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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. 1151

22 March 2019
The closing date for news in this issue is 19 March.


 

Workers Vanguard

Down With U.S. Imperialist Aid to Israel!

Democrats, Zionists and the Witchhunt of Ilhan Omar

For the past month, American politics has been dominated by a smear campaign targeting freshman Democratic Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar for supposedly “anti-Semitic” remarks. Omar said absolutely nothing anti-Jewish. The witchhunt against her whipped up by Republicans and Democrats alike is premised on the fiction that any criticism of Israel equals anti-Jewish bigotry. In the U.S. and beyond, attacks cut from the same poisonous cloth have become standard operating procedure to hound, harass and criminalize defenders of the Palestinian people against Israeli state terror.

Since her appointment to the House Foreign Affairs Committee in January, Omar, one of the first Muslim women in Congress and a supporter of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS), has attracted the attention of powerful enemies. The hammer came down when she violated what has become a sacrosanct rule in U.S. politics: never question U.S. support to Israel. In response to journalist Glenn Greenwald’s warning of a political crusade against Omar and her fellow Muslim Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib for their criticism of Israel, Omar tweeted, “It’s all about the Benjamins baby.” The statement, taken from Puff Daddy’s classic 1997 song, was a commentary on the role of money and the reactionary pro-Israel lobby in U.S. politics, specifically the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).

The lying distortion of Omar’s remarks as “anti-Semitic tropes” got its full blessing from the Democrats, particularly House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, whom Omar just promoted by posing with her on the cover of Rolling Stone under the headline, “Women Shaping the Future.” Under pressure, Omar apologized for her remarks only to be slammed again for questioning why it is acceptable for the U.S. government to “push for allegiance to a foreign country,” i.e., why Americans (such as herself) are obliged to support Israel. For this she was absurdly accused of claiming American Jews had “dual loyalty.” Allegiance to Israel, i.e., a state power, is not synonymous with Jewish culture or religion. In fact, it’s the Zionists who equate them, demanding loyalty from Jews throughout the world to the racist, semi-theocratic Israeli state. (read on)

Latest Postings

· Workers Vanguard No. 1151

· Corbyn aids Brexit betrayal

· Spartacist South Africa No. 16

· 미국 제국주의는 베네수엘라에서 손을 떼라!

· ¡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

· 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!