Review of the International Communist Party
n° 33 -
October 2012 - Now Further Attacks on Pensions Proposed in the UK / New Attacks proposed against Pensioners / In South Africa the Miners Fight On, in the Face of the Bourgeoisie’s Bullets / The Spanish miners show the European proletariat the right path: indefinite strikes / The Crisis in Europe, Bourgeois Quacks and We Communists / Businesses, Banks and States dragged into the vortex of Capital’s Crisis of Overproduction: the Greek case: The Years of Euphoria - Harsh awakening - The Origin of the Crisis - Who Actually Pays Taxes? - The Liabilities of the Banks / The Labor Movement in the United States of America (Part 3) A presentation at the January 2007 party meeting in Sarzana (Continued from the previous issue): From Independence to Secession - Early Industrial Development - Workers’ Associations - The Situation of the Working Class / Report of the Public Meeting held in Liverpool on June 23rd 2012: Presentations - Chairperson’s address - The Historical Need for Communism / Outside and Against the Existing Trade Unions / REUNION REPORTS - A condensation of the reports made at general meetings: - The Party’s General Meeting in Cortona 29-30 May 2010 [GM107] - A Busy Working Meeting Parma 18–19 September 2010 [GM108] - A Determined Party Meeting, Florence, 22 and 23rd January 2011 [GM109] - The excellent results that come of impersonal communist work, Genoa, 21-23 May 2011 [GM110]
n° 31-32 - 2012
From Hiroshima to Fukushima - Not yes or no to nuclear power, but yes or no to capitalism / The Inter-imperialist Confrontation in Libya / Economic Crisis and the need to fight it with effective trade-union organisations / Contributions to the Organic Historical Representation of the Marxist Revolutionary Theory (Reunion of Milan, September 7, 1952): Theory and Action - The immediate revolutionary programme (From the pamphlet, "Sul Filo del Tempo" - n° 1, May 1953) / The Labor Movement in the United states of America (Part 2, party meeting in Viareggio on June 2006, continued from the last number): Intermezzo on the American Revolutions - The Working Class and the War of Independence / Egyptian Worker’s Speaking Tour - good and less good forms of Solidarity - Postscript: Letter from Wales / Greece: The Financial crisis in Greece: The Toppling of Capital’s Golden Idols / For the defence of the Greek proletariat’s living and working conditions against the attack of International capital! - The proletariat must avoid getting drawn into parliamentary games and instead rebuild its own independent class organisations! / General strike in Greece on the 28th and 29th June: Lessons and wrong trends / Greece on strike against capital, which is Greek, European and Global / Interventions in Italy and UK / Whether they ‘pay their debts’ or not, the employers and all the bourgeois states of Europe are moving onto the attack against the working class - The workers can only defend themselves with a full-scale general mobilisation, by reorganising themselves into a true trade union which fights for class objectives! / Distributed at the TUC demo against the cuts in London on March 26: For workers’ unity across different sectors! For a General Strike against Capital! / Public Sector Strikes in England, June 30 / The Public Sector workers’ Strike on November 30 / USA: Attacks on Public Sector Workers on Both Sides of the Atlantic / Verizon strike / From the Occupy Wall Street Movement to the Blockade of the West Coast ports / Reunion Reports: Genoa (June 2009), Turin (September 2009), Sarzana (January 2010)
n° 29-30 - 2010/2011
Through a hail of bullets, the Proletariat in North Africa is Rising up and taking on the Bourgeoisie - This generous, international revolt of the working class will only be consolidated by reinforcing its defensive organisations, the trade unions; by challenging the parties and the liberal and democratic illusions of the petty bourgeoisie; by reconnecting with the Marxist programme and political party, in solidarity with the workers in all countries and against the criminal global reaction of capital - Let the word ring out, so long mystified and prohibited: Communism - The Proletarian Giant shakes Egypt / The revolt in Tunisia is successful - But now it is menaced by the trap of democracy / Capitalism, already a nauseating corpse - and the international working class can and must free itself of it - why the crisis is both necessary and useful / More bloodshed in the Middle East / Rosarno - an example to all workers: A question of Class and Class struggle, not Race! - Oppose all divisions in the Working Class, For Working class unity! - The struggle of the immigrant labourers