan.” The presenter said, “well, let’s set that question of a grand plan for the whole universe aside for now and let’s get into what it is that the science of evolution shows about how life actually developed on this planet.” So we got into it, going through the concentrated short course in evolution—with amazing pictures—that is the centerfold of Ardea Skybreak’s book. And everyone took it seriously and was really engaging with what the science of evolution is all about—repeatedly comparing and contrasting this to the arguments that there had to be a PLAN. The pictures alone in the centerfold paint a powerful picture—a photo of a fossil of early one-celled life that is 3.5 billion years old. The question was posed: how do you know, how do you know that these things are as old as you say? Drawing from an earlier part of the book, the presenter explained how there really is firm scientific grounding for dating how old things are, including going back 3.5 or 4.5 billion years. (“Dating Techniques”, on p. 17 of the book, explains clearly how it is that things that are old can be scientifically and accurately dated. This is in a chapter called “An Overview” which is a very good thing for a presenter who has already carefully studied the book as a whole to review before doing a presentation like this.) As we got into discussing that the earliest origin of life was in the oceans of the early Earth, an interesting and important question came up which had to do with “what is life?” Isn’t every part of the material world life? Aren’t atoms life? The presenter, again drawing from the section of the book titled “An overview,” explained that in order for there to be life, the object had to be able to take energy in from the environment, had to be able to reproduce/replicate, and it had to have some sort of membrane to separate itself from other matter. Someone brought up the example that trees take in energy through photosynthesis. We were talking about how we all came from a common ancestor ALL THE WAY BACK—all the forms of life evolved from a common one-celled ancestor 3.5 billion years ago. This led us to reflect on the depth of time involved in this—an amazing number of generations, an amazing amount of time for all the species to develop from a single original cell. Someone observed that it was kind of amazing that the Earth was just right in the right place in the solar system; but still it took catastrophic changes for even this to happen (e.g. the moon being ripped out of the Earth). I am not going to trace through all that the presenter discussed as he went through the centerfold, step by step, with its vivid pictures—but how can you resist whale skeletons from 40 million years ago, with legs? Animal life left the sea—and there is a picture of one of the earliest fish-like creatures starting to get legs and walk on land—and then animals went back into the sea, and there is the whale with legs to prove it. One key point in the presentation was going into descent with modification—how every population of creatures (or plants) is made up of individuals that are not the same, each has variation, and they reproduce and carry forward to the next generation what they have in common (e.g. birds cannot give birth to crocodiles, they produce birds) but also there is variation within that and some of the new generation are better adapted to the conditions they face and better able to live and to reproduce the following generation. This simple but powerful explanation developed by Darwin explains a great deal about how life evolved and does not in any way require a plan but instead shows how all of this was a natural process—all the great diversity of life can and has developed without any plan. So we went over this from different angles—the centerfold was very helpful in actually showing pictures of how animals adapt (or not) to their environment as it changes; and the important role of accident in this process as well. For example, how squirrels in the Grand Canyon started out as one species, but over time because of the enormous distance across the canyon, populations on each side are diverging into two separate species. We talked about extinctions—how most of the species that have lived on the planet no longer exist—and mass extinctions. A heavy point was made by one of the participants—that we could destroy ourselves. The presenter mentioned that the five previous extinctions were naturally caused by many species not being able to adapt to environmental jolts like an asteroid impact, which affected all kinds of life from plants to dinosaurs. However, many scientists are now talking about how a sixth extinction is underway... and this time, it is being caused by humans. At the same time, we are capable of, and need to become, stewards of the environment. The complexity of the eye is often brought up by creationists as an example of something that couldn’t simply evolve, supposedly because of its complexity. But in fact, the pictures show many different stages of development existing in different animals today and give you a sense of how a simple sea slug with only a small spot of light-sensitive cells would have an advantage over another sea slug that did not have any such light-sensitive cells at all—and the slug with the “eye spot” would be better able to reproduce and this points to how the eye developed through greater complexity to the eyes of humans. And we noted that humans are NOT at the top of the chart in the eye department, as some birds for example can see much better than humans. Then we got into human evolution; and what makes us human. One slide that had a lot of impact was the picture of the early human embryo with gill slits and a tail—how did the creationist theory explain this? That one picture points powerfully to evolution—that humans descended through many generations from creatures who had gills and swam in the sea. The further discussion of the emergence of