ICC held its 16th Congress in the 30th year of
its existence. In this article we therefore intend, as we did on the
10th and 20th anniversaries of the ICC, to draw
up a balance sheet of our organisation's experience. This is not a
sign of narcissism: communist organisations do not exist by or for
themselves; they are instruments of the working class, to which their
experience belongs. This article thus aims, as one might say, to
return our organisation's mandate for its 30 years of existence to
the class. And as always in returning a mandate, we must determine
whether our organisation has been able to live up to the
responsibilities that it took on when it was formed. We will
therefore begin by asking what were the responsibilities of
revolutionaries in the situation of 30 years ago, and how they have
changed since then, as the situation itself has changed.
The text published below was written in 1995, 20 years after the founding congress of the International Communist Current in 1975.
We reprint this text in order to give our readers an introduction to the history of our organisation, and an insight into the method which inspired its creation as an international regroupment of local organisations. This remains our method to this day.