Socialistisk Biblioteks Tidslinje med links til begivenheder og personer i 2021.


Se også Index over personer, organisationer/partier og værker (som bøger, malerier, mm.), steder, begivenheder, mv., der er omtalt på hele Tidslinjen, titler og indhold på emnelisterne osv.

 

Året 2020 / The year 2020

  • Happy New Year – for some (In Defence of Marxism, 8 January 2021). “Alan Woods looks at the tumultuous state of the world at the dawn of 2021.”
  • Nytårsstatus 2021. Af Torkil Lauesen (Konfront.dk, 8. januar 2021). “I sidste års status lovede jeg et dramatisk 2020. Det blev det. En global økonomisk krise var under opsejling i begyndelsen af 2020 … Men pludselig i marts 2020 satte Covid-19 pandemien en helt ny, men ikke mindre dramatisk global dagsorden.”

 

6. januar 2021

Trump-støtter stormer og besætter den amerikanske Kongres i Washington.

Before the Storm on Capitol Hill, 6 January 2021. Photo: Tyler Merbler from USA. (CC BY 2.0).
Before the Storm on Capitol Hill, 6 January 2021. Photo: Tyler Merbler from USA. (CC BY 2.0). Source: Wikimedia Commons.

Se:

Oprøret i Washington. Af SAPs Forretningsudvalg (Socialistisk Information, 19. januar 2021). “En af forudsætningerne for et kup af denne art er en støtte til det fra centrale dele af kapitalistklassen og statsapparatet. Men det, vi har set, parallelt med Trumps forsøg på at omstøde valgresultatet, har været, at såvel erhvervsliv som hæren har trukket stikket i forhold til Trump.”

Fejlslagent fascistisk kup i USA? Af Peer Møller Christensen (Kritisk Revy, 15. januar 2021). “Besættelsen af Kongresbygningen og forsøget på med våbenmagt at tvinge den retmæssigt valgte politiske ledelse i USA til at overgive magten til Trump, er udtryk for, at en fascistisk bevægelse er vokset frem i USA …” Se også Niels Frølich: Borgerkrig i USA? (15. januar 2021).

Vänsterpress om USA – mitten av januari 2021 (pdf) (Marxistarkiv.se, 15.1.2021). “Donald Trumps saga som USA:s president är snart slut. Hans sista desperata drag att inspirera till en attack på kongressen i Washington slog slint. Vilket efterspelet blir återstår dock att se.” Se også: Vänsterpress om USA – februari 2021 (pdf) (Marxistarkiv.se, 4.2.2021).

“Det er for nemt at kalde demonstranterne foran USA’s kongres fascister” (Arbejderen.dk, 14. januar 2021). Interview med den amerikanske folkesanger David Rovics, som “…  kritiserer progressive medier og revolutionære, venstreorienterede kræfter for at fremstille begivenhederne forenklet og sort-hvidt.”

Klovneoptoget i onsdags var ikke ‘uamerikansk’. Det var ærkeamerikansk! Af Morten Hammeken (Solidaritet.dk, 8. januar 2021). “Onsdagens optøjer var kulminationen på 4 år med Donald Trump ved roret. Men racisme og konspirationsteorier har fulgt med USA hele vejen.”

Trumps “opstand” og det amerikanske borgerlige demokratis kaos (Revolution, 11. januar 2021). Oversat fra Marxist.com, 7. januar. “Disse begivenheder er bestemt dramatiske! Men som marxister må vi opretholde en proportionssans. Dette var ikke et organiseret opstandskup, der var på grænsen til at vælte den amerikanske regering og indsætte et fascistisk regime for at knuse arbejderne og venstrefløjen.”

January 6, 2021: Donald Trump’s plot against America. By Eric London (World Socialist Web Site, 18 August 2021). “On January 6, 2021, the president of the United States transformed the White House into the command center of a fascistic plot to overturn the results of the election.”

Writings on the “putsch” (Tempest, January 16, 2021). “Aron Amaral and Scott McLemee provide a digest, with links and excerpts, of some of the best of the recent commentary about the events at the U.S. capitol on January 6, 2021.”

The meaning of January 6, 2021. By Bryan D. Palmer (Jacobin, January 26, 2021). “A long history suggests that while the crisis of the moment dictates directing the state’s security resources and personnel toward the Right, this focus will, inevitably, shift back to the Left.”

