Internationalist Communist Tendency's blog

Kill the Bill? Change the System!

Leaflet distributed by the CWO at various Kill the Bill protests happening around the UK.

Left Nationalism and Support for Imperialist War in the United States

Article from 1919 (mcmxix.org), the new journal of the North American affiliates of the ICT.

UK Asylum Policy: No Sanctuary from Capitalism

Asylum has long been a thorny issue for the British ruling class. As a signatory to the 1951 Refugee Convention the UK is obliged to grant asylum when, in the opinion of the Home Office, an asylum seeker has demonstrated that they have a well founded fear of persecution on the grounds of race, religion, nationality, political opinion or membership of a particular social group. Yet asylum seekers are continuously vilified in the popular press as criminals and scroungers overwhelming the benefits system, the vitriol often being fuelled by the cynical statements of government ministers.

Vaccine Nationalism

Article from 1919 (mcmxix.org), the new journal of the North American affiliates of the ICT.

Closing Intransigence

Editorial from 1919 (mcmxix.org), the new journal of the North American affiliates of the ICT.

1871-2021: Vive la Commune!

Today, we keep alive the lessons of 1871 and 1917.

Italy: The Capitalist Attacks Are Already Beginning

The following articles are translations of a statement and a leaflet issued by our sister organisation in Italy, Battaglia Comunista (Internationalist Communist Party).

The Nationalist Poison Behind Brexit

Far from “getting Brexit done”, the pantomime goes on. There are so many issues that both EU and UK want to extend the period of grace before the full treaty is implemented.

There isn't a Vaccine against Capitalism

Every day a piece of news reminds us that we live in a globalised world where the consequences of human activity are not limited to national boundaries. Whether it’s the Covid pandemic with its rapidly morphing virus, or the last minute attempts to reduce global warming and the wider ecological damage — mainly from the last 200 years — that is threatening life on earth, we all know that the remedies have to be global.

8 Historical Working Women Moments for 8 March

For what was once International Working Women’s Day, before it became International Women’s Day upon being co-opted by the UN and its corporate sponsors, we have written on 8 struggles throughout history in which working women played a vital and influential role.

"We the Workers": China Behind the Scenes

Review of the documentary “We the Workers” (2017), directed by Wenhai Huang.

Class Consciousness and Working Class Emancipation

Discussion with the Angry Workers of the World (AWW)

The Kronstadt Revolt: One Hundred Years of Counter-Revolution

Little noticed at the time, few events in working class history have provoked so much emotional response, or have led to so many myths down the years, as the revolt at the Kronstadt naval base in Russia. At a distance of a century we can appreciate just how tragic and significant it was.

Mythology About the Middle Class and the Class Struggle

The notion that there exists a growing middle class whose livelihood rests neither on wage labour nor manufacturing or industrial profits has long been used to challenge Marx’s revolutionary perspective that ultimately the future of capitalism will be decided by a struggle between the two great contending classes in modern society: the bourgeoisie and the proletariat, or if you prefer, the bosses and the workers.

Student Protests in Turkey: A Communist Critique

There is an urgent need to break out of the reformist, legalistic, and parliamentarian strait-jacket that these protests confine themselves to.

Revolts in Myanmar

Since 1 January the streets of what used to be known as Burma have filled with demonstrations nearly every day. The straw that broke the camel’s back was the army’s coup which overthrew State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, destroying her party (NLD) through the heavy repression meted out to the demonstrators demanding “liberty and democracy”.

The Tours Congress and the Birth of the French Communist Party

It is now 100 years since the Tours Congress of 25 to 31 December 1920, when the majority of delegates of the French Section of the Workers' International (SFIO) voted to join the Third International.

Communist Work in a Covid Crisis: A Framework

Perspectives for the CWO as discussed in its AGM, November 2020

A Sign of Things to Come

The working class currently faces the challenge of the combined consequences of the pandemic and the underlying crisis of capitalism. Even though the health emergency is far from over, the wave of redundancies and restructuring has already started. The degree to which workers are able to not only resist attacks on their conditions but to impose their own interests on the ruling class in the next few months will shape the balance of class forces.

NYC Produce Workers' Strike: Capitalism's Treatment of its "Essential Workers"

The workers at Hunts Point Produce Market provide New York City with 60% of its produce. This is their market’s first strike in 35 years.