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Longshore Workers Shut Down Israeli-Owned Zim Line Ship at Port of Oakland, California

On August 16-18, 2014, a labor-community picketline at the Port of Oakland, Calif., stopped the loading and unloading of cargo from the Zim Piraeus, a ship owned by the Israeli Zim Integrated Shipping Services Co., to protest Israel’s attacks on Gaza and its people. An estimated 3,000 to 5,000 people – including union leaders and […]

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The Scottish Independence Vote and The Future of Britain

The crisis of capitalism has revived all of the old national oppressions and is again posing the questions of nationalism. The Scottish independence vote, which invigorated 80% of the country’s voting electorate, has illustrated the breaking of a serious crisis for Great Britain and its existence, which may be irreversible at this point after 45% […]

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Beyond the Biased Referendum on Scottish Independence

Beyond the Biased Referendum on Scottish Independence By François Forgue The British newspaper The Guardian ran a headline on September 8, ten days before Scotland’s referendum on independence, that read, “Whatever the Scots Decide, the Old Order is Dead and Buried.” And the article explained: “The mounting support for the ‘Yes’ vote cannot be explained […]

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Brazil’s Popular Referendum: A Massive “Yes” for a Sovereign Constituent Assembly!

The newspaper of the O Trabalho current of the Brazilian Workers Party (PT) published the day after the Popular Referendum for a Sovereign Constituent Assembly draws a first assessment of this event, which saw several million workers, peasants and young people vote massively throughout Brazil in favor of convening a Constituent Assembly. Following are excerpts from the […]

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Importantes diferencias de posicionamientos empiezan a desarrollarse en el movimiento sindical acerca del bombardeo y bloqueo a Gaza por Israel

Estados Unidos de Norteamérica: Importantes diferencias de posicionamientos empiezan a desarrollarse en el movimiento sindical acerca del bombardeo y bloqueo a Gaza por Israel Extractos de Socialist Organizer Por Alan Benjamin (26  de Agosto de 2014) Una situación nueva está apareciendo en el movimiento sindical norteamericano, consecuencia de los bombardeos y ataques terrestres llevados a […]

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Defying the democrats: Marxists and the lost labor party of 1923

[This essay was originally posted at] September 10, 2014 By Eric Blanc (eblanc17 [at] Discussions on how to break working people from the hold of the Democratic Party have acquired a new immediacy as a result of the recent electoral victories of independent working-class candidates in Seattle, Washington, and Lorraine, Ohio, as well […]

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Continued Inroads on Palestinian Lands by Israeli State

[reprinted from Issue No. 318 (Sept. 10, 2014) of Informations Ouvrières (Labor News), the weekly newspaper of the Independent Workers Party of France. The translation is by The Organizer newspaper.]   Since the end of the Israeli bombings of Gaza in late August, the media have been silent on the situation facing the Palestinian people […]

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100 Years After World War I: Special Double Issue of La Vérité/The Truth

Dear Readers and Supporters of The Organizer Newspaper, We are proud to announce the publication of a Special Double Issue (No. 82, 688 Old Series) of La Vérité/The Truth, the theoretical magazine of the Fourth International. This Special Issue includes 11 articles on the meaning of 1914 and its lessons for today. We are including […]

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Important Fissures Develop in U.S. Labor Movement Over Israel’s Bombings and Blockade of Gaza

A new situation is developing in the U.S. labor movement in the aftermath of the U.S.-funded Israeli bombing and ground onslaught against Gaza and its people — an onslaught which to date has killed more than 2,000 Palestinians (largely women and children), left more than 9,500 severely injured, rendered up to 400,000 people homeless, and […]

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A HISTORIC BALANCE SHEET AND A CALL TO ACTION: Statement by the International Secretariat of the Fourth International on Palestine

26 August 2014 At a time when the workers and peoples of the whole world are gripped by the war of extermination being waged by Israel against the Palestinian people, particularly in Gaza… At a time when the rights of the Palestinian people are being trampled upon, everybody is asking themselves the same question: Is […]

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