Leaflet produced by Wildcat in 1988 concerning the First Gulf War (that is, Iran versus Iraq). It compares the position of the Socialist Workers Party in the UK with that of Hezbollah. Not unreasonable, given that the SWP supported the Iranian regime at the time!
When it comes down to it there is little difference between the position of the SWP on the Gulf War and that of Hezbollah. Both call for the working class to rally to the support of the Iranian regime and fight imperialism.
Wildcat's "manifesto", their attempt to explain their world view in one short pamphlet. Published in the mid-1980s.
Wildcat's critique of the crude ideology of workerism (which should not be confused with operaism, which is sometimes translated as "workerism").
Workerism is a form of capitalist ideology that is endemic amongst self-defined revolutionaries.
It is an ideology that encourages the acceptance of, and propaganda for wage-labour, amongst individuals who have realised the exploitation and alienation that wage-labour entails. It is thus one of the highest forms of alienation.
The text of an introductory talk given in London and Brighton in 1993, outlining working class opposition to "democracy". Reproduced for reference.
The purpose of this little talk is to convince you that revolutionaries should oppose democracy in it all its forms.
Article looking at the use of 'humanitarian' aid as a way of perpetuating war and reproducing capitalist social relations, as a means of social control, during the Yugoslav wars of the 1990s.
In Yugoslavia, as in Somalia and in every other war-torn region, humanitarian aid functions as a means of maintaining the war effort. Outside the affected region it provides a wonderful alibi for intervention by the armies of the most powerful states and makes these states appear caring.
Medjunarodne trgovinske sankcije uvedene nekoliko godina ranije protiv različitih država, mogu biti grubo podeljene u dve kategorije:
1) Pretnja sankcijama kao ona upućena Južnoj Africi osamdesetih. Njihova funkcija je pre diplomatksa nego ekonomska.
Wildcat UK show how international sanctions imposed on former-Yugoslavian countries during the Yugoslav wars acted as attacks on the living conditions of the working class.
International trade sanctions imposed against various states in recent years can be roughly divided into two categories:
- Token sanctions like those imposed on South Africa in the 1980s. The function of these is more diplomatic than economic.
Rat u bivšoj Jugoslaviji je besneo više od četiri godine i privukao je više medijske pažnje po poginulom nego bilo koji rat u istoriji. Buržoaski komentatori beskonačno spekulišu o vojnom i političkom balansu snaga, drugim rečima, o značaju rata za ovu ili onu frakciju njihove klase.
A look at the effect of the 1991-1995 war in Yugoslavia on the class struggle, and the effect of class struggle on the war.
The war in former Yugoslavia has raged for more than four years and has attracted more media attention per death than any other war in history. Bourgeois commentators endlessly speculate about the military and political balance of forces, in other words about the significance of the war for this or that fraction of their class.