Thousands of workers gathered in Coventry (UK) at the end of November
to protest against the closure of the Jaguar plant in Brown’s Lane with
a projected loss of 1150 jobs. From the December issue of Socialist
We republish this article on the referundum on the EEC Common Market,
written by Ted Grant in 1979. The article explains that the struggle
against a capitalist common market needs to be linked to the struggle
of changing society on socialist lines, as the struggle against the
European Constitution today must also be.
We publish this article written by Ted Grant just before the general
election in Britian in 1979. The article demonstrates that the Tory
policies were doomed to failure because of the sickness of British
capitalism and that the reforms offered in the Labour Party programme
were unattainable on a capitalist basis. The only way to carry out
these reforms and take society forward was the nationalisation of the
means of production, and the creation of a planned economy under the
democratic control of the working class.
Some 800 anti-fascists responded to the appeal of the Marxist-led
Sozialistische Jugend (SJ, Young Socialists) Vorarlberg to demonstrate
in Bludenz, a traditional working-class town in the conservative region
of Vorarlberg, next to the Swiss and German border. With this demo the
anti-fascist movement has again gone onto the offensive.
Fifteen years ago on November 9th 1989, the Berlin Wall fell. Within a
year East and West Germany were reunited. But unification was carried
out on a capitalist basis. Thus it was a counterrevolution. But the
movement in the East did not start with that aim in mind, far from it!
The early movement had many elements of the political revolution, i.e.
a movement against the bureaucracy and for genuine socialism. Here we
provide an analysis and also material produced by the Marxists in East
Germany at the time.