Fredo Corvo

Caribbean: The "Isla" oil refinery as a microcosm of a collapsing capitalism

On the Caribbean Island of Curacao refinery workers strike against the closure of their enterprise under influence of the economic, political and human tragedy in Venezuela and the danger of inter-imperialist war.

Thèses sur les luttes prolétariennes de 2018 au Proche et au Moyen-Orient et leurs perspectives

Résumé de l’article
Les thèses qui suivent donnent un résumé introductif à l’article Iran : Que s’est-il passé après la répression des travailleurs de Haft Tapeh et des métallurgistes d’Ahvaz ? publié en anglais dans son intégralité sur le blog Libcom de l’auteur.

Theses on the 2018 proletarian struggles in the Near and Middle East and their prospects

An article summary
The following theses give an introductory summary to the article Iran: What after the repression of the Haft Tapeh workers and the steelworkers in Ahvaz? published in full length on the author’s Libcom blog.

Proletarian internationalism and the war in Syria

An anti-criticism by Fredo Corvo

Trumpism as a historic turning point: 12 theses

Trump will print dollars to finance wars.

The following positions have already been formulated on 28-1-2017. Until now, the development of domestic and foreign policy of the United States confirms the trend towards intensified preparations for war. Therefore, I now publish these statements as a contribution to the debate among workers and within the proletarian internationalist milieu.

What's Left after the election of Trump?

Protestors against Trump

A council communist view from the Netherlands.
It is not by supporting a middle-class program - be it left of right in the spectrum of bourgeois politics - that the proletariat can defend itself.

When in China a butterfly claps its wings… stagnating growth, increase of riots and strikes

Cover of book in dutch language

Presentation of a book in Dutch language, mainly translations, to which links can be found here.

International trade unionism helps weak Indian unions to integrate precarious workers' struggles

Union flag at factory gate, showing their role.

Analysis of the situation of the working class and their relationship with trade unions in India's new industrial heartland around New Delhi.

A general strike starting from refinery workers at the caribbean island of Curacao - awaiting new masters from China

Curacao strike refinery workers 2016

The strike of a week of refinery workers, followed by the general strike on September 15 in Curacao, has aroused much interest in the Caribbean. In particular, the fact that a mysterious third party showed up paying over 1.8 million ANG [Antillean Guilder (ANG). Per 23-9-2016 1 ANG = 0,50 EUR or US$ 0,57] in back wages, has caused astonishment. F.e. Surinam media reported extensively on the workers' actions. One remembers the Curacao strikes and riots of May 30 1969, that were repressed by Dutch marines, and that led to changes in policy.

Turkey: Erdogan is playing a dangerous game

Erdogan terrorizes Kurds to collect votes

Turkey is in many ways involved in the bloody war in Syria. Much of it does not penetrate in the Dutch media. With a NATO ally there is nothing wrong, especially when it has to absorb refugees locally. In exchange for a pay, of course.