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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.

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.

Oxford Public Meeting

COMMUNISM NOT CORBYNISM

PUBLIC MEETING/DISCUSSION

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.

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.

Liverpool Public Meeting

COMMUNISM NOT CORBYNISM

PUBLIC MEETING/DISCUSSION

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.

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.

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.

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

Activities

The Virus is Capitalism, the Revolutionary Proletariat is the Cure

The following leaflet was given out in various cities across Italy on 6 June on the occasion of demonstrations by the various rank and file (Cobas) unions against the imposed return to work whilst the coronavirus pandemic continues to rage.

The coronavirus pandemic has thrown a spanner into the capitalist works but not completely prevented it from squeezing out profits.

On Minneapolis: Police Brutality & Class Struggle

Flyer distributed by comrades and sympathisers at protests over the murder of George Floyd.

1. Watts in 1965, LA in 1992, Ferguson in 2014. Rodney King, Mike Brown, Sandra Bland, Tamir Rice.

What Does the Communist Left Do?

Poll Tax Riots: 30 Years On

Demonstration and Strike of Peroni Workers at Tor Sapienza (Rome)

On February 29th we (comrades from the CWO and Battaglia Comunista) were at the solidarity demonstration with the warehouse workers of the Italian-Japanese company Peroni in Tor Sapienza, Rome. The workers there are carrying on a bitter struggle for better working conditions which started with a week-long strike.

The Current Crisis and the Tasks of Communists

Perspectives for the CWO as discussed in its AGM, November 2019

Overview

Capitalism, the most dynamic mode of production in history, has created a world economy and the material means (productive forces) to support the present world population of 7.7bn. Everyone could be living comfortably without hunger or undue toil. In short, the material basis already exists for a peaceful, prosperous, world community based on production to directly meet the needs of everyone rather than the generation of profit for a tiny few.

Communism not Corbynism

The Self-Organised Struggle of Liverpool Couriers Highlights the Difficulties of Organising in the 'Gig Economy'

Welcome to Klasbatalo as Canadian Affiliate of the Internationalist Communist Tendency

May Day Repression in Turin

In Turin the repression began in the early morning, with the charges of the first No Tav [1] demonstrators present. Standing firm but with reduced ranks, it ended with two of the injured being sent to the hospital. Many No Tav demonstrators, for the occasion, also wore a T-shirt depicting Aldrovandi [2], probably not appreciated by those who have embarked on a career in bourgeois state security.

Workers' conditions and struggles

For Migrant Labourers An Amnesty with Capitalism Is a Mockery

Which is worse? The hypocrisy of an Italian Minister of Agriculture shedding tears in public over the supposed end to the maltreatment of cheap migrant field workers in Italy or the hypocrisy of Johnson’s Brexit government sanctioning the airlifting of workers from the poorer parts of Europe to work in British fields during the lockdown? This is an outline of what’s been going on recently in Italy.

The Virus is Capitalism, the Revolutionary Proletariat is the Cure

The following leaflet was given out in various cities across Italy on 6 June on the occasion of demonstrations by the various rank and file (Cobas) unions against the imposed return to work whilst the coronavirus pandemic continues to rage.

The coronavirus pandemic has thrown a spanner into the capitalist works but not completely prevented it from squeezing out profits.

50 Years of Equal Exploitation?

29 May marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Equal Pay Act 1970, precipitated by the Ford sewing machinists’ strike in 1968 which started in Dagenham. Since the famed strike, and despite the legislation that followed, women in the UK continue to earn 17.3%(1) less than men on average to this day, while the working class as a whole remains enslaved by the capitalist mode of production, as a class of propertyless producers and the source of profit for the owners of the means of production.

War, Famine and Disease

Austerity for the Essential: The Struggle of Personal Support Workers

"All in this Together"? A Sick Joke

Capitalism and Covid: Paycheques and Rents
Covid-19 Exposes the Irrationality of Capitalism

The realities of life under Covid-19 lockdown, whatever the specifics, are strange. Over the last two months or so, many of us will have seen empty shelves in supermarkets where once-familiar products like flour, eggs, soap and toilet roll are seemingly in short supply. Is this because there are not enough of these products being produced? Have the supply lines broken down, so that existing products aren’t reaching the shelves? Are customers buying these things in a panic, leading to temporary shortages? Are speculators buying them, to sell at a profit later?

May Day 2020: Against the Virus that is Capitalism

The world proletariat has in the past celebrated May Day in some dramatic situations: from the imperialist world wars which forced workers to kill, die and produce for their class enemy — their own capitalist class — to the many occasions when the ruling class has unleashed its repressive machine to crush those struggles aimed at making exploitation less onerous, and the chains of the bosses’ oppression a little less heavy.

Scrubs: The Story from the Bottom Up

We have received this letter from the Haringey Solidarity Group and republish it here as it presents a working class perspective on the current PPE scandal, against the bosses' propaganda.
Regarding the call for "fair wages" in the final paragraph however, we must repeat that our emancipation as a class can only be achieved through the abolition of the wages system, not redistribution.

News

2019-01-16

At least 70,000 workers from 45 factories—including tens of thousands of auto parts and assembly workers at companies that supply GM, Ford and Fiat-Chrysler—have launched a wildcat strike in the US-Mexico border town of Matamoros.

The strike is a rebellion against both the “maquiladora” manufacturing corporations and the pro-company trade unions. Over 1 million workers endure low wages and sweatshop conditions at the 3,000 “maquiladora” factories that line the Mexican side of the border and account for 65 percent of Mexican exports. It looks like it has the potential to escalate.

Ant

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2018-11-15

China has detained student organisers and factory workers in at least three cities as a crackdown against labour protests spreads across the country. Security forces stormed student and worker dormitories in Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen on Friday night, according to student activists, taking away five university students, three workers in Guangdong province, as well as several employees at a Shenzhen-based labour rights organisation.

For more from the Financial Times article see: ft.com

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.