The International Communist Current traces its origins to the
unyielding struggle, against terrible odds and hardship, of the Left
Communist groups who refused to accept both the outright
counter-revolution of Stalinism, and the inadequate resistance to
Stalinism undertaken by Trotsky and the Left Opposition.
long night of the counter-revolution that followed the defeat of the
proletarian power in Russia during the 1920s, meant that the Left
Communists were reduced to small groups without any influence in the
mass of the working class. But their efforts to understand the
conditions of both the victory of the revolution in 1917, and its later
defeat, are the only foundations on which a new, world wide political
organisation of the working class can be built.