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United States, Russia, European Union, Ukraine… all states are responsible for the war!

Bourgeois society, rotten to the core, profoundly sick, once again vomits its filthy torrent of iron and fire. Each day the Ukrainian butchery displays its cortege of massive bombardments, ambushes, sieges, with columns of refugees fleeing by the million the constant fire of the belligerents.In the midst of the flood of propaganda poured out by the…

An internationalist statement from inside Russia

ICC IntroductionWe are publishing a statement on the war in Ukraine by the KRAS, an anarcho-syndicalist group linked to the International Workers’ Association. We know that, in Russia, any protest at all against the war is being met with ferocious repression by the Russian state, so we salute the courage and conviction of the KRAS comrades in publishing…

The ruling class demands sacrifices on the altar of war

If you try to flee with your family from the war zones in Ukraine, along with hundreds of thousands of others, you will be forcefully divided from your wife, your children and your elderly parents if you are a male between 18 and 60: you are now conscripted to fight the advancing Russian army. If you stay in the cities, you will be subjected to shelling…

Our rulers demand sacrifices on the altar of war

If you try to flee with your family from the war zones in Ukraine, along with hundreds of thousands of others, you will be forcefully divided from your wife, your children and your elderly parents if you are a male between 18 and 60: you are now conscripted to fight the advancing Russian army. If you stay in the cities, you will be subjected to shelling…

Capitalism is war, war on capitalism! (International leaflet)

This is an international ICC leaflet being produced in a number of languages. We encourage all those who agree with it to distribute it either online or on paper (see the link to the PDF version). Europe has entered into war. It is not the first time since the second world butchery of 1939-45. At the beginning of the 1990s, war ravaged the former Yugoslavia…

Against the manufacturing of impotence, communism alone offers humanity a perspective

The Sars-Cov-2 pandemic has given rise to a great number of works trying to establish the causes of Covid and proposing a number of alternatives. One of them, La Fabrique des pandemies by Marie Monique Robin, has aroused considerable interest. This work is presented under the form of a synthesis of studies made by the author along with around sixty…

Ukraine: the worsening of military tensions in Eastern Europe

The Russian army has been demonstrating its strength through large-scale "manoeuvres" along the Ukrainian border since January, the United States has been making almost daily announcements of an imminent Russian invasion, NATO troops have been sent to the Baltic States and Romania, the intense diplomatic ballet 'to preserve peace', the Russian media…

Workers’ struggles drowned in bourgeois faction fights

At the beginning of January, Kazakhstan was the scene of violent demonstrations and riots following the removal of restrictions on the price of gas, a major resource for the economic life of the country and the daily lives of the population. The increase in the price of gas was added to the increase in the price of food and many basic commodities, generating…

The working class is beginning to respond to the attacks

After a serious setback in the struggle during the first year of the Covid pandemic, workers in Europe, the US and elsewhere[1], are beginning to react to the attacks on wages and working conditions. While the pandemic is peaking at new heights with the appearance of the Omicron variant, workers are facing even more severe attacks on their living standards…

Tory divisions highlight the fragmentation of the ruling class

While the rest of Britain was subject to the strictest of lockdown restrictions, the Prime Minister and those close to him were partying behind closed doors or in the garden at 10 Downing Street. Johnson has apologised for or excused the hypocrisy over the parties - including an unprecedented apology to the Queen for parties held the night before her…

Against the attacks of the ruling class, we need a massive, united struggle!

In all countries, in all sectors, the working class is facing an unbearable degradation of its living and working conditions. All governments, whether of the right or the left, traditional or populist, are imposing one attack after the other as the world economic crisis goes from bad to worse.Despite the fear generated by an oppressive health crisis…

Why does the ICC defend the validity of the concept of decomposition of capitalism?

