Left wing communism

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A new council communist discussion group at Facebook

At Facebook a new discussion group appeared under the name Council Communism and Class Autonomy. We welcome this initiative by publishing the more political parts of its Statutes. “GENERAL OBJECTIVES OF THIS DISCUSSION GROUP This is a international and multilingual…

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Trotskyist “council communism”? A warning

After the publication of my critical article Council communists of the world, organize (the workers, or yourselves?), I have been confirmed in the suspicion that one or more left-wing bourgeois groups are hiding behind council communism on Facebook to engage…

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The contagion of the revolt is spreading…

Revolts everywhere! International statement by Proletarios Internacionalistas Since we published our previous text at the end of March, the unfolding of events has only further confirmed what we had there denounced: the war against the coronavirus is a war against…

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Council communists of the world, organize (the workers, or yourselves?)

Recently I have witnessed some interesting attempts of council communists to organize. The actual historical situation brings forwards new elements interested in council communism, and older elements understand the unique chance for an activity larger than mere propaganda and theoretical…

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The Fate of the Class Struggle in Iraq

In order to define our tasks, we must above all draw conclusions from the lessons and experiences of the class struggle of our time. The purpose is to share and use knowledge derived from experiences outcomes from the real class…

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Riots at Curacao (Caribbean)

The proletariat at the island of Curaçao (one of the former Dutch Antillean Islands) is hard hit by the recession and the lockdown measures (Covid pandemic). This is true for the region of the Caribbean as a whole, where the…

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“Defund the police” or what?

Defund the police has been the most important slogan in the last week. The mayors of Los Angeles and San Francisco have announced to cut the Police Department’s budget. In Minneapolis, a majority of the City Council pledged to dismantle its Police…

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Invitation to discuss Wagners ‘Theses on Bolshevism’

English / German / Dutch English Theses on Bolshevism, written in 1933 by Wagner, has been one of the most influential texts on the revolution in Russia amongst councils communists. More that 100 years later, this revolution still is a…

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Willy Huhn (1948): ‘Lenin as a Utopian’

In other languages: German, Dutch The first characteristic of Utopian socialism resides in the superstition of the power of science. A rational system is supposed to change the social world in such a decisive way that something ethically better and socially…

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The Destruction of Nature (1909 by Anton Pannekoek)

In other languages: French, German, Dutch There are numerous complaints in the scientific literature about the increasing destruction of forests. But it is not only the joy that every nature-lover feels for forests that should be taken into account. There…

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‘Internationalisme’ (GCF), On the National and Colonial Question (1945/1946)

French originals: Resolution … and The national and colonial problem Following two texts by Internationalisme on nationalism and ‘the people’ have been written in the context of inter-imperialist war of the 1940-ties. In our present period, that of ravaging economic…

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What we learn from the coronavirus pandemic

To Dutch language translation LESSON ONE The first lesson is that the capitalist system is incapable of leading us through the crisis today and those to come. It is not just that most of our government leaders are craven bastards,…

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