ICC Public Meeting

The ecological crisis in the whirlwind of capitalist decomposition

Published by ICConline
Friday, 29 September, 2023 - 09:20

Derna, Libya, after the floods which killed at least 11,000 people

This meeting aims to show that the capitalist class has no solution to the ecological crisis.

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.

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'


Europe outsources its dirty work to Frontex and ‘third party’ countries

Published by ICConline
Monday, 4 September, 2023 - 14:07

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’.

After a year of workers' struggles across the world

The struggle is ahead of us!

Published by ICConline
Wednesday, 16 August, 2023 - 11:28

A first balance-sheet of the international class movement initiated by the "summer of anger" in Britain in 2022. 

Environmental crisis

The bourgeoisie is unable to stem the tide of climate change

Published by: ICConline
Thursday, 28 September, 2023 - 21:04

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.  


The Wagner Group rebellion is a new step in instability and chaos

Published by: ICConline
Tuesday, 18 July, 2023 - 11:54

Article analysing the growing divisions within the Russian ruling class, and their dangerous implications

Militant memory

Tribute to our comrade Antonio

Published by: ICConline
Tuesday, 15 August, 2023 - 10:14

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

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.

Refugee crisis

Shipwreck of migrants in the Mediterranean: capitalism kills to defend its borders

Published by: ICConline
Thursday, 27 July, 2023 - 10:29

Once again, there was a shipwreck in the Mediterranean off the Italian island of Lampedusa on 22 June, with hundreds of people missing. This tragedy occurred just eight days after a boat sank off the coast of Greece. But what is presented as a simple news item is in reality an expression of the chaos caused by crisis-ridden capitalism.

On the blog Le Prolétariat universel

Irresponsible chatter plays into the hands of the bourgeoisie

Published by: ICConline
Monday, 10 July, 2023 - 13:39

Revolutionary organisations have a duty to denounce irresponsible behaviour that plays into the hands of the ruling class

Critique of a new book

La santé et la révolution : Russie soviétique, 1917 – 1924 (Health and Revolution in Soviet Russia, 1917-24)

Published by: ICConline
Sunday, 9 July, 2023 - 21:49

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

The SWP's ‘radical’ language - to lead workers’ struggles into a dead-end

Published by: ICConline
Sunday, 2 July, 2023 - 11:07

 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

Discussion Bulletin - groups of the Communist Left

Published by: ICConline
Tuesday, 11 April, 2023 - 10:15

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.

Class struggle and bourgeois manoeuvres

Argentina: the crisis is hitting the workers

Published by: ICConline
Wednesday, 31 May, 2023 - 09:19

As the crisis hits workers' living conditions, the ruling class uses its own divisions to spread confusion

Economic crisis

Overproduction and Inflation

Published by: ICConline
Thursday, 25 May, 2023 - 17:46

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.

ICC intervention

Presentation to the public meetings held in a number of countries on 13 May 2023

Published by: ICConline
Tuesday, 16 May, 2023 - 11:10

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!

Reader's contribution on imperialist conflict

Sudan 2023: a vivid illustration of the decomposition of capitalism

Published by: ICConline
Monday, 8 May, 2023 - 11:02

A close sympathiser analyses yet another outbreak of armed conflict in Sudan and exposes the hypocrisy of the 'democratic' powers


The historic importance of the strike wave in the UK

Published by: ICConline
Wednesday, 19 April, 2023 - 17:01

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.

Reader’s contribution

Northern Ireland: An advance by US imperialism and a headache for the British bourgeoisie

Published by: ICConline
Thursday, 30 March, 2023 - 10:39

It is impossible to understand what’s going on in Northern Ireland without seeing it in the context of the disruptive intervention of US imperialism against its “ally”, British imperialism. This article by a sympathiser of the ICC is written within that overall framework.


How do you assess the general dynamic of a proletarian struggle?

Published by: ICConline
Thursday, 30 March, 2023 - 12:06

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

On the recent meeting of NWBTCW in Paris

Published by: ICConline
Tuesday, 28 March, 2023 - 21:28

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

War fever, internationalism, and the limitations of anarchism

Published by: ICConline
Wednesday, 22 March, 2023 - 11:03

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'?

Critique of the so-called “Communisers”

Published by: ICConline
Tuesday, 18 April, 2023 - 13:00

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.

International Leaflet

UK, France, Spain, Germany, Mexico, China... Everywhere the same question: How to develop the struggle? How to make governments back down?

Published by: ICConline
Friday, 3 March, 2023 - 17:30

A new leaflet which we are distributing in a number of countries, aimed at answering the key questions facing the current wave of workers' struggles

ICC Online Dossier

Solidarity with healthworkers striking in defence of their wages and conditions, not with their employer, the NHS

Published by: ICConline
Wednesday, 8 March, 2023 - 08:57

A series of articles explaining that the campaign to defend the NHS is a campaign to defend the capitalist state, not the working class.

The 20s of the 21st century

The acceleration of capitalist decomposition poses the clear possibility of the destruction of humanity

Published by: International Review
Monday, 2 January, 2023 - 09:17

A statement from the ICC about the perspectives of capitalist society in the 2020s.

February 1st strikes and demonstrations

Union control reinforces divisions

Published by: ICConline
Saturday, 4 February, 2023 - 16:39

On February 1st around half a million workers from different sectors in Britain were on strike – rail and some bus networks, civil servants, and in particular workers in education, both schools and universities. This was the biggest number of workers out on one day since the strike wave in Britain began last summer.