is for the whole of the working class / France - Pension “reforms”: Every defence of national and company interests is a defence of capital’s interests - The old world must give birth to Communism but only the workers struggle can make it happen / UK: Government cuts are directed against the working class: The TUC’s position on the Unemployed - Divisions within the Ruling Class - To trade union activists! / Distributed at the TUC demo against the cuts in London on March 26: For workers’ unity across different sectors! For a General Strike against Capital! / Letter from America: Struggling workers suppressed at the point of the boss’s gun / The American health reforms: A Nice Gift for the Insurance Companies / The Workers’ Movement in Modern Iraq, Study presented at the party meetings held between May 2003 and May 2005: The Bourgeois Revolution: The Coup d’état of the Free Officers - Pan-Arabism and nationalism - The Mosul Rebellion - Suppression of the Proletariat - The agrarian question - A belated bourgeois revolution - Caught between nationalism and suppression - Turbulent stabilization - The suicidal tactic of the United Front / The Labor Movement in the United States of America (Part 1) [GM94]: The point of departure: Servants and Slaves: The Eighteenth Century: Birth of the Urban Proletariat - The Working Class Before Independence / Franco Ramasso / Party General Meetings: Party Meeting in Genoa 21-22 September 2007 [GM99] - Return to Sarzana for our working meeting 26-27 January 2008 [GM100] - Working meeting in Turin 24 and 25 May 2008 [GM101] - A Successful General Meeting in Cortona 28-29 September 2008 [GM102] - Party General Meeting in Florence January 31st to February 1st 2009 [GM103] - The Reports: The Military Question - Working class anti-militarism opposed to the Great War - Course of the economy - Origin of the trade unions in Italy - Financial capital - The “Peace process” in Northern Ireland - Imperialism in Iraq - History of the American Labour Movement - Towards a History of religion - Class struggle in the Middle East - Toward a History of Science - Trade union activity - The origins of the Chinese Communist Party - Agrarian collectivism during the Spanish Civil War
n° 27-28 - 2009
The Capital regime is based on plunder and exploitation: Long may its crisis continue! For class struggle! For Communism! / December 2008, A Police operation against the proletariat trapped in the Gaza Strip / Greek youth revolts against a revolting world / The Workers’ Movement in Modern Iraq (part 1, Report presented at the May 2003 and May 2005 party meetings). Iraq under the monarchy: The social structure - The birth of the trade unions - Communist penetration - Political Crisis in the Thirties - The Coup d’Ètat of 1936 - Iraq in the Second World War - The post-war period - ‘The Leap’, the Revolt of 1948 / A Peace Process in Northern Ireland - in London and Washington’s interest: Irish “Independence”, with England’s blessing - Marx and Engels on the Irish Question / Marxism and the Unions, The Young Marx and Engels, the Workers, and the Trade-Union struggles (part 2 - part 1 in Communist Left 21/22): 6. The ‘young Hegelian’ Engels - 7. Engels arrives in England - 8. The condition of the working class in England - 9. The creation of the industrial working class - 10. The Trade Unions - 11. The Trade Unions and the working class party - 12. Conclusion / Capitalist Development and the American Civil War, The Civil War as the key moment in the subjugation of the black and white proletariat to the requirements of a rapacious bourgeoisie (part 4, as presented at the September and May 2004 party meetings): The Consequences of the War - The North’s War - Marx and Engels’ stance - The “Reconstruction” and its failure - The missing agricultural reform - “Reconstruction” according to the Radicals - “Redemption” - By way of Conclusion / Contributions to the Organic Historical Representation of the Marxist Revolutionary Theory (Reunion of Milan, September 7, 1952): The Historical Invariance of Marxism - The False Resource of Activism (From the pamphlet, "Sul Filo del Tempo" - n° 1, May 1953) / Reunion Reports: Party Meeting at Sarzana [RG97]: Working Class Anti-militarism and the First World War - History of the American workers’ movement - The Jewish Question - Course of the capitalist Economy - Balance sheet of the Iranian “Revolution” - The Military Question – An Excellent Party Meeting in Parma [RG98]: History of the workers’ movement in the Usa, the first organisations - The Origin of the Trade unions in Italy, The Cgil - Course of the Economy - The military question, feudalism - The Jewish question, the 30 pieces of silver.
