Against the Exploitation, Poverty and Barbarism of Capitalism

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We Need Class Struggle and a Class Party · It is seven years since the financial bubble burst but the capitalist system is still prey to a profound crisis (in which subprime mortgages were only the most notorious). No other outcome is possible since the rate of profit – whose fall ended the post-war economic boom – has not been restored to a sufficient level to restart a new cycle of accumulation...

A Century Since the Massacres of the First World Imperialist War

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The following document is translated from Battaglia Comunista the paper of our Italian comrades. The European Union has allocated funds to all member countries to “celebrate” the centenary of the First World War. The political outcome of this is mixed. In the UK outright chauvinism has dominated the commemoration of this supposed “war to end all wars”.

Onorato Damen and the Italian Left

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Introduction · We began serialising the translation of the book Bordiga – Beyond the Myth[1] by Onorato Damen in the first two issues of this series of Revolutionary Perspectives. Here we offer a third article taken from those collected works. This first appeared in Battaglia Comunista, monthly paper of the Internationalist Communist Party, in 1966.

War Games — Ukraine as the Focus of Imperialist Conflict

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Across the world events are following one another thick and fast. Within a few days, the power struggle in Ukraine has become an explosive international conflict. The world stands on the edge of one of the greatest and most risky geopolitical disputes since the end of the Cold War. A hundred years after the outbreak of the First World War, the so-called seminal catastrophe of the 20th Century,...

Class War in South Africa

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Strikes in the platinum mines · It is barely a year and a half since the South African police gunned down 34 striking miners at Lonmin’s Marikana platinum mine on 16 August 2012, yet far from being cowed by this butchery the South African workers have continued a determined fight for their interests.

Egypt’s Workers’ Ongoing Struggle

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Strikes 2013-14 · In September 2012 we wrote · “The “new” Egyptian state, no less than the previous one is part of a crisis-ridden global capitalism. No amount of new institutions or set-ups can alter the increasingly desperate situation of the working class.” · The Egyptian working class are finding out the bitter truth of those words.

The Historical and Transitory Character of Wage Labour

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(Translated from the BC original from the Italian section of the site) · Why are we dedicating an article solely to "wage-labour"? We do so because the capitalist system in its entirety relies upon it, because its existence is a presupposed and necessary condition for capitalism’s operational functioning and its continuous reproduction.

Capitalism kills; kill capitalism!

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If there is any hope for humanity it must come through a realisation on a mass scale that the economic foundation of society based on exploitation of wage labour has no part to play in the future. As we plunge deeper and deeper into social breakdown, its essential features involving imperialist confrontation, economic polarisation, environmental devastation and the inability of all existing...

Class Consciousness and Revolutionary Organisation - A Reply to the Commune

Some months ago The Commune published on its website a short review of our pamphlet “Class Consciousness and Revolutionary Organisation”.[1] We welcome such reviews, however critical. There are too few real debates and discussions amongst revolutionaries today and we would like to see and participate in more.

The Problem of Nationalism and the GKM (Group of Communist Maximalists), Russia/Ukraine

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(Internationalist Communist Tendency (ICT) Statement) · At the end of November 2012 we received a document in English with the title "Platform of the Group of Communist Maximalists“. The text was largely orientated within the political framework of the internationalist communist left. But only "largely“.

Remembering the First World War: Ruling Class Battle for Hearts and Minds

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“… no other war is possible any longer except a world war, and indeed a world war of an extensiveness and fierceness undreamt of up to now. Eight to ten million soldiers will be at each others’ throats and thereby strip all Europe bare as no swarm of locusts has ever done. [Engels 1887] · We live in reactionary times.

30 Years On: The Miners' Last Great Strike Today

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This is a painful anniversary for the working class. In February 1984 miners at Manvers Colliery walked out over pit closures which had been looming since Ian Macgregor had been appointed Chairman of the National Coal Board a year earlier. They were joined a few days later by men at Cortonwood and Bulcliffe Wood collieries after pithead ballots. It sparked off a strike.

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