The Ambivalence in Russian-Chinese "Friendship"

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The war in Ukraine has clarified the international process of realignment or repositioning of all countries along the fault line that divides the two blocs: the US and NATO on the one hand, and Russia and its allies on the other. In this context, it is legitimate to ask whether the progressive rapprochement between China and Russia, which we have witnessed in recent years, is destined to become a...

Ukraine War - A Pivot to World War

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The war in Ukraine is the most serious European conflict since the Second World War and marks a tipping point towards world war. The real basis of this barbaric war is that it is an imperialist war for strategic position between the US and Russia. What makes this war more serious is that one of the major military powers is directly involved and it is in the heart of Europe.

The Cost-of-Living Crisis - They Party, We Pay!

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Our real wages and pensions are currently undergoing a precipitous fall. They are being devoured on one side by low wage growth, and on the other, by high price rises. Add to this household energy bills doubling, petrol prices skyrocketing, and increased mortgage costs. All these and more make up the ‘cost-of-living crisis’, which the government’s Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) has warned...

A Century of Internationalism

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(The following document is based on a presentation from an internal online education event aimed at sympathisers of the CWO which took place back in March 2021.) · At the last meeting it was suggested that we discuss the Italian Left and the differences between us and other tendencies. The Italian Left can be a misleading term nowadays.

No War but the Class War Meeting in Glasgow

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The document below is based on the introduction to the meeting the CWO held in the Red and Black Clydeside Bookfair on 7 May 2022. It was an inaugural event in Glasgow and though in a very central location on Sauchiehall St, the numbers in attendance were not great. The CWO was the only organisation which was holding a meeting on the current war but it was timed to coincide with the ACG (one of...

Ukraine/Russia: War and Sanctions are Hitting Hard, But Not the Oligarchs (On Either Side)

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In the early days of the war, mass media triumphantly displayed the "scalps" taken from the enemy. In this case they were the temporarily seized luxury mega-yachts and the equally luxurious properties of Russian oligarchs. Thus began the hack journalists’ crescendo of patriotism in support of the imperialist front in which they willingly participate.

From Ukraine to the South Pacific, Capitalism is in a More Dangerous Phase of Imperialist Confrontation

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China-Solomon Islands Accords · Following the outbreak of war between Russia and Ukraine, the recent security pact between China and the Solomon Islands has put American imperialism on edge, making the whole Indo-Pacific area volatile. · In early April preliminary talks for a "security agreement" were held, intended to come into force in May of this year.

No War but the Class War: Statement from NWBCW Turkey

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(We publish here a translation of a statement from NWBCW Turkey. You can follow their activities: @nwbcwturkiye ( · The Only War Worth Fighting is the Class War · With the Russian occupation of Ukraine, the world has become an even more dangerous place for us, the working class. While the crisis of capitalism has already made life difficult for all of us, we now face the threat that it may drag...

No War but the Class War: Statement from NWBCW Liverpool

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(We publish here a statement from NWBCW Liverpool ( You can follow their activities: @NWBCWliverpool ( · War, Poverty, Crisis and Disease: The True Face of the Capitalist System · Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is bringing the world ever closer to its boiling point. Once again the working class across the world are being asked to take sides in a conflict from which we have nothing to gain and...

May Day 2022: Three Deadly Crises, One Cause - Destroy Capitalism!

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The war in Ukraine, the Covid-19 pandemic, devastation of the environment and climate disaster, all of these things are the product of capitalism. They are not ‘natural disasters’ but the outcome of the contradictions of a crumbling social system (mode of production) which has long lost its benefit to humanity. Unless capitalism is destroyed it will destroy us all.

Russia Cuts the Gas Supply to Poland and Bulgaria: Another Step Towards Generalised War

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The article which follows is translated from the current edition of Battaglia Comunista. It is a timely reminder that the death and devastation in Mariupol, Kharkiv and other Ukrainian cities are not the only features of total imperialist wars. As the article suggests, the power struggle is not primarily over gas supplies but financial control.

Internationalism and the War in Ukraine

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The Russian invasion of Ukraine is now approaching the two month mark. Like other imperialist conflicts in the past, it has put the internationalist convictions of revolutionaries to the test. · In 1914 the Second International spectacularly failed to honour its own previous resolutions to use all means to stop the imperialist war machine.

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