Vietnam - The Last Remnants of “Real Socialism”

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(From Battaglia Comunista 5 - May 2000) · 25 years after the end of the Vietnamese conflict, little remains of the mythology so lauded by the official and the extra-parliamentary left. Now the bourgeois press is reflecting on those events, ironically recalling the old illusions in order to attack the intellectuals of that time.

Chronicles of the Prehistoric

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All About Crime I · "Make money! If possible do it honestly, if not, by any means, make money." · Over 2,000 years later, the bourgeoisie have made this Horace quotation their scripture, the indisputable word. Yet the ruling class, itself established on a system of legal organized theft, rants all the time about the so-called rise in the rate of crime! The press in their pay makes a big fuss about...

Towards a New international

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Introduction · In May 1999, the members of Internationalist Notes / Notes Internationalistes (Canada) voted and publicised a motion expressing our political solidarity with the International Bureau for the Revolutionary Party (IBRP). · This decision was based on the proximity of our positions to those of a tendency already existing in the proletarian political camp.

Class war in Toronto

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The anger of the unemployed · (I.N. statement prepared for the Toronto June 15 March on Queens Park) · Last June 15th, members of Internationalist Notes took part in an important demonstration of the unemployed in Toronto. Around 1,500 people assembled in a downtown park to march on the Legislature. The purpose of this action was to denounce the most recent Ontario state measures against workers...

Preface

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The disappearance of the Russian bloc at the end of the 1980s, culminating in the collapse of the Moscow regime and the disintegration of the USSR, marked a turning point in the history of the world. More specifically it marked a turning point in the history of capitalism in its imperialist phase. · The underlying global relationships which had crystallised in the years following the Second World...

Prague S26

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Only the World Working Class can Put a Stop to Capitalist "Globalisation" · This time it's the turn of the bureaucrats of the World Bank and the IMF to run the gauntlet of 'anti-capitalist' protests as they gather in Prague for their 55th annual general meeting. Whilst the rich countries continue with their empty promises to reduce '3rd World' debt, while the yawning chasm between the income of...

May Day 2000

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InternationaI and Internationalist · Fellow Workers! · So called globalisation is doing enormous harm to our class, not just in the poorest countries but all over the world. Everywhere unemployment and marginal-isation, wage cuts, pension and service cuts are on the increase. · Today’s globalisation is the latest step in the process of capital concentration. · 1.

A Strengthening of the IBRP in North America

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Throughout the World Something is Moving · The wreck of Stalinism and the storm created by the capitalist crisis are creating new revolutionary forces. In North America and elsewhere this has led to the emergence of solid nuclei who support the International Bureau. · From the “superstructural” or subjective point of view a new world situation is already appearing.

We are all anti-capitalist now

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The demonstrations against the WTO, World Bank, and IMF at Seattle and Washington in the last few months are signs that the capitalist system is not “the end of history”. But high profile though these demonstrations have been they also show how difficult the road to revolution is. · In the first place, inspiring though it might be, it will not be by demonstrating alone that we will halt capitalism.

May Day 2000

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International and internationalist · Fellow workers! · So called globalisation is doing enormous harm to our class, not just in the poorest countries but all over the world. Everywhere unemployment and marginal-isation, wage cuts, pension and service cuts are on the increase. · Today’s globalisation is the latest step in the process of capital concentration. · 1.

If you want the sack, wave the bosses flag

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Tens of thousands are threatened with job losses due to the planned cutbacks at Rover. This is just part of the bosses attacks as they rearrange production on a worldwide scale. At this moment there are also job losses threatened at Ford, particularly Dagenham, Goodyear tyres in Wolverhampton and throughout the shipbuilding industry.

The proliferation of land mines

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A horrific illustration of capitalist barbarism - Capitalism’s war against humanity · Communists call on the working class to create a new social order, not simply because a different society could be better, but because the present social system is rapidly sinking in a quagmire of human suffering, where king profit reigns supreme regardless of the multiplication of poverty, unemployment,...

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