How the QAnon cult stormed the Capitol. By Daniel Bessner and Amber A’Lee Frost (Jacobin, January 19, 2021). “Perhaps the strangest thing about the media coverage of the Capitol Hill rally was how little of it focused on the visible presence of QAnon. What’s behind the Q cult, and how can we confront it?” See also: Everything you always wanted to know about QAnon but were too weirded out to ask (Jacobin, January 28, 2021).

The fight against Trumpism: lessons of Hitler’s Munich Putsch. By John Westmoreland (Counterfire, January 14, 2021). “As far as historical parallels can be made, we must draw the lessons from the past in the fight against fascism.”

Trump’s ‘march on Rome’. By Daniel Lazare (Weekly Worker, Issue 1330, 14 January 2021). “The January 6 uprising was not a simulacrum, but the real thing: America’s most serious constitutional breakdown since the Civil War. If the coup had succeeded, it would have plunged the US into a period of dark authoritarianism …”

A gallows hangs near the United States Capitol during the 2021 storming of the United States Capitol, 6 January 2021. Photo: Tyler Merbler from USA. (CC BY 2.0).
A gallows hangs near the United States Capitol during the 2021 storming of the United States Capitol, 6 January 2021. Photo: Tyler Merbler from USA. (CC BY 2.0). Source: Wikimedia Commons.

Insurgent movement, government complicity, or both? By Xloi and B. Sandor (ThreeWayFight, January 13, 2021). “This article by two Three Way Fight comrades highlights the interplay between insurgent far rightists and forces within the state itself in the Capitol takeover.”

Desperado in the White House: coup fails, Trump faces impeachment. By Dan La Botz (New Politics, January 12, 2021). “We have to call this a failed coup because the intent was to overturn the election of Joseph Biden by forcing vice-president Mike Pence and the Congress to declare Trump the president.”

The Trump insurrection: A Marxist analysis. By Paul Mason (Medium.com, 12 January 2021). “Whether planned or stochastic, it was still a coup.”

The invasion of Capitol Hill: decaying institutions, rightwing insurrection, and the need for a mass movement. By Cihan Tugal (New Politics, January 11, 2021). “The most significant aspect of January 6, then, is not that the radical right stormed the Congress. It is rather that the authorities allowed them to do so.”

No far right demonstration without zionists. From the storm on Capitol Hill 6 January 2021. Photo: Tyler Merbler from USA. (CC BY 2.0).
No far right demonstration without zionists. From the storm on Capitol Hill 6 January 2021. Photo: Tyler Merbler from USA. (CC BY 2.0). Source: Wikimedia Commons.

We underestimate the far Right at our own peril. By Benjamin L. McKean (Jacobin, January 7, 2021). “Yesterday’s riot of Trump supporters at the US Capitol will likely be a radicalizing event for the far right. We shouldn’t underestimate their ability to cause more death and destruction in the aftermath.”

The insurrection was predictable. By David Sirota (Jacobin, January 7, 2021). “Yesterday’s events were the expression of a dangerous authoritarian movement that has been long in the making.”

We must stand united against Trump and the insurgent far right (Marx21, January 7, 2021). “While Trump lacks the institutional support to pull off a coup in earnest, the rally was a show of force from Trump loyalists, far right groups, and fascists as they continue to organize themselves into a dangerous, coordinated threat unlike anything we have seen in recent US history.”

This was no Joke—Trump’s attempted coup against democracy on January 6. By Peter Hudis (The International Marxist-Humanist, January 7, 2021). “The foiled attack on the Capitol by neo-fascist white nationalists on January 6 marks a potential turning point in combatting the reactionary currents of which Trump is but the mouthpiece and expression.”

Trump Coup. The storm on Capitol Hill Jan 6, 2021. Photo: Blink O'fanaye. (CC BY-NC 2.0).
Trump Coup. The storm on Capitol Hill Jan 6, 2021. Photo: Blink O’fanaye. (CC BY-NC 2.0) Source: Flickr.com.

Se også:

Wilmington 1898: When white supremacists overthrew a US government. By Toby Luckhurst (BBC News, 17 January 2021). “A violent mob, whipped into a frenzy by politicians, tearing apart a town to overthrow the elected government.”

Tidslinjen 8. november 2016 om Donald Trump.


