Joint Resolution for International Workers’ Day (Labour Organizations of Iran)
Barbara E, known as “Emmely”, worked for Kaisers supermarket chain in Germany for 31 years. The company say she had set aside €1.30 worth of bottle deposits for herself, and that these deposit slips were the property of a customer. The suspicion was never proved, but still Emmely was sacked in February 2008.
The Copenhagen climate talks were an utter failure. But what lessons do Marxists argue climate campaigners should draw from this experience?
Korean workers defend their rights
Following a demonstration of over 100,000 workers at South Korea’s National Assembly building in early November, one of the country’s main trade union federation has begun balloting for a nationwide strike which could take place in mid December.
Each year, the AWL conference receives a variety of solidarity greetings from other socialist organisations around the world. We publish a selection here.
“No nation will put up with so barefaced an exploitation of the community by a small band of dividend-mongers”, wrote Frederick Engels over a hundred years ago.
Martin: Since late 2006, stream of financial collapses. That's how the crisis has immediately presented itself.
Download this article (pdf). It discusses the issues round “globalisation” by way of two critiques, of Negri-Hardt and of the “new imperialism” theory of John Rees, Alex Callinicos and other writers associated with the British SWP.
“Without revolutionary theory, there can be no revolutionary movement” — Vladimir Lenin
According to the classic account by Lewis H Morgan, “barbarism” is in human history the stage between savagery and civilisation; between the stage of “savage” peoples who are hunters and casual gatherers on one side, and on the other “civilised” people who have developed cities.
Financial Markets around the world continued to tumble again today, following sizeable drops last week. There are several reasons for the falls. They centre on China, Japan and the US. In addition, capitalism has attempted, in recent decades, to provide itself with insurance against its own chaos, against the causes of periodic crises. Whilst these have succeeded in part, – though only really for the truly big capitalists – they have not resolved the basic contradictions of capitalism, but simply pushed those contradictions to a new height.