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Jeremy Corbyn:
Tony Blair’s
nightmare!

Spartacist League/Britain leaflet, 12 August 2015

The gross capitulation of the Syriza-led government in Greece to the let-them-starve dictates of the European Union (EU) imperialists is a slap in the face to the millions who voted resoundingly to reject the EU’s austerity blackmail. Our comrades in the Trotskyist Group of Greece have initiated the following call for the establishment of workers action committees around a program of proletarian struggle against the EU and its Syriza lackeys. Such struggle is in the class interests of the working people in all EU countries and internationally.

Repudiate Syriza’s Sellout to the EU!

ENOUGH!

Αποκηρύξτε το Ξεπούλημα του ΣΥΡΙΖΑ στην ΕΕ!

ΑΡΚΕΤΑ!

 

Workers Vanguard No. 1072

7 August 2015
The closing date for news in this issue is 4 August.

Workers Vanguard skips alternate issues in June, July and August. Our next issue will be dated September 4.

 

Workers Vanguard

Greece: For Workers Struggle Against EU Starvation Diktat

Down With the EU! No to Syriza Sellout!

Greek voters decisively rejected the bloodsucking “bailout” of the country pushed by the imperialists of the European Union (EU) and the U.S.-dominated International Monetary Fund (IMF) in a referendum on July 5. Just one week later, the Syriza-led capitalist government trampled on the referendum results and sold out to the imperialists. In exchange for the prospect of 86 billion euros ($96 billion) in new loans, Syriza prime minister Alex Tsipras agreed to punishing austerity measures that are even harsher than those rejected in the referendum.

While final agreement on the bailout has not yet been reached, the Greek government has hiked the regressive VAT (sales taxes) and has pledged to slash pensions and rip up union contracts. Trampling on the remnants of Greece’s national sovereignty, the EU is demanding reorganization of the judiciary and government administration. Public assets, including utilities, airports and real estate, are to be placed in a trust fund administered by Greece’s imperialist creditors, with the aim of selling them off to raise 50 billion euros to be mainly used to pay off debts and recapitalize the banks.

Since 2010, the EU and the IMF have imposed draconian austerity measures on Greece in exchange for a series of “rescue packages.” Those “rescued” have not been the Greek people, but Greek and international banks: 90 percent of the bailout money has gone to debt repayment. The EU is an unstable consortium of capitalist countries that works to increase profits by squeezing the workers throughout Europe, while its dominant members—Germany and, to a lesser extent, France and Britain—use it to further subordinate the weaker, dependent European countries.

Greece is in a profound economic and political crisis triggered by the 2007-08 global financial meltdown, and Greek working people are being bled white to pay for it. Today, over half of Greek youth are unemployed; 300,000 people have no access to electricity; and an estimated 800,000 have been cut off from medical care due to poverty or lack of insurance. What industry did exist in this country of 11 million people has been decimated by the German-dominated EU “single market.” Factories across the country stand empty. (read on)

Latest Postings

· Jeremy Corbyn: Tony Blair’s nightmare!

· Spartaco n. 78

· Workers Vanguard No. 1072

· Workers Hammer No. 231

· Syrizas Ausverkauf an die EU – Widersetzt euch! Es reicht!

· ¡Repudiar la capitulación de Syriza ante la UE! ¡BASTA!

· Rigettare la svendita di Syriza all’Ue! BASTA!

· Rejetez la capitulation de Syriza devant l’UE ! C’EN EST ASSEZ !

· Repudiate Syriza’s Sellout to the EU! ENOUGH!

· Αποκηρύξτε το Ξεπούλημα του ΣΥΡΙΖΑ στην ΕΕ! ΑΡΚΕΤΑ!

· Spartacist Canada No. 185

· Στο δημοψήφισμα λέμε:
  Ψηφίστε ΌΧΙ! Κάτω η ΕΕ!
  Καμία Υποστήριξη στην Κυβέρνηση του ΣΥΡΙΖΑ!

· In the Referendum We Say:
  Vote NO! Down With the EU!
  No Support to the Syriza Government!

