Libcom.org joins International Communist Current [April fools]

Today, as the international bourgeoisie comes together at the G20 conference, we can inform our readers with happiness of a great coming together of the international proletariat, because as a result of deep discussions held with patience over the past two years the libcom group have been integrated into the International Communist Current and formed the online editorial section of the ICC internationally.

Thus libcom.org is no longer the publication brought out by a small number of militants in one country but is the publication of an organization centralized on the international level. Our organization is now one organization united on the world level around our programatic principles, our platform, it is a world organization and with this mode of centralization it differs from international roof-like foundations in which different national organizations aren't even properly aware of one another.

The decision of militants who formed libcom.org to join the ICC is not an isolated incident on the international level. It was thus that our last international congress, for the first time in a quarter century, was able to welcome the delegations of different groups that stood clearly on internationalist class positions (OPOP from Brazil, the SPA from Korea, EKS from Turkey, and the Internasyonalismo group from the Philippines 1, although the latter was unable to be present physically). Contacts and discussions have continued since with other groups and elements from other parts of the world, especially in Latin America where we have been able to hold public meetings in Peru, Ecuador, and Santo Domingo 2. With the same perspective, the militants of the group called Internasyonalismo in the Philippines have, like EKS who joined the ICC from Turkey, and ourselves, patiently been through a process of indepth discussions and have became a part of the ICC, forming the section of our organization to help centralise communications and media in this very important area, the World Wide Web.

As readers will be aware, since our founding in 2005 and the organised intervention of ICC militants in our forums to push the idea of internationalism, we have come to their position on a number of key issues, such as national liberation and the trade unions. These were further crystallised by union-led pay disputes of 2007-8, and recent events in Israel and Palestine. We believed that there was still a difference of opinion on the theory of decadence, but following months of talks, clarification, and internal discussion we have realised that we hold a position compatible with the ICC platform, as discussed previously on our forums 3. Over the next few months will be integrating libcom.org with the content from internationalism.org, and moving to a new home at intcom.org. We hope to minimise any disruption to our users. At our next congress we are also due to discuss and decide upon a new editorial policy. This will be vital to improve the utility of our site to the proletarian milieu, and address the problems of parasitism which have plagued us since our foundation. This will mean a significant improvement in editorial quality and centralising of content and a selection process implemented for the registered user base to ensure that all are within the proletarian camp.

The establishment of an improved centralised ICC online section, as well as new sections in the Philippines and Turkey is a clear indication of the resurgence of class struggle around the world and the increasing numbers of new elements searching for real revolutionary alternative against the decadent and dying capitalism.

This is only the beginning.

intcom.org editorial section, ICC

  • 1. OPOP: Oposição Operária (Workers' Opposition); SPA: Socialist Political Alliance; EKS: Enternasyonalist Komünist Sol (Internationalist Communist Left); Internasyonalismo (Internationalism).
  • 2. See on our web site "Internationalist debate in the Dominican Republic", "Reunión Pública de la CCI en Perú: Hacia la construcción de un medio de debate y clarificación" and "Reunion pública de la CCI en Ecuador: un momento del debate internacionalista".
  • 3. see http://libcom.org/forums/news/eks-dissolved-itself-joined-icc-12022009

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Apr 1 2009 09:37

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Yorkie Bar
Apr 1 2009 09:49

I just burst out laughing in the middle of an internet cafe. Getting funny looks now.

~J.

PartyBucket
Apr 1 2009 09:53

Worse than the april fool stuff that used to be in Maximum Rock N Roll....

Alf
Apr 1 2009 12:35

As a matter of fact we have had to answer the accusation that libcom is just a front for the ICC.

But as a jape this is neither big nor clever.

back2front
Apr 1 2009 10:14

oh dear, better go elsewhere....

miles
Apr 1 2009 10:20

Someone at the Manchester day school said to me he didn't bother with Libcom as it was "much too communist for my liking"

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As readers will be aware, since our founding in 2005 and the organised intervention of ICC militants in our forums to push the idea of internationalism, we have come to their position on a number of key issues, such as national liberation and the trade unions

If only! smile

Django
Apr 1 2009 10:29

laugh out loud

MT
Apr 1 2009 10:46

this is awesome!!! laugh out loud

With Sober Senses
Apr 1 2009 10:48

Notch 8, that is word for word what I was thinking...
still was funny...

internasyonalista
Apr 1 2009 11:11

a great news for all internationalist militants around the world!

