my spot to politically vent a little—ok, a lot—as well as
section to post letters from other socialist individuals & organizations.
The opinions I express here do not represent the views of other people
associated with Parallel Perspectives.
Dear Comrades #1 [April 2008] California budget woes; Red Army in Afghanistan;
Humans unwilling to modify their behavior.
Dear Comrades #2 [May 2008] Treacherous Arab Oligarchy; Capitalists & the
Dear Comrades #3 [August – December 2008] Stimulus package; Animal Rights
Terrorists; Castro praises Russian Orthodox Church.
Dear Comrades #4 [March - April 2009] More
bailout (for the Capitalists); The Disarming Myth of the Liberal Bourgeoisie.
Dear Comrades #5 [July - August 2009]
California draconian budget cuts—and more on the way; Anti-religious views;
Michelle Obama vs. Laura Bush.
Dear Comrades #6 [November – December
2009] Karma or Complicity? Mission to Mars: Fasten your seat belts?
Dear Comrades #7 [March – April 2010]
Reactionaries in The Occult; School children join demonstrations over education
cuts; Tech industry warns that Obama administration
seeks to kill free websites.
Dear Comrades #8 [May – August 2010] Civil
War in America? Whose NWO (New World Order)?
Dear Comrades #9 [September – December
2010] More paranoia from Jesse Ventura; We've met the right-wing target—and
it's us; Homosexuals in the military…Hell, no, don't go!; US leaders
destroying the dollar; FBI intimidation. Riots in Europe.
Dear Comrades #10 [February – March 2011]
People revolt in Middle East
Dear Comrades #11 [June – July 2001] More
on the budding Global Social Revolution; Marxism a religion? On sectarianism
& Charlie Sheen.
Dear Comrades #12 [April – May 2011] Bin Laden Down
& out; The Royal Commercial; "Turn the guns around: The main enemy is
at home"; Mini-series: The Kennedy's.
Dear Comrades #13 [October-November 2011] Occupy
Movement & failure of an early organized Socialist response.
Dear Comrades #14 [January-March 2011] Paranoid?;
Defend Assange & Wikileaks; The Global Social Revolution: The Military
& Police, Global Propaganda Office, Anarchists & Sexy Communists.
The many ironies of capitalism
Occupy & socialism
The 1 & 99%: Flawed statisics?
11. May 2012
I felt a
mixture of chagrin & humour when I looked at our Global
Social Revolution index.
advert was prominently displayed at the top of the page, boldly condemning Iran
urging defense of Israel. It was obviously sponsored by the USA Zionist Lobby.
me of another such ironic turn. There's a prominent Astronomy site that is
dedicated, in part, to debunking Astrology (a noble cause to be sure). This is
a straight-forwad scientific site, but even it had a number of Google ads
featuring where to buy a horoscope and/or "Psychic Services." Jumpin' Januarius!
younger days this sort of capitalist symbiotic/parasitical rlationship would
have been just plain WRONG, "selling out.) "But I was so much older
then, I'm younger than that now."( Bob Dylan.)
didn't carry any ads for the first 5 years of the site while it was adjunct to
an online Initiatian/Mystery School. Later we started to have ads displaying
books & records that were specifically related to The Gnostic Pagan School.
When we closed the School we continued adding select "sponsored"
announcements. Then I got into the swing of things & started posting ads
from Amazon & later Google. It was more a mental excercise on my part than
actually expecting renumeration (which is a good thing since my descent into
commercialism hasn't been particularly successful.) The Amazon adds spiced up a
very simplistically designed site. Anyway,
I think most people understand how Google works—so, please, don't accuse me of
being a Zionist!
the world of politics been so awash in contradiction & instability. At
least during the Cold War there was a certain stability in Soviet-American
polarization. Now there are so many conflicting "isms" that real disaster
could flare just about anywhere, any time. The uprisings in the (primarily)
Arab world have at least indicated the collective will to bring down oppressive
governments. The biggest surprise in the US has been the Occupy
Movement—but it is beginning to express the contradiction of being
anti-capitalist in a capitalist society.
now there is an internal dialogue brewing of who's in & who's out. From the
very (spontaneous?) inception of the Movement was how to deal with the violent "Anarchis"
fringe. On one hand, in the big cities, you can almost guarantee a large
contingent of the naughty pranksters showing up, making a big mess and in the
process of their acting out, they manage to alienate just about everyone. I
thought it telling that at one demo, a (peaceful) Anarchist woman passed out a
flyer listing "50 Things We don't want in Our Movement." Among other
things she listed "illegal drugs." An Anarchist Prohibitionist?
