Turning the Planet into an Uninhabitable Hell

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While capitalism’s latest child, Covid-19, rains death down on us, capitalism’s destruction of the planet is actually taking us down a path towards human extinction. According to a United Nations report published in September, the world has failed to meet any of the targets set in 2010 to protect biodiversity and one fifth of all countries are at risk of their ecosystems collapsing.

Coronavirus - Axe Falls on the Working Class

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Capitalism’s continuous plunder and destruction of the natural environment is forcing animals such as bats, rodents and other small creatures into our cities. They bring their diseases with them and pass them on to humans. We have no immunity to these new viruses and the result is epidemics like SARS, MERS and the present pandemic Covid-19.

200 Years On: Engels and his Revolutionary Contribution

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(Today marks 200 years since the birth of Friedrich Engels. For this occasion we reproduce an article from Revolutionary Perspectives 1 (Series 3), originally published back in 1995 for the 100th anniversary of Engels’ death. It’s not a “celebration” or potted biography, it’s an attempt to evaluate his contribution to the development of Marxist method and the workers’ movement in the 19th...

On an Island Watch House Bed, A Black Man's Lying Dead

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(We are publishing this article to commemorate last year’s shooting in Yuendumu, shortly before the 5th year anniversary of the Sydney Long Bay Jail Killing, and for the 16th anniversary of the Palm Island Riots. Its content is largely reflective of these events and other deaths in custody. We wish to advise Indigenous readers that this piece mentions the names and stories of people who have died...

A Quick Glimpse at the Current State of the Pandemic in Oceania

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The COVID-19 pandemic has swept across the world, infecting tens of millions, killing over a million so far and leaving many survivors with recurring or permanent health conditions.(1) The region of Oceania has had tens of thousands of virus cases and around a thousand deaths. However, it has been hit even harder in the form of other pandemic related factors, such as border closures,...

Denmark's Mink Farms Demonstrate that Covid-19 is the Child of Capitalism

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The media on 5 November was greatly agitated by the news that a new variant of SARS-CoV-2 had been found in intensive rearing of minks on Danish factory farms. This mutation weakens the ability to produce antibodies, a fact which could compromise the effectiveness of future vaccines. · At least 214 infections were confirmed leading to 280,000 people being placed under quarantine.

Malignant Ulcers of Capitalism: The Proletarian Struggle for Reproductive Freedom (Part 1)

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In this first piece on reproductive struggles in class society we bring to focus some of the facts and dangers surrounding abortion, as well as the family unit and prostitution, two phenomena that Marxists deem to be flipsides of the same coin, and inseparable from the struggle for reproductive freedom.

The Election is Over: The Capitalist Class has Won

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(Statement from the Internationalist Workers' Group, affiliate of the ICT in the USA.) · With the election of Biden to the post of lord of the free world, many are celebrating. No government policies will change. Indeed the more identical the two candidates are in their policies the more sectarian rancor there is between the supporters of the two teams of bourgeois America.

Turkey's Imperialist Aggression Threatens to Set More than the Mediterranean Alight

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As well as exacerbating the decline in living conditions of the international working class the deepening world economic crisis is sharpening imperialist competition. More and more wars, either direct or proxy, are being waged day by day. From Syria(1) to Nagorno-Karabakh(2), the tragic fault lines of imperialist aggression are getting deeper.

Stukov and the Nature of Revolutionary War

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We ended our translation of Volume 2 of Kommunist, the journal of the Russian Left Communists of 1918, with an article by Innokentiy Nikolayevich Stukov (1887-1937) ( and we start our translation of Volume 4 with an article by the same author. Stukov was the great advocate of “revolutionary war” (he had also wanted to support the armed sailors in the July Days in 1917) which Lenin had derided as...

Education and the Class Divide

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The CWO has written on the role of education within class society previously(1), but as we know, the historic process moves on and there is always fresh material to analyse to further confirm and strengthen our case, and if necessary, to modify our perspectives. As these lines are composed, students are complaining of the prison-like conditions they are being forced to endure locked-down on...

MMT: A Bankrupt Theory for a Bankrupt Capitalism

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(Review: The Deficit Myth: Modern Monetary Theory and How to Build a Better Economy(1) by Stephanie Kelton (published by John Murray, 2020).) · Stephanie Kelton, a professor of economics and public policy, formerly chief economist on the US Senate Budget Committee with the endorsement of Bernie Sanders, is a leading proponent of modern monetary theory (MMT).

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