Reflections on the French Strikes

There was a spell last December when news bulletins contained almost daily reports of strikes in France. Nowadays when the media allow us to hear about such a thing as a strike before it is over and done with you know there must be something fairly substantial going on. In this case there was such a widespread outburst of class struggle that capitalism's propaganda merchants couldn't afford to...

Capitals Against Capitalism

The belief that the collapse of the USSR also means the collapse of marxism has set off a wave of neo-liberal euphoria. Nowadays all economic change is presented as a sign that the law of the market prevails over monopoly, whether in state or private form. This belief is now so widespread that there isn't a question answered without the magic word “liberalisation”.

1926, Last Fight in the Communist International

The Communist Left in the Third International - Bordiga at the 6th Enlarged Executive Meeting of the Communist International · "Since the Russian Revolution is the first great stage of the world revolution it is also our revolution, Its problems are our problems, and every militant in the revolutionary International has not only the right, but also the duty, to collaborate in their solution.

Hobsbawm's Age of Extremes

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The Extremes of Age or how Stalinists effortlessly become Democrats - A review article on The Age of Extremes The Short Twentieth Century 1914-91 by Eric Hobsbawm (Michael Joseph 1994) · A comrade asked why we were reviewing this book in ICR. It is a fair question. After all, Hobsbawm was one of the stalwarts of the British Communist Party who metamorphosed along with “the movement” first into a...

About the Bosnia's wars and peace

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Not a person nor a penny for the bosses' wars or their peace · Proletarians of all countries! · At last the capitalist powers have finished partitioning Yugoslavia and brought an end to the war which they themselves had fostered. · In fact socialism never existed in Yugoslavia. It was only state capitalism that finally broke apart under the impact of the economic crisis.

Workers in France show that class struggle lives

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The mass resistance of mainly public sector workers to the Jupp‚ Plan has not broken any new ground but it has been a reminder of what the working class is capable of. With all the arrogance of a party that has a massive parliamentary majority combined with the pressures to fulfil the Maastricht criteria for European monetary union, Chirac's Gaullists hit out at the working class on all fronts.

Platform of Internationalist Communist Union Groups

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(From no. 11 of Battaglia Comunista 1963) · How many Internationalist Communists are there? Too few for an insurrection but enough for the life of true revolutionary Marxism. Even the best revolutionary currents are forced, in their every action, to restrict themselves to a riverbed empty of water. It is no accident that the revolutionary party appears desiccated to the opportunists, while in...

Demagogy, democratic and fascist. The reality of class

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“Demagogia democratica e fascista e realtà di classe” - From Prometeo December 1, 1943 (during the IIWW against the imperialist war) · Each belligerent state has failed in convincing the working masses of the supreme necessity and sanctity of the massacre and thus adopts a certain social tint or a downright socialist facade.

Party and class

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(Internationalist archives - Appeared in 1921 in the theoretical review of the Communist Party of Italy, Rassegna Comunista, "Partito e classe", Rassegna Comunista no 2, April 15, 1921) · The Theses on the Role of the Communist Party in the Proletarian Revolution approved by the Second Congress of the Communist International are genuinely and deeply rooted in the Marxist doctrine.

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