In the Aftermath of the Gabon Coup d'État: A Brief Comparison to the Situation in the Sahel

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A Familial Struggle · In the early morning of August 30, 2023 Gabon’s president Gabon Ali Bongo Ondimba was deposed in a military coup d'état. This was only days after announcing his victory in the August 26, 2023 general presidential election. This coup d'état was preceded by elections in 2009 & 2016 that were mired in increased state violence, speculation about vote rigging and an...

Local Elections in Turkey: No Change for the Working Class

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Turkey has just put another election behind it. However, the screaming of the open supporters of capitalist order and the part-time internationalist bourgeois leftists has not subsided. The chauvinist-Kemalist CHP,(1) which wants to open Turkey's doors wide open to western capital, won many municipalities, while the YRP(2) won a significant share of the conservative electorate because of...

Workers Have No Country: Fight War with Class Unity and Class Struggle!

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(Leaflet distributed by the CWO during the recent protests about the situation in Palestine.) · The war in Gaza is a product of imperialism – just like the wars in Ukraine, Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and the other fifty or more conflicts that are raging around the planet. Imperialism is the child of capitalism and the steady stream of barbaric atrocities we are seeing every day represent the true...

The Houthi Dynasty, like Hamas, is in the Hands of Imperialism

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Many political analysts, including those on the so-called left, believe that the Houthis' military operations in the Red Sea are simply due to the twin demands of the brutal civil war they are conducting against the Saudi-backed government of Yemen, and an example of struggle against the arrogance of Israeli imperialism.

Haiti: Gang Crisis, An Aspect of the Deepening Capitalist Crisis

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Republic, Empire, Kingdom… · Ever since the 1791 Haitian revolution, the state would be plagued by brutal indemnities demanded by France and frequent interregnums. · Haiti was made to pay 90 million gold francs to France in reparations after Charles X sent warships to the island. This devastated the already war ravished economy and took 122 years to repay.

The Munich Forum and the March to World War

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The march to world war continues, but people are in denial or under the illusion that they can go on living normally. On the other hand, the bourgeoisie are stimulated, discussing among themselves, and not informing us about the horror they are preparing! · Representatives of more than 100 countries gathered in Bavaria on February 16, 2024, for the 60th Munich Security Conference (MSC, or in...

CWO Public Meetings on Internationalism: A Balance Sheet

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Between the months of January and March 2024, CWO comrades held three public meetings (in Manchester, London and Birmingham) and gave presentations at two other events (an NWBCW Liverpool public meeting and the Sheffield Radical Bookfair). In recognition of the seriousness of the world situation, the topic of discussion at each of these meetings was centred around the drive to war, the meaning of...

Argentina: From Populist Offensive to Renewal of Workers’ Struggles?

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(Translation of a contribution from a French sympathizer of the ICT) · Health, education, transport, civil service: since the election of the "anarcho-capitalist"(1) Javier Milei in November 2023, Argentina has seen strikes on an unprecedented scale in all principal economic sectors. On January 24, 2024, there was even a general strike and extremely well-attended demonstrations in Buenos Aires to...

The Big Three and the False Union Perspective

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(We share here our translation into English of a stellar article by the comrades of Barbaria ( a group based in Spain. This article goes over last fall’s strike in the “Big Three” auto-manufacturing giants in the US: General Motors, Stellantis, and Ford. While examining this strike involving nearly 50,000 workers, the comrades from Barbaria cover how it comes in the context of capitalism’s...

Forty Years Since the Outbreak of the UK Miners' Strike: A Defining Moment in the Capitalist Assault on the Working Class

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(A comment from a CWO sympathiser based in South Yorkshire, near where the 1984–85 miners' strike started.) · In his first volume of Capital, Karl Marx wrote that capitalism “comes into the world dripping from head to foot, from every pore, with blood and gore”. Child labour, slavery and slums, this all enabled the owners of capital to bring in unheard of profits.

Against Pacifism, For Revolutionary Defeatism!

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"Only a bourgeois who believes that a war started by the governments must necessarily end as a war between governments and wants it to end as such, can regard as “ridiculous” and “absurd” the idea that the Socialists of all the belligerent countries should wish for the defeat of all “their” governments and express this wish.

International Working Women's Day: A Day of Struggle Against Exploitation, Chauvinism and War

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"The 1917 Working Women's Day has become memorable in history. On this day the Russian women raised the torch of proletarian revolution and set the world on fire. The February revolution marks its beginning from this day." (Kollontai) · Working Women’s Day, March 8th, is rooted in the struggle of the working class.

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