Paris Attacks: BARBARISM, BARBARISM AND STILL MORE BARBARISM

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The massacre in Paris has produced an outcry that it is a crime against humanity. The international bourgeoisie hovers between despair and indignation, between fear and calls for revenge. From all sides we hear cries for a "just war" to counteract "holy war". West versus East, Christian tradition against Islamic fundamentalism.

Elections in Poland: Don't Mourn, Organise!

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On 25 October 2015 parliamentary elections were held in Poland. The result was unsurprising – Law and Justice (PiS) will form the new government. · After 8 years of rule of the Civic Platform (PO) rule, it was clear that they were unable to go on any longer. The harbinger of what was to come was the presidential election earlier this year, in which PO's candidate, then-incumbent Bronisław...

Greek Conscripts: "WE WON'T TAKE PART IN FIGHTING MIGRANTS"

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(The following inspirational statement deserves the widest possible circulation. It is from Greek conscripts in 50 units of the Armed Forces. The statement is notable for linking all the current horrors inflicted on workers everywhere to a single cause – the ongoing crisis of the capitalist system. In this crisis, which demands sacrifices in lost and ruined lives, all workers, whatever their...

New Leader – Same Labour

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Ever since the bail-out of the banks the injustice of capitalism has been impossible to deny. The victory of Jeremy Corbyn shows a groundswell of opposition to the massive attacks that European governments of all shades have implemented in the name of ‘austerity’. Students forced to take out life-burdening loans; workers obliged to accept low paid precarious jobs; crumbling health services forced...

Capitalist Crisis Brings Human Tragedies

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Over the past 2 years the media have saturated us with the sight and sound of human misery as refugees desperately seek asylum in Europe. Images of the bodies of small children washed up on shore have competed with pictures of sinking boats and squalid camps from Calais to Iraq. · The UNHCR estimates that in the last 5 years around 60 million people throughout the world have been displaced due to...

Anti-strike Bill: The War Against the Working Class Intensifies

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The new Trade Union Bill 2015-16 is a piece of blatant class war by the ruling class and their Tory representatives in Parliament. Not content with making the lives of millions more miserable by tax credit cuts, the Tory Government is now preparing further cuts and wage freezes in the public sector, and as part of this plan, it’s launching a new anti-strike law.

USA: Fixing the Electoral Machine

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First “Socialists” get elected to minor office in the US in decades · A few years ago in the US, various groups calling themselves socialist, have seen some electoral successes. Unlike Bernie Sanders, these groups are composed of people who at least can call themselves “socialist”, since they are in “socialist” political organizations.

Putin’s Latest Move in Syria

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We can now add "Tsar" Putin’s Russia to the already tragically overcrowded number of participants in the war around the shaky regime of Bashar al Assad. It officially claims to be entering the fray against the infamous Islamic State. · From Cold War to More War · In era of "mutual suspicion", when the fake socialism or more accurately state capitalism of the USSR crumbled under the weight of its...

JC – Labour’s Second Coming?

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The Election pantomime in May produced a Government committed to making working people pay the costs of the bosses' crisis. They call it austerity - it really means benefit cuts, food banks, unaffordable housing and zero hours contracts. Of course, Labour's "Austerity Lite" simply guaranteed more of the same, with a vague promise of us all being hit at a different tempo.

UK Housing: A System That's Rabidly Insane

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Watching housing policy unfold in Britain is like watching a rabid dog chase its tail. The insanity keeps on increasing and you just know it won’t end well. So when the Tories made an election pledge to extend the right to buy to housing associations, nobody thought they’d really be stupid enough to actually do it.

Greece: For the 20 September Election

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The following document was distributed by the Internationalist Communists of Greece before the elections on September 20. The document is clear, explaining in particular why participation was only 56%. The outlook presented here were already confirmed by the 'pre-ordained' results of the election, where Syriza still claimed itself to be the ''hope'' the Greek people.

Notes on the Question of the Transition to Communism

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According to Marx in a classless collectivist society complete material abundance prevails, enough to guarantee the satisfaction of any individual subjective needs, the material pleasure of its members could be spontaneously achieved without requiring an institution of general norms of distribution, which everyone must adhere to.

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