Socialism From Below

The International Socialist Tendency (IST) is a current of revolutionary socialist organisations, based in different countries, which share a political outlook and seek to help each other by exchanging experience and practical support.

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DECLARACIÓN INTERNACIONAL SOBRE TRUMP E IRÁN

Sunday 5th January 2020

1. Donald Trump, al ordenar el asesinato de Qassem Soleimani junto a otros líderes militares iraníes e iraquíes, ha cometido un acto de guerra que podría incendiar Oriente Medio.

2. Los asesinatos fueron motivados, sin duda, por cálculos políticos a corto plazo por parte de Trump, pero pertenecen a la fase más reciente de la crisis de dominación estadounidense de la región.

3. Esta crisis se remonta a la invasión estadounidense y británica de Irak en 2003. La destitución de Saddam Hussein y la derrota de la ocupación crearon un vacío de poder que muchos estados de la región de Oriente Medio y el Norte de África (MENA) —Irán, Israel, Arabia Saudita, Turquía y los Emiratos Árabes Unidos— y las potencias externas, sobre todo Rusia, han intentado explotar. Sus rivalidades han provocado una serie de conflictos peligrosos y sangrientos: en Siria, Yemen y Libia. El acuerdo sobre el gasoducto, respaldado por Estados ...

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Trump ve İran konusunda Uluslararası Sosyalist Akım açıklaması

Sunday 5th January 2020

• Donald Trump, Kasım Süleymani’nin ve diğer bazı İranlı ve Iraklı askeri liderlerin suikast yoluyla öldürülmesini emrederek, Ortadoğu’yu ateşe verebilecek bir savaş hareketinde bulundu.

• Trump açısından cinayetlerin arkasındaki motivasyon kuşkusuz kısa dönemli siyasal hesaplardı, ancak yine de bu cinayet bölgedeki ABD egemenliğinin krizinin son safhasıyla ilgili.

• Bu krizin izleri Irak’ın ABD ve Britanya tarafından 2003 yılındaki işgaline kadar uzanıyor. Saddam Hüseyin’in devrilmesi ve işgalin yenilgiye uğraması hem Ortadoğu ve Kuzey Afrika bölgesindeki İran, İsrail, Suudi Arabistan, Türkiye ve Birleşik Arap Emirlikleri gibi devletlerin hem de –başta Rusya olmak üzere– dış güçlerin istismar etmeye çalıştığı bir iktidar boşluğu yarattı. Bu devletlerin rekabeti Suriye’de, Yemen’de ve Libya’da bir dizi tehlikeli ve kanlı çatışmaya yol açtı. Yunanistan, Kıbrıs ve İsrail arasındaki ABD destekli boru hattı anlaşması, anlaşmanın imzacılarıyla Türkiye arasındaki gerilimi daha da arttırıyor.

• İran’daki İslam Cumhuriyeti rejimi, Ortadoğu’daki ABD gücünün gerilemesinden en çok faydalanan güçlerden biriydi. Süleymani, Irak’tan Suriye'ye ve Lübnan'a uzanan ...

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International solidarity against the threat of war

Monday 16th December 2019

The workers of Turkey, Greece and Cyprus have nothing to gain by the latest escalation of the dispute in the Mediterranean over Exclusive Economic Zones. On the contrary, we all have much to lose if this becomes a military confrontation.

The promises of our ruling classes that exploration for oil and natural gas in the sea will bring prosperity are false. It only brings super profits for the energy multinationals like Exxon, Total and ENI, it worsens the contribution of fossil fuels to climate change and it exacerbates the rivalries between imperialist and local powers in the area.

These rivalries are reactionary on all sides. The attempts by our governments to present their actions as “defense of the homeland” are not true and this is shown very clearly by the fact that the Erdogan and Mitsotakis governments are supporting different forces fighting in Libya. Bengazi is not part of a ...

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Against xenophobia! For working people’s unity!

Thursday 12th September 2019

Joint statement of International Socialist Tendency organisations in Africa:

1. International Socialists across the African continent categorically condemn the wave of xenophobic violence which rocked South Africa over the last week. These attacks against fellow poor working people and accompanied retaliatory action in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria, Zambia and other countries are unjustified and senseless.

Xenophobia and racism have grown over the last decade of a global economic crisis. Rightwing politicians and interests have tapped into the frustration and anger of millions of people who have been thrown into the abyss of hopelessness and frustration.

2. Nationalism, racism, ethnicism and all forms of anti-foreigner politics are aimed at dividing the working-class, our communities and the unemployed. The enemies of poor South African working masses are not poor people from other countries.

They are the rich local capitalists and their foreign imperialist partners.
They jointly run the big corporations, which make billions ...

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