New Prime Minister? Or New System?

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Across the political spectrum of the ruling class, Boris Johnson’s much-anticipated resignation has been received with relief. It’s easy to see why. As the only Prime Minister to break the law in office, and blatantly lie repeatedly to Parliament, he has certainly left a legacy, though not the one he hoped for.

NWBCW and the "Real International Bureau" of 1915

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The International Socialist Commission was created in 1916 after Zimmerwald, after the existence of a “real international bureau”(1) created in 1915 by the Italian Socialist Party and the Social Democratic Party of Switzerland. · The war raging anew in Europe between the great imperialist powers – Russia on the one side and NATO, the USA and Ukraine on the other – leads us to recall the action of...

Class Solidarity with the Arrested Workers in Piacenza

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Early yesterday morning (19 July) several leading members of the rank and file, or grassroots, unions in Piacenza were put under house arrest by the police. We have reported on the struggles of the workers in the logistic hub of Piacenza (which services Amazon, IKEA, TNT and FedEx) several times previously (1).

The Social Tensions in Ecuador

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For the last 30 years Ecuador has been subject to recurring social conflicts in which CONAIE (Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador, founded in 1986 and representing 1,550 communities from the Ecuadorian Amazon) has played a prominent part, thanks above all to its network of militants deeply rooted in the territory and to its ability to repeatedly obstruct the neo-liberal policies...

Class Solidarity for the Victory in the Struggle of Subcontracted Workers in Daewoo Shipbuilding

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(The world working class have paid too long for the crisis of a system which is demonstrably failing, whether it is to suffer the consequences of their imperialist wars or the collapse of living standards. As part of our work of revolutionary opposition to both, is is necessary for revolutionaries everywhere to share the news of struggles where they are and to publicise these as widely as...

Uncle Sam's "Socialists" and the War in Ukraine

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(Article from 1919 #3 ( the journal of the North American affiliates of the ICT.) · The US never developed a social democratic party with a share in power on the national level as social democrats in other countries had. However, there was a broad socialist movement in the US. In 1910 it was looking like it would one day be ensconced in the halls of Congress as a solid third ruling party.

The Impossible Aspirations of Reformism During Capitalism's Decadence

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(Article from 1919 #3 ( the journal of the North American affiliates of the ICT.) · Politicians continue to put out programs containing provisions for worthwhile reforms while the crisis-stricken capitalist system has already decided that life-saving safety measures to decrease the spread and mortality of covid has continued longer than what is acceptable from the perspective of profit-making.

Malignant Ulcers of Capitalism: The Proletarian Struggle for Reproductive Freedom (Part 3)

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(Article from 1919 #3 ( the journal of the North American affiliates of the ICT.) · In our first two pieces on reproductive struggles in class society we highlighted the family unit, prostitution, sex-selective abortions, sterilization, religion, bourgeois laws, and some of the facts and dangers surrounding abortion and contraception.

"If we can show them, we're capable of anything": The 1972 Québec General Strike in Retrospect

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(Article from 1919 #3 ( the journal of the North American affiliates of the ICT.) · The growing militancy of the North American working class, marked by the uptick in strikes last fall, in facing its deteriorating conditions post-2008 financial crisis and its sharpening with the Covid-19 pandemic demands a serious examination of past revolts against the domination of workers by the wage system and...

Editorial

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(Editorial from 1919 #3 ( the journal of the North American affiliates of the ICT.) · Since we started working on Issue 3 ( the friction inside the world imperialist system has begun to generate tremendous sparks. We found ourselves playing catch up in part because world events happen so quickly, and because of the difficulties faced by part-time contributors/full-time workers, who must continue...

The Social Tensions in Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka, like Iran(1) at the end of 2021 and Kazakhstan(2) at the beginning of 2022, is facing extremely significant social and class tensions. The exploited class face problems such as a high cost of living and expensive fuel, under a political system of widespread corruption and nepotism. · The cause of the protests is directly attributable to the increase in the cost of basic necessities and...

SCOTUS Attacks Working Class Women: Only a Struggle by our Class can Secure Reproductive Freedom for Women!

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(Leaflet distributed by the IWG and sympathisers during protests in response to the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.) · The overturning of Roe v Wade is the latest assault in the capitalist class’ war on the reproductive freedom of working women. It comes now because of capitalism’s crisis and the global march to war, where the US capitalist class increasingly sees women...

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