Neither Israel nor Palestine

After Ukraine, the Middle East: capitalism’s only future is barbarism and chaos!

Published by ICConline
Monday, 22 January, 2024 - 14:08

The war in the Middle East marks a further escalation in capitalism’s drive towards destruction.

Massacres and wars in Israel, Gaza, Ukraine, Azerbaijan... Capitalism sows death! How can we stop it? (international leaflet)

Published by ICConline
Tuesday, 7 November, 2023 - 13:40

"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.

The reality behind the bourgeois slogans

Published by ICConline
Thursday, 7 December, 2023 - 10:07

Imperialist war gives birth to endless lies and false slogans, and the present war in the Middle East is no exception 

Call from the communist left: down with the massacres, no support to any imperialist camp! No to pacifist illusions! For proletarian internationalism!

Published by ICConline
Wednesday, 18 October, 2023 - 10:55

The necessity for the internationalists of the Communist Left to come together in the face of the latest imperialist bloodbath

Germany

The ruling class uses its own decomposition against the workers

Published by: ICConline
Saturday, 24 February, 2024 - 10:04

In mid-January 2024, the ruling class in Germany launched a cunning campaign to defend democracy. This campaign shows all the deviousness of the German bourgeoisie in the way it is able to exploit the vile evidence of the decomposition of its system, and especially in its ability to use this against the working class.

Farmers' protests in Europe

Anger of the farmers: a cry of despair instrumentalised against workers’ consciousness.

Published by: ICConline
Thursday, 15 February, 2024 - 11:16

Since the beginning of the year, farmers have been mobilising against the fall in their incomes. The movement, which started in Germany following the abolition of subsidies for farm diesel, has now spread to France, Belgium and the Netherlands.

Internal debate on the world situation

Steinklopfer: response to the reply of the ICC from August 2022

Published by: ICConline
Tuesday, 13 February, 2024 - 14:02

Continuation of a debate within the ICC about the growing drive to war, its nature in the phase of decomposition, and the state of the class struggle

Révolution Internationale 500

The revolutionary press is a political compass and a fighting weapon

Published by: ICConline
Sunday, 4 February, 2024 - 07:47

The ICC's paper in France reached its 500th issue in January.

 

 

Lessons of the workers' movement

A century after his death... Lenin remains an example for all communist militants

Published by: ICConline
Saturday, 27 January, 2024 - 12:36

The ruling class will mark the 100th anniversary of Lenin's death with their own fables about Lenin the "bloodthirsty autocrat". Our answer is to highlight his essential contribution to the emancipation of the working class. 

War in Gaza

Leftist support for Palestinian nationalism is a dose of capitalist poison – don’t swallow it

Published by: ICConline
Thursday, 25 January, 2024 - 13:25

A health warning against the lies of the left wing of capital, contributed by a close sympathiser.

International class struggle

Despite the “Swedish model”, workers in Scandinavia respond to the deepening crisis of capitalism

Published by: ICConline
Sunday, 14 January, 2024 - 08:39

The rupture with passivity and resignation has also been manifested in the Swedish “Welfare State”.

Historic mobilisations in Quebec as well

Published by: ICConline
Friday, 19 January, 2024 - 20:26

The strikes that took place in the public sector in Canada from last November are a full confirmation of the international revival of the struggles of the working class following on from Britain, France, the US, and Scandinavia.

Neither Israel nor Palestine

War in Gaza: workers have no country!

Published by: ICConline
Monday, 22 January, 2024 - 14:12

Faced with the explosion of barbarity in Gaza, both sides and their supporters around the world are blaming each other for the crimes.

Position of the internationalists in the 1930s

Bilan & the Arab-Jewish conflict in Palestine

Published by: International Review
Monday, 27 October, 2014 - 21:19

The articles reproduced here were originally published in 1936 in issues 31 and 32 of Bilan, the organ of the Italian Fraction of the Communist Left. The Fraction was obliged to outline the marxist position on the Arab-Jewish conflict in Palestine following the Arab general strike against Jewish immigration, which had degenerated into a series of bloody pogroms.

Resolution on the British situation, December 2023

British capitalism and the development of the class struggle

Published by: ICConline
Sunday, 31 December, 2023 - 14:26

Resolution on the state of the British capitalism and imperialism, and the response of the working class to the crisis, adopted at a recent ICC conference

Labour Party

Bourgeois parties divided, but united against the working class

Published by: ICConline
Wednesday, 20 December, 2023 - 08:16

Starmer's move to the right in search of future electoral success does not signify a betrayal of the working class. That happened over a century ago. 

Capitalist barbarism

War atrocities used to justify… new atrocities

Published by: International Review
Wednesday, 13 December, 2023 - 09:24

In the new war in the Middle East, the crimes of one side are being used to justify the crimes of the other, as in all wars of this decaying system.

