The International Food Crisis and Proposals To Overcome It

By ERIC TOUSSAINT and OMAR AZIKI [Editor’s note: We reprint this article by the Committee for the Abolition of Illegitimate Debt (CADTM). In 1989, the Bastille Appeal was launched, inviting popular movements throughout the world to unite in demanding the immediate and unconditional cancellation of the debt of the so-called developing countries. This crushing debt, along with neo-liberal macro-economic reforms imposed on the global South, has led to an explosion of worldwide inequality, mass poverty, flagrant injustice and the destruction of the environment.

Whistleblower Julian Assange and the CIA’s Daily Wars Against Humanity

By JEFF MACKLER Of the estimated 1.4 million top security clearance U.S. personnel employed by one or another of the government’s 18 branches of its $81 billion annually budgeted “U.S. Intelligence Community,” perhaps one or two individuals each year are designated as “whistleblowers” and persecuted to the high heavens.

POMPEO SUED OVER SURVEILLANCE OF ASSANGE VISITORS

By JOE LAURIA Guests Who Visited WikiLeaks Publisher Julian Assange In The Ecuador Embassy Have Sued The C.I.A., Former C.I.A. Director Mike Pompeo And Spanish Security Firm UC Global For Allegedly Violating Their 4th Amendment Rights.

One year ago,  Afghanistan: The Defeat of U.S. Imperialism and the Road Ahead

By JEFF MACKLER, National Secretary of Socialist Action A re-print from August 2021, when US military fled Afghanistan in defeat. After 20 years of untold U.S. government-inflicted barbaric horrors on the people of Afghanistan the world’s greatest military power, along with its NATO allies, stands humiliated, demoralized and defeated, forced to abandon their claimed nation-building project in the face of irreversible Taliban victories over the past year and longer.

Biden Visits Apartheid Israel and “Bone Saw” Saudi Monarch

BY BARRY SHEPPARD Biden’s Mideast trip, aimed at boosting his historically low and still-declining approval ratings, now at 32 percent, ended with a whimper. Indeed, the U.S. ruling elite is increasingly looking for a more viable, that is, electable 2024 presidential alternative. Regardless, whichever face they decide upon, Democrat or Republican, progressive or liberal or centrist, their fundamental policies will remain in place to the detriment of all humanity.

UKRAINE: NO TO THE U.S.-ORCHESTRATED WAR AND FASCIST COUP

BY JEFF MACKLER U.S. Out Now! U.S. Hands off Ukraine! Abolish NATO! No to U.S./NATO nuclear war-threatening “no-fly zones” over Ukraine! Self-determination for the people of Donbass! For an independent socialist Ukraine! No to U.S.-backed fascist coups and the establishment of U.S. puppet governments! No to U.S. oil wars everywhere! $Billions for human needs; not a penny for war! For a rapid transition to a safe, clean, fossil fuel free worker-controlled energy system that guarantees quality jobs and security for all! Close all military bases the world over, beginning with the 1,100 U.S. bases in 110 countries, followed by Russia’s seven bases and China’s single base in Djibouti!

Roger Waters [formerly of Pink Floyd] National Concert Tour Defends Julian Assange

By BRIAN GARVEY From start to finish Waters used his platform to scream out a message to a packed Boston Garden. It was a message that was explicitly anti-war, anti-authoritarian, pro-people, and pro-justice; offering commentary that was not only poignant but also intentionally challenging to a mainstream audience.

Mexico’s President AMLO demands freedom for Julian Assange, ‘prisoner of conscience’ and ‘best journalist of our time’

By BENJAMIN NORTON Mexico’s left-wing President López Obrador denounced US hypocrisy and reiterated his call to free Julian Assange, calling him a “prisoner of conscience” and the “best journalist of our time, in the world.” At a press conference, AMLO played a WikiLeaks video showing the US military killing civilians in Iraq.

A Tale of Two Summits

By RICK STERLING Last week (June 8-10) there were two summits in Los Angeles, California: the Summit of the Americas hosted by the US State Department and the Peoples Summit hosted by US and international activist organizations. The two summits were held in the same city at the same time but could not be otherwise more different.

Capitalism’s World Economic, Political and Social Crises and the Road to Fight Back

By JEFF MACKLER Led by the dominant capitalist-imperialist nations, especially the U.S. and China, the system involves the capture and transfer of surplus value from workers in poorer countries to leading corporations in the advanced countries. Today, global value chain corporations that represent only 15 percent of all trading firms worldwide, capture some 80 percent of total trade.

JOIN Socialist Action’s zoom meeting on Sunday, June 19, 3pm Pacific, 6pm Eastern — Ukraine: Exposing U.S. Imperialism’s Proxy War for Profit and Domination

By NICOLAS BAKER Join Zoom Meeting https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81200185268?pwd=bmprdVN1d1VUMVhLZmlBVXlVOWV2Zz09 The U.S. government and its corporate media have created an Orwellian world of lies and half truths regarding the origins of the present war in Ukraine. Obliterated from the record has been the central role of the U.S. in its orchestrated 2014 coup that imposed a fascist-led U.S.-dominated government aimed at seizing control of Ukraine’s resources to advance the wealth and power of the U.S. corporate elite.

Debate in the Fourth International Part III: Capitalism’s World Economic, Political and Social Crises and the Coming Fightback

By JEFF MACKLER, for Socialist Action/USA This is the third and final text presented by Socialist Action as a minority viewpoint to the February 19-23, 2022 meeting of the Fourth International (FI), an international socialist current of some 56 parties across the globe. Some 150 representatives of these parties gathered this year via Zoom due to the COVID 19 crisis to discuss and debate the Fourth International’s politics and program. The politics in the report below were adopted by the National Committee of Socialist Action/USA, a fraternal party of the FI barred by reactionary U.S. legislation from being a formal member of any international socialist organization. The text below was rejected by the February FI meeting by the vast majority of delegates. The central thesis of the majority text asserts that the building of revolutionary socialist parties on the Leninist model anywhere in the world today is not on the agenda. The text below, slighted updated to cover developments since the February FI meeting, challenges this view in all its fundamentals.

Debate in the Fourth International Part II: There Is No Equal Sign Between U.S. Imperialism and Chinese and Russian Imperialism: An Alternative to the FI majority text entitled “The World Geostrategic Situation”  

By JEFF MACKLER, National Committee/Socialist Action USA This text was adopted by Socialist Action’s National Committee for presentation to the annual February 2022 meeting of the delegates to the Fourth International’s elected international leadership. Representatives of some 56 parties across the globe were present at this five-day zoom gathering. Socialist Action participates only in a fraternal capacity due to reactionary U.S. legislation that bars membership in international socialist organizations.