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August 09, 2007--
On Friday, SACP's second deputy general secretary Solly Mapaila emphasised how the party was a non-profit organisation which depended largely on donations. He said the party was so poor that even the members made personal contributions to keep its basic functions running.
The party currently has around 225 000 members, making it the second largest political party after the African National Congress.Mapaila said he was proud of the fact that the party met its basic obligations but on occasions that it could not pay its creditors, it always communicated this well in advance, Mapaila said. The party had a good relationship with its creditors, he said.
"When we owe people we discuss with them a method of payment."
''President of Cosatu you can count on us [as] a dependable ally of this giant federation,'' SACP Blade Nzimande said on Saturday as he closed the SACP's special national congress which was held at the University of Johannesburg's Soweto campus.
''Those who say we (SACP) are disrupting Cosatu, we can never disrupt something that we helped build.''
He knew some who were against Cosatu were not even there to help build it after its launch in 1985.
''All that they know is the ease with which they want to destroy this federation. We will not allow that.''
Cronin praised ANC deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa, who addressed the hundreds gathered at the four-day congress on Thursday, for admitting that the ruling party was experiencing its own challenges and that it needed the SACP to help them reconnect with ordinary South Africans.
"There are times when we are arrogant, there are times when there is a social distance between us and our people. We have never seen members of the SACP being arrogant [or] boastful, they've always been selfless and close to their communities," Cyril said.
He said the SACP was the alliance's intellectual engine and that the ANC depended on them for innovative ideas.
The SACP announced earlier this week that its membership levels had grown to about 230 000, which made it the second largest political party after the ANC.
There have been calls by some inside and outside the party for the SACP to step away from its alliance with the ANC and Cosatu and contest the elections.
02. Economic Freedom Fighters-South Africa's Julius Malema - the firebrand leader of the opposition Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) party.
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"Yeah, it's cute to laugh at the meaning of his name in British English and condescend about his perceived intelligence, or lack thereof; but I have one, and only one, reason for being utterly opposed to his campaign, It's a farce. It's a circus sideshow meant to distract everyone. There is no question in my mind that Donald Trump is working to get Hillary into the White House.
He's donated substantial sums of money to the Clinton Foundation and is close friends with both Bill and Hillary; he supported Hillary for president in 2008 and made significant donations to her campaign. And, the Wall Street Journal recently ran a story identifying a number of Democrats in Congress to whom Trump has donated campaign money in support: Sen. Charles Schumer (NY), the next Senate Democratic leader; Senator Harry Reid (NV), the current Senate Democratic leader, and Rep. Charles Rangel (NY). He also donated to the late Senator Ted Kennedy and to the former Representative Anthony Wiener.
So, where does anyone get the idea that this guy suddenly became a Republican? To top it off, he dropped the hint at the debate that he would not be above becoming a third party candidate in the future. When was the last time there was a viable third-party candidate in the race? Oh yeah... in 1992, when Ross Perot ran. What happened? He siphoned off a sizeable amount of support from the Republican Party and won Bill Clinton the White House. Now, I am a member of neither the Democratic nor the Republican Party, but I will say this: if there's anyone pleased with the idea that that Trump could indeed be a plant by the Clintons, and ultimately help Hillary win the election because, you know, "anyone but a Republican", then that person is an ideologue, not a free citizen."
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When I Was LittleWhen I Was Little by ElusiveStranger
When I was little I did not care,
For the thousands of you struggling out there,
So here is to you,
You beautiful souls.
When I was little I did not know
In your world full of nightmares you continue to grow.
When I was little I did not see
Such trembling lips as they uttered your plea.
When I was little I could not believe
How you kept on struggling on days we didn't grieve?
When I was little how could I have known
Your contagious laughter was a sight to behold.
When I was little I would never have guessed
That with such delicate wings you have been blessed.
When I was little I could not feel
How much your weak smiles really reveal .
So tell me, my child, how do you strive
To live each day just to survive.
Your innocent strides will take you far
For in Gods eyes you are the star.
So soar to the heavens with your fragile soul
And there before the gates we will count your toll.
Because when I was little I didn't dare to dwell
That while I live in heaven you live in hell.
So here is to y
DAPoliticalForum: A RetrospectiveHow's that for a title, eh?DAPoliticalForum: A Retrospective by FieldsOfFire
I put up a poll asking whether people thought dA was getting, overall, better or worse, and what surprised me was that the people who commented mostly talked about the forums, where I was wondering about the site at large. I haven't really thought about the political forum for a while now, but I guess that, combined with Lolly's recent series of (fucking excellent) reminisces about dA's past have got me in a mood to write myself some closure about that, if only for myself.
