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World Revolution no. 379, Winter 2018

Monday, February 5, 2018 - 09:02

Articles published this month

On Marx and Epicurus

Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 11:53

Under the heading ‘Readers’ Contributions’ we aim to encourage our readers and sympathisers to write texts and articles which can go into greater depth than is possible in our discussion forum, and so stimulate a longer term reflection. These articles, while being broadly based on proletarian politics, need not fully represent the positions of the ICC, or may deal with issues on which the ICC does not have a collective view. What follows is an appreciation of the influence ancient Greek philosopher Epicurus has had on the workers' movement in general and on the thinking of Karl Marx in particular.

Suffragism or communism?

Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 11:17

Faced with the torrent of “celebration” about how women (or some women) were given the vote in 1918, we are pleased to publish this short response by a comrade who has moved close to the views of left communism – and thus to the ideas of Sylvia Pankurst in 1918, who exposed the granting of the vote as a deception aimed at stemming the tide of revolution that had been provoked by the horrors of the First World War. ICC

The weaknesses of the PCI on the question of populism (part I)

Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 15:35

In number 523 of its paper, Le Proletaire, dated February/March/ April 2017, the International Communist Party (PCI) published an article: Populism, populism you say?, in which it confronts this phenomenon and its current growth and, on the basis of this analysis, also undertakes a criticism of the analysis of the ICC on this question. The first part of our response to this polemic will be centred on the elements of analyses used by the PCI itself in order to evaluate its capacity to explain the phenomenon of populism.

Reflections on the split in the Anarchist Federation

Monday, February 5, 2018 - 14:00

The Anarchist Federation, one of the main anarchist organisations in Britain, has just been through a major split.

The dead end of racial identity politics

Monday, February 5, 2018 - 13:03

Britain, the ruling class divided

Monday, February 5, 2018 - 12:41

UK: divisions in the ruling class

Monday, February 5, 2018 - 12:31

Austerity and poverty: Not just Brexit, Not just the Tories

Monday, February 5, 2018 - 12:12

Britain is seven years into a prolonged period of fiscal consolidation, in which constraints on public spending have been the central feature and are set to continue for some years to come. According to figures supplied by the Institute for Fiscal Studies, “post 2010 ‘austerity’ is on course to be the longest pause in real-term spending growth on record.” This already demonstrates that the austerity faced by the working class in Britain today is not just a result of instability in the economy caused by Brexit.

Reflections on the split in the Anarchist Federation

Monday, February 5, 2018 - 11:00

The Anarchist Federation, one of the main anarchist organisations in Britain, has just been through a major split. Members in Leicester and London, including a number of founder members, have left the organisation following the tumult over “transphobia” at October’s Anarchist Bookfair.

If we were right in our assessment of the AF as an internationalist anarchist group, this is a significant event which attests to growing difficulties across the entire spectrum of groups who are seeking to develop an authentic revolutionary  opposition to capitalism – not only among anarchists but also within the communist left. We think that it is essential to understand the roots of these difficulties if we are to face up to the challenge they pose, and it is in this spirit that we aim to critically analyse the statement issued by those who have decided to leave the AF.