Revolution or War

<p>Journal of the International Group of the Communist Left</p>

Revolution or War is the journal of the International Group of the Communist Left (IGLC). It is the result of the fusion of CIK- Klabastalo and FICL which dissolved beforehand in November 2013. Our unity is based on the following main points:
1 – For our class, this vital unification of Left Communist forces (whose main component is the ICT) is an essential step for the future and indispensable formation of the class party for the revolution. This fundamental objective also requires uncompromising struggle against the penetration of bourgeois ideology within the Communist Left, especially against the opportunism and sectarianism that still plague this environment.
2 – Today, this necessary process can only strengthen communists’ ability to assume the responsibilities that the proletariat has raised: to be its most conscious and determined fraction.

What Significance and Implications do the Parliamentary Elections in France have for the French and International Proletariat ?

The second round of the French Parliamentary Elections has ended an entire year of the electoral campaign during which few people could have imagined the outcome and the degree of transformation, of upheaval to tell the truth, of the political apparatus which has occurred. This “revolution”, the name of the new President Emmanuel Macron’s book (...)

French Presidential Election : Mélenchon and the Radical Left Prepare to Paralyze the Working Class Fightback against the Coming Government’s Attacks.

Finally, and as expected based on the polls from months ago as well as on the result of the first round of April 23rd, the “centrist” Emmanuel Macron has won the French presidential election. Marine Le Pen, the Front National extreme-right candidate, has been defeated by a large margin. Since the first round, we could bring out the main (...)

Revolution or War n°7

(Biannual - February 2017)

  • The Proletarians Must Respond to Trump and to All Capitalist States

    “With Trump, the masks come off” [1]. His language is rough, vulgar, rude, insulting, far from the usual subtle diplomatic language. It is a language of war; of trade war; of imperialist war, and of class war. “Does this sound like a remake of the 1920s and 1930s? It does – 100 years later” (The Guardian, 17/1/2017) [2]. In hardly a few weeks of (...)

  • International Situation

    Introduction to the Communiqués and Statements on Trump’s Election and the Berlin Attack

    The following are communiqués that we produced after Trump’s election and the Berlin attack (as well as the assassination of the Russian ambassador in Turkey). Our communiqués are followed by the statements of the comrades of the Internationalist Communist Tendency. Our respective positions are undoubtedly on the same side of the class barricade (...)

  • Trump’s Election: The Choice of the March Towards Generalized War.Only the Revolutionary Proletariat Can Oppose It.

    (November 10th 2016)

    Shock. Stupor. “The unthinkable has finally happened”, the editorialists proclaim this morning. Trump’s election, which is just confirmed at the time we are writing, provokes the same reactions in the bourgeois classes of the whole world as those which had followed the Brexit victory, the vote of last June in the United Kingdom to leave the (...)

  • US Elections: a Surprise, Yes, But Not Completely Unexpected (ICT)

    The arrogant Trump beat the repellent Clinton. The populist of the far-right beat the right-wing technocrat disguised as a progressive leftist. Speaking to the belly and the fear of the American electorate got the better of a cultured representative of the establishment. Populism has triumphed in the stronghold of world capitalism even (...)

  • Communiqué on the Attack in Berlin, on the Russian Ambassador’s Murder in Turkey and on Aleppo : Where Does the Capitalist World Go To? And Where Does It Want to Precipitate Us?

    (December 20th 2016)

    Slaughters, massacres, and terror in Berlin and in Syria, the assassination of the Russian Ambassador in Turkey, these are the most recent acts [7] of war that strike the world. They multiply since the attacks in Paris of January 2015 and the extension of wars in the Middle East, in Iraq, Syria, but also in Yemen. The Berlin attack directly (...)

  • Some Quick Observations on the Events in Berlin (ICT)

    Isis has claimed responsibility for the attack in Berlin. The police are still searching for those responsible. But whatever they find, the scenario of war and terror that has existed for years now will continue to wreak havoc on a capitalist society facing a crisis of profitability and political identity. “Redouble your efforts, the Crusaders (...)

  • Response to the Criticisms about our Communiqués on the Brexit Victory in Great Britain and Trump’s Election in the United States

    This contribution was written just a few days after Trump’s presidential election and the publication of our communiqué dated November 9th, Trump’s Election : The Choice of the March Towards Generalized War…. It is part of a discussion we had within our group after questions were raised among us and after receiving criticisms that sympathizers (...)

  • Working Class Struggles Around the World

    Internationally, the present time is marked by upheavals which affect the political apparatus of the main capitalist nations of the world and the imperialist alliances. The belligerent language accompanying Trump’s election and the Brexit are the most obvious expressions. Even though the working class struggles are for the most part silenced by (...)

  • Is the Working Class Right Wing? (ICT)

    The Internationalist Communist Tendency’s statement that we reproduce here has the merit of responding to an ideological theme that is ceaselessly repeated: the workers vote for the right wing parties and even for the extreme right wing parties. The famous American “white male blue-collar workers” are supposed to have voted Trump. A similar (...)

  • Debate within the Proletarian Camp

    Class Consciousness (Part 2)

    The CWO and ICC Pamphlets on Class Consciousness

    We publish the second part of the contribution on class consciousness published in the previous issue. During its conference (July 2016), our group had formally stated on the first part and had adopted it. We had no time to formally pronounce on this second part. Nevertheless, all members of the IGCL agree with the general orientation which (...)

  • Statement on the ICT text "The Role and Structure of the Revolutionary Organisation" (1978)

    The Internationalist Communist Tendency (ICT) has published in English on its website a text on The Role and Structure of the Revolutionary Organisation that the Partito Comunista Internazionalista-Battaglia Comunista had presented at the 2nd Conference of the groups of the Communist Left in 1978. The presentation of the Communist Workers (...)