left communism

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.

The Left Communists' Theses on the Current Situation (Russia, 1918)

Published by the academic journal Critique, Glasgow, in 1977, this text has long been unavailable in print and apparently never before freely available online. A very important document of the Russian Revolution, showing the divisions within the Bolshevik Party in their early days in power.

On communisation and its theorists - Friends of the Classless Society

January 2016 article written by 'Friends of the Classless Society' and published on the Endnotes website, taking a critical look at communisation.

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.