On the 2 December Strike in Italy: Especially In Times of War "Normal" Strikes Are Not Enough

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For many years now the grassroots or base unions (sindacati di base) have called a strike at this time of year appealing to workers from all sectors of production to mobilise, and as usual, we will once again take part. · However, we cannot ignore the fact that this seasonal mobilisation has become something of a ritual.

On the Brazilian Elections

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(We share here a translation of an article from MovAut (short for Movimento Autogestionário – Movement for Self-Management, in English) in Brazil about the results of the recent presidential election, which, we think, throws some much needed light upon an issue that has been subject to so much distortion, from the left as well as the right-wing of capital, both of whom have thrown their whole...

War in Ukraine: The Other Attack on the Working Class

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The blue and yellow flags may now be tattered and torn, and the war in Ukraine may now make only fleeting headlines on UK news networks, but the violence rages on, as does Western support for Ukraine. Given the nature of the Kremlin regime which murders Russian journalists and dissidents, and given the brutality of the invasion, it is an easy sell.

Workers in Iran Show the Way

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The most recent wave of protests and strikes in Iran are the continuation of more than a decade of struggles. Though the working class in Iran faces many obstacles, as the events take on an international dimension, they could potentially begin a spark that ignites a wider working class movement beyond just Iran.

Class Struggle is Back on the Agenda!

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The capitalist crisis is intensifying and with it come the inevitable attacks on the working class. Cost of living and fuel protests have broken out in more than 90 countries already and the UK is no exception here. Nearly 2 million workers (one in sixteen) are expected to be balloted for strike action in the coming months. The struggle for wages to keep up with inflation is on.

Capitalist Crisis: Survival of the Richest

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Months of soaring inflation and stalling wages are the latest effects of the crisis inherent to the capitalist system. The ruling class’ attacks on our living and working conditions are just one more attempt to make us pay for it. As winter approaches, the havoc wreaked by the failures of the system shows no signs of letting up.

Oil Workers in Iran Continue to Resist Despite Repressions

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Taking any step in pursuing workers’ demands, in the hellish capitalist system of the Islamic Republic, is not without risks, nor without countless obstacles. It is especially so for the Iranian workers today, those who are trying to link the workers’ strikes to the current protest movement. · The oil workers with their organising council and the sugarcane workers of Haft Tappeh have taken the...

Inflation Cuts Workers' Real Wages With No End in Sight

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Inflation that was supposed to be "transitory" has been cutting away at workers’ real wages for more than a year now. The September inflation report from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics revealed that inflation has predictably continued to rise. Consumer prices increased 0.4% over September, and are 8.2% more expensive than this point last year.

Weyerhaeuser Workers: Not Finished Yet!

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(As an example of the kind of activity that No War but the Class War committees are involved in, we reproduce here an article from NWBCW Pacific Northwest ( on the latest developments in the struggle of the Weyerhaeuser workers.(1)) · Workers Fight On Despite Sell Out Contracts and Union Bureaucrats! Solidarity With Weyerhaeuser Workers and the 46%ers! · The Pacific Northwest No War But Class War...

Iran: Imperialist Rivalries and the Protest Movement of "Woman, Life, Freedom"

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After six weeks of bloody protests in Iran, which resulted in the death of more than 200 people, what is going on in the minds of the protesters on the streets of Iran? What is the next step? Will the Islamic Republic be overthrown as the saying goes: "dictators neither listen nor reform, dictators are only overthrown"? If yes, how? And the more important question, what will replace it? This note...

1944 Appeal of the Internationalist Communist Party for the Creation of a United Proletarian Front Against the War

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Just to show that the No War but the Class War (NWBCW) initiative ( supported by the ICT is neither immediatist nor something new in our political methodology, we are republishing here the appeal for a united proletarian front against the war that the Internationalist Communist Party put out during the Second World War.

Business as per Emergency Bill: Strike at Achema Plant in Lithuania

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On the 8th of February, 100 workers at the chemical plant complex ‘Achema’ in Jonava, Lithuania voted in favour of a strike to negotiate a collective agreement. The complex is one of the economic powerhouses of the Baltics, contributing to 3.4% of the country’s GDP. The strike marked a turning point in the Lithuanian class struggle, being the first in a private enterprise in the country’s...

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