They're ideologically all over the place.
there's the thorny problem of Marxists (the sneaky little devils.) They pose a
real quandary for any anti-capitalist political movement in its infancy. From a
transactional analytical point of view,
Marxists almost immediately assume/presume the parental role (at best) or
own direct experience, I have seen some
pretty fancy socialist shenanigans during my political exploratory stage.
During the 80's, I remember being present at new group's supposedly
"open" steering committee elections. The plan of the socialist group
in question was to get control of the committee by getting a majority of their
own members elected by hook & by crook. None of the "candidates"
mentioned their affiliation with Group X. Then when it appeared that this
wasn't working as planned, they had shills planted in the audience who started
raising issues like, "Oh, there should be at least two Lesbian on the
committere...or as disabled person (really, they all but presented a doctor's
letter for their own candidate!)...or maybe 3 Union members, one Wiccan, one
Jew, at least 1 transgender, etc. It was nauseating...but you know what? It worked!
One thing I felt summed the whole thing up was when somone attempted to have
all the candidates reveal their political affiliation—and was effectively
shouted down. Disgusted I heard him say to one of the bogus candidates,
"This whole thing is a set-up & you know it." The
"socialist" replied, "We had to do it because of people like
you." The socialist organization is still very much alive (or maybe just
sleep walking), but the organization they commandeered soon sputtered out, its
initial purpose & ideals crushed by continual dissention.
Occupy must address the membership issue—and I don't envy them. In the case of
violent (Right) Anarchists, does Occupy embrace members who practice
violence-for violence sake—and with who more often then not are anti-Red as
well? Cleary there is a core group in Occupy are aware of the socialist
meddling factor...but how can they justify keeping socialist orgs out? If
Occupy is going to actually achieve anything over the long haul, it is going to
need to openly advocate revolutionary socialist objectives. Can this be
achieved without the active participation of socialist organizations? Will it
cause Occupy to implode like so many other radical movements in the past?
has reached a critical moment of decision & clarification.
there's that slogan: We are the 99%
good—sounds very good. All of us against them, against the Oligarchs.
life as simple to define as the slogan implies?
it's true that the Oligarchs are the 1%, it's not true that everyone fits in or
identifies with the remaining 99%. The Occupy slogan suggests a simple 2-tierd
society: the have's & the have-nots. The slogan is raised in order to
involve the maximum people to join the Occupy movement in its efforts to take
over key sectors of enterprise. Just what demonstrators should do at that point
is unclear. How to deal with the police is unclear as well—after all, the part
of the 99% too (or are they?)
[To be continued]
the recipe for Red Rum:
4Bacardi light (chilled)
4Royal Crown Cherry Cola (chilled)
4Marichino cherries 2-3
4Splash of cherry juice
Mix 1 part
Rum with 2 prts. RC Cherry Cola
of cherry juice
Words and music by Richard Farina
And it's hi ho hey, I
am a bold marauder
And it's hi ho hey, I am the white destroyer
For I will show you silver and gold, and I will bring you treasure
I will wave a widowing flag, and I will be your lover
And I will show you grotto and cave and sacrificial altar
And I will show you blood on the stone and I will be your mentor
And night will be our darling and fear will be our name
And it's hi ho hey, I am the bold marauder
And it's hi ho hey, I am the white destroyer
For I will take you out by the hand and lead you to the hunter
And I will show you thunder and steel and I will be your teacher
And we will dress in helmet and sword and dip our tongues in slaughter
And we will sing a warrior's song and lift the praise of murder
And Christ will be our darling and fear will be our name
And it's hi ho hey, I am the bold marauder
And it's hi ho hey, I am the white destroyer
For I will sour the winds on high and I will soil the river
And I will burn the grain in the field and I will be your mother
And I will go to ravage and kill and I will go to plunder
And I will take a fury to wife and I will be your mother
And death will be our darling and fear will be our name
© M. Witmark & Sons (ASCAP)
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Sri Lankan Left in Flux as JVP Splits - Prospects for a New Party
23 May 2012
Indian YMCA, 41 Fitzroy Square, London W1
Speakers: Peter Main (Fifth International journal)
The split in the chauvinist JVP opens new horizons for the Sri Lankan
working class movement. With Maoist slogans and a large working class
base, the JVP nevertheless promoted vicious anti-Tamil nationalism and
backed Mahinda Rajapaksa's genocidal war against the Tamils.
