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).

Vaccines, Lockdowns and Covid Passes: The Pandemic Goes On But So Does the Class Struggle

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The article which follows comes from the November Annual General Meeting of our Italian affiliate, the Internationalist Communist Party (Battaglia Comunista). It reiterates what all the affiliates of the Internationalist Communist Tendency have said from the beginning of this pandemic; that the virus is not only the result of developments within capitalism but that the capitalists, by putting...

Turkey: The Trade Unions Are An Obstacle To All Workers' Struggles

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In our last article we mentioned the strikes that sprang up in many sectors.(1) Workers in the Alpin Socks factory, BBC Turkey and Trendyol have already gained from their strikes; other strikes are still ongoing. We also hear interesting examples of solidarity in the written and audiovisual interviews of workers.

Trudeau and the "Freedom Convoy" Wrestle over the Means of Incompetence

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The growing significance of the “Freedom Convoy” demands an analysis with respect to the position and outlook of the working class. On January 15th, the exemption from the vaccine mandate for truckers crossing the US-Canada border was suddenly lifted, thereby providing the catalyst for the so-called “Freedom Convoy”.

Italy: The Lions of Piacenza Have Been Caged

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The FedEx workers’ struggle in Piacenza ended on 10 January. The "lions” – as the warehouse workers of Piacenza have been appropriately dubbed by SI Cobas(1) – have suffered yet another blow from the bosses thanks to the union rabbits (to stick to zoological metaphors) of SI Cobas, who might claim to be running a rank and file union but look damn like their big brothers in the traditional union...

Internationalists Fight Against the Movements Towards War of "Their" Governments with Class Struggle

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Since the end of November, the bourgeois media has inundated us with an increasing load of articles and videos which denounce the supposed Russian threat to Ukraine and world peace. Every day the calls of the bourgeoisie to fight against “Russian aggression” become stronger, especially in the United States, where to suggest that the “international rules-based order”(1) is nothing more than an...

Against Conspiracy Theories, For a Working Class Response to the Pandemic!

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The Covid-19 pandemic has undoubtedly revealed the sleaze and corruption of the ruling classes. In the UK, the Tories have handed out PPE contracts worth billions of pounds to their mates, and repeatedly violated their own lockdown rules in a clear illustration of “one rule for them and another rule for us”. The pandemic has also served as an opportunity to beef up the powers of the state.

The Challenges of 2022

(Editorial for Revolutionary Perspectives 19 ( (Series 4).) · In the last issue of RP we were aware that some readers might be sceptical about the existence of a global capitalist economic crisis which has now endured for more than five decades. More generally, however, the FACT that humanity is facing multi-faceted ‘existential’ threats, not just from a capitalist-created pandemic which is far...

The Ruling Class Has No Solution to the Climate Crisis

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The COP26 conference in Glasgow last November proved to be another predictable failure to address the climate crisis. The pledges to limit greenhouse gas emissions, in order to keep the temperature rise to no more than 1.5 degrees as explained within the proposed Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), are a complete fantasy.

Ukraine and Taiwan: Flashpoints in an Uncertain Imperialist World

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Imperialism and the Pandemic · "Climate change is only one of many threats to our future. Life is already hell for millions trying to survive on low wages or no wages at all, who face both environmental degradation and wars over dwindling basic resources. Imperialist powers stoke these into devastating conflicts which force millions to become refugees, kicked from pillar to post, often dying in...

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