Fifty years after the workers’ uprising in the city of Córdoba, it is still necessary to reflect on its meaning, because throughout those same fifty years the left apparatus of capital has been presenting distorted versions of its origins and the political responses it generated, preventing the working class from […]
It is 80 years since the First World War inaugurated the epoch of capitalism’s decadence, “the era of war or revolution” as the Communist International called it. However, while the imperialist war demonstrated the future that decadent capitalism had to offer humanity, the revolutionary wave, that put an end to the war […]
What distinguishes revolutionaries from Trotskyism? Submitted by International Review on 5 November, 2009 We are publishing two articles from Internationalisme, organ of the Gauche Communiste de France dedicated to the question of Trotskyism and written in 1947. At this time, Trotskyism had already abandoned proletarian internationalism by participating in the Second World War, unlike the […]
This short essay written by karl korsch in 1950 and commonly known as the “Zürich theses” marks an important point within the development of the post-war communist milieu by virtue of its historic role as a reconfiguration of the Marxist dialectic and an assessment of weak practical and theoretical points […]
Seventy years ago, on 1 October 1949, the People’s Republic of China was proclaimed by Mao. Here we reproduce an article which originally appeared in Communist Review 8 (January 1990), published by the ICT (or IBRP as it was then) in the aftermath of the suppression of the Tiananmen Square […]
March on Washington The outbreak of World War II in 1939 and the gearing of the American factories for war output very nearly wiped out unemployment – white unemployment. But nearly 25 per cent of the Negro work force remained unemployed in 1940. The very fact that, both South and […]
An essay examining the causes of the degeneration of the Russian Revolution, as well as the symptoms of the switch from dictatorship of the proletariat, to dictatorship of the bourgeoisie.
One of the essays from ‘History and Class Consciousness’, Lukács’ best known and most influential work, Reification and the Consciousness of the Proletariat introduces his concept of reification, how reified consciousnesses have influenced philosophy and political thought, and the standpoint of the proletariat in history from a Marxian point of view.
A 1918 article criticising the foreign policy of Soviet Russia as an abandonment of internationalism.
This 1918 article criticises the formation of the Red Army as a replacement of the Red Guard militia, a crucial turning point in the degeneration of the Russian Revolution.