Now the JVP has split as a large layer of workers, students and youth
have formed the Frontline Socialist Party.Tthey blame the JVP
leadership for backing the reactionary Rajapaksa government, and
are rethinking the JVP's opposition to Tamil national liberation. The
Frontline Socialist Party is facing repression as its
leaders Kumar Gunarathnam and Dimuthu Attygalle were abducted
by regime thugs just three days before the new party was formed on 9
Peter Main has just returned from a visit to the Socialist Party of Sri
Lanka, section of the League for the Fifth International, and
will report on their discussions with the FSP leaders and prospects for
a new force on the Sri Lankan left.
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Next week in Chicago delegates from the 28 NATO
countries will gather to make plans for the 63-year-old military
alliance. Peace and justice activists from around the country and the
globe will be there too.
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is
the main imperialist military force in the world today, being the
vehicle for war and occupation in Afghanistan and Libya. Though it is
an “alliance” it is an unequal one. The U.S. government has long used
NATO as a tool of its military goals, originally to challenge the
Soviet Union and the socialist countries and now to expand its
geopolitical power and influence.
Despite being a Cold War relic and claiming to be
a defensive alliance for Europe, NATO today continues its expansion
in Eastern Europe, threatening Russia as well as pushing into Africa,
Asia and elsewhere.
NATO is not a protector of peace, but an
aggressive force that reinforces militarism, wars and military
spending at a time when the U.S. and the world needs peace, real
diplomacy and domestic spending for human needs more than ever.
That is why the Communist Party is joining with
other organizations and thousands of individuals to protest the NATO
Summit and participate in the Counter-Summit fr Peace & Economic
Justice the same weekend.
The Counter-Summit will pose an alternative to the
continued war and militarism promised by NATO.
It is long past time for NATO to end and for the
U.S. to change its foreign policy to one of peace, diplomacy and international
friendship. No to NATO!
Below is a list of some of the activities next
week that we will be participating in. We hope to see you in Chicago.
Counter-Summit for Peace & Economic Justice
Church, 941 W Lawrence, Chicago, Illinois
The NATO Counter-Summit is sponsored by the Network for a NATO-Free Future,
a coalition of thirty U.S., Canadian and European peace,
economic and social justice organizations.
There will be 28 workshops and panels at the
Counter-Summit as well as an impressive list of prominent speakers. We encourage
everyone to attend. Register today!
One great reason to attend is a very special
workshop we are participating in:
New Economy is Possible: Jobs & Economic Justice vs. Militarism
by People Before Profits Education Fund
May 18, 1:00–2:45pm
The current economic and jobs crisis and the structural
inequality in the economy highlight more than ever the costs of
militarism and war. In the NATO countries unions, community
organizations, student groups and new social movements are responding
in dynamic ways to the needs and demands of working people. From
Occupy Wall Street, to the Republic Windows Take-over here in
Chicago, to the anti-austerity struggles in Europe, the people are
pushing back against the 1% and their policies that balance budgets
on the backs of the 99% and prioritize military spending over human
Libero Della Piana
Vijay Prashad, author “Arab Spring, Libyan Winter”
Terrie Albano, People's World
Pierre Villard, Mouvement de la Paix (France)
Bamshad Mobasher, A New New Deal Project
Protests Against War, Militarism and Austerity
National Nurses United:
March to Tax Wall Street & Heal the America
May 18, NOON, Daley Plaza or Petrillo Bandshell (see note below)
The Nurses United union and dozens of labor and
justice organizations are gathering for a massive march to call on
taxing Wall Street and building an economy for the 99%. The March to
Heal America will demand a "Robin Hood Tax" to provide for
essential services such as healthcare. NOTE: The city of
Chicago unjustly cancelled this march's permit this week. They are
negotiating for a possible new location. Watch their website for
NATO/G8 War & Poverty Agenda
May 20, NOON, Petrillo Bandshell
A mass protest rally and march organized by the
Coalition Against NATO/G8 War & Poverty Agenda. Featuring musical
performance by Tom Morello and many speakers. Join the Communist
Party contingent. Look for us on the south side of the Petrill
Bandshell grounds ( map).
