Italy: Class Solidarity with the FedEx and Texprint Workers

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The capitalist attacks continue. We present here two translations from our comrades in Italy about the recent events. They are self-explanatory. For reference to our previous articles on the struggles of workers in the logistics sector in Italy see: Italy: The Capitalist Attacks Are Already Beginning ( Demonstration and Strike of Peroni Workers at Tor Sapienza (Rome) ( Two Comments on Recent...

Homes to Those Who Live in Them!

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"The right to life is higher than the rights of private property!" (Slogan from the Russian Revolution) · With the German constitutional court overturning the Berlin rent cap, the real estate lobby has celebrated a significant victory. According to the unanimous verdict, the Berlin rent cap law “is incompatible with the constitution and is thus null and void.

Lukin on the Orthodox Church and the Russian Revolution

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Our latest translation from the 1918 magazine Kommunist concerns a topic not often dealt with in our writings. Since 1839 Tsarism had adopted the slogan “Orthodoxy, Autocracy and Nationality” as the basis of its ruling ideology. The Tsar’s autocratic power was justified in the formula “God’s representative on Earth”, and the Russian Orthodox Church supported this as the established State Church.

Ceuta: The Divisions of Class and Nation are at the Root of the Descent into Barbarism

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The latest episode of a long running drama is now playing out on the world’s TV screens. In the Spanish enclave of Ceuta, on the northern tip of Morocco, desperate people facing incredible peril, and willing to sacrifice all they have, are trying to find a new life. What added an extra dimension to the pathos was the reception given to the influx of refugees by the Spanish army, with photos of...

Prisons and Police Brutality: Last Line in the Defence of Exploitation and Oppression (Part II)

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Over the past year in the United States and across the world, police violence against primarily black and brown working-class people has received renewed attention. The events that followed the murder of George Floyd at the hands of the police set off a wave of rebellion and protest beyond the US and across the world.

Neither Israel, Nor Palestine: No War but the Class War

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Déjà vu? · We have been here before. Precisely three times before, since Hamas seized control of Gaza 15 years ago. The pattern is always the same. Israel makes yet another move to create “facts on the ground” such as the planned eviction of Palestinians from parts of East Jerusalem. Then Hamas fires off all the home made rockets it has been stockpiling and, as long as they do, the Israeli...

Prisons and Police Brutality: Last Line in the Defence of Exploitation and Oppression (Part I)

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(The following piece of writing contains the names of people who have died at the hands of the bourgeois state.) · The role that law enforcement plays around the world is not simply one of preventing crime or ensuring the safety, health and belongings of all members of society as some common views, definitions and media may lead us to believe.

Iran: The Working Class and the Election

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With less than forty days to the 13th presidential election in Iran, its architects and promoters are finding that the harsh social climate is making it difficult to "heat up" the political atmosphere. Their previous tricks are not so effective, but this has not stopped them continuing to do whatever it takes to stir up interest.

The Working Class Response

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As we said in the last issue of Aurora, bosses are seizing advantage of increasing unemployment to reduce ‘labour costs’. It is encouraging to see a growing number of workers refusing to take this lying down. Certainly the insulting 1% pay rise nurses got for their key role in the Covid line of fire speaks volumes. When taking inflation into account this is a real-terms pay cut.

The Capitalist Offensive

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The British state is no stranger to violence. In the last two decades, UK armed forces have bombed and murdered in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya and the Government is now enacting a law to prevent British troops from being accused of war crimes. Britain has sold munitions and other military equipment around the globe, fuelling such conflicts as the continuing war in Yemen (Britain is no...

The Bosses' Assault is the Bosses' Recovery!

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(Klasbatalo leaflet for the dockworkers' strike in Montreal.) · Frantic are the Ministers, the CEOs and the media personalities to cry out that the Montreal Port workers threaten the economic “recovery”. They claim that everyday, the strike will cost 30 million dollars, which the “recovery” cannot manage.

May Day 2021: The Only Future for Humanity is Communist Revolution

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We are certain that humanity is capable of recovering from the many evils that afflict it today, but only through a radical change in the world’s economic and social order. Essentially, a global revolution is required to deal effectively with the many pressing problems on the agenda: from the oppression of women to the devastation of the environment, from widespread poverty and war to forced...

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