humans in Africa was all very fascinating. One of the participants at one time believed that humans evolved separately in Africa and other parts of the world. An argument had been made at the beginning that “if humans’ closest relative is the chimpanzee, then how come chimpanzees are still here?” But the centerfold quickly and clearly traces how both chimpanzees and humans branched off from an earlier African ape—and then the line that ultimately ended up as humans produced many different branches and there are fossils of many of these. The picture of the chimpanzee and human skeletons side by side was very effective in illustrating how much underlying similarity there is. We traced it further—how the first big leap (perhaps in response to changing conditions, as parts of Africa were drying out and some jungle was becoming more like grasslands) was the leap to walking erect, on two legs not four. There were many varieties of these hominids in Africa, and then, after millions of more years, a further leap, as large brains developed. And pre-humans (i.e. before our own Homo sapiens) were leaving Africa hundreds of thousands of years ago and that they traveled and lived across Asia and Europe; and yet they did not survive into the present. And that all of this is firmly documented and proven, and here you can see the pictures of the fossilized skulls of these creatures. All of this was quite powerful and had a big effect. And then, there was the map of how our own species, Homo sapiens, one single species of humanity, emerged in Africa 200,000 years ago and migrated across the whole planet. All this was very, very new to some. At the end, we sort of stepped back to look at the whole picture. The idea that there had to be a PLAN, that all of this could not have just come from the world, that there had to be something to make it happen, had deep influence. The presenter came back to the point that the truth is that the material world itself has the basis and potential to bring forward everything we see—including life and human beings—the discussion had revealed how life evolved not because of a plan but because of descent with modification. Another way this was returned to and engaged was in addressing an argument that certain animals behave like ants: “Look at the ants, they all work together, they all have their jobs, they don’t rape and rob each other...and look at humans...” this led to the presenter talking briefly about how this human behavior was not “natural” or evolved, but a product of capitalism, which promotes and enforces individualism and competition—and that there have been periods in human history like socialism in China in which drug addiction, prostitution , etc., was eliminated, when people changed the system to one where people had meaningful lives and were not forced to choose between horrific choices. We got into the question of, if there is no higher power, and what about morality? The presenter pointed out that Ardea Skybreak talks about how there is no larger meaning or purpose to life, if you mean some kind of cosmic, God-given meaning or purpose. There is just us human beings on this planet—we have to forge our own purpose and meaning. But that does not mean that there is no right or wrong. What we do matters—to us. It makes a great deal of difference what we do and whether we do make revolution and get rid of this system and build a much better and radically different world. As we broke up, it was clear everyone had been challenged and excited by the discussion, was thinking about all of it, and wanted more of this in the future. Here in the hood, it was a breath of fresh air to learn some real science and not the fake stuff like ghosts and mermaids that permeate TV culture. As we went our separate ways, some participants talked about how they had not been taught evolution in school at all. One participant commented that they learned a lot in the discussion, especially in regard to race (about how we are all one species, “biologically indivisible,” as noted in the book). Someone noted that even birds have many different species, but HUMANS are only one, relatively recent and all from Africa.
February 26, 2014 | Revolution Newspaper | revcom.us Sisters and Brothers, What we are doing today is critically important. The refusal of the system to convict Michael Dunn for the murder of Jordan Davis, on top of the exoneration of George Zimmerman, the vigilante murderer of Trayvon Martin, amounted to Amerikkka telling us, once again, that Black people have no rights that whites are bound to respect. It was critical that this be responded to powerfully. Gathering at the seats of power and influence in cities across the country, rocking our hoodies, holding targets and raising our fists in silent determination, we are declaring that we will not accept our youth being targeted in this way. We are saying NO MORE to Black and Latino youth being treated like criminals, guilty until proven innocent, if they can survive to prove their innocence. This is unacceptable. It is illegitimate. It must be stopped, and we are acting to stop it! And things don’t end with today’s action. We are just getting started. There needs to be a movement of determined resistance to the criminalization of our youth, to the warehousing of people in prison, to mass incarceration overall and all its consequences. We need to go from the hundreds who are acting today to thousands acting soon, to ultimately mobilizing a movement of millions of people saying no more to the slow genocide the criminal “injustice” system in this country enforces on Black and Brown people. There is a lot of potential for doing this. Tens of millions of people in this country are living lives enmeshed in the criminal “injustice” system. People are suffering, and people are seething with rage. They want to know why these horrors keep happening and are looking for ways to resist. And it is up to US to give people a vision