Communist Workers’ Organisation Statement on the Resignation of MS and the Crisis in the GIO

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We have been asked by other affiliates of the ICT, as well as sympathisers, to clarify our position on the resignation of MS and his comments on the problems in the Canadian affiliate of the ICT, the Groupe Internationaliste Ouvrier (GIO). · MS cites two reasons for resigning. One is the real reason, which is his refusal to recognise the difference between negative sniping and comradely criticism.

Yes - We need Socialism! No - Corbynism Isn't It

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John McDonnell, Labour’s Shadow Chancellor, declared himself and the Party "for Socialism" at the recent Labour Party Conference. In reality, the Corbynite programme of more state intervention and ownership, higher wages and better welfare is a "pie in the sky" picture of a kinder capitalism. · We can call it Keynesianism, call it strengthening the state, call it left populism - all of these are...

The Turkish Imperialist U-turn in Syria

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As the whole world watches the agony of Syria drags on. Nowhere is this epitomised more than in the city of Aleppo. The recent breakdown of the relative ceasefire came after the destruction of a UN aid convoy and the murder of 20 aid workers. Since then the regime and its Russian backer have pounded the city relentlessly from the air (where they have total superiority) adding more misery to the...

Against All Nationalisms

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The document reproduced below is based on the presentation which we made to the Sheffield Anarchist Bookfair in 2015. The audio can be found at but we have been asked by several people to print the introduction to that meeting here. Their motives are not hard to explain. Since the meeting in 2015 the Brexit vote has not only given licence for every racist and nationalist gobshite to verbally...

The Revolutionary Party and the Working Class

The document by the internationalists of Battaglia Comunista on “The Role and Structure of the Revolutionary Organisation” comes from the Second of the International Conferences called by the Internationalist Communist Party [Battaglia Comunista] which took place in 1978. It has never been published in English by us before [1] but we are doing so as part of a discussion on the role and structure...

There is No Capitalist Solution to a Deepening Economic Crisis

Introduction · The latest phase of the economic crisis which exploded in 2007/2008 still dominates the world economy. All attempts to break its grip and engineer a new period of recovery and growth have failed. Instead the crisis itself is determining political developments to the extent that our rulers are tending to lose control of the situation.

Hinkley Point – Ruling Class in Disarray after Brexit Vote

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The latest postponement to the construction of the nuclear power station at Hinkley Point shows the ruling class in complete disarray. The May Government may now be on the point of reversing, not just the Cameron/Osborne policy for British nuclear energy but also their scheme to revive British capitalism with Chinese investment.

The Labour Party Crisis is a Crisis of the Capitalist Class

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For decades the British ruling class used a system involving two main political parties as the democratic frontage behind which they maintained their social and economic control. The traditional role of the Labour Party has been to act as a machine to cajole working class people into the electoral circus with the illusory temptation that they had “their” party.

Brexit Vote Only Highlights Global Capitalism’s Impasse

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The article which follows is the editorial to the recently published Revolutionary Perspectives 08 and the articles it refers are those in the current issue. These will be published in due course but anyone wanting a paper copy now can get it for £4 (UK) by using the means advertised on the side panel of our website.

Sanders’ Electoral Campaign in the US

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The Working Class Breathing Life into Democracy or · Democracy Sucking the Life from the Working Class? · The article which follows is a debut piece written by a young sympathiser of the communist left in the USA. This is the full version which is referred to in the shorter article printed in Revolutionary Perspectives 08.

Letter from Mexico on Teachers Fight against Privatisation of Schools

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We are publishing passages from a letter sent to some French comrades written by a Mexican comrade, who works in a school. He describes, albeit briefly, the climate of severe repression that has affected the struggles of school workers, who have been violently attacked - not only verbally - by the media, and by sections of the so-called civil society (including the sub-proletariat and petty...

United States: On the Events of Dallas and Baton Rouge

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The following is a translation from Italian of a comment made a few hours after the Dallas Shootings and before the subsequent shootings of police in Baton Rouge. Our US comrades will be making a further statement shortly but in the meantime have sent some updates to this piece in the paragraph below. · The forces of imperialism are coming home to roost.

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