Suggested Readings

Below is our list of suggested readings, it shall be updated as we read and write more over time. For clarity on our positions we recommend reading our platform.

Introductory Texts

For Communism by the CWO

Class Consciousness and Revolutionary Organisation by the CWO

Marx and Engels

Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844 by Karl Marx

Chapter I: A Critique of The German Ideology by Karl Marx

Wage Labour and Capital by Karl Marx

The Principles of Communism by Friedrich Engels

Manifesto of the Communist Party by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels

The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte by Karl Marx

Value, Price and Profit by Karl Marx

Capital Volume One by Karl Marx

Capital Volume Two by Karl Marx

Capital Volume Three by Karl Marx

The Civil War in France by Karl Marx

The Housing Question by Friedrich Engels

Critque of the Gotha Programme by Karl Marx

Anti-Dühring by Friedrich Engels

Socialism: Utopian and Scientific by Friedrich Engels

The Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State by Friedrich Engels

Nationalism, Imperialism and War

The National Question by Rosa Luxemburg

Who Needs the War? By Alexandra Kollontai

The Defeat of One’s Own Government in the Imperialist War by Vladimir Lenin

The Main Enemy is at Home by Karl Liebknecht

Do Internationalists Want a Split? by Alexandra Kollontai

Theses on the Right of Nations to Self-determination by Georgy Pyatakov, Yevgenia Bosch and Nikolai Bukharin

Imperialism and World Economy by Nikolai Bukharin

Appeal of the Internationalist Communist Party for the Creation of a United Proletarian Front Against the War by PCInt

1944: War or Revolution by PCInt

The 1944 Manifesto of the Internationalist Communist Left by PCInt

The Economic Role of War in Capitalism’s Decadent Phase by CP

The National Question Today and the Poisonous Legacy of the Counter-revolution by CP

Social Democracy, the First World War and the Working Class in Britain by ER

In Rojava: People’s War is not Class War by Jock

Against Nationalism and War! By the ICT

Against Imperialist Massacres: No war but the class war by CWO

Imperialism and the Amazon by Atticus

US/Iran Rivalry: What No War But the Class War Really Means by Jock

Neither Israel, Nor Palestine: No War but the Class War by Affiliates and Sympathisers of the ICT

AUKUS: Another Preparation for Imperialist War by EK

No War but the Class War – A Call for Action by Comrades of the ICT

Internationalism and the War in Ukraine by CWO

The War in Ukraine Opens the Way to Global Imperialist Conflict by Jock

Rojava: The Myths and the Reality by Dyjbas

Revolution, Counter-revolution and State-Capitalism

The State and Revolution by V.I Lenin

The Proletarian Revolution and the Renegade Kautsky by V.I Lenin

The Formation of the Red Army by Karl Radek

The Russia We Love and Defend by Onorato Damen

Trotsky and Trotskyism by CWO

1921: Beginning of the Counter-revolution? by the IBRP

Stalin and Stalinism by AD

Juche: Stalinism and Maoism with Feudal Characteristics by Internationalist Communist Perspective

The Significance of the Russian Revolution Today by CWO

Sugarcane Stalinism by Emanuel Santos

A Hundred Years On: Lessons of the German Revolution by Jock

Class Struggle in China by Dyjbas

The Kronstadt Revolt: One Hundred Years of Counter-Revolution by CWO

Cuba: The Real Fight Against State Repression Begins with Workers’ Self-Organization by Affiliates of the ICT and ICO

Russia: Revolution and Counter-Revolution, 1905-1924 – A View from the Communist Left by Jock Dominie

Bourgeois Democracy, Reform, Fascism and Anti-fascism

The Dreyfus Affair and the Millerand Case by Rosa Luxemburg

Reform or Revolution by Rosa Luxemburg

The Democratic Principle by Amadeo Bordiga

Anti-Fascism: Formula for Confusion by Bilan, Journal of the Italian Communist Left in Exile 1934

Bourgeois Violence and Proletarian Defence by Onorato Damen

Don’t Vote! by PCInt

Against Fascism, Against Bourgeois Democracy. For Communism! by Battaglia Comunista

Beyond Antifascism by JB

Is the Working Class Right Wing by CB

Socialism is not Statism by Jock

Abstention: A Class Response to Capitalist Elections by ASm

Their Democracy and Ours by Ant

Party and Class

Party and Class by Amadeo Bordiga

Centralised Party, Yes – Centralism over the Party, No! by Onorato Damen

You can’t build the party playing with paradoxes by Onorato Damen

Our Intervention Within the Working Class by Battaglia Comunista

Theses on the Role of Communists in the Economic Struggle of the Working Class by CWO

