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
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
After several weeks of tug-of-war, a precarious agreement
was reached on aid to EU member countries that need extra financing to deal
with the economic crisis triggered by the coronavirus epidemic. The states will
get up to 540,000 million euros, but under what conditions? What does this have
to do with the Marshall Plan for Europe that Pedro Sánchez demands? Is this
Continue reading Spain Demand for “New Marshall Plan” Reveals Crisis in EU
When the results of the 2016 EU membership referendum came in, Nicola Sturgeon took to the airwaves to denounce the fact that while the rest of the UK had voted to Leave, Scottish voters had not. While this fact has been consistently used to make a democratic case for independence, the SNP policy on the EU has evolved multiple times: from “special status”, to Single Market membership, to “Stop Brexit”. As Britain has now left the EU, this process of evolution has merged the two questions, with the main SNP slogan now being “an independent European nation”: advocating that an independent Scotland would re-join the European Union.
Continue reading Scotland: An Independent European nation?