Capitalist globalization, imperialisms, geopolitical chaos and their implications

This text was adopted by the International Committee meeting in February 2016 as a reference for further debate, approving the general approach of the introductory report: the questions addressed (without claim to completeness) and how to treat them in the debate. The reworked document is attached…

A victory of the far right – the results of the elections in Mecklenburg-West Pomerania

Mecklenburg- West Pomerania is a Land (region) in the north-east of Germany, situated on the territory of the ex-GDR. There are only 1.33 million voters. Nevertheless, the result of the regional elections on September 4 in this Land is shaking up the political debate in Germany, up to federal level…

Anatomy of a Failed Coup in the UK Labour Party

As the Chilcot Inquiry report is released to the public, those MPs attempting to depose Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn—their leading lights inescapably sullied by having supported the war—are suing for peace. Over a week of high-profile resignations, statements, demands, pleas and threats have…

Social and political ferment in South Africa

Meeting organised by the French section of the Fourth Internationalwith Niall Reddy, member of the Democratic Left Front in South Africa.

Brexit vote is a disaster, but the struggle goes on

Socialist Resistance statement on the result of the EU referendum The Brexit vote to leave the EU is a victory for the right-wing xenophobes and a disaster for the struggle against austerity in Britain. It is a victory for racism and a mandate to strengthen the borders of Britain against migration…

Brexit crisis: for unity and solidarity in Europe, against racism and social dumping

This statement was adopted by the Bureau of the Fourth International on 28 June 2016 1. The result of the British referendum is a further stage in the crisis of the EU after Greece and the migrants crisis. A large majority of voters in England and Wales has voted for "Brexit”, imposing "Leave" on…

LGBT+phobia: True colors – What does Orlando mean?

  "Orlando's message to us is : you're not safe anywhere" On 12 June 2016, Omar Mateen killed 49 people in the LGBTIQ nightclub Pulse in Orlando, during a LatinX theme night introduced by trans performers. The overwhelming majority of the victims were LatinX or Black. Mateen claimed to be…

After the killings in Orlando: grief, anger and vigilance

This statement was made by the the Bureau of the Fourth International at its meeting of 19th June 2016. The killings perpetrated at the Pulse lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) nightclub in Orlando in the United States leave us in profound grief. Our thoughts are with the…

Report on the international situation

This report will not attempt a detailed survey of the world but will try to stress what is most significant, what, in our view, should come under a common understanding of events and tasks. On many regional situations, the comrades will broadly enrich the discussion through their interventions…

Solidarity with the Mexican workers’ struggle

Two of the most important contingents of the Mexican proletariat, the Mexican Electrical Workers’ Union (SME) and the National Mine, Metal and Allied Workers’ Union (SNTMMSRM), are engaged in major battle to defend their organisations, their contracts and their jobs. These conflicts put the class…
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