The Working Class Response

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As we said in the last issue of Aurora, bosses are seizing advantage of increasing unemployment to reduce ‘labour costs’. It is encouraging to see a growing number of workers refusing to take this lying down. Certainly the insulting 1% pay rise nurses got for their key role in the Covid line of fire speaks volumes. When taking inflation into account this is a real-terms pay cut.

The Capitalist Offensive

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The British state is no stranger to violence. In the last two decades, UK armed forces have bombed and murdered in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya and the Government is now enacting a law to prevent British troops from being accused of war crimes. Britain has sold munitions and other military equipment around the globe, fuelling such conflicts as the continuing war in Yemen (Britain is no...

The Bosses' Assault is the Bosses' Recovery!

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(Klasbatalo leaflet for the dockworkers' strike in Montreal.) · Frantic are the Ministers, the CEOs and the media personalities to cry out that the Montreal Port workers threaten the economic “recovery”. They claim that everyday, the strike will cost 30 million dollars, which the “recovery” cannot manage.

May Day 2021: The Only Future for Humanity is Communist Revolution

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We are certain that humanity is capable of recovering from the many evils that afflict it today, but only through a radical change in the world’s economic and social order. Essentially, a global revolution is required to deal effectively with the many pressing problems on the agenda: from the oppression of women to the devastation of the environment, from widespread poverty and war to forced...

Solidarity with Firefighters, Paramedics, and Hospital Workers!

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(Leaflet distributed by the ICO at a protest rally in South Australia for firefighters and paramedics.) · THE SITUATION · While the South Australian Marshall government announces the building of a new $700 million indoor stadium and just recently provided an additional $93.2 million in funding for the police whose prime role is to defend property, the people who put their lives on the line to...

Solidarity and Self-Organisation are the Weapons of the Working Class

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(Leaflet distributed by the CWO during the last round of strikes at universities across the UK.) · More than 170 years ago, Marx, whose work has helped us understand the basic dynamic of capitalism and the historical ebb and flow of the class struggle, wrote that: · "The bourgeoisie has stripped of its halo every occupation hitherto honoured and looked up to with reverent awe.

Brexit: The Ruling Class Shoots Itself in the Foot

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Brexit finally came into force on 1 January 2021, over 4 years after the referendum of 2016. During these four years the leading bodies of the British capitalist class had fought a delaying and rear-guard type of campaign to stop it happening but failed. Brexit appears to be against the interests of the UK capitalist class as a whole.

Class Struggle and Gender Trouble

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(Leaflet distributed by the CWO at protests around the Gender Recognition Act (GRA) happening around the UK last year.) · Throughout human history societies have enforced different norms, expectations and categorisations of gender, sex and sexuality, which corresponded to the needs of the different modes of production.

Reopen or Close Schools: A Lose-Lose Situation for the Working Class

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(Article from 1919 ( the new journal of the North American affiliates of the ICT.) · The United States is now infamous across the world for, among many other things, an extremely poor handling of the Coronavirus, especially given the resources at its disposal. The weeks after the first confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the country were marked by denials of the severity of the virus, or even of the...

Kill the Bill? Change the System!

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(Leaflet distributed by the CWO at various Kill the Bill protests happening around the UK.) · The heavy handed police response to a vigil in memory of Sarah Everard and the protest in Bristol against the new Police and Crime Bill have again drawn attention to the role of the police in society as it exists today. · All over the globe the pandemic has sharpened class divisions.

Left Nationalism and Support for Imperialist War in the United States

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(Article from 1919 ( the new journal of the North American affiliates of the ICT.) · A large part of the legacy that hangs on the modern left is left nationalism, the idea that there is a good nationalism that is progressive and fights against the great imperialist powers for a supposed national self-determination.

UK Asylum Policy: No Sanctuary from Capitalism

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Asylum has long been a thorny issue for the British ruling class. As a signatory to the 1951 Refugee Convention the UK is obliged to grant asylum when, in the opinion of the Home Office, an asylum seeker has demonstrated that they have a well founded fear of persecution on the grounds of race, religion, nationality, political opinion or membership of a particular social group.

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