Slightly fictionalized autobiographical short story, with the U.S. invasion of Iraq in the early 1990s as background.
Life During Wartime
I got home after ten. The door was locked. I knocked and Mom answered, holding a bag of ice to a swollen lip.
“Sorry - I forgot my house keys.”
“We were up anyway. I was just getting Ricky some ice cream, you want some?”
“No,” I said, “we had ice cream in the cafeteria at intermission.”
Extensive analysis of the capitalist world system, inter-imperialst rivalries and war in the current epoch from a 'bordigist' perspective written in 2001.
[i]Let’s see which kind of a war would be the USA’s possible next one, whereby huge military credits are approved and far away countries are given orders and strategic dictates. It’s not only a conjectural war because it is already happening as a close continuation of the two world wars.
Libertarian/council communist group Subversion argue against support for either side in the Gulf War.
THERE ARE TWO GULFS currently looming before the working class. One is the geographical gulf which threatens to be the centre of an immense killing ground, whose dry sands will drink the blood of vast numbers of working class people sent, as ever, to die in the name of an illusion.
BM Combustion explores the Gulf War, September 11 attacks and the war in Afghanistan, and their relation to daily life.
Horror Yesterday, Horror Today, Horror Tomorrow
Another day, another war looming, another anti-war leaflet.
Following the re-formation of the No War But The Class War group shortly after September 11, 2001, members of the group look at its history and limitations.
In September 1990, US, British and other forces were mobilising in the Gulf following the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait and full scale war was imminent. At Conway Hall in London's Red Lion Square a meeting was held on Sunday 2 September "to organise a plan of action... to counteract the blatant warmongering and racism that is going on".
In the lead up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq, No War But The Class War look at who the real beneficiaries of such wars are.
War is good for forging national unity. War helps to both create new nation states and submerge class and other conflicts in an existing nation-state. Nationalism always tries to make the dispossessed and exploited, who make up most of the population, identify with their exploiters and so perpetuates this inhuman society.
Leaflet from 1991, looking at the logic behind the impending Gulf War, and its meaning for the working class, both in the UK and internationally.
Whoever wins in the Gulf conflict, one thing is for certain. It's us - working class people in Britain, Iraq and the other countries involved - who will be expected to pay for it.
Internationalist response to an article in the Merseyside Anarchist Newsletter, which implied support for an Iraqi victory in the Gulf War
On 2nd September, Hackney Solidarity Group called a meeting in London to discuss a revolutionary response to the Gulf crisis. As well as the HSG, people from Class War, Anarchist Communist Federation, Direct Action Movement, Wildcat and various individual class struggle anarchists and anti-state communists all attended.
Statement of principles of the 1991 No War But The Class War group.
Leaflet put out during the Gulf War, giving numerous examples in history of the working class stopping wars, and posing class struggle as the only solution to the Gulf War.
We do not yet know the full scale of the massacre in the Gulf. We can be sure though that many have already been killed, and that many more working class people on both sides will die until this war is stopped. The idea that the war would be over in a few days is looking as stupid as the claim that World War One would be over by Christmas 1914.