council communism

Interview about Folkmakt

A brief interview of the 90s Swedish council communist group Folkmakt by the Swedish Zine blog.

Workers' Power League: a presentation

From Förbundet Arbetarmakt (FAM), in English, "Workers' Power League". The League, with its predecessors and aftermath, were active during the years 1972 - 1985. This text was written about 1975, as a presentation of the League in English.

Jan Appel - Communist Bulletin Group

A short biography of Jan Appel, a German council communist.

Towards a history of the German Communist Workers Party (KAPD) - Communist Bulletin Group

A history of the German Communist Workers Party (KAPD), a council communist organization that exists in Germany during the 1920s.

Anarchism and the Spanish revolution - Helmut Wagner

An article written by the German council communist Helmut Wagner in April 1937 criticizing extensively the political developments in Spain during the civil war and within it the role played by the anarchists and their organizations. This article first appeared in Ratekorrespondenz, the official publication of the Gruppe Internationaler Kommunisten (GIK) based in Holland, before appearing in Paul Mattick's International Council Correspondence in June of that same year.

Anton Pannekoek and socialism of workers' self-emancipation (1873-1960) - John Paul Gerber

Anton Pannekoek

John Paul Gerbers thesis on Dutch left communist Anton Pannekoek.

Living Marxism

Partial archive of Living Marxism, a council communist publication that proceded International Council Correspondence and ran from 1938-1942.

Council communism: political-economic transformation and initial revolutionary measures – Philippe Bourrinet

A brief introduction to the history and some important theoretical contributions of council communism, including a discussion of the Fundamental Principles of Communist Production and Distribution, Pannekoek’s Workers Councils, and Paul Mattick’s views on the issue of labor-time accounting, and some comments on the continuing relevance of council communism.

The bitter victory of council communism - Gilles Dauvé

Gilles Dauvé on information, ideology and self-management.

Value, time and communism: re-reading Marx - Gilles Dauvé

Dauvé re-examines Marx and looks at some of the contradictions in his work on work, value and labour-time.