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International Communist Party - Kurdish Nationalisms, Counter-Revolutionary Instruments in the Middle East Powder Keg

A brief history and introduction to the kurdish nationalist movement by the International Communist Party.

Back to the Future: Rebranding Social Democracy

There are two ways to read Inventing the Future. One is a fairly innocent critique of the “post-68 left”, and an outline of how to build a desirable post-capitalist future through a flawed Gramscian framework. The other is a critique of working class self-activity, and a call for a benevolent class of technocrats who can gradually reform capitalism for the masses.

On the Future International

The following article is intended to be part of a longer document or pamphlet of the Internationalist Communist Tendency (ICT) and has been drafted by the CWO for further discussion in the ICT. It should thus be read in the context of earlier documents which we have already published on the party and class issue which put the issue in its wider context.

Capital's Health Dilemma

An article published on October 2017 in the first issue of 'Intransigence', a collaborative effort between the Workers' Offensive group in Miami and other internationalist communists in the United States. Its basic thesis is that the current crisis of healthcare in the United States is rooted in the inherent dysfunctionality of capitalism and only a communist society will be able to deliver care to everybody consistent with their own unique needs.

The Dead-End of Racial Identity Politics

An article published on October 2017 in the first issue of 'Intransigence', a collaborative effort between the Workers' Offensive group in Miami and other internationalist communists in the United States. Anchored in the revolutionary anti-nationalism of Rosa Luxemburg, this article rejects class-collaborationist approaches, such as liberal integrationism and black nationalism, as viable solutions to the "race question" within the United States, making the case instead for class struggle and solidarity across racial/ethnic and national lines.

The Electoral Trap

An article published on October 2017 in the first issue of 'Intransigence', a collaborative effort between the Workers' Offensive group in Miami and other internationalist communists in the United States. This article argues for principled abstentionism, or non-participation in bourgeois elections, citing their harmful role of integrating workers as willful participants in the capitalist order.

Anty-parlamentarna rezolucja Władysława Kowalskiego-Grzecha

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Na II konferencji Komunistycznej Partii Robotniczej Polski w 1921 roku Władysław Kowalski-Grzech (główny przedstawiciel lewicy komunistycznej w Polsce) i anonimowy tow. C. przedstawili rezolucje przeciwko udziałowi partii komunistycznej w wyborach parlamentarnych. Opowiedzieli się za zastąpieniem burżuazyjnego parlamentaryzmu systemem Rad Delegatów Robotniczych. Ostatecznie jednak II Konferencja wypowiedziała się za udziałem w wyborach 18 głosami przeciw 11.

Radek on the International Situation in Spring 1918

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This is the second in our series of translations from the review Kommunist via the French version published by the Collectif d’édition smolny (www.collectif-smolny.org) as La Revue Kommunist: Les communist de gauche contre le capitalisme d’état (The review Kommunist: Left Communists against state capitalism). Our first translation was of Radek’s article on the situation of the October Revolution in Russian in March 1918 entitled Five Months On. (See leftcom.org). This second one is also by Radek from Kommunist No. 1.

An Epitaph for the October Revolution?

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2017 will no doubt see a flood of publications to commemorate the centenary of the Russian Revolution. There will be those who insist that the October Revolution provides a model for today and still others who will argue the opposite. Neither opinion is likely to go much beyond the defence of entrenched ideological positions. The fact that the great hopes raised by the October Revolution not only failed to materialise, but ended in a monstrous Stalinist regime which turned private exploitation into state exploitation, has been one of the greatest propaganda weapons for today’s capitalist system whose own crisis grows deeper with every year that passes.

Bukharin on the “Socialist” Opposition to Soviet Power

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In Revolutionary Perspectives 11 (due out January 2018) we shall be printing Bukharin’s short review of Lenin’s The State and Revolution. In the meantime we are publishing here another translation from the same journal Kommunist which appeared in March 1918. Kommunist was the journal of the “proletarian communists” or left communists who opposed the signing of the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk as well as the change in direction which the revolution began to take at that time. We have already published several articles from it with our commentaries.