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UMITSUBAME No.1301/May.14
"UMITSUBAME" that means storm petrel in Japanese, is the MCG newspaper published
every two weeks..

@In front of the National Diet (Nov.1959)

lenin's "own words"
For raising trotskyism!

No.1301/May.14, 2017
Abe's purpose is holding the power.
-- Revision of the Constitution for revision of the Constitution by Abe.

@Abe has begun to appeal for a constitution revision suddenly with letting the past carefulness posture change completely. His purpose is obviously holding and extension of power. That is, he intends to let the government which is approximately four and a half years now extend approximately the double and to stay in the seat of power until 2021. Therefore, the constitution revision plan that the Abe Administration took was subordinate to the ambition to perform a mere constitution revision, and it is incoherent and is not at all different from the constitution draft which the LDP raised until now but is full of contradiction logically and practically. Such ambition of Abe is not more likely to easily work because it is not detected easily even for the nationalist group and the reaction group.

[Editorial]: Great chorus of education free. -- A captation policy of Shinjiro Koizumi.
The fall of two existing major political parties. -- There is no future with respect to the right and left populist, too.

No.1300/April.30, 2017
Counterattack the "dangerous" leading of Abe and others!
-- Is North Korea is a really dangerous nation?

@Trump, as the president of the U.S.A. in league with Japan insists that he no longer permits the nuclear test and missile launch by North Korea against leaping up and "provocation" of North Korea, and puts pressure on "taking a punitive attitude" by dispatchhing nuclear-powered aircraft carrier and submariens near the North Korea. On the other hand, Kim Jong-un also counteracts by carrying out a large-scale military training and insisting the possibility of launching missile attacks against the U.S.A. and Japan to give them severely wounding and annihilate both countries. Now, China and Russia are also concerned, and diplomacy of "the power"(called by the imprudent names such as "the power game" between bourgeois large countries and rogue nations) and movement rage for hegemony and the finesse by the world "Great Powers". Where do such militaristic maneuvers and dangerous playing with fire, "brinkmanship" and "chicken game" integrally arrive at? Whether they lead us to the conventional World War again or may the human find a way of different "solution" wisely? In times of a global crisis again and again, where and what kind of fate will such 'dangerous' power game lead people in the world in future? And how should workers and working people respond and fight in front of such a reality?

[Editorial]: Isn't it conradictionary?
-- The Japan Communist Party criticizes the Imperial Rescript on Education and glorifies the Emperor system of Japan
The imperialistic nations differ in their interests -- Trunp and Abe who are opposed in "the economy"
"The solution" of the abdication issue of the Emperor -- Crush maneuvers of Abe, eliminate the Emperor system of Japan

No.1299/April.16, 2017
From the time of "endurance" to "launching on."
-- We make a fresh start as "the Workers Party aiming for liberation of labor."
-- Let's realize the representatives from the Workers Party in five years!

@Everybody of the readers and workers of the whole country! We dissolved the circle-like organization "the Marxist Comrade Group" under which we had been fighting for 14 years, and decided to unite in "the Workers Party aiming for liberation of labor" organized newly and to advance for a stage of new fight. We resolved above things with an overwhelming majority in our meeting. In other words, "the Workers Party aiming for liberation of labor" is the name of new party and is the aim. We clarify the implication of this party's name in the part of the preamble of our party's program which we adopted in our meeting. We avoided the name that had been used "traditionally", such as a party of "socialism", and adopted the word "liberation of labor" which is fresh and appropriate for the aim of our party as the name of new party. It has been raised as a part of slogans of the title left side of our organ paper "Petrel" highly and for a long time until now.

[Editorial]: It is a power crime of Abe and the whole nationalist group. -- We must not permit the great evil around Moritomo.
The new program, the history and the characteristic of the party -- there is nothing ashamed at all.
About "the liberation of labor" -- From the preamble of our program

Marx's Labor Theory of Value :
A Defense
Hayashi Hiroyoshi
Translated by Roy West

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Japanese Marxist Hayashi Hiroyoshi introduces the fundamental concepts of Marx's economic theory, particularly the "labor theory of value" presented at the beginning of Capital.

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Karl Marx's ideas have been declared "dead" on more than one occasion, only to emerge with new relevance a few years later. But the "collapse of communism" seemed to be the final nail in his coffin. The end of history had been reached, we were told, and poor old Karl was wrong. - Or was he?

In Marx's Labor Theory of Value: A Defense, Hayashi Hiroyoshi argues that Marx will continue to be relevant as long as capitalism continues to exist. This is simply because no one grasped the nature of capitalism on a more profound level than Marx did. Hayashi presents the most fundamental aspects of Marxist economic thought, centering on the discussion of the commodity at the beginning of Capital. Also included are detailed examinations of Adam Smith's theory of value and the concepts of ground - rent, credit, and productive labor. Hayashi shows that Marx's labor theory of value is the key not only to understanding capitalism but also for grasping the essential characteristics of socialism. And socialism - as the real solution to the contradictions of capitalism - turns out to have little in common with the recently deceased "communist" states.

Now that history has resumed - after its brief "hiatus" - it's time to return to Marx!

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At our party congress that was held on November 2 and 3, 2002, we dissolved the SWP and made the decision to create a new organization in order to move forward new struggles. At the congress, reviewing the past ten years of our activities, we recognized our inability to carry out activities as a party, and that despite our hopes and desires, the subjective-as well as objective-conditions necessary to fight as a party in the near future are lacking. We therefore decided to move forward as a revolutionary Marxist circle (Marxist Comrades Group). This is painful "one step forward, two steps back." But, frankly summing up the present situation, we came to the conclusion that a more fundamental struggle is necessary. We thank everyone who has supported our struggles over the past 18 years, and encourage you to join together with us in our future struggles.

[The Marxist Comrades Group will not have a program, but the program of the SWP will be preserved as a "deference source".]