left communism

The Most Intransigent of Bolsheviks: Gavril Miasnikov, the Workers Group and the Degeneration of the Russian Revolution

A new biography of Left-Communist Gavril Miasnikov and the Workers Group of the Russian Communist Party.

World revolution or “building socialism”? Critical remarks on Kontra Klasa’s ‘Notes on the transition to communism’

A critique of Croat communist group Kontra Klasa's article 'Notes on the transition to communism' from a left-communist standpoint. Originally published in Intransigence, March 26, 2019.

Balance sheet of a revolution / Bilan d'une révolution

Armed soldiers in 1917 Moscow carry a banner reading 'Communism'

As one of the major works of the communist left, Bilan d'une révolution covers the undistorted reality of the great and tragic October revolution, the various false interpretations that still surround it, as well as the development of the Russian economy up until the 1960s and, in much detail, its capitalist character.

Balance sheet of a revolution (Bilan d’une révolution) - Part III: The Soviet economy after October

Alexander N. Poskrjobyschew and Stalin

In its last chapter, the balance sheet of the 1917 revolution examines the development of the Russian economy from the New Economic Policy of the early 1920s, through Stalin’s struggles against the Marxist left and Marxist right of the Bolshevik Party, up to the late 1960s.

Balance sheet of a revolution (Bilan d’une révolution) - Part II: False lessons about the counter‑revolution in Russia

Leon Trotskt sitting at his desk

Much has been written about the Stalinist counter-revolution, most of it is wrong.
This chapter of Bilan takes on those false interpretations espoused by Anarchists, Social Democrats, Trotskyists, and the like, all while also examining the deep disconnect between Trotsky and his disciples.

Balance sheet of a revolution (Bilan d’une révolution) - Part I: The great lessons of October 1917

Soviet leaders, celebrating the second anniversary of the revolution in Moscow

A historical analysis and balance sheet of the October Revolution from the perspective of invariant communism, showing what lessons to learn from its victory and fall, and what foundation a future proletarian movement must base itself upon.

An Introduction to the Work of the CWO and ICT

The article which follows is a transcript of an introduction to an online meeting of CWO members and sympathisers on 21 November 2020.

Top 10 left communists and council communists

Karl Korsch

Top 10 left communists and council communists

What Does the Communist Left Do?

What we will focus on in the following is how we understand the inseparable link between theory and practice and how that reflects on our activity.

The Woman's/Workers' Dreadnought

Weekly suffragette and later left-wing communist newspaper founded by Sylvia Pankhurst, first appearing as The Woman's Dreadnought in March 1914 and then as The Workers' Dreadnought in July 1917. Scans taken from LSE Digital Library Women's Rights Collection.