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Donetsk : The Litmus Test! What is to be Done?

Translated Wednesday 6 August 2014, by Hervé Fuyet

Yesterday evening, Donetsk, the capital city of the Donetsk people’s Republic, was bombed by the air force of the illegitimate Kiev government of Ukraine!

In today’s l’Humanité, we can read what seems to me an excellent analysis of the situation written by Jean Geronimo under the title "Entre « révolution » et déstabilisation, l’erreur occidentale" (http://www.humanite.fr/entre-revolution-et-destabilisation-lerreur-occidentale-548975). Hopefully, we will soon publish its English version in our Humanité in English. The Geronimo’s article is most welcome, since a few days ago, articles on the Ukraine crisis, signed by Damien Roustel, were nothing more than a cut and paste of the French govermental AFP (Agence France Presse).

Yet, the excellent analysis of Jean Geronimo has something in common with the AFP press releases published under the name of Damien Roustel:
Geronimo concludes with a "What is to be done?" that has nothing in common with the article of Lenin with the same title! Roustel does not conclude at all! Both have no action of solidarity with the Donetsk People to suggest...

Why Geronimo, so far, does not take side when the People’s Republic of Donetsk is being bombed by the Kiev air force? Geronimo writes that we are in front of what he calls a "lukewarm war" between a euro-atlantic axis UE-USA (through NATO) and a Eurasian Russia-China axis.

You may have noticed that our French l’Humanité is actively involved in the development of a sort of cult around Jean Jaurès that would somehow further weaken the influence of Lenin in the French Communist Party (PCF) and in the French l’Humanité. Jean Jaurès was, indeed, an important figure in the development of the Socialist Party in France. However, he can hardly be the source of a theoretical framework enabling us to analyze the role of the People’s Republic of China in the BRICS and in what Geronimo calls the Eurasian Russia-China axis.

Fortunately Fidel Castro, who is closer to Lenin than to Jean Jaurès, just wrote about that question and we can easily consult him (http://lainfo.es/en/2014/07/23/fidel-castro-and-xi-jinping-in-fraternal-meeting/) or (http://www.granma.cu/idiomas/ingles/cuba-i/5agosto-fidelgaza.html). Fidel Castro states, for exemple, that: "Twenty-six million Russians died in the defense of their homeland against the Nazis. Chinese combatants, men and women, inheritors of a millennial culture, are people of uncommon intelligence and an invincible spirit of struggle. Xi Jinping is one of the strongest and most capable revolutionary leaders I have met in my life".

Once we realize that Socialist China plays today, in the anti-imperialist camp, the role that the USSR used to play before Gorbatchev, it becomes easier to help Geronimo and other progressive people or forces to find out "What is to be done".

The following petition seems to me to be a modest step in the good direction:
"For Peace in Ukraine, against Fascism, against NATO: Breaking the media silence in France! Call for Peace in Ukraine" (http://www.humaniteinenglish.com/spip.php?article2510)


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