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...

Workers' Strikes in Iran: This Time it is Different

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To see the new phase of the crisis, which began with the bursting of the speculative bubble in 2008, as just a repeat of the same decades-long pattern of boom and bust, is a mistake. It is a gross misunderstanding of the impasse that capitalism has come to today. · Similarly, to think of this or that strike, this or that protest as being in the old framework, that is that it will somehow end as...

The Fraction-Party Question in the Italian Left

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The document which follows was originally written in 1979, and translated in 1981 in handwritten form for discussion inside the Communist Workers’ Organisation on the tradition of the Italian Communist Left. It has recently been published in the online journal Intransigence [ but the introduction here is a much expanded.

Bosses' Political Faction Fights – Not Our Problem!

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Pantomimes usually start in December and end early in the New Year. The Brexit version at the Westminster Palais looks set for an extended run. · The post-2015 Cameron Government arrogantly called the EU referendum, without procedural safeguards, to satisfy factional interests. For short-term appeasement of political opponents they risked arriving at an outcome which challenged 50 years of British...

1918 — 1968 — 2018

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As 2018 draws to a close, a twofold picture emerges. On one side, the accelerating capitalist crisis. Escalating global turmoil and imperialist manoeuvres bring untold misery to Yemen, Syria and the Ukraine. The ruling class, struggling to find a solution to the economic crisis, causes political chaos and confusion in Britain and the United States.

The Yellow Vests Movement: the Crisis is Deepening

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The article which follows is a translation of a contribution from a close sympathiser of the ICT in France. · The Yellow Vest movement was triggered by the announcement of higher fuel prices, both now and in future years. It does, however, reflect a much deeper anger, with many more serious causes. A simple rise in fuel prices would certainly not have caused such anger if it were not added to a...

Paris is on Fire

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We are publishing this translation from Russian of the Internationalist Communists of Krasnoyarsk. We should warn readers that the latter is machine translated and we have not been able to verify its accuracy. The article has since been overtaken by events (e.g. at time of writing this 4 people have now died) and the opinions are those of the Russian comrades.

Caravan Migrants Trapped on the Frontiers of Capitalism

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Some 6,000 members of the US military have been deployed on the US-Mexican border to keep out the continuing flow of migrants from Central America, especially Honduras. At the same time, the new Mexican President “AMLO” [1], is assuring his military that he will continue to deploy them in the capacity of military police. All this over a comparatively small group of migrants from Central America.

The Class Party in the Light of the Struggles in Iran

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Intro · Today [25/11/18] the media reported the arrest of Ismail Bakhshi and three other delegates of the Shush Soviet whom we were talking about yesterday in connection with Iran. The strikes, far from losing impetus, have already affected almost the entire population and are spreading not only to the industrial city of Ahvaz but throughout the whole country.

Against Racism, Against Capitalism

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The leaflet below was given out by the Italian affiliate of the ICT, Il Partito Comunista Internazionalista, in the anti-racist demonstration in Rome on 10 November. · The security decree just passed by the current government represents a qualitative leap in the process of criminalisation and marginalisation of migrants.

Russia: The number of strikes is growing

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Whilst all bourgeois eyes are fixed on the G20 summit in Buenos Aires or the Ukraine-Russia conflict in the Sea of Azov the class war goes on around the planet. We have already published on the strikes currently convulsing Iran more than once and now we have received the following report and comment on a revival of strikes in Russia from a sympathiser there.

Iran: Workers' Strikes and Protests Continue

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Eleven days ago we posted a first article [1] on the strikes and workers’ protests in Iran in which the idea of independent soviets or councils (in Farsi “shura”) was first raised. Since then, despite all the regime’s desperate efforts to deal with the workers’ movement by engaging the help of the opposition, so far, it not only has failed to curb the movement, but rather the reverse has taken...

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