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The war and its immediate consequences did not resolve, but rather exacerbated the economic and political contradictions in the United States and worldwide that increasingly drove Washington to use its military might in the first place. The war accelerated the rivalry between Washington and other imperialist powers and increased the likelihood of sharpening…

My review of After Theory by Terry Eagleton (2003)

....In tragedy, much turns on the fact that we are not wholly masters of our own destiny. It is this which is hard to stomach in an American culture for which 'I've made my choices' is a familiar phrase, and 'It wasn't my fault' an unacceptable one. It is this doctrine which has put so many on death row. In jaded, death-ridden Europe it is harder to…

New Missouri law threatens women’s fight for equality, family planning – The Militant

....In 1973 the U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision decriminalized abortion, creating a “right to privacy” for a woman and her doctor to carry out an abortion up to the point of “fetal viability,” roughly 24 weeks. The court’s liberal majority had decided to act on its political views, shortcutting a far-reaching debate raging then…

Defeat Moscow’s war on Ukraine’s independence! – The Militant

Celebrate the life of Ivan Dzyuba (1931-2022)

Ivan Dzyuba died Feb. 22 at the age of 90, ironically on the eve of Moscow's invasion of Ukraine. Dzyuba was a literary critic and Marxist who was jailed by the then-Stalinist Soviet government of Ukraine in 1973 for his defense of political rights and of V.I. Lenin's views on the right of Ukraine and other oppressed nations to self-determination. Lenin…

Biden State of the Union talk hypes US war machine, shows rulers’ crisis – The Militant

....For working people here, the toilers in Ukraine are our class allies, and their fight for national independence is our fight. For Biden and both main capitalist parties, the plight of Ukraine is an opportunity to find new ways to strengthen their hand for future wars over markets and profits.....The day after the State of the Union address, Biden…

Ukraine toilers put up fierce resistance to Putin’s invasion – The Militant

[....] Some Russian soldiers are demoralized after being confronted by angry working people, the opposite of what they had been told to expect. Some Russian prisoners of war say they had been used as “cannon fodder.” A number of Moscow’s units have refused to shell Ukrainian towns unless civilians left.Moscow admitted that 498 troops were killed…

Putin blames Lenin for Ukraine

The Russian president’s speech attacked Ukraine’s right to exist, denying it had achieved “stable statehood.” He claimed it was “an inalienable part” of Russia’s history and culture. He condemned “the severing of what is historically Russian land” by the Bolshevik Revolution.There was a brief period during the early Russian Revolution…

Oppose Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine! – The Militant

The Russian government’s invasion of Donetsk and Luhansk is a blow to working people in Ukraine, Russia and worldwide. It must be opposed. Like its occupation of Crimea in 2014, Moscow’s violation of Ukrainian sovereignty is aimed at advancing the reach of Russia’s capitalist rulers. They are seizing territory, subjugating the Ukrainian people…

SF school board recall reflects capitalist rulers’ political crisis – The Militant

After years of watching board members attempting to foist their “woke” politics on the cities’ schools, parents organized to put the recall on the ballot and won the vote.The outcome echoed last year’s defeat of former Democratic Party Gov. Terry McAuliffe in Virginia, expressing the revulsion of working people toward high-handed actions by…

Women’s rights fighter Jennifer Swayne thrown in jail in Wales – The Militant

LONDON — In an attack on the rights of all working people, Gwent police arrested women’s rights campaigner Jennifer Swayne under thought-control “hate-crime” laws Jan. 23. They searched her home, seizing materials, including the book Transgender Children and Young People: Born in Your Own Body.Swayne, who is disabled, was arrested as she was…

Ukraine context: Internationalism or Russification?

Internationalism or Russification?: A study in the Soviet nationalities problem By Ivan Dzyuba is available here.

