May Day 2021 (Internationalist Revolutionary Tendency)

Italian proletarians and immigrants: let us unite to fight back the attack of bosses and Draghi government!

Proletarians around the world: let us unite to end it all, fighting an increasingly chaotic, ferocious and unsustainable capitalism!

On this first of May, a theme dominates everything: capitalism is getting more and more chaotic, ferocious, unsustainable. It is not us, its irreducible enemies, who claim this: hard facts clearly lay it out. Capitalism has staged a horrific show all across the world plunging us into a pandemic crisis that has already taken three million lives and will likely mark the start of an era of pandemics. Behind Covid-19 is an ecological catastrophe that is rapidly worsening under the pressure of the capitalist exploitation of natural habitats. The pandemic and ecological disaster has triggered the outbreak of a global economic crisis that, both in the Global South and in Europe and the USA, has already pushed hundreds of millions of people into unemployment and poverty.

In this context of health and economic chaos, the competition among powers has intensified both at world level, between the United States, China and the EU, and at regional level. War expenses, indeed the most harmful expenses, are skyrocketing. The stinging stench of upcoming wars can clearly be smelled and the war on emigrants, refugees and asylum seekers has not even temporarily stopped.

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Lebanon. Statement of the Internationalist Revolutionary Tendency

Against the Western vultures, who are trying to profit from the Lebanese tragedy.

Full support to the uprising mass movement, which has overthrown the Diab government and wants to put an end to the sectarian regime.

The terrible explosions of August 4 plunged Lebanon, already overwhelmed by a devastating economic crisis, into tragedy. Whether it was a criminal Israeli attack, as it is possible, or mere criminal negligence on the part of the Lebanese authorities, one thing is certain: from the instant after the explosions, the Western vultures rushed to Beirut to feast on its mourning. One for all, Emmanuel Macron, representing the old French colonial power and the other Western powers longing to bring Lebanon back under their rule. The lightning international conference set up by Macron together with Messrs Trump, Michel (for the EU), Conte for Italy, Sanchez for Spain, the IMF, the World Bank, that is the top external robbers of Lebanese wealth, ended with a diktat: we give you 250 million euros, but you must immediately make the “reforms” we tell you, sell off what is left of Lebanon and privatize/’liberalize’ everything. On the geo-political level, this initiative, of which Israel is an integral part, also tends to marginalize Hezbollah and sap the Syria-Iran-Russia axis.

But on the field, in Lebanon, there also is another player: the rebel mass movement which burst out last year on the 17th of October. It is back to demonstrate in these days for the “revolution” with an intensified anger by attacking the seats of government and of the banking power, and from the streets it has finally imposed the resignation of Diab’s “corrupt and incapable” government. Once again the international movement of the oppressed and exploited masses of the Arab world has shown the whole world its will, its ability to fight against its governments and regimes, and calls us to the unconditional support and counter-information needed to counter the distorted and warping visions of the events unfolding in Lebanon and throughout the region.

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