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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. 1125

12 January 2018
The closing date for news in this issue is 9 January.

Workers Vanguard

U.S./Saudi Axis of Evil

Imperialist-Backed Slaughter in Yemen

For nearly three years, the rulers of Saudi Arabia, aided by the U.S. and Britain, have carried out a relentless war of annihilation in Yemen. Aerial assaults have laid much of what was already the poorest Arab country to waste. Targeting vital infrastructure, airstrikes have destroyed roads, electric grids, seaports, airports, bridges, water supply facilities, schools and hospitals. Along with the bombing campaign, a naval blockade enforced with the support of U.S. warships was imposed, virtually sealing off aid to Yemen, which relies heavily on imports for food, fuel and other necessities.

By conservative estimates, the Saudi-led campaign, which also involves the United Arab Emirates and other states in the region, has killed more than 13,000 people. Tens of thousands have been wounded and over three million displaced. Today, eight million people—nearly one third of the population—teeter on the brink of famine. According to UNICEF, a child dies in Yemen every ten minutes due to malnutrition and disease. With the collapse of health care and basic sanitation, including clean water, one of the largest and fastest-spreading cholera outbreaks in world history has raged uncontrollably. One million people have contracted the disease; more than 2,000 have perished. Saudi Arabia has deliberately targeted the country’s tiny agricultural sector, aiming to destroy food production and distribution by bombing farms, food storage facilities, marketplaces and food trucks. More than 250 fishing boats have been damaged or destroyed, and over 150 fishermen have been killed by helicopters and warships in the Red Sea.

Saudi Arabia and its allies began the bombing campaign in March 2015 after the Houthi movement, which is based on Yemen’s Zaidi Shia Muslim minority, overran the Yemeni capital, Sana’a, and took control of a sizable swath of the country. The Saudi monarchy and its apologists claim that the war was launched in response to Iran, which they accuse, with no evidence, of funding and arming the Houthis. For the Saudi rulers—self-appointed guardians of Sunni Islam—the Persian-dominated Shia theocracy in Iran is a historical and ethnic foe. (read on)

Latest Postings

· Workers Vanguard No. 1125

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· Spartakist Nr. 218

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· Spartacist (edición en español) No. 40

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

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

· Spartacist (English edition) No. 65

· Spartacist (édition française) 43

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

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

· Spartacist Canada No. 191

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

· Spartacist South Africa No. 14

· 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

· !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!