Towards Socialism - Notes on the Transitional Phase

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But the historical development of the antagonisms immanent in a given form of production is the only way in which that form of production can be dissolved and a new form established. K.Marx , Capital, Volume I, Chap. XV p.458 (Lawrence and Wishart 1954) · The need for a higher social formation · The manifestation of the current economic crisis that began in the early 1970s and grew worse from...

The Fall in the Price of Oil and International Imperialist Competition

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In the midst of an economic crisis that shows no sign of ending as well as in the tragic grip of an imperialist barbarism that never ceases · According to the classical analysis of neo-liberalism nothing unusual is happening. Indeed, all theories trying to explain what is behind the price fall are doomed to failure or, at best, are useless suggestions that do not belong to the real world but take...

The Guayaquil General Strike 1922

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This is a translation of a leaflet originally written by the Ecuadorian group Proletarios Revolucionarios. We are not publishing it because we necessarily agree with everything expressed, for example, anarchist terminology and the wording regarding parties may be interpreted as a criticism of our axiomatic position that a revolutionary organisation, centralised and globalised, is a necessity for...

TTIP: Trade Wars and Imperialist Manipulation

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On 11 October demonstrations organised by NGOs and charities like 38 Degrees, the World Development Movement and War on Want took place throughout Europe (in Hamburg, London, Ljubljana, Berlin, Madrid, Helsinki, Vienna, Paris) against the proposed so-called Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership or TTIP. Many heard about TTIP for the first time that day.

Marx, Stalin and Katniss Everdeen

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The effects of the absence of revolutionary projects on the cultural consumption of youth · A well known effect of the current crisis of the mode of production is that it involves a loss of legitimacy resulting in it being challenged by a fringe element of the exploited. Faced with this revolt, Capital has many defences.

México - The nth Illustration of the Marxist Theory of the Capitalist State

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México - The nth Illustration of the Marxist Theory of the Capitalist State · “...the state is an instrument for the suppression of the working class, nothing else!” · At the time of writing, a rising tide of anger is shaking Mexico. International media broadcast images of masked youths administering violent reprisals against the police, some wielding machetes, some behind captured police riot...

The Titan Works and the Struggles of “Labour”

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The following article is translated from the front page of Battaglia Comunista which was distributed throughout Italy but particularly at the assembly of workers of Titan, a factory with which the organisation has long had links. We are publishing it here for the general issues it raises about the situation of the working class in the face of austerity throughout the world.

Morales re-election as President of Bolivia – What anti-imperialism? What socialism?

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"This victory is a triumph for anti-imperialists and anti-colonialists" said Evo Morales re-elected for a third consecutive term as president of Bolivia. To make matters worse and inflame the minds of many "anti-imperialists", he dedicated the victory to Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez, the dead. Venezuelan president.

The Bloodbath in Syria: Class War or Ethnic War?

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The Arab Winter · How long three years seems. In early 2011 it seemed that a fresh wind of revolt was stirring from the East and spreading throughout the Arab world[1]. Massive protests and workers’ strikes in Tunisia and Egypt had terrified the ruling class to the point where they felt the need to depose their own heads of state.

IS – Imperialist Barbarism Continues

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There would be nothing new under the Middle Eastern sun, if it were not for the dramatic upheaval that triggered the birth of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. This continues to agitate the countries of the Coalition and those directly involved in the war, such as Turkey. · The Assad government, through its Minister of Defence, recently said that two MiG fighters, while flying over the airspace...

In Rojava: People’s War is not Class War

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Hegel remarks somewhere that all great world-historic facts and personages appear, so to speak, twice. He forgot to add: the first time as tragedy, the second time as farce … · The tradition of all dead generations weighs like a nightmare on the brains of the living … · The social revolution … cannot take its poetry from the past but only from the future.

“The Only War Worth Fighting is the Class War”[i]

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This year’s commemorations of the hundredth anniversary of the start of the First World War are very different from 50 years ago. In 1964 we lived under the shadow of a bipolar nuclear world. Two years earlier the Cuban Missile Crisis had brought humanity to the edge of annihilation. War and nationalist gestures were largely regarded as obscene.

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