left communism

This is What Democracy Looks Like: Internationalist Perspective statement on the US Election

IP statement on the US elections, published on November 22 2016 on their blog.

Echanges: bulletin of the network Echanges et Mouvement, (1975–1996)

This is a collection of the issues of the review Echanges from 1975-1996.

Problems of the Period of Transition – Bilan

A series of articles by Jehan van den Hoven ('Mitchell') in 'Bilan' (the journal of the Italian communist left in exile in France and Belgium) on the period of transition to communism. These articles were first translated by the ICC.

List otwarty do delegacji robotniczych udających się z Ameryki i Europy do Rosji (1927)

Gazeta_Robotnicza_1927

List opracowany przez międzynarodowych lewicowych komunistów zaadresowany do delegacji robotniczych udających się do Rosji w 1927 r. Autorzy proszą członków delegacji o odnalezienie lewicowych komunistów więzonych na Syberii, m.in. Miasnikowa z Grupy Robotniczej, i dostarczenie informacji na temat ich stanu.

Auschwitz or the great alibi

Article from Communist Left, No. 6, July – December, 1993; translated from La Gauche Communiste, no. 13., 1987. Original in Programme Communiste, N. 11, 1960. Although attributed to Amadeo Bordiga, it was probably written by the French-Jewish Bordigist Martin Axelrad (1926 – 2010), once a refugee, his parents died at Treblinka.

Who were the Grzechists?

Kowalski-Grzech

A number of conflicting political currents had their beginning in the Communist Workers’ Party of Poland (KPRP). One of the earliest of these were the ‘grzechiści’ (Grzechists) – rallied around Kowalski-Grzech, co-founder of the KPRP. Accused of ‘sectarianism’, ‘dogmatism’, ‘anti-democratism’ or ‘anti-Leninism’, in reality it was the only current within the party which consistently defended the communist programme and attempted to prevent the degeneration of the international communist movement.

Kim byli grzechiści?

Władysław Kowalski-Grzech

W ramach Komunistycznej Partii Robotniczej Polski (KPRP) wyodrębniło się wiele, często sprzecznych, kierunków politycznych. Jednym z najwcześniejszych byli tzw. grzechiści – nurt skupiony wokół Władysława Kowalskiego-Grzecha, współzałożyciela KPRP. Oskarżani o „sekciarstwo”, „dogmatyzm”, „antydemokratyzm” czy „antyleninizm”, faktycznie byli jedynym nurtem w partii, który konsekwentnie bronił komunistycznego programu i próbował zapobiec degeneracji międzynarodowego ruchu komunistycznego.

Leaving the swamp - L'Ouvrier Communiste

An article published in August, 1929 in L'Ouvrier Communiste (the Communist Worker) issue no. 1, which was the journal of the Communist Workers' Groups, who were led ideologically by Michelangelo Pappalardi. This group split from Prometeo on several key questions, immediately pursuing a rapprochement with the line of the old KAPD (Communist Workers' Party of Germany). This article outlines their disagreements with the Bordigist tradition and with Leninism, more generally.

An open letter to the comrades of the Revolutionary Workers League – American Fraction of the Left Communist International (1937)

Written as an appeal to the Trotskyist group the Revolutionary Workers League, who published the letter, along with a fairly standard Trotskyist response, in the October 1937 issue of their publication 'The Fourth International.'

Aspects of the Russian Question – American Fraction of the Left Communist International (1949)

Written by D for the March-April 1949 issue of International Bulletin, the publication of the American Fraction of the Left Communist International.