Workers’ Self-Management Means Organizing Workers’ Self-Exploitation
Although production relations are the same as in capitalism, the management of the factory, workshop or workplace by workers themselves was a kind of utopia in the childhood of the working class. At that time, such self-management was mostly proposed or supported by Proudhon fans. This view was later articulated by the different tendencies of anarchists, anarcho-syndicalists and the left of capital, both in metropolitan capitalism and in peripheral capitalism. It is argued that the formation of workers’ cooperatives is a proletarian response to the bankruptcy or closure of companies and factories. Here are some examples of workers’ self-management experience. In Spain, anarchist cooperatives in the 1930s were the flagships of self-government as a revolutionary economic action. Britain, in 1971, had the Upper Clyde Shipbuilders, a shipbuilding consortium. This kind of self-government was experienced by LIP workers in France between 1973 and 1974, and in 1975, this practically failed. In Portugal, in the mid-1970s, there was the flagship by Combate, which was engaged in 2001 in Argentina and in 2013 in the city of Port Said in Egypt.
A New Wave of Strikes and Workers’ Protests and the Need for Workers’ Solidarity
Since late spring, despite the corona pandemic, we have seen a new wave of labour strikes and protests – the most widespread wave of strikes and workers’ protests since the defeat of the glorious workers’ protests in the autumn of 2018. The Haft Tappeh workers’ strike has entered its 50th day, and Hepco workers have started a new round of protests. While the bourgeoisie tries to exhaust the workers of Haft Tappeh, workers’ protests and strikes have spread to the oil industry. The first of these, the strike by workers and employees of the North Azadegan oil field, in protest against low wage levels, began on 29 July 2020. But the strike spread to different cities and sectors in the oil and petrochemical industries from Saturday 1 August 2020. Workers and employees of Abadan refinery, Qeshm heavy oil refinery, Parsian refinery, Lamerd petrochemical, and phases 22 and 24 of South Pars etc. went on strike.
Workers’ protests and spreading illusions to the bourgeois judiciary
Long live the independent workers’ struggle!
The Iranian working class is living in some of the most difficult economic and social conditions. Peripheral capitalism, in crisis, with its ugly face, has created an earthly hell for wage slaves and the lower strata of society. The corona pandemic has made economic and social conditions more inhumane than before. Millions of workers are unemployed, and hundreds of thousands of workers are joining the huge army of the unemployed. Wage levels are much lower than the poverty line. The working class and the lower strata of society are struggling for survival. Despite these difficult conditions and the persistence of the corona pandemic, we are witnessing workers’ protests and strikes at all points in Iran – strikes and protests by railway workers, nurses, the workers of the Haft Tappeh Sugarcane Agro-Industry (Haft Tappeh), municipality workers and especially the workers of the Kerman Coal Mining Company, to name but a few.
Racism, poverty, the police state, wage slavery -
Capitalism means savagery!
A few minutes of filming by an eyewitness on social media of the crime scene in which George Floyd struggled to breathe under the knees of a criminal police officer in Minneapolis, USA, have sparked widespread street protests. These are the largest anti-racism protests in the US since the assassination of Martin Luther King. More than 16,000 National Guard soldiers have been deployed to help restore order in more than 25 states, killing at least 11 people, injuring hundreds and detaining more than 8,000. Protests have spread to other countries and are continuing.
The Post-Corona World
On the Ruins of Corona’s Pandemic
The pandemic has cast an ominous shadow over society. The coronavirus has spread to all parts of the globe and is committing massacres and socioeconomic devastation. The number of massacres in just six developed western countries alone is more than 160,000. The most advanced and modern cities have taken on the appearance of war. The busiest and most modern cities have become ghost towns – cities that have presented a relaxed impression of metropolitan capitalism since at least World War II. The bubble of peace, tranquillity and social welfare has erupted; the nightmare of unemployment has gripped millions in a matter of days; millions have been added to the army of the hungry; and the brutality of capitalism has exposed its naked face.
Intensification of Imperialist Tensions
During the Coronavirus Pandemic
A new round of imperialist tensions has erupted between large and small gangsters despite the coronavirus pandemic. The oil war between Saudi Arabia and Russia, the escalation of tensions between China and the US, and the escalation of tensions between Iran and the US are only some examples. If imperialists were looking for new colonies during the growth of capitalism, in the era of capitalist decline, imperialism is about redistributing the world market, and this includes all the countries of the world. In such circumstances, all countries (large gangsters such as the US and Britain or small gangsters such as Iran and Turkey) try to weaken one another and conquer one another’s markets.
