Up until the collapse of the eastern
bloc in 1989, the alternative posed by the workers’ movement since the
beginning of the century - war or revolution - clearly summarised what was at
stake in the situation: through a dizzying aims race, the two rival blocs were
preparing for a third world war, the only response that capitalism can have to
its economic crisis. Today, humanity is confronted, not with a ‘new world
order’ as they claimed in 1989, but with a world disorder in which chaos and
barbarism has been developing everywhere...