Against Capitalism, As Always!

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(Leaflet distributed by the PCInt during the "No Draghi Day" protests in Italy.) · No Draghi Day? Against Capitalism, As Always! · Since 1945, the Italian bourgeoisie has rarely (and only when it has had to) managed to temporarily put aside its internal rivalries, to create a government that includes almost all institutional parties.

Striking Kellogg's Workers: Don't Settle for Crumbs!

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(Leaflet distributed by the IWG during the Kellogg's strike in Lancaster, PA.) · Striking Kellogg's Workers: Don't settle for crumbs! Demand the abolition of the 2-tier system & more! · The ongoing strike of 1,400 Kellogg’s workers throughout the US is a continuing source of inspiration to other workers in this country and abroad who are joining in what is a fragile but significant...

China's "Capitalist-Socialism" is Beginning to Tremble

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The Chinese real estate market (officially strictly "socialist"!)(1) has been showing signs of crisis ever since the China Evergrande Group failed to pay interest on an offshore bond and revealed itself as the most heavily indebted real estate group in the world. This is a sign of a possible formal recognition of what is a substantial real default.

USA: "Striketober", An Unprecedented Wave of Strikes

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The United States has experienced a wave of strikes on a scale rarely seen since 1968. All over the country, workers, exhausted by the Covid-19 pandemic, are demanding improvements in their working conditions. Driven by the rise in the cost of living, these thousands of workers are putting pressure on their bosses to grant them wage increases. This encompasses every sector of the economy.

Letter From a Striking Oil Worker in Iran

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Below is a brief note from a striking worker, Mahmoud from Assaluyeh. Not only is it a good illustration of how the leading strikers in Iran today are thinking and how their discussions are shaping up, it also gives us an insight into the potential of the working class movement when we see how far the workers have advanced.

Cuba: The Real Fight Against State Repression Begins with Workers' Self-Organization

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Political events in Cuba since the July 11 protests · Currently the political and social climate within Cuba is bleak. On July 11 of this year there were turbulent protests against the government which saw the latter employ all its repressive muscle and issue a call, out of sheer desperation, to its own supporters through national radio and television to join its armed thugs on the streets in...

Working Class Revolution is the Only Solution

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Despite all the talk about ‘humanity’ as a whole being responsible for climate change, the world is class-divided. Inevitably, the ‘carbon footprint’ of the rich folk at the top of each national pyramid is far larger than the rest of the population. In the US emissions from the richest 10% of households are more than five times bigger than the whole of the bottom 50%! (It’s the same ratio for the...

Global War: The Other Existential Threat

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Climate change is only one of many threats to our future. Life is already hell for millions trying to survive on low wages or no wages at all, who face both environmental degradation and wars over dwindling basic resources. Imperialist powers stoke these into devastating conflicts which force millions to become refugees, kicked from pillar to post, often dying in their search for a secure...

Report from the Kellogg's Workers Strike

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Since October 4, 1,400 workers at the four Kellogg’s plants in the United States have been on strike in response to a two-tier wage system and the company’s efforts to permanently classify workers out of receiving better wages and benefits. The IWG has been able to intervene at the strike at the Lancaster plant several times over the last month, distributing leaflets and collecting information...

Save the Planet - Destroy Capitalism!

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UN Climate Conferences have been going on for 25 years. They have achieved precisely nothing. The participants at Paris in 2015 agreed to decrease production of oil, gas and coal by 6% a year for the next decade. Instead, according to the UN itself, they are planning increases of 2% annually, even as carbon emissions continue to mount.

The Struggle of the Iranian Oil Workers Goes On

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A Little Background · As we report on the continuing struggle of oil workers in Iran it is worth reminding our readers of their wider context. The whole working class in Iran is currently facing a double whammy of a crisis: a combination of Covid-19 and severe economic crisis, only partially the consequence of the US economic embargo.

Global Warming: IPPC Report AR6 - Writing a Death Warrant?

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The United Nations International Panel for Climate Change (IPCC) published its sixth Assessment Report (AR6) in August. This is a reworked and an updated version of their last report AR5 published in 2013. It is much more confident in its assessments and its summary for policy makers is clearly intended to shock countries into promising drastic reductions in their emissions of Green House Gases...

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