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“Di ka naman tunay na aktibista”: Reflections on Philippine Leftist exclusion

A reflection of exclusionary and toxic practices experienced in the activist spaces in the Philippine Left and on answering what it means to do activism.

Can Capitalist Reform Save The Environment?

The Stockholm Resilience Centre has recently identified a number of key issues which are becoming catastrophic for life on Earth. Climate change is only one of them but it’s top of the list.

'Class Power on Zero-Hours' - an AngryWorkersBook

Sketches of an Archipelagic Poetics of Postcolonial Belonging

An non-state and non-nationalist sketch for the archipelago known as the Philippines.

Blossoms of an Aborted Revolution

An anarchist reflection of the 1987 People Power Revolution which deposed the dictator Ferdinand Marcos.

Brexit or Remain: Workers Pay Either Way

For the “remain” section of the capitalist class the unexpected result of the 2016 referendum meant they had lost control of the political process. Now the December general election has confirmed the “leavers” will be in control for the next 5 years.

Sino ang “Totoong Aktibista”? Sino ang Totoong Rebelde?

Who is a “real activist”? Who is a real rebel? The militancy of the Black Bloc and the role of property destruction in campaigns and movements in the international activist community.

Archipelagic Confederation: An Anarchist Alternative for the Philippines

An anarchist proposal for an alternative to the Philippine nation-state organized through a confederation of communities. This proposal borrows heavily from the communalist framework of Murray Bookchin.

Ang Potensyal na Anarkistang Tendensiya ng Diliman Commune

Art piece commemorating the First Quarter Storm

An analysis of the potential for anarchist tendencies in the Diliman Commune, a student uprising against the Marcos Administration.

The Internationalist Communist Tendency

The International Bureau for the Revolutionary Party was formed in 1983. In order to give clearer expression to our existence as a united international organisation we decided to change the name of the organisation to the Internationalist Communist Tendency in 2009.

The Current Crisis and the Tasks of Communists

Perspectives for the CWO as discussed in its AGM, November 2019.

Has Communism Actually Always Failed?

It's often said that communism "has always failed", but is this argument historically accurate?

The Internationalist Communist Party

For the Party to live a real life – in, with and for the class – well, this does not depend only on our will and abilities, on the contrary, it depends on the class itself.

The Italian Communist Left

Via this red thread, which involved the interpretation, application and defence of revolutionary Marxism against various denials and betrayals, the Italian Communist Left in 1943 formed the Internationalist Communist Party.

The Merchants of Death

According to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, 2018 was a good year for arms producers.

American Dream meets the Chinese Dream: A Nightmare on Fuyao Avenue

American Factory is a 2019 documentary, distributed by Netflix and produced by Higher Ground (production company owned by Barack and Michelle Obama).

Communism not Corbynism

The following article is the text of the introduction to the first ever CWO public meeting held in Oxford on 26 October 2019.

Between Robots and Cryptocurrency

We recently published online an article from the December issue of Prometeo In Absorbing Science and Technology, Capital is Digging its Own Grave which sought to show how the heralded brave new world of technological development actually spells increasing woes for capitalism rather than its relief from crisis. Some news on both automation and cryptocurrency adds to our analysis.

Against Pacifism

Of the many utopian positions widespread in the left today, some of the most persistent – and misguided – are various manifestations of pacifism. At its core, this type of thinking can be reduced to a single fundamental assumption: that the atrocities of imperialist war can be overcome and allayed without the disappearance of class society.

Today is Grey but the Future Looks Black

New year, old music, from a well-known score sheet played out by... the Left. A "Left" that’s not ashamed to dress itself up in populist clothes, worn in the service of state capital on the understanding that this is the way to open up markets as a "progressive realisation of the patriotic ideal and the concept of nationhood". In the name, of course, of the people and the "concept of community" as understood by those who are ready to recite the hidden virtues of a renewed "capital-socialism".