During our our French-language online public meeting in November 2021 on "the aggravation of the decomposition of capitalism, its dangers for humanity and the responsibility of the proletariat", several participants questioned the validity of the concept of the decomposition of capitalism, developed and defended by the ICC. Through this article, we…

USA: the struggle of the workers’ movement against slavery and racism, part 4

Raya Dunayevska with Charles Denby (part of the News and Letters group) and Etehl Dunbar, who contributed to Denby's book Indignant Heart. There are extracts from the book on libcom Testimony of a black worker - Charles Denby (libcom.org)The third article of the series on the struggle of the workers’ movement against slavery and racism in the USA…

ACG and identity politics: a very inadequate break

“Capitalist society, in the final phase of decline, is giving birth to a whole variety of "identity crises". The atomisation inherent in the system of generalised commodity production is reaching new levels, and this applies both to social life as a whole and to the reactions against the increasing misery and oppression spawned by the system. On the…

German Social Democracy 1872 – 1914: the fight against organisational opportunism, Part 1

The capitulation of the proletarian German Social Democratic Party to imperialism in 1914 is well known amongst revolutionaries. So is the fact of the opportunist decline of the SPD that led to this momentous betrayal of the working class.What is less well known is the continual struggle waged by the revolutionary wing of the Party since its inception…

For the bourgeoisie, promising the best is preparing the worst!

The Covid-19 pandemic continues to rage with the rapid spread of the Omicron variant around the world. No one knows at present what will happen tomorrow, so chaotic, contradictory and ultimately irresponsible are the policies of all states in the face of the contagion.Two years ago, when the Covid-19 lock-downs began, hopes were pinned on the development…

Russia-Ukraine crisis: war is capitalism’s way of life

Putin justifies the military build-up on the border with Ukraine by denouncing the “aggressive” intentions of NATO and western powers. The political and media mouthpieces in the western “democracies” call for standing firm against Russia’s “aggressive” threats to the sovereignty of the Ukraine, pointing to the intervention of Russian special…

Workers’ defensive struggles contain the seeds of revolution

A comrade sent a letter to the ICC in which he asked “how I, you or anyone can support workers in the reformist struggles without supporting reforms?......How do you help workers in the immediate struggle for better work conditions (or something like protecting the NHS) while maintaining that only revolution would work? After-all, the SWP are nominally…

Metalworkers’ strike in Cadiz: our strength is to fight as a class

While the pandemic and the ecological disaster rage, the economic crisis is hitting us with skyrocketing prices, rising unemployment and precariousness, and in this context, the capitalists are squeezing us even more fiercely. We see it in Cadiz, where in the metal workers' agreement they intend to eliminate two extra payments, a loss of 200 euros per…

Turkey: the deepening crisis

We are publishing a statement on the rising cost of living in Turkey by some comrades who sympathise with the positions of the communist left. Although the nature of the street protests last November does not appear very clearly in the text, the comrades are clearly in favour of a proletarian response to the crisis –denouncing parliamentarism, bourgeois…

Covid-19 crisis: opportunity or obstacle for China’s rise?

China's overwhelming responsibility for the outbreak of Covid-19, and especially its rapid spread, which has led to the current global pandemic, has been widely publicised in the media. However, the limited number of deaths and the absence of large waves of contagion in the country - at least according to official data - as well as the fact that China…

Balance sheet of the Congress: Understanding the historical situation and preparing for the future

Despite the difficulties resulting from the pandemic, the ICC held its 24th International Congress and we can draw a positive balance sheet from it. As we have always done, and in conformity with the practice of the workers’ movement, we are providing a general overview of its work through this article and through a number of documents which will…

Refugees drown in the Channel: the criminal is capitalism

On Wednesday 24 November 2021, 27 refugees downed in the Channel near Calais. This revolting tragedy is unfortunately nothing new: since the beginning of the 2000s, more than 700 people have drowned in the ChannelAll over the world, populations are fleeing poverty, war, gang violence, climate disasters. Entire regions of the globe are becoming a nightmare…

Migrants blocked on the Belarusian frontier: The cynicism of the bourgeoisie has no limits!

Thousands of migrants trapped for several weeks at the Polish border, abandoned to their fate in wet and frozen forests, without food or water. Families wandering in the middle of nowhere, forced to drink water from the surrounding swamps, sleeping on the ground in sub-zero temperatures. Exhausted, often sick, exiles beaten up by Belarusian army troops…

Despite bosses, Covid, and the unions: the class struggle has not disappeared!

Spurred on by the conditions imposed by the pandemic, the steady erosion of working class living and working standards in the United States have transformed over the last two years into an outright assault by the bourgeoisie. Whether they were tossed to the jaws of America’s dysfunctional unemployment insurance system, or forced to continue their…


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