Third Manifesto of the ICC

Capitalism leads to the destruction of humanity... Only the world revolution of the proletariat can put an end to it

Published by: International Review
Friday, 23 December, 2022 - 10:26

130 years ago, when tensions between capitalist powers were growing in Europe, Frederick Engels posed the dilemma for humanity: Communism or Barbarism. This alternative was concretised in the First World War which broke out in 1914 and caused 20 million deaths, another 20 million invalids, and in the chaos of war there was the Spanish flu pandemic with more than 50 million deaths. The revolution in Russia in 1917 and the revolutionary attempts in other countries put an end to the carnage and showed the other side of the historical dilemma posed by Engels: the overthrow of capitalism on a world scale by the revolutionary class, the proletariat, opening up the possibility of a communist society.


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.

The ICT's ambiguities about the historical significance of the strike wave in the UK

Published by: ICConline
Sunday, 16 April, 2023 - 05:47

On the need to understand the historical context of the present class movements

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


Strikes in Britain

Union divisions can only weaken our struggle

Published by: ICConline
Saturday, 29 July, 2023 - 15:39

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.

Published by: ICConline
Saturday, 29 July, 2023 - 15:57

Recent struggles in the US confirm the international dimension of the class struggle

Riots in France

Faced with the barbarity of the bourgeois state, indiscriminate violence is a dead end

Published by: ICConline
Thursday, 6 July, 2023 - 09:41

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.

Middle East

Conflict within the Israeli bourgeoisie: no camp for workers to choose!

Published by: ICConline
Saturday, 22 April, 2023 - 12:14

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

Why does the ICC talk about a "rupture" in the class struggle?

Published by: ICConline
Thursday, 27 July, 2023 - 10:13

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

Provocation, repression and manipulation are used by the police to sabotage the struggle

Published by: ICConline
Thursday, 27 July, 2023 - 10:18

The use of provocation against workers’ struggles has a long history.

25th International Congress of the ICC

Update of the Theses on Decomposition (2023)

Published by: International Review
Sunday, 16 July, 2023 - 08:43

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

Published by: International Review
Saturday, 8 July, 2023 - 22:03

An article giving a broad overview of the work of the 25th ICC Congress.

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.

Report on the economic crisis for the 25th ICC Congress

Published by: International Review
Monday, 5 June, 2023 - 12:58

A report to the 25th ICC Congress examining the deepening world economic crisis, its underlying causes and perspectives.

Reader's contribution on elections in Turkey

The electoral circus and the falsifiers of marxism

Published by: ICConline
Wednesday, 10 May, 2023 - 18:07

 This is a contribution by a close sympathiser from Turkey, taking position on the forthcoming elections  in that country.  We fully agree with the comrade’s denunciation of the election circus in Turkey (and everywhere else), in particular the pernicious role of the extreme left, which justifies participation in the bourgeois political arena in the name of “anti-fascism” or the “defence of democracy”.

Balance sheet of one year of war

The war in Ukraine is fuelling barbarism and chaos around the world

Published by: ICConline
Tuesday, 28 March, 2023 - 11:50

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

140 years since the death of Marx

Published by: ICConline
Tuesday, 18 April, 2023 - 12:45

A series of articles focusing on the huge contribution of Karl Marx to the revolutionary workers’ movement.

100 years after the foundation of the Communist International: What lessons can we draw for future combats? (Part V)

Published by: International Review
Sunday, 15 January, 2023 - 07:08

Concluding article in the series.

Divisions in the ruling class

Peru: The dead-end of the protests and the role of state repression

Published by: ICConline
Tuesday, 28 March, 2023 - 16:55

An analysis of the ongoing protests in Peru and the competing factions behind them.

Balance sheet of discussions at the ICC’s public meetings

The response of the working class to the acceleration of barbarism

Published by: ICConline
Wednesday, 22 March, 2023 - 12:48

War, pandemic, ecological disaster, economic chaos, famine: in the opening years of the 2020s, all these products of a decaying system have been intensifying and acting on each other, leaving little doubt that capitalism is spiralling towards destruction. But in opposition to the sense of doom and hopelessness pervading society, starting in June 2022 in GB, workers around the world have ignited the fire of international class struggle...

Rail disaster in Greece

In Greece as well, workers’ combativity and solidarity

Published by: ICConline
Monday, 20 March, 2023 - 15:07

Workers in Greece take their place in the international revival of class struggle, expressing their anger at the recent rail disaster which left 57 dead. 

Earthquake hits Turkey and Syria

The name of the disaster is capitalism - only proletarian class solidarity can save us!

Published by: ICConline
Wednesday, 8 February, 2023 - 19:03

We publish here a statement by some comrades in Turkey on the earthquake which has hit Turkey and Syria. We salute the comrades’ rapid response to these awful events, in which the official death toll has already passed 21,000 and is likely to climb much higher, including those who survived the initial quake but now face hunger, cold and disease. As the statement shows, this “natural” disaster has been made far more deadly by the callous demands of capitalist profit and competition, which has obliged people to live in totally inadequate, flimsy housing.  The particularly catastrophic effects of the recent earthquake illustrates the accentuation of the bourgeoise’s contempt for the lives and suffering of the working class and the oppressed today in the period where the capitalist mode of production is decomposing in every respect.