The positivist ideology of progress, inherent to social-democracy and more generally to the whole of bourgeois leftism, always leads to support for capitalist progress. In opposition to this vision, we have always demonstrated the total antagonism between our interests and the progress of capitalism and of the State.
Let's not leave the choice of arms to the bourgeoisie ... Direct action and Internationalism! - Communism #8
Concerning an international poster
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On the 7th of March 1993, it will be two years since a proletarian insurrection took place in Iraq.
The media are extremely effective tools for moulding world public opinion, and are basic instruments of cretinisation used at all levels of society in the interests of world capitalism. What they call "terrorism" are acts of violence against persons or things, the responsibility for which are not claimed by states they consider legitimate.
They do not describe as terrorism:
Faced with new threats to their living conditions, the railway workers - with some other groups alongside - have again taken up the wildcat strike. Without asking anyone else's opinion. These 'irresponsible people' haven't even waited for the unions to start negotiating the exact terms of the new measures taken against them before moving into action.
By Monsieur Dupont
Every time an anarchist says, "I believe in democracy," there is a little fairy somewhere that falls down dead.
JM Barrie (Peter Pan 1928)
The article as follows is a terse critique of democracy both as ideology and material reality. It has its points of departure in the pamphlet Bordiga versus Pannekoek from Antagonism Press, which riff-raff plan to publish in Swedish translation later this year.
The mentioned pamphlet gives a passage of the differences and convergences of the Dutch-German and Italian communist left (Pannekoek and Bordiga stand as representatives of each side of left communism), in issues as party, class, self-management, trade unions and, which we here have seized upon, workers’ democracy and proletarian dictatorship.
Force, Violence, and Dictatorship in the Class Struggle deals with the questions of the use of force in social relationships and the characteristics of the revolutionary dictatorship according to left communist interpretation.
I. Actual and Potential Violence
In the history of social aggregates we recognise the use of material force and violence in an overt form whenever we observe conflicts and clashes among individuals and among groups which result, through many different forms, in the material injury and destruction of physical individuals.