Class Struggle and Gender Trouble

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(Leaflet distributed by the CWO at protests around the Gender Recognition Act (GRA) happening around the UK last year.) · Throughout human history societies have enforced different norms, expectations and categorisations of gender, sex and sexuality, which corresponded to the needs of the different modes of production.

Reopen or Close Schools: A Lose-Lose Situation for the Working Class

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(Article from 1919 ( the new journal of the North American affiliates of the ICT.) · The United States is now infamous across the world for, among many other things, an extremely poor handling of the Coronavirus, especially given the resources at its disposal. The weeks after the first confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the country were marked by denials of the severity of the virus, or even of the...

Kill the Bill? Change the System!

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(Leaflet distributed by the CWO at various Kill the Bill protests happening around the UK.) · The heavy handed police response to a vigil in memory of Sarah Everard and the protest in Bristol against the new Police and Crime Bill have again drawn attention to the role of the police in society as it exists today. · All over the globe the pandemic has sharpened class divisions.

Left Nationalism and Support for Imperialist War in the United States

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(Article from 1919 ( the new journal of the North American affiliates of the ICT.) · A large part of the legacy that hangs on the modern left is left nationalism, the idea that there is a good nationalism that is progressive and fights against the great imperialist powers for a supposed national self-determination.

UK Asylum Policy: No Sanctuary from Capitalism

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Asylum has long been a thorny issue for the British ruling class. As a signatory to the 1951 Refugee Convention the UK is obliged to grant asylum when, in the opinion of the Home Office, an asylum seeker has demonstrated that they have a well founded fear of persecution on the grounds of race, religion, nationality, political opinion or membership of a particular social group.

Vaccine Nationalism

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(Article from 1919 ( the new journal of the North American affiliates of the ICT.) · Introduction · At the time this is being written, nearly one year has passed since the first cases of COVID-19 were reported. Often it can feel as if everything has changed since. The initial period of lockdown after the failure to contain the virus cratered the global economy, and while the markets appear to have...

Béla Kun on the Imminent Fall of the Habsburg Empire

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The translation below from Kommunist 4 (June 1918) is the second article by the future leader of the Hungarian Soviet Republic Béla Kun. We have already given a background to Béla Kun in our introduction to his previous article in Kommunist 2 (Béla Kun and the Hungarian Soviet Republic ( so we will simply confine ourselves to a few remarks about this document.

Closing Intransigence

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(Editorial from 1919 ( the new journal of the North American affiliates of the ICT.) · Intransigence as a project started in 2017. The publication was a vehicle that brought disparate and geographically separated communists together to engage with one another in debate and discussion. The goal was to identify common ground and to identify areas of disagreement, both to clarify commonly held...

1871-2021: Vive la Commune!

"And at dawn, armed with glowing patience, we will enter the cities of glory." (Rimbaud, 1873) · There are certain dates in working class history which have made a lasting and indispensable mark on the communist programme, which we understand as the acquisitions and lessons of previous struggles faced by our class. 1871 is one of those.

Italy: The Capitalist Attacks Are Already Beginning

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The following articles are translations of a statement and a leaflet issued by our sister organisation in Italy, Battaglia Comunista (Internationalist Communist Party). Migrant workers in the TNT-FedEx warehouse in Piacenza (Emilia-Romagna) have been on strike for over a fortnight to simply win the same pay and conditions as other workers. Their picket line has been attacked by the police.

The Nationalist Poison Behind Brexit

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Far from “getting Brexit done”, the pantomime goes on. There are so many issues that both EU and UK want to extend the period of grace before the full treaty is implemented. For the UK problems are mounting by the day. Freight volumes are down by 68% in the first month of Brexit. And as for “freeing the UK from bureaucracy” it has increased in both complexity and size.

There isn't a Vaccine against Capitalism

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Every day a piece of news reminds us that we live in a globalised world where the consequences of human activity are not limited to national boundaries. Whether it’s the Covid pandemic with its rapidly morphing virus, or the last minute attempts to reduce global warming and the wider ecological damage — mainly from the last 200 years — that is threatening life on earth, we all know that the...

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