· Κάτω η Ιμπεριαλιστική ΕΕ!
  ΣΥΡΙΖΑ: Ταξικός Εχθρός των Εργατών, Καταπιεσμένων

· Le Bolchévik nº 212

· Contre l’austérité et le capitalisme :
  Mobilisez la puissance sociale de la classe ouvrière !
  Tracte de la Ligue trotskyste, Montréal, 25 avril 2015

· Australasian Spartacist No. 225

· Spartacist South Africa No. 12

· Spartakist Nr. 208

· Spartacist (deutsche Ausgabe) Nummer 30

· Workers Hammer No. 230

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· Espartaco No. 43

· Le mouvement ouvrier doit s’opposer à la guerre raciste « contre le terrorisme »
  États-Unis/Canada : Hors d’Irak et de Syrie !

· Η Ελλάδα στη Δεκαετία του 1940: Μια Προδομένη Επανάσταση

· ¡Por una lucha de clase obrera para sindicalizar a los camioneros portuarios!

· Крым является русским
  Бюллетень Спартаковцев, Приложение N°22

· Spartacist (English edition) No. 64

· Antymarksistowski „ekosocjalizm” Johna Bellamy Fostera i spółki

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· Strajk w Neupack

· Krym jest rosyjski

· Spartacist (edición en español) Número 38

· Türkiye: Kitlesel Protestolar İslamcı Rejimi Sarsıyor

· Spartaco n. 77

· Spartacist (édition française) numéro 41

· 『スパルタシスト』36号

· İlkeler Ve Bazı Program Öğeleri Bildirisi

· !دافعوا عن ليبيا ضد الهجوم الأمبريالى

· مصر: انتفاضة جماهيرية تتحدى الدكتاتورية

· Militant Strike Wave in China (Chinese)

· Deklarasyon ng mga Prinsipyo
  at Ilang Elemento ng Programa

Latest Archival Postings

· 『スパルタシスト』33号—35号

· Η ίδρυση της Τροτσκιστικής Ομάδας της Ελλάδας
  Για ένα Λενινιστικό κόμμα στην Ελλάδα!
  Για μία Σοσιαλιστική Ομοσπονδία των Βαλκανίων! (2004)

· Cuadernos Marxistas No. 3
  Chile: Lecciones del Frente Popular (1975)

· L’agonie meurtrière de Bourguiba (janvier 1984)

· Répression antisyndicale en Tunisie
  Bas les pattes devant l'UGTT! (mars 1986)

· Le coup d'Etat de Ben Ali et la menace intégriste
  (janvier 1988)

· Near East, 1950s:
  Permanent Revolution vs. Bourgeois Nationalism
  (August 2000)




About the ICL




V.I. LeninLeon TrotskyThe International Communist League (Fourth Internationalist) is a proletarian, revolutionary and internationalist tendency committed to the task of building Leninist parties as national sections of a democratic-centralist international. Our aim is the achievement of new October Revolutions—nothing else, nothing other, nothing less. The ICL bases itself on Marxist historical, dialectical materialism and seeks in particular to carry forward the international working-class perspectives of Marxism developed in the theory and practice of the Bolshevik leaders V. I. Lenin and L. D. Trotsky and embodied in the decisions of the first four Congresses of the Communist International as well as key documents of the Fourth International such as the Transitional Program (1938) and "War and the Fourth International" (1934). We also look to James P. Cannon, a leader of the early American Communist Party who was won to Trotskyism and went on to become a principal founder of the Socialist Workers Party (SWP), working in close collaboration with Leon Trotsky. The origins of the ICL are in the Spartacist League/U.S., which began as the Revolutionary Tendency in the SWP and was bureaucratically expelled in 1963. Our ICL "Declaration of Principles and Some Elements of Program" was modeled on the Declaration of Principles adopted at the 1966 founding conference of the SL/U.S.

Adopted at the Third International Conference of the ICL in early 1998, the declaration presently exists in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese, German, Russian, Polish, Italian, Turkish, Indonesian, Greek, Korean and Tagalog. In this post-Soviet period, marked by a deep regression of proletarian consciousness, we continue to be guided by Trotsky's statement that "the task of the vanguard is above all not to let itself be carried along by the backward flow; it must swim against the current." Reforge the Fourth International, world party of socialist revolution!