 

18. februar 2021

Den marxistiske politolog, historiker og venstrefløjs-debattør, professor emeritus ved Aarhus Universitet, Curt Sørensen, dør 18. februar 2021 i Aarhus. (Fødes i Sønderborg 11. februar 1938, se denne).


 

22. april 2021

Donald Armour Clelland, world-systems teoretiker, sociolog og professor emeritus i sociologi på University of Tennessee Knoxville, er død (født 10. maj 1935). Bidragyder til teorier om globalisering, global commodity chains og race i en globaliseret verden, ofte sammen med hustruen Wilma A. Dunaway, professor emerita i sociologi, Virginia Polytechnic Institute.

Nekrologer / Obituaries

Sites

Donald A. Clelland. Dark Value & Dark Exploitation in the Modern World-System.
Articles and working papers, some written with his wife Wilma A. Dunaway, Professor Emerita professor i sociologi, Virginia Tech, writer of several books on the american frontier, gender, family and slavery.

Artikler af / Articles by

The Core of the Apple: Dark Value and Degrees of Monopoly in Global Commodity Chains (pdf). By Donald A. Clelland (Journal of World Systems Research, Vol. 20, No. 1, Winter/Spring 2014, p. 82-111). “… the world-economy is a dynamic system based on flows of value from the underside toward the top. These include drains of surplus (expropriated value) that take two forms: visible monetarized flows of bright value and hidden un(der)costed flows that carry dark value (the unrecorded value of cheap labor, labor reproduction and ecological externalities) … Via an examination of the Apple iPad commodity chain, I show how the bright value captured by Apple depends on the dark value extracted by its suppliers.”

Moving toward Theory for the 21st Century: The Centrality of Nonwestern Semiperipheries to World Ethnic/Racial Inequality. By Wilma A. Dunaway and Donald A. Clelland (Journal of World Systems Research, Vol. 23, No. 2, 2017, p. 400-464). “By 2015, a majority of the world’s population is concentrated in 41 nonwestern semiperipheries that generate 40 percent of the world Gross Domestic Product. For those reasons, this essay decenters analysis of global ethnic/racial inequality by bringing the nonwestern semiperiphery to the foreground.”

Frontpage of "Routledge Handbook of World-Systems Analysis"
Frontpage of “Routledge Handbook of World-Systems Analysis”

Surplus drain and dark value in the modern world-system. By Donald A. Clelland. In Routledge Handbook of World-Systems Analysis, edited By Salvatore Babones, Christopher Chase-Dunn (Routledge Handbook, 2012, p. 197-206).

Challenging the Global Apartheid Model: A World-Systems Analysis. By Wilma A. Dunaway and Donald A. Clelland (Journal of World Systems Research, Vol. 22, No. 1, 2017, p. 16-22). “Using world-system concept, this essay challenges the popular racial bifurcation of the world between whites and peoples of color.”

Artikler / Articles

Donald Clelland and Radical Interpretation of World-System Analysis. By Informacioni Sekretarijat (Revolutionary People’s Party–Front, Serbo-Croatian, 22 November 2019). Introduction to the theories of Donald A. Clelland.

Nonwestern Semiperiphery and Its Paradoxes: Reflections for Struggles in the 21st Century. By Ana Saggioro Garcia (Journal of World Systems Research, Vol. 23, No. 2, 2017, p. 499-505). A precentation and discussion of “Moving toward Theory for the 21st Century: The Centrality of Nonwestern Semiperiphery to World Ethnic/Racial Inequality” by Wilma Dunaway and Donald Clelland.

Se også / See also

Imperialism and the Transformation of Values into Prices. By Torkil Lauesen and Zak Cope (Monthly Review, Vol. 67, No. 3, July-August 2015). “In this article, we aim to demonstrate that the low prices of goods produced in the global South and the attendant modest contribution of its exports to the Gross Domestic Product of the North conceals the real dependence of the latter’s economies on low-waged Southern labor.”

Global Labour Justice (site). “Global Labor Justice is a new strategy hub supporting transnational collaboration among worker and migrant organizations to expand labor rights and new forms of bargaining on global value chains and international labor migration corridors.”


 

6. juni 2021

Den britiske socialist Chanie Rosenberg dør i London. (Født 20. april 1922 i Cape Town, Sydafrika). Medstifter af International Socialist/Socialist Workers Party.

Chanie Rosenberg.
Chanie Rosenberg. Kilde: socialistworker.co.uk.

