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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


Spartacist (edición en español) No. 40

La lucha por el leninismo sobre la cuestión nacional


Spartacist (deutsche Ausgabe) Nr. 31

Der Kampf für Leninismus über die nationale Frage

 

Workers Vanguard No. 1135

1 June 2018
The closing date for news in this issue is 29 May.

Workers Vanguard skips alternate issues in June, July and August. Our next issue will be dated June 29.

 

Workers Vanguard

Iowa Law: Frontal Assault on Roe v. Wade

Fight for Free Abortion on Demand!

At the same time that he was whipping up anti-black and anti-immigrant fervor on the campaign trail, Donald Trump vowed to punish women who have abortions and the doctors who perform them. Though made to partially walk back his statement, it was no empty promise. With his evangelist vice president Mike Pence as an emissary, Trump plays to the organized religious right that is a crucial chunk of the Republican Party base. Decade after decade, these anti-abortion bigots have chipped away at a woman’s fundamental right to terminate an unwanted pregnancy, with both the acquiescence and collusion of the Democrats.

The slashing of access to clinics, the imposition of boundless legal hurdles, a rise in harassment of providers and patients, and a new domestic “gag rule” aimed at Planned Parenthood are making abortion little more than a pipe dream for the vast majority of women. In Ireland, the electorate bucked the reactionary Catholic church and overwhelmingly voted to repeal the constitutional ban on abortion, opening the door to legalized abortion. Meanwhile, in the U.S., that door is closing.

In early May, Iowa Republican governor Kim Reynolds, who has vowed to “never stop fighting to protect the unborn,” signed into law the most extreme abortion restriction to date. Scheduled to take effect on July 1, the “fetal heartbeat” law would prohibit abortions once a heartbeat is detected, usually at around six weeks, i.e., before many women even suspect they are pregnant. This would force many women into a future they either didn’t anticipate or don’t desire, and compel the rest to either travel outside the state or attempt to self-induce. Though abortion rights advocates have filed a lawsuit in Iowa district court to try to block the law, the bill’s sponsors anticipated such legal challenges to its constitutionality. In fact, they viewed it as a test case to topple Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court ruling that overturned state bans on abortion nationwide. The goal of the religious zealots is as perverse as it is pernicious: to legally enshrine the myth that life begins at conception in order to ban all abortions. (read on)

Latest Postings

· Ο Μπολσεβίκος Τεύχος 4, Απρίλιος 2018

· Workers Vanguard No. 1135

· The Third Comintern Congress and the Struggle for Bolshevism
  Spartacist Supplement, May 2018

· Espartaco No. 49

· S.F. Airport Atrocity: Moro Activist Tortured, Refused Entry by Border Cops

· Spartaco supplemento at n. 81

· 이탈리아 선거들: 파퓰리즘과 우익 반동

· 웨스트 버지니아 학교 파업: 전투적 노동조합 전투가 끝나다

· Australasian Spartacist No. 234

· Spartaco n. 81

· Spartakist Nr. 220

· République ouvrière nº 2

· Puerto Rico: ¡Libertad ya a los manifestantes del Primero de Mayo!
  ¡Abajo los cargos!
  Puerto Rico: Free the May Day Protesters Now! Drop All Charges!

· Spartacist South Africa No. 15

· Workers Hammer No. 241

· Kahrolsun ABD Emperyalizmi! Suriye Bataklığı

· Ireland: Repeal the Eighth Amendment! No illusions in capitalist Dáil
  Fight for free abortion on demand!

· Victoire à la grève des cheminots !
  A bas la liquidation du statut !

· Le Bolchévik nº 223

· Manifestante puertorriqueña falsamente incriminada por el gobierno federal
  ¡Libertad para Nina Droz!

· ¡Viva Marshawn Lynch!

· Catalunya: Ofensiva neofranquista
  La lluita per l’alliberament nacional, en un atzucac

· Nein zur GroKo!

· Catalunya: Ofensiva neofranquista
  La lucha por la liberación nacional en un impasse

· Australasian Spartacist No. 233

· Spartacist (deutsche Ausgabe) Nr. 31

· Spartacist (edición en español) No. 40

· Por que rejeitamos a demanda por uma “assembleia constituinte”

· Spartacist (English edition) No. 65

· Spartacist (édition française) 43

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

· Spartacist Canada No. 191

· 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

· !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

· 스페인 내전에서의 트로츠키주의와 인민전선주의 (2009)

· 1923년 독일과 코민테른에 대한 한 트로츠키주의자의 비판 (2001)

· "신 계급"이론들의 파산 (1999)

· Дуэль великих держав в Грузии
  Бюллетень Спартаковцев, Приложение N°21

· 맑스주의 원칙들과 선거 전술들 (2009)

· 『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!