ARE WE ON THE BRINK OF A RENEWED WAVE OF RADICALISATION WITHIN BRITAIN UNDER THE SURFACE OF INCREASING REACTION? BY ANTHONY BRAIN2
31/12/2019 by socialistfight
Much to agree with here, and much to disagree with, especially the historical analyses. But a good read.
Trotsky defined our epoch of war and revolution which consists of abrupt changes left and right. The period and conjuncture essentially has this character more so than ever. He argued that new objective crisis of capitalism such as an economic depression getting worse or outbreak/defeat in war leads to a left upheaval of millions of workers and sizable middle class elements. The general election of December 12th was a big political defeat for millions of workers; and large layers of working/middle class youth. This defeat can be reversed if we understand what led to it.
In my opinion the different sectional interests in the British capitalist class over whether to stay aligned with the EU or American capitalism, and the degenerate workers’ state of China could carry potentially for several months/years even upto a pre-revolutionary crisis where they have to resolve it to avoid the revolutionary climax which threatens the…
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