Books and pamphlets

Class Consciousness and Revolutionary Organisation

The issue of “consciousness” is one of the most important for the working class and for revolutionaries. Our approach is unashamedly historical and attempts to draw out the real experience of the working class in its struggles of the last two centuries.

For Communism

An Introduction to the Politics of the Internationalist Communist Tendency

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South Africa's New Turmoil

An analysis of class relations in the period after the fall of apartheid thrown into relief by the strike wave which followed the Marikana massacres.

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The ltalian Left and the Formation of the Communist Party of ltaly

We are making available to readers a pdf version of a text on the origins of the Communist Party of Italy which was founded against all the prevarication and manoeuvres of the so-called centrists of the Italian Socialist Party (PSI) in 1921. The Communist Party of Italy (PCd'I) was the only Communist Party founded by the Communist Left which adhered to the original revolutionary and internationalist principles of the October Revolution throughout the years of counter-revolution that followed. This document should be read as the first part of our history of the Italian Left. The second part, showing how the "bolshevisation" of the Communist Parties of the Third International led to the overthrow of the Left, can be found in our pamphlet "The Platform of the Committee of Intesa".

Platform of the Committee of Intesa 1925

With an introduction explaining the fight of the founders of the Communist Party of Italy against the manoeuvres of Stalinism and the confusions of Gramsci.

Spain 1934-39: From Working Class Struggle to Imperialist War

Reprint of key CWO articles long out of print and translations of contemporary documents from the Italian Left in exile.

Capitalism and the Environment

Translated from Prometeo, these articles by Mauro Stefanini were written some time ago but show that our late comrade was ahead of his time in analysing the unsustainability of capitalist production.

1917

Party, Class and Soviets in the October Revolution (Second Edition, November 2007)

In this short history we cannot do full justice to the vitality of the Russian proletariat of 1917. What we have tried to show is that in its historically-discovered form of government, the soviets, it gave a lasting gain for the working class everywhere and how, despite its inevitable subjective errors (much magnified by our class enemy), the Bolshevik Party became a genuinely revolutionary instrument of the Russian proletariat.

South Africa: Class War not Race War

Selection of articles written over 15 years starting in 1980. These years saw the growth of the political fight against the apartheid regime.

Socialism or Barbarism

An Introduction to the Politics of the Communist Workers’ Organisation

Since succeeded by For Communism

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