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Welcome! The Internationalist Group, section of the League for the Fourth International, fights for international socialist revolution, the conquest of power by the working class, led by its Leninist party, championing the cause of all the oppressed. After a decade and a half in which the ruling class trumpeted the supposed "death of communism," the imperialists are bogged down in losing wars of colonial occupation in the Near East while a global economic crisis shakes the foundations of the capitalist order. With mass unemployment, poverty and hunger ravaging the planet, once again there is talk of socialism and revolution. But as in the past, the key question is that of forging a vanguard to lead the struggle of the workers and the oppressed.
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The Haitian Revolution and U.S. Imperialism
July 28 marks the 100th anniversary of the first U.S. invasion of Haiti in 1915, under Democratic president Woodrow Wilson. This led to an occupation of 19 years, as well as occupations of the Dominican Republic next door, of Nicaragua, Panama, Honduras and Veracruz, Mexico, and followed the 1898 U.S. invasion and occupation of Cuba, Puerto Rico and Philippines. But the occupations didn't stop there. In 1994, Democrat Bill Clinton invaded Haiti a second time, and in 2004 Republican George Bush II invaded a third time. Haiti today continues under imperialist occupation, this time outsourced to a United Nations “peacekeeping” force. As proletarian internationalist opponents of imperialism, on this centenary we republish articles from Workers Vanguard when it was the voice of revolutionary Trotskyism on the 1915-34 U.S. occupation, and a two-part series on Toussaint Louverture and the Haitian Revolution that led to the first black republic in history, as well as sparking slave revolts throughout the Caribbean and in the United States. (30 July 2015)
Yankee Occupation of Haiti, 1915-1934
Toussaint Louverture and the Haitian Revolution, Part 1
Toussaint Louverture and the Haitian Revolution, Part 2

Protest the Police Lynching of Sandra Bland
On July 10, Sandra Bland, a 28-year-old African American activist and education worker, was driving from Illinois to her new job at the historically black Prairie View A&M University in Texas, her alma mater. Sandra was pulled over by a Texas Ranger, supposedly for changing lanes without signalling. The trooper abusively demanded she get out of the car, theatening to use a Taser electric shock on her. After having her head slammed on the ground, Sandra was arrested for supposed “assault on a public servant,” for insisting on her rights. Three days later, she was found dead in her cell in Waller  County, Texas. The authorities claim she committed suicide. We say the police are guilty. Sandra was lynched by the cops. On July 22, hundreds gathered in New York City's Union Square to protest the police murder of Sandra Bland. Class Struggle Education Workers, CUNY Internationalist Clubs and the Internationalist Group joined in. Protest the Police Lynching of Sandra Bland (22 July 2015) (video)


The SYRIZA Debacle: “Leftists” Enforce the Bosses’ Austerity
Greece: The Naked Rule of Finance Capital
Workers: Sink the Bankers’ Memorandum, Occupy the Banks and Ports!
Build a Trotskyist Party to Fight for International Socialist Revolution!

In mid-July, the Greek parliament cast the fateful vote to accept the draconian austerity measures dictated by Europe’s central bankers. The “Agreement” by Prime Minister Tsipras and his Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) was a groveling surrender by these purported radicals who won office in January on a program to reverse the cutbacks and layoffs that have devastated Greek working people over the last five years. Worse yet, the populist left is now enforcing anti-working-class measures even more brutal than what its conservative predecessors tried and failed to carry out. The Eurobankers used SYRIZA to get what the right couldn’t deliver. This spectacle is the most dramatic illustration that imperialist democracy masks the dictatorship of finance capital. Despite the regime’s capitulation the battle is not over. Greek workers have the power to defeat the vicious European Union chiefs, but to use it they require not another SYRIZA but a leadership with the revolutionary program and determination to sweep away all the imperialist exploiters. Greece: The Naked Rule of Finance Capital (18 July)

Syriza Government Caves In to Eurobankers’ Assault
Only Socialist Revolution Will End Capitalist “Austerity”

Greek Workers: Defeat the Bankers’ Diktat,
Occupy the Banks and Ports!

