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Fever: Class struggle under pandemic

Multi-lingual blog by various collectives around the globe about workers' struggle against the Covid-19 regime. Follow and contribute... www.feverstruggle.net

The joy of [censored]: A brief glimpse inside the murky world of JPay

A brief look at the absurdities of a public-private censorship partnership.

We Are Against All Institutional Parties

The ICT considers itself to be one core of the future international party of the working class. But the word “party” often triggers an allergic reaction, even amongst elements otherwise sympathetic to our politics – after all, there is already no shortage of parties both of the left and the right which attempt to rule the capitalist state, be it through electoral or military means. As we often repeat, our vision has nothing in common with these rackets. The party we seek to build is not a government in waiting but a guide in the struggle for a new world.

The Economics of Used Cars

The human cost of selling used cars.

Domestic Violence: The Hidden Pandemic

For many people, lockdown has exacerbated an already deadly domestic situation, or, as one sufferer put it, it’s a pandemic on top of an epidemic.

Ang Bawat Organismo ay may Puwang sa Daigdig Natin

A social ecological article written in Filipino.

Reflections on ‘uneven and combined development’ and ‘class composition’

First part in a series of texts on 'revolutionary working class strategy' for the 21st century

Anarchism in the Philippines

An encyclopedic entry on anarchism in the Philippines

State Control is not Socialism

According to Tom Harris in The Daily Telegraph on 17 March, “we are all socialists now”.

Notes on Autonomy & Anarchism

Some thought from Andrea Castro on anarchism, “authoritarian leftism,” and disability justice.
“Who is liberation for if only the fittest make it to the finish line?”

A Statement on Abuse and Accountability

The now well-documented failings at Commune magazine are not Commune's failings alone. Out of the Woods stands in solidarity with the survivor, but understands this solidarity to extend to an examination of our own structures. This statement addresses theses issues and commits to further actions.

UPDATE 30/06/2020. We have now published our accountability procedure, which is available in this document: Accountability Procedure

The Covid-19 regime and the working class: potentials for unification versus new divisions

In early-April we wrote a political summary of some of the global working class struggles under the Covid-19 regime. [1] We want to reiterate that ultimately it will depend on these struggles as to whether the current crisis will result in deeper divisions within the global working class or lead towards unification.

Marxism and Sexuality

Contradictions at the heart of the capitalist mode of production affect human relations at the level of the superstructure. The ideological, cultural, linguistic, and organisational forms prevalent in contemporary society are not independent of the social and economic structure of our society, and are bequeathed to us from previous modes of production. Sexuality, like other spheres of human activity, is not exempt from this.

Austerity for the Essential: The Struggle of Personal Support Workers

Mainstream news sources, for the last decade, have been reporting on the increased frequency of the “hallway healthcare” phenomena in Ontario hospitals. Over this time the problem has grown into a norm, rather than an alarming exception.

April 1945: Perspectives and Directives of the Internationalist Communist Party

As the 75th anniversary of the end of the war in Europe approaches and the British ruling class is trying to use the occasion to stoke patriotic fervour, when we are once again being told we must suffer in the ‘national interest’ due to the coronavirus pandemic and the economic crisis, it’s a timely reminder that even in the most extreme of circumstances, the brutal imperialist slaughter of World War II, the Communist Left stood for the principle ‘no war between nations, no peace between classes’.

Reflections on the Coronavirus and Economic Crises

A much expanded update to the article we previously published here: leftcom.org

"All in this Together"? A Sick Joke

The myth that we’re all in this together is already wearing thin. COVID-19 has come after ten years of grinding austerity characterised by the gig economy, poverty wages, benefit cuts, attacks on the NHS, and a desperate housing crisis. While the richest 1% have got richer, we’ve had a growth in food banks, child poverty, unaffordable housing and poor health. In fact UK poverty numbers were at their highest level for 18 years even before the coronavirus. Unequal societies are prone to outbreaks of mass disease, and our society gets more unequal with every passing day. Lockdown has shown that this is a public health crisis defined by inequality, and the working class is suffering most.

Capitalism and Covid: Paycheques and Rents

For the working class the cost of a roof over our heads is a major expenditure, one that can push households further into debt and ultimately onto the streets. This report from our ICT affiliate in Canada shows how the coronavirus lockdown is exacerbating the housing problem for the working class.

In Solidarity With Comrades Imprisoned in Malang and Tangerang, Indonesia

A solidarity statement from Safehouse Infoshop and the Local Autonomous Network on the ongoing anti-anarchist repression in Indonesia.

What's on Michael Gove's bookshelf? (And why it matters)

Guillaume Faye's Why We Fight and Archeofurism (covers)

Daily Mail journalist and Michael Gove’s wife, Sarah Vine, spent Sunday evening tweeting photos of her bookshelves. Almost immediately, it was noticed that one of those books was by renowned Holocaust denier David Irving. Things went downhill from there.