Bulletin N° 733
Subject : The Necessity of War: Producing corpses and zombies in the making of a new submissive labor force for higher profits.
Dear Colleagues and Friends of CEIMSA,
Public submission must be conquered and maintained if new degrees of labor exploitation are to be achieved. In this sense, war can be seen as a pretext for creating a subjugated population at home and abroad, a population which has been conditioned to tolerate repeated abuses and to hold their masters in great respect. The system requires this obedience to serve the dictates of capital class interests and no individual is immune to this conditioning, not the president of the United States, not the debt-ridden students and the poor, not the usual list of scapegoats whose role it has always been to keep the alienated population at large distracted, unified and usually controlled by the orchestrated hunt for 'the Other" who is to blame for everything that has gone wrong.
This system is our God --no one can see the creator, the master, the author of our lives; “He” can only be obeyed (or you pay the consequences for not following his command) ! Our “contribution” to this system may be to live in poverty, in misery and homelessness, with suffering and frequent illness and early death; or it may be to live with wealth, health and fame, and even become president of the United States –but, despite the many differences, all of us are working toward the same end, i.e. to maintain the class-divided capitalist system which exploits us, for there is no alternative ("TINA"). Right?
Illustrations of the barbaric handiwork of this religious school of social order abound in the social media.
Please see, for example :
Colonies israéliennes en Cisjordanie :
près d’un demi-siècle
Pierre Breteau, Le Monde (Les décodeurs), 05/01/2017
GRÈCE : LE VRAI VISAGE DE LA FORTERESSE EUROPÉENNE
Comme promis, je vous contacte pour vous signaler un *énorme mensonge au sujet de la situation en Grèce*. Les dirigeants européens et le gouvernement grec ont affirmé que les réfugiés sont à l'abri de la vague de froid qui frappe actuellement les Balkans.
Voici la réalité en trois petites minutes (filmé avant-hier).
D'autre part, l'hiver étant très rude en Grèce cette année et la misère dévastatrice (pour les Grecs comme pour les réfugiés), je me permets de joindre, ci-dessous, l'*appel de notre collectif Anepos pour le prochain convoi solidaire*. Et, pour finir, les *prochaines occasions de nous rencontrer*.
Un grand merci pour vos messages de soutien, concernant la lutte, la solidarité ou le prochain film. Difficile de vous remercier un par un, mais ils font vraiment chaud au cœur !
Yannis Youlountas / collectif Anepos
SOLIDARITÉ : APPEL POUR LE PROCHAIN
CONVOI VERS LA GRÈCE DU 23 JANVIER
Voici la *liste des besoins
<http://r.yannisyoulountas.net/42gddtwmagcz3d.html>* pour le prochain convoi solidaire vers la Grèce, qu'Eric, Nathalie, Cyril et moi-même conduirons à partir du 23 janvier.
Points de collectes permanents : Toulouse, Plaisance du Touch, Albi, Revel, Mazamet, Béziers, Nîmes, Martigues, Marseille, St-Savournin, Nice, Lyon.
Si vous souhaitez déposer à l'un de ces points de collectes, demandez le contact téléphonique au collectif : *firstname.lastname@example.org
Points de collectes ponctuels : Aussillon le 18/01, Lavaur le 19/01, Castres le 20/01, Mâcon le 07/02. Détails dans l'agenda, un peu plus bas.
Les colis légers peuvent également être envoyés par la poste à :
*Anepos - BP10 - 81540 Sorèze* (nous contacter si besoin d'autres détails)
*Autres formes de solidarité.
*Zoom sur la cuisine sociale gratuite l'Autre Humain (Athènes,
Lesbos...) <http://r.yannisyoulountas.net/42gddtwmoocz3d.html> *qui vient de fêter ses deux millions de repas.
*Souvenirs. 7 ans de solidarité.
AGENDA : KIEL, BERLIN, AUSSILLON, LAVAUR
CASTRES, MÂCON, ST-SAVOURNIN, MONTREUIL
Projections du film /Je lutte donc je suis/ (nouvelle version) en présence du réalisateur : le 12/01 à Kiel (Allemagne), le 13/01 à Berlin, le 20/01 à Castres, le 10/02 à St-Savournin (13) et le 04/03 à Montreuil. Projection du film /Ne vivons plus comme des esclaves/ en présence du réalisateur : le 7/02 à Mâcon. Tous les détails *ici
Et, pour finir, un rendez-vous qui me tient particulièrement à cœur du 18/01 au 20/01 dans le Tarn (pour les petits et les grands), avant de repartir en Grèce :
/Trois jours pour s'amuser à philosopher loin des écrans et des idées
*18/01 à Aussillon : Rencontres de la philo avec les enfants
<http://r.yannisyoulountas.net/42gddtwna0cz3d.html> *de 7 à 107 ans.
*19/01 à Lavaur : café-philo A quoi bon philosopher ?
*20/01 à Castres : ciné-philo Penser et agir
<http://r.yannisyoulountas.net/42gddtwno8cz3d.html>* autour de /Je lutte donc je suis./
(cliquez sur les textes en gras soulignés pour plus de détails)
The 10 items below will provide CEIMSA readers with a glimpse into “Hell’s Kitchen,” where a strange experiment is being concocted and portioned out into servings that will be administered to the public. Meanwhile, ordinary people are growing anxious and appear ready to revolt against any possibility of being poisoned by the busy staff who are working behind closed doors. An unanswered question looms large in this lugubrious atmosphere: AN IMPERIALIST WAR AGAINST WHOM NEXT? The silence is deafening . . . . (Some say the choice has been a farce, the repetition of Hitler's policy for Germany or Franco's policy for Spain--war abroad, or war at home?)
