Lenin: ‘I declare war to death on Great Russian chauvinism’

Vol. 82/No. 48 - December 24, 2018
V.I. Lenin, central leader of 1917 Russian Revolution, at left in front, with delegates at 1920 Second Congress of Communist International. He led 1922-23 fight to defend national rights of oppressed peoples long encased in czardom’s prison house of nations, like toilers in Ukraine.

Below are excerpts from Lenin’s Final Fight: Speeches and Writings, 1922-1923. The first is a memo by Vladimir Lenin to the political bureau of the All-Russian Communist Party, formerly the Bolshevik Party. From chapter two of the book — “The…

25, 50 and 75 Years Ago

Vol. 82/No. 48 - December 24, 2018

December 27, 1993 Washington manipulated its economic might to shove concessions down the throats of Paris and Tokyo as the world trade talks under the auspices of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade closed December 15. After caving in…

‘Yellow vest’ protests force French gov’t to back down

French ‘deplorables’ demand more, want ‘whole baguette’
Vol. 82/No. 47 - December 17, 2018
Protesters at Arc de Triomphe in Paris Dec. 1, before cop tear gas and water cannon attack.

PARIS — In face of sustained mass, popular mobilizations from rural areas as well as working-class suburbs, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced Dec. 4 a six-month suspension of the proposed hike in car fuel taxes. These proposed taxes were…

Working class must lead rural revolt against capitalist rulers

Vol. 82/No. 47 - December 17, 2018

Around the world, a mood of angry revolt is spreading among the “people from nowhere” — workers, family farmers and the rural poor, those who never have a voice in the big business press. Whether wage slaves or debt slaves,…

Disaster from Camp Fire is result of capitalist rule

Vol. 82/No. 47 - December 17, 2018
Fire survivors Rubyjade Stewart and son Rene, outside their tent in Chico Walmart lot Nov. 21.

CHICO, Calif. — It was raining heavily when Socialist Workers Party members from Oakland arrived at the Chico Walmart parking lot here Nov. 29. Our goal was to extend solidarity with survivors of the Camp Fire camped out here and…

Welcome to the 1,404 new readers of the ‘Militant’!

Vol. 82/No. 47 - December 17, 2018
Irma Carpio, a high school student in Louisville, Kentucky, speaks with SWP member Amy Husk Dec. 1. Carpio had organized with other students to support teachers’ strike last spring.

The Militant welcomes the 1,404 readers who subscribed over the last eight weeks! A final scoreboard on the drive to sell 1,400 subscriptions and an equal number of books on working-class politics by leaders of the Socialist Workers Party, along…