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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. 1152

5 April 2019
The closing date for news in this issue is 2 April.


 

Workers Vanguard

Labor Must Ground Unsafe Planes!

Boeing Crashes: Profit Drive Kills

U.S. Government Approved Flying Death Trap

The details that have emerged after two fatal crashes in less than five months of the Boeing 737 Max, an aircraft model that first rolled off the assembly line in 2017, all point to one unmistakable conclusion: capitalist production for profit kills. Locked in fierce competition with the German-French aerospace conglomerate Airbus for control of the world market, the U.S. manufacturing giant early in the decade promised airlines a narrow-body aircraft that would minimize fuel and training costs, to be delivered within a few years. To meet this deadline, Boeing threw safety out the window with the full complicity of the Trump and especially the Obama administrations, while also pushing speedup on its workforce.

Now, 346 people are dead after Lion Air Flight 610 on October 29 and Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 on March 10 plunged from the sky. Boeing management and its government enablers are criminals, pure and simple, for foisting flying death traps on flight crews and the public. For the bosses, whose primary concern is profit, the deaths of workers and passengers are just part of the overhead of doing business. From the plants to the airports, mobilizing labor’s power is the only way to effectively establish and enforce air safety.

The Max was conceived in 2011, after American Airlines had threatened to purchase a large number of aircraft from Airbus, which had made inroads against its U.S. rival by racking up over 1,000 orders in the prior half-year for its new fuel-efficient A320 (its 737 equivalent). By saving on fuel, a major operating expense in air transport, American sought to get a leg up on its own rivals, especially other U.S. carriers. The airline industry had just spent a decade slashing the “fixed cost” of labor to the bone, through bankruptcies, mergers and other full-throttle attacks on the unions. (read on)

Latest Postings

· Workers Vanguard No. 1152

· দলিতদের মুক্তিলাভ : ভারতীয় শ্রমিক বিপ্লবের চাবিকাঠি

· Corbyn aids Brexit betrayal

· Spartacist South Africa No. 16

· 미국 제국주의는 베네수엘라에서 손을 떼라!

· ¡Victoria a la huelga de las maquiladoras!

· Ireland: Victory to the nurses strike!

· Australasian Spartacist No. 236

· 미국 관세들과 군사적 도발들을 타도하라!

· Workers Hammer No. 244

· Maestros de L.A.: ¡A la huelga para vencer!

· L.A. Teachers: Strike to Win!

· 『スパルタシスト』39号

· 러시아는 제국주의 국가인가?

· 감금 반대! 이주자들에게 완전한 시민권을!

· Le Bolchévik nº 226

· Gilets jaunes : Le prolétariat doit prendre la tête de la lutte !

· Spartaco n. 82

· Espartaco No. 50

· Νίκη στους Εργάτες στην COSCO!

· Spartakist Nr. 222

· Pruvucazioni sciuvinisti di Macron contr’à i Corsi

· Alemanya deté Carles Puigdemont
  Llibertat ja pels independentistes catalans

· Workers Tribune No. 1

· ¡No a las detenciones!
  ¡Plenos derechos de ciudadanía para los inmigrantes!

· Tout le mouvement ouvrier doit appuyer les grutier

· Derrière le masque de La Riposte : ni socialisme ni indépendance

· Ο Μπολσεβίκος Τεύχος 4, Απρίλιος 2018

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

· Spartaco supplemento at n. 81

· République ouvrière nº 2

· 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 !

· 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

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

· Spartacist (deutsche Ausgabe) Nr. 31

· Spartacist (edición en español) No. 40

· Spartacist (English edition) No. 65

· Spartacist (édition française) 43

· Precz z wyrokami sądowymi przeciw komunistom!

· 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

· 당시와 지금 (2014)

· 트로츠키와 러시아 좌익반대파 (2001)

· 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!