council communism

Proletarian internationalism and the war in Syria

An anti-criticism by Fredo Corvo

Theses on Bolshevism - Rudolf Sprenger

Rudolf Sprenger's 1934 critique of the Bolsheviks and their role in the 1917 Russian Revolution, arguing they were ultimately a movement of bourgeois revolution in a predominantly peasant country and therefore not only unserviceable as a revolutionary practice for the international working class, but also one of its heaviest and most dangerous impediments.

The movement in Iran is a practical refutation of Leninism

A critique of the positions defended by some groups of the communist Left

Capitalism and ecology: from the decline of capital to the decline of the world - Paul Mattick

'Kapitalismus und Okologie' (1976) by Paul Mattick, translated by Paul Mattick Jr. This article looks at ecological crisis, the Club of Rome's 'The Limits to Growth', and the work of East German philosopher Wolfgang Harich.

Left communism in Australia: J.A. Dawson and the "Southern Advocate for Workers' Councils" - Steve Wright

Steve Wright on Jim Dawson and the 'Southern Advocate for Workers' Councils'. First published in 'Thesis Eleven' #1 (1980), pp. 43-77.

Anti-Bolshevik communism – Paul Mattick

Anti-Bolshevik Communism by Paul Mattick

A collection of works by Paul Mattick. Communism aims at putting working people in charge of their lives. A multiplicity of Councils, rather than a big state bureaucracy is needed to empower working people and to focus control over society. Mattick develops a theory of a council communism through his survey of the history of the left in Germany and Russia. He challenges Bolshevik politics: especially their perspectives on questions of Party and Class, and the role of Trade Unions.

Militancy: highest stage of alienation - Part 2

Le Militantisme : stade suprême de l'aliénation

Published in France 2 years after part 1, part 2 puts part 1 in into the political context it was published in and expands on its themes.

Pannekoek and Gorter's Marxism

A lengthy introduction to the marxism of Pannekoek and Gorter, followed by five translated texts from these two authors.

Między własnością publiczną a własnością wspólną - Anton Pannekoek

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Holenderski astronom, marksista i główny teoretyk niemiecko-holenderskiej lewicy komunistycznej Anton Pannekoek tłumaczy różnicę między własnością publiczną a własnością wspólną. Tekst pochodzi z 1947 r., i opublikowany był w amerykańskim czasopiśmie Western Socialist.

Rewolucja robotnicza - Anton Pannekoek

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Rozdział przedstawiający rewolucję robotniczą jako proces organizacji i samokształcenia klasy pracowniczej, pochodzący z książki Antona Pannekoeka pt. Rady robotnicze (1947). Pannekoek był jednym z głównych teoretyków niemiecko-holenderskiej lewicy komunistycznej.