left communism

Kim byli grzechiści?

Władysław Kowalski-Grzech

W ramach Komunistycznej Partii Robotniczej Polski (KPRP) wyodrębniło się wiele, często sprzecznych, kierunków politycznych. Jednym z najwcześniejszych byli tzw. grzechiści – nurt skupiony wokół Władysława Kowalskiego-Grzecha, współzałożyciela KPRP. Oskarżani o „sekciarstwo”, „dogmatyzm”, „antydemokratyzm” czy „antyleninizm”, faktycznie byli jedynym nurtem w partii, który konsekwentnie bronił komunistycznego programu i próbował zapobiec degeneracji międzynarodowego ruchu komunistycznego.

Leaving the swamp - L'Ouvrier Communiste

An article published in August, 1929 in L'Ouvrier Communiste (the Communist Worker) issue no. 1, which was the journal of the Communist Workers' Groups, who were led ideologically by Michelangelo Pappalardi. This group split from Prometeo on several key questions, immediately pursuing a rapprochement with the line of the old KAPD (Communist Workers' Party of Germany). This article outlines their disagreements with the Bordigist tradition and with Leninism, more generally.

An open letter to the comrades of the Revolutionary Workers League – American Fraction of the Left Communist International (1937)

Written as an appeal to the Trotskyist group the Revolutionary Workers League, who published the letter, along with a fairly standard Trotskyist response, in the October 1937 issue of their publication 'The Fourth International.'

Aspects of the Russian Question – American Fraction of the Left Communist International (1949)

Written by D for the March-April 1949 issue of International Bulletin, the publication of the American Fraction of the Left Communist International.

Capitalist democracy: a contrast between the position of Lenin and that of Trotsky – American Fraction of the Left Communist International (1948)

Written by "G.S." in the March 1948 issue of International Bulletin, a publication of the American Fraction of the Left Communist International.

What we stand for – American Fraction of the Left Communist International (1949)

Platform of the American Fraction of the Left Communist International. It was written by D.A. and appeared in the January-February 1949 issue of International Bulletin.

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'.