United States: On the Events of Dallas and Baton Rouge

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The following is a translation from Italian of a comment made a few hours after the Dallas Shootings and before the subsequent shootings of police in Baton Rouge. Our US comrades will be making a further statement shortly but in the meantime have sent some updates to this piece in the two paragraphs below. · The forces of imperialism are coming home to roost.

Nice: Barbarism Continues and it is No Joke in Turkey Either

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We could start by saying that the West and Europe must bear a lot of responsibility for so much of today’s barbarism. But perhaps it is better to say: it understandably breaks we Westerners’ hearts to see civilians, men, women, and many children crushed like so many ants due to the barbaric and murderous fury of a French Tunisian, who may or may not be a jihadist supporting a state that does not...

Coup in Turkey - People Power?

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It's sometimes hard to recognise the country you live in when you see it reflected back at you through the mirror of the media. Less than 48 hours ago I saw a mass demonstration of 'people power' save the country from a military coup. If I couldn't remember the explosions, and the sonic booms shaking the apartment block that I live in.

Hungary 1956: A Workers’ Uprising Against the Party Dictatorship

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It is 60 years since the intervention of the Russian Army snuffed out the brief beacon of the Hungarian Revolution in ashes, blood and dungeons. The magnitude of the events forbids the thoughtless categorisation of the Hungarian Revolution in terms of defeat or victory. The reasons why this workers’ uprising was so devastatingly defeated so that, within a short time, the peace of the grave had...

USA: Prison Struggles Spread Nationwide

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Inmates at the Waupun Correctional Facility in Wisconsin began a strike against the abuse of the practice of solitary confinement at the state prison last week. Between six to twelve inmates began refusing food. Inmates can be held in solitary confinement for extended periods of time, sometimes for over a year. Authorities have ordered that the forced feedings continue.

Corbyn and the Left: ‘New Politics’ part of the problem not the solution.

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We have received the following contribution from a young sympathiser of the Communist Left which we have no hesitation in publishing not only as a contribution to the debate on the crisis of the British ruling class but to recognise the fact that a new generation is increasingly taking up the task of developing an independent movement of the working class. We cordially invite readers'comments.

The Istanbul and Dhaka Attacks

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As far as we are able to ascertain at present the massacre at Atatürk airport on June 29 was the work of the Islamic State[1] in revenge for Erdoğan’s change of policy towards them. In fact Erdoğan has realised that he has alienated practically everyone with his stupid and aggressive policy in pursuit of his own personal political interests as well as the imperialist interests of Turkey in the...

France: A New Attack on the Working Class

For the last few months French workers have gone on strike and taken to the streets in demonstrations and street meetings against the new Labour Law. What is striking about the El Khomri law (so-called after the Minister for Labour), especially when compared to the rest of Europe, is not its content but the reaction that it has provoked amongst wide sectors of the working class and so-called...

Brexit Vote – Another Sign of Global Capitalism’s Deepening Crisis

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The British referendum on the EU may be over but the debate still rages. Let’s just get one thing out of the way first. Nowhere in the UK has the working class anything to gain from Brexit and “Remain” equally meant nothing to a class already suffering the pain of austerity. A vote for either is a vote to give the national capital a blank cheque for more austerity.

Iran: The Day They Flogged “God”

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In December 2014, in protest against the sacking of 350 seasonal workers, a large gathering of laid off workers took place in front of the guards house of the "Agh Darreh" gold mine, Iran’s second-largest, with more than 30 tons of proven reserves and one of the biggest gold mines in the Middle East.

Strikes in France - A Brief Introduction

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The document which follows was written by an Italian comrade of Battaglia Comunista as a preliminary introduction to the text we have called “The Strikes in France May 2016” which appeared on the site some days ago. His intention was simply to put the strikes in context for Italian readers. This slightly adapted translation intends to do the same for English speakers and should be read in...

France: What does the “Up All Night” Movement Signify?

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What does the “Up All Night” Movement Signify? · [Further reflection by some comrades in France on the political situation there to go with a previous document on the struggles – See The ICT position is in the document on the site "France: A New Attack on the Working Class". · Irrespective of the use and abuse of "Up All Night", this phenomenon is a sign of a subterranean journey of some...

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