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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. 1131

6 April 2018
The closing date for news in this issue is 3 April.

Workers Vanguard

Democrats Exploit School Massacre

Gun Control Schemes: Threat to Labor, Blacks

In response to the criminal killing of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on February 14, over a million protesters rallied nationwide in one of the biggest mobilizations for gun control in U.S. history. The horror of mass shootings has become a habitual episode in modern America. And the aftermath of such massacres has become predictable: a debate over gun violence, in which each party of the blood-soaked and hypocritical ruling class follows its playbook.

Trump, who once gloated about how he could “shoot somebody” and “wouldn’t lose voters,” offered “thoughts and prayers” alongside reactionary schemes of deputizing armed teachers as adjuncts to the police. The Democrats offered their own reactionary schemes for gun control, supplying the cash, organizers and glitterati for the “March for Our Lives” protest. They saw a new platform for their “resistance,” a pony they could ride all the way to the midterm elections this fall.

Just under three years ago, the Obama government seized on the coldblooded Charleston church massacre to push gun restrictions. There, nine black people were assassinated by a white-supremacist killer. They were unable to defend themselves precisely because they were unarmed. (read on)

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· Workers Vanguard No. 1131

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· Spartakist Nr. 219

· Nein zur GroKo!

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

· Australasian Spartacist No. 233

· Espartaco No. 48

· Spartacist (deutsche Ausgabe) Nr. 31

· Ο Μπολσεβίκος Τεύχος 3, Οκτώβριος 2017

· République ouvrière nº 1

· Spartacist (edición en español) No. 40

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

· Spartacist (English edition) No. 65

· Spartacist (édition française) 43

· 정신나간 미국 제국주의가 핵전쟁을 위협한다: 북한에서 손을 떼라!

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

· Spartacist Canada No. 191

· Spartacist South Africa No. 14

· 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

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· 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

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  Бюллетень Спартаковцев, Приложение N°21

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· 『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!
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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!