of what we can accomplish by resisting these horrors and saying NO MORE. And it is up to us to give them a way to participate that can organize and give direction to that seething anger, and to inspire and challenge them to act to END this. We are committed to building this movement of millions, and we have a vision to make a leap toward doing that thru a Month of Resistance to Mass Incarceration in October, 2014. We envision a month of nationwide rallies and demonstrations, major concerts, symposiums and panels, well known people speaking out, people wearing armbands and ribbons, and more. A month that can change the way millions of people in this society look at mass incarceration. Cornel West and I have developed a basic vision for October, but we can’t figure all this out alone. There is a whole lot to do to flesh out that vision, to give it life and to make it real. We need people to enlist in this effort now; to join and be a part of hammering out a vision for a Month of Resistance that can change everything around mass incarceration. We need all kinds of people to be part of developing the plans for building up to an October that can have this kind of impact. We need to be reaching out to students in colleges and high schools, activating them now so that they are primed to act in the fall. We need to raise the funds needed to make this month one that has the power to impact all of society. Cornel West and I are calling for a strategizing meeting in New York City to launch this effort on April 3rd and 4th. Hold the dates. Details will be announced. Hoodies Up! Targets Up! Fists Up! Time’s Up! We’re standing Up! No More Murders of Black Youth! We Are All Trayvon Martin; We Are All Jordan Davis— The Whole Damn System Is Guilty! Carl Dix, c/o Stop Mass Incarceration Network P.O. Box 941 Knickerbocker Station, New York, New York 10002 firstname.lastname@example.org * @carl_dix * www.facebook.com/carl.dix * 646-571-8504
Updated February 22, 2014 | Revolution Newspaper | revcom.us This year, on the weekend of International Women's Day: Saturday March 8 should be a day of resistance against the horrific oppression of women; and Sunday, March 9 should be a celebration of the bright future made possible through revolution. The spirit of internationalism should infuse both of these days. All over the world one-half of humanity is held in a state of subjugation and degradation. And right now what we face in this country is an all-sided assault on women's right to abortion, on the basic right of a woman to decide if and when she wants to bear children. Forced motherhood truly is female enslavement! And the right to abortion is seriously hanging in the balance. On Saturday March 8, demonstrations and rallies should be organized in favor of the right to abortion where the call for "Abortion on Demand and Without Apology!" should ring out. The future of women is at stake—all those who oppose the war on women need to step out and make their voices heard on this day, International Women's Day. One key front of the attacks on abortion is the vicious campaign of harassment against abortion clinics around the country, as Mary Lou Greenberg highlighted in her recent letter to Revolution ("The Battle for Abortion at the Clinic Doors"). One very good idea would be to mobilize people to defend these clinics and confront the anti-abortion fanatics who are terrorizing women seeking to get abortions. There may be other kinds of activities and places to focus these demonstrations—including where others are organizing women's day rallies and events, bringing this spirit into those events. Where Stop Patriarchy has called for IWD events, those should be united with. And everywhere the call to action "End Pornography and Patriarchy: The Enslavement and Degradation of Women!" should be taken out and distributed. Banners can be taken out to communities of the oppressed and palm cards distributed with BAsics 3:22—"You can't break all the chains, except one..."—calling for people to come out and join with others in these IWD demonstrations. And in the midst of all this—many people wearing REVOLUTION—NOTHING LESS! t-shirts—infusing these manifestations with that message and edge: we need a revolution, and nothing less than a revolution is needed to get rid of this system which is built on and enforces the oppression of women and all the other horrors humanity faces. Then Sunday, March 9 should be the occasion for celebratory IWD dinners with a real revolutionary and internationalist character—gathering people who stepped out on March 8, drawing forward women and men from among the oppressed neighborhoods, students and activists, immigrants who have come here from countries all over the world, people involved in the BA Everywhere campaign, and people who support the Revolutionary Communist Party. Organize a potluck—make it simple and radical and fun! If possible find a community center or church in a neighborhood—where people from the neighborhoods along with people from the campuses and other scenes can all gather together and experience a taste of what kind of world could be possible through revolution and a new revolutionary state power. These gatherings should pulsate with revolutionary energy and vision—displays with pictures and text about the world-shaking steps to liberate women during the first stage of communist revolution, quotes from Bob Avakian, pictures of women and men standing up against horrific forms of oppression from Mississippi to Lagos to Dhaka to Cairo and beyond. Poems, songs, music and other cultural expressions—particularly drawing forward the contributions of women and men from all over the world. Excerpts from the films Stepping Into the Future… or BA Speaks: REVOLUTION—NOTHING LESS!; readings from BAsics or other revolutionary works. If there are people you know who traveled to revolutionary China in the 1970s and saw first-hand what having revolutionary state power meant