Recently the Trotskyist Faction decided to change our name. This became necessary after the formal split of the Gerry Downing grouping/website that still calls itself Socialist Fight from the international tendency that we previously commonly adhered to, the Liaison Committee for the Fourth International (LCFI). We came into existence as a faction to defend the … Continue reading Trotskyist Faction or Consistent Democrats: What’s in a Name?
In the Batley and Spen by-election, called because the previous Labour MP, Tracy Brabin, vacated the seat after being elected as Mayor of West Yorkshire, there is currently no genuinely supportable left-wing candidate running, though there is still time should someone with the resources to run one, such as the Trade Union and Socialist Coalition … Continue reading Batley and Spen – We Need an Independent Working-Class Candidacy
The following letter was a creditable and supportable initiative of Class Conscious, a leftist trend based in Australia, which we are pleased to endorse and publicise. To Richard Trumka, AFL-CIO PresidentWe defend the right of the Vermont AFL-CIO to have passed a motion authorising a General Strike if the 2020 election results had been overturned … Continue reading OPEN LETTER TO AFL-CIO PRESIDENT RICHARD TRUMKA
The recent retreat of Israel from 11 days of bombing Gaza, the unconditional ceasefire effectively imposed on it, is a major defeat whose implications are very damaging for the entire Zionist project. An article in the Middle East Monitor (24 May) by Dr Amira Abo el-Fetouh characterised the outcome very sharply: “Nuclear-armed Israel, and its … Continue reading Israel’s ‘Saif Al-Quds’ defeat and Mass Politics
The cease fire between Israel and the Hamas Palestinian government in Gaza after 11 days of bombardment is the result of a major failure of Israel in the face of multiple facets of resistance to Netanyahu’s deliberate provocation of this phase of the Zionist war against the Palestinians. The ceasefire was conceded very reluctantly, and … Continue reading LCFI Statement: Victory of Palestinian workers and international resistance humiliates Netanyahu
Nayib Bukele’s administration was an important supporter of imperialism’s anti-immigration policy in the Trump era. https://www.eleconomista.net/actualidad/Bukele-acepto-acuerdo-antiinmigrante-de-Trump-que-ignoraba-la-corrupcion-en-El-Salvador-20210226-0024.html. Today Bukele has fallen out of favour with Biden-Harris and is coming into conflict with American imperialism in Central America, approaching China. Bukele is a bourgeois politician who passed through the FMLN (Farabundo Martí Front of National Liberation), being … Continue reading Imperialism out of El Salvador and Central America! Workers must rely on their own strength!
For the end of ‘adjustment’ and repression Workers in Colombia are fighting in a series of struggles against the adjustment policy, the “model” of the semicolonial state that imperialism seeks to impose in Latin America. Faced with protests provoked by the tax package that Duque’s government wants to impose, the government is responding with a … Continue reading Down with the Duque-Uribe regime in Colombia!
The house seizures and evictions in Sheikh Jarrar, East Jerusalem/Al Quds, the attacks on worshippers at the Al Aqsa Mosque/Dome of the Rock, and the murderous attacks on Gaza by Netanyahu’s ‘caretaker’ government, are a further escalation of the genocidal Zionist project of destroying the Palestinian people. One obvious purpose of this is to prolong … Continue reading LCFI: Stop Israel’s Nakba in Al Quds
Communist Fight issue no 5, paper of the Consistent Democrats, British Section of the Liaison Committee for the Fourth International, is out now. Including in hard copy, it is on sale for £2.50 (£1 concession)It contains the extensive May Day statement of the LCFI, which addresses the issues posed for the world working class by … Continue reading Communist Fight #5 out now in hard copy also
American Secretariat of the LCFI Amazon is the largest online retailer on the planet. The company currently employs about 1.3 million people worldwide, placing it among the top 10 employers in the world, along with the US Department of Defense, the Chinese Army, the UK National Health Service, and private corporations like MacDonald’s and Walmart. … Continue reading The strategic direction of the fight against Amazon