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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. 1148

8 February 2019
The closing date for news in this issue is 5 February.


 

Workers Vanguard

Trump, Democrats Push “Regime Change”

U.S. Imperialism Hands Off Venezuela!

FEBRUARY 4—The U.S. imperialists’ transparent attempt to engineer the overthrow of Nicolás Maduro’s bourgeois-populist regime in Venezuela is a dire threat to the workers and poor. On January 23, Juan Guaidó, head of the opposition National Assembly, declared himself president and was quickly recognized by the U.S., Canada and a host of Latin American states. Five days later, the Trump administration, having already intoned that the “military option” remains on the table, leveled sanctions against the state oil company PDVSA, which accounts for nearly all of Venezuela’s hard currency. This will vastly worsen shortages of food and medicine for the impoverished urban and rural masses while further crippling the country’s one economic asset.

The White House then declared that Venezuela’s financial assets abroad now belonged to the Guaidó cabal. The Bank of England added to this state-sponsored larceny by withholding $1.2 billion’s worth of Venezuela’s gold. A growing chorus of European imperialists has joined calls for new elections to force “regime change.”

The U.S. effort to topple Maduro is backed by both the Democratic and Republican parties, whose attempts to unseat the Venezuelan regime date back to a failed coup attempt in 2002 against Hugo Chávez. Like his handpicked successor Maduro, Chávez was a bonapartist capitalist ruler. But in that capacity, he used oil revenues to fund social reforms that benefited the urban and rural poor and further earned Washington’s animosity by denouncing U.S. military interventions and bucking its policies in Latin America.

In particular, beginning with Chávez, Caracas established close ties with Havana and has provided its Stalinist regime with oil, helping keep the Cuban bureaucratically deformed workers state afloat in the face of relentless U.S. imperialist hostility. The campaign to drive out Maduro also aims to further starve Cuba, which has been subjected to nearly 60 years of economic blockade, and to foment capitalist counterrevolution on the island. Unlike in Venezuela, in Cuba the bourgeoisie was expropriated as a class in the years following the 1959 Revolution led by Fidel Castro’s guerrilla forces. It is crucial for the international proletariat to stand for the unconditional military defense of Cuba against imperialism and counterrevolution. (read on)

Latest Postings

· 미국 관세들과 군사적 도발들을 타도하라!

· Workers Vanguard No. 1148

· ¡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

· Spartacist South Africa No. 15

· 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!