Professor emeritus of American Studies
Director of Research
University of Paris-Nanterre
Center for the Advanced Study of American Institutions and Social Movements
The University of California-San Diego
The Deep State Goes to War with Trump, Using Unverified Claims, as Democrats Cheer
by Glenn Greenwald
In January, 1961, Dwight Eisenhower delivered his farewell address after serving two terms as U.S. president; the five-star general chose to warn Americans of this specific threat to democracy: “In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.” That warning was issued prior to the decadelong escalation of the Vietnam War, three more decades of Cold War mania, and the post-9/11 era, all of which radically expanded that unelected faction’s power even further.
This is the faction that is now engaged in open warfare against the duly elected and already widely disliked president-elect, Donald Trump. They are using classic Cold War dirty tactics and the defining ingredients of what has until recently been denounced as “Fake News.”
From: "J20 RESIST"
Sent: Friday, 13 January, 2017 3:12:39 AM
Subject: Jan 20 plans. RESIST Trump
Intel Agencies Try to Strong-Arm Trump into War With
by Mike Whitney
Powerful elites are using the credibility of the US Intelligence agencies to demonize Russia and prepare the country for war. This is the real meaning of the “Russia hacking” story which, as yet, has not produced any hard evidence of Russian complicity.
The Neocon’s Declaration of War Against Trump
by The Saker
After several rather lame false starts, the Neocons have now taken a step which can only be called a declaration of war against Donald Trump.
Don’t Count On Trump Being Inaugurated
by Paul Craig Roberts
The Ruling Establishment Does Not Intend For Trump To Become President.
The New Great Game in Eurasia
by Pepe Escobar
Pepe Escobar writes that the West's Divide and Rule approach to global rivals may no longer cut the ice in an age of New Silk Roads.
Donald Trump Press Conference
Posted January 11, 2017
Donald Trump is holding his first press conference since winning the election at Trump Tower in New York City.
Sent: Friday, 13 January, 2017
Subject: Byron: Strike Jan 10, 2017
We are the first union this year to strike. Our contract expired November 30, 2016.
Other unions such as the nurses and technical trades will have their contracts expire later this year.
Copyright © 2017 Teamsters Local 2010, All rights reserved.
You are a member of Teamsters Local 2010
Our mailing address is:
Teamsters Local 2010
400 Roland Way Suite 2010
Oakland, CA 94621
Local 2010 ULP Strike Makes Waves Across California
Jan 10, 2017
Yesterday, thousands of UC clerical, administrative and skilled trades workers stood together to strike at every UC campus, medical center, and the Lawrence Berkeley Lab. Our strike, pickets and rallies were extremely effective at bringing our message to the public and showing the University our power and our worth.
“Today’s strike shows that the workers who make the University of California work will no longer put up with unfair treatment,” said Jason Rabinowitz, Secretary-Treasurer of Teamsters Local 2010. “We will continue to stand together and take action until UC bargains in good faith for a fair contract that pays workers enough to live.”
Click here to view pictures of the event.
To: "Francis Feeley" <email@example.com>, "FRANCIS FEELEY" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Friday, 13 January, 2017 12:34:01 AM
Subject: Byron Le Pen's right hand man lives in Trump Tower...
Is it too late, Francis?
France's Marine Le Pen seen in Trump Tower
Image copyright Samuel Levine Image caption Ms Le Pen declined to say whether her visit was personal or professional
France's far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has been seen visiting Trump Tower in New York.
She declined to say whether she was there to see President-elect Donald Trump but the Trump team said there would be "no meetings".
Ms Le Pen is currently one of the top candidates for the first round of voting in April, opinion polls suggest.
The National Front leader has called Mr Trump's election "an additional stone in the building of a new world".
Ms Le Pen was seen with three men in the cafe. Agence France-Presse identified one as her partner, Louis Aliot, the National Front's (FN) vice-president.
Media captionLe Pen praises the Trump victory, speaking to the BBC's Andrew Marr
Ms Le Pen also declined to answer when asked whether her visit was personal or professional.
But when asked if she would speak to pool journalists later, one of her associates said "OK".
Trump team spokesperson Hope Hicks told reporters: "She is not meeting with anyone from our team."
Sean Spicer, who will be Mr Trump's press secretary, re-tweeted a post by CNN's Noah Gray that Ms Le Pen would not be meeting Mr Trump or anyone from the transition team, adding "Trump Tower is open to the Public".
Ms Le Pen's campaign manager had earlier said she would not be meeting Mr Trump on her visit to New York.
Ms Le Pen has herself referred to her trip as "private".
Unconfirmed reports suggest the man to Ms Le Pen's right in the photo is Guido "George" Lombardi.
He lives in Trump Tower, has links to a number of right-wing European parties and says he is an adviser to the Trump team, according to Politico.
Reuters said the fourth man was Ms Le Pen's international affairs adviser, Ludovic De Danne.
Marine Le Pen is the daughter of ex-FN leader Jean-Marie Le Pen, a convicted racist. She has denounced her father's comments and has sought to distance herself from such toxic issues as Holocaust denial.
She retains a hard line on immigration and has linked it to militant Islamism.
Ms Le Pen opposes the European Union, open borders and globalisation.
She also says jobs, welfare, housing, schools, or any area of public provision should go to French nationals before they go to "foreigners".
She is likely to fight former Prime Minister Francois Fillon and Socialist Prime Minister Manuel Valls for victory in the first round of voting in the presidential election. It is then expected to go to a run-off.
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Sent: Friday, 13 January, 2017
Subject: Maintenant ! (ou jamais...)
Maintenant ! (ou jamais...)