Ever since the January 25 elections brought the Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) into office in Greece, there has been a bitter struggle between the new regime and the “troika” of the European Central Bank, European Commission and International Monetary Fund. The Eurobankers insist that Athens comply with their program of brutal, anti-working class austerity which has devastated the Greek economy for the last five years. SYRIZA has sought to bargain for less onerous terms and for debt relief. Now this has come to a head in a July 5 referendum called by Greek premier Alexis Tsipras to say “yes” or “no” to the troika’s latest extortionate demands. A “yes” vote would mean abject surrender to the ECB-EC-IMF diktat. But a “no” vote cannot strike a blow against anti-worker austerity because the Greek government has already agreed to carry out almost all the demands of the imperialist financiers. While the bulk of the Greek left has joined in the campaign for a “no” vote, the Communist Party (KKE) has opposed both the “troika” and the government’s austerity programs. But the KKE’s opposition is purely parliamentary and nationalist. A revolutionary Marxist opposition to the bourgeois populist SYRIZA regime would call for militant workers action challenging capitalist rule and pointing to socialist revolution in Greece and throughout Europe. Greek Workers: Defeat the Bankers’ Diktat, Occupy the Banks and Ports! (4 July 2015)

From the Current Issue 

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                                              40

The Internationalist No. 40
(Summer 2015) 
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It Will Take Workers Revolution to End It
Killer Cops, Vigilantes: Racist Terror Stalks Black America
For Labor / Black / Immigrant Mobilization Against Police Killings
Through the summer and fall of 2014 there were explosive protests against racist murder of black men by the police, and then over the refusal by the authorities to charge the killer cops with any crime at all. Then suddenly the mass marches stopped after two New York cops were shot by an enraged man. With their rhyming reformist chants, organizers blinded demonstrators to the fact that the enemy was not just some racist cops but the capitalist system and its apparatus of racist repression. Understanding the class nature of the state, and the inherent impunity of its enforcers, is key. Attempts to build a mass reform movement are stymied by the fact that virtually every every conceivable measure, from body cameras to civilian review boards, has already been tried, yet the killing goes relentlessly on. Calls for “community control of the police” are a dangerous illusion, for the ruling class will never let the exploited and oppressed have a say over the forces that that enforce their oppression. Well over 1,000 people are killed by the police across the U.S. every year. Racist vigilantes act as auxiliaries to this murder machine. Revolutionary Marxists call to mobilize the power of labor, of black, Latino and immigrant and all working people against the orgy of killing by police. But ultimately, nothing short of socialist revolution can put a stop to the racist terror that is inherent in American capitalism. Killer Cops, Vigilantes: Racist Terror Stalks Black America (30 June 2015)
Police bonapartism (30 June 2015)
Horrendous Murder of Nine African Americans by White Supremacist
Charleston Massacre and Cop Terror:
It’s Racist American Capitalism

Finish the Civil War with Workers Revolution!
After the lynching of Trayvon Martin, after the cop murders of Eric Garner, Mike Brown, Akai Gurley, Tamir Rice, Walter Scott, Freddie Gray and so many others – and after the mass protests coast-to-coast unleashed by those racist murders – now comes the horrific massacre of nine African Americans in a church in Charleston, South Carolina. It doesn’t stop, and for a reason: ever since slavery, violent racist suppression, repression and oppression of black people is part of the DNA of American capitalism. That heritage and that reality is what was shown in Charleston. The authorities and official manufacturers of public opinion try as they might to portray this gruesome slaughter as the work of a lone, deranged gunman. But the fact is that this massacre was no aberration, it was an integral part of a rising line of murderous racist reaction, and a bloody history going back to the slave South. Charleston was not only the center of the slave trade, it was the site of the planned slave revolt led by Denmark Vesey, a founder of the Emanuel AME Church where the June 17 massacre took place. It is also where the first black unions were formed after the Civil War. Today, the power of labor must be brought to bear in the fight against racist terror, whether by the police or vigilantes as in Charleston. Charleston Massacre and Cop Terror: It’s Racist American Capitalism (22 June 2015)

From Election Boycott to Nationwide Strike
Mexico: Down With Elections Under the Military Boot!
For Workers Action to Defend the Teachers of the CNTE and CETEG!
Forge a Revolutionary Workers Party!

