"Horror", "massacres", "terrorism", "terror", "war crimes", "humanitarian catastrophe", "genocide"... the words splashed across the front pages of the international press speak volumes about the scale of the barbarity in Gaza.
Neither Israel nor Palestine
Massacres and wars in Israel, Gaza, Ukraine, Azerbaijan... Capitalism sows death! How can we stop it? (international leaflet)
In this totally irrational conflict the state of Israel and Hamas, at different times and with different means, have followed policies that have led to today's massacres. In the end, this will not benefit either of the two belligerents, but will spread destruction and barbarism even further.
Call from the communist left: down with the massacres, no support to any imperialist camp! No to pacifist illusions! For proletarian internationalism!
The necessity for the internationalists of the Communist Left to come together in the face of the latest imperialist bloodbath
Strikes and demonstrations in the United States, Spain, Greece, France... How can we develop and unite our struggles?
“We have to say that enough is enough! Not just us, but the entire working class of this country has to say, at some point, that enough is enough” (Littlejohn, maintenance supervisor in the skilled trades at Ford’s Buffalo stamping plant in the United States).
Correspondence on riots in France
We are publishing a letter from a reader and our reply. We cannot deal with all the points raised by this very detailed text here, and we do not consider our reply brings an end to the debate. Quite the opposite, we encourage all our readers to use this initial response to continue the discussion, either with more letters or in our public meetings and open meetings.
On the film "Oppenheimer"
We look at the reality behind America's use of the atomic bomb at the end of World War Two.
Polemic with Il Partito Comunista
The Bordigist group Il Partito Comunista has written about its intervention in workers' strikes in Portland, Oregon, which in our view shows the group's opportunism on the trade union question.
Barbarism in the Middle East
An internationalist statement on the escalation of war and barbarism in the Middle East.
The 1872 Hague Congress of the First International
The Internationalist Communist tendency has recently published an article which whitewashes Bakunin’s intrigues against the International Workingmen’s Association. This is our response.
Confrontation between America and China
Analysis of the growing polarisation between the two strongest imperialist powers, the USA and China.
Convulsions in Asia
How China is experiencing the biggest economic crisis in 50 years, against a backdrop of intense economic and military pressure from the United States.
Revolutionaries have a responsibility to intervene in workers' struggles, and need to draw on the marxist method, based on the experiences of the history of the workers' movement. This enables them to intervene in the struggles of the working class with a historical and long-term vision.
This article was written before the terrible events in Derna, Libya, after floods stirred up by Storm Daniel swept through ill-maintained dams on the Wadi Derna and caused unimaginable levels of destruction. Over 11,000 are known to have died, thousands more are missing and those left in the ruins face starvation and disease. Nothing could more clearly illustrate the growing impact of climate change and capitalism’s total inability to build a “dam” against it, as the article below clearly shows.
Article analysing the growing divisions within the Russian ruling class, and their dangerous implications
After a year of workers' struggles across the world
A first balance-sheet of the international class movement initiated by the "summer of anger" in Britain in 2022.
Our comrade Antonio left us this spring, on the eve of the 25th International Congress of the ICC. He was one of the old founding militants of Révolution Internationale (RI - the French section of the ICC) still present in the organisation
ACG bans the ICC from its public meetings, CWO betrays solidarity between revolutionary organisations
An article on the need to defend proletarian principles of debate.
Critique of the so-called ‘communisers’
In the first part of this article we traced Jacques Camatte’s political evolution from the Bordigist wing of the communist left to the abandonment of marxism and the theory of the class struggle – into what we term “modernism”. In this part, we will look more closely at this “new” outlook. Part of The communist left or 'communisation'? series.
Critique of a new book
La santé et la révolution : Russie soviétique, 1917 – 1924 (Health and Revolution in Soviet Russia, 1917-24)
A review of a book which provides very useful information about the health measures undertaken in the first years of soviet power, but cannot escape leftist illusions about the role of the capitalist state.
Strike wave in Britain
During the strike wave of the past year the organisations of the extreme left of capital (Trotskyists etc) have been everywhere. They have intervened on the shop floor, at picket lines, in demonstrations, and union meetings in order to raise their slogans, sell their press, and distribute their leaflets. And they always claim to be defending the interests of workers against the government, the bosses, the political establishment and, sometimes, even the union leaders. Should we take them at their word?
Internationalist response to war
A short introduction to the first edition in English of a bulletin produced by three groups of the Communist Left discussing urgent issues around imperialist war in general and the war in Ukraine specifically.
We reprint below a detailed analysis of the scourge of inflation and its underlying causes which first appeared in the press of the forerunners of the ICC 50 years ago, together with a new introduction.
All over the world we see workers taking up the struggle... and again today references to May '68 are appearing in the demonstrations.
But this time it will be necessary to GO FURTHER THAN IN 1968!
Almost a year has passed since the strikes in the UK started. During the course of that year workers in Britain have reminded the world of their position at the birth of the workers’ movement, in the 1840s with the Chartists, the first political party of the working class, and later, with their leading role in the foundation of the First International. In the past 10 months workers in Britain have upheld that tradition and put themselves at the head of a new phase in workers’ struggle internationally.
