70 years after Hiroshima and Nagasaki

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70 years after Hiroshima and Nagasaki
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An appropriate article from Tim that reminds us of the anniversary of the atomic bombs  dropped on Japan, and the competition that followed among the bourgeois nations for more and bigger and better nuclear bombs  ("better" in this case is bourgeois usage meaning nastier and more destructive).  There is also the additional information that Russia under the never-to-be-outdone Putin is in the process of tarting up and improving its own nuclear strike facilities. ("Improving" here is bourgeois usage meaning the  facilities will able to provide more accurately aimed death and destruction against suffering humanity.)  

 

But there's also a reminder in this article of a more cheerful and positive anniversary. 

Tim wrote:
 Finally, let’s remember that summer 2015 is also the 110th anniversary (June 27 1905) of the mutiny on the battleship Potemkin, though the media is much more discreet about this. Here the Russian sailors, scandalised by the contempt shown to them by their officers and worn out by the war with Japan, turned their guns against them and stood up in one of the heroic moments of the history of the workers’ movement. It’s not tears of despair, but rather outrage and the will to fight which bear the promise of the construction of a communist society.
 

Well done Russian sailors! Yes. Outrage and the will to fight are without doubt the true  proletarian response and much more full of promise than the "tears of despair" which lead nowhere. Thank you Tim.