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Liverpool Public Meeting

DAYS OF HOPE? CLASS STRUGGLE IN THE 1970s

FILM SCREENING AND DISCUSSION

As the post-war accumulation cycle was coming to an end, capitalist states of the West and the East alike were facing a crisis of stagnation. They responded in the only way they could: by extracting more and more value out of the working class and reducing its share of national product. In practice this meant layoffs, unemployment, deskilling, reduced job security, lower wages and higher prices for basic necessities.

The working class did not take this lying down. A wave of protests, strikes and occupations spread across the industrial centres of the world, with some workers beginning to pose the social question. The 1970s gave birth to a plethora of organisations – including in Britain, where the ideas of the Communist Left were revived for the first time since the 1920s.

Alas, as harsh state repression was meted out and the initial enthusiasm died down, the class was diverted into political dead-ends, and the trade unions re-established their control. By the 1980s the capitalist class found a temporary solution: massive restructuring of production, as manufacturing was exported to the low-wage periphery of countries like China, changing the composition of and disorganising the class for decades.

Join us for a screening of two documentaries on class struggle in 1970s Italy and Poland, and a discussion on what we can learn from that decade and how internationalists should relate to future struggles to come.

When: Monday, 17 February 2020, at 6pm

Where: Next to Nowhere, Liverpool, L1 4HY

Communist Workers' Organisation

Liverpool Public Meeting

COMMUNIST ABSTENTION – NOT ELECTORAL CON TRICKS

PUBLIC MEETING/DISCUSSION

Whoever You Vote For... The Bosses Still Win!

Once again the working class is being urged to play a part in keeping up the pretence that electing M.P.s can provide us with a better future. This is a lie that we need to resist.

In Britain there has been almost a century of "Universal Suffrage". Now, in 2019, the working class is faced with the "gig economy", Universal Credit, queues for Food Banks, shortage of housing, hospitals and schools creaking at the seams, and working class communities continuously being destroyed with young people prey to the fantasies and poisons peddled by both social media and drug dealers.

The Labour Party and all its supporters hope that they can again become Her Majesty's Government by relying on working class votes. Like every other Labour Government, the next one will run the bosses' system not help to overthrow it. The Blair Government waged wars to try and preserve British influence in the imperialist world order and Brown's Government used billions of pounds to prop up the capitalist banking system. Further back, as the capitalist system moved into crisis, it was Callaghan's Labour Government in the 1970's that cut spending on public services to get a loan from the International Monetary Fund.

Any improvements that working people get from a Labour, or any other Government, will always be limited by the need to maintain the bosses' system based on profit not need. Any steps forward will be clawed back or disappear when capitalism sees a need.

Don't Fall for Capitalism's Election Con Trick! For Communist Abstention!

When: Saturday, 30 November 2019, at 12pm

Where: The Caledonia, Liverpool, L7 7DX

Communist Workers' Organisation

Oxford Public Meeting

COMMUNISM NOT CORBYNISM

PUBLIC MEETING/DISCUSSION

Working class people have seen their living conditions under attack for many years. In Britain, benefits continue to be slashed, people work in increasingly precarious situations and are not being paid enough to cover their food bills. Homeless people are sleeping rough in every town and city, health services are creaking at the seams and schools are not given enough resource to buy basic necessities. Life for many is turning into a living nightmare while the loan sharks and drug pushers leech off the most vulnerable. These hardships are no accident but flow directly from the crisis of the bosses’ system, capitalism.

For the boss class any hardship, war or ecological disaster is worthwhile as they desperately try to boost their profits. This grim situation has developed whether Parliament and the Town Halls are filled with Tory or Labour. Hoping that we will be fooled by “old wine in new bottles” Momentum has dragged many desperate people back into the deceit that electing well-meaning representatives can somehow challenge the horrors of capitalism. Organising ourselves to start a fight back has never been more important. If we want to start on the road to a better future then we have to make sure sure that the Labour Party and their hangers on don’t lock us into the bosses’ system.

Join us to discuss these ideas and the way forward.