The coronavirus pandemic – the main danger is not the coronavirus but the virus of capitalism!
Table of Contents
What are the origins of coronavirus?
The hypocrisy of the bourgeoisie
Increasing the military budget while reducing the health budget
It is not the coronavirus but capitalism that kills people
Health also has a class stamp
Coronavirus and the workers
Science at the service of capital
Crash of the stock market
Corona and bourgeois morality
Corona and peripheral capital
Corona and imperialist rivalries
Labour Day (1 May) Has Been Captured by the Bourgeoisie.
Long Live the Communist Revolution!
International Labour Day has been celebrated by various manifestations of the left of capital in recent years. At the same time, different manifestations of the ruling class, with some groups of the left - who, in the real life, represent capitalism, mislead and fly a false flag - have shown that they are defending the interests of the proletariat by putting make-up on the face of the barbarity known as capitalism. In the meantime, those who have been hiding themselves behind radical slogans have used the “red flag” in order to cover up the modern slavery of capital.
The ideas and lessons of the Paris Commune are immortal!
The brutal massacre of communards in the bloody week and the red flag that was engraved on the cobblestone streets in the blood of the
communards, revealed the myth of the democracy and civilization of
the bourgeoisie…The aim of the proletariat is to pull down the bourgeois civilization, a civilization that gave legality to wage slavery,
and replace it with its own civilization, in which not only
the guillotine, death and destruction do not exist, but also where there is no sign of wage slavery.
8 March -
The emancipation of women
is only possible in a communist society
The root of the oppression of women is not the oppressive characteristics of men - it is rather rooted in the class system and capitalist relations of production. Only with the elimination of all material aspects of the capitalist relations of production and wage slavery system will this oppression also disappear.
February 1979: when internationalists announced that Khomeini was no more progressive than the Queen of England or Emperor Bokassa I
In 1979, demonstrations, protests and strikes, along with the entry of the working class on the stage of the struggle, sounded the alarm not only for the Iranian bourgeoisie but also for the world bourgeoisie. On the one hand, widespread repression was a remedy, which also radicalized the protests; on the other hand, society was so convulsed that the ruling class was no longer able to lead and continue the pursuit of imperial capitalism, so the bourgeoisie had to prevent radicalization. The emergence of alternative social protests merely served the survival of the capitalist system. The Islamic Republic, although an inappropriate alternative, was the only possible on to the world bourgeoisie at that time.
The ideas and aspirations of the leaders of the proletariat are immortal!
January is the anniversary of the death of three of the most prominent leaders of the proletariat. They were scholars who, despite their short but useful lives, made tireless efforts to achieve the goals of the working class, and passionate people whose whole life was at the service of the working class. The communists neither believe in the cult of personality nor seek to adopt a religious attitude to the leaders of the proletariat; they merely want to commemorate the experiences and teachings of the proletarian pioneers and to apply their experiences and teachings in future battles.
Street Protests and the Barbarism of Capitalism: Long Live Class Struggle!
A recent wave of street protests - in Iraq, Chile, Lebanon, Ecuador, Egypt and Iran, to name but a few - have shaken the capitalist world. Public demonstrations occur not only in peripheral capitalist societies, but have also spontaneously manifested in European metropolises in countries such as France, Belgium and the Netherlands.
Thirty years after the collapse of Stalinism, communism is the only horizon for humanity
Thirty years ago, on 9 November 1989, the Berlin Wall, the symbol of Stalinism, collapsed. The biggest TV channels, such as CNN and the BBC, broadcast live for three days and nights to share in this celebration of victory. In the early days, there was no need for propaganda and excitement; the images themselves illustrated the triumph of democracy. In the following weeks and months, we were bombarded with propaganda, proclaiming the glorious “end of the class struggle” and the immortality of the class system and capitalism. They announced that a new order had begun, where, from the north to the south and from the west to the east of this planet, according to George W. Bush’s father, among others, we would live in “prosperity, peace and balance”.
