Workers' Voices on the Protests in Iran

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In protest against the death of a young woman, Mahsa Amini, who was arrested by the “morality police” in Tehran for failing to properly wear the hijab, we have witnessed continuous demonstrations for the last two weeks all over the country, as usual with a barbaric response from the Islamic Republic of Iran. · So far it has been reported that 76 people have died and hundreds have been arrested.

Demonstrations Against the Mobilisation - Great! Getting Rid of Capitalism that Demands our Blood - Even Better!

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In an address to the nation from Moscow on Wednesday 21 September, Vladimir Putin announced a partial mobilisation of 300,000 reservists, with a view to launching a new offensive on Ukraine, which first began on 24 February. · This means the war has just reached a new, higher level. The mobilisation of the population is a very serious issue indeed.

War in Ukraine: No War but the Class War!

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(Note - this article was written around a week before Russia announced that they were implementing a (partial) mobilization of 300,000 reservists to be sent to the war in Ukraine, as well as referendums in the Russian-occupied areas of Ukraine that are all but certain to result in votes for annexation to Russia.

Juche: Stalinism and Maoism with Feudal Characteristics

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(The following article is our translation of a critique of Juche by the group Internationalist Communist Perspective in South Korea. We publish it here as a contribution to the analysis of a Stalinist legacy which still “weighs like a nightmare on the brains of the living” (Marx).) · A Critique of Kim Il-sung's Juche Ideology · The charter of the Workers’ Party(1) enacted in August 1946...

The Meaning of Workers' Councils in the 21st Century

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Workers’ councils have a prominent place in our agitation. Recently we have received a number of questions regarding what we mean by workers’ councils, what we think is the relationship between political organisations and workers’ councils, and what might workers’ councils look like today. Our answers to these questions are, as always, informed by the experience of the class struggles of the past.

A Report on Socio-Economic Unrest in Ukraine

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(We reproduce the following article in solidarity with Assembly, an anarchist group based in Kharkiv which has been reporting on workers’ struggles in Ukraine on both sides of the front line (see: In a recent interview, they said of themselves: “we give useful information for workers in their daily confrontation with bosses or officials, and our position with the condemnation of both warring...

Sweden and Finland Entering NATO

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Often the dynamics of war lead to results that are diametrically opposed to the objectives pursued by the contenders; the conflict in Ukraine, instigated by the Russian Federation mainly to hinder NATO's expansion into Eastern Europe, has in fact accelerated the enlargement of the Atlantic Alliance in an extremely important region from a geopolitical point of view, Northern Europe.

Don't Let Them Deal You a Bad Hand!

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(Leaflet distributed by Klasbatalo during the croupiers' strike in Montreal.) · The croupiers of the Casino de Montréal are facing a reduction in wages compared to the rising cost of living. The insult of a 2% raise in the midst of a 9%+ inflation rate is added onto Loto-Québec’s refusal to recognize the workers’ chronic health injuries (arthritis, tendonitis, shoulder and back injuries) as a...

The Ukraine War is a War Against Workers Everywhere

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The war in Ukraine has already lasted about six months. Like earlier wars (Syria, Iraq, Libya, Yemen, Congo …) it already has the “never-ending” stamp on it. But there the similarity ends. Although the others involved the major imperialist powers (enough to increase the death toll) they were not direct super-power conflicts.

150 Years On: The Split in the First International

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The Hague Congress of the International Workingmen’s Association (aka the First International) took place in September 1872. After a tumultuous session, Bakunin was expelled by a majority vote and from then on, the red and black tendencies of the workers’ movement went their separate ways. · Or so it is said.

North Sea Oil and Gas Fields: The Struggle Continues!

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As mentioned in our recent article on wildcat strikes in the UK, back in May it was reported that over a thousand offshore oil and gas workers in the North Sea walked out across 19 rigs demanding their wages match inflation.(1) And now, according to a statement circulating across social media, more action is being planned for 8 September.

Capitalism's Economic Foundations (Part I)

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The Economic Basis of Modern Imperialism · The article we are re-printing here is the first part of the first pamphlet ever produced by the CWO. It was initially published as a separate article in 1975, entitled The Economic Foundations of Capitalist Decadence, by the small collective of Revolutionary Perspectives which preceded the formation of the CWO.

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