When: Saturday, 26 October 2019, at 3pm

Where: Hall Garden Room, St. Hilda's College, Oxford, OX4 1DY

Communist Workers' Organisation

Sheffield Public Meeting

ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTER - NO SOLUTION WITHIN CAPITALISM!

Evidence of the crisis threatening the entire planet is increasingly stark. Desertification, flooding, hurricanes and cyclones, uncontrolled forest fires all destroy the very basis of life for the "women and men of no property" - the worldwide working class. This, of course, is massively increased by the spreading "wars without end". Whole communities are forced to migrate while the bosses' states raise barriers and walls.

The ecological devastation has been highlighted by the mushrooming mass actions around the School Students' Strikes and the activities of groups such as Extinction Rebellion (XR). Their campaigning focuses on a wish for Governments to save the planet, for corporations to be more considerate and for those who neither own nor control to alter their consumption patterns.

Such arguments put forward by those who seek a "kinder capitalism" are fatally flawed. The root causes of this ultimate ecological crisis are not about gaps in the democratic facade, neither can it be solved by tweaking our lifestyles while the bosses' system based on profit and ruination leads us to the brink of an abyss.

In the latest edition of our broadsheet Aurora the main article is headed "Climate Change: Capitalism is the Problem". CWO has called this meeting to highlight the unbreakable link between the continuation of capitalism and the accelerating degradation of the planet.

Many thousands of people have begun to realise that we cannot allow "business as usual" to continue. The meeting will explore the "hows and whys" of the vital need to move towards a truly sustainable future for humanity. At the core of the required change is the need for a revolutionary replacement of the capitalist system with a world-wide association of freely associated producers - a world without alienation or exploitation.

We welcome anyone interested in joining the discussion.

When: Saturday, 22 June 2019, at 3pm

Where: Rutland Arms, 86 Brown St, Sheffield, S1 2BS

Hosted by: Communist Workers' Organisation (CWO)

London Public Meeting

TOWARDS THE FUTURE INTERNATIONAL!

From Iran to Mexico, a rising tide of strike actions across the globe shows that class resistance to the horrors of capitalism is still the "spectre that haunts" the capitalist class.

At the same time we are also encouraged by the appearance of new militants attracted to the ideas of Internationalist Communism — the only alternative to the abyss towards which capitalism is dragging the entire planet.

This meeting aims to deepen and extend that communist understanding in the convinced belief that without a clear communist political organisation the international working class will be left without a compass in the tumult ahead.

The CWO and our comrades in the ICT wrote some years ago: The revolutionary programme serves no purpose at all if it exists only in the minds of a limited number of “thinkers” who are deluded into assuming their ideas are being transmitted “to the class” when they appear in a journal of equally restricted readership, or on the html files of some site on the Internet.

More recently we have written: Our earnest hope is to engage with those new forces which do come to a consciousness of the need to overthrow the system, to give them a political compass, something to rally around, whilst at the same time, we seek dialogue with those forces which already exist to actively cooperate where possible, agree to disagree where necessary, and ultimately to unite as history inexorably moves on and a real class movement develops.

We welcome anyone interested in this vital task to come and discuss with us.

When: Saturday, 11 May 2019, at 3pm

Where: Calthorpe Arms, 252 Grays Inn Rd, London, WC1X 8JR

Hosted by: Communist Workers' Organisation

Liverpool Public Meeting

COMMUNISM NOT CORBYNISM

PUBLIC MEETING/DISCUSSION

Working class people have seen their living conditions under attack for many years. In Britain, benefits continue to be slashed, people work in increasingly precarious situations and are not being paid enough to cover their food bills. Homeless people are sleeping rough in every town and city, health services are creaking at the seams and schools are not given enough resource to buy basic necessities. Life for many is turning into a living nightmare while the loan sharks and drug pushers leech off the most vulnerable. These hardships are no accident but flow directly from the crisis of the bosses’ system, capitalism.

For the boss class any hardship, war or ecological disaster is worthwhile as they desperately try to boost their profits. This grim situation has developed whether Parliament and the Town Halls are filled with Tory or Labour. Hoping that we will be fooled by “old wine in new bottles” Momentum has dragged many desperate people back into the deceit that electing well-meaning representatives can somehow challenge the horrors of capitalism. Organising ourselves to start a fight back has never been more important. If we want to start on the road to a better future then we have to make sure sure that the Labour Party and their hangers on don’t lock us into the bosses’ system.

