council communism

The workers' councils in the theory of the Dutch-German communist left - Philippe Bourrinet

Philippe Bourrinet looks at the formation of the Dutch-German communist left, and the development of Pannekoek's theorisation of workers' councils.

The German-Dutch communist left - Philippe Bourrinet

Revised edition of Philippe Bourrinet's history of the Dutch and German left communist currents.

Art as a weapon: Franz Seiwert and the Cologne progressives - Martyn Everett

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An account of Franz Seiwert and the 'Cologne Progressives', a group or circle of artists who followed and participated in the radical currents around the German council communist organisations AAU and especially the AAU-E. The 'Cologne Progressives' may be the most radical group of artists ever.

Council communist theory - Peter J. Rachleff

Peter Rachleff's 1976 introduction to and history of council communism.

Council communism - Richard Gombin

Richard Gombin's 1978 introduction to the history and theory of council communism.

Council communism - Neil Fettes

Neil Fettes' introduction to the idea of council communism, written in 1999.

Kurasje documents

The majority of texts from council communist archive Kurasje.org.

From left radicalism to council communism: Anton Pannekoek and German revolutionary Marxism - John Gerber

German revolution, 1918-1919.

John Gerber on the revolutionary movement in Germany and the involvement of Anton Pannekoek in the shift of many workers towards council communism. In PDF format.

On council communism - Marcel van der Linden

Marcel van der Linden writes on council communism. In PDF format.

Marxism, prefigurative communism, and the problem of workers' control - Carl Boggs

Carl Boggs writes on the movement for workers' councils, looking at the examples of the failures of the Russian and German revolutions, and the Italian Biennio Rosso.