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Anti-Bolshevik communism – Paul Mattick

Anti-Bolshevik Communism by Paul Mattick

A collection of works by Paul Mattick. Communism aims at putting working people in charge of their lives. A multiplicity of Councils, rather than a big state bureaucracy is needed to empower working people and to focus control over society. Mattick develops a theory of a council communism through his survey of the history of the left in Germany and Russia. He challenges Bolshevik politics: especially their perspectives on questions of Party and Class, and the role of Trade Unions.

Militancy: highest stage of alienation - Part 2

Le Militantisme : stade suprême de l'aliénation

Published in France 2 years after part 1, part 2 puts part 1 in into the political context it was published in and expands on its themes.

Pannekoek and Gorter's Marxism

A lengthy introduction to the marxism of Pannekoek and Gorter, followed by five translated texts from these two authors.

Między własnością publiczną a własnością wspólną - Anton Pannekoek

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Holenderski astronom, marksista i główny teoretyk niemiecko-holenderskiej lewicy komunistycznej Anton Pannekoek tłumaczy różnicę między własnością publiczną a własnością wspólną. Tekst pochodzi z 1947 r., i opublikowany był w amerykańskim czasopiśmie Western Socialist.

Rewolucja robotnicza - Anton Pannekoek

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Rozdział przedstawiający rewolucję robotniczą jako proces organizacji i samokształcenia klasy pracowniczej, pochodzący z książki Antona Pannekoeka pt. Rady robotnicze (1947). Pannekoek był jednym z głównych teoretyków niemiecko-holenderskiej lewicy komunistycznej.

Rady robotnicze - Anton Pannekoek

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Holenderski astronom, marksista i główny teoretyk niemiecko-holenderskiej lewicy komunistycznej Anton Pannekoek o radach robotniczych. Tekst pochodzi z 1936 r., i opublikowany był w amerykańskim czasopiśmie International Council Correspondence.

Council communism or councilism? - The period of transition

Jan Appel

Book review of Philippe Bourrinet “The Dutch and German Communist Left (1900-68); ‘Neither Lenin nor Trotsky nor Stalin!”, ‘All workers must think for themselves!’”, Leiden/Boston (Brill) ISBN 978-90-04-26977-4.

Non-Market Socialism in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries - Maximilien Rubel, John Crump (editors)

In the nineteenth century, socialists as different as Marx and Kropotkin were agreed that socialism means a marketless, moneyless, wageless, classless, stateless world society. Subsequently this vision of non-market socialism has been developed by currents such as the anarcho-communists, impossibilists, council communists, Bordigists and Situationists. By tracing this development, this book challenges the assumptions of both supporters and opponents of what is conventionally regarded as socialism.

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.