Suggested Readings

Below is a list of our current suggested readings. This list shall be updated regularly as we write and read new pieces that we feel are worth adding to it.

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

Grundrisse 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

Introductory Texts

For Communism by the CWO (ICT)

Class Consciousness and Revolutionary Organisation by the CWO (ICT)

Nationalism, Imperialism and war

The National Question by Rosa Luxemburg

Who Needs the War? By Alexandra Kollontai

Socialism and War by V.I Lenin

The Defeat of One’s Own Government in the Imperialist War by V.I Lenin

The Main Enemy is at Home by Karl Liebknecht

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

Imperialism and World Economy by Nikolai Bukharin

The 1944 Manifesto of the Internationalist Communist Left by PCInt (ICT)

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

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

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

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

Against Exploitation, Crisis and War by the ICT

Against Nationalism and War! By the ICT

The Horror, the Horror of World Imperialism by Klasbatalo (ICT)

Against Imperialist Massacres: No war but the class war by CWO (ICT)

Trotskyism and the War in Syria by ERGOSUM (ICT)

Against all Capitalist Factions! For Proletarian Independence! by Klasbatalo (ICT)

Imperialism and the Amazon by Atticus (ICT)

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

The Russian 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 (ICT)

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

Stalin and Stalinism by AD (ICT)

The Significance of the Russian Revolution Today by CWO (ICT)

Sugarcane Stalinism by Emanuel Santos

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

Class Struggle in China by Dyjbas (ICT)

Bourgeois Democracy, Reform, Fascism and Anti-fascism

The Dreyfus Affair and the Millerand Case by Rosa Luxemburg

Reform or Revolution by Rosa Luxemburg

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

Bourgeois Violence and Proletarian Defence by Onorato Damen

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

Beyond Antifascism by JB (ICT)

Is the Working Class Right Wing by CB (ICT)

Socialism is not Statism by Jock (ICT)

Abstention: A Class Response to Capitalist Elections by ASm (ICT)

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 (ICT)

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

New Class Composition, New Struggles by CWO (ICT)

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

We are against all institutional parties by the ICT

Why the Working Class is Key by the CWO (ICT)


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 (ICT)

The Unions, the Class Struggle and Communists by NZ (ICT)

Background on the Italian Communist Left

Five Letters and an Outline of the Disagreement by Onorato Damen

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

The Italian Communist Left – A Brief Internationalist History by Jock (ICT)

What does the Communist Left do? by Dyjbas (ICT)

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

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

Refining the Concept of Decadence by IBRP

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

Is Capitalism Finished? by Jock (ICT)

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

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

‘Recovery’: Whose Recovery? by the CWO (ICT)

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 (ICT)

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

Are We Going Back to the 1930s? by the CWO (ICT)

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

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

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

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

Capitalism’s New Economy: The Working Class by ER (ICT)

Precarity and the ‘Gig Economy’ by Klasbatalo (ICT)

The Shadow of September 2008 Continues to Lengthen by Battaglia Comunista (ICT)

The Current Crisis and the Tasks of Communists by CWO (ICT)

Climate, Animals, and the Environment

Halting Climate Change Means Changing the System by CWO (ICT)

Environmental Disaster or Communism There is No Third Way by CP (ICT)

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

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

Climate Change: Capitalism is the Problem by CWO (ICT)

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

Only the Working Class Can Save the Planet by CWO (ICT)

Destroying Our Planet… Sustainably by Nikopetr and CP (ICT)

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

COVID-19 Pandemic and the Crisis

Initial Thoughts on Coronavirus and its Fallout by Battaglia Comunista (ICT)

The Four Horsemen of Capitalist Decay by Dyjbas (ICT)

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

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 (ICT)

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

Capitalism and Covid: Paycheques and Rents by Klasbatalo (ICT)

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

Reflections on the Coronavirus and Economic Crises by Fabio Damen (ICT)

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

A Class Compass in the COVID Crisis by Battaglia Comunista (ICT)

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

New Year, Same Crisis by ICO (ICT)

Working Women, the Family, Gender and Sexuality

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

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

The First Steps Towards
the Protection of Motherhood 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 (ICT)

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 (ICT)

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

Marxism and Sexuality by Dyjbas (ICT)

50 Years of Equal Exploitation? by Tinkotka (ICT)

Malignant Ulcers of Capitalism: The Proletarian Struggle for Reproductive Freedom (Part One) by ICO and the IWG (ICT)

Malignant Ulcers of Capitalism: The Proletarian Struggle for Reproductive Freedom (Part Two) by ICO and the IWG (ICT)

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

Class Struggle and Gender Trouble by the CWO (ICT)

Racism, Migration, Imprisonment, and the Police

Friend or Foe? Marxism and the Police by IWG (ICT)

Prisoners of Capital Fight Back by IWG (ICT)

USA – How a Republic Enforces its Order by AS (ICT)

Cop-ocalypse in Ferguson by AS (ICT)

Migrants: Welcome to the Class Struggle by ER (ICT)

USA: Prison Struggles Spread Nationwide by AS (ICT)

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

Against Racism and Authoritarianism: the Problem is Capitalism by GIS (ICT)

Workers of all Identities, Unite! by Dyjbas (ICT)

Against Racism, Against Capitalism by Battaglia Comunista (ICT)

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 (ICT)

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

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

Against Police Reform – For the Abolition of the Police by IWG (ICT)

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 (ICT)

Science and Technology

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 (ICT)

Between Robots and Cryptocurrency by DC/S (ICT)