We Stand with Muslims and Immigrants! No Deportations! No Wall! Ban Trump & Fascism!

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January 30, 2017

References: Berna Ellorin, ILPS-US, berna.ellorin@gmail.comBill Doares, ILPS-US, nosigui@yahoo.comLyn Meza, ILPS-US, acongo@aol.com

We Stand with Muslims and Immigrants!

No Deportations! No Wall! Ban Trump & Fascism!

The US Chapter of the International League of Peoples Struggle (ILPS-US) calls on its member organizations to join and fully participate in the mass actions across the US in major international airports where immigrants and Muslims are being detained and all other mass actions protesting President Trump’s abuse of executive powers against the people.

US imperialist-led wars of aggression, destabilization, and neoliberal economic policies under both Democratic and Republican administrations are the root of the global refugee crisis and the forced migration of the world’s unemployed from plundered countries. Yet at the same time, the purveyors of the global crisis of monopoly capitalism, led by US imperialism, turn to scapegoatism and criminalization of those most victimized by the crisis —  the tens of millions of displaced peoples from war-torn and/or impoverished countries — further aggravating the social and economic crisis.

The countries identified in Trump’s travel ban are all countries that the US has bombed, militarized, wrecked, or launched other forms of imperialist aggression in order to control of the region’s vast oil deposits, natural resources and maintain its global hegemony.

The Trump regime is backed by large monopoly oil profiteers who gained immensely from the last Bush regime’s invasion of Iraq. It may well be using islamophobia to provoke a crisis that could “justify” yet another oil war, possibly targeting Iran. The recent Trump-ordered Navy SEAL raid against Al-Qaida in Yemen, resulting in dozens of casualties of both combatants and civilians, as well as the move of the US embassy in Tel Aviv to Israeli-occupied Palestine can be seen in this context.

The wall that Trump is projecting to build on the US-Mexican border has its origins back with the US Congress as early as 2006, with The Secure Fence Act that received bi-partisan support, including from then-Democratic Senators Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. The post-9/11 war on immigrants under the Bush administration was continued under the Obama Administration with the unprecedented deportation of over 2 millions immigrants from the US– more than any other administration in history. Present Trump is threatening to continue and intensify this repression against undocumented workers, as well as threatening cities across the US who offer sanctuary to undocumented workers and refugees.

More than ever, it is only through solidarity and unity of the entire US working class– across racial, religious, and ethnic lines– that we can stop these attacks.

The strength of the protests and volume of the people’s outcry, as well as the positive stand of local governmental leaders around the country, have forced the federal judiciary to temporarily block the deportations. But even in the face of this victory of the people, the Trump administration exposes its arrogance by declaring the travel ban will stay in place. But Trump’s tyranny will not faze our resistance. It will in fact, do the opposite. As our solidarity for our Muslim and immigrant sisters and brothers is unconditional, our resistance only grows stronger with every repressive tactic, every attempt to stop us.

We will not be subdued.

The International League of Peoples Struggle, or ILPS, is an anti-imperialist and democratic formation promoting, supporting, and developing the anti-imperialist and democratic struggles of the peoples of the world, including workers, women, youth, professionals, and other sectors of society against the ideological, political, military, social, and cultural domination and attacks of imperialism and reaction. With members spanning 6 continents in over 40 countries, the ILPS is the largest global formation of its kind. For more information, visit ilps.info.

Resistance is the Only Way Forward!

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January 20, 2017

Contacts:  Berna Ellorin, ILPS-US, berna.ellorin@gmail.com,  Bill Doares, ILPS-US, nosigui@yahoo.com

Resistance is the Only Way Forward!

Resist Trump, Oligarchical Rule, Neo-Fascism, and War;

Unite to Smash Imperialism, Fight for Liberation, Build a Better Alternative!

As the new face of US imperialism is set to take office this January 20th, the broad masses of workers and the oppressed in the US are taking to the streets in protest. The US Chapter of the International League of Peoples Struggle (ILPS-US) remains steadfastly committed to building and strengthening the broad united front against imperialism from within the borders of the US. As the economic and social crisis in the US is set to worsen under a Trump presidency, the people’s resolve to resist monopoly capitalism and fight for a better alternative grows stronger.

Worsening Crisis and War: at Home and Abroad

As crisis is endemic to monopoly capitalism, the global economic crisis is set to worsen under a Trump presidency, most especially the crisis felt inside the US.

Trump’s appointments of his cronies to the US Cabinet, with a cumulative net worth of $14 billion, overtly exposes the oligarchic and reactionary character of US government. Each of his Cabinet appointments are millionaires and billionaires have little to no experience in public service and/or a demonstratively neoliberal policy agenda to intensify impoverishment and dispossession on the working class and oppressed peoples inside the US for the sake of securing the interests and superprofits of the US financial oligarchy.

To secure more superprofits, US monopoly capitalism will continue to aggressively expand itself as a global hegemonic power over the world’s raw materials, territories, markets, and peoples through greater war and militarism abroad. In order to achieve total seizure and control over the world’s natural resources such as oil and gold, US monopoly capitalism must rely on pumping up its military industrial complex to crush and annihilate national and social liberation movements abroad. A prime target is the Palestinian liberation movement and all nations of West Asia, including Syria, Iraq, Iran and Yemen who are fighting to secure the world’s largest oil deposits for the benefit of the peoples in the region. It must unleash endless war and militarism on the peoples of Asia, Africa, and Latin America fighting to defend the sovereignty and patrimony of their nations. It must impoverish other nations through war and neoliberal economic policies that channel cheap labor from poor nations to the US in search of a means of survival.

Currently, it must encircle and contain its competitors, Russia and China, by fanning the flames of propaganda, such as the CIA-orchestrated campaign to direct popular anger away from the ruling class and towards Russia. Both Democrats and Republicans have joined in the Hate Russia chorus, which aims to promote another imperialist war.

