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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

Newcastle upon Tyne Public Meeting

Are we returning to the 1930s?

Public Meeting/Discussion

organised by the Communist Workers’ Organisation

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.

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.

MDF meeting Birmingham

The next Midlands Discussion Forum will be on the subject:

Single Issue Campaigns and Reformism

2pm on Saturday 17th March at the Woodman, New Canal St, Birmingham B5 5LG

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

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)

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?

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?

Activities

Class Struggle Recognises no Borders: We Win Internationally or We Lose Patriotically

It’s Time to Open a New Season of Proletarian Struggle
Serious Event at the Parma ICT Office

Translated into English by the comrades of FICL who we warmly thank

During the night of Wednesday 16 to Thursday 17 May, unknown persons got into our office in borgo San Giuseppe 5, Parma, and have taken tens of volumes from the Dimitri Papaioannoy library. The following Friday morning one comrade passing the office found the mailbox pulled off and thrown in front of the door.

Their crisis and ours
Wisconsin: Workers Protests Get Stuck in the Electoral Swamp

Class War in Wisconsin

Workers' conditions and struggles

The Working Class Holds the Key to a New World

Our “Democracy”

Are We Going Back to the 1930s?

New US Prison Strike Takes us to the Dark Heart of Capitalism

One year ago the largest prison labour strike in US history took place. More than 24,000 prisoners across 29 prisons in 12 states protested against exploitation and inhumane conditions. It was timed to mark the anniversary of the Attica Prison uprising[1] of 46 years ago over prisoners' demands for better living conditions and political rights. Attica prisoners rioted and took control of the prison, taking 42 staff hostage. When the uprising was over, at least 43 people were dead, including ten prison staff, and 33 inmates.

Out of this capitalist impasse A New World Has to Take Shape

The post-war boom melted away decades ago. It produced a mass consumer society unheard of in history. This society was based on the colossal destruction and devaluation of capital in the Second World War.

Post-war Boom

Syriza 2018: a Blast from the Past

A brief reminder. In January 2015 Paul Mason proclaimed on his Twitter account: "come to Athens – the revolution is happening". It is 2018 now, and three years later it is Donald Tusk, the President of the European Council, who is ecstatic: "You did it! Congratulations to Greece and its people on ending the programme of financial assistance." What happened?

Italy: Is Salvini’s League a Nazi Party?

Italy: The “Government of Change” is still anti-Working Class

USA: The Role of the Union in the Teachers Strikes

A generation ago teachers in West Virginia, Oklahoma and Kentucky walked off the job. In Kentucky teachers shut down half the districts in the state in 1988 to demand more school funding. Teachers in West Virginia and Oklahoma both went on strike in 1990 with the same aim. This was their response to cuts in pay and conditions brought about by the global economic crisis. In most of these states the response of US capitalism was to cut or freeze state spending.

What’s going on in Argentina?

The Horror, the Horror of World Imperialism

News

2018-09-25

It has now spread to other cities.

notesfrombelow.org

2018-05-21

bbc.co.uk

For a fuller investigation see Sarah O Connor here:

ft.com

2018-04-03

Thousands of teachers on strike in both states following the strike in West Virginia

In Kentucky its the pensions issue again but in Oklahoma the continual cuts in the state budget due to tax cuts has forced schools to shut an extra day a week and some schools find they cannot buy textbooks despite sacking teaching assistants and teachers en masse. edition.cnn.com

2017-12-15

libcom.org

More than 200 workers at the flagship rail construction project have downed tools today in solidarity with more colleagues who have been sacked and locked out.

2017-11-09

“Greece’s notaries have begun a two-month strike aimed at blocking the leftwing Syriza government’s plan to launch electronic auctions of repossessed properties this month, as agreed in the country’s current bailout deal with the EU. The notaries resorted to industrial action after their requests for protection from attacks by leftwing extremists protesting against foreclosures were ignored by the authorities, according to Giorgos Roskas, president of their union.

2017-11-06

Since austerity became official in 2010 food banks have grown exponentially. With an estimated 2,000 distribution centres across the country and tens of thousands of volunteers, they are now a key part of the state’s welfare ‘safety net’. To use a food bank, a referral is needed, typically from social service or housing support officers, but also from agencies such as local charities or Citizens Advice. The number of people resorting to food banks mushroomed after Benefit sanctions were introduced in 2012. (These can be applied at a bureaucrat’s discretion in cases such as failure to attend jobcentre appointments, interviews or health checks. Benefits are cut for periods from four weeks to three years.) Research by Oxford university found that for every 10 extra benefit sanctions imposed between one three-month period and the next, five more food parcels were handed out. Now the Trussell Trust, which covers two-thirds of distribution areas, reports a 6.64 per cent average rise in referrals for emergency food in 2016/17, but a 16.85 per cent increase in universal credit rollout areas.

2017-09-07

Very informative article at libcom.org