Against the War: Unity March for Justice & Reconciliation
May 20, 3:00PM, Michigan Ave. & E. Cermak Rd. (following
Supported by thousands, Afghanistan and Iraq
veterans will march to NATO Summit to ceremoniously return their
military service medals in solidarity with the people of Afghanistan.
IVAW especially calls on military veterans from all conflicts to
support and assist.
Live Video Broadcast
NATO Summit & Counter-Summit: Two Visions for the
The CPUSA live video broadcast this month will be
dedicated to the NATO Summit, Counter-Summit and the protests in
Libero Della Piana, National Vice-Chair of the Communist
Party USA will make a brief presentation about the history and role
of NATO, the anti-NATO protests planned for Chicago and an
alternative vision to NATO war and militarism. Questions can be
submitted live during the event.
Summit & Counter-Summit: Two Visions for the Planet
To watch, simply visit cpusa.org/live
at that date and time
Further reading on NATO and the Chicago protests
Chicago will be the
site of Occupy's Spring by Teresa Albano
Libyan Winter” has timely lessons for NATO Summit by
Libya: NATO sets dangerous precedent by
“strategic partnership” is bad news by PW Editorial
Behind the scenes:
The secret NATO report on Afghanistan by Thomas Riggins
JESUS G. PASTOR
spontaneously – we play jazz
Hey you nimble dreamers, occupiers,
Last May 15, a hundred thousand
indignados in Spain seized the squares across their nation, held people’s
assemblies and catalyzed a global tactical shift that birthed Occupy Wall
Street four months later. Our movement outflanked governments everywhere with a
thousand encampments in large part because no one was prepared for Occupy’s
magic combination of Spain’s transparent consensus-based acampadas with the
Tahrir-model of indefinite occupation of symbolic space. Now exactly a year
later, a big question mark hangs over our movement because it is clear that the
same tactics may never work again.
Spring re-occupations have largely
failed here in North America. The May Day General Strike was stifled by
aggressive, preemptive policing that neutralized Occupy’s signature moves. In
light of these challenges, Saturday’s May 12
rebirth of the indignados could be a tactical turning point.
Across the world, authorities are using
“lawfare” to piecemeal outlaw any tactic that we used last year. In Spain,
there is an attempt to criminalize the use of the internet to catalyze
nonviolent protests and occupations. The International Business Times reports
that this is part of a larger European move to “punish those who use social
media and instant messaging to organize and co-ordinate street protests.”
to ban wearing masks at “unlawful assemblies,” a legal designation often used
to disperse nonviolent protesters. Meanwhile Germany is taking a more direct
route: they have simply issued a decree “banning” the Blockupy
anti-bank protest in Frankfurt. As in the U.S., when outlawing free speech and
the right to assembly doesn’t work, authorities are increasingly using brutal,
The power of Occupy lies in its
ability to harness the collective intelligence of our leaderless movement to
tactically innovate. We move at viral speed – always one step ahead. “Fight,
fail, fight again, fail again, fight again… till victory.” When one tactical
constellation fails, we innovate spontaneously – we play jazz.
Across the world, indignados are
preparing for a big blast on Saturday, May 12.
Some, like Occupy
London, are planning to retake the squares and set up encampments. Others
have totally new tactics in mind. Whatever happens, let’s learn from the
indignados with an eye towards our Camp David inspired May 18 #LAUGHRIOT and
the global convergence on Chicago to confront NATO
Let’s be humble … let’s “fall in
love with hard and patient work” – and keep in mind that this is all just the
for the wild,
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This week we look at the several aspects of
long-term unemployment - contributing factors, who it effects and
how. Also, some analysis of the election results in France and Greece
as they pertain to austerity. And, some hope for job creation in
Connecticut and from the labor movement.
