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Persian translation of the response of the International Communist Current to the critique of the Internationalist Voice

Persian translation of the response of the International Communist Current to the critique of the Internationalist Voice

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Trump, the Middle East and the convulsions of US imperialism

In the above text, it says that after US National  Security Adviser, John Bolton left Turkey in mid-January (he was kicked out by Erdogan), and after making threats of war against Iran that his comments: "... were reportedly denounced through US embassies around the world". It says "reportedly" because the report appeared briefly on al-Jazeera only to quickly disappear. Now you never know but the report could well have been completely false, an invention from cyberspace yet, though the report couldn't be retrieved, it had a ring of authenticity about it.

February 1848: The Proletariat Offers Its Own Manifesto as a Social Class for Its Own Emancipation

February 1848: The Proletariat Offers Its Own Manifesto as a Social Class for Its Own Emancipation

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Communiqué to chained workers and internationalists

                        Communiqué to chained workers and internationalists

 

Chained workers!

Internationalists!

Opponents of wage slavery!

The right and left tendencies of capital, given their enormous resources, are able to engineer public opinion. Internationalists in absolute isolation defend proletarian positions and goals. Help us  to disseminate our vision, narratives and horizons of the struggles and strikes of the working class to our class sisters and brothers.

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Lessons from strikes, labour struggles and internationalist tasks

                 Lessons from strikes, labour struggles and internationalist tasks

                                         New pamphlet out now!

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Maximum income strength

Communists must adopt the maximum income claim. This demand makes it possible to directly gather the mass of the proletariat and the poor peasantry on the basis of a clear and understandable economic datum, and to reject people who will never be communists or revolutionaries in any way.

No gross income should be greater than 2 times the world GDP per capita, ie ~ $ 36,000 per year in purchasing power parity (price: USA, 2019).

Feeling of atomization

In my work, I have to help people as a last resort, after everyone has let them down and I am their last chance to regain their freedom.

But although they ask for help, although they need my help, they are often unable to receive it, and either intentionally or involuntarily sabotage all my efforts. They are not used to being helped and do not know how to get help. It is very discouraging.

For my part, as a liberal profession, nobody would help me in the event of a hard blow, except my family, but my family could not withstand a very violent blow, of course.

Lehman Brothers

It's a very good article on Lehmans and the 2008 "crash" that distinctly echoes the growing concerns of the bourgeosie about the fundamentals of its further lurch into economic crisis, a crisis which the article makes clear did not begin with Lehman's, nor 2008 and it certainly won't end with either.

Should communist resources be managed centrally?

A question without answer and even without discussion in all the political organizations in which I asked it.

There are rich and poor people in the ICC; at the same time, the resources of the ICC are relatively small compared to the resources of the militants.

Why not centralize all the resources of the militants in the hands of the party, and organize the party economy centrally?

"The 'Yellow Vest' movement: the proletariat must respond to the attacks of capital on its own class terrain!"

I agree with the article that this movement is not entirely on the proletarian terrain, but it seems like the working class doesn't struggle on its own terrain until its own struggles on its terrain. Its not entirely surprising that the proletarian struggle emreges in fits and starts, lacks clarity and puts forth confused demands, even some that may seem "right-wing" at times. But I think we need to avoid the mistake of judging the action strictly by its content.

Sex recession

Sexual and romantic relationships between nubile people collapse. From 1991 to 2017, the number of high school students who had sex decreased from 54% to 40% (-26%). At the age of 20, the percentage of abstinent people has more than doubled, from 6% to 15%. From 1999 to 2014, the average number of intercourse per adult and per year decreased from 62 to 54 (-13%). About 60% of adults under 35 live without a spouse or partner.

France: Yellow vest protests about fuel and taxes in general

There has been some days already of protests in France regarding taxes. It is reported by the media as a:
-"middle class", the poor, the normal french (living in small-medium cities), leaderless, uncertain, difficult..."government used to have someone to negotiate with or to fight with, which is not the case now: unions or political parties didn't start it, although some of them are using this" (...)

Weinstein, Trump...Feminism or Class Struggle?

Another very good piece that shows the problems and limitations of the approach to these questions be taken today. But, I wonder if some of the old conceptions have since been surpassed? Women as the slaves and sex objects of their men? Marriage as a prison where men dominate women? Of course, some of this still exists, but capitalist development during and since the post-war reconstruction period (along with the attendant social movements) would seem to have made that situation not nearly as universal today.

Obsolescence of the Nation State?

This was a very good article that correctly points to the tension in capitalist development between the creative-deastructive tendencies of capital as a social relation and the political needs of the nation-state to legitimate the system. I am not sure that we can say the nation-state is obsolete in a strict sense though. What we can say is that there is a real contradiction between these two different, but inextricably intertwined logics that is expressing itself in a concerted way today, as a result of the continuing crisis.

Elections in Italy: populism is a problem for the bourgeoisie, an obstacle for the proletariat

The discussion that follows was prompted by the article: Elections in Italy: populism is a problem for the bourgeoisie, an obstacle for the proletariat. The discussion was initiated by jk1921.
Below is the discussion so far. Feel free to add your own comments!

ICC site upgrade

The ICC site is going through a series of upgrades and the English pages are next in line. This means that from around 10 September, for a period of two to three weeks, it won't be possible to put up new articles in English or post on the discussion forum. We hope this won't cause too much disruption or inconvenience. We will let readers and forum users know if there are any changes to this schedule by posting on this thread prior to the current upgrade date. 

Street protests amid the barbarity of capitalism (Jordan, Iraq, Iran... )

Street protests amid the barbarity of capitalism

The only alternative is class struggle

                                                  Jordan, Iraq, Iran ...

Images of recent protests in Iran

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