Report on NWBCW Paris

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The first meeting of the committee took place in December. 30-35 internationalists met and were able to discuss the drive towards generalised war and our possible responses. The meeting was split into two parts. The first dealt with the international situation, and the second asked what the committee could do about the war.

Are They Going Back to Gold to Preserve Money (And the Rouble)?

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The survival of capitalism in the imperialist phase brings its own logic. Moscow, for instance, is driven towards pursuing the establishment of parity between the rouble and gold in an attempt to recover the value of the rouble and thus re-establish a more favourable exchange rate with the dollar. The prospect of a monetary system made up of currencies based on states that produce and control...

The Outlook for 2023

(Editorial for Revolutionary Perspectives 21 ( (Series 4).) · There is no point pretending that the prospect for 2023 is anything other than dismal. Inflation has come back to haunt capitalism and wage workers throughout the world are facing sharp cuts in their standard of living, if not outright penury.

Our Lives Are Not Safe in Their Hands

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(A comment from a CWO sympathiser.) · During and following the Second World War, the British ruling class were aware that the working class were in no mood to return to the old regime, the misery of poverty and unemployment of the thirties. Convinced that the Labour Party was the vehicle for a new society, socialism, many workers voted for the first Labour government of 1945 with its program of...

The Migration Crisis Stems From the Crisis of Capitalism

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The crisis of capitalism manifests itself in many different ways. At the heart of it is the fundamental contradiction between capital and labour, and the need to increase exploitation of the working class by driving down wages and increasing workloads in attempt to offset the falling rate of profit; a process first fully explained by Karl Marx.

"Qatargate": After the World Cup, the Scandal of a Decadent Spectacle Goes On

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If ever a cultural event epitomised the state of today’s global mode of production then we need look no further than the FIFA World Cup tournament held in Qatar at the end of 2022. Allegedly, more people watched this televised spectacle than any previous World Cup. It also cost more to put on than all previous World Cups and Olympics put together, despite being hosted by a nation with a...

Guy Sabatier, an Internationalist

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Guy left us on 4 January 2023. He remained throughout his life a revolutionary militant of the working class. · 1. A Militant in Social Struggles · In 1968-9, during those years of important struggles of the working class (the decade of wildcat strikes which descended on the world), he co-founded the Movement for Spontaneous Revolutionary Action (Mouvement d'action révolutionnaire spontané,...

Notes on the UK Strike Wave

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What a difference a few years makes! The period between 2015 and 2019, despite being one of the worst for wage growth, saw some of the lowest levels of strike action in the UK since records began. The period of the Covid-19 pandemic, despite revealing how deeply the divide has grown between the ruling class and the rest of society, did not elicit a wider fightback then and there.

A Spectre of "Capitalist-Socialism" is Haunting China

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The 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China concluded with Xi Jinping acquiring a third term as General Secretary of the Party. The "hope" of fulfilling the objective of further capitalist growth was confirmed, since (the declaration is textual) “China cannot develop isolated from the world which needs China for its development”.

Notes on the Political Situation in Germany

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The war in Ukraine has put German imperialism under further strain on a strategic and economic level. The crisis (and not least the Covid pandemic) has not left Germany unscathed. In 2020, the share of German goods sold on the world market was only 7.2% (compared to 12% in 1990). Even before the war, extensive job cuts were announced in the automotive industry, a backbone of the German export...

Migrants and Italy: The Show Must Go On

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(The document which follows was translated from the Italian pages of our website written by our comrades of Battaglia Comunista. The story is the same the world over. The global capitalist system is in crisis in every sphere you care to mention and, for many, either climate change or war compels them to flee the intolerable conditions in which they find themselves in order to survive.

Turkey: Nation or Class?

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(Article by NWBCW Turkey ( · Due to the capitalist crisis, living conditions are getting worse and worse in Turkey, just like in the rest of the world. With the increasing cost of living, it has become impossible to pay the rent, provide adequate nutrition or socialise. This situation also adversely affects working conditions.

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