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Manifesto on the October revolution, Russia 1917 - The world revolution is humanity’s only future

wo, 2018-01-31 21:06

En octobre 1917, après trois années de carnage indescriptible sur les champs de bataille, une lueur d'espoir dans le brouillard de la guerre: le

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Demonstrations in Iran: strengths and limits of the movement

wo, 2018-01-17 21:10
Middle East

On 28 December, the first sparks of a movement which brought to mind the “Arab Spring” of a few years ago began to shake the territory of Iran. The movement seems for the moment to have run out of steam as we write, although we are seeing other expressions of anger against the deterioration of living standards, such as in Morocco, Sudan and above all Tunisia.


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Iran: the struggle between bourgeois cliques is a danger for the working class

wo, 2018-01-17 19:57
Middle East

As we show in our article ‘Demonstrations in Iran, strengths and limits of the movement’, although there are promising signs of working class resilience, the danger is very real, not only of bloody repression, but also of the manipulation of the popular anger by the different fractions of the ruling class. The old conflict between “reformers” and “hard-liners” within the “Islamic Republic” has entered a new stage. The reformers around president Rouhani are convinced that a major policy change is necessary in order to consolidate the considerable gains made by Iran in recent times.

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Paradise Papers: an ideological campaign in the service of the capitalist state

za, 2018-01-13 13:54
Tax Havens

Just over a year ago, the bourgeois class launched an ideological campaign around the Panama Papers. Loud publicity was given to a blacklist of fiscal havens. It was billed as the discovery of a series of murky networks and geographical areas, outside any legal controls, where enormous amounts of capital are being stashed. As it happens this is a song we have been hearing a lot since the phase of acute economic crisis opened up in 2008-9.

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Yemen - a pivotal war in the fight for influence in the Middle East

zo, 2017-12-31 12:09
Middle East

"Even by the standards of the Middle East, its irrationality, the wanton destruction, the constant, intensifying imperialist machinations and wars, then the Saudi-led attack on Yemen earlier this week reaches new levels of surrealist absurdity: the Saudis are leading a Sunni Muslim coalition of ten nations including non-Arab, nuclear-armed Pakistan in an attack on Yemen. Local gangsters like the UAE, Kuwait and Qatar are involved but also the Egyptian dictator al-Sisi and the genocidal clique of Sudan’s al-Bashir. All these despots are backed by the USA and Britain, which has offered the coalition ‘logistical and intelligence’ support". This is what we wrote in April 2015 in an article called 'Militarism and decomposition in the Middle East'.

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wo, 2017-12-27 14:59

This issue of the International Review brings together four documents that express our present concerns regarding the world situation and our role as revolutionaries within it.

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Spain, Catalonia : The workers have no country

vr, 2017-12-22 22:14

Catalonia, and Barcelona in particular, is one of those places inscribed in the memory of the Spanish and world proletariat. The struggles, the victories and defeats of the working class in this region have left their mark in the history of our class. Therefore, in the present situation, the ICC, through this article and others which have appeared in our territorial press, aims to alert our class to the danger of the proletariat being dragged into the unfolding nationalist squabble, which can only damage it.

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Kurdish nationalism – another pawn in imperialist conflicts

za, 2017-12-16 11:49
Middle East

In order to understand the significance of the escalation of events following the September 2017 referendum about Kurdish independence on the territory of the present Iraqi State and the reactions of the governments in the region and worldwide, we have to go back to historical developments that took place more than a century ago. This article is published at the same time as "Erdogan’s ‘New Turkey’: a prime illustration of capitalism’s senility" and we recommend reading the two articles together.

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By way of a conclusion

di, 2017-12-12 12:11

The centre of the cyclone of decomposing capitalism is today the central country of the bourgeois system: the United States.

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The French-German Tandem

ma, 2017-12-11 23:21

The German bourgeoisie was among the very first to recognize the political talent and potential of Emmanuel Macron.

