"Without revolutionary theory there can be no revolutionary movement."
Vladimir Lenin, What is to be done? (1902)
Here is a collection of texts (a by no means complete one) that I think are incredibly important to the understanding of Marxism; an understanding of which is a…
fahmadfaizsaid: OMFGG PLEASE. TELL THEM, HERE I AM A REAL ARAB. I AM A REAL PALESTINIAN. IM JUST GOING WITH THE THEME.
SHOULD I BRING TURMOIL TO THIS ORIENTALIST PARTY?
i’ll get my kuffiyeh and palestinian flag and skip around
Introduction to “On the Necessity of Armed Struggle and
Refutation of the Theory of Survival” By George Habash:
The history of the Iranian peoples is rich in revolutionary struggles against colonialism and the various manifestations of foreign interference as well as struggle against the reactionary, dictatorial puppet regime and the comprador bourgeoisie. This is in addition to the struggle against the racial chauvinistic oppression- one of the forms of national and class oppression whose victims are the masses of different nationalities living under the reactionary regime of the Shah.
In this rich and long history of national and class struggle, the
Iranian people have had to make many precious sacrifices. This is a result of Iran’s rich endowment of natural resources and its important strategic position. Thus Iran has always attracted colonial powers, as demonstrated by the special attention given to it by the American imperialists. These powers are willing to give the regime any kind of assistance needed in order to safeguard the reactionary regime which serves to protect the savage plunder of Iran’s resources by the imperialist monopolies. In addition, the regime is used as a stooge for
the oppression of liberation movements in the Middle East, in the gulf, and in other Arab countries.
This regional and world-wide role of the struggle of the Iranian
people gives this struggle a broader role than that of a national
struggle. It is of great importance to all national liberation
movements in the entire region and especially to the Arab liberation movements. Therefore, the unity between the liberation struggle of the Iranian people and that of the Arab people has greater significance than its historical context. Thus, this unity is an international responsibility of national liberation movements from in the free and progressive future of the region.
This unity establishes a greater bond between brothers who have waged liberation struggles against the same enemy. that is, against American imperialism with its many reactionary. Zionist and racist bases.
Thus. we view the struggle of the Iranian people, especially its
revolutionary and progressive vanguards, on the level of a unified, strategic solidarity in this fateful struggle. This is natural since there exists a parallel unity. through the links between the reactionary stooges, amongst the puppet Shah’s regime, the aggressive military system of Zionism in our land Palestine, and the reactionary puppet Arab regimes. But, our revolutionary solidarity is a progressive one, existing among the people in struggle against this imperialist, racist and reactionary unity.
So far, we have considered the general unity between our people and the people of Iran; but specifically we consider the Organization of the Iranian People’s Fedayee Guerrillas as one of the most valuable revolutionary vanguards whose existence is necessitated by the struggle of the Iranian people at its present stage. We admire their heroic struggle, with its many sacrifices, as we appreciate the role they play in creating solidarity between the struggle of the Iranian people and that of the Arab people in general and the people of Palestine in
Now about the book that is in our hands, which without doubt is a discussion of a crucial problem. and about its heroic author, the martyred comrade Amir Parviz Pouyan, who decorated it with his own blood. It is of special importance to all national liberation movements specifically at that stage when faced with the choice of either armed struggle against the most savage kinds of repression, oppression and terror. or, as the martyred comrade calls it, the “theory of survival” faced with the same conditions.
In refuting the “survival theory,” the book goes deeper than its
progressive theoretical, scientific and practical level. It prepares the fundamental basis for the formation of a struggling Fedayee
vanguard to crush and conquer the obstacles of dictatorial repression as a means to remove the impediments of fear and horror blocking the path of the masses and to organize them into a revolutionary, popular organization or political party, the proletarian party.
If this book devotes most of its attention to the refutation of the
“theory of survival” and stresses the historical necessity of creating the vanguard under these conditions and is victorious in this task, it is because this is the subject that forms the essential core of the ideological discussions in Iran. It was necessary to give the same attention to the transition or growth of the vanguards of the struggle to the revolutionary party.
