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– Leon Trotsky, The Transitional Program


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Welcome! The Internationalist Group, section of the League for the Fourth International, fights for international socialist revolution, the conquest of power by the working class, led by its Leninist party, championing the cause of all the oppressed. After a decade and a half in which the ruling class trumpeted the supposed "death of communism," the imperialists are bogged down in losing wars of colonial occupation in the Near East while a global economic crisis shakes the foundations of the capitalist order. With mass unemployment, poverty and hunger ravaging the planet, once again there is talk of socialism and revolution. But as in the past, the key question is that of forging a vanguard to lead the struggle of the workers and the oppressed.

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recent articles
Outrage Over Cop Murder of Michael Brown Throws Capitalist Rulers Into National Crisis
Mobilize Across U.S. Against
Racist Police Terror in Missouri

For Labor/Black/Immigrant Mobilization Now!
Stand with Protests Against Military / Police Occupation
Drop Charges Against All Arrested Protesters
All Cops and Troops Out of Ferguson, Mo.!

When a police officer in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missouri shot down an unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown, and cops left his body lying in the street for hours, it set off an explosion of mass anger that hasn’t stopped. Despite massive deployment of military weaponry and armor, demonstrators brave racist repression by local and state police and the National Guard. What has happened in this white-ruled black Missouri town is not just the result of local racism, it is also a reflection of the rampant militarization of police forces across the U.S. The federal government has poured tens of billions of dollars into arming police for internal war, and we the poor, oppressed and working people are the target. The Internationalist Group stands with the embattled people of Ferguson, and hail the courageous youth who have refused to be intimidated by everything the racist rulers have thrown at them. Racist repression is a bedrock of American capitalism. Nothing short of socialist revolution will end it. Mobilize Across U.S. Against Racist Police Terror in Missouri (August 2014)

Defeat Israel / U.S. War – For Workers Action Against Zionist Slaughter
Defend Gaza and the Palestinian People –
For Arab-Hebrew Workers Revolution!

All Settlers Out of the West Bank!
From Egypt to Turkey, Fight for Workers Revolution!

Every two years since Israel’s rulers “disengaged” from Gaza in late 2005, the Israeli military has launched a murderous attack on the 1.8 million Palestinians confined in this narrow strip along the Mediterranean. As of July 29, over 1,200 Palestinians had been killed, three-quarters of them non-combatants and at least 250 children. This is a war to terrorize the Arab population, but it has not worked. Trotskyists call to defend Gaza against the Zionist onslaught while fighting for an Arab-Hebrew Palestinian workers state. Israel is neither a “colonial-settler state” nor an “apartheid state,” but a client state and junior partner of imperialism which seeks to expel the Palestinian population. Calls for “boycotts, divestment and sanctions” (BDS) are at bottom appeals to the imperialists and will not bring down Zionist rule. Instead, we call for international workers solidarity action pointing to workers revolution throughout the region. Defend Gaza and the Palestinian People – For Arab-Hebrew Workers Revolution! (29 July 2014)  

Mobilize Workers Action Against Police Terror!
Racist NYPD Murder of Eric Garner

The racists in blue uniforms of the New York Police Department are at it again. Eric Garner, 43, was standing on a corner in Staten Island when he was set upon by cops. When he complained of harassment, they put him in a chokehold. “I can’t breathe, I can’t breathe” he said over and over, but this didn’t stop the killer cops. In the aftermath, protesters have called for the ouster of NYPD top cop William Bratton, whose policy of massive arrests for minor infractions targeted Garner. But liberals and reformist leftists have given Bratton’s boss, liberal Democratic NYC mayor Bill de Blasio, a free pass. We said at the time of his election last fall, “De Blasio Will Be ‘Bloomberg Lite’.” And so  he has been. As a capitalist Democratic Party politician, he takes his orders from Wall Street and Washington. The response to heinous crimes like the murder of Eric Garner should be to massively mobilize NYC workers and the oppressed in class-struggle action. It will take nothing less than workers revolution to put an end to this system of racist police repression. Racist NYPD Murder of Eric Garner (26 July 2014)

After 5-Month Platinum Strike, 200,000+ NUMSA Members Walk Out
Worker Revolt Continues to Shake South African Capitalism
Victory to the Metal Workers Strike!
South African bosses are worried. No sooner had the five-month platinum miners ended, the longest in South Africa’s history, than 220,000 members of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa, the largest union on the continent, walked out. Bosses claimed the NUMSA strike was costing them 30 million dollars a day. The miners strike ended with a limited but real victory: facing down police repression and company attempts to starve them out, strikers won a substantial wage increase. Yet mine workers will still be living in abject poverty. NUMSA has declared its opposition to the ruling African National Congress (ANC) and its Tripartite Alliance which has held workers down for two decades and led to the 2012 Marikana massacre. But South Africa’s system of white supremacy was built on the bedrock of superexploitation of black labor, and has not changed under the black capitalist regime. Freedom from apartheid slavery for the impoverished masses requires a sharp break from the politics of class collaboration, rejection of the reformist myth of a “national democratic” (bourgeois) revolution and a fight for a black-centered workers government to begin the international socialist revolution. Worker Revolt Continues to Shake South African Capitalism (July 2014)

Elections and Miners Strike: South African Popular Front in Crisis (30 April 2014)
A Victory for Workers Solidarity
Flash: Wyatt McMinn Not Guilty!
At a trial today, June 27, in Clark County District Court in Vancouver, Washington, Wyatt McMinn, the vice president of Local 10 of the Painters Union and a class-struggle trade unionist, was found not guilty of first degree criminal trespass. He stood up to an anti-union lobbying outfit which under the phony slogan of “right to work” would take away workers’ right to unionize. This is a victory for labor rights, democratic rights and workers solidarity. Wyatt McMinn Not Guilty (27 June 2014)

Drop the Charges Against Wyatt McMinn Now! (January 2014)
Defend Wyatt McMinn, Defeat “Right to Slave”!
(November 2013)

Obama s Back-to-Work Order Is a Trap
SEPTA Workers: Strike Together to Win! 
Just past midnight on Saturday, June 14, over 400 unionized workers of the Southeast Pennsylvania Transit Authority walked off their jobs, following four years of fruitless contract negotiations with the SEPTA administration. But within a matter of hours, the Democratic administration of Barack Obama issued an executive order forcing the strikers back to work and barring IBEW and BLET from striking for 240 days. Obama s back-to-work order was a body blow to SEPTA unions. Yet it was hailed by the leadership of the striking unions (BLET/Teamsters and IBEW). The union tops had repeatedly called for increased government intervention in negotiations with SEPTA. SEPTA work