Join us to discuss these ideas and the way forward.

When: Wednesday, 17 April 2019, at 7pm

Where: The Black-E, 1 Great George St, Liverpool L1 5EW. Ask for the 'communist' meeting at the reception.

Communist Workers' Organisation

Leicester Public Meeting

NO WAR BUT THE CLASS WAR

PUBLIC MEETING/DISCUSSION

As capitalism’s economic crisis deepens our rulers are determined to make the working class pay for it by increasing exploitation and reducing wages and living conditions.

All across the world, the capitalists and their political puppets are also trying to prevent any united working class fightback by widening divisions in the working class, such as nationality, race, ethnicity, religion, gender and sexual preference. The xenophobia whipped up before and after the Brexit campaign, the Trump election campaign and the election campaigns of nationalist governments in Hungary and Poland are a few recent examples of what is happening and what is to come.

At the same time national states are trying to push the crisis onto capitalists of other states or blocs of states by trade wars. And history tells us that trade wars are the prelude to shooting wars. While imperialist proxy wars continue to rage in the Middle East, Africa and Eastern Europe, and while a new conflict with Iran is being stoked up, increasingly intense global conflicts are being prepared.

Nationalism is the main tool being used to recruit workers to support their rulers in these wars. No faction of the capitalist class is worth supporting and none is “a lesser evil”! The alternative is not to do nothing. There are already voices being raised under the banner of “No war but the class war!” to challenge the fate that the capitalists are preparing for us.

Join them in a public meeting to find out more and make your own contribution:

When: Saturday, 6 April 2019, at 2pm

Where: Upstairs, Regent Sports and Social Club, 102 Regent Road, Leicester LE1 7DA. Ask for the 'libsoc' meeting at the bar.

Speakers from Communist Workers' Organisation & Anarchist Communist Group.

Dorking Public Meeting

NO WAR BUT THE CLASS WAR

PUBLIC MEETING/DISCUSSION

As capitalism’s economic crisis deepens our rulers are determined to make the working class pay for it by increasing exploitation and reducing wages and living conditions.

All across the world, the capitalists and their political puppets are also trying to prevent any united working class fightback by widening divisions in the working class, such as nationality, race, ethnicity, religion, gender and sexual preference. The xenophobia whipped up before and after the Brexit campaign, the Trump election campaign and the election campaigns of nationalist governments in Hungary and Poland are a few recent examples of what is happening and what is to come.

At the same time national states are trying to push the crisis onto capitalists of other states or blocs of states by trade wars. And history tells us that trade wars are the prelude to shooting wars. While imperialist proxy wars continue to rage in the Middle East, Africa and Eastern Europe, and while a new conflict with Iran is being stoked up, increasingly intense global conflicts are being prepared.

Nationalism is the main tool being used to recruit workers to support their rulers in these wars. No faction of the capitalist class is worth supporting and none is “a lesser evil”! The alternative is not to do nothing. There are already voices being raised under the banner of “No war but the class war!” to challenge the fate that the capitalists are preparing for us.

Join them in a public meeting to find out more and make your own contribution:

When: 26 January 2019 at 1300hrs

Where: The Lincoln Arms, Station Approach, Dorking RH4 1TF

Hosted by: Communist Workers' Organisation & Anarchist Communist Group

London CWO Meeting

Lessons of the German Revolution

Public Meeting/Discussion organised by the Communist Workers’ Organisation

On November 9 1918 the soldiers, sailors and workers of Kiel and Wilhelmshaven rose in revolt at the continuation of a war which had brought nothing but death, disease and food shortages. Within hours the Kaiser was overthrown and workers’ councils sprang up all over Germany in imitation of those that had taken power in Russia only a year earlier.

