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Balance sheet of a revolution (Bilan d’une révolution) - Part I: The great lessons of October 1917

Soviet leaders, celebrating the second anniversary of the revolution in Moscow

A historical analysis and balance sheet of the October Revolution from the perspective of invariant communism, showing what lessons to learn from its victory and fall, and what foundation a future proletarian movement must base itself upon.

Top 10 left communists and council communists

Karl Korsch

Top 10 left communists and council communists

What Does the Communist Left Do?

What we will focus on in the following is how we understand the inseparable link between theory and practice and how that reflects on our activity.

The Woman's/Workers' Dreadnought

Weekly suffragette and later left-wing communist newspaper founded by Sylvia Pankhurst, first appearing as The Woman's Dreadnought in March 1914 and then as The Workers' Dreadnought in July 1917. Scans taken from LSE Digital Library Women's Rights Collection.

Communism not Corbynism

The following article is the text of the introduction to the first ever CWO public meeting held in Oxford on 26 October 2019.

Fear and Loathing: Electoral Politics in a Capitalist Crisis

What we are looking at in this election is the victory of the concept of nation over that of class. But then it could be said of all elections.

Miasnikov's 'Draft Platform' for the Communist Workers' International (1930)

The document which follows is a translation from the French original. It was sent to us in the facsimile version kept in the NKVD files in Moscow by comrades of the Workers’ Group in the USA. The official stamp shows that the NKVD had received it by 8 July 1932 and, no doubt, it later played a part in sealing the ultimate fate of Gavril Miasnikov. Our translation is based on this version.

Every Vote for Labour is a Vote for Capitalism

For those not fortunate to have been born with a silver spoon in their mouth and happy with the status quo, who want to see change, the task of finding a political home is no mean feat. For many the answer is obvious enough. It may be a simple ”Leave the EU” or “Get the Tories out”. But for many workers, Corbyn and his Labour Party represent the way out.

Don't Play the Capitalist Game! Don't Vote!

As the Brexit pantomime plays on, a General Election is now thrust upon us. Like all capitalist elections it will be a sham. About a third of the electorate (mostly working class) already have no illusions that a vote will do anything for them. In the UK the sham does not mean that ballot boxes will be stuffed with fake votes. Our rulers don’t need to do that. They have worked out how to get a result acceptable to the system without it.

The Fall of the Berlin Wall and “The End of History”

Today (‎9/11/19) marks the thirtieth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall (which did not quite make its own thirtieth anniversary). It will be accompanied by the usual capitalist paeans to the wonders of democracy and the capitalist way of doing things. The following article from Communist Review 8 (later Internationalist Communist) appeared in January 1990 but has never been reproduced digitally before. It was our deeper reflection not only on the collapse of the USSR’s empire in the East but the burgeoning crisis of world capitalism as a whole