Ecological crisis

COP 28 in Dubai: A symbol of the cynicism of the bourgeoisie

Published by: ICConline
Saturday, 6 January, 2024 - 15:34

The bourgeoisie cannot save the planet and humanity because, by its very nature, it is trapped in a logic that rules out any questioning of capitalist accumulation, the thirst for profit, and its apocalyptic dynamic.

Correspondence on riots in France

Rioting is not a weapon of the working class

Published by: ICConline
Friday, 1 December, 2023 - 09:04

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.

Machiavellianism of the bourgeoisie

Death of Kissinger: The bourgeoisie loses a great defender of capitalism

Published by: ICConline
Thursday, 28 December, 2023 - 12:03

Using cunning and persuasion, lies, blackmail and violence, democracy has orchestrated numerous coups d'état and organised massive bombings of civilians, preparing the breeding ground for ethnic cleansing and further massacres. Yet the bourgeoisie uses its own past crimes to feed propaganda that it hopes will mystify the working class, and hide capitalism’s responsibility. 

On the film "Oppenheimer"

The real father of the atomic bomb is capitalism

Published by: ICConline
Sunday, 19 November, 2023 - 10:41

 

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

An opportunist intervention towards workers’ struggles in the USA

Published by: ICConline
Wednesday, 15 November, 2023 - 10:35

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. 

The 1872 Hague Congress of the First International

How the ICT denies the lessons of Marxism on the fight against political parasitism

Published by: ICConline
Thursday, 26 October, 2023 - 18:28

The Internationalist Communist tendency has recently published an article which whitewashes Bakunin’s intrigues against the International Workingmen’s Association. This is our response.

Communist Left discussion bulletin No2

Published by: ICConline
Thursday, 28 September, 2023 - 10:02
The 2nd Bulletin of discussion between groups of the communist left in response to the war in Ukraine.

Confrontation between America and China

The dynamic of decaying capitalism leads to more and more wars

Published by: ICConline
Friday, 13 October, 2023 - 23:10

Analysis of the growing polarisation between the two strongest imperialist powers, the USA and China.

Convulsions in Asia

China: Economic crisis exacerbates social and political tensions

Published by: ICConline
Saturday, 14 October, 2023 - 15:14

How China is experiencing the biggest economic crisis in 50 years, against a backdrop of intense economic and military pressure from the United States.

Revolutionary activity

Balance sheet of the ICC's intervention in the struggles of workers around the world

Published by: ICConline
Wednesday, 11 October, 2023 - 12:03

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.

Polemic

ACG bans the ICC from its public meetings, CWO betrays solidarity between revolutionary organisations

Published by: ICConline
Monday, 17 July, 2023 - 10:33

An article on the need to defend proletarian principles of debate.

Critique of the so-called ‘communisers’

Part 3.2: Jacques Camatte - from Bordigism to the negation of the proletariat

Published by: International Review
Tuesday, 15 August, 2023 - 08:14

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.

Proletarian political milieu

War in the Middle East: The obsolete theoretical framework of the Bordigist groups

Published by: ICConline
Friday, 1 March, 2024 - 20:11

Some revolutionary groups have defended unambiguous internationalist positions in the face of war. But Bordigist groups have been led into opportunist slidings, the trivialisation of war, and an underestimation of what’s at stake in the present situation.

Strikes in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland: workers join the international revival of struggles

Published by: ICConline
Thursday, 25 January, 2024 - 11:30

Despite the manoeuvres of the ruling class, workers in Northern Ireland are fighting for their own class interests

Reader's letter

Support for “Free Palestine” means support for imperialist war

Published by: ICConline
Tuesday, 20 February, 2024 - 14:42

We publish here an exchange of views with Tobias, a contact in Germany, focusing on the mobilisations in support of “Freedom for Palestine”.

The ICC's fight against opportunism and parasitism

Published by: ICConline
Friday, 15 December, 2023 - 10:05

A letter from a sympathiser expressing solidarity with the ICC in its defence of the proletarian political milieu.

Internationalists and imperialist war

Correspondence with Anti-Militarist Initiative

Published by: ICConline
Tuesday, 13 February, 2024 - 10:25

Our response to a message from the Ant-Militarist Initiative, a network mainly based in Eastern Europe, which is part of a wider questioning of capitalism's war drive in the wake of the wars in Ukraine and the Middle East. 

Formation of the Left Opposition in Russia

A proletarian but opportunist reaction to the degeneration of the Comintern

Published by: ICConline
Sunday, 4 February, 2024 - 07:38

A hundred years ago, the Left Opposition around Trotsky and others was formed inside the Communist Party of Russia. This article focuses on the opportunist errors which eventually led it to abandon the proletarian camp. 

