The special crisis of British capitalism

The special crisis of British capitalism


‍Tuesday, 4 October 2022 

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The special crisis of British capitalism

Panic has set in following last Friday’s mini-Budget announcement by the Tory chancellor, as the pound collapses and borrowing costs soar. But the UK’s economic problems run deep. British capitalism is in a state of terminal decline.


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Enemies on all sides: Zelenskiy uses war to attack worker rights

In the midst of the ruination of millions Ukrainians’ lives as a consequence of the Russian invasion, the Ukrainian parliament has been pushing forward the harshest cuts to workers’ rights in the country’s history. On 1 July the parliament passed law #5371, which – among other things – increases the working week to 60 hours, and permits bosses with less than 250 employees to fire workers in the event of property damage caused by military actions or the absence from the workplace for a period of more than 4 months. This came on the heels of several other laws, which curbed trade union rights, legalised zero-hour contracts, and removed the obligation to pay the salaries of workers mobilised into the armed forces.


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La lucha del Sutna, un ejemplo para el conjunto de la clase obrera

El SUTNA acaba de firmar un doble acuerdo paritario con las patronales. Para junio 2021 – julio 2022 un 2% por encima de la inflación y para la paritaria junio 2022 – julio 2023 un 73% en cuotas y con cláusula de revisión; también un bono de $100.000 como compensación; el reclamo de las horas al 200% para los fines de semana, es un reclamo aún pendiente. A esto hay que sumarle la cláusula de indexación por inflación.


Rasismen löser inget: Förbered för klasskamp

Den mest rasistiska, nationalistiska och verklighetsfrånvända valrörelsen i mannaminne lär nu krönas av en regering med just sådan politik: Försämra för arbetare och skyll det på invandrare. Men all rasistisk hets i världen kan inte dölja de oerhörda problem som arbetare står inför. Vi måste förbereda för klasskamp.