Monthly Archives: March, 2013

Fight the Discrimination against the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community

Reactionary Forces mobilize in France against the legislation of the same sex marriage Statement of the Internationalist Socialist League (Israel/Occupied Palestine) and the Revolutionary Communist International Tendency (RCIT), 28.3.2013 Since 2008 we live in the midst of the worst economic crisis of the world capitalist system which takes place within the historical decay of the capitalist […]

ISL-Report from Land Day in Palestine

Report by Yossi Schwartz from the Internationalist Socialist League (Israel/Occupied Palestine), 31.3.2013 The Arab Jewish revolutionary ISL participated in the land day in the town of Sakhnin, distributing hundreds of leaflets in Hebrew and Arabic calling for one democratic Palestinian state from the river to the sea that will be one multinational workers state from […]

Cyprus: General Strike against EU Troika Diktat and Austerity Program!

Down with EU-Colonialism! Workers in Cyprus: Exit the EU, expropriate the banks and corporations and fight for a workers government! Resolution by the Revolutionary Communist International Tendency (RCIT) and the Internationalist Socialist League (Israel/Occupied Palestine), 28.3.2013 1. The recent EU/IMF bailout agreement with Cypriot government is nothing but an imperialist program of financial enslavement of […]

Land Day 2013: From a Symbolic Struggle to a Real Struggle

Statement of the Internationalist Socialist League (ISL), supported by the RCIT http://www.thecommunists.net/worldwide/africa/land-day-2013/ Note from the Editorial Board: This is a statement of the Internationalist Socialist League (ISL) in Israel/Occupied Palestine. The Revolutionary Communist International Tendency (RCIT) fully supports the statement from our comrades. We share their analysis and perspectives. * * * March 30th – […]

Summary of the ISL-LRP split

We live in a revolutionary period brought about by the worst historical and economical crisis of the world capitalist system since 1929. The capitalist system is a fetter on the forces of production, already demanding a world planned socialist economy. The capitalists, as usual, are trying to force the working class, the peasants, the lower […]

What Stands Behind The Reconciliation Between Israel and Turkey

The reconciliation between Israel and Turkey is aimed against Syria, Iran and the Palestinians! by Yossi Schwartz, Internationalist Socialist League (Israel/Occupied Palestine), 25.3.2013 Obama’s visit to Israel is part of the US strategy against the Arab Revolution in Syria, Egypt, and Tunisia and at the same time the plundering of Iran’s oil. He came to […]

What Stands Behind the Zionists’ Offensive Against the Haredi Jews

The Most Right Wing Government in the History of Israel plans to divert the Anger from the Capitalist Class to the Arabs and the Ultra Orthodox by Yossi Schwartz, Internationalist Socialist League (Israel/Occupied Palestine), 25.3.2013 One of the most rotten political blocks in Israel is the block of the settler’s party led by Benet’s The […]

Down with the Netanyahu-Lapid-Benet-Liberman government!

By Yossi Schwartz (Internationalist Socialist League, Israel / Occupied Palestine), 14.3.2013 The new coalition government of Israel is the most right wing government in the history of Israel. It is a government committed to a war against Iran, military intervention in Syria, expending the settlements in the lands Israel occupied in 1967, deepening the discrimination against the […]

Victory to the Revolution in Syria!

The second anniversary of the uprising in Syria by Yossi Schwartz, Internationalist Socialist League (Israel/Occupied Palestine), 15.3.2013 The wave of the Arab revolution that began in Tunisia reached Syria on March 15, 2011, when a group of schoolchildren used a can of spray paint to write on the school wall, the popular slogan of protesters […]

Fight against Zionist Racism and Fascism in Israel

By Yossi Schwartz, Internationalist Socialist League (Israel/Occupied Palestine), 5.3.2013 The racist Israeli state has launched two Palestinians-only bus lines in the 1967 occupied West Bank. Haaretz daily reported that the Zionist Transport Ministry opened the lines on Monday, to be used by Palestinian super exploited workers travelling between the West Bank and Israel, after the […]

New Imperialist Threats in East Asia: Hands off North Korea!

Statement of the Revolutionary Communist International Tendency (RCIT), 12.3.2013. Supported by the Internationalist Socialist League (Israel / Occupied Palestine) on 13.3.2013 1. The United Nations Security Council has voted unanimously for a US-drafted resolution which tightens the sanctions on North Korea. The RCIT denounces this decision as an attempt of the imperialist Great Powers – […]

Is a New Palestinian Popular Uprising Erupting?

Report by Yossi Schwartz, Internationalist Socialist League (Israel/Occupied Palestine), 27.2.2013 Masked Palestinian gunmen fired in the air on Monday as thousands marched at the West Bank funeral of Arafat Jaradat, a Palestinian prisoner whose death in an Israeli jail, almost certainly caused by torture.