n° 25-26 - autumn 2007/summer
China, “Communist Variant” of capitalism / Communist International - Two Reports on Fascism by the delegate of the Communist Party of Italy: Introduction (2008) - 4th Congress, 1922 - 5th Congress, 1924 / Fascism and Antifascism / The Italian Left and the International (part 10 - continued from Communist Left, no.19-20): IV - The Founding of the Communist Party of Italy: Livorno 1921: IV.3 - The political tendencies inside the PSI: b. The Maximalists (cont.) - c. The Communist Fraction: The Milan Meeting of October 15th - An Historical Necessity - b - The Imola Congress - c. Towards the Communist Party / Capitalist Development and the American Civil War (Part 3): The Civil War as the key moment in the subjugation of the black and white proletariat to the requirements of a rapacious bourgeoisie: A War of Long Duration - The Crucial Year - The “March to the Sea” - The Emancipation of the Slaves - The White Proletariat / Life of the Party, Reunion Reports: – A Productive Party Meeting at Viareggio, June 3-4, 2006 [RG95]: The Crisis of Capital - The Rearming of the States - The American Workers’ Movement - Balance Sheet of the Islamic “Revolution” - Italy: Bigotted and Machiavellian - The origin of the trade unions in Italy - Anti-militarism in the Workers’ movement - The Jewish Question – Working Meeting in Turin, September 23-24, 2006 [RG96]: Chronology of Lebanese history - Course of the Economy - The Jewish question / Giandomenico
n° 23-24 - spring 2006/winter
The war in the Middle East and the Destruction of Lebanon / The Courageous strike of the Teheran tram-drivers / Struggles in France against the latest attacks on job security, January-March 2006 / Our Last Farewell to Fortunato Benedetti / Marking Out the Foundations (Prometeo, No 1, 1946) / Schematic Chronology of the Chinese National Epic: Gestation and revolutionary anguish - Anti-imperialist Revolution-Anti-communist Counter-revolution - 1949: The birth of the Popular Republic - The colossal agrarian problem - Struggles inside the Party-State - China becomes part of the imperialist chess-game / The Italian left and the International: The Imola congress, Towards the communist party, / Capitalist Development and the American Civil War (Part 2): The last year of peace - The 1860 elections - Secession - The deployment of forces - Total War / UK: A Strike Against the Latest Attack on Workers Pensions, March 2006 / UK: "Left" Trade Union Leaders avoid the Class struggle: Vauxhall Strike at Ellesmere Port in May - The Shop Floor Workers walk-out - No Sign of Class Struggle from the 'Left' TU Leaders / Reunion Reports: An Excellent Party Meeting at Cortona, 1-2 October 2005 [RG93]: Antimilitarism and the Workers' Movement - Italian Ideology, The Post-resistance Bloc - Origin of the trade unions in Italy: Fascism and War - Course of the Crisis - Iran, balance sheet of the “Islamic Revolution” - The War in Iraq - The Jewish Question, Universalisms in Conflict / The Spring 2006 Meeting at Parma [RG94]: American Workers' Movement - Origin of the Trade Unions in Italy - Italic history and ideology - Iran, balance-sheet of the “Islamic revolution” - The History of Modern Iraq - The Jewish Question
n° 21-22 - spring 2005/winter
Comrade Livio has Passed Away / New Orleans, Ignorance-Impotence-Rapacity / Terrorism, Anti-Proletarian in Two Senses: The Iraqi working class and the various guises of its bourgeois enemy - The terrorist attack in Madrid - Terrorist Attacks in London - Bourgeois Terrorism against the International Proletariat / Iraq, Against collaborationists and resistance fighters: "Errors", or a necessity? - Towards the Destruction of the Unitary State - The Social Situation and the Task of the Proletariat / Theses on the Chinese Question, "Marseilles Theses", 1964: Introduction - The Revolutions of the East: Character and Perspectives - Democracy and the Proletariat: The National Question - From the Russian Revolution to the Canton Commune: the Revenge of the Mensheviks - Peasant "Socialism" and the "New" Democracy - Impotent