We won’t fall for it.

Fascism is Imperialism in Decay

To maintain its empire, US monopoly capitalism must deeply divide the working and oppressed peoples inside the US. It must rely on the historical structures of white supremacy, racism, and slavery built by capitalism to drive deep racial divisions among the people. It must sow xenophobia and Islamophobia to place the blame on immigrants and Muslims for the impacts of the crisis caused by capitalism.

It must use the corporate media as a tool to propagate this culture of division, and as an extension of its war and militarism abroad, it must beef up the militarization of the police, ICE, and other domestic state forces to suppress dissent and resistance as the crisis worsens.

The rise of neo-fascism across Europe and now more overtly under a Trump presidency indicates the untenable character of monopoly capitalism and the US ruling class. As the crisis worsens and the capitalist system sinks, the financial oligarchy must cling to power through violent suppression of the people. Fascist tactics set to worsen under Trump include the beefing up of the surveillance state, the criminalization of dissent, including international solidarity for national liberation struggles abroad against imperialism, political imprisonment and mass incarceration of the poor, including the detention and deportation of immigrants.

Liberation Rests on the Strength of the Broad Anti-Imperialist United Front

While waging life and death struggle for liberation, the peoples of the world have identified imperialism as their principal enemy and are uniting across borders through the spirit of international solidarity. The US Chapter of the International League of Peoples Struggle is contributing to the strengthening of a broad anti-imperialist movement from within the borders of the US to link with the broader anti-imperialist united front around the world.

Unity is key in resisting a Trump presidency and all it will unleash. Working class solidarity must be forged across racial, religious, and ethnic lines. We must not lose sight of the real enemy that wants to divide us here at home, and blind us from what it is doing to our sisters and brothers in other countries.

We are one with the striking workers in the workplaces, the indigenous peoples confronting the multinational corporations, the freedom-fighters battling US proxy armies and peoples armies waging people’s war for liberation. We are inspired that in waging struggle, the people are building concrete pro-people alternatives to capitalism all over the world.

We know our struggles are connected and that we have a world to win.

We know that a united resistance is the only way forward.

The International League of Peoples Struggle, or ILPS, is an anti-imperialist and democratic formation promoting, supporting, and developing the anti-imperialist and democratic struggles of the peoples of the world, including workers, women, youth, professionals, and other sectors of society against the ideological, political, military, social, and cultural domination and attacks of imperialism and reaction. With members spanning 6 continents in over 40 countries, the ILPS is the largest global formation of its kind. For more information, visit ilps.info.

Build the Broad United Front vs. Trump and Fascism

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November 12, 2016

Reference: Berna Ellorin, ILPS-US, berna.ellorin@gmail.com

Build the Broad United Front vs. Trump and Fascism

A Call for Unity and Action

 The International League of Peoples Struggles in the US (ILPS-US) congratulates and is inspired by the sheer hundreds of thousands that have taken to the streets immediately following the announcement of the Presidential win of Donald Trump. This indicates the people in the United States are not paralyzed by our fear, nor are we willing to tolerate fascism and state repression. We must organize to ensure this fight back movement is sustained and advanced.

The electoral results unmask the gravity of the social and economic crisis in the United States, the deep-seated slave-owner mentality still dominant with the ruling class, and the gains of the divide and conquer tactics unleashed on by the people in the USto blur and diffuse the reality of class struggle and to protect the wealthiest in this country.

While it is understandable that oppressed communities in the US are concerned and fearful of the fascism, heightened racism and xenophobia in store with a Trump presidency, the people must work to unite in collective action not only for our defense, but for our liberation from a rotten global and domestic system that as it decays, becomes more repressive and divisive. This includes organizing a movement to fight back and undo a Trump presidency.

The working class, including the working class whites, and oppressed peoples of the US, have long felt the brunt and burden of a system that continuously denies us security, livelihood, jobs, development, peace, and justice. While the people grow more desperate, the ruling class, with the government and corporate media as their tools, plays with us like chess pieces, pitting usagainst each other, creating fake enemies based on race and religion for the people to direct their class anger towards, while hiding the real cause of class exploitation and national oppression in the US—the crisis of the monopoly capitalist system itself and its adherence to neoliberalism.

The face of neoliberal attacks in the US appears not only as the dominance of the Wall Street, outsourcing of jobs and major industries, austerity measures and harmful cutbacks in the public sector, but as militarization, police terror, mass incarceration, deportation, displacement, raids, and other forms of state repression as well. While undocumented workers, Black people, Chicano and Latino people, indigenous peoples, Muslims and Arabs face harsh discrimination and repression by the state, the entire working class in the US, of which these communities are integral to, faces rising hardship, joblessness, homelessness, hunger, lack of access to healthcare, education, and social services. It is this very class oppression against us that must unite us.

The reality of a Trump presidency and its aggravation of the worsening crisis in the US provides excellent conditions for organizing a broad united front against Trump and fascism, as well as bold collective action. The work of uniting and organizing the broadest ranks of those impacted by neoliberalism is one

we must duly undertake in order to defend our communities and build a viable mass movement that can change the status quo.

History shows us it is the parliament of the streets, not the parliament of the state, that determines change.

Let us also be inspired by the solidarity of those rising up every day in countries attacked by US imperialism through wars of aggression, military occupation, counter-insurgency, and neoliberal economic subjugation. From the mothers and fathers laying their bodies in front of military tanks, to those braving the water cannons and police batons aimed at the picket lines, to those engaged in armed struggle in the countryside, those amongst the poorest in the world standing up to the biggest corporations and mercenary armies to defend their lands, peoples growing resistance worldwide remains undaunted by reactionary state power, as must ours.