MT
Apr 1 2009 11:12

my friend thought it was real too. it really ruined the fun:)

BB
Apr 1 2009 11:39

Just spotted this on indymedia, nice.

mikail firtinaci
Apr 1 2009 11:44

Ohh... A great victory for the funny guys international then. A big blow that made appearant the counterrevolutionary nature of seriousness and dedication (!). What a detournment isn't it (!)

But you should know that the first group of people who formed the EKS, now DD section of ICC, met each other through Libcom. I hope realisation of that fact won't make you sad. I am terribly sorry for the ones who are disillusioned with the fact that communists are real, organised militants who struggle in solidarity in every circumstance and on an international level rather than some isolated simulated egos whose desire to recognition is simply painted in red. Sorry for the ones who still thinks that communists are comics characthers that can be found in some kind of lefty comicshop.

Anarchia
Apr 1 2009 11:45

Brilliant grin

robot
Apr 1 2009 12:20

What the hack is an »International Communist Current«? I know »alternating current« and »continuous current« but I do not find »International Communist Current« in the FDA archives.

Alf
Apr 1 2009 12:34

It's after 12 and it's still up there so YOU'RE the April Fool..

Mikail's post was the best.

prec@riat
Apr 1 2009 13:36

Ha, happy first of April. ICCers Mikail and Alf are really the jokesters though pretending to be utterly humorless like that... hilarious.

Boris Badenov
Apr 1 2009 13:49

The range of emotions I experienced upon seeing this, in order:
-disbelief
-disappointment
-resignation
-more disbelief
-anger
And then I remembered what day it was, and yes, I loled.
Overall, a good effort...

Mike Harman
Apr 1 2009 14:29
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It's after 12 and it's still up there so YOU'RE the April Fool..

And now you betray your latent British nationalism. It's still before 12 in many countries around the world and it's an affront to militants in those countries to exclude them from such important proletarian news simply due to their timezone.

Refused
Apr 1 2009 14:32

At first I thought it was an ICCer playing a joke, then realised I was expecting too much from them. grin

petey
Apr 1 2009 14:33
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It's still before 12 in many countries around the world and it's an affront to militants in those countries to exclude them from such important proletarian news simply due to their timezone.

grin grin
btw, i met libcom through the ICC, mikail. so there.

Entdinglichung
Apr 1 2009 14:35

but nobody mentioned that the LibCom minority tendency split between a pro-spart and a semi-posadist group

Jenni
Apr 1 2009 15:20

Ah i would've believed this for a second if it was in news and not libcommunity. good try though grin
nobody played any april fools on me. i feel a bit disappointed.

Choccy
Apr 1 2009 15:36

Revol68 is playing April Fools today I think as in a conversation with me it basically turns out he's an insurrectionist and doesn't give a fuck about workplace or community organising.
'It's time we started shooting people'
I'm not even joking.

Jenni
Apr 1 2009 15:41

I broadly agree with him.

Choccy
Apr 1 2009 16:10

I can'ty help but think it's more excuses for not doing anything ever
'oh I'm so jaded, what's the point blah blah blah'

mikail firtinaci
Apr 1 2009 16:20
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btw, i met libcom through the ICC, mikail. so there.

petey; you might know that I am in turkey. And I met ICC from the articles of various groups which have a habit of insulting them. So this "funny" article is not even something new for me. It is a common banality of everyday life that a communist can easily face on the internet, a shamefully usual insult of nietzschean ubermenchs. So common that it adds little to the feeling of isolation caused by the "humor" of daily ironies of life under capitalist barbarism.

So this is hardly a "good joke". However I accept that it is a pretty clear expression of what meaningless-nihilistic hatred and distrust among working class is.

Devrim
Apr 1 2009 16:29

Mikail, Bügün hangi gün mi? Bu sadece bir şaka birinci Nisan için. Çok önemli değil.

Devrim

mikail firtinaci
Apr 1 2009 16:31

bence çok boktan bir şaka Devrim. Üstelik saldırganca

Jenni
Apr 1 2009 16:32

can people stop making jokes about anything ever please. thankyou.

petey
Apr 1 2009 17:38
mikail firtinaci wrote:
So this is hardly a "good joke". However I accept that it is a pretty clear expression of what meaningless-nihilistic hatred and distrust among working class is.

really? you really think that about a mere jibe that has immediate reference to a thread on another messageboard, and is aimed actually at that thread and not at the ICC?