ISL’s Resignation Letter to the LRP (March 2013)

When we first contacted the LRP, six years ago, we were struck by three rare qualities that your organization seemed to possess: a firm grasp of Marxist theory, integrity, and an ability to combine these two qualities with work in mass movements and organizations. It seems to us that even though your organization was probably […]

The ISL Breaks with the LRP (March 2013)

In light of emerging political and organizational differences of significant nature, we, the members of the Internationalist Socialist League (Israel/Occupied Palestine) hereby announce our unanimous decision to cease our struggle to form a joint international tendency with the League for the Revolutionary Party (US). We deem any further efforts invested in this direction, which by […]

Release Samer alIsawi! Release All Palestinian Political Prisoners! (February 2013)

We, members of the Internationalist Socialist League, denounce all forms of oppression against the Palestinian people, whether in the territories Israel occupied in 1948, or the ones in 1967. We recognize the right of the Palestinian people to struggle against occupation and oppression in all territories controlled by Israel – a Zionist-imperialist Apartheid state.

Down With the French Imperialist Attack on Mali! Defend All Forces Fighting Against the Invaders! (February 2013)

04.02.2013 Last year, on the 16th of January 2012, several groups in the northern region of the West African state of Mali known as Azawad – arguably the most prominent of which was the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad (MNLA) – have initiated an insurgency against the Malian government. By April of that […]

Demand the Immediate Release of Samer alIssawi and All Palestinian Political Prisoners! (February 2013)

An Appeal from the Internationalist Socialist League (Israel/Occupied Palestine) To all political parties, trade unions, groups and individuals that oppose the oppression of the Palestinian people, We call upon you comrades, brothers and sisters and all advocates of justice and democracy, to demand from the Israeli government to release immediately Samer alIssawi who was imprisoned […]

Why We Refuse to Support the Daam 2013 Election Campaign (January 2013)

The Israeli elections coming up on the 22nd of January are causing very little excitement in Israel itself. The victory of the right is a foregone conclusion, and center-left Zionism remains weak and divided. One popular pass-time for left Zionists has become to produce sheets of complicated calculations and faulty logic intended to prove that […]

After the Gaza War and the UN Statehood Vote – Palestinians Face Crisis of Leadership (January 2013)

“It would make clear that the Two-State solution is alive and put an end to the nonsense about a bi-national state.” ~Palestinian Official to Uri Avnery about the significance of the UN vote

The Zionist State Tries to Break Gaza Again – and Fails Again (November 2012)

Apparently satisfied by its terrorist slaughter of at least 162 Palestinians, including many children, its wounding of over a thousand and its terrible destruction of Gaza’s infrastructure, Israel has agreed to a new “ceasefire” agreement. All revolutionaries who stand steadfast in defense of the Palestinians against Zionism’s monstrous crimes should be clear about what this […]

There Can be No Social Justice While the Palestinians Are Oppressed! (July 2012)

We live in a time reminiscent of the 1930s: a deep crisis of world capitalism, which forces humanity to face the historic alternative: socialism or barbarism. In many countries, mass movements are breaking out today, seeking a way out of the dead end of the decaying imperialist system.

The Anti-African Pogrom: Zionism’s Latest Crime (June 2012)

The pogrom against Tel Aviv’s community of African immigrants on May 23 was the worst outburst so far in an escalating campaign by politicians of all major Israeli political parties to incite racist hysteria as a distraction from the growing crisis of the Zionist state. With Prime Minister Netanyahu branding the immigrants a “threat to […]

Solidarity with Da’am activists (May 2012)

Dear comrades of Daam, We are writing to express our solidarity with you and our condemnation of the Zionist bullying which you have faced on the 12.5.2012, during the so-called Neighborhood March. There is no doubt that your refusal to back down in the face of intimidation and physical attacks shows true bravery and dedication. […]

May Day 2012 Statement

For Liberation From Oppression and Poverty – Socialist Revolution is the Solution! Today we march to commemorate May Day – the day symbolizing the struggles of working-class and poor people against capitalism’s exploitation and oppression – at a time of great opportunity, as well as great danger.

Nakba Day statement (May 2012)

We are here today to commemorate Nakba Day in memory of the violent expulsion of 900,000 Palestinian women, children and men by the Zionist gangs who established the state of Israel. This brutal attack was the culmination of decades of oppression and expropriation of the Palestinians by the Zionist settlers, who from day one had […]

Land Day Statement (March 2012)

Only the Workers and Poor People Can Lead the Arab Revolutions to Victory! This year, we commemorate Land Day – the day of protest and anger of the Palestinian people against Israeli oppression – against the backdrop of the revolutions in the Arab world.

