Cuts and crisis: There is an alternative

This article was originally written for socialistworld.net, the website of the Committee for a Workers’ International. Fight for socialism The following two articles will be published in the Socialist, paper of the Socialist Party (CWI England & Wales) on the back and centre page. Socialistworld.net Capitalism is crisis The titanic strike of 30 November willContinue reading “Cuts and crisis: There is an alternative”

World Economy: Just 147 companies control 40% of global wealth

This article was originally written for socialistworld.net, the website of the Committee for a Workers’ International. Study finds 1% of corporations control world economy The sovereign debt and eurozone crises, the Great Recession, etc, have all focussed attention on the failings of the banking sector and the greedy giant capitalist corporations. But exactly how powerfulContinue reading “World Economy: Just 147 companies control 40% of global wealth”

US: “Sound before the fury of the oppressed”!

This article was originally written for socialistworld.net, the website of the Committee for a Workers’ International. 40th anniversary of Attica Prison Uprising “We are MEN! We are not beasts and do not intend to be beaten or driven as such. The entire prison populace has set forth to change forever the ruthless brutalisation and disregardContinue reading “US: “Sound before the fury of the oppressed”!”

The consequences of 9/11: A world turned upside down

This article was originally written for socialistworld.net, the website of the Committee for a Workers’ International. The bloody terrorist outrages of 11 September 2001 in New York, Pennsylvania and Washington were one of the defining moments in recent history. We publish this article some days before the actual anniversary of 9/11 as a contribution toContinue reading “The consequences of 9/11: A world turned upside down”

US: 75th anniversary of 1936 auto sit down strikes

This article was originally written for socialistworld.net, the website of the Committee for a Workers’ International. When workers shut down GM This year marks the 75th anniversary of the 44-day GM sit-down strike. This organized the largest automaker in the world and established the United Auto Workers (UAW) as one of the most powerful unionsContinue reading “US: 75th anniversary of 1936 auto sit down strikes”

Science: Quantum mechanics and dialectical materialism

This article was originally written for socialistworld.net, the website of the Committee for a Workers’ International. Marxism, materialism and particle physics The following article is based on a talk given by Pete Mason during the 2010 CWI Summer School, held in Belgium, last July. In a personal contribution, Pete looks at quantum mechanics and itsContinue reading “Science: Quantum mechanics and dialectical materialism”

History: 50 years since “strike of the century” in Belgium

This article was originally written for socialistworld.net, the website of the Committee for a Workers’ International. New book on 1960/61 general strike published by CWI in Belgium Below we publish an article by Nicolas Croes, based on the new book “La grève générale insurrectionnelle et révolutionnaire de l’hiver 1960/61” by Gustave Dache. See also anContinue reading “History: 50 years since “strike of the century” in Belgium”

Theory: The general strike

This article was originally written for socialistworld.net, the website of the Committee for a Workers’ International. Important tool of the working class All across Europe workers and young people face the austerity axe. And all across Europe there is a fight to defend jobs and services against governments who are determined to do the biddingContinue reading “Theory: The general strike”

Italy 1920: When workers seized the factories

This article was originally written for socialistworld.net, the website of the Committee for a Workers’ International. September marks the 90th anniversary of a mass movement of factory occupations in Italy which put the continuation of capitalism in question. Yet the September movement failed to overthrow the capitalists’ rule and its demise paved the way forContinue reading “Italy 1920: When workers seized the factories”

Theory: Is “human nature” a barrier to socialism?

This article was originally written for socialistworld.net, the website of the Committee for a Workers’ International. Aren’t people motivated by money? Wouldn’t socialism stifle hard work and innovation? The world is a mess. War, poverty, and oppression are now part of the daily lives of billions round the globe. Even during the last boom 80%Continue reading “Theory: Is “human nature” a barrier to socialism?”