Amadeo Bordiga

Non-identity and negation: “Identitarianism” and the affirmation of difference

Text on identity and the communist movement's negation of social relations.

Black anger shakes the rotten pillars of bourgeois and democratic "civilization" - Bruno Maffi (1965)

Originally published anonymously (the norm within the Bordigist tradition) in 'Il Programma Comunista' (September 10th 1965), the paper of the former International Communist Party, written by the Left Communist Bruno Maffi (b.1909 – d.2003). Republished in 'Proletarian' #12, Autumn/Winter 2015. The article was prompted by the 1965 Watts riots.

Bordiga: Early political views

Amadeo Bordiga

Three part series on the pre-1917 political views of this Italian thinker who later became the first leader of the Italian Communist Party and then a Left Communist critic of the state capitalist regime in Russia (from Socialist Standard, January, March and February 2017)

The Democratic Principle - Amadeo Bordiga

First Published in 'Rassegena Communista', February 1922.

Non-Market Socialism in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries - Maximilien Rubel, John Crump (editors)

In the nineteenth century, socialists as different as Marx and Kropotkin were agreed that socialism means a marketless, moneyless, wageless, classless, stateless world society. Subsequently this vision of non-market socialism has been developed by currents such as the anarcho-communists, impossibilists, council communists, Bordigists and Situationists. By tracing this development, this book challenges the assumptions of both supporters and opponents of what is conventionally regarded as socialism.

The Bordigist Current (1912-1952): Italy, France, Belgium, USA - Philippe Bourrinet

Updated, substantially-expanded, 2013 Philippe Bourrinet text on the history of the Italian Communist Left.

In Janitzio death is not scary - Amadeo Bordiga

The following text originally appeared in 'Il Programma Comunista' #23, December 1961. Translated by Conor Murray.

The fundamentals of revolutionary communism - Amadeo Bordiga

The following text is the written account of a party general meeting held in 1957, it was published in the same year in 'Il programma comunista' no.13, 14 and 15. Drafted as a rebuttal to all enemies of revolution, Bordiga resolutely-affirms a classist, internationalist Marxism, against the "deniers" (ardent anti-communists), "falsifiers" (opportunists) and "modernizers" (present day left-wingers). The text also includes a description of some features of communist society.

The Trotsky question (1925) - Amadeo Bordiga

1925 article by Amadeo Bordiga in solidarity with Trotsky who, at that time, was under attack from the Russian party leadership.

Letter from Amadeo Bordiga to Karl Korsch

Karl Korsch.

Letter written by Amadeo Bordiga in Naples, in October 1926 to German left communist Karl Korsch about his platform.