1917 #6

Permanent Revolution & Black Labor in South Africa

Permanent Revolution & Black Labor in South Africa

Smash Apartheid Through Workers Revolution The development of powerful trade unions rooted in South Africa’s black proletariat is one of the brightest chapters in the recent history of the international working class. Nowhere on...

‘Fire and Water’

‘Fire and Water’

Workers Sanctions & Capitalist Sanctions What attitude should revolutionaries take toward bourgeois ‘‘sanctions’’ against apartheid? This question, much debated in the international left in connection with South Africa, was similarly posed in the 1930s...

Mayekiso Acquittal: A Victory for the Oppressed!

Mayekiso Acquittal: A Victory for the Oppressed!

On April 24 the international proletariat and the oppressed masses of South Africa won a victory when Moses Mayekiso, general secretary of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) and his four...

Pamyat Rides in Moscow

Pamyat Rides in Moscow

Not so long ago, one of the favorite slogans of the Spartacist League (SL) was ‘‘The Klan Doesn’t Ride in Moscow!’’ It was intended to cut against anti-Sovietism among sectors of the American population...

Fake-Trotskyists Make Fake Offer

Fake-Trotskyists Make Fake Offer

On SL/PDC ‘Brigade’ for Kabul Reprinted below is a letter from the Bolshevik Tendency to the Spartacist League regarding a proposal by the SL’s Partisan Defense Committee to organize a combat brigade for Afghanistan:...

Tony Cliff’s Family Tree

Tony Cliff’s Family Tree

The largest ‘‘state capitalist’’ group claiming some connection to Trotskyism is the British-based Socialist Workers Party (SWP/B) headed by Tony Cliff. The founders of the SWP/B deserted the Trotskyist movement in the early 1950s...

On the Nature of the USSR

On the Nature of the USSR

BT Debates LRP The Bolshevik Tendency (BT) and the League for the Revolutionary Party (LRP) held a public debate on the Russian question on December 10 1988, in New York City. Approximately forty people...

The Decline of the Printers Union

The Decline of the Printers Union

Lessons For The U.S. Labor Movement The strike at the San Francisco Progress is just the latest in a long series of attacks on the living standards of American workers in the print trades....

Militant Printer’s Class-Struggle Program

Militant Printer’s Class-Struggle Program

Reprinted below is the program of Militant Printer which was published in the first issue of the newsletter, 15 July 1983: The program of ‘‘Militant Printer’’ is first and foremost for a break with...

S.F. Progress Plundered

S.F. Progress Plundered

‘No Pay, No Work!’: Workers Occupy Plant Frank Lorenzo’s much-publicized corporate union-busting at Eastern Airlines, which led to the recent strike of machinists and pilots, is representative of a host of smaller battles being...