May 1915: Italian Entry into World War One and Internationalist Opposition

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Today (May 23) is the one hundredth anniversary of the Italian entry into the First World. To commemorate it we are publishing two documents of the internationalist opposition to that war in Italy written by Amadeo Bordiga. It is introduced by a brief essay on the events of 1915 which cover not only the equivocation of Italian imperialism but other commemorative myths such as those surrounding...

Idealism and Socialism: The Life of Alexander Bogdanov

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A young comrade with a knowledge of Polish has translated the following document from the works of Alexander Bogdanov (Alexander Malinovsky) who was born in 1873 at Sokolka in what would now be Poland to parents from Belarus both then integral parts of the Russian Empire. He was trained in medicine and psychiatry but was a genuine polymath.

Auto struggles in Turkey: "We don't want any unions. We have set up workers councils"

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The current strikes in the auto sector in the North-West Turkish city of Bursa raise many interesting questions of concern to both communists and militant workers in general. · At the the of writing (18 May), there are four factories on strike, Renault, TOFAŞ (a joint venture with FIAT) Coşkunuz, and MAKO (both suppliers of automotive parts) supported by over 15,000 workers.

Saudi Arabia, Religion in the Service of Imperialism

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West vs. East?. A clash of civilisations? Religious wars of Sunnis against Shiites, Sunnis against Sunnis, Muslims against Crusaders? Is this the true picture? Not at all. It's just some elements of world capitalism, shaken by the economic crisis, who have unleashed the latest episodes in imperialist war. Yemen is just one more example.

DON'T VOTE

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Italian Elections 1948 · CWO Introduction · With another UK General election now upon us we are reprinting here a document on elections from our Italian comrades that goes back to the early years of their organisation which was founded in 1943. · On April 25 1945 the German Army in Northern Italy surrendered to the Allied Powers.

The Only Perspective is International Class Struggle

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Against Capitalist War · Against Nationalism in All its Forms · May Day this year falls close to the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War. In Western (May 8 1945) and Eastern (May 9) Europe there were joyful celebrations by those who survived 6 years of massacre in which perhaps 100 million died around the world.

Every Vote Is a Yes For Capitalism

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Five years of worsening living conditions and another General Election is upon us. We now get our “democratic right” to vote supposedly for “the government of our choice”. If only that were true! Seven years after the explosion of the financial system the sovereign debt of the UK has increased from £167 billion to £1.5 trillion.

The Armenian Genocide 1915

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The following article is translated from Sozialismus oder Barbarei, the publication of our German sister group, the Gruppe Internationaler Sozialistinnen in 2010 and was published in Revolutionary Perpectives 54 (Series 3). For some technical reasons we did not put it up on our site then but we are making amends for that omission on this 100 year anniversary of the event.

Tragedy at Sea or the Barbarism of Profit?

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The Mediterranean is becoming one of the largest cemeteries in the world directly connected to the most squalid greed for profit. Every season, thousands of migrants die in the waters that separate the coast of Libya from Italy in a sort of tragic and repetitive voyage of no return. The latest tragedy has claimed the lives of 900 shipwrecked people packed like sardines in a tub of a boat that...

Our Task Today

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We need to bring back the idea of an alternative society · In the article "Let us commit ourselves to revolutionise this brutal reality," which appeared in the March issue of Battaglia Comunista, we stressed that the war on terror, exploitation, poverty, environmental devastation, are inter-connected phenomena and manifestations of the economic and social crisis.

Response to a Vile Slander

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Statement of the Internationalist Communist Party (Battaglia Comunista) · We have decided to denounce a very serious and disgusting campaign carried out by some former militants of our Party. · Their scheme has been to circulate disparaging rumours about some of our members, particularly the most prominent comrades.

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