Trotskyist Bulletin #8

BT Cringes on Afghanistan Defense

BT Cringes on Afghanistan Defense

Document 2c.10 Reprinted from Workers Vanguard No. 482, 21 July 1989 Over the past decade Western imperialism waged a hysterical campaign against Soviet military intervention in Afghanistan. For the anti-Soviet left, which quickly fell...

TB# 8: Afghanistan & the Left

TB# 8: Afghanistan & the Left

TABLE OF CONTENTS   Introduction 1. Afghanistan Under Imperialist Attack, 2001 1.1 U.S. Imperialist Rule: An Endless Horror International Bolshevik Tendency leaflet, 18 September 2001 1.2 Imperialism’s Bloody Trail Reprinted from 1917 No. 24,...

Trotskyist Revolutionary Internationalism vs. Robertson’s Bogus Brigade

Trotskyist Revolutionary Internationalism vs. Robertson’s Bogus Brigade

Document 2c.12 Reprinted from 1917 No. 7, 1990 In our previous issue, we commented on the Spartacist League’s (SL) cynical “offer” to dispatch a military expedition to assist Najibullah and his People’s Democratic Party...

Pamyat Rides in Moscow

Pamyat Rides in Moscow

Document 2c.11 Appendix Reprinted from 1917 No. 6, 1989 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...

On ‘Hailing’ Brezhnev’s Afghan Policy

On ‘Hailing’ Brezhnev’s Afghan Policy

Document 2c.11 Reprinted from 1917 No. 7, Winter 1990 For well over a year, we have been involved in a continuing polemic with the Spartacists over the political adaptation to the Stalinist bureaucracy implicit...

Letter to Frederico

Letter to Frederico

Document 2c.5 The following letter was written by James Robertson to Frederico P., one of the iSt’s leading European cadres at the time. Note Robertson’s suggestion that “Trotskyists would have their throats cut upon...

Report From Heroic Jalalabad: Front Line Afghanistan

Report From Heroic Jalalabad: Front Line Afghanistan

Document 2c.9 Crush CIA’s Mujahedin Reprinted from Workers Vanguard, No. 482, 21 July 1989 From Our Correspondent in Afghanistan JALALABAD, July 7—Thousands of people thronged through the streets of this revitalized city today to...

Worldwide Effort for Jalalabad Tops $40,000

Worldwide Effort for Jalalabad Tops $40,000

Document 2c.8 The following is excerpted from an article in Workers Vanguard, No. 480, 23 June 1989 In early February, as the Soviet army completed its withdrawal, with basic social gains at stake, the...

Bolshevik Tendency letter to Trotskyist League of Canada

Bolshevik Tendency letter to Trotskyist League of Canada

Document 2c.7 The following letter was dated 2 April 1989 Dear Comrades: We were pleased to note at your forum last night that, after almost five years, you have finally abandoned your policy of...

Fake-Trotskyists Make Fake Offer

Fake-Trotskyists Make Fake Offer

On SL/PDC ‘Brigade’ for Kabul Document 2c.6 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...