I haven't posted there for a few months now, and what's odd is that I feel no real desire to. I'd take forum 'breaks' in the past that lasted for days or just hours-I just couldn't stop myself from coming back for more. Now? Nothing of the sort. I'd say there were two big things that led to my exit. First, last July, I noted TBSchemer and Unvalanced asking them to block me, because, for various reasons, I just couldn't handle dealing with them anymore. To their credit, they were
New Tumblr Blog!New Tumblr Blog! by BlameThe1st
I've launched a new Tumblr blog called "Things In America That Need 2 GTFO"! This is a 100% original blog about a 100% original concept: complaining on the internet about things I don’t like! (Okay, so it’s not exactly original. Sue me!)
Anyway, as the title suggests, this blog is a catalog of microaggressions, pet peeves, and first world problems that make living in the “best country on earth” not so great. And as you can tell from the tone of this description, this blog will be completely tongue-in-cheek with hyperbole and comedic exaggeration! As such, don’t take it too seriously, because if you take life too seriously, your head will explode! (This is why I complain: to prevent my own head from exploding!)
Anyway, if you want to join in my internet catharsis and hear about e
Sick of ExtremismIt is obvious to any reasonable person that violence only sets back humanity and is the cowards path to hell. Even an atheist can understand such an assertion.Sick of Extremism by ZenEinKodama
But this post is not about those lost souls. It is about the more insidious authoritarian extremist groups who have already begun to spin the web of false propaganda in the media.
Already I have seen the exact same statement being used by different reporters on separate news channels almost verbatim. It goes something as follows “what can be done to detect these terrorists?” reporter replies “the FBI says these terrorists are using encryption to ‘go dark’ and hide their communications”.
The FBI has already sent a team to Paris to “help” in the investigation but I would be willing to bet I already know what their findings will be. They will say that the
Anonymous intends to unveil 1,000 KKK member namesJournalist credit goes to Fox News' media team, the document can be seen here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/10/29/anonymous-intends-to-unveil-names-up-to-1000-ku-klux-klan-members.html?intcmp=hpbt2Anonymous intends to unveil 1,000 KKK member names by OddGarfield
The so-called “hacktivist” group Anonymous announced on Wednesday its intentions to name up to 1,000 members of the Ku Klux Klan.
In a press release, Anonymous says it is right for the group to unveil the hoods behind the Ku Klux Klan. Anonymous said it has been watching the group for so long and revealing the people behind the hoods is “the right course of action.”
“You are more than extremists. You are more than a hate group. You operate much more like terrorists and you should be recognized as such,” the group said in the press release. “You are terrorists that hide your identities beneath sheets and infiltrate society on every level. The privacy of the Ku Klux Klan no longer exists in cyberspace. You've had
Oro NegroLágrimas de Oro NegroOro Negro by Reigkye
A lo lejos se escucha una canción, tenue entre el rumor de las olas. La mitad del mundo duerme; la otra, llora. Llora la playa, amputada su libertad por una verja de hierro. Llora el desprecio, y el abandono. Llora el que puede por quienes quedaron atrás, y llora después porque su esperanza sea la cárcel de la desolación. Llora Siria lágrimas de oro negro, y se desangra.
Una noche más, Europa duerme plácida. La luna baña la playa.
Junto a la orilla, una mujer canta una lúgubre nana para otro de tantos niños que se llevó la mar.
Remembering 9/11Remembering 9/11 by somewhere-far-beyond
Forty-two years ago today, the socialist government of Chile was overthrown in a military coup d'etat sponsored by the United States. The democratically elected Unidad Popular (Popular Unity) movement led by Marxist president Salvador Allende was replaced by the military dictatorship of General Pinochet. The new (U.S. recognized) fascist regime dissolved the Chilean Congress and created a totalitarian government in which dissenters and those loyal to the old socialist government were silenced.
Pinochet's secret police killed about 3,200 people and tortured over 29,000.
