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Decadence of capitalism: Rosa Luxemburg and the limits to capitalist expansion

By • Aug 1st, 2010 • Category: Commentaries

Source: International Communist Current As we saw in the last article in this series, the central target of the revisionist attack on the revolutionary core of marxism was the latter’s theory of the inevitable decline of capitalism, resulting from the irresolvable contradictions built into its relations of production. Eduard Bernstein’s brand of revisionism, which Rosa […]

Bourgeois parties line up to impose the attacks

By • Jul 21st, 2010 • Category: Commentaries

Source: International Communist Current When the LibDems and the Tories agreed on a coalition the French newspaper Le Monde quaintly described it as “A marriage of reason at 10 Downing Street” and a triumph for “British fair play.” In reality, for all the horse-trading and manoeuvring that went on behind the scenes, and despite all […]

Debt-Crisis: The State Is Bankrupt, Workers Must not Bail it Out

By • Jul 8th, 2010 • Category: Commentaries

Source: International Communist Current- What a difference a few months make! Gone is the self-assuring message of a better future for capitalism that dominated the news on the economy in the bourgeois media at the end of 2009. Today there is increasing talk of bad days to come. It would seem that the celebrated ‘green […]

Austerity budget: the enemy steps up the class war

By • Jul 3rd, 2010 • Category: Commentaries, News & Analysis

The latest budget was a very significant step in making the working class pay for the crisis. And it has been announced with great care to delay, divide and divert any resistance to it. This was chancellor George Osborne’s “unavoidable budget”, necessary to pay “the debts of a failed past… The richest paying the most […]

Effective strike action is always illegal

By • Jun 21st, 2010 • Category: Commentaries

Source: International Communist Current – Injunctions have been used to prevent or delay strike action by BA cabin crew – twice, and against rail signal workers in April, making use of strict criteria for balloting union members and informing them and the employers about the result. This tactic is being used more and more with […]

Reply of The Commune to the ICT

By • Jun 2nd, 2010 • Category: Commentaries

Source: Internationalist Communist Tendency At their most recent congress, the International Bureau for the Revolutionary Party (IBRP), changed its name to Internationalist Communist Tendency (ICT). The ICT is an international grouping which places itself in the tradition of elements in the post WW2 Italian communist left. In the last issue of their periodical prior to […]

Against the ‘medicine’ of austerity: The class struggle!

By • Jun 2nd, 2010 • Category: Commentaries

Source: International Communist Current In Greece, there is immense anger and the social situation in explosive. Right now the Greek state is raining blows on the working class. All generations, all sectors of the class are being hit hard. Workers in the private sector, in the public sector, the unemployed, pensioners, students working on temporary […]

Yassamine Mather: A New Left Emerging in Iran?

By • May 5th, 2010 • Category: Commentaries, Headline

The defeat of the 1980s Left was a major defeat. No one single organization has come out of it. However there are places one can show solidarity with. There is a new Left growing in Iran and this Left has less baggage. It is not connected to any of those various old groupings. There are people in exile who will say, “these are our comrades.” But the reality is that this is not the case. Some of the organizations set up, such as The Coordinating Committee to Help Form Workers’ Organizations in Iran, have people who were associations with one or another of those past political organizations, but now they are in a completely new organization, with new ideas, which are much more practical. In this respect there are places to show solidarity but many of them are not expressing themselves in the language of solidarity campaigns and quite a lot of that work is done in Farsi.

Joint Statement of several groups of Communist labor on May Day 2010

By • May 1st, 2010 • Category: Commentaries, Headline

Let us gather on this 1st of May (International Workers Day) to declare: A Group of Workers’ Activist (JAFK) Communist Workers of Iran (CWI) Unified Workers’ Front Founding Group of Construction Workers Union WE ARE HUMAN BEINGS. We deserve a different life. We deserve relationships free from cruelty, violence and discrimination. We deserve self-determination. We […]

Against Mass Unemployment The United Struggle of The Whole Working Class

By • Apr 28th, 2010 • Category: Commentaries

Source: International Communist Current- Despite all the talk about the recovery of the economy, the jobs have not returned, and those who still have jobs are still haunted by the threat of unemployment. The political sham Meanwhile, the ongoing political drama on Capitol Hill over the extension of unemployment benefits looks more and more like […]