The Turkish Bourgeoisie’s Campaign,
the Bankruptcy of Kurdish Nationalism
and the Continuation of the Bloodbath in Syria
The publication of images of bloodbaths in Syria have once again shaken human hearts and shamed the human conscience. The sight of a young woman, whose two young children have been beaten to a pulp and are crying with bloodied faces, has sparked anger and hatred on social media. These images once again present a true picture of the barbarism flowing out of North-east Syria, barbarism that words cannot describe. Living in North-east Syria means war, missiles, air strikes, suicide bombings, brutal massacres, starvation, misery, civilian shootings and a real hell on earth of which human beings cannot speak.
Trial of Workers or Trial of Any Class Protest?
Following the defeat of the glorious workers’ struggles in the autumn of 2018, the era of bourgeois revenge began. The bourgeoisie had to take revenge for 28 days of class struggle, when its grandeur had been broken. The arrested workers and their supporters were forced to confess under torture, while, the following day in front of the bourgeois parliament, they chanted, “Documentary, torture has no effect!”
Joint Statement: Escalation of Imperialist Tensions - Capitalism Means War!
Both Trump and supreme leader of the Islamic bourgeois have emphasized that no war will take shape (notably with Trump’s decision to call off a strike). However, the irrefutable fact is that war is not the decision of the ignorant leaders, but the last resort of capitalism for its crisis. The economic boom of the 1950s and 1960s was the rebuilding of World War II devastation. The Metropolitan Capital first attempts to transfer the consequences of the crisis to peripheral capitalism or to rivals, and in the next step, it will resort to its last solution (warfare). Since conditions are not currently available for the global war, wars take the form of regional wars. All this is due to the fact that the working class retreats as a global class of its class identity.
Avetis Mikaelian: An Inspiration Source for the Proletariat
Due to his capability and Marxist knowledge, Sultanzadeh was able to become a member of the Executive Committee of the Comintern. In the documents of the Second Congress of the Comintern in 1920, we can find one called “Worker’s Revolution and the Communist International”, in which it is emphasized that the Comintern is the global workers’ Revolutionary Party and the dictatorship of the proletariat. It was signed by Sultanzadeh, along with Lenin, Trotsky, Bordiga, Panchurch and so on.
Lessons from strikes, labour struggles and internationalist tasks
Opponents of wage slavery!
The right and left tendencies of capital, given their enormous resources, are able to engineer public opinion. Internationalists in absolute isolation defend proletarian positions and goals. Help us to reach out our vision, narratives and horizons of the struggles and strikes of the working class to our class sisters and brothers.
Discrediting the revolutionaries only serves the interests of the capital state
Along with these propaganda machines, we see another kind of discrediting of communists and revolutionaries. These creatures are keen to
claim that Lenin was a German spy or that Trotsky was a double agent, while sinisterly pointing out that Marx was Jewish. While Marx has
indeed been the recipient of the most heinous slander, it has been claimed that the international communist current has been shaped by the CIA, and... Well, you can make this a very long list.
Internationalist Voice Responds
“Do you believe that if the Communist Left somehow was not able to survive, the party would not have been formed, the workers would not have been able to carry out the revolution and the world would be destroyed? Do you believe that the existence of an international, centralized revolutionary political organization is vital for the success of the future revolution?”
The Intensification of Imperialist Tensions -
Only the Working Class can Offer a Future
On 8 May 2018, in a peaceful gesture, Trump announced that the United States would withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) so that Iran would be unable to develop nuclear weapons and endanger peace and security. He also announced that he would apply tough sanctions against Iran, sanctions that have not previously been recorded in history, to force Iran to make a “just” agreement with the United States. Trump evaluated the JCPOA deal as “the worst deal.” If we examine the rhetoric of Trump, the rupture of the JCPOA by the US is not related to a nuclear Iran but, rather, it shows that the US, along with its allies in the region, no longer recognizes Iran’s role as a regional power and, furthermore, it demonstrates the US emphasis on its hegemony over its rivals: China, Russia and the European Union.
Fidel Castro was a Hero of the Bourgeoisie!
Fidel Castro, the Cuban leader, died on 25 November 2016 at the age of 90. Castro’s death was met with headlines such as “the death of the leader of the Cuban communist revolution”, “the death of the leader of the communist government of Cuba” and so. The left of capital praised the “legendary” character of the commander of the revolution and touched on his contributions to the development of socialism in Cuba, on Castro’s anti-imperialist struggles and on his internationalist efforts in the struggle for socialism.