Petit-Bourgeois Reformism - Rivalries in the Bourgeois East / Marxism and the unions (Part 1): Introduction - 1. The "young Hegelian" Marx - 2. Marx and the "Rheinische Zeitung" - 3. The proletariat identified as the revolutionary class - 4. The Paris Manuscripts - 5. Labour in a post-capitalist society / Capitalist Development and the American Civil War, The Civil War as the key moment in the subjugation of the black and white proletariat to the requirements of a rapacious bourgeoisie, Report presented to the May 2002 and January 2003 Party Reunions: The United States in the mid Nineteenth Century - North and South - The 'Peculiar' Institution - The Missouri Compromise - The Midwest - The 1850s, The Decisive years / Reunion reports: An intense party meeting, Cortona, 2-3 October 2004 [RG90]: Marxist Economy - The Self-knowledge of the Italian Bourgeoisie - Anti-militarism and the Workers' Movement - The History of Modern Iraq - The Jewish Question Today - Trade Union Work amongst the Railway Workers. Working meeting at Florence, January 29th and 30th, 2005 [RG91]: Course of capitalism - History of modern Iraq - Origins of trade unions in Italy - Russian capitalism, post 1991 / Mass Sackings and Wildcat Strikes at Heathrow / Heads roll in the UK unions
n° 19-20 - 2004
Iraq: War as Form of Government / The Counter-Revolution and the Spanish Imperialist War, Three articles from Bilan (1936-37): Foreword (translated form Il Partito Comunista, no.148, April 1986) - The "Popular Front" triumphs in Spain (Bilan no. 28, March-April 1936) - Against the imperialist front for the massacre of Spanish workers we must oppose the class front of the international proletariat (Bilan no. 34, August-September 1936) - The Spanish imperialist war and the massacre of the asturian miners (Bilan no. 44, October-November 1937) / June 1944 - Manifesto of the Communist left to the proletarians of Europe / The Italian Left and the Communist International (Part 9, Proletarian struggles betrayed by the PSI and the CGL: The political tendencies inside the PSI - The Turatian right - The Maximalists) / Towards the Rebirth of the Working Class trade Union (from "Il Partito Comunista", no.205, 1992) / Origins and History of the English Workers Movement (Part 6, Karl Marx and the Chartists: The Communist League - The last days of the Chartism) / UK - Workers frustration and Outbursts of Strikes headed off by the Union Leaders: Preparing for the 2003 Trades Union Congress - Discontent contained at the TUC - A Late Autumn Strike Wave - The Response of the Postal - Workers - Other Workers in Dispute (December 2003) / Usa - The Southern California grocery strike Portrait of a regime union in action / Party Interventions: Italy: The public transport workers' strike An example for all workers (3 December, 2003) - Usa: Solidarity with striking and locked-out grocery workers For a class union (February 2004) - Usa: Ignore the elections Unleash the class war.
n° 18 - Summer-Autumn 2003
Against Capitalist War! Against Capitalist Peace! / Social and Class issues underlie the Israeli-Palestinian tragedy / The Italian Left and the Communist International (Part 8): The Trade Union Question - The Italian Question - The Formation of the National Sections - The Founding of the Communist Party of Italy: Livorno 1921 / Origin and History of the English Workers Movement (Part 5, Chartism, 1837-1847: The National Convention -The Newport rebellion - The National Charter Association - The Great General Strike of 1842 - O'Connor's Landplan, The last gasp or Utopianism) / On Marxism, Law and Revolution: Academic Acrobatics - Structure and Superstructure - The Abolition or the Withering Away of the State? - Victory of Communism, Not of Socialist Law - The Legal Structure of the October Revolution - Gramsci on State and law / Report from the USA, False security: Iraq and Beyond - Union struggles / Increased Exploitation in the UK Postal Service: The Reaction of the Communication Workers Union - Union cooperation in the restructuring plans - How the Redundancies will take place.