SWP: ‘Combat Jew-hatred wherever it raises its head’ – The Militant

[....]“The increasing attacks against Jews today are not one-off events,” she said. “They reflect the crisis of capitalism. Jew-hatred is an integral part of the imperialist epoch. This includes antisemitic demagogy of a growing number of bourgeois liberals in the Democratic Party and the middle-class left.”Kuniansky pointed to Whoopi Goldberg’s…

Communist continuity backing Ukraine independence – The Militant

[....]Putin insists Stalin was right against Lenin.Prior to the 1917 revolution, under czarist rule, Ukrainians, Jews, Tatars, and millions in Central Asia and the Caucasus region were oppressed, denied the basic right to read or use their native language, practice their religion or exercise control over cultural, economic and political affairs.With…

FBI uses informers, entrapment to bring kidnap charges in Michigan – The Militant

At least 12 FBI informants and three FBI agents worked together to egg on and entrap 14 men, and then frame them up for supposedly plotting to kidnap Michigan’s Democratic Party Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in late 2020.In September 2020 a group of men gathered in a Michigan rural camp to conduct military-style exercises. As part of this, they were organized…

History of the fight for Ukrainian independence – The Militant

[....]For centuries the Ukrainian people were under the boot of Russia’s czarist rulers to the north. The Ukrainian people won independence briefly during the first few years of the 1917 Russian Revolution, as V.I. Lenin and the Bolsheviks fought for a voluntary Union of Soviet Socialist Republics that respected the Ukrainian people’s autonomy and…

‘Militant’ backs Ukraine independence – The Militant

[....]Working people in the U.S. and worldwide need to offer solidarity to fellow toilers in Ukraine by demanding “Russian hands off!” Washington, which has expanded its own NATO forces across Europe, is no friend of the Ukrainian people. It intervenes on behalf of the predatory interests of the U.S. capitalist rulers.‘Militant’ backs Ukraine…

Defend right to strike, political rights! – The Militant

[....]Because of the worldwide stagnation of capitalist production and trade with sharpening competition for markets, both here and worldwide, the rulers are making preparations for conflict — wars abroad alongside assaults on jobs, wages and working conditions at home.Without a course to organize independently of the exploiting class — at all levels…

Attack on Texas synagogue shows danger posed by Jew-hatred today – The Militant

[....] antisemitism is growing amid the heightened class tensions of today’s capitalist crisis.A central element of Jew-hatred is the assertion that Jews secretly control governments, banks, corporations and economic life around the world. This takes the blame off the real source of the exploitation and oppression working people face — the normal…

Democrats launch attack on rights, Constitution, claim to ‘save democracy’ – The Militant

Since before Donald Trump was elected president in 2016, the Democrats have campaigned nonstop to paint him as a criminal, outside the pale of normal bourgeois political dispute, bar him from office and demonize his working-class supporters. This drive reached a fever pitch for the first anniversary of the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol building.The liberals’…

My 2019 reading notes on The Meaning of the Second World War

‘Capitalism contaminates land, sea and air for profit’ – The Militant

Below are excerpts from the Socialist Workers Party 2007 resolution “The Stewardship of Nature Also Falls to the Working Class: In Defense of Land and Labor.” It is available in issue no. 14 of New International, a magazine of Marxist politics and theory.Labor’s transformation of nature is the source of all wealth, all advances in social productivity…

Rittenhouse verdict upholds political rights workers need – The Militant

[....]Accusing those you disagree with of being racist or a “white supremacist” has become the stock-in-trade of the left. It’s a way of stifling debate, as well as glorifying anything done in the name of “anti-racism,” including thuggery and looting. All of this is dangerous for the working class.Both Rittenhouse and his attorney, Mark Richards…

Defend political rights won in blood! – The Militant

[....]The facts presented in the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse clearly showed he was not guilty of murder in the killing of two men in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and that he acted in self-defense. The jury voted unanimously after lengthy deliberation. But it did not stop liberals, from the president on down, and middle-class radicals from disregarding the evidence…

Two views of the Rittenhouse Trial and Acquittal: The Militant versus the petty bourgeois left

....Those rioting with wild abandon, almost all of them Caucasian, were not supporters of the struggle but out and out enemies and wreckers of the movement and bear primary responsibility for what happened.Joseph Rosenbaum was a lumpen criminal and sadly, mentally ill, and was filmed, along with others, pushing a lit dumpster towards a gas station located…


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