New Class Composition, New Struggles by CWO

The Fraction-Party Question in the Italian Left by Fabio Damen

We are against all institutional parties by the ICT

Why the Working Class is Key by the CWO

The Meaning of Workers’ Councils in the 21st Century by Dyjbas

Unions

On the Union Question by Amadeo Bordiga and Onorato Damen

Communist Work and the Trades Unions Today by IBRP

Unions – Whose Side Are They On? by Jock

The Unions, the Class Struggle and Communists by NZ

Solidarność: Trade Unionism or Self-Organisation? by Dyjbas

USA: “Striketober”, An Unprecedented Wave of Strikes by Olivier

The Internationalist Communist Left

Platform of the Committee of Intesa 1925

The Communist Left in the Third International by Amadeo Bordiga

Political Platform of the Internationalist Communist Party (1952)

Gramsci between Marxism and Idealism by Onorato Damen

Bordiga Beyond the Myth by Onorato Damen

Background on the Italian Communist Left, Bordiga and Bordigism by IWG

The Italian Communist Left – A Brief Internationalist History by Jock

What does the Communist Left do? by Dyjbas

Introductions to our Positions by the ICT

An Introduction to the Work of the CWO and ICT by Jock

The Law of Value, The falling rate of profit, Decadence and Crisis

For a Definition of the Concept of Decadence by Fabio Damen

Refining the Concept of Decadence by IBRP

Capitalist Financial Crisis: The Worst is Still to Come by ER

Is Capitalism Finished? by Jock

Does the Tendency for the Average Profit Rates to Fall Exist? by DC

The Fall in the Average Rate of Profit – the Crisis and its Consequences by Fabio Damen

‘Recovery’: Whose Recovery? by the CWO

The Housing Crisis is Part of Capitalism’s Crisis by the ICT

Fighting Back in the Global Class War by the ICT

On the Supposed International Economy Recovery by Fabio Damen

On Deutsche Bank, its Financial Crimes and the Unending Crisis by Fabio Damen

Are We Going Back to the 1930s? by the CWO

Capitalism’s New Economy: The Case of the UK by ER

Capitalism’s New Economy: The Value of Capitalist Services by ER

Capitalism’s New Economy: The Booming Financial Sector by ER

Capitalism’s New Economy: The Illusion of a Productive Economy by ER

Capitalism’s New Economy: The Working Class by ER

The Shadow of September 2008 Continues to Lengthen by Battaglia Comunista

Precarity and the ‘Gig Economy’ by Klasbatalo

The Current Crisis and the Tasks of Communists by CWO

In Defense of Decadence by Emanuel Santos

Climate, Animals, and the Environment

Halting Climate Change Means Changing the System by CWO

Environmental Disaster or Communism There is No Third Way by CP

BP’s Deepwater Horizon: Capitalism is the Disaster by PBD

Climate Change: The Alternative is Social Collapse or Socialism by CP

Climate Change: Capitalism is the Problem by CWO

Thunberg’s Call for General Strikes: The Confusions of a Liberal Protest by KT

Only the Working Class Can Save the Planet by CWO

Destroying Our Planet… Sustainably by Nikopetr and CP

Denmark’s Mink Farms Demonstrate that Covid-19 is the Child of Capitalism by Lotus

Global Warming: IPCC Report AR6 – Writing a Death Warrant? by CP

Save the Planet – Destroy Capitalism! by CWO

Turning the Planet into an Uninhabitable Hell by CWO

Health, Disability, and Social Assistance

Drugs: The Other Global War by Ant

The Aged, Mentally Impaired, and Children: Who Cares? by RT

The Crisis in the Care for the Elderly by CWO

Initial Thoughts on Coronavirus and its Fallout by Battaglia Comunista

The Four Horsemen of Capitalist Decay by Dyjbas

Class Struggle in the Time of Coronavirus: An Incomplete Chronicle of Events (16-21 March) by LM

Humanity’s Health or Capitalism’s Profit by the ICT

The Virus is Capitalism by ICT

International Workers’ Memorial Day: We Don’t Want To Die For Your Profits! by SJ

