Mexico's Turmoil Continues: The Maquiladora Strikes

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The article below has been provided by a CWO sympathiser. It gives a brief sketch of a continuing struggle where we again see workers organising themselves against their bosses and against the bosses' props, the Labor Unions. At this point the outcome of the struggle is not yet determined but even now it is clear that the struggle is part of our class's resistance against the...

Alliance for Workers' Liberty: Part of Capitalism's Left Wing

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In 1992 the editors of Socialist Organiser, the newspaper of the Socialist Campaign for a Labour Victory, launched an organisation under the name of Alliance for Workers’ Liberty (AWL). The particular brand of Trotskyism with which the AWL identifies is strongly influenced by its leader Sean Matgamna, who has been active on the Trotskyist left since the sixties.

Against All Capitalist Factions! For Proletarian Independence!

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In the past few days Venezuela's latest political drama has fluttered across the world press. On January 23 Washington declared that it recognizes Juan Guaidó, the leader of Venezuela’s opposition, as the country's legitimate president with Trump stating “The people of Venezuela have courageously spoken out against Maduro and his regime and demanded freedom and the rule of law… I will...

The 26th of January: A Day of Celebration or a Day of Mourning?

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We present an article from the Internationalist Communists Oceania ( a new Left Communist regroupment effort in the Oceania region. · The 26th of January: A Day of Celebration or a Day of Mourning? · (The following piece of writing contains content that some may find distressing including mentions of genocide, ethnic cleansing, cultural assimilation, abuse and self harm.

Mexico: Between Barbarism and Class Struggle

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Two pieces of news from Mexico currently appear in the press around the world: a new historical record in the number of homicides and the explosion of a Pemex pipeline in Tlahuelilpan, which has left almost a hundred corpses already. Everything in Mexico leads us to despair. But there is something important going on that the international media is not broadcasting.

A Decade Since the Financial Crash

The world economy is in poor shape and the American economy is in even worse condition. The 2008 crisis has not been resolved and many analysts fear a new financial explosion. Capital continues to stay clear of investment in production and is trying to recover without running up more debts. Company returns are low, profit rates are decreasing. Capital is moving more and more into speculation.

Fight Capitalism – Not its Symptoms

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The leading article in this issue of Revolutionary Perspectives [13], “A Decade On from the Financial Crash” focuses on both the state of the world economy and the dangerous ways in which the capitalist world order proposes to deal with it in 2019. · It is not just the analysis of revolutionaries that predicts trouble ahead.

Some Further Thoughts on the Yellow Vests Movement

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At the time of writing – early January 2019 – it is difficult to say whether the movement of the gilets jaunes has entered a phase of reflux before it dies down or if it is going through a pause after more than a month of intense activity and severe clashes with the state. · Perhaps, however, it is possible to identify some of the characteristics of this "insurrection" – as some exaggerated...

A Hundred Years Since the Murder of Luxemburg and Liebknecht

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On this day exactly a century ago Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht were brutally murdered in cold blood by Freikorps troops under the command of the Social Democratic Party. It decapitated the leadership of the young German Communist Party which then oscillated between putschism and opportunism for the rest of its existence.

The Sorry Spectacle of “Marxists” in Defence of Chinese “Collective Capitalism”

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An Italian comrade takes a sardonic look at the latest abasement of so-called “academic Marxists” at the feet of the new imperialist order à la chinois. · At the "Fifth European Forum on the Chinese Way" (Bologna, 14 October), promoted by the Academy for Marxism of the People's Republic of China (together with Marx21, the Gramsci Foundation and the Confucius Institute – University of Bologna),...

Peoples Assembly Election Carnival: Leftist "Yellow Vests" show their true colours

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On 5 January demonstrators wearing yellow vests assembled in London to demand a ‘hard’ Brexit that will fulfil their nationalist fantasies. In reality that will not happen because it runs so sharply against the interests of the ruling class both in Britain and elsewhere in the European Union. · The proclaimed "anti-establishment" nature of the Tommy Robinsons, UKIP and its splinters, EDL,...

The Crisis of the Sudanese Regime

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It was the tripling of bread prices which sparked off the current revolt in Sudan. People first took to the streets in the town of Atbara in north eastern Sudan on 19 December 2018, but they did not restrict their demands to bread even though some had not managed to find any in four days. They had had enough of the brutal military dictatorship of Omar Hassan al-Bashir which has ruled the country...

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