council communism

Revolution and Violence: A Few Reflections - ICO

Article on the need for autonomous organizations by the ICO (Informations et correspondances ouvrières). Translated for Root & Branch #3 in 1971.

The Council Communist Reader


The Communist Reader with a new introduction by Paul Mattick Jr. | Published by Radical Reprints (2021) | PDF attached | A print version is available wherever you buy books online | All proceeds go to mutual aid funds and getting free books to collectives, libraries, and more.

The Revolutionary Contribution of Paul Mattick

Review of Marxism in a Lost Century: A Biography of Paul Mattick by Garry Roth (Haymarket Books/Historical Materialism Series).

Five Theses on the Class Struggle - by Anton Pannekoek

Anton Pannekoek's classic manifesto against state socialism (democratic or otherwise) and for council communism, an industrial society governed by a democracy of workers' councils

Workers councils in the German revolution, an discussion between Rudi Dutschke and Bernhard Reichenbach

Discussion and analysis with a member of the KAPD on the party and its activity.

Pannekoek on Organisation (Introduced by John Holloway)

Anton Pannekoek

Anton Pannekoek on the question of organisation, introduced by John Holloway. This article was first published in 1938.

Council communism: reading guide

The German Revolution, a huge influence on the development of council communism.'s reading guide on council communism, a tradition of anti-Leninist Marxism which rejects the role of the vanguard party and argues instead for workers' councils as forms of working-class organisation and struggle.

Le Prolétaire – The Tragedy of the German Proletariat in the First Post-War Period

We present here in English the International Communist Party’s account and analysis of the struggles of revolutionary and counter-revolutionary forces in Germany in the first post war period, published in eight separate parts in 1972.

Proletarian internationalism and the war in Syria

An anti-criticism by Fredo Corvo

Theses on Bolshevism - Rudolf Sprenger

Rudolf Sprenger's 1934 critique of the Bolsheviks and their role in the 1917 Russian Revolution, arguing they were ultimately a movement of bourgeois revolution in a predominantly peasant country and therefore not only unserviceable as a revolutionary practice for the international working class, but also one of its heaviest and most dangerous impediments.