1918 — 1968 — 2018

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As 2018 draws to a close, a twofold picture emerges. On one side, the accelerating capitalist crisis. Escalating global turmoil and imperialist manoeuvres bring untold misery to Yemen, Syria and the Ukraine. The ruling class, struggling to find a solution to the economic crisis, causes political chaos and confusion in Britain and the United States.

The Yellow Vests Movement: the Crisis is Deepening

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The article which follows is a translation of a contribution from a close sympathiser of the ICT in France. · The Yellow Vest movement was triggered by the announcement of higher fuel prices, both now and in future years. It does, however, reflect a much deeper anger, with many more serious causes. A simple rise in fuel prices would certainly not have caused such anger if it were not added to a...

Paris is on Fire

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We are publishing this translation from Russian of the Internationalist Communists of Krasnoyarsk. We should warn readers that the latter is machine translated and we have not been able to verify its accuracy. The article has since been overtaken by events (e.g. at time of writing this 4 people have now died) and the opinions are those of the Russian comrades.

Caravan Migrants Trapped on the Frontiers of Capitalism

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Some 6,000 members of the US military have been deployed on the US-Mexican border to keep out the continuing flow of migrants from Central America, especially Honduras. At the same time, the new Mexican President “AMLO” [1], is assuring his military that he will continue to deploy them in the capacity of military police. All this over a comparatively small group of migrants from Central America.

The Class Party in the Light of the Struggles in Iran

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Intro · Today [25/11/18] the media reported the arrest of Ismail Bakhshi and three other delegates of the Shush Soviet whom we were talking about yesterday in connection with Iran. The strikes, far from losing impetus, have already affected almost the entire population and are spreading not only to the industrial city of Ahvaz but throughout the whole country.

Against Racism, Against Capitalism

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The leaflet below was given out by the Italian affiliate of the ICT, Il Partito Comunista Internazionalista, in the anti-racist demonstration in Rome on 10 November. · The security decree just passed by the current government represents a qualitative leap in the process of criminalisation and marginalisation of migrants.

Russia: The number of strikes is growing

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Whilst all bourgeois eyes are fixed on the G20 summit in Buenos Aires or the Ukraine-Russia conflict in the Sea of Azov the class war goes on around the planet. We have already published on the strikes currently convulsing Iran more than once and now we have received the following report and comment on a revival of strikes in Russia from a sympathiser there.

Iran: Workers' Strikes and Protests Continue

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Eleven days ago we posted a first article [1] on the strikes and workers’ protests in Iran in which the idea of independent soviets or councils (in Farsi “shura”) was first raised. Since then, despite all the regime’s desperate efforts to deal with the workers’ movement by engaging the help of the opposition, so far, it not only has failed to curb the movement, but rather the reverse has taken...

Inequality and poverty – the latest UN report on UK poverty illustrates the need for the end of class society

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Again and again, the latest events and research serve to confirm the startling accuracy of the Marxist perspective. In the widely circulated Manifesto of the Communist Party lines such as the following have lost none of their veracity; · “The modern labourer, on the contrary, instead of rising with the process of industry, sinks deeper and deeper below the conditions of existence of his own class.

The Significance of the German Revolution

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Reflections on the CWO/ICT Public Meeting in London, November 17 2018 · November 2018 saw the hundredth anniversary of the outbreak of the German Revolution. It was part of a working class revolutionary wave which brought to an end the imperialist slaughter of the First World War. To understand the significance of those dramatic days the CWO not only called the above meeting but invited comrades...

The Crisis and the Rise of Workers’ Militancy in Iran

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Right hand side banner: Workers of Haft Tapeh, We Are Starving! We Are Starving! · Left hand side banner: Year 1397 (2018) No Food to put on the table - Haft Tapeh · Despite the great efforts of the leaders of the Islamic Republic to make use of the opportunity provided by United States pulling out of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) for nationalist mobilisation of the people, and...

A Hundred Years On: Lessons of the German Revolution

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9 November is an auspicious date in the German historical calendar. 80 years ago this was the anniversary of Kristallnacht (the Night of Broken Glass) when synagogues were burned and 10,000 Jewish males were marched to concentration camps. It was the first step on the road to the genocide of millions.

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