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The Virus is Capitalism, the Revolutionary Proletariat is the Cure

The following leaflet was given out in various cities across Italy on 6 June on the occasion of demonstrations by the various rank and file (Cobas) unions against the imposed return to work whilst the coronavirus pandemic continues to rage.

On Minneapolis: Police Brutality & Class Struggle

Flyer distributed by comrades and sympathisers at protests over the murder of George Floyd.

Italy: On the Sardines Movement

What emerges, even among its younger representatives who are less involved in roles of responsibility, is the fact that politically speaking the Left has "abandoned" the poorest social strata and in every respect embraces the economic logic of the world in which we live.

Iranian Protests over the shooting down of Flight 572

Footage of protests in Iran in the aftermath of the Iranian military shooting down a civilian Boeing 737, killing 177 people as a result.

Latin America Burns between Revolt and Repression

For decades Latin America was the United States’ "backyard", although more recently it has also been seen as a den of "socialists". Today it is undergoing a deep crisis that spares neither the big countries such as Argentina, Brazil and Venezuela, nor the small ones such as Bolivia, Ecuador and Peru.

Perspectives for the Coming Period

Statement of the Internationalist Communist Tendency

Global Protests: The Relentless Capitalist Crisis Demands the Overthrow of the System

How to make sense of these mushrooming mass protests-cum-rebellions which have no clear class character, owe their lightening speed of organisation largely to the rallying capacity of social media, which have few distinct or established leaders and whose often contradictory demands are constantly changing and are now emulating each other?

1997-1998: AIDS activists (ACT UP) demand federal funding for needle exchange programs

During the takeover, activists chained and barricaded themselves inside Thurman'

Account of the 18 month long protests to overturn government bans on clean needle exchanges which contributed to the spread of diseases and thousands of deaths per year.

1994-5: ACT UP activists resist New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s AIDS policies

Account of the year long struggles to save social services and support for AIDs patients from budget cuts.

1970-71: Australian Opposition to Consription and Involvement in the Vietnam War

Account of the largest protests in Australian history, with protestors demanding an end to conscription and Australian involvement in the war in Vietnam