This document was passed by the leading body of the International Marxist Tendency following a discussion on 12-13 September 2020. It updates our perspectives on the explosive world situation.
We are living through a decisive turning point in history. At such times, it is natural to look for reference points or historical parallels. But nothing seems to really fit what we are experiencing.
Continue reading A World On The Brink: Revolution Looming
There are no parallels to the current chaos wreaking havoc on society. This is no normal capitalist crisis. Revolutionary developments are exploding to the surface across the world. We need a leadership that is up to the task.
Continue reading A World Gripped in Crisis
Amid the perpetual media circus surrounding the ongoing public health crisis, it’s clear that conventional domestic politics has taken a backseat status on the agenda. It was therefore to relatively little fanfare that Jackson Carlaw relinquished his position as leader of the Scottish Conservative Party less than six months after officially assuming the role vacated by Ruth Davidson.
Continue reading Tories Ditch Carlaw for Douglas Ross
Trade union representative at IKEA Glasgow Richie Venton is fighting for his job and workers’ conditions after being sacked by the firm for advising union members.
Continue reading Reinstate Richie Venton! Defend Trade Union Organising at IKEA!
On Saturday the 22nd of August Mercy Baguma was found dead next to her infant son in a Govan flat. The baby was malnourished, half-starved, and his mother had died of starvation after losing her job.
Continue reading Death and Tragedy Among Glasgow’s Refugees
John Hume — founding member of the SDLP in Northern Ireland, and key architect of the Good Friday Agreement — died this month, on the 3rd of August. Despite posthumous praise from the establishment, Hume’s lasting legacy has not benefited the working class.
Continue reading John Hume (1937-2020): Watching through the window
As the situation in Belarus unfolds, our comrades once again call on the working class to seize control of their own destinies with independent methods and bodies of struggle.
Continue reading The Right is leading the movement in Belarus to a dead-end: Is there another way?
The complexity of the current political moment in Belarus and the active involvement of the working class in the events were described by us in two previous articles (here and here). But now we also have more detailed reports from the scene, much more vividly reflecting both the nature of the mobilisation of the country’s working people and the impact of this mobilisation.
Continue reading Contradictions of the political situation in Belarus: a warning
In recent weeks, the potential for open conflict between various states in the South-Eastern Mediterranean has increased dramatically. The Communist Tendency (IMT section in Greece) has already released a statement on the escalation of war tensions between Greece and Turkey over access to hydrocarbons in specific areas of the Mediterranean Sea. Since then, the Turkish air force and navy have been carrying out military exercises in the Eastern Mediterranean, which the Egyptian and French navy have countered with their own joint training drills.
Continue reading Are Egypt and Turkey heading for war in Libya?
The mood amongst ordinary people is rapidly shifting as the Tory government lurches from scandal to crisis. The widening class divide in society is being exposed by events, preparing the way for revolutionary explosions.
Continue reading Ruling class in crisis: our modern-day Ancien Régime