The crisis in Mexican politics that erupted with the police massacre of the normalista (rural teachers college) students in Iguala, Guerrero last year has deepened on the eve of Mexico’s midterm elections. Parents of the 43 kidnapped and murdered students from the Escuela Normal of Ayotzinapa have called for an active boycott of the polls in defiance of the murderous government. Dissident teachers organized in the National Coordinating Committee of Education Workers (CNTE) have joined the mobilizations to stop the electoral farce with the demand to annul the infamous education “reform” that would persecute teachers and undermine public education. In this worst crisis of bourgeois “governability” that Mexico has seen in the last half century, the Grupo Internacionalista (GI) stands with the struggle of the teachers and parents of the disappeared students against the fraudulent elections, at the same time as we warn that an electoral boycott, justified as it is, cannot put an end to the bloodbath and the assault on teachers. what’s needed is a working-class mobilization throughout the country, a nationwide strike drawing in key sectors of the Mexican proletariat, on the road to a socialist revolution to bring down the capitalist regime that has turned Mexico into a giant cemetery. Mexico: Down With Elections Under the Military Boot! (5 June 2015)

If Donkeys Could Fly
Bernie Sanders and the Pressure Politics of the Opportunist Left

As Barack Obama’s second presidential term limps toward the finish line, the 2016 election campaign has begun. With Republican flat-earthers sparring over who is the most reactionary of all and war-hawk Hillary Clinton dominating the Democratic field, Vermont senator Bernie Sanders has thrown his hat in the ring. Sanders calls himself an independent and sometimes a “democratic socialist,” but in reality he is a liberal Democrat who votes with this capitalist party 98 percent of the time. He has repeatedly voted for U.S. imperialist wars, has voted for laws extending and legalizing U.S. domestic spying on the citizenry and rails against immigrant workers. But that hasn’t stopped various self-styled socialists, would-be radicals, former Occupy Wall Street activists and assorted other reformist left groups from jostling each other as they try to climb on the Bernie bandwagon. While the International Socialist Organization poses as more “critical” of Sanders than is Socialist Alternative, both of these social-democratic outfits are trying to sidle up to the Democratic Party. Both take as their model the “independent” capitalist candidacy of Ralph Nader (whom they both supported). Revolutionary Marxists, in contrast, fight for the political independence of the working class from the bourgeoisie, and draw the class line against support to any capitalist politician, party or coalition. Bernie Sanders and the Pressure Politics of the Opportunist Left (29 May 2015)

Liberato Lashes Out as Restaurant Workers Fight for Their Rights
On June 22, some 70 demonstrators came out for an emergency rally to defend three immigrant workers fired for leading a bitter fight against wage theft and sexual harassment at the Liberato Restaurant in the Bronx. At the protest, Mahoma Lopez, co-director of the Laundry Workers Center and leader of the successful struggle of workers at the Hot and Crusty bakery in Manhattan, received a death threat. The Liberato bosses are lashing out after suffering legal setbacks in their attempts to stop the workers’ campaign. Speaking of the struggles at Hot and Crusty and Liberato, an Internationalist speaker emphasized the need to bring out the power of all the workers to win these fights. Liberato Lashes Out as Restaurant Workers Fight for Their Rights (25 June 2015)

Down with the Racist Dominican Nationality Law –
For Haitian-Dominican Workers Solidarity

