IN and the IBRP


In May 1999, Internationalist Notes declared its political solidarity with the International Bureau for the Revolutionary Party (IBRP). Since then, exchanges have been held in view of developing joint work. In the spring of 2000, we will be in a position to report on these exchanges. · Here, briefly laid out, are the fundamental positions defended by the IBRP: · 1.

Wooden Crosses


Editorial · When anyone asked John Reed, the famous revolutionary journalist, what the foundations of the First World War were, he would invariably answer: "Profits!" Behind the countless massacres that have bloodied the twentieth century, behind the patriotic speeches, religious exhaltation, humanitarian pretensions, anti-colonialist fervor, behind all of these hypocritical pretenses, the cause...

Chronicles of the Prehistoric


"The bourgeois mode of production is the last antagonistic form of the social process of production - antagonistic not in the sense of individual antagonism but of an antagonism that emanates from the individuals' social conditions of existence - but the productive forces developing within bourgeois society create also the material conditions for a solution of this antagonism.

The Haider affair - Why all the fuss?


The coming to power in Austria of Jorg Haider's Freedom Party (FPÖ), often referred to as national populist and sometimes even as fascistic, has created real shock waves throughout the member states of the European Union (EU) and around the world. The announcement of the formation of a coalition government led by the conservative Wolfgang Schuessel, giving the vice chancellory, five ministerial...

Unemployment rate


The bigger the lie... · The capitalist state and its henchmen are always crowing about their so-called success in the battle against unemployment: “Unemployment is falling! We're on the road to full employment...” · Leaving workers to wonder where the windfall of this steady bombast of “good economic news” has blown.

Seattle: the WTO is a symptom


The disease is capitalism - Declaration of the IBRP on the Seattle Summit · The World Trade Organisation (WTO) meeting in Seattle has become the focus for what the Financial Times has called a... · "worrying level [of] public unease with capitalism and globalisation." (27.11.1999) · Protestors include Friends of the Earth and Christian Aid, trades unions, anarchists and left wingers, as well as...

Capitalism's Global Crisis Kills


Only the Working Class Holds the Solution for Humanity · Comrades and friends, · Ontario workers, employed or unemployed, are presently under attack. The all-out state offensive against the living and working conditions of our class has no recent precedent and is sowing growing poverty, insecurity and death amongst us.

On the Chechen war


Written by IBRP sympathizers in different regions of Russia, where our documents are also been translated and circulated · The War in Chechnya is an aggressive war of Russian imperialism. Its goal is to re-establish its control over the North Caucasus with its key oil pipelines. It seeks to lure the Russian proletariat into the trap of national unity and strengthen the arm of the bourgeois state...


In sharp contrast to the millennium hullabaloo which ushered in the year 2000, this issue of Internationalist Communist is a stark reminder of the real situation facing humanity at the turn of the century. · Far from heralding an era of universal peace and prosperity, over a decade after the end of the Cold War capitalism is still exacting its toll of human misery.

Control Over the Oil Market in an Epoch Where Finance Dominates

Translated from Prometeo 17, June 1999 · During 1998 the price of oil fell by 29.7% compared to 1997. This is the fifth largest drop since 1921 and means the period 1986 to date has experienced the biggest price reduction in recent times (-51.1%). Despite this, however, the economic analysts still maintain that the market is afflicted by an excess supply of around 1.5 million barrels per day.

The WTO is a Symptom, the Disease is Capitalism

(On the WTO Millenium Round in Seattle, Nov. 27, 1999 - Statement of the IBRP)

War and Revolutionary Politics


Translated from Prometeo 17, June 1999 · NATO’s war in the Balkans (which in effect meant bombarding the Yugoslav Federation from a height of ten thousand metres) proved far more than anything else recently just what an enormous gulf separates the Marxist minority from the whole of the left bourgeoisie, however radical, which still dominates the political scene.


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