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...

NATO Bombings of Yugoslavia: War Against the Working Class

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(Statement of the IBRP, 25.3.99) · Introduction · The NATO bombings in Yugoslavia cannot be understood as a single event. They are part of a continuing story of contemporary capitalism. All the features that make up the horrors of life under this decaying social system are present. The first is the capitalist crisis. The crisis of accumulation first arrived in the early 1970s.

Disharmony Over the Euro

Translated from Prometeo #15, June 1998 · In December 1988 few people believed that European Monetary Union [EMU] would ever happen. Even the committee of central bank governors, presided over by the then Commissioner Delors and charged with the task of drawing up a plan to implement EMU, was sceptical.

Materialism and Idealism - A reply to the ICC

In IC15 we wrote on “The Political Roots of the ICC’s Organisational Malaise”. The article was our attempt to explain why the International Communist Current (ICC) had suffered a severe crisis (particularly in its most important section in France) and why this had led them to lash out at other communist organisations, in particular the Communist Workers’ Organisation (CWO), the British affiliate...

The ICC Criticises the Proletarian Struggle Groups (GLP)

Translated from Battaglia Comunista #12, December 1998 · In the June-September 1998 issue of the ICC’s Rivoluzione Internazionale, an article appeared entitled “The Proletarian Struggle Groups, an Unfinished Attempt to Achieve Revolutionary Coherence”. It was quickly translated and published in the ICC’s other international publications.

Why the IBRP Will Not Be Attending the ICC Congress

For the Record · Dear Comrades · In response to your letter inviting us to your next Congress, we are pleased to see that the ICC is abandoning its policy of demonisation and denunciation of the IBRP as “parasitic”, “sectarian”, etc. We welcome the re-establishment of what should have been the natural fraternal relationship between internationalists.

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