Saturday, 24 October 2020

In and around Turkey

Real” or “fake” as the attempted coup d’état in Turkey and subsequent repression by Erdogan’s government (democratically elected and as such recognized by all the imperialist powers) may have been, one thing is clear: once again the hard material facts of the world economic crisis are making themselves felt within the bourgeois ruling class, too. With different implications and consequences, in Great Britain and in Turkey (to limit ourselves to just a few of the dramatic events opening this summer of 2016), there have been clashes between bourgeois factions in serious difficulty as they try to face up to an economic crisis which, in their countries as elsewhere, risks becoming – and has to some extent already become - social and political.

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There is No Other Way

Faced with the bloody attacks in Brussels and the ruinous, more or less local wars that have been dragging on for years now with hundreds of thousands of deaths and millions of refugees (Libya, Syria, Iraq…); faced with the unspeakable suffering of enormous masses of proletarians or those undergoing proletarianization, driven here and there like beasts to the slaughter, to the highest bidder, very little can be added to what we have already argued, said, written and published over the decades.

All we can do is repeat that, eithera revolutionary force will make its return onto the international scene, backed by solid theory and organization, the heritage of a long tradition of open struggle against reformism, opportunism and revisionism of every sort, rooted in the proletarian class and thus capable of leading it out of all the various, disastrous blind allies of all varieties of nationalism, lay or religious, right- or left-wing – in a word, either we work at reinforcing the international communist party as we always have done, a minority sailing against the wind - or else the decay in this society based on profit and capitalism, everlasting competition, increasingly profound and more frequent economic crises, the “war of all against all”, will merely bring us even bloodier conflicts, waged with the most sophisticated and merciless weapons of mass destruction, right up to the terrible, supreme obscenity of a third world war between imperialist marauders. We can’t delude ourselves for much longer: there is no other way. And nothing more to add.

  International Communist Party

“Territorial organisms for the proletarian struggle” what they are and what they must become


We have insisted more than once that, if the evolution of trade unions in the modern, imperialist phase has transformed traditional union structure into an authentic organ for the economic and social control of the proletariat, this certainly does not mean that the need for economic defence has disappeared, or, indeed, the radical, potential antagonism of the proletariat towards capital. The advance of the economic crisis itself, the contradictions it opens up and the consequent social issues inevitably drive workers in all imperialist States onto this battleground and will oblige them to equip themselves once more with new stable defence structures, an authentic class organisation. And it will also be one of the battlegrounds for the clash between communists and the variegated front of the bourgeois reformist enemy (see: our publication For the Uncompromising Defence of the Living and Working Conditions of Proletarians – Forms of organization and methods and objectives of struggles). This, to put it very briefly, is the path that will involve the whole of our class once again taking up the battle on a purely trade-union and social basis: a path that not only is not linear, and never will be, but one which feeds, and will increasingly feed, on transitory organizational experiences – a little like an accumulation of potential energy before an explosion.

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No to the military adventures of “our” bourgeoisie!

Against the spread of inter-imperialist wars, for the recovery of class struggle and class organization, for the strengthening and rooting of the revolutionary party!

Military interventions led by the various national bourgeoisies are growing in number and intensity, slaughtering entire populations and devastating increasingly wide areas. The economic crisis (overproduction of goods and capital) is at the bottom of these dynamics.

Under increasing pressure, the national bourgeoisies are obliged to face one another, to divide and share out geopolitical areas of influence, to obtain or defend sources of raw materials, to gain control over the modern “silk roads”: oil pipelines, gas-lines, waterlines… to divide and rule. Since the end of the world’s second imperialist slaughter, the cannons have never ceased to thunder, proof of the fact that the capitalist mode of production, particularly in its imperialist phase, means a state of permanent warfare, both between the inevitably competing economies and against the proletariat. Since the mid-Nineteen Seventies, the beginning of the most acute phase in the economic crisis closing the post-war cycle of accumulation, the wars between imperialisms have become all the more bitter, destructive and widespread, and are a prelude to the outbreak of a new and bloody world conflict, when made inevitable by objective conditions. Today the whole area ranging from North Africa to India through the Middle East and on to the Yellow Sea and Sea of Japan is either a single, bloody battleground or a place where tremendous explosive tension is building up. Read more ...

The Need for Class Organization

The proletarian class is under attack in all countries. The measures taken by the various national bourgeoisies in the attempt to “exit the crisis” (a vain attempt, since these same measures merely favour the approach of new, even more catastrophic ones) are dealing the class a hard blow. Unemployment is high everywhere and destined to grow, apart from momentary, illusory dips. Working conditions are getting worse day after day due to more intense exploitation, the race towards even greater productivity, the high pace of work, causing stress, illness, fatal accidents. Living conditions are deteriorating, as all types of welfare (in any case paid for dearly by proletarians at the times of economic boom) are dismantled. Growing and increasingly vulnerable sectors of the proletarian population (young people, the elderly, women) feel the whiplash effect of the crisis more keenly day by day. Read more ...

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