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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.

The Magneti Marelli Workers Committee - the "Red Guard" tells its story (Milan, 1975-78) - Emilio Mentasti

The Magneti Marelli Workers Committee - front cover

This remarkable book about one of the high points of workers' struggles in Italy (and the world) in the 1960s and '70s is now available in English.

I'm making it available here in mobi and epub formats, so you should be able to read it on most electronic devices.

A paper copy of this book can be obtained from the publisher, Autonomedia/Minor Compositions:
https://www.minorcompositions.info/?p=1002
And a fine paper copy it is! Nicely layed out and on good quality paper... And there's a free PDF for you to download too.

The Introduction to the English Edition is below.

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).

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.

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.

Solidarity with Striking Dublin Deliveroo workers

This week has seen strike action throughout Dublin in the middle of a pandemic by Deliveroo workers. The workers, who have enough of being treated so badly, are asking Deliveroo for better working conditions, security, delivery fees & value standards. A member of the Industrial Workers of the World did the following interview with one Deliveroo striker to find out more and how people can effectively support their actions.

Unrest in Britain in 1919

Government dispatches tanks to Liverpool - August Bank Holiday 1919

A short account of unrest in Britain during the year 1919

The Women’s Strike in Poland: Freedom of Abortion, Freedom from Exploitation

An interview with two members of Workers' Initiative in Poland involved in the Women's Strike movement against restrictions on abortion. This interview was carried out by the Transnational Social Strike Platform.

The current state of the struggle in Bolivia

Demonstration during August strike in El Alto, Bolivia, 2020.

After having narrated the events leading to the coup, we return to Bolivia with the aim of analyzing what has been happening since November of last year until today.

Belarus: Between Imperialist Feuds and Class Movements

The following is a translation of a piece by our Italian comrades, a follow-up to the two articles we have recently published about the situation in Belarus. Since it was written, a number of developments have occurred.