New ICC publications for the month for August / 2015

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International Review - Summer 2015

Saturday, August 1, 2015 - 15:10

Articles published this month

A new front opened by Turkey and NATO will deepen imperialist chaos in the Middle East

Monday, August 24, 2015 - 18:59

After four years of the war in Syria and around a year since the establishment of the “Caliphate” of the Islamic State, a new turn by Turkey, fully backed by the forces of NAT0, sees it enter the war, dumping its previous jihadi allies and turning its fire on its Kurdish “partners in peace”. A number of questions are raised by Turkey’s new front: why this turn now by Turkey? What does this mean for the Turkish/Kurdish “peace process” and its two-year old “cease-fire”? Are there any elements within the forces of Kurdish nationalism that represent the interests of the working class in any way? Will this move lead to any sort of halt or alleviation in the descent of the whole region into instability and war?

South Africa from World War II to the mid-1970s

Sunday, August 23, 2015 - 14:52

This article highlights the formidable effect of the apartheid system on the class struggle, combined with the action of the trade unions and parties of the bourgeoisie, up until the end of the 1960s when, faced with the unprecedented development of the class struggle, the bourgeoisie had to “modernise” its political apparatus and revamp its system.

Zimmerwald and the centrist currents in the political organisations of the proletariat

Sunday, August 23, 2015 - 14:43

An internal text originally published during debates within the organisation in 1984, which gives an extended account of the different tendencies present in the Zimmerwald Conference against the World War, held in September 1915.

ICC public meeting - World wars, capitalism’s decline, and the internationalist response

Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - 17:58

The International Communist Current is organising a day-long public meeting in London on October 10 2015.

The birth of totalitarian democracy

Saturday, August 1, 2015 - 15:36

"The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organised habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country"

Greece: An attack against the whole working class!

Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 17:57

As the Greek government – almost immediately after the victory of the ‘No vote’ which it had campaigned for -  agreed to the intensification of austerity measures, there was genuine sympathy from workers internationally for their Greek comrades.  The extent of the attacks on jobs, incomes, pensions and a whole range of essential services has struck a chord because this is not something restricted to the workers in Greece. But at the same time every part of the bourgeoisie’s political spectrum felt confident to use the situation for its own benefit, and against the consciousness of the working class, above all by distorting the real meaning of class solidarity.

70 years after Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 08:30

Seventy years ago in Hiorshima,on August 6 1945, more than a hundred thousand of its inhabitants were atrociously pulverised, being used as a target in a grand demonstration of the new US nuclear force.  According to official figures, close to 70,000 perished in the initial explosion and thousands of others suffered the same fate in the days that followed. Three days later on August 9, a second bomb exploded above Nagasaki killing a similarly terrifying number of victims. The barbarity and suffering inflicted on so many people is hardly conceivable.

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