Buddhism – like Socialism – belongs to humanity! Violence in the outer world can only be ended when one dominant class stops oppressing another! Peace can only be achieved if the capitalist world (in its exploitative aspect) is vanquished and the Bourgeoisie stops resisting and oppressing Socialism! If we – as the working class – stop fighting then we abandon the field to our oppressors and encourage them to inflict an even greater injustice upon us! Genuine peace will only come when the working class siezes the mean of production! As Marx once said – peace is the state achieved when there is an absence to the process of developing Socialism! These photographs were taken at the (Japanese) Buddhist London Peace Pagoda which is situated to the North of Battersea Park!
Exploring the philosophy (and practice) of Early and Later Buddhism.
Buddhism: London Peace Pagoda! (27.5.2023)
The history of this (Japanese) Buddhist artifact can be read above. As Chinese Buddhists – we support the concept of World Peace – and sympathise with the Japanese victims of the US Atomic Bombs. However, between 1931-1945 – the Imperial Japanese Army murdered over 9 million Chinese men, women and children – with countless more victims throughout Asia (including many Westerners)! To date, although individual Japanese Buddhists and Japanese Buddhist groups have called for World Peace – the successive post-1945 governments of Japan are puppets of the United States! This an unfortunate situation which has turned Japan in to a colony of American fascism and anti-intellectualism! Whilst calling for World Peace – the governments of a defeated Japan refuse to take responsibility for its War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity committed in China (and throughout Asia)!
Russia-Laotian Friendship Association: Remembering Soviet Red Airforce ‘Internationalist’ Spirit (1960-1973) – Confronting US Aggression in Southeast Asia! (23.5.2023)
Representatives of the Russian Federation (including Soviet Red Airforce ‘Veterans’) attended the solemn ‘Opening’ of a Monument (constructed in the capital City of the Laos Buddhist-Socialist Republic) – Dedicated to the BRAVERY of the Soviet (Transport Aviation) Red Airforce Pilots – who took part in the hostilities throughout Indochina during the years of American military aggression which occurred between 1960-1973! This was a ‘PRIVATE’ occasion designed by the Laotian Government to express the Gratitude of the entire Laotian People to the Russian People (Past and Present) which took place on December 6th, 2022! This Monument will Officially be ‘Opened’ to the General Public in Vientiane City (Laos) on April 14th, 2023!
Moscow: Delegation from the Laos Buddhist-Socualist Republic Visits Russia! (23.5.2023)
Comrade Santisuk Simmaravong expressed his gratitude for the invitation and highly appreciated the attention and honour received from the Russian-Lao Friendship Association and the Russian Peace Fund! This gratitude especially recognises the important contribution of made by Mr. Alexander Lvov – a famous Russian Photographer who travelled to the important and famous places in Laos between February 4th and March 3rd 2023. During this time, he took the excellent photographs of the most beautiful Laotian places – which were then exhibited in Moscow for the Russian people to see how ‘beautiful’ Laos is! This Exhibition will surely encourage tourism to Laos – a country which welcomes ALL visitors!
US (1981): When the Vietnam War was Fought in Texas! (20.5.2023)
In 1981, the Vietnamese Boat People who had arrived at the waters of Galveston Bay – were granted the legal right to be there – and to make a living by fishing in the area. Most Vietnamese people were shocked by the level of race-hate aimed at them by the average ‘White’ (and ‘Black’) American person! Where was this ‘accepting’ and ‘forgiving’ country that the ‘White’ Christian Missionaries had described whilst teaching that Vietnamese culture and religious practices were ‘inferior’ – and that a ‘land of plenty and mutual support’ awaited them in the West! The Vietnamese who had fallen for these lies soon found to their peril that ‘White’ America had every intention of staying ‘White’ by resisting, preventing and expelling ALL non-White immigration!
Laos Buddhist-Socialist Republic: President Meets Delegation from Cuba’s National Women’s Union! (19.5.2023)
On this important occasion, the President of the Laos PDR welcomed and congratulated Mrs. Teresa Maria Amare Yebui (and the Delegation) – which highly appreciated the visit (and work) of the Delegation of the Cuban Women’s Union – as being an important contribution to enhancing and magnifying the good friendship and cooperation that already exists between the two peoples of Laos and Cuba! In the past, the leaders of the two countries have visited one another’s country – even though they are geographically far apart on different continents – showing that the bond of friendship between the two Parties, the two States and the Peoples of the two Nations is strong and getting stronger!