Street protests over capitalist barbarism and internationalist positions
A wave of street protests that began on December 28th 2017 in Mashhad spread rapidly throughout the country. Latent anger flamed out and thousands of people with the same fate came together and the protests became a roaring river. The unbridled suppression of the police state could not stop the protests, but instead they spread to other cities. The waves of this political earthquake interweaved from North to South, West to East and the political atmosphere was shaken up following the protests.
The ideas and lessons of the October Revolution are immortal!
The best celebration of the October Revolution is, insist on the ideas and goals of the October Revolution, to fight for the realization of the communist revolution. Let once again a spectre haunting, the spectre of the Communist Revolution. Let once again the bourgeois class of the spectre of the communist revolution shake. We have nothing to lose, but our chains and the world to win. Communism, a society in which exploitation of man by man has no meaning, is the only horizon of humanity.
The escalation of imperialist tensions between North Korea and the US
and Internationalist Positions
In recent days, imperialist tensions have intensified between the United States and North Korea and have become war atmosphere,
with the danger of war rising. This time, Gangster democrats are supposed to bring another proxy war, again under the title of the World Peace,
under the title of the Humanitarian Aid, to massacre the millions of people and working class in North Korea, South Korea and other countries in the region.
This time, in order to ensure the hegemony of the United States, a bath of blood should be run in the Far East.
The working class still is
the only revolutionary class!
The myth of the disappearance of the working class as a class and creator of human blessings, and the formation of the “middle class” with its relative welfare is only a part of demagogical propaganda of the bourgeois ideologists against the sleeping giant.
Copyright and Internationalist Position
An Introduction to Persian translation of testament of Amadeo Bordiga
According to the internationalists, copyright is a bourgeois defense of one of the most sacred principles of capitalism, namely, the right to property.
Communists do not believe in proprietorship in any of its forms.
Stamping the copyright logo on revolutionary and communist literature is in direct conflict with the primary duty of communists,
namely their tireless efforts in promoting and developing the internationalist and communist positions. Internationalist Voice does not stamp copyright on its texts.
Without first pulling down capitalism,
the Islamic Republic cannot be prosecuted
The history of Islamic bourgeoisie is filled with blood. The rule of God on earth was born in blood, and with blood was able to
stabilize itself. In the 1980s tens of thousands of protesters were imprisoned in chains and tens of thousands of political
prisoners were massacred. The Islamic bourgeoisie, with its repressive and octopus-like apparatus, imposed the most unimaginable
physical and mental torture on political prisoners.
Lessons of the Protests and Strikes of the Petrochemical Industries
Strengthen of independent of the ranks of the proletariat; rely on the class power of the working class and lessons and
rubbing of democratic illusions, are lessons that should be take from these battles and intensifying of the class struggle
is the perspective that facing the working. Because it is the ghost of class struggle that the bourgeoisie fear most of all,
because the terrain of class struggle leading to the revolutionary destruction of the capitalist state in all countries.
We don’t have anything to lose but our chains and a world to win!
The proletariat of Baku need to refer to its historical memory
Once, the proletariat of Baku, the exploited giant, this sleeping giant, was awake. Once the proletariat of Baku,
as a part of the world proletariat especially in the years 1905 and 1917, had a guiding role and was a pioneer of
world Communist Revolution. Yet reactionaries were not successful to promot the ethnic hatred between Armenians and Azeris.
Once, time the reactionary Ottoman and Russian stats provoked the bloody and dirty war between Azeri and Armenian, in their
reactionary interests and tried to act Azeri and Armenian workers as canon fodder in their imperialist interests.
Budget deficit crisis is an indication
of the bankruptcy of the capitalism
The current budget deficit crisis, in all the capitalist states, is indication of the bankruptcy of capitalism. This has been the cause of
attacking working class’s living standard around the world. It is not the peripheral states of the capitalism that are bleeding, but its most
economically developed countries, the metropolitan states. Economists and ideologues of the free market have noticed the huge indebtedness
of the leading superpowers.
Class struggle is the only alternative for working class
Capitalism is the origin of all misery and adversity in the world. Our interest is not in; to change rolling class as it happened 1979 without in
class struggle and our aim must be directed to destroying whole capitalist system. This is only possible from an internationalist perspective.
