No to Capitalism's Wars

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(Leaflet given out by comrades of the Internationalist Communist Party (Battaglia Comunista) at a demonstration in Florence on 26 March.) · The Current War · The war in Ukraine is the beginning of a new and more dangerous phase of imperialist confrontation: the capitalist gangs, on both sides, fight each other to impose their economic, political and strategic interests; talk of peoples'...

Nationalism and Internationalism

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(The document reproduced below is the presentation made at the CWO meetings in Cardiff (16 October 2021) and in Liverpool (26 March 2022). The aim of the meetings was to encourage participants to think about how Marxist debates of the past can inform our perspectives today and what internationalism really means.

The Bosses Want a "Return to Normalcy"!

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The bosses and the state are determined to make the working class pay for the economic crisis. Despite their nervous outcries claiming that workers are not re-entering the labour market and forcing their hand into giving “unheard-of” wage rates, the reality is that real wages across the board have declined in the face of rising prices. In the United States, the real average wage decreased by 0.

Some Considerations on the Russian Invasion of Ukraine

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We are in the middle of the war (which began on 24 February) and the scenario is not yet well defined, both in terms of a negotiated solution and further Russian penetration of Ukraine with all the risks of a widening of the war to a European, if not an international, level. Currently it would seem that Russia does not intend to “conquer” Ukraine, but to achieve certain aims.

The Bosses' Response to Being Socially Useless is Social Crisis

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The crisis of housing takes on many appearances. For the working class, it is emblematic of the continuous erosion of living standards as decades of stagnant wages exist beside decades of increasing rents and home prices. For capital’s economic policy experts, it is a peculiarity, caused by mismanagement or a freak externality with the pandemic.

War in Ukraine: The Internationalist Position

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(CWO Public Meeting on Zoom, 13 March 2022) · This was the first ever CWO Public Meeting on Zoom and was well attended, despite the fact that a number of our own members were at work and could not participate. The meeting began with the introduction which follows which was kept deliberately brief in order to allow as much time for discussion in the time we had allotted.

Behind the Amazon Curtain

An inside look at exploitation within Bezos’ fulfilment centres · Like many employers out there, Amazon does not appreciate outside investigators or any other curious observers having a peek inside its fulfilment centres (FCs). Of course, it propagates images and videos of efficiency, happy employees, and high quality products to the outside world — sometimes it even gives us a look inside, but...

International Working Women's Day Led the Fight Against Russia's War 105 Years Ago

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One hundred and five years ago today, on International Working Women’s Day (23 February old style/8 March today) 1917, women workers from both home and factory took to the streets of St Petersburg. Then, as now, Russia was involved in a disastrous war which had brought nothing but death, hunger and misery. Then, as now, Russia was governed by a ruthless authoritarian police state.

No War but the Class War: Statements from the Haft Tappeh Workers (Iran)

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One section of our rulers wants us to believe that this war is a war against fascism, and another section wants us to believe that this war is a defence of the homeland. Interestingly, both sides, at the same time, through their mass media claim that they have popular and global support for this destructive operation.

Capitalism and Its Discontents: The Many Faces of Leftism

No one today can deny that capitalism is in crisis. It is apparent not only in the sphere of economic and international relations, but also in the very relationship between humanity and nature itself. More and more working people, particularly young people, no longer see a future for themselves under the current status quo.

War in Ukraine: Imperialist Rivalry in a Global Economic Crisis

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(Statement of the Internationalist Communist Tendency) · No War but the Class War! Neither NATO nor Putin! · The war in Ukraine goes on. Despite some hesitation by Germany, France and Italy, Putin calculated that the US and Western allies (NATO) would not give up on their economic and financial sanctions, or recognise Russia’s acquisition of Crimea via a "referendum".

Ukraine: Neither NATO nor Putin! No War but the Class War!

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(Leaflet distributed by the CWO in the UK and the IWG in the USA.) · Why has the more than 30 year old struggle for control of Ukraine burst into outright war across the whole territory now? For the same reason the cost of living is going through the roof around the world. The stagnation of the capitalist system means its economic crisis is deepening (and this is not just due to the pandemic).

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