For communists at the time it offered the hope of a further step in the world proletarian revolution. That hope even survived the crushing of the Spartakist Revolt and the murder of Karl Liebknecht and Rosa Luxemburg in January 1919. The revolutionary resistance of the working class carried on for some years but in the end the German state was not overthrown. The meeting will explore the failure of the German revolution, the consequences for the world working class then and the lessons for current revolutionaries.

A comrade of the Gruppe Internationaler SozialistInnen will be making a presentation alongside the CWO.

Time: 17 November, 2.30pm

Place: Calthorpe Arms, 252 Grays Inn Rd, London WC1X 8JR

Manchester Meeting 'Trade Wars to Military Wars'

The meeting will take place on Saturday the 29th Sept from 1pm to 5pm at the Friends Meeting House (room F18) 6 Mount Street, Manchester M2 5NS, which is just behind the central library near Manchester Town Hall.

There will be a short introduction that provides an overview of 20th century wars and their underlying economic and social conditions as these changed from the 19th into the 20th century with a reference to the Marxian analysis of the 'formal and real domination of capital', with plenty of time for discussion.

Organised by the Midlands Discussion Forum

All Welcome.

Newcastle upon Tyne Public Meeting

Are we returning to the 1930s?

Public Meeting/Discussion

organised by the Communist Workers’ Organisation

Trade wars, torn up treaties supposed to prevent more weapons of mass destruction, an endless series of local wars which now directly involve the great powers, the rise of nationalism everywhere: all underpinned by a global economic crisis and stagnation which have echoes of the past. Back in the Thirties such developments led to the Armageddon of the Second World War. Are we en route for World War Three? To discuss these, and other questions facing the working class today, join us on

Time: Tuesday July 24 2018 at 7.00 p.m.

Place: Bar Loco, 22 Leazes Park Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4PG

Sheffield Public Meeting

NO WAR BUT THE CLASS WAR

PUBLIC MEETING/DISCUSSION

As capitalism’s economic crisis deepens our rulers are determined to make the working class pay for it by increasing exploitation and reducing wages and living conditions.

All across the world, the capitalists and their political puppets are also trying to prevent any united working class fightback by widening divisions in the working class, such as nationality, race, ethnicity, religion, gender and sexual preference. The xenophobia whipped up before and after the Brexit campaign, the Trump election campaign and the election campaigns of nationalist governments in Hungary and Poland are a few recent examples of what is happening and what is to come.

At the same time national states are trying to push the crisis onto capitalists of other states or blocs of states by trade wars. And history tells us that trade wars are the prelude to shooting wars. While imperialist proxy wars continue to rage in the Middle East, Africa and Eastern Europe, and while a new conflict with Iran is being stoked up, increasingly intense global conflicts are being prepared.

Nationalism is the main tool being used to recruit workers to support their rulers in these wars. No faction of the capitalist class is worth supporting and none is “a lesser evil”! The alternative is not to do nothing. There are already voices being raised under the banner of “No war but the class war!” to challenge the fate that the capitalists are preparing for us.

Join them in a public meeting to find out more and make your own contribution:

When: 30 June 2018 at 1400hrs

Where: The Rutland Arms 86 Brown St. Sheffield S1 2BS

London Public Meeting

NO WAR BUT THE CLASS WAR

PUBLIC MEETING/DISCUSSION

As capitalism’s economic crisis deepens our rulers are determined to make the working class pay for it by increasing exploitation and reducing wages and living conditions.

All across the world, the capitalists and their political puppets are also trying to prevent any united working class fightback by widening divisions in the working class, such as nationality, race, ethnicity, religion, gender and sexual preference. The xenophobia whipped up before and after the Brexit campaign, the Trump election campaign and the election campaigns of nationalist governments in Hungary and Poland are a few recent examples of what is happening and what is to come.

At the same time national states are trying to push the crisis onto capitalists of other states or blocs of states by trade wars. And history tells us that trade wars are the prelude to shooting wars. While imperialist proxy wars continue to rage in the Middle East, Africa and Eastern Europe, and while a new conflict with Iran is being stoked up, increasingly intense global conflicts are being prepared.

Nationalism is the main tool being used to recruit workers to support their rulers in these wars. No faction of the capitalist class is worth supporting and none is “a lesser evil”! The alternative is not to do nothing. There are already voices being raised under the banner of “No war but the class war!” to challenge the fate that the capitalists are preparing for us.

