September 28, 2022
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    Socialists and the US-China Cold War

    Rather than hitting the pause button on the imperialist US-China Cold War, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has fast fowarded processes Vincent Kolo, chinaworker.info “The Russian invasion of Ukraine has put an end to the globalization we have exper...

    Why socialists oppose Western military intervention?

    Andy Moxley, Socialist Alternative (ISA in the United States) ISA condemns the bloody Russian invasion of Ukraine, which has already displaced millions and killed or wounded thousands, and demands the withdrawal of Russian troops immediately. This...

    The mistakes of rightist elements of the Communist League on the trade union question

    Leon Trotsky, January 1931 Some preliminary remarks If the theoretical structure of the political economy of Marxism rests entirely upon the conception of value as materialised labour, the revolutionary policy of Marxism rests upon the conception...

    Is China Imperialist?

    Since the restoration of capitalism and its rise to become the second largest economy in the world, China has become a major player in the global capitalist system Peter Chan, Socialist Action (Hong Kong) At a time when the United States and China ...

    Not a workers’ and not a bourgeois state?

    Trotsky's analysis of the USSR as a deformed workers' state represented an invaluable addition to Marxism's theoretical treasury. This article by Leon Trotsky from 25 November, 1937, has been translated into Chinese for the first time by supporters o...

    Circulating an illegal paper

    Leon Trotsky, April 18, 1933 Hitler’s fascist regime took power in Germany on 30 January 1933, and rapidly proceeded to crush all workers’ organisations, political parties, and any independent forums for the working class to organise. This was the m...

    China and the Uighurs: On Xinjiang and the falling Uighur birth rate — Reply to pro-authoritarian ‘l...

    In the second of our two-part article on Chinese imperialism, we wrote: “The huge network of concentration camps, disappearances, torture, rape and more in Xinjiang, directed against the Uighur and mostly Muslim population, are not made up, but are the harsh reality.” Pro-authoritarian so-called lefts have attacked our article.

    Economics: Modern Monetary Theory or Marxism?

    Socialists should be friendly and understanding of MMT’s appeal, but firm in pointing out its weakness as a bourgeois theory which does not recognize the limitations of the capitalist system itself.

    Global tax reform: Is capitalism making the rich pay?

    For socialists, taxing private wealth is not enough, the key question is the ownership of wealth. To take real power over the economy, the nationalisation of big business is necessary, under democratic control by workers and poor, and in real international cooperation.

    China, imperialism and the left

    Today in China, the CCP uses fascistic brutal repressive methods against workers in struggle and other expressions of opposition in China. In Xinjiang, the state campaign against Uighurs combines brutal measures to exterminate their culture, language and religion, with settler colonialism. This is China’s state capitalist imperialism.

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    US: War of words on Trump home raid heats up

    We can’t rely on the state to fight Trump Tom Crean, Socialist Alternative (ISA in the United States) The FBI raid on Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago esta...

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