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Profits Call the Tune

Profit is not a “gift of capital,” and does not rely on investment. Profits can be generated out of the exploitation of labor power without further investment, and indeed, that is what we can see now in the expansion of ‘fictitious capital’ at the expense of productive investment.

3,000 Volvo Workers Are on Strike Again

After rejecting a second contract offer, Volvo workers at the Mack and Volvo Truck of North America manufacturing plant in Dublin, Virginia are on strike again. They say that this time they are not going back until a new contract is ratified.

Working Class Tunisians Rise Up against Police Violence

Protests began in the working-class districts of Sidi Hassine and Séjoumi in Tunis, Tunisia, after a young man died in police custody and videos of police beating a minor went viral on social media. Police violence is endemic in Tunisia, and the masses suffer unemployment, poverty, and misery a decade after the fall of Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali’s regime and the beginning of the Arab Spring.

Wildcat Strike at Gorillas, a Grocery Delivery Startup in Berlin

Workers at the on-demand grocery delivery service Gorillas have gone on a wildcat strike. They have been blocking warehouses after one of their colleagues was fired. This is an intense, exemplary struggle that demands international attention.

A middle aged woman with curly brown hair that falls to her chin is wearing a white mask, looking upward, and raising her hands, possibly in thanks. Other people (faces not visible) sit behind her on red auditorium-style seats.

Greek Neo-Nazi Group Declared a Criminal Organization by Court

After nearly five years of legal proceedings in Greece, the Athens Court of Appeals on Wednesday, October 7 found the leaders of the Greek neo-Nazi group Golden Dawn — including the group’s head Nikolaos Michaloliakos — guilty of belonging to and leading a criminal organization.

France Paralyzed by Largest General Strike in Decades

A general strike began in France today against President Emmanuel Macron’s sweeping pension reform. The strike has been called by unions representing railway and transport workers, hospital workers, teachers, firefighters, and students. The biggest of its kind in decades, the strike currently paralyzing France is expected to continue through the week.

Catalunya: A Letter to the Young People in Prison

As millions of people in Catalunya have taken to the streets to fight for the right to self-determination, many have been thrown in prison by the regime. The anticapitalist youth organization Contracorrent (Against the Current) sent this letter to the young political prisoners. “The best solidarity we can send is to continue the struggle to break the chains of this system.” 

350 at the Revolutionary Internationalist Summer Academy in Southern France

The European groups of the Trotskyist Fraction—Fourth International brought more than 350 people to France for the second Revolutionary Internationalist Summer Academy. In attendance were groups from France, the Spanish State, Germany, Italy, and other countries. They discussed the main events of the class struggle, political theory, strategy, and the challenges of the revolutionary left in Europe.