We don’t have anything to lose but our chains and a world to win!
Worker Communism, radical conscience of the left of capital(part 8)
The Place of Worker-communism in History
Worker-communism and the Communist Left
Worker communism and Trade Unions
Worker-communism and the National Question
Worker communism and Independence for Kurdistan
Worker-communism and Parliamentarism
Worker-communism and Democracy
Worker Communism, radical conscience of the left of capital(part 5)
War and the Unity of Communist Militants
The era of imperialist wars and the era of communist revolutions
The left of capital perspective on the reasons for the formation of the imperialist war between Iran and Iraq
Turning workers into cannon fodder on the battlefield of war to defend the imperialist war
Vote for war credits
The bankruptcy of the Unity of Communist Militants
Worker-communism and other wars
The Unity of Communist Militants and the coup
Worker Communism, radical conscience of the left of capital(part 2)
Changing the name of «Sahand» to the«Unity of Communist Militants»
The Marxist-Leninist ideology of the «Unity of Communist Militants»
The country of the «Unity of Communist Militants»
«Unity of Communist Militants» and the Iranian “communist” movement
«Unity of Communist Militants» and the theocratic faction of the bourgeoisie
| Immigrants and Internationalism|
Advancing of anti-immigrants and Internationalist Positions
Bourgeoisie tries to divide the working class to break down its class
unity, to exploit the proletariat better. Native workers against
“immigrant” workers, black against white, Asians to Europeans,
Spaniards against the Americans and so on. Nevertheless, no matter
what color our skin is or what language we speak, we have a common
characteristic that we belong to the working class, and nation is
foreign to us. Therefore, we are raising our voice and say,
class against class.
| Internationalism, Imperialist Tensions and War|
Anarchism in the
service of an imperialist war
If anarchists just dealt with anti-Marxist propaganda and did not encourage workers to slaughter in the imperialist war, it would be important as a critical tendency... This is not the first time that anarchists encourage workers to act as bourgeois cannon fodder.
Revolt in Arabic countries (Region) -
Capitalism is nothing but barbarism for Humanity
The revolt of wage slaves, hungry, oppressed victims, those downtrodden of community in Arabic countries and seeing their heroic, their
street battles, have been rejoiced the enthusiasm of their class brothers and sisters around the world. Mass protest to this mess and upside
down world and wishing another world is indeed a very glorious and inspiring other wage slaves and hungry around the world would like to do.
Imperialist tensions between Iran and Democrat gangsters -
Internationalist Positions and Duties
The conflict between large and small gangs and their instigating wars are rooted in the upsidedown
system of capitalism...Different gangs of capital want to use us as cannon fodder in their imperialist tensions. For us
all gangs of the bourgeoisie are reactionary to the same degree. Our interest lies only in class
struggle, as it is the ghost of class struggle that the bourgeoisie fears most of all, as, in its
evolutionary process, it leads to the revolutionary destruction of capitalist states.
Libya – War a Continuation of the New World Order
Once again conscience of democrats could not tolerate killing of innocent people in the
Libya. Once again clement hearts of democrats were hurt of intensity of Gaddafi’s crimes.
Once again brutality of Gaddafi raised the solidarity of democrats. Once again democrats are
determined to protect the people of Libya. Once again democrats are spending millions of
dollars in their “humanitarian war”, and they coded the name of their war “humanitarian”.
What deceit and lies!
| The necessary criteria for a political debate|
Third correspondence with Klasbatalo
We see only an allegation, not a serious political criticism. We have told before and we repeat
again, we believe a serious criticism of the practice of the Klasbatalo, will not weaken the
Klasbatalo, but also will strengthen the Klasbatalo and this in its turn will also contribute
to the strengthening of the proletarian values and principles. For the last time we urge you to such criticism.
Second correspondence with Klasbatalo
We believe that influence of bourgeois and petty-bourgeois ideologies is the main enemy not
only to the working class but also to its political currents. We believe, tireless duties of
internationalists should be to strive to strengthen the proletarian values and principles.
First correspondence with Klasbatalo
For us Left Communism is not only some “Political Positions” but also the principles and values of the proletariat.
To eliminate the influence of bourgeois and petty-bourgeois ideologies, tireless duties of internationalists should be to strive to
strengthen the proletarian values and principles which are a reflection of proletarian class consciousness.