Populism in Argentina

Milei takes his chainsaw to the Argentine working class

Published by: ICConline
Thursday, 25 January, 2024 - 13:10

Another example of a populist party emerging within the accelerated decomposition of capitalism and characterised by the bourgeoisie's loss of control of its political game.

World-wide class struggle or capitalist devastation

In the face of a mad rush towards chaos and war, the world-wide development of the class struggle

Published by: ICConline
Friday, 26 January, 2024 - 17:33

Articles from International Review 171 on the two poles of the world situation: on the one hand capitalism's accelerating drive towards barbarism and destruction, and on the other, the revival of proletarian struggle, opening the possibility of a new society.

Ukraine: Two years of imperialist confrontation, two years of barbarism and destruction

Published by: International Review
Thursday, 25 January, 2024 - 16:47

The war in Ukraine displays all the characteristics of imperialist war in the decadence of capitalism, and in particular in its period of decomposition.

After the rupture in the class struggle, the necessity for politicisation

Published by: International Review
Thursday, 18 January, 2024 - 11:36

The working class is shaking off decades of passivity. To understand the depth of the process underway, and what is at stake, a historical approach is necessary.

Spiral of atrocities in the Middle East: the terrifying reality of decomposing capitalism

Published by: International Review
Saturday, 13 January, 2024 - 12:14

Continuing our analysis of the history and context of the ongoing slaughter in the Middle East

Discussions in the ICC

Dossier: Internal debate on the world situation

Published by: ICConline
Wednesday, 14 February, 2024 - 12:45

This dossier contains contributions to an internal debate relating to the understanding of the ICC’s concept of decomposition, to inter-imperialist tensions and the threat of war, and to the balance of forces between the proletariat and the bourgeoisie.

War in the Middle East

The ambiguities of anarchist internationalism

Published by: ICConline
Monday, 8 January, 2024 - 08:52

The war in the Middle East poses an even greater test for those seeking to defend internationalism. This article shows the ambiguities of the Anarchist Communist Group which has been generally clear on the war in Ukraine.

The SWP justifies Hamas slaughter

Published by: ICConline
Friday, 13 October, 2023 - 13:38

While revolutionaries, as internationalists, condemn all the massacres of imperialist war, leftists give reasons to support and die for different capitalist factions.

Imperialism and decomposition

The USA: Superpower in the decadence of capitalism, today epicentre of social decomposition. Part II

Published by: International Review
Saturday, 30 December, 2023 - 00:24

The first part of this article described the rise to power of American imperialism which in the decadent phase of capitalism became the dominant imperialism, leader of the Western bloc that finally triumphed over the rival Soviet bloc in the late 1980s. In the introduction to this first part, it was already emphasized that "the collapse of the Eastern bloc marked the beginning of a terminal phase in the evolution of capitalism: social decomposition", which would not only accelerate the bourgeois system's descent into chaos and barbarism, but also lead to the decline of American leadership. The second part of this article will focus precisely on highlighting this process, which began in the 1990s.

Imperialist conflicts

Resolution on the international situation, December 2023

Published by: International Review
Thursday, 28 December, 2023 - 12:43

A complement to the resolution on the international situation adopted at the 25th ICC Congress.

The Middle East conflict

Dossier on war in the Middle East

Published by: ICConline
Friday, 12 January, 2024 - 10:26

A collection of articles illuminating the origins of and current conflict in the Middle East.

Class struggle in Asia

Garment workers' strike in Bangladesh - part of the world-wide class struggle

Published by: ICConline
Tuesday, 26 December, 2023 - 16:04

From 23 October to 15 November, over more than three weeks, garment workers in Bangladesh were struggling for an increase of the minimum pay rate. The strike was the most important workers’ struggle in Bangladesh in more than a decade.

Defence of the Communist Left

Public Meetings of the ICT in France: a real political failure

Published by: ICConline
Saturday, 11 November, 2023 - 16:47

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

The proletarian political milieu

The ICT and the No War But the Class War initiative: an opportunist bluff which weakens the Communist Left.

Published by: ICConline
Monday, 11 September, 2023 - 19:54

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'

Polemic

Riots in France: "Le Prolétaire" does not understood what class struggle is all about

Published by: ICConline
Tuesday, 3 October, 2023 - 09:10

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.

ICC/ICT correspondence on Gaizka

Gaizka: Should an adventurer be publicly exposed?

Published by: International Review
Monday, 2 October, 2023 - 13:45

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!

Published by: ICConline
Thursday, 28 September, 2023 - 20:56

A conference which can only serve to create a phoney communist left

Political parasitism

Political parasitism is not a myth, and the IGCL is a dangerous expression of it

Published by: International Review
Saturday, 19 August, 2023 - 12:44

Dossier.

25th International Congress of the ICC

Resolution on the International Situation, 25th ICC Congress

Published by: International Review
Monday, 5 June, 2023 - 16:54

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.