n° 17 - Special edition
Six Articles on Disasters and the Nature of Capitalism - (£2/$5)
Introduction - Filling and bursting of bourgeois civilization - Murder of the dead - The legend of the Piave - Weird and wonderful tales of modern social decadence - The doctrine of the body possessed by the devil - The spirit of horse-power (Articles originally published in Battaglia Comunista nos. 23 and 24, 1951; il Programma Comunista no. 20, 1963; no. 17, 1956; Battaglia Comunista no. 21, 1951; il Programma Comunista no.5, 1953, respectively).
n° 15-16 - Spring-Summer 2002
The Capitalist regime uses Terrorism and anti-terrorism to force the Proletariat into the Third Imperialist War / A “Peace Process” for Capitalism in Ireland / Origin and History of the English Working Class (Part 4, The beginning of the 19th century: Economy and subordinated classes - Political Unrest - The Radical Movement - First Unions of Industrial Workers - Utopian Reformism - Trade Union Legality) / Biodiversity and Capitalism: Part 2 - The rain forests / The Italian left and the International (part 7 - The Communist Party and Parliamentarism / UK: A Further Integration of the Unions into the State / Chaos and Disruption in the British Postal System / Manchette (What Distinguishes Our Party) / Reunion Report - Genoa, 26-27 May 2001.
n° 14 - Autumn 2000 -
Algeria, Yesterday and Today / The Explosive Potential of the Indonesian Working Class / The Italian left and the International (part 6) / Origin and History of the English Working Class: Emergence of the Proletarian Movement (Part 3: 1780-1815, Emergence of the proletarian movement - London Corresponding Society - Mutinies - Luddism - First Trade Unions) / UK: Carworkers under Attack / Biodiversity and Capitalism / Deadly Embraces (an article about our attitude towards other groups 'on the Left') / Reunion report.
n° 12/13 - Summer 1999
Origin and History of the English Workers Movement (Part 2: the Bourgeois Revolution / The Italian Left and the International (part 5) / Communist Organisation and Discipline (Prometeo 1924) / Notes on the Opposition between Capitalist and Socialist Economics / A Growing Anger at the Trade Union Leaders / the Liverpool Dockers Dispute, a Summing Up (or how not to conduct a strike) / Yet Another Appalling TUC Annual General Gathering / Australia: Wharfies still under Attack / Articles on disputes in the USA: All-out Strike at General Motors. A Nice Test of Strength by the New York Buiding Workers / Leaflets on the Kosovo War: Down with the Imperialist War! Now as Before, War on War.
n° 10-11 - 1997 -
Origins and History of the English Workers Movement (part 1: Primitive accumulation) / Articles on the 1926 General Strike. Introduction. The tactics of the Comintern: 1) Anglo-Russian Committee (1926). "Mac Donald in Power" - Prometeon° 20, 1929. "Capitalism's mortal Crisis" - Prometeo n°5, 1928. How to write history: a Critique of Hobsbawn. Position of the Left at the Sixth Enlarged ECCI (1926). The Comintern and the United Front / Archives: introduction. The Balkan war (1912). Interventions.
n° 9 - Autumn 1995 -
British Labour Dumps Fake Socialism / Theses on the Trade Unions in Britain / The tactic of affiliating the CPGB to the Labour Party / Notes on the history of the Left: Stalinism's Victory over the Oppositions / From the Left's Archives: Letter to Korsch from the Left in October 1926 / The Italian Left and the International (part 4) - The struggle for a split in the Italian Socialist Party / Party Reunions / The Signal workers strike against Railtrack, June -September 1994.
n° 8 - Autumn 1994 -
The battle against the destruction of the Party - Introduction / From the Archives of the Left: The Fraction's letter to the International secretariat, 1930 / Dogs' legs ("Le gambe ai cani", Battaglia Comunista, n°11, 1952. Introduction and Preface of the the 1952 edition) / Reunion Report: Turin, 2 & 3 October 1993 / The need for workers' economic organizations / Current Events: Leaflet on Unemployment. Lecturers Strike. Postal workers strike.