Zionist State Launches Attack on Women (December 2011)

Chauvinism Cannot Be Defeated Without Struggle against Palestinian Oppression Recently in Israel, we have witnessed a wave of reports on acts of chauvinist oppression, especially ones committed by Haredi (ultra-orthodox) Jews: from attempts to stop women from singing in public, through attempts to force women to sit in the back of the bus, and up […]

On the Prisoner Exchange Deal and the Palestinian Hunger Strike (September 2011)

Free ALL Palestinian Political Prisoners! The racist Israeli media is jubilant. With the exception of some ultra-hardline Zionists who complain that any Palestinians were freed in exchange for Gilad Shalit, Zionist ideologues are today celebrating the “homecoming” of the soldier they refer to as “our child.” Meanwhile, Palestinians celebrate the release from Israeli prisons of […]

On the Palestinian Authority’s UN Bid for Statehood (September 2011)

A Joint Statement by the Internationalist Socialist League (Israel/Occupied Palestine) and the League for the Revolutionary Party (U.S.) On the Palestinian Authority’s UN Bid for Statehood – No to the Sellout of Palestinian Rights! For a Palestinian State From the River to the Sea! As soon as Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas announced his […]

Israelis Demand Social Justice – But What of the Palestinians? (August 2011)

A tent city in Tel Aviv setup to draw attention to the high cost of housing in Israel has sparked a mass protest movement across the country. Last weekend over three hundred thousand Israelis marched in protest. “The people,” they chanted, “want social justice!”

Facts Against Fictions – the ISL Responds to CWI Charges that it Lied About their Israeli Group (August 2011)

Facts Against Fictions – the ISL Responds to CWI Charges that it Lied About their Israeli Group In our recent statement on the Israeli housing price protest movement,[1] the ISL made some serious criticisms of the role played by the Maavak Sozialisti group (MS), the Israeli section of the Committee for a Workers International (CWI). “Maavak,” we […]

Down with Zionist Attacks on Gaza and Egypt! (August 2011)

Representatives of the Zionist state and their supporters claim that their brutal attacks on Gaza over the last few days are retaliation for the supposedly “unprovoked” wave of armed attacks against Israelis in the south of the country, as well as the renewed firing of missiles at Israeli towns. As is often the case, they […]

An Open Letter to As’ad AbuKhalil: Can Israeli Protests Aid Palestinian Liberation? (August 2011)

Dear Comrade AbuKhalil: I am a supporter of a revolutionary socialist organization in Israel which considers all of Israel to be “Occupied Territory.” We fight for the establishment of a Palestinian state, from the river to the sea. From this perspective, I write to respectfully challenge your recent postings on the so-called “revolution of the […]

The Housing Protests in Israel (July 2011)

Join the Arab Revolution! No to the Housing Discrimination against Arabs! We have gathered here today to protest the increase in the costs of living in Israel in the last decade, which have lately become unbearable. Thus, after years of relative silence the Israelis, led by the middle class, have erupted with the mass protests […]

The ISL’s May Day Statement (May 2011)

Long Live May Day! Long Live the International Socialist Revolution!  The revolutions that have taken place during the past few months in the Arab world are the last nail in the coffin of any claim that the fall of the Soviet block signaled the final victory of capitalism. The capitalist apologists and ideologues, whose role […]

Nakbah Day Statement (May 2011)

FOR THE RETURN OF ALL THE PALESTINIAN REFUGEES TO THEIR LANDS AND HOMES! SOCIALIST REVOLUTION IS THE ONLY SOLUTION! The Zochrot group, Abnaa’ AlBalad and others, have taken upon themselves, over the years, the greatly important and most appreciated political activism of organizing the protest and commemoration events regarding the Nakbah – the actions of […]

On the Libyan Revolution (April 2011)

Down with the Imperialist Intervention in Libya! For Workers’ Revolutions Across North Africa and the Middle East! A Joint Statement by the League for the Revolutionary Party (U.S.) and the Internationalist Socialist League (Israel/Occupied Palestine) The leaders of the U.S., Britain and France claim that their current bombardment of Muammar el-Qaddafi’s dictatorship in Libya is […]

The ISL’s Land Day Statement (March 2011)

Long Live Land Day! Long Live the Struggle of the Masses in the Middle East!  The Middle East is on fire. In every country in our region, the masses are struggling to overthrow the tyrannical oppressive regimes they have been suffering under for decades. In Egypt, the epicenter of the modern day revolutionary struggle in […]

An Open Letter to the Revolutionary Socialists of Egypt (February 2011)

An Open Letter from the Internationalist Socialist League (Israel/Occupied Palestine) and the League for the Revolutionary Party (U.S.) The following is a response to the statement “Glory to the martyrs! Victory to the revolution!” issued by the Revolutionary Socialists group in Egypt, published on February 1 (e-socialists.net/node/6445) and circulated widely in English on February 6 […]

The Egyptian Revolution Must Advance – or It Will Be Defeated! Working-Class Revolution Is the Solution! (February 2011)

The Egyptian Revolution Must Advance – or It Will Be Defeated! Working-Class Revolution Is the Solution! By the Internationalist Socialist League (Israel/Occupied Palestine) and the League for the Revolutionary Party (U.S.) February 20, 2011 On February 11, the masses of Egypt, joined by Arab peoples in many other countries, were in the streets celebrating the […]