Election circus

Populism on the rise in Europe, the RN on the doorstep of power, the New Popular Front... The future belongs to the class struggle, not to the election circus!

Published by ICConline
Sunday, 23 June, 2024 - 20:17

The rise of populism is a pure expression of the decomposition of capitalism - but the bourgeoisie can still use its own decay against the working class

You can’t change society with a ballot paper

Published by ICConline
Thursday, 13 June, 2024 - 21:05

In Britain, as in France, the EU and soon in the USA, the electoral circus is again in full swing. We will be publishing various articles analysing the implications of these and other elections as expressions of the bourgeoise’s growing loss of control over its political machinery. But first we want to reaffirm the basic class position developed in particular by the Communist Left since capitalism entered its epoch of decline in the early years of the 20th century: that contrary to the propaganda of the ruling class, neither elections nor parliament can prevent the headlong rush of this system towards economic crisis, war and self-destruction.

Pro-Palestine demonstrations around the world

Choosing one side against another always means choosing imperialist war!

Published by ICConline
Tuesday, 7 May, 2024 - 11:33

Although the majority of those taking part in the demonstrations against Israel's assault on Gaza are motivated by real feelings of indignation, they are caught in the trap of nationalism, and thus support for imperialist war. 

The struggle against capitalist war

Prague "Action Week": Activism is a barrier to political clarification

Published by International Review
Monday, 10 June, 2024 - 00:26

A report on trials, tribulations and some small gains from an international gathering aimed at opposing imperialist war.  

New warmongering campaigns

"Guaranteeing peace by preparing for war"

Published by ICConline
Monday, 22 April, 2024 - 11:28

The ruling class in the west wants the exploited to accept austerity and war preparations in the name of " national defence"

Trotskyism

Another fake International … Despite its new coat the IMT remains an enemy of the working class

Published by: ICConline
Saturday, 15 June, 2024 - 09:05

When workers are looking for revolutionary clarity they will come across currents masquerading as 'communist' that are actually driven by the needs of capital.

Revolutionary press

WR 400: Fifty years of intervention in the working class

Published by: ICConline
Sunday, 5 May, 2024 - 07:34

With this issue, the ICC has now published four hundred editions of World Revolution. The first issue came out in May 1974, so the publication has been going for fifty years.

Gangsterisation of society

Haiti, a classic expression of putrefying capitalism

Published by: ICConline
Thursday, 2 May, 2024 - 19:29

In Haiti, as well as in an increasing number of other countries in Latin America, the decomposition of this system takes the form of the merger between the state and criminal gangs. 

War in decomposing capitalism

Terrorist massacre in Russia: capitalism sinks ever deeper into chaos!

Published by: ICConline
Friday, 12 April, 2024 - 13:23

The Moscow slaughter by Islamic State terrorists once again reveals the chaotic nature of today’s multiple imperialist conflicts

The fight against opportunism

The fight against opportunism, a vital challenge for the revolution

Published by: International Review
Monday, 13 May, 2024 - 13:12

The refusal to work together with other groups of the Communist Left defending the historic principles of this current in favour of collaboration with the forces of the "marsh" (the confused zone between proletarian positions and those of the left of the bourgeoisie) has a name: opportunism. 

The fight against imperialist war can only be waged with the positions of the communist left

Published by: International Review
Monday, 15 April, 2024 - 13:59

The Communist Left is the only real heir to the marxist tradition of struggle against imperialist war.

Two years on from the Joint Statement of the Communist Left on the war in Ukraine

Published by: International Review
Monday, 15 April, 2024 - 19:40

A first balance sheet of our appeals to the Communist Left to make a joint statement on the current imperialist conflicts.

Imperialist disputes

War tensions between Venezuela and Guyana: workers must reject the call to defend their country

Published by: ICConline
Thursday, 25 April, 2024 - 19:09

With the growing conflict between Guyana and Venezuela, and the recent storming of Mexico's embassy by Ecuadorian police in Quito, it's clear that national and imperialist rivalries are spreading in South America as well as other regions of the world

The ambiguities of internationalist anarchism

The ACG takes another step towards supporting the nationalist war campaign

Published by: ICConline
Tuesday, 16 April, 2024 - 09:51

We examine the Anarchist Communist Group's growing concessions to the campaigns in favour of Palestinian nationalism

Internal debate on the world situation

New response to Steinklopfer

Published by: ICConline
Tuesday, 23 April, 2024 - 11:05

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.

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

Life of the ICC

Public Meeting in Madrid: The invaluable contribution of Bilan to the struggle for the world party of the proletariat

Published by: ICConline
Saturday, 23 March, 2024 - 18:37

An account of a public discussion about  the historical method of  the Italian Communist Left and its contribution to the communist programme.

Workers' struggle

Shock measures met with manoeuvres by the unions and the left of capital... In Argentina, the proletariat is under attack from all sides

Published by: ICConline
Thursday, 11 April, 2024 - 12:36

Workers are not only faced with vicious economic attacks from the government, they also have to deal with traps set to divert their discontent.

Internationalism against leftism

What is 'Lotta Comunista' in reality?

Published by: ICConline
Thursday, 11 April, 2024 - 11:10

In Britain, the group Lotta Comunista hides behind the “Internationalist Workers Club”, which runs food banks in London. It may at first sight look like an internationalist organisation from the tradition of the Communist left. This article argues that appearances can be deceptive.

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.

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”.

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.

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.

Internationalist Voice

Against the Barbaric War of Israel and Iran. Capitalism Means War and Barbarism!

Published by: ICConline
Monday, 22 April, 2024 - 10:26

The ICC welcomes the rapid reaction by Internationalist Voice to the escalation of the war in the Middle East: analysing the attacks between Israel-Iran and putting forward an unswerving denunciation of the Israeli and Iranian bourgeoisies. 

Report on the political life of the bourgeoise

How the bourgeoisie organises itself

Published by: International Review
Monday, 17 June, 2024 - 17:53

An examination of the political life of the class enemy.

Marxism and Ecology

Critique of Saito's "Degrowth Communism"

Published by: ICConline
Friday, 12 April, 2024 - 13:26

Why marxists reject all versions of the “Green New Deal”, from the mainstream to its most left wing variants

40 years since the UK miners' strike

The working class has finally recovered from the defeat

Published by: ICConline
Thursday, 28 March, 2024 - 15:40

The defeat of the miners' strike in Britain in 1985 has had a long-lasting, negative impact, but it is no longer a blockage on the capacity of the working class to defend its interests. In a second article, Government and unions set the miners up for defeat, we look in more detail at recent  TV documentaries about the strike and the specific tactics of the British bourgeoisie to lure the miners into a trap. 

TV documentaries on the 1984-5 miners' strike

Government and unions set the miners up for defeat

Published by: ICConline
Sunday, 31 March, 2024 - 09:22

Whatever their intentions, the recent TV documentaries on the 1984-5 miners' strike provide evidence how a trap was laid for the workers by the twin strategies of government and unions. In a second article, The working class has finally recovered from the defeat, we look more closely at the international context of the strike and its long-term impact on the class struggle. 

Economic crisis

Germany: workers will pay the cost of the economic crisis

Published by: ICConline
Friday, 29 March, 2024 - 00:02

Europe’s most powerful economy is hit hard by the combined effects of war, economic crisis, and the ecological disaster.

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 T, 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.

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.

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'

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.