Join them in a public meeting to find out more and make your own contribution:

When: 2 June 2018 at 1400hrs

Where: Richard Hoggart Building, Room 138 in the London Radical book fair, Goldsmiths University, 8 Lewisham Way, SE14 6NW

londonradicalbookfair.wordpress.com

Hosted by: Communist Workers Organisation & Anarchist Communist Group

Also supported by Guildford Solidarity-IWW

CWO Durham Meeting

The Communist Workers’ Organisation (North East Section) holds regular meetings in Durham open to all who are interested in defending the independence of working class action. These are usually on the third Tuesday of every month at 7.30 p.m. in

Alington House

4 North Bailey — Durham — DH1 3NP

The next meeting will be on:

Tuesday 19 September 2017

Main topic: Identity Politics and Class War

What unites the world working class is its common experience of exploitation regardless of colour, creed or gender. Because of this workers everywhere also oppose all oppressions both in defence of certain sectors of the class and against attempts to divide the working class. How far though is this being manipulated by the Left parties of the capitalist system (like the Democrats in the US) which no longer have anything to offer the class as a whole? These and other questions will be part of our discussions.

MDF Meeting Birmingham

MDF Meeting Birmingham Saturday July 15 2017.

The next open discussion meeting of the Midlands Discussion Forum will be 2-6pm at 'The Woodman' pub, New Canal Street (next to the parkway at the Curzon St end), Birmingham, B5 5LG, (15min walk from New Street or Moor Street Station)

The headline title is 'Corbynism, Anarchism and the Left - Something New or Something old?' and will try to look at the apparent 'anti-austerity change of mood' amongst many workers as reflected in the improved Labour Party vote and street anger following the Grenfell tower disaster but with a still persisting low level of effective collective class struggle.

To help the discussion along maybe read these short texts beforehand;

libcom.org and an anarchist criticism of it here:

nothingiseverlost.wordpress.com

Other arguments against supporting and voting Labour are collected here;

libcom.org

All welcome.

Sheffield Anarchist Bookfair

The Communist Workers' Organisation and Midlands Discussion Forum will holding a meeting in the Sheffield Anarchist Bookfair on May 20 2017. The meeting will be from 4.00 - 5.30 p.m.

Venue:

Showroom Workstation

15 Paternoster Row, Sheffield S1 2BX

Topic: How will Capitalism End?

Charlatans of the capitalist right and left offer quack solutions in response to the toxic crises of late capitalism. No ruling class has ever voluntarily given up their wealth, power and control. Discussion of arguments for the revolutionary alternative – the overthrow of the bosses’ system leading to genuine human liberation.

For more information on all the bookfair activities see sheffieldbookfair.org.uk

IWG online public meeting

Follow the link below to an online public meeting of the IWG held in the USA, Thurs April 6, (7pm/1900hrs -6 UMT). The topic is the reorganization of the IWG in the US as well as a political introduction for any sympathizers where they can ask as direct questions. Anyone who is interested may PM me on reddit for connection info.

reddit.com

London CWO Meeting in the Anarchist Bookfair

Saturday October 29 2016

at 12.00 noon

CWO Meeting on

After Brexit, Populism, Corbynism etc …

Political crisis in the capitalist class, way forward for the working class?

The global capitalist system has reached an economic impasse. This is reflected in a sense of political uncertainty in ruling class political circles everywhere. Where does this leave the working class and how do we respond to the overlapping crises?

The Bookfair takes place at Park View School West Green Road London N15 3QR and the CWO meeting is in Room F5.

The nearest underground stations are Seven Sisters and Turnpike Lane but more details on getting there as well as the programme of meetings can be found on the bookfair website at anarchistbookfair.org.uk

Bordiga Beyond the Myth is now available as a PDF

Bordiga Beyond the Myth by Onorato Damen is now available in English translation (it already exists in Italian, French and Spanish). It contains 168 pages and includes 114 footnotes to guide English readers plus 4 appendices, one of which is the first full translation in English of Bordiga's famous letter to Karl Korsch. The price of £7.25 includes postage and packaging in the UK.

