Why the Working Class is Key

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Some may wonder why we keep harping on about the working class. Let’s briefly explain… · The working class consists of all those who work for a wage producing the goods and providing the services that make up the economic life of the country (and the world). You might be a retail cashier, a waiter, a picker/packer, a carer, a teacher, a nurse, a bus driver, a cleaner, a courier, or a boilermaker.

Unrest in the USA: A Perfect Storm

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The spread of COVID-19 to the United States earlier this year both triggered and exacerbated the economic crisis which has been building up for decades. Around 50 million workers in America have been thrown out of work since the start of the lockdown, the great majority of whom have no alternative source of income for the necessities of life.

Pandemic Politics in the UK

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In the UK, the coronavirus crisis has brutally exposed the significance of the endless cuts to the NHS as well as the incompetence of the Johnson government. From failure to organise protective equipment for medical staff to the catastrophic decision to return elderly COVID-19 patients to care-homes, the shambles of the bespoke track-and-trace scheme and shipwreck of the scheme to re-open schools...

A Crisis of Capitalist "Civilisation"

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More than 650,000 official deaths, 130 million on the edge of starvation, hundreds of millions potentially out of work. And still counting. This is the scale of the catastrophe that has spread around the world over the past months. The powers that be have responded with lockdowns and bailouts to minimise the effect of the coronavirus on the economy and preserve the current system.

The New Imperialist Alignments in Libya

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Today the sea which the caesars of ancient Rome called Mare Nostrum has again become the focal point of the clash between the imperialist powers who overlook the Mediterranean as well as those who cannot see it from their windows. They all ply it in search of military ports, control of shipping routes and maritime trade, as well as to give them a military presence between three continents...

The Murders of Fausto Atti and Mario Acquaviva

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Seventy Five Years Ago (1945-2020) · In January 1943 workers in the Waj Assauto in Asti Piedmont, one of the most industrial regions in Italy, suddenly went on strike and held a three hour demonstration in front of the Fascist union offices. On 10 March they blockaded the factory. The day before the workers at the Ferriera Ercoli factory also struck followed by the engineering works of Cendola...

Remembering the Early Comrades of the Internationalist Communist Party

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Seventy Five Years Ago (1945-2020) · The Internationalist Communist Party (PCInt), founded in clandestinity in 1942-3, grew immediately in the provinces of Lombardy (around Milan) and Piedmont (around Turin) following a series of mass strikes which began as early as January of that year. By the middle of 1943 Italy was divided between the Allied occupied area from Rome southwards and the German...

On the Role of Revolutionaries in the Wider Class Struggle

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(The letter which follows is part of the ongoing debate with some Russian comrades who find themselves operating, as it is easy to guess, in a very difficult environment: one that is even more scarred, if possible, by the devastation produced by the Stalinist counter-revolution and the rubble it has left behind.

Poland: Populism Strikes Back

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The seventh democratic presidential elections in Poland since 1990 have ended on 12 July 2020. Official statistics show the highest ever turnout, with a record-breaking 68.18% of the entitled electorate choosing to cast a vote in the second round. The result – a close victory for Andrzej Duda, the president previously elected in 2015, with 51.03% of votes.

For Migrant Labourers An Amnesty with Capitalism Is a Mockery

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(Which is worse? The hypocrisy of an Italian Minister of Agriculture shedding tears in public over the supposed end to the maltreatment of cheap migrant field workers in Italy or the hypocrisy of Johnson’s Brexit government sanctioning the airlifting of workers from the poorer parts of Europe to work in British fields during the lockdown? This is an outline of what’s been going on recently in...

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...

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Article Gli “aiuti” disperati del capitale a sè stesso webmaster Fri, 2020-08-07 15:22
Article Why the Working Class is Key Dyjbas (editor) Thu, 2020-08-06 11:22
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