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Kosovo: Capitalism means Imperialism, Imperialism means War

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(Statement of the International Bureau for the Revolutionary Party on the NATO bombings of Yugoslavia) · What cynicism! What hypocrisy! Day in, day out millions upon millions of human beings all over the world are exploited like animals for starvation wages. Millions more live in absolute poverty. None of this offends the delicate consciences of the gentlemen of the bourgeois press who are trying...

Editorial

The last IC was a special edition devoted to Battaglia Comunista’s VIth Congress. As a result of this we have a backlog of material to publish. However, this heftier than usual issue also reflects the growing international work of the IBRP, something which has also helped delay us going to press. · It is no coincidence that as capitalism’s global crisis brings new depths of misery and poverty to...

NATO Bombings of Yugoslavia: War Against the Working Class

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(Statement of the IBRP, 25.3.99) · Introduction · The NATO bombings in Yugoslavia cannot be understood as a single event. They are part of a continuing story of contemporary capitalism. All the features that make up the horrors of life under this decaying social system are present. The first is the capitalist crisis. The crisis of accumulation first arrived in the early 1970s.

Disharmony Over the Euro

Translated from Prometeo #15, June 1998 · In December 1988 few people believed that European Monetary Union [EMU] would ever happen. Even the committee of central bank governors, presided over by the then Commissioner Delors and charged with the task of drawing up a plan to implement EMU, was sceptical.

Materialism and Idealism - A reply to the ICC

In IC15 we wrote on “The Political Roots of the ICC’s Organisational Malaise”. The article was our attempt to explain why the International Communist Current (ICC) had suffered a severe crisis (particularly in its most important section in France) and why this had led them to lash out at other communist organisations, in particular the Communist Workers’ Organisation (CWO), the British affiliate...

The ICC Criticises the Proletarian Struggle Groups (GLP)

Translated from Battaglia Comunista #12, December 1998 · In the June-September 1998 issue of the ICC’s Rivoluzione Internazionale, an article appeared entitled “The Proletarian Struggle Groups, an Unfinished Attempt to Achieve Revolutionary Coherence”. It was quickly translated and published in the ICC’s other international publications.

Why the IBRP Will Not Be Attending the ICC Congress

For the Record · Dear Comrades · In response to your letter inviting us to your next Congress, we are pleased to see that the ICC is abandoning its policy of demonisation and denunciation of the IBRP as “parasitic”, “sectarian”, etc. We welcome the re-establishment of what should have been the natural fraternal relationship between internationalists.

Peyke Anternasionalisti - Aims and Positions

Introduction · The long interval since the publication of a regular issue of IC means that our welcome to newcomers to the inter-nationalist proletarian camp is long overdue In particular, it is now over two years since political exiles from Iran - the comrades of Peyke Anternasionalisti [PA] - contacted us and sent us the first issue of their magazine, whose title translates as Internationalist...

Peyke Anternasionalisti and the Critical Current Inside the Workers Movement

Translated from Internationalist Messenger No. 2 · Half a century after left capitalist ideology came to dominate over the workers’ movement in Iran, Peyke Anternasionalisti (PA) ( Internationalist Messenger) is the first revolutionary publication to be circulated with a clear Internationalist outlook and policies.

Correspondence with the South Russian Bureau of the Marxist Labour Party

Introduction · Regular readers of the IBRP press in English will already have come across the South Russian Bureau of the Marxist Labour Party (MLP). In Revolutionary Perspectives 12 we published their “Appeal for an International Party of Workers’ Self-Government”. Since then the MLP has been in direct contact with us, the initial letters of which are published here.

The Lost Marxism of Critical Trotskyists

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A review of Sean Matgamna’s The Fate of the Russian Revolution: Lost Texts of Critical Marxism (1) · 1989-91: End of an Era · The collapse of the Russian bloc gave a great boost to the right wing of capitalism who had long peddled the myth that the monstrosities of Stalinism represented the logical and inevitable outcome of the struggle for socialism.

New Internationalist Communist Publication

Besides the correspondence in this issue of Internationalist Communist further evidence of a wider interest in the revolutionary traditions of internationalist communism comes from Canada. Here a group of “Left Communist workers” who have been taking part in a discussion circle in Montreal got together to produce a paper called Internationalist Notes.

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