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 (IGCL). 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.

Communique on the Working Class Struggles in France – 19 mars 2023

March 17th : “France erupts in strikes and protests.” (The Guardian) “The violent overnight protests around the country raised worries that opponents to the pension changes might turn to more radical tactics.” (New York Times) “A country in flame.” (El Confidencial from Spain) That is how the bourgeois international press is presenting the new (...)

Revolution or War n°23

(January 2023)

PDF - 419.3 kb

  • Capitalist War and Crisis as Factors of the Class Struggle

    The war in Ukraine is becoming more and more entrenched. It continues in an escalation of massive destruction and massacres. For the time being, there is no material fact that can indicate the outcome, let alone the end. This war is on top of all the catastrophes caused by capitalism and those, even more dramatic and massive, that capital is (...)

  • International Situation

    Workers’ Struggles and Revolutionaries’ Intervention

    Since last spring, in connection not only with the crisis but also with the war in Ukraine and its consequences, direct or indirect, on the living conditions of the international proletariat, a dynamic of resumption of workers’ struggles tends, albeit slowly, to assert itself and to develop. It is in the United Kingdom that this dynamic has (...)

  • Communique of September 9th 2022 : The Death of Queen Elizabeth and the Dynamic of Strikes in Great Britain

    “UK unions suspend strike action following death of Queen Elizabeth.” (Reuters, September 8th 2022) Insofar as we have written an agitational leaflet addressed to the attention of the proletarians of the United Kingdom on August 20th, it is our political responsibility, if we are to consistently apply the party method, to take into account the (...)

  • Abort Bourgeoisie Democracy: Reflections on the American Midterm Elections

    With this election the Democrats now will be able to persist in their support the continuation of the imperialist war in Ukraine. With the war beginning to settle into a bloody stalemate, the continuation of dollar military-aid in the billions from the United State is more necessary than ever for the imperialists, and the maintaining of (...)

  • The difficult Road of European Imperialism (Internationalist Communist Tendency – Battaglia comunista)

    The following article from Battaglia Comunista of the Internationalist Communist Tendency is an updated version on November 18 of a text written on July 27, 2022. Due to lack of space, we were unable to publish it in the previous issue. It deals with two questions which are essential, even crucial, for the international proletariat in the face (...)

  • Debate within the Proletarian Camp

    Public Meeting in Paris of the “No War But Class War” Committee

    As soon as the Appeal of the ICT was launched, its members in France and ourselves have, in fact, constituted a committee whose first interventions took place, by means of leaflets, during the demonstrations of last June in Paris and some other cities. The purpose of this first public meeting, December 2, was to regroup proletarian energies (...)

  • Impasse and Contradictions of the ICC in Front of the So-called “parasitism”, the ICT and the IGCL

    The politically responsible and fraternal attitude of the ICC delegation at the NWBCW committee meeting in Paris – which we welcome – may have been surprising. Was not the meeting organized at the initiative of the IGCL, which it denounced as a “parasite group” and “an office of the bourgeois state” (Révolution Internationale 446), and of the ICT, (...)

  • Bilan et Perspectives #21 : Renewal and Dynamism of the Internationalist Communist Tendency’s Journal in France

    We want to draw the attention of readers, militants and sympathizers of the Communist Left to the latest publication of the Internationalist Communist Tendency in France, Bilan et Perspectives (B&P) #21. [20] Its first issue was published in 2000 and its frequency remained random throughout these years. Its last issue shows a renewed (...)

  • Commentary on the Basic Positions of the International Group of the Communist Left

    This commentary of the basic positions of the International Group of the Communist left (henceforth the IGCL) will serve to extrapolate the significance of these positions to the world-historical task of the working class (the proletariat) to break itself from the bondage of the capitalist mode of production and exchange, and to realize (...)

  • Struggle against Opportunism

    Fight against the Introduction of Anarchism in the Proletarian Camp

    The Non-Proletarian Class Character of the Makhno Movement In the proletarian camp in general, there has often been a confusion about the nature of the Anarchist movement especially the Makhnovist movement. Some even assert that the Makhnovist movement was a genuine proletarian movement. Let us examine the experience of the Makhnovschina, how (...)