In Memory of Mateusz

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We have received the tragic news that Mateusz (also known online as Gepetto, Antoni Lulek and Feliks Domański) has succumbed to his depression. He was only in his mid-twenties. · Mateusz first contacted us back in 2013. He was a teenager at the time, but one who had already become disillusioned with anarchism. Looking for an alternative, he came across the Communist Left.

Capitalism is a Class-Divided, Racist, Sexist Horror Without End

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(A comment on recent events from a CWO sympathiser.) · Only a few short months ago, we were beginning to see the ominous signs of a new chapter in capitalism’s long running crisis. The residual effects of the 2008 “financial crisis”, colossal debt, low growth, low pay, austerity, in a word, the erosion of living conditions of the vast majority were still very much present as the downturn began...

Navigating the Basics

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Our website is admittedly a bit old-fashioned. For those coming across the Communist Left for the first time, navigating the thousands of articles and entries in order to distinguish the essential from the non-essential can be a daunting task. The following serves as a guide of where to start and will be updated as and when necessary.

Reflections on Mark Fisher's Essay on "Capitalist Realism"

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(Fisher's book on Capitalist Realism remains a popular reference point for many would be anti-capitalists in the UK. As such, we have decided to translate this new review from our comrades in Italy, where the book has only recently been published. See also our reviews of Inventing the Future: Postcapitalism and a World Without Work ( and Postcapitalism: A Guide to Our Future ( by authors from...

The Global Pandemic and Imperialist Competition

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By any rational measure you might assume that a dominant sentient species when faced with global threats would pull together, pool resources and information and search for a mutual solution to the problem. But the coronavirus pandemic has confirmed what the climate change crisis already told us: that capitalism, even in its “globalised” form, is fundamentally unsuited to producing a coordinated...

The Virus is Capitalism, the Revolutionary Proletariat is the Cure

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(The following leaflet was given out in various cities across Italy on 6 June on the occasion of demonstrations by the various rank and file (Cobas) unions against the imposed return to work whilst the coronavirus pandemic continues to rage.) · The coronavirus pandemic has thrown a spanner into the capitalist works but not completely prevented it from squeezing out profits.

On Minneapolis: Police Brutality & Class Struggle

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(Flyer distributed by comrades and sympathisers at protests over the murder of George Floyd.) · 1. Watts in 1965, LA in 1992, Ferguson in 2014. Rodney King, Mike Brown, Sandra Bland, Tamir Rice. · The events in Minneapolis are yet another addition to a historical and systemic problem. In addition to suffering unemployment at twice the rate of their white counterparts (a consistent number since the...

50 Years of Equal Exploitation?

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29 May marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Equal Pay Act 1970, precipitated by the Ford sewing machinists’ strike in 1968 which started in Dagenham. Since the famed strike, and despite the legislation that followed, women in the UK continue to earn 17.3%(1) less than men on average to this day, while the working class as a whole remains enslaved by the capitalist mode of production, as a class...

For the International Party of the Proletariat

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(In the previous translation ( from our Italian comrades we dealt with what the International Party of the Proletariat is not, here we explain what it is. Once again for a more comprehensive understanding of the relationship between party and class ( we refer everyone to the documents already on our website.

War, Famine and Disease

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The short article which follows is our latest translation from Kommunist (No. 3) of 16 May 1918. Details about its author, Afanasi Lomov, can be found in our earlier article ( but the article is mainly of interest for its recognition of the effects of the First World War, “the global imperialist massacre”, on the economic life of capitalism.

We Are Against All Institutional Parties

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(The ICT considers itself to be one core of the future international party of the working class. But the word “party” often triggers an allergic reaction, even amongst elements otherwise sympathetic to our politics – after all, there is already no shortage of parties both of the left and the right which attempt to rule the capitalist state, be it through electoral or military means.

Domestic Violence: The Hidden Pandemic

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Recent Facts of Abuse · When lockdown was announced in the UK on 23 March, immediate concerns were raised about domestic violence. Now that sufferers would be locked up with their abusers, how could they keep themselves safe? How could they escape? What help would they get? · Lockdown, as predicted, created the perfect conditions for unchecked brutality behind closed doors, and cases have soared...

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