International Council Correspondence

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.

Rady robotnicze - Anton Pannekoek


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.

International Council Correspondence Volume 3, Number 9-10

The Volume 3, Number 9-10 (October 1937) issue of International Council Correspondence.

Outline study course in Marxian economics - Paul Mattick

Paul Mattick's guide to Capital, created for study groups for unemployed workers for classes on the first volume of Marx's Capital", first published as a pamphlet by International Council Correspondence in 1935.

International Council Correspondence - United Workers Party of America

Complete online archive of International Council Correspondence, a council/left communist publication of the United Workers Party of America in the 1930s.

The Brownshirts of Zionism - Abner Barnatan

An article by a council communist on the fascistic qualities of 1930s Zionist revisionism. Originally published in "International Council Correspondence", Chicago, USA, Vol. III, No. 4, April 1937.

The impotence of the revolutionary group - Sam Moss

Article arguing that the day of the revolutionary party is over, and that "revolutionary" groups exist today, as long as they are powerless, which is evidenced by the fact they are allowed to exist, because they are powerless. From International Council Correspondence.

The council communists between the New Deal and fascism - Gabriella M. Bonacchi

A history by Gabriella M. Bonacchi of council communist efforts in the US in the 1930s.

State capitalism and dictatorship (alternate translation)

Anton Pannekoek.

On the limits of state capitalism as a strategy for the ruling class.

This article was apparently first published in Raete Korrespondenz. This translation was published unsigned in the American journal International Council Correspondence Vol. III No. 1 January 1937.

Trade unionism - Anton Pannekoek

"... there comes a disparity between the working class and trade unionism. The working class has to look beyond capitalism. Trade unionism lives entirely within capitalism and cannot look beyond it. Trade unionism can only represent a part, a necessary but narrow part, in the class struggle. And it develops aspects which bring it into conflict with the greater aims of the working class."