Springtime in Québec

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The article which follows is a translation of the main item in L’Internationale (March 2015) the French-language intervention broadsheet of the Internationalist Workers’ Group (GIO) which was distributed in the current student demonstrations in Montreal and Québec in which thousands turned out to protest not only over cuts in the education budget by the PLQ ((Parti Liberal Québecois or the...

The Tunisian Attacks

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Let’s start with the facts: there is no end to jihadist barbarism. So far a single order from IS has led to 23 deaths in Tunisia during an assault on the Bardo museum on the outskirts of the capital. It is the first time since the ‘jasmine revolution’, which overthrew Ben Ali and gave way to the so-called Arab Spring, that such an attack has been made against civilians, foreigners and European...

Universal Credit – the Universal Disaster Coming Our Way?

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After the Budget it is clear that whoever wins the election so-called “welfare reform” will go on. Once upon a time “reform” meant improvement but since the post-war boom ended, as far as the working class is concerned, it now means “make things worse”. Capitalism in a historic crisis at the end of a cycle of accumulation can no longer afford what workers forced it to concede after World War Two.

Greek Internationalists on the SYRIZA Climbdown

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Woe to you, Hypocritical Scribes and Pharisees! · "We have reached a difficult compromise, sometimes painful, but today we are in a better position with better conditions, and can argue and apply another policy that we promised and we are aiming towards." · Decision of the Central Committee of SYRIZA after the Eurogroup Meeting of 20/02/2015.

Beyond Anti-fascism

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The CWO presents a (shortened) translation of reflections by a comrade of Battaglia Comunista on the anti-fascist demonstration in Rome on February 28. Nothing surprising, since we regularly translate our Italian comrades’ thoughts. However, on this occasion the Rome demonstration took place on the same day as CWO comrades were at the anti-PEGIDA demonstration in Newcastle so its message is...

Benefit Sanctions – A Cudgel to Beat the Sick and Powerless

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Benefit Sanctions – A Cudgel to Beat the Sick and Powerless · The smug old Etonians who currently have their hands on the national piggy purse tell us that jobless figures have fallen once again. We are strangely unmoved and ungrateful at this “good news”. It is not the reality that many of us live through. We have seen the removal of the sick and disabled from the unemployed numbers.

Bologna 1919: A page from history

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In this short piece Damen goes right back to the revolutionary period sparked by the October Revolution in Russia and considers why it took so long for revolutionaries in Italy to break from the Socialist Party (PSI). This is not an academic question, especially for someone who lived through those turbulent times when, as he says, the situation was ‘incandescent’.

A Comment on the Repercussions of the Greek-European Union Eurogroup Accord

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The moment of truth! · We would just like to make one comment on the context in which the negotiations of the new Syriza government with its partners, the nationalist right ANEL (Independent Greeks) unfolded. The non-negotiable part is that Greece has been and will remain a debt colony, regardless of whether the 'troika' is relabelled as 'the institutions', the 'Memorandum' has become 'the...

The Problem is Bigger than PEGIDA: The Real Issue is Capitalism

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The following document contains the text of a leaflet given out by CWO North East members at the anti-Pegida demonstration in Newgate, Newcastle today. Close to 2000 demonstrators opposing PEGIDA were halted by police a few yards from a demonstration of 375 racists in the Bigg Market, a good portion of which were just the usual out and out fascist thugs.

LIBYA: How Far Has Imperialist Barbarism Gone in Gaddafi’s Old Empire?

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There are some who believe that mistakes were made in the past, in the Arab Spring in general and against Gaddafi’s Libya in particular. We are talking here, of course, about those who populate the political world of the capitalist class and its business and economic undergrowth. Faced with the barbarity of the Islamic State and the horrors of the civil war in Libya, they forget their own...

Social Care in “Calamitous Decline”: There is no solution under capitalism

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The post war boom is now a thing of folk memory. We have had forty years of declining wages and living conditions. The harsh reality is that capitalism has no future to offer beyond escalating attacks on those who by accident of birth are not fortunate enough to belong to the privileged minority. Their wealth has increased by leaps and bounds as the austerity agenda for the rest of us bites ever...

University of Wisconsin-Madison Cuts: We're not all in this together!

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About 7,000 or more workers in the Wisconsin university system, with 1.085 in the university are likely to be laid off in the latest round of austerity measures. The defeat four years ago carries its price. Of course, submitting to this without a fight simply invites more and greater ill treatment. University workers been assured that the layoffs will be spread evenly, so everyone's going to get...

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