The War in Ukraine Opens the Way to Global Imperialist Conflict

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No-one can fail to be stirred by the current horrors confronting the people of Ukraine, especially its working class. They are now going through the same torment of death and displacement as the victims of imperialist war in Iraq, Syria and elsewhere across the globe in recent years. However the war in Ukraine is different in that it defines more clearly the imperialist interests of the...

The Unaffordable Price of Capitalism

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Not so long ago internationalists were ridiculed for insisting that capitalism threatens not only our livelihoods, but the very future of humanity. Nobody laughs now. Ever since the financial meltdown of 2007 revealed a system living on borrowed money it has become increasingly obvious it is living on borrowed time.

Wildcat Strikes in the UK: Getting Ready for a Hot Autumn

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The climate crisis may have brought record heat to the UK this summer but it is not the only way temperatures are rising. After more than ten years of austerity in which real wages have been slashed, after more than four decades in which workers’ earnings as a share of the wealth their labour creates have fallen, there are a few signs that the latest attempt to make us pay is the last straw.

The Cost-of-Living Crisis is a Capitalist Crisis

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(Editorial for Revolutionary Perspectives 20 ( (Series 4).) · It is easy to forget that when COVID-19 restrictions were first relaxed economists were eagerly awaiting a bounce back of the economy. There was a general clamour among business owners, landlords, and Tory backbenchers to ‘let the economy breathe’.

No War but the Class War: Statement from NWBCW Rome

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(We publish here a translation of the founding manifesto of NWBCW Rome ( You can follow their activities: @nwbcw.roma ( · Founding Manifesto of the Rome NWBCW Committee · The Russian invasion of Ukraine has opened a new phase of imperialist war. The current war is part of the general rivalry between the great imperialist powers across the world (there are 60 wars going on on the planet right now).

Striking Starbucks Workers: When Our Conditions Are Under Attack, Stand Up & Fight Back!

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(Leaflet distributed by the IWG in Hopewell, New Jersey.) · Short-staffing, hour cuts, demands for hour “flexibility”, denials of wage raises and benefits to unionized/unionizing stores, stone-walling of contract negotiations with unionized stores, not to mention the cuts in workers’ real wages through sky-rocketing inflation of basic goods.

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.

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