The Historic Failure of COP26

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(Introduction to our article Global Warming: IPCC Report AR6 - Writing a Death Warrant? ( from Revolutionary Perspectives #19 ( · We are republishing a text written before the start of the climate conference in Glasgow (COP26) which took a detailed look at the seriousness of the climate crisis and predicted the conference would achieve almost nothing. Events have confirmed this prediction.

The Crisis in the Taiwan Strait

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For some months now the atmosphere over the stretch of sea that separates China from Taiwan has become very heated, but this has become more intense in recent weeks. China continues to fly planes in Taiwanese airspace, meanwhile it is relentlessly building military infrastructure in the area facing the island.

Kazakhstan: The Working Class Attempts to Find its Voice?

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On 2 January, in response to a sudden increase in gas prices, protests and blockades rose up in the oil city of Zhanaozen in the Mangistau region, western Kazakhstan. The revolt has now spread across the country, including Almaty, the largest city in the country, and Nur-Sultan, the capital. It has forced the current president, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, to sack his cabinet, declare a state of...

Happy Holidays from the Capitalists: Economic Misery and Disease in our Stockings

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It is hard not to feel depressed. At what is supposed to be a time of the year when families and friends gather together to enjoy each other’s company and exchange gifts, even this small escape from the wage-laborer’s life of fast-paced monotony seems difficult to enjoy when the overbearing clouds of capitalism cover us in darkness.

Capitalist Negligence Killed 14 Workers in Midwestern Tornado

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Tornadoes that struck Kentucky, Illinois, and other states over the past week have left almost 100 dead across the damaged areas, with around the same number unaccounted for, countless injured, and vast swathes of homes and infrastructure destroyed. As is usual with these phenomena, this is yet another ‘natural’ disaster that has fallen the hardest on our class.

Marginal Notes on COP26 in Glasgow

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Few scientists now question the link between human activity (primarily the use of fossil fuels) and climate change. Extreme weather events (summer heat waves, torrential rains, winter storms, ozone holes, etc.) are increasingly commonplace and are difficult to explain by resorting to natural variability alone.

Against Capitalism, As Always!

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(Leaflet distributed by the PCInt during the "No Draghi Day" protests in Italy.) · No Draghi Day? Against Capitalism, As Always! · Since 1945, the Italian bourgeoisie has rarely (and only when it has had to) managed to temporarily put aside its internal rivalries, to create a government that includes almost all institutional parties.

Striking Kellogg's Workers: Don't Settle for Crumbs!

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(Leaflet distributed by the IWG during the Kellogg's strike in Lancaster, PA.) · Striking Kellogg's Workers: Don't settle for crumbs! Demand the abolition of the 2-tier system & more! · The ongoing strike of 1,400 Kellogg’s workers throughout the US is a continuing source of inspiration to other workers in this country and abroad who are joining in what is a fragile but significant...

China's "Capitalist-Socialism" is Beginning to Tremble

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The Chinese real estate market (officially strictly "socialist"!)(1) has been showing signs of crisis ever since the China Evergrande Group failed to pay interest on an offshore bond and revealed itself as the most heavily indebted real estate group in the world. This is a sign of a possible formal recognition of what is a substantial real default.

USA: "Striketober", An Unprecedented Wave of Strikes

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The United States has experienced a wave of strikes on a scale rarely seen since 1968. All over the country, workers, exhausted by the Covid-19 pandemic, are demanding improvements in their working conditions. Driven by the rise in the cost of living, these thousands of workers are putting pressure on their bosses to grant them wage increases. This encompasses every sector of the economy.

Letter From a Striking Oil Worker in Iran

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Below is a brief note from a striking worker, Mahmoud from Assaluyeh. Not only is it a good illustration of how the leading strikers in Iran today are thinking and how their discussions are shaping up, it also gives us an insight into the potential of the working class movement when we see how far the workers have advanced.

Cuba: The Real Fight Against State Repression Begins with Workers' Self-Organization

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Political events in Cuba since the July 11 protests · Currently the political and social climate within Cuba is bleak. On July 11 of this year there were turbulent protests against the government which saw the latter employ all its repressive muscle and issue a call, out of sheer desperation, to its own supporters through national radio and television to join its armed thugs on the streets in...

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