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Jeremy Corbyn:
Tony Blair’s

Spartacist League/Britain leaflet, 12 August 2015

The gross capitulation of the Syriza-led government in Greece to the let-them-starve dictates of the European Union (EU) imperialists is a slap in the face to the millions who voted resoundingly to reject the EU’s austerity blackmail. Our comrades in the Trotskyist Group of Greece have initiated the following call for the establishment of workers action committees around a program of proletarian struggle against the EU and its Syriza lackeys. Such struggle is in the class interests of the working people in all EU countries and internationally.

Repudiate Syriza’s Sellout to the EU!


Αποκηρύξτε το Ξεπούλημα του ΣΥΡΙΖΑ στην ΕΕ!



Workers Vanguard No. 1074

18 September 2015
The closing date for news in this issue is 15 September.


Workers Vanguard

Defend Planned Parenthood!

For Free Abortion on Demand!

In the unending barrage of attacks on abortion rights, right-wing bigots are once again targeting Planned Parenthood, one of the leading providers of affordable contraception, abortion and women’s health care in the U.S. David Daleiden, of the grotesquely misnamed Center for Medical Progress, set up a phony biomedical research company and then made undercover videos of meetings with Planned Parenthood employees about the entirely legal procurement of fetal tissue donated for research by patients. Edited to the point of misrepresentation, these “sting” videos were seized upon by largely Republican Congressmen to propose cutting all federal funds to Planned Parenthood—and threatening to hold the federal budget hostage this fall if they don’t get what they want. Planned Parenthood receives more than $500 million—over 40 percent of its annual funding—from government sources, mostly Medicaid.

Not willing to wait, five states—Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Hampshire and Utah—have already moved to cut funds for Planned Parenthood. The response of feminists and liberals has been defensive, with Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood, apologizing for the “tone and statements” of the staff in one of the videos. On September 4, with the anti-abortion bigots emboldened by wide press coverage of the efforts to demonize the organization, an arson attack destroyed the Planned Parenthood clinic in Pullman, Washington.

The crusade against Planned Parenthood is an attack on the millions of women—many of them young, uninsured, poor and minority—who use its services. The Government Accountability Office reported in 2012 that 80 percent of Planned Parenthood patients had incomes at or below 150 percent of the federal poverty level. A September 1 article in the New York Times described what Planned Parenthood did last year in Louisiana: “administer nearly 20,000 tests for sexually transmitted infections, as well as provide gynecological exams, contraceptive care, cancer screenings and other wellness services for nearly 10,000 mostly low-income patients.”

In the face of the decades-long anti-abortion onslaught, the feminists’ strategy of lobbying, voting Democrat and delivering legal briefs before the Supreme Court has consistently ceded more ground to the forces of reaction. In the 1990s, groups like the National Organization for Women (NOW) actively worked to demobilize clinic defense actions, preaching confidence in Bill Clinton. In office, Clinton viciously attacked black, poor and working-class women by slashing welfare and forcing recipients into low-wage, dead-end workfare jobs that did not pay enough to cover childcare. (read on)

Latest Postings

· Workers Vanguard No. 1074

· Spartakist Nr. 209

· Why we are not giving critical support to the KKE
  Open letter to the KKE

· Γιατί δεν Δίνουμε Κριτική Ψήφο Υποστήριξης στο ΚΚΕ
  Ανοιχτό Γράμμα προς το ΚΚΕ

· For Workers Struggle Against the EU and the Euro!
  No Vote to Syriza! No Vote to Popular Unity!
  KKE: Repudiate the Spoiled Ballot in the Referendum!

· Για Εργατική Πάλη Ενάντια στην ΕΕ και το Ευρώ!
  Καμία Ψήφο στον ΣΥΡΙΖΑ! Καμία Ψήφο στη Λαϊκή Ενότητα!
  ΚΚΕ: Αποκηρύξτε την Άκυρη Ψήφο του Δημοψηφίσματος!

· Australasian Spartacist No. 226

· Jeremy Corbyn: Tony Blair’s nightmare!

· Spartaco n. 78

· Workers Hammer No. 231

· Syrizas Ausverkauf an die EU – Widersetzt euch! Es reicht!

· ¡Repudiar la capitulación de Syriza ante la UE! ¡BASTA!

· Rigettare la svendita di Syriza all’Ue! BASTA!

· Rejetez la capitulation de Syriza devant l’UE ! C’EN EST ASSEZ !

· Repudiate Syriza’s Sellout to the EU! ENOUGH!

· Αποκηρύξτε το Ξεπούλημα του ΣΥΡΙΖΑ στην ΕΕ! ΑΡΚΕΤΑ!

· Spartacist Canada No. 185

· Κάτω η Ιμπεριαλιστική ΕΕ!
  ΣΥΡΙΖΑ: Ταξικός Εχθρός των Εργατών, Καταπιεσμένων

· Le Bolchévik nº 212

· Contre l’austérité et le capitalisme :
  Mobilisez la puissance sociale de la classe ouvrière !
  Tracte de la Ligue trotskyste, Montréal, 25 avril 2015

· Spartacist South Africa No. 12

· Spartacist (deutsche Ausgabe) Nummer 30

· 소비에트 노동자 국가는 어떻게 교살당했는가?

· Espartaco No. 43

· Le mouvement ouvrier doit s’opposer à la guerre raciste « contre le terrorisme »
  États-Unis/Canada : Hors d’Irak et de Syrie !

· ¡Por una lucha de clase obrera para sindicalizar a los camioneros portuarios!

· Крым является русским
  Бюллетень Спартаковцев, Приложение N°22

· Spartacist (English edition) No. 64

· Antymarksistowski „ekosocjalizm” Johna Bellamy Fostera i spółki

· Jak egipscy klifowcy kamuflowali przewrót wojskowy

· Strajk w Neupack

· Krym jest rosyjski

· Spartacist (edición en español) Número 38

· Türkiye: Kitlesel Protestolar İslamcı Rejimi Sarsıyor

· Spartaco n. 77

· Spartacist (édition française) numéro 41

· 『スパルタシスト』36号

· İlkeler Ve Bazı Program Öğeleri Bildirisi

· !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

· 『スパルタシスト』33号—35号

· Διακήρυξη Αρχών και Μερικά Ετοιχεία 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)

· Cuadernos Marxistas No. 3
  Chile: Lecciones del Frente Popular (1975)

· L’agonie meurtrière de Bourguiba (janvier 1984)

· Répression antisyndicale en Tunisie
  Bas les pattes devant l'UGTT! (mars 1986)

· Le coup d'Etat de Ben Ali et la menace intégriste
  (janvier 1988)

· Near East, 1950s:
  Permanent Revolution vs. Bourgeois Nationalism
  (August 2000)

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!