The Anti-Imperialist United Front1
08/03/2022 by socialistfight
Towards the end of the International Perspectives we established the global hegemonic position of the USA, its great finance capital institutions in Wall Street and its allied transnational corporations with corresponding military might to defend the dollar as the world’s trading and reserve currency. For all British workers and those in the metropolitan centres of global imperialism and primarily their vanguard who aspire to lead them in revolution or struggle for radical change opposition we must take as our guiding principle the following quotes from Trotsky:
“The struggle against war and its social source, capitalism, presupposes direct, active, unequivocal support to the oppressed colonial peoples in their struggles and wars against imperialism. A ‘neutral’ position is tantamount to support of imperialism.”
“The struggle against war, properly understood and executed, presupposes the uncompromising hostility of the proletariat and its organizations, always and everywhere, toward its own and every other imperialist…
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We need more of this stuff.
Here in France, as could be expected, Mélenchon has taken à “nor-nor” position followed by the POI lambertist and there is a discussion taking place among the rank and file of the Insoumis that have reformed their rangs for the election but with more working class people than petit bourgeois as it was the case in the last election.
People are very concerned with the approaching war and the succes of Mélenchon’s meeting in Lyon, where many, many young people attended (15 000 which is a large meeting for Lyon a somewhat a mild conservative place with a working class banlieue) because of the war.
The poor neighborhoods, mainly the ones with a relative big proportion of inmigrants will vote Mélenchon “en masse” because of his defense of inmigrants, but in the question of the responsability of the war, they are more to the left than Mélenchon. Many of them pointed the responsability of US/NATO and remember the crimes of imperialism all over the world.
I have criticize his position but there is no other possibility to stop the right and the far right but him for the moment.
Of course, if there was a party, even a little one, both issues should be adresed. The critic of lambertists that align themselves to whatever Mélenchon say and the worst positions of Mélenchon but with tact and not giving the conservatives any way to attack.
Someones say that the US/NATO will fight till the las ukrainien soldier, some others say that the UE and the US will weakend Russia to ruin, other said they will enter the fight and after it is hard to see.
Macron has used the war not to debate or take part in the election campaing, but in my opinion it is a mistake. Recently he gathered 200 people… a signal that he is not confident at all in his reelection.
The surveys give him 28% but it is outrageouysly exagerated. Mélenchon is mounting even if the surveys push him down.
It is quite probable that he could be in the second roud. The other one is quite dificult to say but I do not see Macron.
In the places I have been to make Mélenchon’s campaing I have never met a Macron voter and I have make a lot of places. Of course, I am not in the bourgeois, middle classe neighborhoods, but the popular ones are the ones with more voters.
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