Stop Expulsion of Haitians from the Dominican Republic

In the U.S. and D.R.: Full Citizenship Rights for All!
For Workers Mobilization Against Deportations and Racist Attacks
Beginning this week, the government of the Dominican Republic intends to start mass expulsion of Haitians and Dominicans of Haitian descent. Based on a racist nationality law, hundreds of thousands of Dominicans have been deprived of their citizenship and are at risk of being seized on the street, at their workplace or in their homes in desperately poor bateyes (shantytowns), and dumped across the border in Haiti. An emergency protest was held on June 15 outside the Dominican Consulate in New York City where Internationalists called for workers action against the deportations, and for full citizenship rights for all living in the Dominican Republic ... and the United States. Dominican-Haitian tensions are fueled by U.S. imperialism, which set up the system of importing Haitian workers to toil on sugar plantations with no rights. Washington also set up the Dominican border police as part of militarization of U.S. borders. The struggle for Haitian-Dominican workers unity can begin in New York City where hundreds of thousands of Dominicans and Haitians are also subject to racist immigration laws.
Stop Expulsion of Haitians from the Dominican Republic (16 June 2015)
Bronx Protests Against the Deportations of Dominicans with Haitian ancestry and Haitian migrants (30 June 2015)
NYC May Day 2015
The Internationalist Group, CUNY Internationalist Clubs and Class Struggle Education workers had a spirited contingent in the May Day march in New York City. Leading the contingent was a group with red flags with the hammer, sickle and 4 of the Fourth International. Then came a banner made by the Hunter Internationalist Club, proclaiming:“Ayotzinapa-Ferguson-NYC, Smash the Racist Capitalist State, Workers to Power. Signs emphasized the call to Defend Black Baltimore following the occupation of the city by the National Guard to squelch the upheaval over the police murder of Freddie Gray, and to free Mumia Abu-Jamal, who faces execution in prison by deliberate medical neglect. Also highlighted was the call for workers action against police terror, noting the historic action by ILWU Local 10 that shut down the port of Oakland on May Day and marched on City Hall calling to stop police terror.
NYC May Day 2015 video (9 May 2015)
NYC May Day 2015 photos (6 May 2015)

NYC May Day 2011 video
NYC May Day 2010 video

From the Previous Issue 

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                                                          No. 39

The Internationalist No. 39
(April-May 2015) 
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Baltimore Rises Up Over Police Murder of Freddie Gray – National Guard, State Police Impose Emergency Rule
Defend Black Baltimore, Cops and Troops Out!
For Labor / Black / Immigrant Mobilization Against Police Killings
Stamp Out Racist Cop Terror – Fight for Workers Revolution

The nationwide outrage over the orgy of racist police murders reached the flashpoint in Baltimore, Maryland. Every day for more than a week there were protests over the cop killing of Freddie Gray. Then following the funeral service for Freddie, black youth were confronted by a wall of police and the frustration boiled over. As the media screamed “riots,” the mayor declared a curfew. The governor imposed a state of emergency, ordering in the state police, thousands of cops from other jurisdictions and the National Guard. As black Democrats join with Republicans to enforce racist “law and order” against those who rise up against injustice, black Baltimore must not stand alone. Across the country, police unleash their pathological violence against the black, Latino and immigrant poor and working people in order to intimidate. To defeat the forces of repression, we need to bring out a more powerful force, that of the organized working class leading all the oppressed. A real fight against the killer cops must be directed against the ruling class, its repressive forces and the capitalist system which spawns racist police terror. Defend Black Baltimore, Cops and Troops Out! (30 April 2015)

Mumia Gravely Ill
Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Now!
Don’t Let Them Kill Him in Prison

Mumia Abu-Jamal is in grave medical condition. After earlier being taken from the hospital over objections from his family, and then two days ago removed from the prison infirmary and placed in the general prison population, Mumia’s medical condition is worsening. Readers are urged to contact prison authorities and demand that he be seen immediately, and not be left to go into a diabetic coma. For decades the ruling class whose crimes he has relentlessly exposed and denounced has tried and failed to silence “the voice of the voiceless” by execution. Now they seem bent on killing him through deprivation of urgently needed medical attention. Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Now! Don’t Let Them Kill Him in Prison (24 April 2015)

Ayotzinapa: To Get Justice, Fight for Socialist Revolution
Massacre in Mexico: It Was the Murderous Capitalist State
For the last six months, Mexico has been thrown into turmoil over the murder and forced disappearance of students of the Ayotzinapa Rural Teachers College. Hundreds of thousands have poured into the streets to demand that the 43 kidnapped normalistas be brought back alive. Guerrero is a bonfire, with state offices burned down, mayors on the run and city halls occupied, while the Tierra Caliente region of Michoacán is still aflame. Despite the announcement by the federal attorney general of the “historical truth that supposedly drug traffickers were responsible, the demonstrators won't let themselves be hoodwinked and unanimously cry out, “It was the state”. In reality, the massacre is the continuation of the dirty war which has already lasted half a century, and which in Guerrero never stopped. It is also, and above all, the product of the privatizing assault on public education masterminded by the imperialist financial agencies. Investigative reporting has established that the repressive apparatus at every level participated in the slaughter, including the federal police and army. But the fact that massacres such as that in Iguala keep on occurring demonstrates that it is not just the government of the day, whether of the PRI, PAN or PRD, but the capitalist state that is planting bodies all over Mexico. Appealing to the imperialist “human rights” agencies will produce nothing, the call for a constituent assembly will only serve to divert the struggle. There will never be a democratic Mexico under capitalism. Only by fighting for socialist revolution can we avenge our fallen comrades. Massacre in Mexico: It Was the Murderous Capitalist State (March 2015) 
In Guerrero, the Dirty War Never Ended (February 2015) 
The True “Historical Truth” of the Crime of Iguala (February 2015) 
Ayotzinapa and the Imperialist Assault on Public Education (February 2015)
To Smash Capitalist Austerity, Mobilize Workers’ Power to Rip Up Eurobankers’ Diktat on Road to Socialist Revolution
Greece: The SYRIZA Illusion Exploded

