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 […]
Communism is not a programme one puts into practice or makes others put into practice, but a social movement. Apart from perhaps a clearer understanding, those who develop and defend theoretical communism are moved by the same practical personal need for communism as those who are not especially concerned by […]
To mark the anniversary of Rosa Luxemburg’s birth 147 years ago (5 March) we offer this translation of Onorato Damen’s introduction to the Italian translation to her famous work on the Russian Revolution. Note: this was translated by Internationalist Communist Tendency (ICT). An introduction by Onorato Damen It is fashionable […]
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 […]
Market socialism is defined as “a type of economic system involving the public, cooperative or social ownership of the means of production in the framework of a market economy.” First, we will dissect the terminology used. Market socialism is in reality not a form of socialism by any means, but rather another manifestation of capitalist relations. Why cannot market […]
Engels and the Agrarian Programs of the Socialist Parties In September 1894, at its Nantes Congress, the French Workers Party (the party of Guesde and Lafargue) adopted an agrarian action program. In October, in Frankfurt am Main, the German Social Democratic Party of Engels was engaged in addressing the same […]
A 1918 article criticising the economic policy of Soviet Russia, arguing it was heading towards state capitalism.
The second version of this text, serialised in ‘Workers Dreadnought’ in 1923, outlying basic positions of the Communist Left in its early days, written by suffragette and communist Sylvia Pankhurst.
A 1917 polemic written on the eve of the Russian Revolution against reformism, arguing for the destruction of the bourgeois state and the establishment of the dictatorship of the proletariat. I have also included the 1918 review of the book by Bukharin, stressing the left-communist implications of Lenin’s work.
This 1847 work succinctly describes the positions of the Communist Party and its Left Wing.