About Long-Term Unemployment
We know the Great Recession has been going on far
too long already, and some of its casualties are people who have been
unemployed for a year or even a few years. Ezra Klein writes about the psychological scars
of unemployment in a recent blog post, which links to a helpful article detailing who the long-term
GOP Response to Long-Term Unemployment
In short, the answer to those who want work is the
trite and offensive, "get a job." That's what Republican Gov. Paul LePage of Maine said
on Sunday. The GOP thinks that austerity is the way to go, but as the
above chart (from this episode of The Rachel Maddow Show)
illustrates, negative growth of the public sector is not helping
workers recover from the Great Recession. France and Greece have
learned this lesson, as pointed out by John Wojcik in the People's World and Paul Krugman in the New York Times.
and the People's Fightback
In a recent People's World article,
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka reminds us that Bush lost U.S. jobs
during a good economy. Obama has created jobs during the
disastrous economy he inherited - in spite of the fact that the
Republicans in Congress have blocked nearly all efforts to create
jobs. Meanwhile, in Connecticut, 2,000 marched in New Haven
for jobs. And finally, something penned by yours truly on the Labor fightback
during the Great Recession.
sure to visit the People's World online for the
best in worker's news!
resources to check out:
WeNeedJobsNotCuts.com - UnemployedWorkers.org - Unemployed Nation - JobsNotCuts.org
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When we found Max, he was chained to an iron fence
on a Romanian roadside. During the day, tourists took photos of him. And
every night, after the last of the tourists had gone, he was forced
back into a tiny cage, where he was thrown scraps of food.
Max finally has freedom. Today, despite his
blindness, he happily explores the grounds of the WSPA-funded sanctuary
in Romania - no longer caged, but free to feel the grass under his feet
and breathe fresh air.
For captive bears in Romania, life has been filled
with terrible suffering and trauma. At the Romanian bear sanctuary,
these beautiful animals can live out their lives free from the threat
of pain or abuse.
this video on the bears of Romania!
Our work is not possible without the help of people
like you! Your gift of $15 today will help save animals and stop
you can give, please know that it will make a difference for bears and
other animals across the world who have been subjected to horrific
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May: Tax the rich! Rebuild the NHS!
Date: Wednesday 30 May, 2012 - 17:00 - 18:30
Location: Care Uk, London Office, St Vincent's House, 21 Great
Winchester Street, EC2N 2JA
Pdf leaflet at
Care Uk is one of the big private profit companies already making a
killing out of the NHS and poised to make many more millions aided by
the Health and Social Care Act.
Care UK's boss John Nash paid Tory health minister Andrew Lansley
£21,000, when Lansley was in opposition, to fund Lansley's private
We believe there is no place for private profit in the National Health
Service.We want the NHS to be paid for by progressive taxation, making
the rich pay their fair share towards health care for all, free at the
point of need.
Called by Health Alarm, http://healthalarm1159.wordpress.com
Freedom 2012, the Workers' Liberty summer school, is on 29
June to 1 July, and tickets are cheaper before the end of April. See
for details and to book online.
Thursday 19 April
How red is Ken Livingstone?
Workers' Liberty London forum
19:00, Lucas Arms, 245a Grays Inn Road, London WC1X 8JR
Speakers: An AWL Tube worker; Martin Thomas
Saturday 21 April
Joint meeting of AWL union fractions, followed by individual union
11:00-17:00, Highgate Newtown Community Centre, 25 Bertram St, London
Saturday 21 to Sunday 22 April
Ideas to Change the World
On Saturday (11:00-17:00) at Highgate Newtown Community Centre, 25
Bertram St, London N19 5DQ, continuing on Sunday in south London
A weekend of class-struggle socialist discussion and debate for students
and young people, organised by Workers’ Liberty
Saturday 21 April
Keep profiteering out of the NHS! Protests at Virgin stores
Saturday 12 May
Student Worker Solidarity 2012
11:00 - 17:30, Goldsmiths College, London
An activist gathering bringing together student and other young workers,
student activists campaigning on workers’ rights and trade union
activists to discuss organising on campus and in the workplace.
