council communism

What does the Communist Workers Union want? - KAUD

1932 statement of the Communist Workers Union of Germany (Kommunistische Arbeiter-Union Deutschlands) on its perspective and purpose.

Guidelines of the AAUD-E

Guidelines of the General Workers' Union Unitary Organisation, as presented at the Fourth Conference of the General Workers' Union of Germany in June 1920

Extracts from the guidelines of the AAUD

Extracts from the December 1920 Guidelines of the General Workers' Union of Germany

Program of the AAUD

Program of the General Workers' Union of Germany, adopted at their third national conference in Leipzig, December 12-14, 1920.

The Communist Left and the resolutions of the second congress of the Communist International - Henriette Roland-Holst

Opening of 2nd Congress of the CI

Dutch communist Roland-Holst argues against using the objective and subjective conditions of the Russian Revolution as a model for revolution in the Western countries.

The opportunism of the Communist Party of the Netherlands - Hermann Gorter

Hermann Gorter recounts his struggle against the Dutch Communist Party, following its abandonment of internationalist principles and adoption of reformist policies.

Factory organisations or trade unions? - Fritz Wolffheim

Speech presented on August 16, 1919 before the assembly of the Communist Party’s Hamburg local, on the nature of trade unions.

The Hamburg revolution - Heinrich Laufenberg

A participant's account of their involvement in the November 1918 rebellion in Hamburg, and the movement of workers' councils that developed from it.

What is Council Communism?

Wage Slave X outlines the history and theory of Council communism.

Bordiga versus Pannekoek - Antagonism

Introduction to a pamphlet examining how the Italian and Dutch-German communist lefts dealt with the questions of communist organisation, consciousness and class.