for the liberation of women, they could give a brief talk and show slides or clips from revolutionary Chinese films. Preparing these celebrations can be a way for all different kinds of people to get involved—inspired by the vision of emancipating humanity and bringing forward a society that gets beyond the oppression of women and all other forms of oppression. And a special message from the Revolutionary Communist Party will be sent to be delivered at these gatherings. All out for an International Women's Day weekend that's about fighting the power, and transforming the people, for revolution! Break the Chains! Unleash the Fury of Women as a Mighty Force for Revolution! International Women's Day 2014—March 8 & March 9 Actions called by Stop Patriarchy & Programs sponsored by Revolution Books New York: March 8, 12 noon: St. Patrick's Cathedral [5th Ave. btw. 50th-51st Sts.] 12:30: March & protest at sites of the war on women. StopPatriarchy@gmail.com March 9, 3-5:30 pm: Celebration & potluck dinner with international food St. Mary's Church, 126th St. btw. Broadway & Amsterdam. (212) 691-3345 San Francisco Bay Area: March 8, 12 noon: St. Mary's Cathedral [@Geary & Gough] 12:30: March & protest at sites of the war on women. StopPatriarchyBayArea@gmail.com March 9, 6:30 pm: Potluck dinner with international food. Bring a dish to share. Revolution Books, 2425 Channing Way, Berkeley (510) 848-1196 Seattle: March 8, 1 pm: Seattle Central Community College [Broadway & Pine] Open mic speakout: No More Silence, No More Shame, Break the Chains! StopPatriarchySeattle@fastmail.net March 9, 6 pm—Dinner & video showing! Revolution Books, 89 S. Washington Street (206) 325-7415 Chicago: March 8, 12 noon: Holy Name Cathedral, 735 N. State St. [Red Line, Chicago Stop] 12:30: March & protest at sites of the war on women. ChicagoStopPatriarchy@yahoo.com March 9, 5-7 pm: International Potluck Dinner, Revolution Books, 1103 N. Ashland (773) 489-0930 Los Angeles: March 8, 11 am: Adams & Figueroa. Abortion on Demand & Without Apology! Support the HER clinic and oppose the anti-abortionists. 2:30pm: Hollywood and Vine train station. March and protest at the sites of the war on women. StopPatriarchyLosAngeles@gmail.com March 9, 4 pm: Celebration & dinner Revolution Books/Libros Revolucion, 5726 Hollywood Blvd @ Wilton (323) 423-3500 Cleveland: March 8, 12 noon: Protest at Alternaterm—the FAKE women's clinic in Cleveland Heights, 2026 Lee Rd. Bring signs, banners, drums, your friends! StopPatriarchyCleveland@gmail.com Hawaii: March 9, 5-7 pm: Celebration! Revolution Books, 2626 S. King Street, Honolulu (808) 944-3106 Atlanta: March 9, time & place TBA: Celebration & potluck dinner Check Revolution Books Outlet, Atlanta—rbo-atlanta.blogspot.com
Fight for the Liberation of Women All Over the World! March 8—International Women's Day February 10, 2014 | Revolution Newspaper | revcom.us Across the planet, women are being slammed backwards—facing the epidemic of rape, the scourge of sexual slavery, the degradation of pornography, the imprisonment of the veil, the humiliation of the woman-hating cultures, and the countless other punishments meted out against women and young girls for the "crime" of being born female. From A Declaration: For the Liberation of Women and the Emancipation of Humanity: "The fabric of women's oppression is carved deeply into the calloused hands of women in the sweatshops of China and Honduras. It is draped over the faces of young women in Saudi Arabia and Indonesia. It is stripped off the bodies of girls of Moldova and Bangkok who are put up for sale in brothels worldwide, and it is worn like a prize by pre-teens in the U.S. and Europe who are taught to dress and move like sex objects long before they understand what sex even is. This fabric ropes back into history, it winds its way around the globe, braided into all the dominant religions and "moral codes" and woven into every aspect of human societies. It is a heavy veil that casts the darkness of humanity's first oppressive divisions over the lives, the dreams, and the prospects of every corner of humanity in the 21st century. "To live like this on this planet in the 21st century cannot be justified and should not be accepted. None of this can be tolerated or excused away with counsel of patience. WE DECLARE: NO MORE! "Women need emancipation. Women need liberation from thousands of years of tradition's chains. This is a declaration that stands on the clear recognition that for humanity as a whole to advance, half of humanity must be lifted from centuries of being condemned to being the property of men and pitilessly exploited, demeaned and degraded in a thousand ways. "Women are not breeders. Women are not lesser beings. Women are not objects created for the sexual pleasure of men. Women are human beings capable of participating fully and equally in every realm of human endeavor. When women are held down, all of humanity is held back. Women must win liberation, and they can only be liberated through the revolutionary transformation of the world and the emancipation of all of humanity, and through being a powerful motive force in that revolution." International Women's Day is a day to call forth the fury of women and unleash it as a mighty force for revolution. It is a day for all who dream of and yearn for a better world to act on the recognition that you cannot break all the chains except one, that if you are serious about winning full liberation you must include the fight for the full liberation of women. It is a day to call forth mass struggle against all forms of enslavement and degradation of women, and it is a day to make all this contribute to hastening the development of a situation where revolution here and all over the world will become possible. This March 8, join with protests and other actions around this country and across the world. Break the Chains! Unleash the Fury of Women as a Mighty Force for Revolution!
