Malignant ulcers of capitalism: The proletarian struggle for reproductive freedom (Part 2)

1919 Introduction The article which follows was first published on the website of the Internationalist Communist Tendency (leftcom.org) at the end of 2020. It sheds light on sterilization, sex selective abortions, religion, and bourgeois laws as specific to the needs of capital, while noting the consequential damages which are caused to the proletariat. Along with … More Malignant ulcers of capitalism: The proletarian struggle for reproductive freedom (Part 2)

Agricultural migrant workers during pandemic capitalism

There has been an ongoing shortage in labor for agriculture and adjacent industries, such as food processing, tourism and hospitality. All of these industries have a dependence on the labor of seasonal migrant workers. This issue was already trending in 2019 before the outbreak of Covid-19 but has been exacerbated by the pandemic. In a … More Agricultural migrant workers during pandemic capitalism

Covid capitalism is still killing workers across the world

Over the previous year and a half, the working class across the world has been subject to an extreme intensification of their exploitation and the degradation of their living conditions. Already suffering from a renewed series of attacks by the capitalists to expand their profit margins going all the way back to the end of … More Covid capitalism is still killing workers across the world

Editorial

Past modes of production were notable for their relative stability throughout the course of history. Entire centuries would pass with minimal change in the lives of peasants. Capitalism, on the other hand, has been tumultuous from the start. Stability is short-lived, and sooner or later a crisis erupts in its cyclical fashion. On a world … More Editorial

New year, same crisis

1919 Introduction As of 26 January 2021, the total number of COVID-19 cases has now surpassed 100 million globally, the number of deaths is up over 2.1 million, and the amount of people who have received at least the first dose of a Coronavirus vaccine stands around 80 million. The United States remains the hardest … More New year, same crisis

Notes on the impacts of the pandemic on workers

Fighting the pandemic by crushing the working class  Global capitalism and the states response to the pandemic triggered the implosion of the economy. For 37 weeks new unemployment insurance claims in the US were over a million. Worldwide 21 countries are experiencing a famine and 150 million more people have been pushed into extreme poverty … More Notes on the impacts of the pandemic on workers

“Democracy under assault”: Democracy for whom?

The rhetoric between the two political parties that dominate the ruling class in the United States has led to increasing polarization, with COVID-19, the ensuing economic crisis, and the anti-police brutality protests last summer as points of contention between them. The 2020 election in November of last year added new fuel to the fire, as … More “Democracy under assault”: Democracy for whom?

Left nationalism and support for imperialist war in the United States

A large part of the legacy that hangs on the modern left is left nationalism, the idea that there is a good nationalism that is progressive and fights against the great imperialist powers for a supposed national self-determination. With the epoch of imperialism, nationalism transformed into a thoroughly reactionary political force reflective of great power … More Left nationalism and support for imperialist war in the United States

Malignant ulcers of capitalism: The proletarian struggle for reproductive freedom (Part 1)

In this first piece on reproductive struggles in class society we bring to focus some of the facts and dangers surrounding abortion, as well as the family unit and prostitution, two phenomena that Marxists deem to be flipsides of the same coin, and inseparable from the struggle for reproductive freedom. In the following installments of … More Malignant ulcers of capitalism: The proletarian struggle for reproductive freedom (Part 1)

Against police reform: For the abolition of capitalism

Despite losing its initial fervor on a nationwide scale, protests continued in cities such as NYC, LA, Seattle, Portland, Atlanta, and Washington DC for several months after the murder of George Floyd. While the images and emotions felt from the original protests and uprisings throughout late May and early June 2020 may seem like a … More Against police reform: For the abolition of capitalism