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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

 

Workers Vanguard No. 1119

6 October 2017
The closing date for news in this issue is 3 October.

Workers Vanguard

Hurricanes and Man-Made Disasters

Puerto Rico Plundered by U.S. Colonialism

U.S. Troops Out! Cancel the Debt!

For the Right of Independence!

Puerto Rico lies devastated, its residents struggling to obtain the very essentials of life: food, drinking water, medicine, fuel, electricity, sanitation and shelter. There is nothing natural about this unfolding catastrophe. Long before Hurricane Maria made landfall, U.S. colonial domination had bled Puerto Rico to the point of collapse. The island of three and a half million people, today in more than $70 billion debt bondage to Wall Street vultures, was deprived of infrastructure and resources, left destitute, vulnerable and unable to cope with the mighty storms that tear through the Caribbean.

Presented with deep-going suffering and desperation, Washington responded how it knows best: with gunboats and a military occupation. A three-star general, Jeffrey Buchanan, has been placed in charge of the “relief” efforts. By the end of the first week, over 7,000 U.S. troops had arrived in Puerto Rico, including over 1,000 marines and sailors on two amphibious assault ships off the island’s coast. National Guardsmen were patrolling urban streets, while other soldiers engaged in clearing operations. The 101st Airborne Division, elite killers known for suppressing major civil unrest, like in 1967 black Detroit, are flying Blackhawk helicopters over San Juan.

The huge Roosevelt Roads naval base was even reopened as a staging area. It had been decommissioned shortly after the Pentagon in 2003 opted to abandon its long-time training grounds on nearby Vieques, where military exercises and relentless bombing provoked angry protests over the years. Those exercises pose dangers to this day. Two months ago, the unannounced detonation of explosives on Vieques by the U.S. Navy exposed residents to toxic fumes. We say: U.S. troops out!

With shelters running out of supplies and long lines for what little there is, the armed forces were mobilized primarily to assert control over the island and to contain any social outburst. Paving the way for military rule is what the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is all about. When FEMA, now part of Homeland Security, was in its infancy, Reagan administration officials made plans for it to set up the infrastructure for military dictatorship in the event of a “national emergency.” (read on)

Latest Postings

· Spartakist Nr. 218

· Les masses catalanes défient l’Etat espagnol

· République ouvrière nº 1

· Workers Vanguard No. 1119

· Spartacist (edición en español) No. 40

· Workers Hammer No. 239

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

· Independència per Catalunya i el País Basc! Per unes repúbliques obreres!

· Spartacist (English edition) No. 65

· Spartacist (édition française) 43

· 정신나간 미국 제국주의가 핵전쟁을 위협한다: 북한에서 손을 떼라!

· Socialist Alternative: “Little Australia” Anti-Communists
  Imperialists Hands Off North Korea!

· Crazed U.S. Imperialists Threaten Nuclear War:
  Hands Off North Korea!

· Australasian Spartacist No. 231

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

· Ο Μπολσεβίκος Τεύχος 2, Απρίλιος 2017

· Stop Deportation of Claudia Rueda!

· Loi spéciale de Couillard : dictature des capitalistes

· No vote to Labour!

· On Manchester bombing

· Victoire aux ouvriers et ouvrières de la construction!

· Kahrolsun Türk politikacılarına konulan konuşma yasakları!
  Türkiye: Troçkistler “Referandumda Hayır de!” dedi

· Spartacist Canada No. 191

· ¡Por lucha de clases contra la prisión española de los pueblos!

· Ireland: Victory to the bus workers strike!

· Spartacist South Africa No. 14

· Le Bolchévik nº 219

· Spartacist South Africa Supplement
  Revisionist Minority Splits from SSA
  The Fight for a South African Section of the ICL

· ¡Abajo el gasolinazo! ¡Libertad inmediata a todos los detenidos!
  ¡Romper con el PRD y el Morena burgueses!
  ¡Por un partido obrero revolucionario!

· Brexit: Ήττα των Τραπεζιτών και των Αφεντικών της Ευρώπης!

· Το Αποτυχημένο Πραξικόπημα της Τουρκίας:
  Και οι Δύο Πλευρές Άσχημα Νέα για τους Εργάτες

· Espartaco No. 46

· Os operários não têm lado no impeachment do Brasil

· 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

· 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

· 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

· Spartacist South Africa No. 13

· Spartacist South Africa No. 11, Winter 2014

· Spartacist South Africa No. 10, Spring 2013

· 중국 기형화된 노동자 국가에 대하여 무조건적인 군사적 방어를! (2008)

· 우리는 러시아 혁명의 당이다 (2008)

· 『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!