03.03.14 - Zum Giftmüllskandal in Nordrhein-Westfalen findet am morgigen Dienstag eine hochspannende Veranstaltung in Herten statt. Sie trägt den Titel "Unsere Kinder und Enkel klagen an! Tickende Giftmüll-Bombe unter dem Ruhrgebiet!" Das kommunale Wahlbündnis "AUF Herten" hat die Gelsenkirchener Stadträtin Monika Gärtner-Engel eingeladen. Auch der gemaßregelte und mit einem Redeverbot belegte Bergmann und Sprecher der Bergarbeiterinitiative "Kumpel für AUF", Christian Link, wird dabei sein. Die detaillierten und akribischen Recherchen inklusive Akteneinsicht von Monika Gärtner-Engel belegen vollständig seine Enthüllungen und Warnungen vor einer drohenden regionalen Umweltkatastrophe. Auch der Landtag in Nordrhein-Westfalen weiß längst mehr, als er öffentlich erklärt. Wie aus einem Protokoll des NRW-Umweltausschuss hervorgeht, hat die RAG bereits im Juli 2013 angekündigt, die Wasserhaltung auf ihren Zechen zurückzufahren. Laut Protokoll berichtete der CDU-Landtagsabgeordnete Rainer Deppe aus Bergisch Gladbach: "Am 11.07. sei die Ruhrkohle im Landtag gewesen und habe in einem Vortrag berichtet, dass sie den Grubenwasserspiegel von ca. 1.000 m auf etwa 500 m anheben wolle. Das sei angeblich alles total unproblematisch. … Hier gehe es darum, dass später an bestimmten Stellen – die Ruhrkohle habe es dargestellt – überwiegend in den Rhein entwässert werde. Im Rhein sei der Verdünnungseffekt größer. Erst würden die Schadstoffe durch Verbrennung konzentriert, dann würden sie eingelagert, man lasse sie da 20 Jahre liegen, um sie dann verdünnt in die Umwelt über den Rhein zu entlassen. Das könne nicht der Weg einer vernünftigen Abfallentsorgung sein", so Deppe. Die Veranstaltung in Herten beginnt um 19.00 Uhr (Einlass: 18.30 Uhr) im Glashaus in der Hertener Innenstadt, Hermannstr. 16.
Stuttgart (Korrespondenz), 03.03.14: Am 27. Februar fand bei Daimler in Untertürkheim um 18.15 Uhr eine Pausenversammlung gegen die Entlassung von Leiharbeitern statt. 30 bis 40 Kollegen folgten dem Aufruf der Betriebsratsgruppe "Offensive Metaller", der gemeinsam mit betroffenen Kollegen vorbereitet wurde. In dem Aufruf heißt es: "Jetzt reicht es uns. Das was Daimler monatelang in allen Medien verbreiten ließ, entpuppt sich jetzt als nichts anderes als eine große Mogelpackung. Einstellchancen für Leiharbeiter - Pustekuchen. Für die Masse der Betroffenen eine vergebliche Hoffnung. Nur ganz wenige werden eingestellt und selbst dabei wird noch gemauschelt. Die Personalpolitik von Daimler mit Billiglöhnen, Fremdvergabe, Verleihung und Produktionssteigerung wird unvermindert weiter getrieben. ... Ende Februar soll es wieder zig Kollegen treffen. Sie sollen 'abgemeldet' werden, was nichts anderes bedeutet als auf die Straße zu fliegen ... wie schon Ende 2012 in Sindelfingen 1070 und in Untertürkheim 370 Kollegen. Das lassen wir nicht mehr zu! Wir gehören zusammen! Wir sind eine Belegschaft! Wir kämpfen gemeinsam! Schluss mit moderner Sklaverei! Für Festeinstellungen statt Leiharbeit und Werkverträge!" Am offenen Mikrofon begrüßte der Betriebsrat Volker Kraft die anwesenden Kollegen und betonte die Bedeutung der Solidarität und den Weg des gemeinsamen Kampfes für unsere Interessen. Auch andere Redner begrüßten diese neue Form des Protestes. Es geht darum, nicht nur zu meckern, sondern selber aktiv zu werden.