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Germany between Russia and the United States

ma, 2017-12-11 23:15

General elections in Germany are scheduled for mid-September. Germany also has seen the rise of a right wing populist protest party, the “Alternative für Deutschland” (AfD).

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France: Macron Rescues the Situation – But For How Long?

ma, 2017-12-11 23:13

In France, Emmanuel Macron and his new movement “La République En Marche” (LREM) spectacularly won the summer 2017 presidential and legislative (parliament) elections.

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Britain: The Ruling Class Divided

ma, 2017-12-11 23:03

In Britain, Prime Minister Theresa May had called early elections for June 2017, with the goal of winning a larger majority for her Conservative Party before entering negotiations about the conditi

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The United States and the Russian question

ma, 2017-12-11 22:56

One of the peculiarities of the 2016 US presidential elections was that (like in the proverbial “banana republics”) neither of the two candidates would accept their defeat.

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The political crisis of the American bourgeoisie

ma, 2017-12-11 22:51

Today, there is a president in the Oval Office who wants to run the country like a capitalist business, and who appears to have no understanding of things like the state and statesmanship, or diplo

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Trump and the sharpening global trade war

ma, 2017-12-11 22:46

In reaction to the arrival of Donald Trump in the White House, the media in the rest of the world, and the spokespersons of “liberalism” in America itself, painted a grim picture of a p

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The United States at the heart of the growing world disorder

ma, 2017-12-11 22:43

L'année dernière, les «élites» au pouvoir du capitalisme mondial ont été choquées par l'issue du référendum au Royaume-Uni sur l'adhésion britannique à l'Union européenne («Brexit») et par le résultat des élections présidentielles aux États-Unis (Président Atout). Dans les deux cas, les résultats obtenus ne correspondaient ni aux intentions ni aux intérêts des factions dirigeantes de la classe bourgeoise. Nous nous lançons donc dans une série de pièces interconnectées qui viseront à dresser un premier bilan de la situation politique aux États-Unis et en Grande-Bretagne à la suite de ces événements. Pour élargir la portée de notre examen, nous développerons également une analyse de la politique de la classe dirigeante dans les deux principaux pays d'Europe continentale, la France et l'Allemagne. En France, Des élections présidentielles et parlementaires ont eu lieu au début de l'été de cette année. En Allemagne, les élections générales au Bundestag ont eu lieu en septembre. La bourgeoisie des deux pays est obligée de réagir à ce qui s'est passé en Grande-Bretagne et aux États-Unis - et ils ont réagi.

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Erdogan's "New Turkey": a prime illustration of capitalism's senility

zo, 2017-12-10 11:38

The history of Turkey, particularly its relatively recent history, is a complex one and we can't possibly cover all of it in one article. For example, we will produce a separate piece to look at the intimately-related "Kurdish Question", in which the demand for national self-determination was already an anachronism at the turn of last century. But in looking at some significant examples of the operations of the Turkish state from its inception, and particularly since the 1990's, we can clearly identify the global developments of economic crisis, repression, militarism and irrationality that have marked the twentieth century and the beginning of the twenty-first. We can ask the questions of what global components of the decadence of capitalism, and what specific elements of Turkey's past, affect and direct the present situation of a totalitarian, militarised and increasingly Islamicised state; and we can also ask to what extent this dire situation is the result of the unbridled ambition of one man and his "vision" or whether it represents the latest twists of Turkish imperialism in the increasing chaos in the Middle East imposed on it by a generalised capitalist decomposition.

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One year after Trump’s victory: The US bourgeoisie struggles to manage the political turbulence

zo, 2017-12-10 11:17
US Political Situation

This article, written by a close sympathiser of the ICC in the US, is a further contribution to our effort to follow the evolution of the situation in the US after the election of Trump. It follows on from an article written by the same comrade in April.

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ICC Day of Discussion on the Russian Revolution

zo, 2017-12-10 10:54
Discussion Day

The following account consists of the presentations given by the CWO and the ICC, and the summaries of the discussion produced by two close sympathisers of the ICC. We hope it gives a clear enough picture of what was a very stimulating and positive meeting.

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