Undoubtedly, it was the martyrdom of comrade Pouyan which
delayed the discussion and elaboration of this subject. It is therefore the responsibility of other comrades inspired by this heritage which is sealed with blood to arm themselves with experience and to attempt to fulfill the above mentioned task. Performing this requires a Marxist-Leninist consciousness and should be based on the teaching experiences of the struggle of the people of Iran, its working class, and its struggling Fedayee vanguards.
In concluding this short introduction to this book, I am happy to
reaffirm on my behalf and in the name of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and in the name of the struggling people of Palestine that we have absolute and full faith in the victory of the Iranian people in their heroic struggle against the puppet, chauvinist and reactionary regime against all imperialist forces backing it, as we have faith in the victory of our people against our common imperialist. Zionist and reactionary enemy.
All of us today are struggling for the liberation of the whole region and the establishment of a democratic and progressive future for the region and for peace and true brotherhood as part of the free world, free of all exploitation and domination, a world of justice, peace and socialism.❞
Introduction written by Dr. George Habash, Secretary General of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.
From "Iran: The Struggle Within" by Amir Parviz Pouyan of the Organization of Iranian People’s Fedayee Guerrillas, 1977.
Scale of the universe
Scroll to your hearts content from the Planck length to the diameter of the observable universe - click on any object and it will open an info box - I can’t imagine how much work must have gone into this. A few surprising things: Pluto has a smaller diameter than the width of the USA and Vatican city can fit in central park multiple times.
Find it here
King Mohammed V to the German representative who demanded a list of Jewish residents during World War II (via semiticsemantics)
the entire fucking world was reporting on and even mourning Boston including Muslim countries even tho we don’t fucking owe you shit bc you certainly don’t mourn the endemic and constant terrorist massacres unless it feeds your political agenda and deny the existence of occupation and extraterritorial violence committed by your fucking troops and government
Okay dont write about the us bombings but are you really going to ignore the number of people muslims have killed in the many bombings and terrorist attacks? Yes usa is wrong in trying to exploit afghan, iraq, Syria etc but they really didnt deserve the deaths of all those innocent people to be proven that. Anyone who has committed mass murders dont deserve the respect of mentioning their deaths. did the middle east mourn about the usa terrorist bombings? Why should they... Just like usa dont.
What does that post have to do with Muslims? When did I mention Islam? Reread what I wrote and tell me again how you drew that conclusion? There are millions of Christians, Jews, non-theists, and others in those countries that have been harmed by the United States. That you immediately turned this into a question of “Muslim terrorism” says a lot about you. Also, an “afghan” is a blanket, an “Afghan” is a person from “Afghanistan”. I want you to realize how important this is. My post was about space, and the United States taking up space, and you not taking the time to spell out Afghanistan.
Approximately 3 million Muslims live in the United States, and only 0.007% have been charged in domestic terror plots. That’s lower than any other group. And when did I justify or say innocent people deserved to be killed? You are centering this around American feelings which is exactly what I’m critiquing. Millions of dollars have been spent on the #BostonStrong campaign, and billions of dollars have been spent on 9/11. National tragedies in the United States are put on an assembly line and mass produced into commodities to be sold and consumed and people tweet out #BostonStrong #NeverForget to make themselves feel good. That isn’t mourning.
Every single Muslim and Arab group after 9/11 in the United States condemned the attacks, and hundreds of Muslim individuals and movements around the world did too, Including the Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas, and Hizbullah. None of whom had anything to do with it. You mention Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria, and not once have they ever attacked the United States. Countless photos like this exist, and not only for the Boston Bombing:
Meanwhile, the United States is directly responsible for the genocide in Iraq, the occupation of Afghanistan, in supporting Israel’s colonization of Palestine and genocide of the Palestinians, Israel’s occupations of Lebanon and Syria, and more with tax dollars. Americans don’t simply refuse to “mourn” this, but actively support it.
If you want to fathom the immense influence that American propaganda has in demonizing Arabs, remember that memorial services were held for the three killed in the Boston Bombings, which we can concede in, but there has not been a single remembrance tribute in America to the million dead Iraqis killed in the last two decades.