elections

The Dawning of a New Era

An article reflecting on the Labour Party's 1997 election victory, it's consequences and leftist illusions in them as a working-class party.

Vitrolles - the logic of the ballot box

Introduction: Why an Everyday manifesto?

We outline why we believe that political parties and governments cannot be used to improve our lives, and why we think that the only way meaningful change can occur is if we as ordinary people get together at the grassroots and make them happen.

Bangladesh: general strike

A general strike is in force today across Bangladesh.

Living in an election year: A cartoon manifesto

A comic made in the run-up to the 2004 US election, where the two candidates - Republican George W. Bush and Democrat Al Gore - stood for pretty much exactly the same policies. Instead of voting, the comic calls on workers to organise together and fight for our own interests.

The System of Communist Representation

Bordiga's critique of the wing of the Italian socialist movement which advocated participation in elections.

Letters to the 3rd International - Amadeo Bordiga

Comintern poster.

Letters from the Central Committee of Amadeo Bordiga's Abstentionist Communist Fraction of the Italian Socialist Party to the Moscow Committee of the 3rd International, November 1919 and January 1920 regarding issues within the Italian Socialist Party around the issues of elections and the Italian war effort in WW1.