Livslang partner til Tony Cliff (se personlisten Tony Cliff 1917-2000).
Og storesøster til den marxistiske økonom Michael Kidron (se Tidslinjen 25. marts 2003).

Talte for britiske Anti Nazi League (ANL) på Blågårds  Plads i København på demonstrationen 20. marts efter bombedrabet 16. marts 1992 i Søllerødgade.

Se:

Chanie Rosenberg 1922-2021. By Lindsey German (Counterfire, June 8, 2021). “The death of Chanie Rosenberg at the age of 99 marks not just the passing of a fine revolutionary socialist but also the end of that generation who built Trotskyist organisations in the very hard days of the 1930s and 40s against tremendous odds.”

Remembering Chanie Rosenberg (Socialist Worker, Issue 2758, 8 June 2921). “Here we publish our readers’ memories of Chanie Rosenberg.”

Chanie Rosenberg 1922-2021. By Donny Gluckstein (Socialist Worker, Issue 2758, 8 June 2021). “Chanie Rosenberg, who has died aged 99, spent her life fighting the injustices that are still at the centre of world politics today.”

9. august 2021

FN’s klimapanel, IPCC, udgiver første del af sin 6. klimarapport: which concludes that the effects of human-caused climate change are now “widespread, rapid, and intensifying”.
Rapporten i dag er kun en del af den samlede sjette hovedrapport. I 2022 år kommer yderligere to dele af hovedrapporten.

Links:

Sixth Assessment Report (IPPC, August 9, 2021). “The Working Group I contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report is now out.” See also IPCC WGI Interactive Atlas.

R6 Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis (IPPC). “The Working Group I contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report addresses the most up-to-date physical understanding of the climate system and climate change, bringing together the latest advances in climate science, and combining multiple lines of evidence from paleoclimate, observations, process understanding, and global and regional climate simulations.”

Klimakrisen er et klassespørgsmål (Solidaritet.dk, 18. september 2021). “Der er brug for klassepolitik, hvis verdens økonomier skal omdannes, og hvis vi skal nå at redde menneskeheden fra klima-apokalypsen. Der er ingen anden udvej, skriver tidligere Labour-leder Jeremy Corbyn.” In English: Climate crisis is a class issue (Jacobin, August 24, 2021).

FN’s klimarapport: 5 grafer afslører, hvor langt vi er på vejen mod at bremse klimaforandringerne. Af Jenessa Duncombe (Videnskab.dk, 12. september 2021).
“Den nye rapport beskriver to scenarier, som holder opvarmningen på mindre end to grader – og adskillige, som går helt grassat.”

På kanten af afgrunden: her er scenariet, FN’s klimapanel ikke har taget med. Af Daniel Tanuro (Solidaritet.dk, 24. august 2021). “Fremskrivningerne i IPCC-rapporten antager, at vi får gennemført Parisaftalens mål. Men den barske virkelighed er, at vi lige nu befinder os på kanten af afgrunden – og at det sagtens kan ende meget værre end rapporten antyder, skriver den belgiske klima-aktivist.”

FN’s klimarapport giver 5 bud på fremtidens klima: Derfor skal du ikke stirre dig blind på ét scenarie. Af Frederik Guy Hoff Sonne (Videnskab.dk, 17. august 2021). “Kloden kan blive alt mellem 1,5 og 7,5 grader varmere i år 2100 ifølge rapporten.”

Nyt atlas fra IPCC bryder klimaet ned i byggeklodser: Klimaforandringer berører hver en krog af kloden. Af Niklas Asp Nielsen (Videnskab.dk, 11. august 2021). “Forskerne har fået en bedre forståelse for klimaforandringerne på regionalt niveau, og du kan fordybe dig i et nyt, interaktivt klimaatlas.”

Ny IPCC-rapport: Verdens klimaforskere kommer med skarp advarsel om truslen fra den globale opvarmning. Af Fiona Harvey (Solidaritet.dk, 10. august 2021). “IPCC’s nye rapport kommer til at være den mest grundige vurdering hidtil. Imens forbereder verdens regeringer sig på afgørende FN-forhandlinger til november.”

»Farlige klimaforandringer er her allerede«: Udenlandske klimaforskere reagerer på ny IPCC-rapport. Af Frederik Guy Hoff Sonne (Videnskab.dk, 9. august 2021). “Vi skal handle nu, lyder opråbet fra klimaforskere verden over.”

