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 […]
An extract from the book ‘Bordiga: Beyond the Myth’, published by the CWO/ICT, available in multiple languages, on the question of working with unions. All italics in this article are the commentaries from the ICT. What follows are two further extracts from the book by Onorato Damen “Bordiga: Beyond the […]
This early article by the renown socialist scholar, as well as respected astronomer, Anton Pannekoek, goes a long way to dispel the idea that socialists have held a very productivist view about mankind’s relationship with the environment. It deserves a wide circulation within the ecology movement. There are numerous complaints […]
Another of Lukács’ essays from his famous 1923 collection History and Class Consciousness, Legality and Illegality is an important warning against the diametrically opposed romanticisation or mortal fear of illegality seen in altogether too many so-called “communist” organisations of the modern day, as well as a thorough exploration of bourgeois […]
An Introduction One of the main positions maintained by the communist left is one against participation in bourgeois politics and parliaments. In the following essay, I will evaluate why this position is held, the falsehood of bourgeois “democracy,” and how and when voting may be a useful tool, through a […]
Social Democracy is, both in theory and history, a betrayal of Marx’s scientific critique of capitalism and the greater communist movement. Throughout this essay, I’ll explore both of these, as well as the betrayal of modern social democracy to socialism as a whole. Let’s start with the theoretical failures of […]
Don’t Vote for any Party or For any of their Fronts That would mean voting for war and for a new triumph of capitalism PROLETARIANS, WORKERS, Again parliamentary democracy grants you the freedom to elect your bosses, and to choose between those who have already shown that they know how […]
A 2019 polemic against voting in the upcoming 2020 US election.
A series of articles published by the ICC dealing with the influence of left-capitalist (Stalinist, Trotskyist, social-democratic etc) organisations on the Communist movement.
Introduction: The Mexican Communist Left appears after the bloody week of Barcelona in May 1937. It comes from a leftist split from Trotskyism against Trotsky’s politics of entryism in the socialist or “workers” parties. In the United States, the League of Revolutionary Workers was born in 1935. Hugo Oehler is the most famous figure […]