Salvador Allende was assassinated, his end marking the beginning of a dark era in the history of Chile. In anticipation of his own death, Allende left his people with these last words, delivered on this day so
Airstrike on Hospital - Mistake to JustificationPublished on Monday, October 05, 2015 by The InterceptAirstrike on Hospital - Mistake to Justification by Zeitgeist-1984
by Glenn Greenwald
The Radically Changing Story of the U.S. Airstrike on Afghan Hospital: From Mistake to Justification
Unlike many most victims of U.S. bombings in recent years, writes Greenwald, 'Western-based physicians and other medical care professionals... are not so easily ignored.' (Photo: Medecins Sans Frontieres via European Press Agency)
When news first broke of the U.S. airstrike on the Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz,
Humans Act as Planet's Super-Predators "This focused study provides just one instance of myriad areas in which human impacts far outstrip natural impacts, calling for intentional limitations on human intervention in natural systems. The still-accelerating introduction of novel and toxic chemicals into natural systems is a prime area where strong restrictions should long since have been imposed by the mass of humanity upon the "superpredators" who focus on narrow definitions of "productivity," power, and profit.Humans Act as Planet's Super-Predators by Zeitgeist-1984
Military and nuclear technologies... industrial agriculture... obviously fossil fuels... the precautionary principle has long since been thrown overboard by "interested parties" who purchase compliance through production of industrial consumer goods, induce ignorance through propaganda and mass media, and enforce acceptance through war, police and prison.
Now, as the impacts of the human assault on natural systems have reached the point of stark obvious
Exhausting Our 2015 Supply of Natural ResourcesHumans Have Consumed a Year's Supply of the Planet's Resources in Less Than 8 MonthsExhausting Our 2015 Supply of Natural Resources by Zeitgeist-1984
If we keep up this rate, we'll need two Earths by 2030.
Global Footprint Network
"In less than eight months, humanity has used up nature’s budget for the entire year, with carbon sequestration making up more than half of the demand on nature, according to data from Global Footprint Network, an international sustainability think tank with offices in North America, Europe and Asia.
Global Footprint Network tracks humanity’s demand on the planet (Ecological Footprint) against nature’s ability to provide for this demand (biocapacity). Earth Overshoot Day marks the date when humanity’s annual demand on nature exceeds what Earth can regener
Who Loves Waking Up To Obama?While walking through a parking lot, I came across this nauseating bumper sticker:Who Loves Waking Up To Obama? by BlameThe1st
I don't exactly "love" waking up in the morning knowing that our president has allowed for the indefinite detention and assassination of American citizens.
Just what is there to love about Barack Obama?
That he passed "universal healthcare"? More like corporatism that forces people to buy from insurance companies.
That he ended the Iraq War? Yeah, on Bush's timeline! (So, really, Bush ended his own war!)
That he ended DADT? Yeah, because of court orders that he was fighting all the way!
That he killed Osama bin Laden? No, it was a US Navy SEAL who killed him.
That he closed GITMO? Oh wait, he hasn't done that yet! (Despite promising that it would be his first action in office!)
That he's the first black president? Hurray for utterly meaningless milestones!
So, really, in the end, there's no good reason to love Obama.
Then again, there was no good reason to love Bush, and yet some people still love him to
Do Americans Love Freedom?Today is the Fourth of July, Independence Day, and I know most of you are expecting me to write something fitting of this day. You're expecting me to join in the national circlejerk of flag-saluting, anthem-singing, troop-supporting, sparkler-waving, chili-cheese-dog-chomping, red-white-and-blue wearing "patriots" bragging about how much we love this country and how it's the best darn country on earth and how every other country sucks in comparison. In short, you pretty much want me to act like every other "freedom-loving" American today.Do Americans Love Freedom? by BlameThe1st
But is it really true that Americans love freedom?
Oh sure, that seems to be the case, especially today when we have "patriots" trying to prove their love for America. You see them trying to wave the biggest flag and wear the most red, white, and blue. You hear them exclaiming "God bless America!" and singing patriotic songs until they're red, white, and blue in the face. And somehow, this all proves that they cherish our country and its "freedom."
13 Years In Jail For Chalk Messages?Do you like to draw on the sidewalk with chalk? Do you know children who do that?13 Years In Jail For Chalk Messages? by BlameThe1st
Well, you may want to be careful where you scrawl your chalk, especially if it's outside a bank; otherwise, you might find yourself charged with vandalism and facing either $13 thousand in fines or 13 years in prison.
Think I'm kidding?
A California activist was faced with such a charge after having written chalk messages outside three Bank of America branches on numerous occasions.
And what did he write to get him in this much hot water? He wrote messages like "no thanks big banks" and "shame on Bank of America."
For this, BOA had him charged with over 13 counts of vandalism, which would have landed him either $13 thousand in fines or 13 years in prison.
