We are publishing an article written by our sections in Spain and Italy, which shows that in all countries the bourgeoisie is displaying the same criminal negligence towards the pandemic and the same contempt for the lives of the exploited. The capitalist state is presenting itself as our saviour. This […]
Introduction The coronavirus epidemic is leaving thousands of dead around the world. Why? Because research into this kind of virus, which has been known about for a long time, was abandoned because it wasn’t seen as profitable! Because when the epidemic took off it was more important to the Chinese […]
The emergence of this new virus and the reaction of the bourgeoisie shows how the development of the productive forces has come up against the death and destruction caused by capitalism. So while China has become the world’s second economic power it has been laid low by a viral epidemic, […]
Socialism, or communism, or whatever you want to call a society of the future, will not save us from occasional epidemics. It would however deal with them in an entirely different way. In the first place it would not try to shut up (in both senses of the word) the […]
The article which follows is a translation from Battaglia Comunista 3 (March 2020), paper of our Italian affiliate, the Internationalist Communist Party. Italy has currently one of the worst death rates from coronavirus (4%), higher even than China’s. This despite locking down over a dozen towns in Lombardy, closing all schools and […]
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 […]
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 […]
Bordiga’s commentary on Lenin’s text ‘”Left-Wing” Communism: An Infantile Disorder’, written in 1961. Lenin’s original work, often misrepresented as being against left-communism, is in fact a polemic against the tendencies now called councilism and utopianism, as Bordiga makes clear.
A 1918 article criticising the economic policy of Soviet Russia, arguing it was heading towards state capitalism.
A 1918 article criticising the foreign policy of Soviet Russia as an abandonment of internationalism.