Marxism

Closing Intransigence

Editorial from 1919 (mcmxix.org), the new journal of the North American affiliates of the ICT.

1871-2021: Vive la Commune!

Today, we keep alive the lessons of 1871 and 1917.

Critical Theory and Society: A Reader

Collection of writings from people associated with the University of Frankfurt Institute for Social Research, or the Frankfurt School

Notes on dialectics - C.L.R. James

C.L.R. James out of print major work written in 1948 and circulated within the Johnson Forest Tendency. James continued to recommend it as essential reading to members of the League of Revolutionary Black Workers in the early 1970s.

Mythology About the Middle Class and the Class Struggle

The notion that there exists a growing middle class whose livelihood rests neither on wage labour nor manufacturing or industrial profits has long been used to challenge Marx’s revolutionary perspective that ultimately the future of capitalism will be decided by a struggle between the two great contending classes in modern society: the bourgeoisie and the proletariat, or if you prefer, the bosses and the workers.

The Tours Congress and the Birth of the French Communist Party

It is now 100 years since the Tours Congress of 25 to 31 December 1920, when the majority of delegates of the French Section of the Workers' International (SFIO) voted to join the Third International.

Paltry Returns on Capital and an Enormous Debt Pile Are Bringing the World Economy to its Knees

The following piece is a slightly condensed translation of the Italian original, published in the January edition of Battaglia Comunista, journal of the ICT’s founding section in Italy.

Introduction to the philosophy of marxism: part one - R.S. Baghavan, foreword by CLR James

Out of print introduction to Marxist philosophy by R.S. Baghavan of Socialist Platform.
Foreword by CLR James-- one of his last pieces of writing.

100 Years Since Livorno

In January 1921, more than three years after the October Revolution in Russia, some two years since the murder of Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht in Berlin at the behest of the German Social Democratic Party, and in the aftermath of two wasted years of workers’ factory occupations in Italy itself, the intransigent revolutionaries in the Italian Socialist Party (PSI), led by Amadeo Bordiga, finally won the day and broke from the old party of compromise and accommodation with capital to form the Communist Party of Italy (PCd’I).

Marxism and politics - Ralph Miliband

Ralph Miliband's out of print introduction to Marxism. “The best primer on Marxism and politics ever written and Miliband's best book.” —Leo Panitch, professor of politics, York University