Striking Kellogg's Workers: Take Control of the Struggle!

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(Leaflet distributed by the IWG during the Kellogg's strike in Lancaster, PA.) · Right now, workers across the country are looking at the 1,400 worker strong strike of Kellogg’s workers as a glimmer of hope. Covid, lockdowns, and the economic crisis have made many in our class feel isolated and atomized but when fellow workers stand up and refuse to take the bosses’ shit anymore by going on...

Editorial

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(Editorial from 1919 #2 ( the journal of the North American affiliates of the ICT.) · Past modes of production were notable for their relative stability throughout the course of history. Entire centuries would pass with minimal change in the lives of peasants. Capitalism, on the other hand, has been tumultuous from the start.

Anti-Lockdown Protests and Working-Class Activity in Australia

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As this statement is being written the number of active COVID-19 cases in Australia currently stands at just over 23,000, with New South Wales and Victoria accounting for the bulk of that. Between the two states, cases are averaging around 2,000 per day. The number of deaths is now nearing 1,400 since the beginning of the pandemic and almost 300 people are in the ICU.

The GKN Struggle and the October "General Strike" In Italy

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This introduction is being written on the day the British Government ends its support for the “furlough” scheme to pay 80% of workers’ wages so they would not be sacked during the pandemic. At least 1 million workers now face an uncertain future. The Italian government began unravelling its support for jobs on 1 July when it ended the moratorium on lay-offs.

AUKUS: Another Preparation for Imperialist War

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(Article from 1919 #2 ( the journal of the North American affiliates of the ICT.) · The world may have been consumed by a pandemic for more than a year and a half, but imperialism takes no holidays. All through this time, there has been a developing arms race between the US and China, brinkmanship by both sides in the South China Seas, military exercises by China aimed at Taiwan as well numerous...

The Inexorable Crisis of Capitalism Spreads Misery and War

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For the capitalist mode of production and for the bourgeois class that manages it, the problems only multiply. Profit rates are tending to fall everywhere whilst the mass of misery in the world grows, as capital struggles to render the processes of its mode of production internationally competitive. The enormous concentration of capital in the dominant monopolistic companies forces them to churn...

Solidarity with Haitian Migrant Workers facing State Repression at the Southern Border!

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There could hardly be a more complete encapsulation of the brutality and savagery of capitalism in the United States than the recent photos of mostly white Border Patrol agents, armed and mounted on their horses, whipping thousands of defenseless black Haitian migrants who don’t have a penny to their name at the Southern Border.

Climate-Production-Capital

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Summary · The sixth IPCC report on climate change states that man-made greenhouse gas emissions are the cause of: rising temperatures, melting ice caps, and rising sea levels. The massive increase in emissions of greenhouse gases coincides with the existence of the capitalist mode of production and have intensified with its present structural crisis. Capitalism is the cause of climate change.

China-Iran Accords, the Silk Road and Some Other Imperialist Manoeuvres

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Alongside other crises, the Covid pandemic is contributing to growing uncertainty in the capitalist world. Together with economic devastation, including an assault on the wages and conditions of the working class, proxy wars are multiplying and becoming more intense, with the threat of increasingly generalised wars on the horizon.

How the Pandemic Revealed the Real Health of Nations

As we noted in our last issue, a pandemic is as good as any event to demonstrate the efficacy, or not, of a social system. This one has generally found the capitalist mode of production wanting. By now most people will have forgotten the early failures. The Chinese Communist Party’s initial attempts to cover up what was happening in Wuhan were only matched by the refusal of world leaders...

The End of Bretton Woods: A Contemporary Analysis

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The article below is a translation of a piece first published in Italian by the Internationalist Communist Party (PCInt) in their journal Prometeo, 16/17 (Third Series), in 1971. As such it is an analysis made long before the ICT came into existence and at the very time when the Nixon administration was tearing up the fundamental basis of the USA’s own post-war settlement – the link of the dollar...

Iran: Oil Workers Reject Trade Unions

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In the capitalist world, whatever the subject, it naturally only hits the headlines if the rulers of all factions are in control of it. If the news is about a war, climate change, economic downturn, regime change, elections, protests, immigration, in fact any issue where the working class as a class is absent, so it can be manipulated in a way that suits the ruling class, then not only is it...

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