It is also now available as a pdf:

leftcom.org

Midlands Discussion Forum Sheffield Meeting

Midlands Discussion Forum presents an afternoon of discussion on ‘The Left and the Working Class – ideology and practice in both opposition and power – a critical perspective’

There will be a introduction looking at how left relates to both the working class and bourgeois ideology both in theory and practice with plenty of time for discussion.

In Sheffield on the 6th of February from 2pm till 6pm upstairs at the Rutland Arms, 86 Brown St, Sheffield, S1 2BS. Which is 5 minutes walk away from both the train and bus station.

Sheffield Public Meeting (with the Free Communist)

The CWO (Yorkshire) section will be holding a discussion forum in the Sheffield Anarchist Bookfair with the Free Communist (and possibly others). We don't yet have all the details as the organisers obviously have to coordinate a lot of different requests but the working title is

So many varieties of nationalism. Why we oppose them all.

The bookfair is on 16 May 2015 and you can find out more from www.sheffieldbookfair.org.uk

London Public Meeting

Public Meeting on Islamism and Imperialism: The Rise of the Islamic State

Saturday April 18th 2015

at 2.00 p.m (note not 1.00 as erroneously stated earlier)

245A Lucas Arms

Grays Inn Road

London

WC1X 8QY

nearest underground Kings Cross

London Anarchist Bookfair Meeting

As last year the CWO will have a stall in the London Anarchist Bookfair on October 18 and we will be holding a public meeting in the event. Details of the full programme and how to get there can be found at anarchistbookfair.org.uk

Our meeting will be at 12.00 (till 1.00) and is in Room 321

It is on

From the Somme to Syria via Stalingrad

“The Only War Worth Fighting is the Class War” (internationalist graffiti from the cells of Richmond Castle 1916). It is 100 years after the First World imperialist slaughter began. We not only oppose the justifications and lies about that war but commemorate how the working class, especially across Europe, brought that war to an end 1917-18 in a revolutionary wave which lasted for years. Capitalism survived. It has gone on to repeat its murderous wars ever since. There are no “just causes” in the era of imperialism. All wars are war against workers. As the populations of Syria, Iraq, Ukraine and Gaza (to name only the most notorious) suffer yet further atrocities we need to have a perspective on how to end this infernal cycle."

Durham Open Meeting

The Communist Workers’ Organisation (North East Section) holds regular meetings in Durham open to all who are interested in defending the independence of working class action These are usually on the third Wednesday of every month at 7.00 p.m.

Room 3

Alington House

4 North Bailey — Durham — DH1 3HT

Main topic: No War but the Class War: with the slaughter of the innocents in Gaza, Ukraine and Syria (to name but the most obvious) going on as our rulers "commemorate" (celebrate?) the First World War we look at how nationalism has become one of capitalism's main ideological weapons against the working class and how it has to be opposed.

The next meeting will be on Wednesday August 20, 2014. The previously planned discussion on the period of transition has been postponed until September 17.

"The only war which is worth fighting is the class war" Sheffield Meeting

Joint meeting with the Free Communist in the Sheffield Anarchist Bookfair.

This year is the one hundredth anniversary of the first great imperialist slaughter of 1914. The fiftieth anniversary was greeted in 1964 with a wave of anti-war cultural and historical events and comment. In the wake of the rising militarism at home (how many military charities have mushroomed in the last decade), and the changing nature of war (we don’t need to directly suffer over a war in Afghanistan or Iraq whereas every family was touched by the slaughter of the First World War) that this will be repeated. The current crisis in the wake of the nationalist orgy of last year’s Olympics mean that celebration rather than reflection are what the ruling class are what the ruling class want. In the face of all that would it not make sense to revive the idea of revolutionary defeatism, of “no war but the class war” amongst the revolutionary groups of today? Who knows we might even collectively make a small contribution to fighting the wave of nationalism which the ruling class are already swamping us with?

