Thursday, January 19, 2017

TRUMP INAUGURATION - SWL-LCFI PAMPHLET

The Election of Trump: An Existential Threat to the Organised Working Class in the USA and Globally
20 - 01 - 2017
Liaison Committee for the Fourth International Statement

As a working class, we must unite all oppressed to oppose the imperialist ruling class at home and its imperialist maneuvers around the world!

More than ever it is necessary to unify our class, women, whites, blacks, Muslims, Indians, Asians, Latinos, LGBTQ and immigrants against the rising police state. Donald Trump is an oafish, far-right racist, Islamophobic, sexist, misogynist homophobic, ablest bigot who rose to power with the support of a far-right constituency that includes white supremacists and fascist groups such as Ku Klux Klan. His victory has greatly strengthened these groups’ ideology as it has also happened in Britain after the Brexit, in Europe and internationally.

Racist attacks on immigrants are proliferating and are bound to advance strongly in the next years. We are for black self-defense, as the Black Panthers defended themselves in their fight against the police state that will get a big boost under Trump.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

INTERNATIONAL DECLARATION ON LIBERATION OF ALEPPO

The Liberation of Aleppo and the Tasks of Anti-imperialist Revolutionary Socialists
12/01/2017

Socialist Fight – Britain
Workers Socialist League – USA
Tendência Militante Bolchevique – Argentina
Communist Revolutionary Action – Greece
Frente Comunista dos Trabalhadores – Brazil
CEDS – Centro de Estudos e Debates Socialistas – Brazil
Ady Mutero, Revolutionary Internationalist League – Zimbabwe
Mohammad Basir Ul Haq Sinha, President, Inter Press Network, Dhaka – Bangladesh
Akhar Bandyopadhyay, Bhagat Singh’s Socialist – India
Frank Fitzmaurice, Liverpool – Britain

    Image result for The Liberation of Aleppo images 1. The final liberation of Aleppo in mid-December 2016 is a defeat of the jihadist militias sponsored by the USA and its allies in Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Qatar, United Arab Emirates and Libya, to name the most prominent. A victory for imperialism on Aleppo here would have dealt an enormous blow to the Syrian and Middle East working class.

Friday, January 6, 2017

PRO-IMPERIALIST LEFT, DEVASTATED BY LIBERATION OF ALEPPO

Pro-Imperialist Left, RCIT, LFI, LCC, FLTI, IWL-FI Devastated by Liberation of Aleppo
The national chauvinism of those leftists who support the CIA-sponsored jihadist ‘revolutions’
06/01/2017

Gerry Downing - Socialist Fight - LCFI Britain
Image result for the Liberation of Aleppo imagesBut this great war of aggression – called the creation of ‘New Middle East’ by former US President George W. Bush – has hit a rock in Syria. The massive proxy armies bought and equipped by Washington and its regional allies the Saudis, Turkey, Qatar and Israel, have been beaten back by a powerful regional alliance which supports the Syrian nation. http://english.khamenei.ir/news/4463/Liberation-of-Aleppo-represents-US-s-most-serious-setback-in

Sunday, January 1, 2017

THE RISE OF THE “RIGHT” IN THE USA AND INDIA

The rise of the "right" in the USA and India and the necessity for marxism01/01/2017

By Com. Akhar Bandyopadhyay

NomineeDonald TrumpHillary Clinton
PartyRepublicanDemocratic
Home stateNew YorkNew York
Running mateMike PenceTim Kaine
Electoral vote304[a][2]227[a][2]
States carried30 + ME-0220 + DC
Popular vote62,979,879[3]65,844,954[3]
Percentage46.0%48.0%
The subject on which I am going to write is mainly concentrated on the rise of the “right”, especially in the context of present-day America and India. I will try to discuss only a few things according to my small ability.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

10 POSITIONS FOR THE REVOLUTION AND THE COMMUNIST IDENTITY TODAY

Ten positions for the revolution and the communist identity today
For debate and discussion. Much to agree with here but I feel that we cannot dispense with Trotskyism and start again, the Fifth International was still born and let us not raise the prospect of a Sixth.
No, to understand this crisis odd revolutionary leadership we must examine the crisis of Trotskyism during and after WWII. And in detail and all its currents. Because it was to the banner of revolutionary Trotskyism the best of the youth and fighters for revolutionary socialism were drawn and the ranks of these groups contain the best revolutionary socialists.