A reply to a reader on why we see the present waves of struggles as a break with a long period of retreat.
No War But the Class War, Paris
We publish below a position paper by one of our sympathisers on the No War But The Class War committee meeting in Paris on 2 December. We welcome this contribution and generally support the political content of this text.
Anarchists and the Ukraine war
A response to a thread on the anarchist forum libcom, which highlights the deep divisions within the anarchist milieu over the war in Ukraine.
Dossier: The communist left or 'communisation'?
A new series which develops our critique of the so-called “communisation” tendency and its claims to have gone beyond marxism and the communist left.
Defence of the Communist Left
A reply to the ICT's reports of their recent public meetings in France, which make some serious allegations against the intervention of the ICC at these meetings
Disasters are multiplying
The earthquake that struck Morocco on September 8, and the spectacular floods that followed the bursting of two dams in Libya shortly afterwards, once again confront us with the daily horror and murderous madness of capitalism.
The proletarian political milieu
The ICT and the No War But the Class War initiative: an opportunist bluff which weakens the Communist Left.
Our critique of the recent statement of the Internationalist Communist Tendency justifying the creation of a number of local committees around the slogan 'No War But the Class War'
War in the Middle East
While revolutionaries, as internationalists, condemn all the massacres of imperialist war, leftists give reasons to support and die for different capitalist factions.
Faced with the mounting horrors in Israel/Palestine, proletarian voices can still be heard.
Following the death of our comrade, we want to remember his militant contribution as an inspiration for new generations that will be confronted with the traps he had to overcome and will be looking for the answers he found and that motivated his life.
Imperialism in Africa
Article focusing on the imperialist forces involved in the coup in Niger.
At a time when the working class badly needs to develop its consciousness, its organisation and its methods of struggle, Le Prolétaire presents indiscriminate violence as the pinnacle of the class struggle! This is against the historical method of the Italian Communist Left.
On the need to understand the historical context of the present class movements
ICC/ICT correspondence on Gaizka
We publish below a correspondence between the latter two organisations on the question of how to - or whether to - expose such an individual and those political parasites who defend them. Should the Communist Left as a whole - irrespectively of the political differences among them – publicly warn all revolutionaries, particularly the younger and less experienced ones, of the dangerous trap represented by the actions of such an adventurer? Or should it maintain a public silence about the latter?
Defence of the communist left
A "conference of left communism" in Brussels? A decoy for those who want to take part in the revolutionary struggle!
A conference which can only serve to create a phoney communist left
As the acceleration of capitalist barbarism forces more and more people to flee their place of birth, the 'democratic' capitalist states are building new and murderous obstacles to restrict entry to seekers of 'asylum’.
Strikes in Britain
After more than a year of the biggest wave of strikes in Britain for decades, it’s a good moment to reflect about what we have achieved, what we have not achieved, and what obstacles have stood in the way of our struggles.
Strikes in the USA
As in Britain, France and other countries, workers in the United States are fighting back against the attacks of the bourgeoisie.
Recent struggles in the US confirm the international dimension of the class struggle
Riots in France
The tragic death of young Nahel in the Paris suburb of Nanterre, murdered by a policeman, set off a firestorm. Immediately, riots broke out in towns and cities across France against this despicable injustice.
The Netanyahu government has passed its law limiting the powers of the Supreme Court and the street demonstrations have resumed. But the title of the article we published in April remains valid.
Discussion on the class struggle
Last May, the ICC held public meetings in various countries on the theme: "Britain, France, Germany, Spain, Mexico, China... Going beyond 1968!" The aim was to gain a better understanding of the political, global and historical significance of these struggles, the prospects they offer, but also the major weaknesses that the working class will have to overcome if it is to develop the economic and political dimensions of its struggle.
The methods of the capitalist state
The use of provocation against workers’ struggles has a long history.
25th International Congress of the ICC
Updating and vigorously defending the theory and brutal reality of decomposition, final phase of capitalist decadence.
International revolution or the destruction of humanity: the crucial responsibility of revolutionary organisations
An article giving a broad overview of the work of the 25th ICC Congress.
A text covering the evolution of the economic crisis, inter-imperialist tensions, the class struggle and perspectives for all three, adopted by the ICC's 25th Congress.
A report to the 25th ICC Congress examining the deepening world economic crisis, its underlying causes and perspectives.
Balance sheet of one year of war
More than a year already of appalling carnage; hundreds of thousands of soldiers massacred on both sides; more than a year of indiscriminate bombings and executions, murdering tens of thousands of civilians; more than a year of systematic destruction turning the country into a gigantic field of ruins, while the displaced populations number in the millions; more than a year of huge budgets sunk into this butchery on both sides (Russia is now committing about 50% of its state budget to the war, while the hypothetical reconstruction of the ruined Ukraine would require more than 400 billion dollars). And this tragedy is far from over
History of the revolutionary movement
A series of articles focusing on the huge contribution of Karl Marx to the revolutionary workers’ movement.