Forty Years Since the Death of Onorato Damen

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(The document which follows comes from a speech at a public meeting held by the Internationalist Communist Party (Battaglia Comunista) on 16 October 1979, two days after the death of Onorato Damen. Neither we nor our Italian comrades have ever made a fetish of Damen, despite his stature as a revolutionary, and the enormous contribution he made to the foundation of what today is our...

Once More on the Brexit Diversion

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Ever since the Cameron government called the 2016 referendum, we have argued that neither Brexit nor Remain offer a way forward against the ongoing attacks that the working class is enduring.(1) It has been no consolation that the referendum marked the start of unresolved chaos in the bosses’ political superstructure.

The Turkish Invasion of Syria

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It was obvious from the beginning of the war against Bashar el Assad (2011) that Turkey intended to invade north-east Syria alongside its border (an area of some 30 kilometres deep and 420 long). Turkey only participated in the war against Isis/Daesh after a long delay, and never with much conviction.

Zimbabwe: Still a Capitalist Hell

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Rosa Luxemburg argued before World War One that in the epoch of imperialism national liberation stands opposed to working class liberation. The recent death of Zimbabwe’s national liberation hero, Robert Mugabe, the conditions of the Zimbabwe working class, and the hellish state of the country as a whole, is yet another wretched demonstration of how true this is.

Capitalism under the Red Banner: Seventy Years of the People's Republic of China

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(Seventy years ago, on 1 October 1949, the People's Republic of China was proclaimed by Mao. Here we reproduce an article which originally appeared in Communist Review 8 (January 1990), published by the ICT (or IBRP as it was then) in the aftermath of the suppression of the Tiananmen Square protests.

Workers' Democracy is the Only Real Democracy

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Ancient Greek Democracy · "Any city, however small, is in fact divided into two, one the city of the poor, the other of the rich; these are at war with one another." (Plato, Greek philosopher, 427-347 B.C.) · The word ‘democracy’ comes from ancient Greek and Athenian democracy is often presented as the West’s great contribution to civilisation.

Capitalism's Other Threat to the Planet

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Climate change is not the only threat to humanity. A stagnant capitalist economy that survives on an increasing mountain of debt is intensifying imperialist rivalries. The slow death agony of the system is now manifest in so many ways. The post World War Two order that was imposed by the US in 1945 has been breaking down since the dollar ceased to be the world’s gold standard in 1971.

Only the Working Class Can Save the Planet

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"Even an entire society, a nation or all simultaneously existing societies taken together are not owners of the earth, they are simply its holders, its beneficiaries, and have to bequeath it in an improved state to succeeding generations..." (Marx) · Human beings cannot exist without disturbing the natural environment.

"Learned Considerations" on the Future of Capitalism "after" the End of the Current Crisis

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The crisis of 2008 is still being discussed in the increasingly fragile bourgeois world. When the crisis broke out in August 2007 the response was "who could have expected it?" Today, more than ten years after that fateful beginning, we are treated to multiple, contradictory and very often false responses.

On the Establishment of the Group “Emancipación”

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We have been asked from several quarters to give our views on the new group, Emancipación. As a context for our reflections we start with a brief summary of our guidelines for debating, orienting and regrouping the world’s revolutionary forces. · "However, even in this dire situation there are many new elements around the world who recognise the stagnation, if not bankruptcy of the system.

Ossinsky on Bukharin's Imperialism and the World Economy

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Our latest translation of the various documents in Kommunist, the journal of the Russian Left Communists of 1918 is a review by Ossinsky of Bukharin’s 1915 work which goes under the title Imperialism and World Economy. It is a mystery to us why Ossinsky uses a different title here for what seems to be a reprint of that work “which finally appeared in full” [1] in January 1918.

Abstention: A Class Response to Capitalist Elections

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Since certain media forums have taken it upon themselves to censor calls for abstention in the next presidential election [1] , we take upon ourselves the task of calling for abstention in the next election. The true decision making processes in any state today do not lie in the hands of representatives of the people.

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