HOW THE BOLSHEVIKS ORGASNISED THE UNEMPLOYED


How the bolsheviks orgasnised the unemployed
St Petersburg in revolution 1905
By Sergei Malyshev 1906
Image may contain: one or more people, sky and outdoor INTRODUCTION
By the Leninist Trotskyist Tendency May 1992
This new edition of Sergei Malyshev’s pamphlet should be of more than historical interest. First issued in 1931 at the depth of the world slump under the title Unemployed Councils in St Petersburg in 1906, it deals with an important episode of Bolshevik history which few other works touch on. Although its author was no theoretician, the interest of the pamphlet lies in its vivid account of the practical experiences made by Bolshevik organisers among the unemployed in the aftermath of the 1905 revolution. Its relevance today, in the midst of a deep international recession with vast reservoirs of ‘conjunctural’ and ‘structural’ unemployment, should not be lost on any serious socialist.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

ALEPPO: DEFEAT FOR THE INTERNATIONAL COUNTER-REVOLUTION

The liberation of Aleppo is a defeat for the international counter-revolution23/12/2016

P. Pap. for avantgarde
This article was originally published in Greek on December 20 2016
15542041_355784268119959_77797534672414294_nThis is simply a marvellous orthodox Trotskyist article. I could have written it myself. In fact the following passage follows quite closely what we in Socialist Fight and our comrades in the LCFI DID write in 2011 on Libya and Syria several times since:
“You are supporters of the dictator”
“The fact that such phrases are used by people who refer to Trotsky is sad yet indicative of the degradation of certain parts of what used to be the Trotskyite current. Yes, gentlemen, that’s right: we “support” Assad – in exactly the same way that Trotsky had “supported” Chiang Kai-shek against Japanese imperialism [12]. We “support” Assad in the same way that Trotsky had “supported” Vargas in Brazil and Haile Selassie in Ethiopia against British and Italian imperialism, respectively [13, 14].

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

SYRIA

Liberate Aleppo, Defeat Imperialism in Raqqa, Mosul, Yemen and Ukraine
Liaison Committee for the Fourth International Statement
 7-12-16

Syrian government forces celebrate in the largely deserted Palestinian refugee camp of Handarat, north of Aleppo, on September 24, 2016
The whole Middle East now sees a complex series of struggles centred around Aleppo, Raqqa, Mosul and Yemen in which US imperialism is desperately seeking to manoeuvre around various client states and proxy jihadist forces to achieve its strategic aims. Other areas of conflict like Ukraine reflect these aims also. These aims are regime change and state breakup in Syria and Iran and the defeat of the rebel forces in the Donbass. They have already achieved these aims Afghanistan, Libya and Iraq. The aim is to move on to regime change and breakup in Russia and China. The various client states and proxy agents of imperialism in the region are also manoeuvring amongst themselves to be the central agents of US imperialism in its own area and in the overall region.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

THE DEATH OF FIDEL CASTRO CUBAN REVOLUTION TODAY

The death of Fidel Castro and the prospects of the Cuban revolution today

LCFI declaration, 27 November 2016

Another plot by the CIA to assassinate Castro has failed, he proudly boasts.
Image result for Fidel Castro imagesFidel Castro was the last of the great revolutionary leaders of the twentieth century to die. He died at 90 years of natural causes. It is true that Raul also participated in the command of the 1959 revolution and of his birth, but the younger brother only gained some political prominence worldwide after Fidel’s resignation in 2006 due to his retirement from power because of a disease in the Intestine. However, Fidel was the main strategist and organizer of the movement that seized the power of dictator Fulgencio Batista in 1959 and led Cuba for the following decades.

Monday, November 21, 2016

TRUMP TRIUMPHS

The global rise of the far right and fascism

LCFI Statement - 19-11-2016


Liaison Committee for the Fourth International
Frente Comunista dos Trabalhadores – Brasil
Socialist Workers League – USA
Socialist Fight – Great Britain
Tendencia Militante Bolchevique – Argentina

Immediate reaction to the election and the Trump administration

The election of Donald Trump on 8 November following the British Brexit vote on 23 June reflects a long delayed political reaction in the form of right wing populism.

The post-election period is politically dominated by two things in the USA; the huge number of demonstrations nationwide (and internationally also) and the appointment of the Trump administration, which includes many outright racist bigots and extreme rightists.