International Communist League
Home Spartacist, theoretical and documentary repository of the ICL, incorporating Women & Revolution Workers Vanguard, biweekly organ of the Spartacist League/U.S. Periodicals and directory of the sections of the ICL ICL Declaration of Principles in multiple languages Other literature of the ICL ICL events



Documents in Other Languages




Arabic Bahasa Indonesia Deutsch Español Greek Français
Italiano Japanese Korean Polski Português Russian Tagalog Turkish Chinese

Spartacist (édition française) 43

La lutte pour le léninisme sur la question nationale


Spartacist (English edition) No. 65

The Fight For Leninism on the National Question

 

Workers Vanguard No. 1118

22 September 2017
The closing date for news in this issue is 19 September.

Workers Vanguard

Trump Kills DACA, Democrats Push Border Security

No Deportations!

Full Citizenship Rights for All Immigrants!

The lives of some 800,000 younger immigrants, their families and communities were thrown into chaos earlier this month when the Trump administration pulled the plug on the Obama-initiated Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The repeal of DACA, which granted a temporary reprieve to a small layer of undocumented immigrants brought into this country as children, puts “Dreamers” at the mercy of immigration authorities and threatens their livelihoods and those of the extended families they financially support. Wasting no time, the Department of Homeland Security issued a memo encouraging DACA recipients to pack their bags and leave by next March, when DACA permits begin to expire. Already, there are reports of detentions at the border and racist attacks on DACA students in colleges.

By launching this latest anti-immigrant attack, which has sparked protests nationwide, Trump was playing to his nativist base. Coming on top of the recent presidential pardon of arch-racist Sheriff Joe Arpaio and the decision by the Supreme Court to temporarily allow partial enforcement of the anti-Muslim travel ban, the demise of DACA has the forces of reaction riding high. In their crosshairs are not only immigrants and Muslims but black people and the working class as a whole. The same racist invective that emboldens the border vigilantes and immigrant-bashers emboldens fascist killers like those who mobilized in Charlottesville in defense of the former slavocracy.

The move to scrap DACA predictably afforded Democratic Party politicians a cheap opportunity for some theatrical grandstanding. First and foremost among them was Barack Obama, who pronounced Trump “cruel” for rescinding the 2012 executive order that established DACA. The previous president certainly knows a thing or two about cruelty. Among his many crimes as CEO of American capitalism, Obama deported more people than any previous president in U.S. history. In fact, despite a spike in arrests, the rate of deportations under Trump to date does not match even Obama’s slowest year. (read on)

Latest Postings

· Workers Vanguard No. 1118

· Independència per Catalunya i el País Basc! Per unes repúbliques obreres!

· Spartacist (English edition) No. 65

· Spartacist (édition française) 43

· Spartakist Nr. 217

· 정신나간 미국 제국주의가 핵전쟁을 위협한다: 북한에서 손을 떼라!

· Socialist Alternative: “Little Australia” Anti-Communists
  Imperialists Hands Off North Korea!

· Crazed U.S. Imperialists Threaten Nuclear War:
  Hands Off North Korea!

· Australasian Spartacist No. 231

· Unione Europea: nemica di operai e immigrati
  Fuori l’Italia dall’Unione Europea!
  Per gli Stati uniti socialisti d’Europa!

· Ο Μπολσεβίκος Τεύχος 2, Απρίλιος 2017

· Stop Deportation of Claudia Rueda!

· Loi spéciale de Couillard : dictature des capitalistes

· No vote to Labour!

· On Manchester bombing

· Victoire aux ouvriers et ouvrières de la construction!

· Kahrolsun Türk politikacılarına konulan konuşma yasakları!
  Türkiye: Troçkistler “Referandumda Hayır de!” dedi

· Workers Hammer No. 238

· Spartacist Canada No. 191

· ¡Por lucha de clases contra la prisión española de los pueblos!

· Ireland: Victory to the bus workers strike!

