Battaglia Comunista

The Crisis in the Taiwan Strait

For some months now the atmosphere over the stretch of sea that separates China from Taiwan has become very heated, but this has become more intense in recent weeks.

Marginal Notes on COP26 in Glasgow

In the current mode of production the perennial drive to increase capital is a necessity, not one political option amongst many.

Against Capitalism, As Always!

Leaflet distributed by the PCInt during the "No Draghi Day" protests in Italy.

China's "Capitalist-Socialism" is Beginning to Tremble

Evergrande's $300 billion debt turns the spotlight on to the increase in unproductive and speculative investment that has given a fictitious boost to Chinese national capitalism.

On the Events in Rome on 9 October

A well-attended demonstration (between 10 and 20 thousand people) against the Green Pass was held in Rome on Saturday, 9 October. The instigators were a varied bunch: from the "sincere democrats" who brandished copies of the Constitution, and the rights enshrined therein, to the galaxy of the far right who were (in an irony of propaganda) "against the health dictatorship" and for "freedom!”.

The Italian General Strike

The leaflet which follows was distributed by our comrades of the Internationalist Communist Party (Battaglia Comunista) in demonstrations across Italy last Monday. It was the first time that all the rank and file unions had united to call such a strike but as the leaflet makes clear it was only for a day and they gave the bosses plenty of warning. According to one of them (the Union Sindacale di Base or USB) there were one million on strike with demonstrations in over 40 places across the country involving 100,000.

The GKN Struggle and the October "General Strike" In Italy

This introduction is being written on the day the British Government ends its support for the “furlough” scheme to pay 80% of workers’ wages so they would not be sacked during the pandemic. At least 1 million workers now face an uncertain future. The Italian government began unravelling its support for jobs on 1 July when it ended the moratorium on lay-offs. It was the signal the finance capitalist organisation, Melrose, had been waiting for.

The Inexorable Crisis of Capitalism Spreads Misery and War

For the capitalist mode of production and for the bourgeois class that manages it, the problems only multiply.

Climate-Production-Capital

A discourse on climate change in terms of revolutionary change can and must be developed.

China-Iran Accords, the Silk Road and Some Other Imperialist Manoeuvres

Alongside other crises, the Covid pandemic is contributing to growing uncertainty in the capitalist world. Together with economic devastation, including an assault on the wages and conditions of the working class, proxy wars are multiplying and becoming more intense, with the threat of increasingly generalised wars on the horizon. In the meantime, the major imperialist powers, calculating the significance of these wars, are defining their tactical-strategic objectives in a kaleidoscope of oscillating alliances. They are as comfortable today in these economic and military pacts with yesterday’s enemies as if they had been allies all along.