Blogs

Solidarity and Self-Organisation are the Weapons of the Working Class

Leaflet distributed by the CWO during the last round of strikes at universities across the UK.

Brexit: The Ruling Class Shoots Itself in the Foot

Brexit finally came into force on 1 January 2021, over 4 years after the referendum of 2016. During these four years the leading bodies of the British capitalist class had fought a delaying and rear-guard type of campaign to stop it happening but failed.

Learning from health workers in Argentina – On the current rebellion in Neuquén

Here in the UK we face a difficult situation in the health sector, people are tired, they survive on low wages, they fear changes such as privatisation. We haven’t found our own ways yet to do something about this. Health workers in Argentina don’t have it easier than us. Their conditions are similarly bad, if not worse. But they have found ways to make themselves heard.

Queerphobia in Vietnam

A flag that represents your gender, sexuality, and humanity

Is queerphobia in Vietnam a mere product of colonialism, and does it matter?
See also the video version by veritas et caritas here.

China: Neijuan - New Wildcat article

We translated this new Wildcat article, written by a comrade who has been living in China for a while. Click here for the original article.

Presumption of Trust: how ‘direct action’ initiatives heal the land of distrust and gaslighting

An anarchist reflection on the community pantry movement in the Philippines.

Successful Revolutions?

Critique of the fetish for "success" by online Stalinists.

The Broken Promises of Vietnam

 “A Rats' Revolution” by Diều Hâu.

A Vietnamese anarchist critique of the so-called “socialism” of Vietnam.
See also the video version by veritas et caritas here. Also available in Gerrman, Spanish, French, Greek and Vietnamese.

Class Struggle and Gender Trouble

Leaflet distributed by the CWO at protests around the Gender Recognition Act (GRA) happening around the UK last year.

Reopen or Close Schools: A Lose-Lose Situation for the Working Class

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

Domestic Violence is a Workplace Issue

The combination of poor working conditions and sexism in our workplaces makes it harder for victims and survivors of abuse to access the resources and support they need. If we want to create workplace solidarity we need to be aware of the fact that our colleagues may be experiencing violence at home.

Paano Magsimula ng Bodegong Bayan/ How to Start a Community Pantry

A guide on how to start your own community pantry/bodegang bayan for your own neighborhood in Tagalog and English!

Ενάντια σε μια καραντινα με χαρακτηριστικά στρατιωτικού νόμου

Written by Simoun Magsalin with input from the Bandilang Itim Collective and translated into Greek by alerta.gr

Editorial #2 -Thoughts on Bessemer

布朗诉弗格森案——21世纪美国反种族主义运动史

Ferguson to Oakland 2014

在过去几个月内,美国国内爆发了激烈的反种族主义运动,黑人乔治·佛洛依德之死与警察的不公执法点燃了人们的怒火,进而导致了声势浩大的抗议。事实上,自21世纪以来,美国社会曾经历过多起严重的种族主义事件,2012年17岁的黑人青年特雷沃恩·马丁(Trayvon Martin)之死、2014年黑人青年迈克·布朗(Michael Brown)遇害同样引发过强烈的社会不满。而长期以来被视作高犯罪率群体、在劳动力市场上受到歧视、居住在孤立地区的黑人对于社会以及司法、政治以及经济制度怀着强烈的不满。在人们惊讶于本次“黑命攸关”运动的巨大能量的同时,他们或许也应该意识到黑人群体所经历过的伤痛和歧视。

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.

A Plague on Both Your Houses – The Position of the Working Class in the Current Crisis

This pamphlet is product of our collective debate and conversations with fellow workers over recent months. You can read a summary of over a dozen interviews about changing power-relations during the lockdown here. Feel free to print this text as a pamphlet and share it with your comrades and co-workers.

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.