When SYRIZA, the “Coalition of the Radical Left,” won the Greek elections of January 25 Frankfurt and London bankers warned of impending doom while leftists from Paris and Madrid to Latin America and the U.S. hailed the new prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, as the messiah of struggle against austerity. Yet within hours the “radical leftist” party leader announced the formation of a governing coalition with the rightist pro-military, anti-immigrant Greek Democrats. Then, barely three weeks later, the flamboyant finance minister Varoufakis capitulated to the hated Eurobankers who had put Greece through hell for the last five years. SYRIZA had been peddling an illusion. Leftists in SYRIZA and their international supporters have acted as enablers for the next round of wage cuts, privatizations and debt gouging. Revolutionary Marxists stand for intransigent political opposition to the bourgeois Greek government. In the face of the unrelenting capitalist onslaught, there is no reformist or national solution to the immiseration of Greek working people, whether through illusory negotiations within the imperialist EU or by a Greek exit from the euro. What’s needed is to mobilize workers’ power in sharp class struggle leading to Europe-wide socialist revolution. Greece: The SYRIZA Illusion Exploded (March 2015)
What Is SYRIZA? (March 2015)
Centrists Waffle in Greece (March 2015) 
French Leaders Declare War After Charlie Hebdo Massacre
Defend Muslims in Europe Against Racist “War on Terror” Backlash!

Imperialist Mass Murderers Seek to Exploit Indignation
No to Equating Muslims with Terrorists! Drive French and U.S. Imperialism Out of the Middle East and Africa!

On January 7, the offices of the French weekly Charlie Hebdo in Paris were subjected to a horrific massacre. Two days later  a gunman killed four Jewish customers at a Kosher supermarket. The killers proclaimed their allegiance to rival Islamist jihadi groups. The shock of the killing spree deeply shook France, and the rulers rushed to assert control. Government and opposition leaders called for “national unity” against terrorism, and staged a massive parade led by 44 heads of state and government in which millions declared “Je suis Charlie” (I am Charlie). It is grotesque to demonstrate “against terrorism” marching behind blood-soaked imperialist terrorists and their puppets. And now “anti-terrorist” repression, not only in France but around Europe, is targeting the Muslim population as well as those of North African and Arab origin. At the same time as we denounce the murders of the journalists and Jews, we state frankly our disgust at those Charlie Hebdo cartoons which were deliberately insulting to oppressed sectors of the population. It is vital to mobilize the workers movement to defend those threatened by this witchhunt. Defend Muslims in Europe Against Racist “War on Terror” Backlash! (16 January 2015)

Drop the Charges Against Steve Kirschbaum,
Reinstate Fired Boston School Bus Union Activists!

Boston: A Crucial Battle Against Racist Union-Busting

In Boston, a union leader is going on trial March 3 for the “crime” of holding a union meeting, and four union activists are fighting for their jobs. The Democratic Party establishment of Boston is pressing on with its years-long drive to break the school bus drivers union, United Steelworkers (USW) Local 8751. The felony charges against long-time union activist Stevan Kirschbaum, on top of the firing of him and the other union activists, stem from an October 2013  lockout of the drivers for protesting company contract violations, harassment and abuse. In response to a strike by the drivers the year before, the city hired a notoriously anti-union company, Veolia. This union-busting attack goes hand in hand with the drive by capitalist politicians in Boston to eliminate the last vestiges of busing for school integration. All of labor, education workers, supporters of racial integration and defenders of black rights have a stake in this fight. We urge unions and others to demand that the frame-up charges be dropped and the union activists reinstated. Boston: A Crucial Battle Against Racist Union-Busting (February 2015)


