Archiv für August 2005

Die falsche Lehre vom „Scheitern des Sozialismus“

Peter Decker widerlegt einige verbreitete Irrtümer über die historische Abwicklung der „real existierenden“ Alternative zum Kapitalismus durch ihre Macher. Auszüge: (mehr…)

New information about the pending executions in Iran

Finally, Doug Ireland has gathered some further information about the two Iranian men who are scheduled to be hanged on August 27 or 28: (mehr…)

Rechtsstaat und Shari‘a — wo ist der Widerspruch?

Noch ein Nachtrag zu meinem letzten Post, in dem ich eine Story des Morgenthau-Blogs über die Königsfamilie von Katar zitiert habe. Wie vielleicht einigen bereits aufgefallen ist, habe ich dabei den letzten Absatz weggelassen, weil ich ihn für sachlich falsch halte. Es handelt sich um einen Fehler, den ich im Folgenden ausführlich sezieren werde, weil ich denke, dass er auf der Konstruktion einer wesenhaften Differenz zwischen Shari‘a und bürgerlichem Rechtsstaat beruht und diesem ein Lob ausstellt, das er so gar nicht verdient hat. Denn selbstverständlich ist die Shari‘a eine rechtsstaatliche Ordnung. Unzutreffend dagegen ist die Behauptung, die der Morgenthau-Blog am Ende seiner Story in die Welt pustet: (mehr…)

It never rains but it pours

Die Königsfamilie von Katar ist schwer geschlagen mit ihren Sprößlingen. Da ist zum einen Prinz Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani:

Die Webseite Aljazeera.com aus Katar hat den Thronfolger des Landes als schwul geoutet. Der Nachrichtendienst, der nichts mit dem gleichnamigen Nachrichtensender zu tun hat, berichtete, Prinz Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani sei in eine Rauferei in der Londoner Homo-Disko G.A.Y. beteiligt gewesen.

Der 25-jährige Prinz, ältester Sohn des Scheichs, sei zusammen mit zwei anderen Männern (von denen einer als sein „Partner“ ausgegeben wurde) für 30 Tage aus der Disko verbannt worden. Im Gegenzug sei es zu keiner Anzeige gekommen. Der Prinz wurde in Großbitannien in einer High School und in der Militärakademie Sandhurst ausgebildet und verbringt laut Aljazeera.com noch immer jeden Sommer in London. Es ist der Vorsitzende des Olympischen Komitees seines Landes und damit auch Vertreter im IOC.

Und da ist zum anderen Prinz Hamid Bin Abdul Sani al-Thani:

The BBC News reported on May 30 that the Qatari prince Hamid Bin Abdul Sani al-Thani was convicted in Prague, Czech Republic of sexually abusing four young girls. He was sentenced to 30 months in prison. A Czech judge turned down a request from Qatar to have the Prince sent back home for trial. Prince Al-Thani was found guilty of having sex with four girls aged under 15 during the period between 2001 and 2004.

Die Zeit zwischen beiden Meldungen? 6 Tage.

AgitProp Reloaded

You do have to see this! :)

leftfield hip hop

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Feuer und Flamme für den Staat

Hehehe, irgendwie passt das wie die Faust aufs Auge zu meinem vorvorletzten Post:

Bansky

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The decadent West strikes back

(New York City) There have been nearly a hundred attacks on gays in New York City this summer […]. Most of the attacks, in various parts of the city, resulted in minor injuries, but, in June a 32 year old gay Brooklyn man was attacked by three men who beat, kicked and stomped on him while yelling homophobic epithets. (story) Dwan Prince was in a coma for weeks following the attack. In June and July alone there were 85 violent hate crimes against NYC gays and the number has been rising almost daily in August. It is part of a disturbing trend, Clarence Patton of the Anti-Violence Project told 365Gay.com. „Hate crimes against gays jumped in the second half of 2003 and have remained high,“ Patton said. „So far this summer they are about six percent above average.“ There also have a series of racial and anti-Semitic attacks this summer but „violence against the LGBT community tends to be more severe,“ Patton said. He said there appears to be a „hunting dynamic“ common to most of the attacks where roving gangs „go looking for gays“. […] The AVP is also considering a broad community effort to combat racism and homophobia. It would include members of the African American and Jewish communities. (365Gay.com)

New executions scheduled, Iranian exiles say

According to still unconfirmed information another two Iranian men are scheduled to be executed for gay sex in the Islamic republic. Even the day is said to be already fixed: it’s August 28. Doug Ireland, one of the first to report about the case, cites a leftwing exile organisation as his source:

In the last 24 hours I‘ve been in touch with Farhad Hoseini of the International Federation of Iranian Refugees (IFIR), who reports that two gay men — Farbod Mostaar and Ahmad Chooka — have been tried and sentenced to be executed for homosexuality on August 28, in the Iranian city of Arak. […] He told me that he and the IFIR had received the information about these scheduled new gay executions from members of the families of the two men whose death at the hands of the Islamic Republic of Iran has been programmed. Hoseini asserted that the men were to be killed for consensual homosexual acts with each other — such acts are punishable by death in the Islamic Republic.

Ireland is still trying to gather further details. Meanwhile, he hints at an alleged atmosphere of growing anxiety and repression in Iran:

As I noted in my latest article for New York City’s Gay City News on the hangings of the two gay Iranian teens in the city of Mashad on July 19, the climate of repression and surveillance of gays in Iran in the wake of those hangings has increased tremendously since the news of these barbaric executions went global and elicited world-wide protests. Hoseini confirmed that the IFIR’s contacts inside Iran also are reporting this crackdown — and he said everyone is afraid to talk about State anti-gay repression, including the families of the two men […]