Statement of the Internationalist Communist Tendency on the nationalist metamorphosis of the so-called "Internationalist Comrades" (Greece).

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Astute readers will have noticed that we are in process of removing all reference to the so-called “Internationalist Comrades” (Greece) and their publication Engymo from our site. We are issuing this document in order to inform individuals and groups of the Communist Left everywhere why. · Internationalism versus nationalism · In a social climate that is increasingly characterised by nationalism,...

Is Capitalism Past its Sell-by Date? Review of Michael Roberts "The Long Depression"

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Review: The Long Depression, Michael Roberts (Haymarket Books, Chicago 2016) 370 pp. · The Revival of Marxist Economics · Since the bursting of the speculative bubble in 2008, more students have apparently signed up for economic courses than ever before. However, when they get to university many became angry when they find that the courses on offer give them absolutely no clue as to how the real...

On Deutsche Bank, its financial crimes and the unending crisis

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Almost every day we hear that the crisis is now behind us though the recovery is slow. Too slow. In fact, besides growth of only zero point something, all the factors that gave rise to the crisis, and prevent any real recovery, remain, and are getting worse. · Let’s start with a recent financial issue surrounding Deutsche Bank, the largest German bank, and one of the most important in the world.

After Brexit: Nation or Class?

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The rise of race hate since the June 23 referendum has included: · Gangs prowling the streets demanding passers-by prove they can speak English · Swastikas painted up in Armagh, Sheffield, Plymouth, Leicester, London and Glasgow. · Assaults, arson attacks and dog excrement being thrown at doors or shoved through letter boxes.

The Gig Economy: Capitalism’s New Normal

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One of Theresa May’s first acts as Prime Minister has been to set up a review into the situation of the 6 million or more people in the UK who “are not covered by the normal range of workplace rights” because they are either ‘self-employed’ in the so-called ‘gig’ economy or are employed in other forms of insecure and ‘flexible’ work on terms such as zero hour contracts.

The Party Question

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The translation which follows is the greater part of an article from Prometeo, theoretical review of the Internationalist Communist Party in 1984-5. It should be read alongside the document which appeared in RP08 on “The Role and Structure of the Revolutionary Organisation”. See · This document looks at various conceptions of the party (andd not just those held in the Communist Left) but...

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.

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