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Introduction to the 1974 edition of Amadeo Bordiga’s “Economic and social structure of Russia today” - Jacques Camatte

Introduction to the 1974 edition of Amadeo Bordiga’s “Economic and social struct

Here, for the first time in English, is Camatte’s introduction to the 1974 edition of Bordiga’s, and the Italian Left’s, long study on the nature of the Russian revolution. Camatte provides a very brief outline of the perspective that Bordiga took on in order to answer this question. Camatte also provides his own commentaries on the nature of capital today, not all of which we fully agree with.

Dialogue with Stalin - Amadeo Bordiga

Dialogue with Stalin, Amadeo Bordiga, 1952

In the 1950s, the International Communist Party undertook a world-historic task: unravelling the Russian enigma. Through a series of articles they attempted to grapple with the nature of the Russian revolution. We present to you for the first time Bordiga’s “Dialogue with Stalin”. A one way conversation with Stalin and his “Economic Problems of the USSR”. Through a careful textual analysis, reference to Marx and Engels and the Marxist method, Bordiga systematically reveals what is left unsaid but implied, by the admissions of the Stalinist bureaucracy: That capitalism had triumphed over the revolution.

Against anti-fascism: Amadeo Bordiga’s last interview

The text of the interview was originally published in Storia Contemporanea no. 3, September 1973. Bordiga also spoke to journalists Sergio Zavoli and Edek Osser for a filmed interview, excerpts of which were included in a documentary on the rise of Fascism. Translated by Giovanni Tiso.

Theses on the Chinese question (1964)

Published in "Il Programma Comunista", n. 23/1964 and 2/1965, author anonymous.

The colonial question: an initial balance‑sheet

1957 article by the International Communist Party, published in 'Il Programma Comunista', author anonymous.

The “black panther” movement (1971)

1971 article by the International Communist Party, published in il Programma Comunista, author anonymous.

Our class memory, on The Beast of Property by Johann Most - Communism #8

The Internationalist Communist Group's introduction to Johann Most's text 'Beast of Property', in which they critically examine the notion that Social Democracy was the revolutionary pole of the workers' movement prior to 1914.

The Fichtmann family

A short account of the Fichtmann family, active in the KAPD and AAU

The left wing opposition in Italy during the period of the Resistance - Arturo Peregalli

An account of the groups to the left of the PCI, during WW2 by Arturo Peregalli. First published in 'Revolutionary History, Vol.5, No.4' ( Translated by Barbara Rossi and Doris Bornstein. It is based upon Peregalli’s 'Il Partito Comunista Internazionalista', and 'L’altra Resistenza: Il PCI e le opposizioni di sinistra in Italia, 1943–45', which first appeared as a series of fascicles in the 'Studi e Ricerche' series of the Centro Pietro Tresso (nos. 2, 4, 5, 8, 16, 17 and 21) and later as a full length book published by Graphos (Genoa 1991).

Left communism in Australia: J.A. Dawson and the "Southern Advocate for Workers' Councils" - Steve Wright

Steve Wright on Jim Dawson and the 'Southern Advocate for Workers' Councils'. First published in 'Thesis Eleven' #1 (1980), pp. 43-77.