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Down with Zionist Terrorism! Defend the Palestinians!

Down with Zionist Terrorism! Defend the Palestinians!

For International Labor Action against Israeli Apartheid! The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) launched “Operation Protective Edge” against the Hamas-run Gaza Strip on 8 July, placing the Palestinian population in Gaza under brutal military assault...

UPP Banned in South Korea

UPP Banned in South Korea

Down with the National Security Law! Defend Democratic Rights! On 19 December 2014, the Constitutional Court of South Korea ordered the disbanding of the Unified Progressive Party (UPP) on the grounds of alleged “support...

Platypus and the Maoists

Platypus and the Maoists

Revolutionary Thought and Practice The following is an edited version of a talk by IBT supporter Jason Wright, participating in a panel discussion on “Revolutionary Thought and Politics” at the Left Forum in New...

Adrian Blakelock

Adrian Blakelock

1948–2014 In June 2014, Adrian Blakelock, a supporter of the International Bolshevik Tendency, died in London after complications from liver failure. Adrian will be remembered for his empathy and wit, as well as his...

Spartacists Repudiate Class-Struggle Caucuses

Spartacists Repudiate Class-Struggle Caucuses

Belated rationalization for abandonment of trade-union work Bryan D. Palmer’s excellent book, Revolutionary Teamsters, on the Minneapolis general strikes of 1934, illuminates the struggle that remains to this day the high point of American...

Spartacist Confusionists & the Scottish Referendum

Spartacist Confusionists & the Scottish Referendum

SL & IG flounder on Scotland and Quebec In September’s referendum on Scottish independence, a clear majority of voters (55 percent) chose to remain within the “United Kingdom.” While upholding the right of all...

Scotland’s Independence Referendum

Scotland’s Independence Referendum

Austerity, nationalism and class collaboration On 18 September, residents of Scotland aged 16 and older will be asked a simple question: ‘Should Scotland be an independent country?’ As the referendum on independence draws near,...

No payment! No meters! Abolish the water charges!

No payment! No meters! Abolish the water charges!

Irish working class organise to fight back Recent weeks have seen dramatic scenes of working people taking action to defend themselves against the imposition of the hated water charges. Over 100,000 took to the...

Managing the Greek Crisis

Managing the Greek Crisis

Syriza & the Dangers of Popular Frontism Since the outbreak of the global financial crisis and the imposition of severe austerity measures dictated by the Troika (International Monetary Fund, European Central Bank and European...