Revolutionaries Faced With the Prospect of War

... and the Current Situation of the Working Class - Statement of the IBRP · The fact that the recent war in the Balkans took place in Europe itself plus the way it was fought (both during and after the NATO bombings) shows that we have taken a significant step towards generalised imperialist war. The wars which have broken out in Daghestan and other former Soviet Republics are yet another step.

ICC - Idealism or Marxism

Once Again on the Fatal Flaws of the ICC · Introduction · The following article is from an ex-ICC member who has been in close contact with the Bureau since 1995. Unlike other ex-members of the International Communist Current, he has not resorted to the comforting theory that the working class will liberate itself without political organisation (or even worse, that all political organisations are...

Sylvia Pankhurst: The Real Meaning of the Revolutionary Years

A review article of Sylvia Pankhurst: Sexual Politics and Political Activism by Barbara Winslow (published by UCL Press). · For anyone espousing communist politics today the appearance of a book which deals seriously with Sylvia Pankhurst’s political progression from militant reformist (suffragette) to revolutionary and left-wing communist is of more than passing interest.

Platform

Preface · The present period · The collapse of the USSR brought an end to the Cold War. It did not bring an end to capitalist exploitation nor to imperialism and the threat of global war. · On the contrary, the demise of the USSR was due to factors fundamental to the operation of the capitalist system itself. First, the global crisis of the world economy.

The WTO is a Symptom, the Disease is Capitalism

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On the WTO Millenium Round in Seattle, Nov. 27, 1999 - Statement of the IBRP · The World Trade Organisation (WTO) meeting in Seattle has become the focus for what the Financial Times has called: · "a worrying level [of] public unease with capitalism and globalisation." (27-11-1999) · Protestors include Friends of the Earth and Christian Aid, trades unions, anarchists and left wingers, as well as...

The work of comrade Damen in the communist movement

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Text of the report made on the occasion of a public demonstration on October 16, 1979, immediately after the death of comrade Damen · Comrades, · We have convened this meeting with a statement in which we communicate the loss of comrade Damen on behalf of the Internationalist Communist Party and on behalf of the International Communist Left.

A Life in the Service of Class Struggle

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“Una vita al servizio della lotta di classe” - From “Gramsci: tra marxismo e idealismo” - Edizioni Prometeo, 1988 · Onorato Damen was born in Monte S. Pietroangeli (Ascoli Piceno), December 4, 1893. Always a revolutionary militant he lived in the first person as victim and protagonist for more than half a century of class struggle, not ceasing, not even for a day, in his tasks as a revolutionary...

The line of conduct of the revolutionary party

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(From the outline of motion presented the Executive Committee in the National Congress of the Partito Comunista internazionalista - 5-6 January 1958) · The strategy, entrusted today in the history of the revolutionary vanguard, does not consist in the futile game of discriminating between imperialist powers in struggle.

Yugoslavia

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This has been a war against the working class · There have been 11 weeks of bombing. Countless people have lost their lives. Many more have been made refugees. There is opposition to the war in all of the countries involved and on all levels, from the US to Serbia. · Now they are talking about peace. Our beloved leaders would like us to believe that this is a result of the combination of 'force and...

The only end to debt is an end to capitalism

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There is definitely a plague ravaging the world. The left and the liberals call it debt. We, the internationalists, call it capitalism. It is this capitalist system which inflicts misery and suffering on the ordinary people of the poorest countries, the working people. The reasons for the debt are simple.

Kosovo: Capitalism means Imperialism, Imperialism means War

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(Statement of the International Bureau for the Revolutionary Party on the NATO bombings of Yugoslavia) · What cynicism! What hypocrisy! Day in, day out millions upon millions of human beings all over the world are exploited like animals for starvation wages. Millions more live in absolute poverty. None of this offends the delicate consciences of the gentlemen of the bourgeois press who are trying...

Editorial

The last IC was a special edition devoted to Battaglia Comunista’s VIth Congress. As a result of this we have a backlog of material to publish. However, this heftier than usual issue also reflects the growing international work of the IBRP, something which has also helped delay us going to press. · It is no coincidence that as capitalism’s global crisis brings new depths of misery and poverty to...

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