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                                                          No. 11Revolution No. 11
(December 2014)
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Uproot Racism – Only Revolution Can Bring Justice!
From Ferguson to New York: All Out Against Police Terror!
Across the country, hundreds of thousands anxiously awaited the news from Missouri. Then came the dreaded announcement: white killer cop Darren Wilson would face no charges for gunning down 18-year-old black youth Michael Brown in the St. Louis suburb last August. Mixed with the outrage, fury and indignation, many felt devastated by the inescapable truth: there is no justice in racist America. That night, November 24, thousands protested in at least 90 U.S. cities; by the next night there were tens of thousands of protesters in 170 cities nationwide. And they haven’t stopped. The grand jury gave a green light for police brutality and murder of black and Latino youth, particularly young men. Many chant that “the whole damn system is guilty.” We say that system is capitalism, which from the days of chattel slavery to Jim Crow segregation to mass incarceration today has been built on black oppression. And the only way to end cop terror is through revolution – socialist revolution – to bring this racist system down. The Internationalist Clubs at the City University of New York (CUNY), along with the Internationalist Group and Class Struggle Education Workers, marched in the protests from the outset and called a speak-out the next day which drew over 100 students, faculty and workers at Hunter College. We put forward a revolutionary, working-class program, declaring “No Justice in the Capitalist Courts” and calling for worker/black/immigrant mobilization against police terror. We linked cop terror in Ferguson with the police massacre of students from Ayotzinapa in Mexico. While many repeated, “No justice, no peace,” we chanted “Only revolution can bring justice.”From Ferguson to New York: All Out Against Police Terror!  (December 2014)

Racist Outrage: NYPD Cop Who Killed Eric Garner Walks
“Eric Garner, Michael Brown – Shut the Whole System Down!”

A week after the grand jury decision in Ferguson, Missouri, a Staten Island grand jury announced that no charges would be filed against the NYPD cop who chokeholded Eric Garner to death in late July. The fact that the murder of Eric Garner was caught on video and still the murderers got off exposes all the phony talk by NYC Democratic mayor de Blasio and Democratic president Obama about “retraining” police and putting body cameras on cops. As tens of thousands went into the streets nationwide in the next days, protesters chanted Eric’s last words, “I can’t breathe.” The CUNY Internationalist Clubs joined in the protests from the first hour and held a speak-out the next day to denounce this racist atrocity. Our chants, “Eric Garner, Michael Brown – Shut the whole system down!” and “Only revolution can bring justice!” were widely picked up. The stark fact is that to do away with racist police terror for good, we must kick out the racist ruling class that the police “serve and protect.” “Eric Garner, Michael Brown – Shut the Whole System Down!” (December 2014)

Bourgeois Feminism vs. Women’s Liberation
Democratic Party: Faux Friends of Women

As the 2014 election campaign got down to the wire, the Democrats appealed to their base, desperately trying to get out the black and women’s vote. Yet attacks on women’s basic democratic rights have accelerated with Obama in the White House, and not just because the Republicans are determined to undermine the Democrats. There have been 231 state laws restricting abortions in the last three years alone. What is behind the Democrats’ faux-passionate appeals to “feminism” and women’s rights? The Democratic Party poses as the “friend” of women, labor and every oppressed group in order to control their struggles in the interest of capital. While capitalist politicians hack away at these basic democratic rights of women, the Democrats “triangulate” by posing soft-core versions of Republican policies, and then cynically trying to get votes as defenders of women. A prime example is Hillary Clinton. Hillary Clinton a friend of women? Ask the women workers at the Haitian sweatshop she sponsored. Democratic Party: Faux Friends of Women (December 2014)

CUNY Students, Faculty Speak Out Against Racist Repression
The heinous police murder of Eric Garner in Staten Island, followed by that of Michael Brown and the military/police occupation of Ferguson, Missouri, brought a wave of outrage across the United States and around the world. Thousands of anti-racist young and working people of all ethnicities took to the streets in solidarity with the besieged African American population of Ferguson, and with the families of Brown, Garner and others targeted by deadly police brutality. On September 3, the CUNY Internationalist Clubs got a strong response to our call for a “Speak-Out Against Racist Repression” at CUNY’s Hunter College in midtown Manhattan. Here is a report on the protest, with photos and excerpts from the remarks of participants. CUNY Students, Faculty Speak Out Against Racist Repression (8 September 2014)

