Feminist Strike?

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CWO Introduction · Last year we commemorated International Women’s Day by celebrating the role women played in the vanguard of the Russian Revolution exactly 100 years before (see Celebrating International Women’s Day 100 Years On at Even there we found that; · working class women not only played a major part in the revolution but did so in class terms – something opposed by Russian middle class...

Rosa Luxemburg’s The Russian Revolution

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To mark the anniversary of Rosa Luxemburg's birth 147 years ago we offer this translation of Onorato Damen's introduction to the Italian translation to her famous work on the Russian Revolution. · An introduction by Onorato Damen · It is fashionable these days to quote Luxemburg’s ideas and positions, especially in her polemics with Lenin.

On the Future International

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Editor’s introduction · The following article is intended to be part of a longer document or pamphlet of the Internationalist Communist Tendency (ICT) and has been drafted by the CWO for further discussion in the ICT. It should thus be read in the context of earlier documents which we have already published on the party and class issue which put the issue in its wider context.

Autonomism – “Many Flowers Little Fruit”[1]

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A Response to our Critics · Introduction · The article from Revolutionary Perspectives 10 “Autonomism – Cutting the Ground from under Marxism” has attracted quite a lot of comment and criticism. The text was not an historical treatment of the development of Autonomism, which we recognised was a heterogeneous movement extending over a period of almost two decades.

SYRIA: THE LONG WAR THAT NEVER ENDS

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The following article was written before the Russian foreign ministry’s admission that several of tis citizens had been killed by US artillery fire and aerial bombardment; a fact which only goes to confirm the central message of the article that the conflict in Syria has moved into a more dangerous phase of direct conflict between the great powers. CWO · Don’t be taken in by appearances.

China: Long Held US Fears Becoming Reality?

Last year we wrote · “… a decade after the explosion of the speculative bubble there has been no solution to the global economic stagnation which it provoked. With no economic solution in the offing and with the different problems of the various great powers mounting the way has opened up for new and more desperate political forces to make their presence felt.

Solidarity with the GDN Logistics workers

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In the early afternoon of Tuesday, January 30, the police charged and drove a group of workers away from the gates of GDN Logistics of San Cipriano Po (Pavia). They were demonstrating in front of the company's gates to ask for an end to dismissals and suspensions (therefore for reinstatement) carried out by the company against some of their colleagues for the simple fact they were "registered...

Brexit 2018: The Ruling Class Nightmare Continues

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During the preparation for the 2016 referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union (EU) we made it entirely clear (in Revolutionary Perspectives 08) that the debate was one that class-conscious workers should not have been drawn into – on either side. Participating in the exercise could only line workers up behind one or other faction of the ruling class.

Carillion’s Failure and the Private Finance Initiative

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The real problem is capitalism · The collapse of Carillion is another symptom of capitalism’s general crisis of profitability. The company, which was the second largest construction group in the UK, represented a consolidation of a number of major contractors. It was formed from Tarmac in 1999 and subsequently acquired other contractors George Wimpey, Mowlem and Alfred McAlpine.

Capitalism’s Crisis of Stagnation and Austerity

As 2018 opens economic optimism is breaking out amongst the capitalist class. Leaving aside the vainglorious boasts of the current President of the United States that unemployment in the US has reached lows only last seen in the post-war boom, or that the New York stock market is now at all time record highs, more serious economic commentators are arguing that after a decade of misery (at least...

Bitcoin: Make Way for Cryptomoney!

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An enormous number of currencies already exist across the world (dollars, roubles, euros, yen, yuan, etc.) – most of them tightly held in the wallets of bourgeois minorities dazzled by the illusion of its self-valorisation – wherever the crisis of the production and sale of commodities rages. Anyone who needs products, even basic necessities (including food), cannot buy them without money in...

Iranian Protests against Austerity

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On Thursday, 28th December 2017, in Mashhad the second most populous city in Iran, thousands of protesters gathered outside the city hall and chanted “Death to Rouhani”, the country’s President. Some reports have suggested that it may have been initiated by the conservative cleric Ebrahim Raisi, Rouhani's defeated rival in the May 2017 Presidential election.

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