left communism

The "popular front" triumphs in Spain - Bilan (1936)

Article from Bilan nr. 28, March-April 1936, examining the political situation in Spain and the victory of the Popular Front in 1936, in relation to the Spanish agrarian question.

Jacques Camatte and the new politics of liberation - Dave Antagonism

A compilation of a series of articles that were spread over three issues of 'Green Anarchy' (#18, #19, #20), as an introduction to Camatte's writing and their influence on green anarchism.

Value and its abolition - Bruno Astarian

The attached text is an abridged translation of 'L'abolition de la valeur', to be published in 2016 by Editions Entremonde, Genève. The text has been published in the US as part of a book by Bruno Astarian and Gilles Dauvé: Everything must go - the abolition of value, Ardent Press, January 2016.

On the dialectical method - Amadeo Bordiga

Article by Amadeo Bordiga, published in Prometeo, November 1950, examining dialectics.

The immediate program of the revolution - Amadeo Bordiga

A short article on revolutionary demands, by Amadeo Bordiga, from 'Sul filo del tempo', May 1953.

The brain of society: notes on Bordiga, organic centralism, and the limitations of the party form - C. Derrick Varn

Article examining Bordiga's idea that after the international class war is won, the organic-centralist party of the proletariat would, in a distant time, emerge as the 'brain' of the future, classless, stateless, communist society - the 'social brain', whose role would be to co-ordinate society's activities in accordance with the invariant communist programme.

Theory and action in Marxist doctrine - Amadeo Bordiga

In this article from 1951, Amadeo Bordiga presents a master-summary of various bourgeois ideologies and their underlying social dynamics, before outlining the Marxist conception of party, praxis, and the Marxist approach to the unions.

Anti-fascism: formula for confusion - Bilan (1934)

This article from Bilan, the journal of the Italian communist left in exile in France and Belgium, examines what they consider the disorienting and stifling effect on the proletarian movement, of co-operation with bourgeois forces (liberals and reformist-socialists) in the name of 'anti-fascism'. Bilan argue that the result of such collaboration is the moderation/liquidation of the working-class as a revolutionary force, the co-option of its organs of struggle, and the dissipation of the movement, ultimately taking the view that 'anti-fascism' is self-defeating.

Communization theory and the abolition of the value-form - Internationalist Perspective

Text by Mac Intosh in 'Internationalist Perspective' No. 57 (Fall/Winter 2012) on communisation.

Communist Bulletin, Issue 16 - Summer 1995

Cover of Communist Bulletin issue 16

Communist Bulletin, Issue 16 - Summer 1995