· Spartacist South Africa No. 14

· Le Bolchévik nº 219

· Spartacist South Africa Supplement
  Revisionist Minority Splits from SSA
  The Fight for a South African Section of the ICL

· ¡Abajo el gasolinazo! ¡Libertad inmediata a todos los detenidos!
  ¡Romper con el PRD y el Morena burgueses!
  ¡Por un partido obrero revolucionario!

· Brexit: Ήττα των Τραπεζιτών και των Αφεντικών της Ευρώπης!

· Το Αποτυχημένο Πραξικόπημα της Τουρκίας:
  Και οι Δύο Πλευρές Άσχημα Νέα για τους Εργάτες

· Espartaco No. 46

· Os operários não têm lado no impeachment do Brasil

· Precz z wyrokami sądowymi przeciw komunistom!

· Spartaco n. 79

· 『スパルタシスト』38号

· Крым является русским
  Бюллетень Спартаковцев, Приложение N°22

· İlkeler Ve Bazı Program Öğeleri Bildirisi

· !دافعوا عن ليبيا ضد الهجوم الأمبريالى

· مصر: انتفاضة جماهيرية تتحدى الدكتاتورية

· Militant Strike Wave in China (Chinese)

· Deklarasyon ng mga Prinsipyo
  at Ilang Elemento ng Programa

Latest Archival Postings

· Back Bound Volumes of Spartacist (English edition),
  Workers Vanguard and publications of the
  Prometheus Research Library now available in PDF and other formats
  on archive.org

· Spartacist South Africa No. 13

· Spartacist South Africa No. 11, Winter 2014

· Spartacist South Africa No. 10, Spring 2013

· 중국 기형화된 노동자 국가에 대하여 무조건적인 군사적 방어를! (2008)

· 우리는 러시아 혁명의 당이다 (2008)

· 『スパルタシスト』33号—35号

· Διακήρυξη Αρχών και Μερικά Στοιχεία Προγράμματος
  Διεθνής Κομμουνιστική 'Ενωση (Τεταρτοδιεθνιστική) (2000)

· Η ίδρυση της Τροτσκιστικής Ομάδας της Ελλάδας
  Για ένα Λενινιστικό κόμμα στην Ελλάδα!
  Για μία Σοσιαλιστική Ομοσπονδία των Βαλκανίων! (2004)




About the ICL




V.I. LeninLeon TrotskyThe International Communist League (Fourth Internationalist) is a proletarian, revolutionary and internationalist tendency committed to the task of building Leninist parties as national sections of a democratic-centralist international. Our aim is the achievement of new October Revolutions—nothing else, nothing other, nothing less. The ICL bases itself on Marxist historical, dialectical materialism and seeks in particular to carry forward the international working-class perspectives of Marxism developed in the theory and practice of the Bolshevik leaders V. I. Lenin and L. D. Trotsky and embodied in the decisions of the first four Congresses of the Communist International as well as key documents of the Fourth International such as the Transitional Program (1938) and "War and the Fourth International" (1934). We also look to James P. Cannon, a leader of the early American Communist Party who was won to Trotskyism and went on to become a principal founder of the Socialist Workers Party (SWP), working in close collaboration with Leon Trotsky. The origins of the ICL are in the Spartacist League/U.S., which began as the Revolutionary Tendency in the SWP and was bureaucratically expelled in 1963. Our ICL "Declaration of Principles and Some Elements of Program" was modeled on the Declaration of Principles adopted at the 1966 founding conference of the SL/U.S.

Adopted at the Third International Conference of the ICL in early 1998, the declaration presently exists in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese, German, Russian, Polish, Italian, Turkish, Indonesian, Greek, Korean and Tagalog. In this post-Soviet period, marked by a deep regression of proletarian consciousness, we continue to be guided by Trotsky's statement that "the task of the vanguard is above all not to let itself be carried along by the backward flow; it must swim against the current." Reforge the Fourth International, world party of socialist revolution!