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Nagorno-Karabakh: the bleeding wound of post-Soviet nationalism

torsdag 8 oktober 2020

The conflict that has erupted between Armenia and Azerbaijan is the bloody legacy of the collapse of the Soviet Union and the restoration of capitalism. This is a barbaric war with reaction on all sides. All the powers intervening in the conflict claim to be victims, but the only real victims are the working people, on both sides, who are paying with their blood for the cynical and reactionary games of their leaders. Only internationalism and class struggle can direct the workers against their true enemies: their own ruling capitalist class. This statement by our Russian comrades can be read in its original language here.

COVID-19 in Bangladesh: horror without end

torsdag 8 oktober 2020

The workers and poor of Bangladesh are crushed between the COVID-19 pandemic and a severe economic crisis, while the government throws money at big business and wades in a swamp of corruption. For millions of people, winning a better society is a matter of life or death.

[Video] System change, not climate change! Marxism and the environment

onsdag 7 oktober 2020

This video on Marxism and the environment was recorded at our recent International Marxist University. Recordings and transcripts of all the talks can be found here!

The Colombian bourgeoisie: the real disease we must eradicate

onsdag 7 oktober 2020

The Colombian workers and youth are trapped in a nightmare. The parasitic bourgeoisie has totally failed to curb the coronavirus pandemic, and has used the economic crisis as an excuse to carry out further cuts and attacks on the working class. Socialist struggle is needed to free Colombia from its unbearable condition.

Iran: Theatre of Independence – Manifesto

onsdag 7 oktober 2020

We have recieved this document from a theatrical group based in Iran. We republish it for the interest of our readers.

One million deaths

tisdag 6 oktober 2020

A million lives have officially been claimed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The scale of this tragedy is a direct result of capitalism and its representatives. They have shown a callous disregard for workers, youth and the poor; and their inept attempts to save the system have only created more chaos.

[Video] Trump’s COVID crisis

måndag 5 oktober 2020

Alan Woods – editor of In Defence of Marxism – comments on the situation in the USA, where it was announced last week that President Donald Trump has contracted COVID-19, amidst a farcical presidential election and the greatest crisis in the history of US capitalism.

Britain: Revolution Festival 2020 – 23-25 October

måndag 5 oktober 2020

Our British section's online school, Revolution Festival 2020, begins in just a couple of weeks. With a packed programme of exciting talks and discussions, this year's festival promises to be the best ever. Don't miss out – get your ticket today and join the revolution!

To end women’s oppression in India we must fight for socialism!

fredag 2 oktober 2020

A woman belonging to the lower-caste Dalits died in a Delhi hospital on Tuesday 29 September after being raped and tortured by four men in the Hathras district of Uttar Pradesh (UP). Public outrage is sweeping the nation. This gruesome and inhuman attack has once again highlighted the barbarity poor and lower-caste women face on a daily basis in India, which is rooted in the rotten capitalist system.

Report on the World Economic Crisis and the New Tasks of the Communist International

fredag 2 oktober 2020

We republish here the ‘Report on the World Economic Crisis and the New Tasks of the Communist International’, written by Leon Trotsky in June 1921. In this masterpiece of perspectives, which is highly relevant to the world situation to day, Trotsky analyses the nature of the organic, global crisis of capitalism, of a system being suffocated by its own mountains of debt, speculation and inflation.

Over €10,000 collected for Trotsky House Museum!

fredag 2 oktober 2020

The appeal we launched to help the Leon Trotsky House Museum in Mexico has concluded with a great result. A total of £9,340.95 (€10,300) has been raised since the appeal began, during the commemoration of the 80th anniversary of Trotsky’s assassination by a Stalinist agent. More than 200 people from different countries contributed, from the US to Argentina, from Sweden to Pakistan.

Environmental crisis in Pakistan: corruption, carbon emissions and capitalism

torsdag 1 oktober 2020

Pakistan is being rocked by freak weather events and environmental crises. This article discusses the impact of these disasters, their causes, the failure of the state and the capitalist system to deal with them, and the way forward.

Britain: counter COVID conspiracies with class struggle!

torsdag 1 oktober 2020

As the pandemic drags on, anger and distrust towards the government is growing. Many are understandably sceptical of what they hear in the media or from politicians. The labour movement must channel this mood along class lines.