left communism

The Last Testament of the Left Communist Gavriil Miasnikov

Translated and annotated text of the Left communist Gavriil Miasnikov's interrogation by the People's Commissariat for State Security after his return to Russia in 1945, giving an outline of his life and ideas.

Capital and state - Jean Barrot

A section from 'Le mouvement communiste', Editions Champ Libre, 1972, Troisième partie : Révolution et contre-révolution., pp 166-176. Gilles Dauvé, who wrote 'Le mouvement communiste' (under the name Jean Barrot) was also involved with a group called 'Le mouvement communiste', which produced six issues of a journal of the same name between 1972 and 1974.

Fondements critiques d’une théorie de la révolution - Roland Simon

'Fondements critiques d’une théorie de la révolution'/'Critical foundations for a theory of the revolution: Beyond the affirmation of the proletariat' - Roland Simon, 2001.

Letter from Amadeo Bordiga to Karl Korsch

Karl Korsch.

Letter written by Amadeo Bordiga in Naples, in October 1926 to German left communist Karl Korsch about his platform.

Transition - Gianni Collu

Article by Collu, from 'Invariance', Serie I n. 8 (1969) and later, 'Antologia di Invariance' (Naples 1971), exploring formal and real subsumption.
Transcribed from 'Origin and function of the party form 1962: Essays by Jacques Camatte and Gianni Collu', David Brown, London 1977.

Communist organisation and discipline - Amadeo Bordiga (1924)

Article by Amadeo Bordiga from Prometeo no. 5, May 15th 1924, on the structure and functioning of communist parties, and the International.

Sylvia Pankhurst reader

Sylvia Pankhurst demonstrating against British policy in India, 1932

An extensive compilation of the political writings of left communist Sylvia Pankhurst on class, women, communism and fascism.

Théorie Communiste

Théorie Communiste is arguably one of the most influential journals amongst the ultra-left. The journal is the work of a Marseilles-based group. It was first published in 1977, before that, members of TC were formerly associated with councilist groups, including, among others, the journals 'Cahiers du Communisme de Conseils', based in Marseilles, and 'Intervention Communiste'.

Against the imperialist front for the massacre of spanish workers we must oppose the class front of the international proletariat - Bilan

Article from Bilan issue 34 (August - September 1936), issuing a powerful critique of the sacrifice of the Spanish working-class and revolution in the name of the war effort, the Popular Front and the Republic.