n° 7 - April-September 1993 - (60p)
The Burial of the C.P.G.B, A Question of Traditions: Backgrounds of the Organisations involved in the formation of the CPGB / The Italian Left and the Communist International (part 4): The great proletarian struggles and their repercussions on the party - Impotence and inefficiency of the PSI - The Bologna congress of the Psi (5/8 October 1919), Victory for the Maximalists and Reformists, Foundation of the Communist Abstentionist Fraction / Report on the 1919 Bologna Congress of the Socialist Party of Italy by Sylvia Pankhurst / Current Events: The Season of Strikes in Italy - A Summing Up / Britain - The Axe still Hangs Over the Mines: The Campaign against the Pit Closures - Heated Discussions Within the Ruling Class - What Now for the Miners / Reunion Reports.
n° 6 - July-December 1992 - (60p)
Marxism and the workers movement in Britain (part 4/4) / Auschwitz the Big Alibi / Race and Class / The Italian Left and the Communist International (part 3) / Introduction and Interview with Sylvia Pankhurst on the situation in England (published in Il Soviet in 1919) / The Party and the Trade Unions.
n° 5 - January-June 1992 - (60p)
US Riots, American Dream Under Fire / Yugoslavia: Not ethnic war but global imperialist conflict, Serbia another Sarajevo? / Russia: Liquidators Liquidated / Party's Theses: Nature and Communist Revolution: 1. The "ruin of all classes" - 2. The fetish character of the commodity - 3. Mystical Body - 4. Communist mysticism - 5. From the truly great economy to the truly great ecology / An Historical Outline of the Union Movement in Argentina / The Italian Left and the Communist International (part 2) / Three Texts of the Italian Communist Left on Anarchism: Socialism and Anarchy, Il Soviet, no. 13, 16-3-1919; Socialists and Anarchists, Il Soviet, no. 2, 11-1-1920; Bolshevism defamed by the Anarchists, Il Soviet, no. 15, 23-5-1920 / A successful general reunion of the party at Turin / Current Events: London Underground Strike, Underground tremors hit capital; Ignore the elections, Continue the struggles (Leaflet on the Election in the U.K.)
n° 4 - 1991 - (60p)
Revolutionary Marxism and the War in the Gulf / The Party's Classical Theses and Evaluations on war (part 2) / The Italian Left and the Communist International 1919-1926 (part 1) / Italy - The Metalworkers: Caught in the vice between Bosses and Unions / Reunion Reports / "Practical" Socialists by William Morris / Current Events: Reports from Argentina. Liverpool - Assault on all Fronts against the Workers.
n° 3 - July-December 1990 - (60p)
Against All Fatherlands / Marxism and the workers movement in Britain (part 3/4) / The Party's Classical Theses and Evaluation on war (part 1) / Reunion report / Unofficial Union Organizes strike in oil-fields / Big Stick in Poplar (1923) by Sylvia Pankhurst / Currents Events: Anti-Poll Tax Campaign. Gulf imperialist conflict.
n° 2 - January-June 1990 - (60p)
CPGB Lurching into Oblivion / Roast Beef of Old England / Marxism and the Workers Movement in Britain (part 2/4): Economics and the proletarian critique: Class Struggle by the New Industrial Working Class - Plan for the Reorganisation of Society - Limits and Collapse of Utopian Socialism / On the Thread of Time: Introduction. Marxism of the Stammerers / Life of the Party: Reunion Report / Current Events: Transport Strikes in Australia. Poll Tax Riots - Ruling Class says "No" to Violence. Trial and Terror in the U.K.
n° 1 - July-December 1989 - (60p)
Marxism and the English Workers Movement (part 1/4): The English Traditions - Origins of Marxism - Defeats and reorganisation - The First International - Trade Union Bureaucrats’ Defection / Ireland , Sinn Fein: from the Bullet to the Ballot? / Union Question: Introduction, Evolution and Dynamic of the Union Form - The Party and the Cobas / Current Events: The "Modernization" of the Labour Party. The Bourgeoisie and the "Social Peace", East and West.