Organised by the GMB Southern Region Young Members' Network and hosted
by the GMB Goldsmiths Student Workers branch with input, speakers and
stalls from other related organisations, including People & Planet.
Saturday 26 to Monday 28 May
Lutte Ouvriere fete
Presles, near Paris
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Homeland Security Documents Show Massive Nationwide Monitoring
of Occupy Movement
just obtained by the PCJF from its FOIA request show massive nationwide
monitoring, surveillance and information sharing between the Department of
Homeland Security and local authorities in response to Occupy. The PCJF,
also on behalf of author/filmmaker Michael Moore and the National Lawyers
Guild Mass Defense Committee, has made a series of FOIA demands regarding
law enforcement involvement in the Occupy Crackdown.
"These documents show not only
intense government monitoring and coordination in response to the Occupy
Movement, but reveal a glimpse into the interior of a vast, tentacled,
national intelligence and domestic spying network that the U.S. government
operates against its own people," stated Mara Verheyden-Hilliard,
Executive Director of the PCJF. "These heavily redacted documents
don't tell the full story. They are likely only a subset of responsive
materials and the PCJF continues to fight for a complete release. They
scratch the surface of a mass intelligence network including Fusion
Centers, saturated with 'anti-terrorism' funding, that mobilizes thousands
of local and federal officers and agents to investigate and monitor the
social justice movement," Verheyden-Hilliard stated.
This set of released materials reveals
intense involvement by the DHS' National Operations Center (NOC) in these
activities. The DHS describes the NOC as, "the primary national-level
hub for domestic situational awareness, common operational picture,
information fusion, information sharing, communications, and coordination
pertaining to the prevention of terrorist attacks and domestic incident
management. The NOC is the primary conduit for the White House Situation
Room and DHS Leadership for domestic situational awareness and facilitates
information sharing and operational coordination with other federal, state,
local, tribal, non-governmental operation centers and the private
A sampling of documents reveals:
"Significant Incident Report" reflected step-by-step
reporting on a ceremonial meeting on the Rainbow Bridge in Niagara
Falls, New York by a small group of OWS members from the U.S. and
Canada. According to the monitoring report, the people at the meeting
included Occupy Toronto, Occupy Niagara, Occupy Buffalo and Occupy Philadelphia.
Multiple law enforcement agencies met in advance on December 29 and
"stood ready to assist" during the January 1, 2012 meeting.
coordinated with Portland, OR regarding the eviction of the Occupy
encampment and discussed obtaining "'soundly based' evidence of
public health and safety concerns" to evict from Schrunk Plaza.
November 9, 2011 -- two days after a dramatic street protest by 1,500
seniors and Occupy Chicago against social service cuts -- the NOC
Fusion desk sent out a request from the Chicago police department
seeking information from "state Fusion Centers" and
requesting coordination and information-sharing about Occupy
encampments and arrest charges in New York, Oakland, Atlanta,
Washington, D.C. Denver, Boston, Portland OR, and Seattle. This
request was subsequently recalled by officials in DHS, who directed
that it should instead proceed through "law enforcement
channels." Boston Police Intelligence/Homeland Security reported
that they were following up in direct communication with Chicago. In
an apparent effort to facilitate the coordination but to take it off
the books of the DHS, the Duty Director of the NOC wrote that he would
reach out to "LEO LNOs (liason officer) on the floor" to
assist. As we described in a
previous report, LEO is FBI's nationally integrated law
enforcement, intelligence and military network.
NOC went into high gear requesting
urgent communications for Obama's DHS Secretary in advance of the
planned December 12th port protests nationwide by OWS. The
communications from a senior officer of the NOC ask field offices from
Houston, Portland, Oakland, Seattle, San Diego, and Los Angeles to
provide information about "what actions they will be taking to prepare"
for the protests by the "Occupy Movement."
Office for State and Local Law Enforcement, which collaborates with
"non-federal law enforcement and private associations" issued
its "Weekly Informant" for December 5th including an
update from the Police Executive Research Forum about Occupy. The PERF
is the group that organized a series of multi-city law enforcement
calls to coordinate the response to Occupy.
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