The good news is that
Words to Inspire.WORDS TO INSPIRE.Words to Inspire. by The-Necromancer
by M.L. Hopp
Comrades, I've noticed every now and again, we all feel down. We all struggle with our daily lives in a largely Capitalist world. Sometimes, comrades, we maybe even question our commitment to our most worthy cause.
Well, take heart! Ours has never been an easy cause, our enemies are legion, and they hold great influence and power within our societies. The forces of Capitalism have even managed to regain a hold over the PRC. Through hubris and Capitalist influence, Socialism was lost and Capitalism restored in the former Soviet Union and the Eastern Bloc. Indeed, our cause has seen a dramatic reversal in the past decades.
We cannot lie about this situation, comrades. Nor can we lie about the history of our cause to the masses. We must be honest about our failures, as it will only be through honesty and sincerity that we win back the hearts and minds of the working peoples. While we have seen many retreats, just remember that there are still many of
DOMA Struck DownThis past week has been a train wreck for SCOTUS. Not only did it cop out of ruling on racial discrimination in college admissions (otherwise known as affirmative action), but it also ruled that your silence can be used against you in court, ruling that you first have to invoke your right to remain silent before you remain silent. (How does that work?)DOMA Struck Down by BlameThe1st
But recently, SCOTUS managed to do something right: it struck down the unconstitutional Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), thus taking America one step closer to marriage equality.
Five years ago, I would not have been celebrating this decision. Back then, I considered myself a "Conservative Christian" whose only concern, like every other theocrat, was abortion and gay ma
Soavist Quote: Darkness Through ApathyA famine of intellect shall wreak through the land, coupled and empowered by the thirst for knowledge being quenched by ignorance and misdirection. The dawn of the Fascist is upon us and their weapons of war are already in use. I foresee hope as a rarity and tolerance, a sin. The fight against the returning darkness will be fought, but in the end it is your apathy or lack thereof that will decide the victor of not only the land, but also the mind.Soavist Quote: Darkness Through Apathy by ShadowsOfAVorlon
The Post War NightmareThe victorious Allies met as equals in YaltaThe Post War Nightmare by Skargill
They aimed to build a peace as secure as Gibraltar
Yet it was not too long before the people’s great hope
Evaporated like so much cheap soap
While Fascist necks were given a stretch
Seeds were sown, fruit so bitter you’d wretch
When Khrushchev sent tanks into Hungary in 1956
The Brits were busy in the canal, shooting Arabs with sticks
In 68 American bombers caused Viet alarms to ring and ring
While the Warsaw Pact paid a visit to Prague in the spring
Brezhnev took Afghanistan, Reagan took Beirut
Both Powers committed to the old Imperial pursuit
In Africa the loss of Patrice Lumumba
Has caused the deaths of an untold number
And in Angola the victory of the MPLA
Was secured after a bloody three way
And although it took him awhile
Idi Amin managed to feed every Crocodile
Things were hardly better in East Asia
From Korea down South to Malaysia
War was common and mostly fraternal
Such fires there were, it resembled the infernal
Hymn Of The VanguardHymn of the VanguardHymn Of The Vanguard by ComradeSch
The flag high! The ranks tightly closed!
Red Front marches with iron-firm pace.
Comrades, shot dead by the Steel Helmet Swastika
March in spirit in our ranks.
Comrade the Wolf calls us to the barricades
Farmer arise, workman lift yourself up
To arms! Load the guns well with live ammunition
Carry high red flags onward into the fight!
Die Fahne hoch, die Reihen fest geschlossen
Rotfront marschiert mit eisenfestem Schritt
Genossen, die vom Stahlhelm Hakenkreuz erschossen
Marschier'n im Geist in uns'ren Reihen mit.
Kamerade Wulfe ruft uns auf die Barrikaden!
Bauer, steh auf! Erheb dich, Arbeitsmann
Gewehre nehmt! Gewehre gut und scharf geladen!
Tragt rote Fahnen hoch im Kampf voran!
I Am Bradley ManningRecently a website in support of whistleblower Bradley Manning was released along with the following video:I Am Bradley Manning by BlameThe1st
VIDEO: I Am Bradley Manning
What's ironic about all this is that I learned about it from Jim Hoft (a.k.a.: Gateway Pundit), who, in his blog post, referred to Manning as a "traitor," and did not have kind words to say on his behalf:Never before has a superpower lost control of such vast amounts of sensitive information. The leaked documents reportedly came from the same source- Private First Class Bradley Manning – who was bitter after a breakup with his boyfriend. Manning, smuggled the information out of a secure facility on a CD-RW labeled "Lady Gaga."Of course, that hardly compares to