left communism

Communism against democracy: theses - GCI-ICG

These theses were first published in February 1984 in issue #19 of 'Le Communiste' the French-language journal of the Internationalist Communist Group. The French language original can be found on the GCI website. This translation has not been made by them.

Democracy - Le Frondeur

This text appeared in the journal 'Le Frondeur' (No. 7, Spring 1981) published in Vitry. This journal appeared and re-appeared at irregular intervals through the 1980's and early 1990's, at first produced by an editorial collective, but later appearing to be a vehicle for one person with different groups of collaboraters. Its editors at the time this text was published joined 'La Guerre Sociale' in supporting Robert Faurisson.

The Bordigist Current (1912-1952): Italy, France, Belgium, USA - Philippe Bourrinet

Updated, substantially-expanded, 2013 Philippe Bourrinet text on the history of the Italian Communist Left.

Marxism and State Communism: the Withering Away of the State - Groepen van Internationale Communisten (GIC)

Original publication: Marxisme en staatscommunisme; Het afsterven van de staat. – Amsterdam: Groepen van Internationale Communisten, 1932. – 18 p. A 1932 pamphlet hard to find in English, in which the Group(s) of International Communists (GIC) criticise Lenin's 'The State and the Revolution.' Part of this text was integrated into 'Basic principles of communist production and distribution'.

In Janitzio death is not scary - Amadeo Bordiga

The following text originally appeared in 'Il Programma Comunista' #23, December 1961. Translated by Conor Murray.

The fundamentals of revolutionary communism - Amadeo Bordiga

The following text is the written account of a party general meeting held in 1957, it was published in the same year in 'Il programma comunista' no.13, 14 and 15. Drafted as a rebuttal to all enemies of revolution, Bordiga resolutely-affirms a classist, internationalist Marxism, against the "deniers" (ardent anti-communists), "falsifiers" (opportunists) and "modernizers" (present day left-wingers). The text also includes a description of some features of communist society.

Marxism in a lost century: a biography of Paul Mattick - Gary Roth

Retells the history of the radical left during the twentieth century through the words and deeds of Paul Mattick.

We are not "anti" - Bernard Lyon

Translation of 'Nous ne sommes pas Anti', a 2005 text by Bernard Lyon of the French group Théorie Communiste.

The Bolshevik Party in Conflict: the Left Communist Opposition of 1918 - Ronald I. Kowalski

1991 book examining the part played by the left communists following the Russian revolution, and their positions on a number of key issues.

The revolution is not a party affair - Otto Rühle

Otto Rühle

This article was written in May 1920 and was first published in the German paper Die Aktion. This translation first appeared in the London Workers' Group bulletin (no. 14, October 1983). A different english translation was published in the American journal Revolutionary Struggle, No. 2, Spring 1979.