FN’s Klimapanel slår fast: Helt entydigt, at klimaforandringerne er menneskeskabte. Af Niklas Asp Nielsen (Videnskab.dk, 9. august 2021). “Men vi kan stadig nå at afbøde klimakrisen. Det kræver dog, at vi øjeblikkeligt får bremset udledninger af drivhusgasser i atmosfæren, lyder det fra forskere.”

Ny rapport fra FN’s klimapanel: Havet og temperaturen stiger med hidtil uset hastighed (DMI, 9. august 2021). “FN’s klimapanel har udgivet en omfattende statusrapport på klimaets tilstand i fortiden og i fremtiden. Hovedbudskabet i rapporten er, at den globale temperatur og det globale havniveau stiger med hidtil uset hastighed. Rapporten vil stå som en videnskabelig hjørnesten mange år frem.”

Advance release! The leaked IPCC Reports: Notes from the Editors (Monthly Review, Vol.73, No.4, September 2021). “What was most significant about the published Part I of the report was that it revealed that even in the most optimistic projection of the Shared Socioeconomic Pathways … the consequences for global humanity would nonetheless be catastrophic by the measure of all historical precedents.”

Climate change: the fault of humanity? (Michael Roberts Blog, August 12, 2021). “The culprit is not ‘humanity’ but industrial capitalism and its addiction to fossil fuels.”

Code red for humanity. By Eddie Ford (Weekly Worker, Issue 1360, 12 August 2021). “The IPCC report is out and what it says is grim: major climate change is ‘inevitable’ and ‘irreversible’. Objective circumstances cry out for the left to agitate, educate and organise around a far-reaching minimum programme to prepare the working class to take power on a global scale.”

Capitalism is what’s burning the planet, not average people. By Chris Saltmarsh (Jacobin, August 11, 2021). “Not all humans are equally culpable in the climate chaos outlined in Monday’s IPCC report. Identifying the rich and powerful as the principal culprits is key to stopping further destruction.”

Se også på Socialistisk Bibliotek:

 


2. september 2021

Meddelelsen af Theodorakis’ død på forsiden f kommunistpartiet KKE s avis Rizospastis (Greek: Ριζοσπάστης, “The Radical”).

Den græske komponist, forfatter og politiker Mikis Theodorakis dør. Født 29. juli 1925 i Chios, på øen af samme navn i Det Ægæiske Hav.
Parlamentsmedlem 1981-1990 for kommunistpartiet KKE. Og kulturminister i konservativ ledet regering 1990-1992. **
Hans internationalt mest kendte  musik er til filmen ‘Zorba, grækeren’ , 1964 (se Wikipedia-artikel om filmen) med temaet i slutscenen (YouTube, 2:51 min).
Skrev også musik til en lang række film, bl.a. den Costa-Gavras politiske film ‘Z’ (1969), om mordet på venstrefløjspolitikeren Lambrakis, se herom på Tidslinjen 21. april 1963.
Hans politisk/musikalske hovedværk menes at være Mauthausen Trilogy, sangen om Mauthausen (en KZ-lejr i Østrig, se dansk artikel på Wikipedia + in English).

Leksikalt:

Obituaries:

Mikis Theodorakis (1925–2021): the life and work of a great international composer and militant democrat. By Communist Tendency, Greece (In Defence of Marxism, 10 September 2021). “His musical compositions combined an incredible artistic prowess with a remarkable expression of the Greek working class’ mood, aspirations and struggles against poverty and oppression.”
**  “… anticipating the end of his life, in October 2020, Mikis wrote a letter to the General Secretary of the KKE, stating: ‘Now, at the end of my life, … I view my most critical and mature years under the banner of the KKE. That is why I want to leave this world as a communist’.”

Mikis Theodorakis: A life of music and resistance. By Muhammad Shabeer (MR Online, September 7, 2021). “Greece will mark three days of mourning to honor the life and career of Mikis Theodorakis. Progressive sections in Greece and abroad, including the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) and the Progressive Party of Working People (AKEL), condoled his death.”

Mikis Theodorakis obituary. By Gail Holst-Warhaft (The Guardian, 2 September 2021). “Classical composer famed for his film scores to Zorba the Greek and Serpico, and for his firebrand politics.”

Litteratur:

Der er oversat digte, dagbog, erindringer af Theodorkis til dansk. Se Bibliotek.dk

 

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