Sunset Park Fights Back Against Police Attack

It’s been only two months since Eric Garner was chokeholded to death in Staten Island by the racist cops, and barely a month and a half since the police murder of 17-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. But despite the national outcry and a thousands-strong march in New York in late August, two incidents in the Sunset Park neighborhood of Brooklyn show once again the face of racist police violence under liberal Democratic NYC mayor Bill de Blasio. The first involved a heavy‑duty arrest of a vendor after a festival in the park; in the second, a cop slammed a pregnant woman on the pavement on her abdomen and her son and husband were arrested. The residents of this heavily immigrant neighborhood feel singled out for aggressive enforcement under NYPD chief William Bratton’s “broken windows” strategy of massive arrests for minor infractions. On Saturday, September 27, some 300 people came out to protest against the brutal police siege. While many called for Bratton’s resignation, racist cop terror is endemic in capitalist America. To put a stop to it will require nothing less than workers revolution. Sunset Park Fights Back Against Police Attack (28 September 2014)

A Victory for Workers Solidarity
Wyatt McMinn Not Guilty!
At a trial today, June 27, in Clark County District Court in Vancouver, Washington, Wyatt McMinn, the vice president of Local 10 of the Painters Union and a class-struggle trade unionist, was found not guilty of first degree criminal trespass. He stood up to an anti-union lobbying outfit which under the phony slogan of “right to work” would take away workers’ right to unionize. This is a victory for labor rights, democratic rights and workers solidarity. Wyatt McMinn Not Guilty (27 June 2014)

Drop the Charges Against Wyatt McMinn Now! (January 2014)
Defend Wyatt McMinn, Defeat “Right to Slave”!
(November 2013)

Defend North Korea and China Against Imperialism and Counterrevolution
U.S. War Provocations Push Korea to the Brink

For the Revolutionary Reunification of Korea, North and South!
Over the last month and a half, the United States and South Korea have engaged in an escalating series of military provocations against North Korea. Simultaneous “war games” have simulated a nuclear aerial bombing of the North, a ground invasion from the South, annihilation of the leadership and the “insertion” of tens of thousands of U.S. troops searching for nukes. While the imperialist media are, as usual, strenuously demonizing the North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and playing up blustering statements coming out of the North Korean capital of Pyongyang, the Pentagon has been laying the basis for a military strike against the North. The whole operation is part of detailed plan elaborated by the Obama administration, dubbed “the playbook,” for U.S. shows of force. But this is no football game. The Internationalist Group and League for the Fourth International defend North Korea, a bureaucratically deformed workers state, against the war provocations, economic blockade and any attack by U.S. imperialism and its South Korean junior partners, no matter how it starts. We also defend North Korea’s development of nuclear weapons, its main deterrent against a war by the power which laid waste to the North in the Korean War. U.S. War Provocations Push Korea to the Brink (13 April 2013)
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Contact us at the following addresses:

U.S.A.

To contact the League for the Fourth International write to: Internationalist Group, Box 3321, Church Street Station, New York, NY, 10008, U.S.A. Tel (212) 460-0983. Fax (212) 614-8711 
E-mail: internationalistgroup@msn.com 

MEXICO

To contact the Grupo Internacionalista/México write to:  Apartado Postal 12-201, Admón. Postal Obrero Mundial, CP 03001, México D.F, México

E-mail: grupointernacionalista@yahoo.com.mx

BRAZIL

To contact the Liga Quarta-Internacionalista do Brasil write to: Caixa Postal 3892, CEP 2001-0974, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil 
E-mail: eliqb@uol.com.br

E-mail: lqb1996@yahoo.com.br

GERMANY

To contact the League for the Fourth International in Germany, write to:  Postfach
80 07 21, 21007 Hamburg, Germany 

 


We would like to hear from you. If you are interested in learning more about the Internationalist Group and the League for the Fourth International, contact us at: internationalistgroup@msn.com