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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. 1145

30 November 2018
The closing date for news in this issue is 27 November.


Workers Vanguard

Squabble over Khashoggi Murder

Down With U.S./Saudi War on Yemen!

More than three and a half years of unrelenting war by Saudi Arabia aided by the U.S., British and French imperialists have turned Yemen into a slaughterhouse and the world’s most horrific scene of mass starvation and disease. Along with a bombing campaign, a naval blockade enforced with the help of U.S. warships has largely sealed off aid to Yemen, worsening the human toll in a country heavily reliant on food, fuel and other imports. An estimated 56,000 people have been killed while some 14 million—half the country’s population—teeter on the brink of starvation. With the collapse of health care and basic sanitation, including clean water, one of the largest cholera outbreaks in history has raged uncontrollably. At least one million people have contracted the disease; more than 2,500 have died from it. According to UNICEF, a child dies in Yemen every ten minutes due to malnutrition and disease.

In March 2015, the Saudi-led coalition launched the bombing campaign against Houthi rebels in Yemen with key support provided by the Obama administration, including precision weaponry, in-flight fueling of warplanes and satellite intel. The assault began after the Houthi movement, which is based on the Zaidi Shia minority, seized control of the capital, Sana’a, and other parts of the country. As expectations in Riyadh and Washington of early victory proved hollow, the coalition increasingly massacred civilians and sought to destroy the economy.

To starve the Houthis into submission, airstrikes have been aimed at food production and transportation facilities. Roads, bridges, electric grids, seaports, airports and water supply facilities have been destroyed. Helicopters and warships have blasted hundreds of fishing boats in the Red Sea, killing more than 150 fishermen. Thousands have died in precision airstrikes against civilian targets: homes, weddings, funerals, marketplaces, hospitals and schools, including one for the blind. Scores of cars and buses have been bombed. Forty-four children and ten adults died in one attack on a school bus.

Prior to 2015, Marxists took no side in the conflict between the Houthis and their tribal and religious rivals. However, from the start of the U.S.-backed Saudi war, workers in the U.S. and internationally have had a side: with the Houthis and their allies against the Saudi-led coalition and its proxies. This position does not lessen our Marxist political opposition to all forms of religious reaction and bourgeois nationalism. But we stress that it is U.S. imperialism that is the enemy of working people throughout the world. A setback for the Saudi-led coalition would redound not only against this deeply reactionary, theocratic state but also against U.S. imperialist designs in the region. (read on)

Latest Postings

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

· Spartaco n. 82

· Workers Vanguard No. 1145

· 미국 관세들과 군사적 도발들을 타도하라!

· Espartaco No. 50

· Νίκη στους Εργάτες στην COSCO!

· Spartakist Nr. 222

· Le Bolchévik nº 225

· Pruvucazioni sciuvinisti di Macron contr’à i Corsi

· Alemanya deté Carles Puigdemont
  Llibertat ja pels independentistes catalans

· Workers Tribune No. 1

· Australasian Spartacist No. 235

· Workers Hammer No. 243

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

· Spartakist Nr. 221

· 미제국주의에 맞서 북한을 방어하라!

· Tout le mouvement ouvrier doit appuyer les grutier

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

· 가자의 시온주의 킬링필드들

· Mujer inmigrante muere por disparo de la Patrulla Fronteriza de Texas

· Paro del ILWU en protesta contra provocación racista

· Ο Μπολσεβίκος Τεύχος 4, Απρίλιος 2018

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

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

· Spartaco supplemento at n. 81

· Spartaco n. 81

· 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

· 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

· 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!

· 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

· 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!