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Hamilton - Marxism and Anarchism

Hamilton, Canada, Saturday June 21st, 5pm, The Tower, 281 Cannon St. E

Marxism and Anarchism - The real divide

The real divide today is not between anarchism and marxism. It is between, on one side, those «marxists» who want to reform capitalism and those anarchists who think they can find a «lifestyle» inside the system, and on the other hand, those amongst both tendencies who's goal is to abolish capitalism and it's state.

The speaker, Jock from the Communist Workers Organization (UK), will be presented by Richard St-Pierre of the Internationalist Workers Group (Canada/USA)

Toronto - The global economic crisis

Toronto, Friday June 20th 2014, 7pm, 55 Gould Street, Thomas Lounge.

The global economic crisis, a marxist perspective

Austerity is everywhere. The capitalist recovery is a myth. But this crisis is not a product of debt. Debt is a product of this crisis. It is global and it will not spare the workers of Québec and Ontario.

The speaker, Jock from the Communist Workers Organization (UK), will be presented by Richard St-Pierre of the Internationalist Workers Group (Canada/USA)

London Public Meeting

The London CWO comrades will be holding a public meeting at 2.00 p.m. on April 26. It will be in the Lucas Arms, Grays Inn Road. Topic: Over Our Dead Bodies - Austerity and the Working Class Today

All welcome

Our Pamphlets

For a more up-to-date list, see our Catalogue.

The Platform of the ICT - In English, French, Italian, Farsi and Spanish versions. £1

For Communism - An Introduction to the Politics of the ICT. £3

Class Consciousness and Revolutionary Organisation - The issue of “consciousness” is one of the most important for the working class and for revolutionaries. Our approach is unashamedly historical and attempts to draw out the real experience of the working class in its struggles of the last two centuries. £4

1917: Party, Class and Soviets in the October Revolution - The Russian Revolution of October 1917 was unique. It was the only time in history when workers themselves took over the running of the state in a conscious attempt to build socialism. The fact that it eventually failed does not diminish its power to inspire. out of print

1921: Beginning of the Counter-Revolution? - Kronstadt, adoption of the NEP, banning of factions, the failure of the March Action in Germany and the adoption of the united front policy, made 1921 a highly significant year in the degeneration of both the Russian and international revolution. £3

Sylvia Pankhurst's Revolutionary Years - Pankhurst’s time in the East End (1912-24) spanned some of the most traumatic years of capitalism’s existence. 50p

Trotsky, Trotskyism, Trotskyists - How Trotsky, who made such an enormous contribution to revolutionary practice, ended up giving his name to a movement which returned to the counter-revolutionary errors of Social Democracy. £3

Stalin and Stalinism - The lie that the former USSR was “really existing socialism” remains a potent weapon against the working class. This pamphlet not only examines the origins of the regime that emerged from the defeat of the October Revolution but also explains the motivations of Stalinism. £1

Holocaust and Hiroshima - Examines how the nature of imperialist warfare comes to inflict mass murder on the world through an examination of these seminal events. 50p

Capitalism and the Environment - Translated from Prometeo these articles were written some time ago but show that our late comrade was ahead of his time in analysing the unsustainability of capitalist production. £1

Spain 1934-39: From Working Class Struggle to Imperialist War - Reprint of key CWO articles long out of print and translations of contemporary documents from the Italian Left in exile. New introduction. £3

Platform of the Committee of Intesa 1925 - (new edition) The start of the Italian Left’s fight against Stalinism as Fascism increased its grip. £3

South Africa’s New Turmoil - An analysis of class relations in the period after the fall of apartheid thrown into relief by the strike wave which followed the Marikana massacres. £2

Class Consciousness and Revolutionary Organisation - A Correction

Behind the picture of Lenin on p. 36 the following section of text has been covered over. Our apologies – CWO.

topple the Provisional Government. However the rest of the class was not yet ready. The consequences of the failure of the June Offensive had not yet sunk in to a wider layer of the class. This the Bolsheviks, present in the factories, understood so the sailors action left them in a terrible dilemma. Here demonstrating below the balcony of the Kseshinskaia Palace, where the Bolsheviks had their headquarters, were thousands of armed sailors demanding that the Bolsheviks put themselves at the head of the demonstration (which, after all, only repeated the Bolshevik

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