Anti-Black Racism: An Insidious Poison Against the Class Struggle


As the central obstacle to the unity of workers in the USA, racism is no new invention of capitalism. It is as old as slavery, and therefore predates even the current configuration of the exploitation of labor by capital in North America. · The kind of racism Americans are accustomed to has its roots in the beginnings of the cultivation of Virginia tobacco and the early period of the...

The Mass Protest Decade and the Missing Revolution


The last decade was marked by an international wave of mass protests – according to some studies, the largest the world has ever seen.(1) In some countries governments came tumbling down, in others repression put an end to any dissent, while elsewhere the movement simply petered out. But nowhere did the protesters get exactly what they wanted (difficult as that is to ascertain considering the...

Turkey: Massacre of Mine Workers in Erzincan


As the crisis of capitalism deepens and the world drifts towards another war, more dangerous and brutal working conditions are making massacres of workers in the workplace commonplace. · In Erzincan, nine workers were buried under cyanide-laced soil in a landslide that occurred as a result of the stacking and clustering of mined soil in a mine.

On the Farmers' Protests


(We present here three translations of recent articles from our comrades in France and Italy. They deal with the ongoing farmers’ protests that have erupted in Europe, and are now spreading to Britain and, once again, India (where a similar movement back in 2020/1 managed to repeal the controversial Farm Bills).

Not Just Against the AfD!


Nine Theses on the "Struggle Against the Right" · "In Germany, no form of bondage can be broken without breaking all forms of bondage." (Marx, A Contribution to the Critique of Hegel’s Philosophy of Right) · Hundreds of thousands have taken to the streets to protest against the Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) and the shift to the right.

Capitalism Offers Only a Future of Devastation and Decline... But There is a Solution


By any standards the global capitalist system is in dire straits. The richest countries in the world have had declining growth rates for over six decades. The consequences for individuals and states are mounting. The fate of humanity in 2024 is in as dire a condition as it has been for decades. On a personal level, many, even in the richest countries in the world, are finding it hard to make ends...

Capitalism's Economic Foundations (Part IV)

(Part I ( – Part II ( – Part III ( – Part IV ( · From the Commanding Heights(1) of the State to Globalisation · "The growing incompatibility between the productive development of society and its hitherto existing relations of production expresses itself in bitter contradictions, crises, spasms. The violent destruction of capital not by relations external to it, but rather as a condition of its...

We Don't Feel At Home In This World Anymore


Children’s charity Barnardo’s have invented a new term “bed poverty”. It describes the present crisis where nearly half a million children in the UK have to sleep on the floor because their family cannot afford beds, and where a further 200,000 childrens’ beds or bedding are mouldy or damp because for their family putting the heating on is too expensive.

COP28 and the Myth of Green Capitalism


Global heating – the product of capitalism · The 28th climate change summit known as Conference of the Parties (COP28) was held in December 2023 and was even more of a farce than any of the previous 27 conferences. While the world is now undeniably facing a catastrophic climate crisis, which if unchecked will lead to the collapse of civilisation or even extinction of Homo sapiens, our leaders...

Only the Working Class Can Prevent World War Three


Right from the start it was clear that the war in Ukraine was not just going to be any old war. It is already the first step on the road to a much wider global conflict, one in which the main victims, as in all modern imperialist wars, will be the working class as a whole, whether in uniform or not. In Ukraine the military casualties (i.e.

Gaza and Beyond: The Bitter Fruits of Capitalism, Nationalism and Imperialism Threaten All Humanity


"As we lined up ... four girls were ordered to accompany them to carry water for the [fighters]… Instead they took them to our empty houses and raped them. About seventy of our men were blindfolded and shot to death, one after the other in front of us. They … took their bodies and threw them on the cement covering the village’s spring and dumped sand on them.

A Brief Critique of "Part-Time Internationalism"


The horrors currently being unleashed by imperialism – whether that's in Ukraine, Palestine, or any of the hundred or so other military conflicts that are taking place around the globe(1) – should serve as a wake-up call to the international working class. As it stands, we are on the path to generalised war. The seriousness of the situation calls for the unity of genuine internationalists.


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