In 2003, the NATO base Joint Warfare Center (JWC) was opened in the Jåttå area of Stavanger. This is a massive complex behind barbed wire fences adjacent to a suburb of Stavanger. Originally built within tunnels dug by Germans during WWII, but now also with large buildings above-ground.
Cuts and austerity in the rules for work assessment allowance force more people into welfare programs or leave them without any registered income. The poor and sick are under attack in today’s capitalist Norway.
NRK reports that US and Italian soldiers have been attacked in Somalia. Italy was a colonial power in Somalia and occupied large portions of the country under the name “Italian Somaliland” from the 1880s until the 1960s, interrupted only by British occupation during WWII.
NRK reports that the US will send several military forces to Saudi Arabia. In the last few years, Saudi Arabia, along with US-imperialism’s support, has been involved in a war in Yemen against rebels supported by Iran. Iran, in turn, answers by promising a full-scale war with a potential Yankee intervention.
The masses of Catalonia have protested and participated in uprisings for the entirety of last week (the week of October 14). A number of politicians from Catalonia have been sentenced to prison for their work for independence, and a general strike has been initiated in protest against these reactionary sentences.
In the last few days, there have been historically massive uprisings in Chile. In Santiago, the entire metro system has been closed in protests that have been directed against higher prices for public transportation, among other grievances.
As we have written earlier, the Norwegian railway system has undergone a number of rounds of privatization. The result is that the railways are divided up and that the service has been put up for auction. Now, politicians wish to continue the trend by submitting to the EU’s new railway package.
In autumn and winter, there are a number of special days that can be commemorated with information meetings, ceremonies, propaganda, or actions. Birthdays have traditionally not been observed in the communist movement, but they are nonetheless good occasions to make ourselves and others familiar with great communist leaders.
After years and years of betrayals from revisionists and right-liquidationists that now rule the country, these new developments are a fresh breath of air. But if the revolution is to finally win in Nepal, it demands a correct political-ideological line as a guiding thought. Time will only tell whether or not the masses in Nepal will once again be let down. The international communist movement follows these developments with excitement.
It is correct to demand that revolutionaries consider each and every message from the leadership that the people’s war is canceled as false, as long as they have fallen or ended up in the enemy’s hands. The leadership never dies and when the red flag has first been raised, it may never be lowered again.
The answer is that the socialist revolution is the solution to the climate crisis. The roots of the climate crisis lie in capitalism’s fundamental laws of development. The system is the problem. And the solution is revolution and system change. This is the standpoint that communists must advocate in the environmental struggle. This is a destiny that flows with the proletariat’s struggle against the bourgeoisie, and like streams, it will become a river. A powerful, rushing river that will tear down the system and pave the way for a new and sustainable world.
Yankee-imperialism pressures its allies in Europe to increase military spending. NRK and Klassekampen both report that the US ambassador in Norway is applying pressure on politicians. The government has answered that military spending has never been higher than it is today.