Covid-19 Exposes the Irrationality of Capitalism by SJ & KT

May Day 2020: Against the Virus that is Capitalism by the ICT

“All in this Together”? A Sick Joke by CWO

Reflections on the Coronavirus and Economic Crises by Fabio Damen

A Class Compass in the COVID Crisis by Battaglia Comunista

In Times of Lockdown: How to Contact and Work Towards Joining the CWO by the CWO

New Year, Same Crisis by ICO

Anti-Lockdown Protests and Working-Class Activity in Australia by ICO

Working Women, the Family, Gender and Sexuality

Only in Conjunction With the Proletarian Woman Will Socialism Be Victorious by Clara Zetkin

The Woman Worker by Nadezhda Krupskaya

Social-Democracy & Woman Suffrage by Clara Zetkin

The Social Basis of the Woman Question by Alexandra Kollontai

Women’s Suffrage and Class Struggle by Rosa Luxemburg

Capitalism and Female Labour by V.I Lenin

Working Woman and Mother by Alexandra Kollontai

Communism and the Family by Alexandra Kollontai

Sexual Relations and the Class Struggle by Alexandra Kollontai

Celebrating International Working Women’s Day 100 Years on by CWO

Garment Workers: Yesterday, today, and tomorrow by Magnus Zeller

The Origins and Capture of International Working Women’s Day by ICO

A Class Perspective on the ‘Women Question’ by Battaglia Comunista

Caliban and the Witch: A Critical Analysis by Yann Kindo and Christophe Darmangeat

Marxism and Sexuality by Dyjbas

50 Years of Equal Exploitation? by Tinkotka

Domestic Violence: The Hidden Pandemic by RT (CWO) and Lydia (Klasbatalo)

Malignant Ulcers of Capitalism: The Proletarian Struggle for Reproductive Freedom (Part 1) by EK (ICO) and EL (IWG)

Malignant Ulcers of Capitalism: The Proletarian Struggle for Reproductive Freedom (Part 2) by EK (ICO) and S (IWG)

Malignant Ulcers of Capitalism: The Proletarian Struggle for Reproductive Freedom (Part 3) by EK (ICO) and KM (IWG)

8 Historical Working Women Moments for 8 March by Affiliates and Sympathisers of the ICT

Class Struggle and Gender Trouble by the CWO

Iran: On the Hijab as Labour Discipline, and the Slogan “Woman, Life, Freedom” by DS

Social Unrest, Racism, Migration, Prisons, and Police

Prisoners of Capital Fight Back by IWG

USA – How a Republic Enforces its Order by AS

Cop-ocalypse in Ferguson by AS

Migrants: Welcome to the Class Struggle by ER

USA: Prison Struggles Spread Nationwide by AS

New US Prison Strike Takes Us to the Dark Heart of Capitalism by ERGOSUM

Against Racism and Authoritarianism: the Problem is Capitalism by GIS

Workers of all Identities, Unite! by Dyjbas

Against Racism, Against Capitalism by Battaglia Comunista

The 26th of January: A Day of Celebration or a Day of Mourning? By ICO

On Minneapolis: Police Brutality & Class Struggle by IWG and Klasbatalo

Capitalism is a Class-Divided, Racist, Sexist Horror Without End by Ant

The Murder of George Floyd: The End of Racism Starts With the Death of Capitalism by PBD

Against Police Reform – For the Abolition of the Police by IWG

Get Rid of Militarised Police Units? Get Rid of Capitalism and All Police Forces! by ICO

On An Island Watch House Bed, A Black Man’s Lying Dead by ICO

Poll Tax Riots: 30 Years On by CWO

Prisons and Police Brutality: Last Line in the Defence of Exploitation and Oppression (Part I) by ICO

Prisons and Police Brutality: Last Line in the Defence of Exploitation and Oppression (Part II) by JC (IWG)

Science and Technology

Human Nature and Communism by Ergosum

A Social History of the Internet by Humanaesfera

A Social History of the Internet – Part II by Humanaesfera

In Absorbing Science and Technology, Capital is Digging its Own Grave By Battaglia Comunista

Between Robots and Cryptocurrency by DC/S

Marxism and Anarchism

Marxism and Anarchism by the CWO

A Communist Left Critique of Platformism (Part 1): The Makhnovshchina by Dyjbas

A Communist Left Critique of Platformism (Part 2): The Platform and its Disciples by Dyjbas

150 Years On: The Split in the First International by Dyjbas

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