Bitcoin: Make Way for Cryptomoney!

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An enormous number of currencies already exist across the world (dollars, roubles, euros, yen, yuan, etc.) – most of them tightly held in the wallets of bourgeois minorities dazzled by the illusion of its self-valorisation – wherever the crisis of the production and sale of commodities rages. Anyone who needs products, even basic necessities (including food), cannot buy them without money in...

Iranian Protests against Austerity

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On Thursday, 28th December 2017, in Mashhad the second most populous city in Iran, thousands of protesters gathered outside the city hall and chanted “Death to Rouhani”, the country’s President. Some reports have suggested that it may have been initiated by the conservative cleric Ebrahim Raisi, Rouhani's defeated rival in the May 2017 Presidential election.

Does Venezuela have a Future?

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The history of Venezuela as an independent country was not achieved by a bourgeoisie anxious to create an internal market by means of national liberation. In reality it was the result of an alliance between British capitalism, at a time when it was anxious to open up foreign markets, and the agrarian classes produced by the Spanish monarchy.

Trump’s Tax “Reform” – The Robbery of the Century

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A little over thirty years since the tax reform implemented by Republican President Reagan (1986) – though he was supported then by the Democrats almost without exception – Trump in his desire to emulate his predecessor, has launched one of the largest tax cuts in the history of the US. · Now, as then, the motive for this measure is the same.

Bukharin on the “Socialist” Opposition to Soviet Power

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In Revolutionary Perspectives 11 (due out January 2018) we shall be printing Bukharin’s short review of Lenin’s The State and Revolution. In the meantime we are publishing here another translation from the same journal Kommunist which appeared in March 1918. Kommunist was the journal of the “proletarian communists” or left communists who opposed the signing of the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk as well...

Catalonian Election: Another Example of a Capitalist Impasse

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It is with great pleasure that we are publishing this translation of a commentary on last week’s election in Catalonia, from the Spanish blog, Nuevo Curso. We have already published their earlier comments (see with which we remain in substantial agreement. · The result of the election was indecisive.

Trump and Jerusalem

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Trump, like the god of war, has unleashed another of his dazzling thunderbolts. His declaration that the American embassy will be moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem is a bomb blast in a geographical and political situation where more bombs are certainly not needed. Although at the moment this is only a virtual bomb, the real and exterminating versions will continue to torment the Middle East for...

From the Heart of Darkness: Anatomy of a March in Poland

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The annual Independence March in Poland has once again made international headlines. [1] "Fascists march in Warsaw for Polish Independence Day", "White Europe: 60,000 nationalists march on Poland’s independence day", "Huge far-Right Polish Independence march that shocked the internet", etc. [2] Much of the controversy surrounded the manner in which members of the conservative Polish government,...

Zimbabwe – Crawling Between Imperialist Masters

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The coup which removed Mugabe from power in November represents a change in leadership in the ruling ZANU-PF party. Mugabe and his wife, the detested “Gucci-Grace”, have been put out to grass while the previous vice president, Mnangagwa and a couple of army generals have been put in power. This has all been arranged by the army.

The Russian Revolution 100 Years On: Newcastle Meeting of the CWO

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This year marks the centenary of the Russian Revolution and the CWO has participated in a number of meetings to commemorate this. On 18 November the CWO held a meeting in Newcastle to discuss its legacy, the revolutionary events of 1917-1918 as well as the process of degeneration. The following document – The Russian Revolution: From Workers’ Inspiration to Proletarian Tragedy – served as the...

For a Class Analysis of the Housing Question

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We have translated this article from the latest edition of Battaglia Comunista, paper of our sister group in Italy, because it clearly frames the ‘housing question’ as a key part of the class struggle which must inevitably sharpen as the working and living conditions of the working class come under attack on all fronts.

AGAINST PATRIOTISM

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"Proletarians of all countries, unite!" is one of the key slogans of the Communist Manifesto. Some seem to have forgotten this exemplary principle and transformed it into: "Proletarians of all countries, unite with your bourgeoisie!" · When the bourgeoisie makes an appeal to swell the ranks of nationalism, there will never be a shortage of those who, with "progressive" talk, will want to drag the...

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