Russia, China and the USA’s New World Disorder

“It is not the business of socialists to help the younger and stronger robber … to plunder the older and over-gorged robbers. Socialists must take advantage of the struggle between the robbers to overthrow all of them.” Lenin [1] · We enter 2017 with international tensions around the world visibly increasing. This, of course is nothing new, even in recent history.

In the Tradition of the Communist Left on the Path of International Revolution

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On 1 November 1943 the Internationalist Communist Party began to clandestinely publish Prometeo (Prometheus). By 15 October 1944 eleven issues had been printed and distributed. After five months of suspension due to severe difficulties, publication was resumed in April 1945. However, during the winter months of 1944-45, leaflets, pamphlets and typed documents on the general situation, Russia and...

Mexico’s Turmoil

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"A lot of people think it's only the gasoline prices, but the price of gas is just the straw that broke the camel's back.” - anonymous protestor. · As is now increasingly the tendency, significant moments of struggle against the effects of the global crisis are given scant attention by media players dependent on capitalist states and business.

Investigatory Powers Act legalises mass surveillance in UK

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On November 17 2016 the British government granted itself sweeping new powers to legally spy on citizens. The Investigatory Powers Act approved by Parliament at the end of last year is now largely in force. It provides the State with new surveillance powers to carry out targeted interception of communications, bulk collection of communications data, and bulk interception of communications.

Imperialist Hypocrisy over Aleppo

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Looking at the pictures of the bombed out shell of Aleppo’s buildings or the images of wounded and dead children which have daily filled our screens no-one can fail to be moved. Some may even greet the news of the fall of Aleppo to the forces of the regime and its allies with relief. But the killing and the mayhem will not stop here.

ICT Statement on the Dissolution of the GIO (Canada)

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Yesterday, January 4 2017, the comrades of the ICT received the following brief communication from the Canadian comrades of the GIO. · “As a result of the problems the GIO has created within the ICT, the members of the GIO have decided to discontinue the activities of the group for the ICT's sake. A report will be sent to you in the coming months.

Who were the Grzechists?

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A number of conflicting political currents had their beginning in the Communist Workers’ Party of Poland (KPRP). One of the earliest of these were the ‘grzechiści’ (Grzechists) – rallied around Kowalski-Grzech, co-founder of the KPRP. Accused of ‘sectarianism’, ‘dogmatism’, ‘anti-democratism’ or ‘anti-Leninism’, in reality it was the only current within the party which consistently defended the...

Some Quick Observations on the Events in Berlin

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Isis has claimed responsibility for the attack in Berlin. The police are still searching for those responsible. But whatever they find, the scenario of war and terror that has existed for years now will continue to wreak havoc on a capitalist society facing a crisis of profitability and political identity.

The Black Snake – Still in the Pipeline

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The "black snake" refers to the end-times tale of the Lakota that when the black snake crosses the land it will mean the final end of their world. It is a powerful metaphor that expresses a truth that from the perspective of the potential for repeated environmental disasters the economic activity of capitalism certainly spells disaster.

Castro’s Legacy

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With Castro’s death, the mass media is full once again of the characters and events of more than half a century ago. As usual their approach to reality is often distorted and ideologically split into two opposing versions. The first is centred on the figure of the "Lider Maximo", the "heroic and sincere revolutionary, standard bearer of the liberation of the Third World"; the second is based on...

A Memoir of Onorato Damen

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Remembering comrade Onorato Damen, who left us on October 14, 1979 we found in a drawer an article that appeared in the journal “Pietre” in 1980: The Leninist Diaspora: Damen and Bordiga. The author, Antonio Valeri, suffered imprisonment alongside Damen in a concentration camp at Istonio Marina, aka Vasto d'Abruzzo; While not a fellow political activist, Valeri – as he himself wrote – wanted to...

Is the Working Class Right Wing?

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In the 80s and 90s it was fashionable to say that the working class no longer existed. Only the last remnants were left and they were in rapid decline, the final legacy to a bygone era. · This process began in the mid 70s with restructuring in the factories, with the progressive and inexorable reduction in jobs under the pitiless pressure of the crisis.

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