Amadeo Bordiga

Beyond the Party: The evolution of the concept of “the Party” since Marx – Junius Collective (Pour une Intervention Communiste)

An essay by Pour une Intervention Communiste on the origins and development of the concept of “the Party” in the Marxist tradition, with critical analyses of the contradictions of Marx’s and Engels’ vacillations on this issue, and their partial responsibility for the subsequent career of the Party concept in its permutations at the hands of Liebknecht, Bebel, Kautsky, Lenin, Trotsky and Bordiga (social democratic continuity, the dictatorship of the Party), and its radical yet insufficient reformulations by Luxemburg, the KAPD and others (“return to Marx”, “historic Party”, the “Marx Party”—or even the “Debord party”) as a revolutionary minority whose goal is to promote proletarian autonomy.

Interview: the situation of left communism today

Loren Goldner's interview with the Korean Socialist Workers' Newspaper Group (SaNoShin), November-December 2007.

Tezy Frakcji Komunistów-Abstencjonistów Włoskiej Partii Socjalistycznej

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Tezy te zostały opracowane w 1920 przez Amadeo Bordigę, który reprezentował frakcję Komunistów-Abstencjonistów w Włoskiej Partii Socjalistycznej (PSI) - frakcja ta dążyła do utworzenia nowej partii komunistycznej, w opozycji do skorumpowanej frakcji parlamentarnej PSI (Turati i Modigliani). Komunistyczna Partia Włoch (PCd'I) powstała w 1921, lecz w interesie jedności przyjęła stanowisko II Kongresu Trzeciej Międzynarodówki (tzw. "rewolucyjny parlamentaryzm" a nie abstencjonizm).

On the union question - Amadeo Bordiga and Onorato Damen

An extract from the book 'Bordiga: Beyond the Myth', published by the CWO/ICT, available in multiple languages, on the question of working with unions. All italics in this article are the commentaries from the ICT.

The spectral figure of Amadeo Bordiga: a case study in the decline of Marxism in the West - John Chiaradia

John Chiaradia's 1972 dissertation on the left communist Amadeo Bordiga, specifically his political activities between 1912 and 1926, when he played a major role in the Italian Socialist party and later in the Italian Communist party, from which he and thousands of other anti-Stalinist communists were later expelled.

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.