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. 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.

Revolution or War n°6

Biannual - September 2016

[Warning: Most of the articles of this issue have been translated by French speaking comrades and they could not be corrected, nor verified, by a native English speaking one. Therefore, we apologize for their possible "heavy" and difficult readability and if the reader finds any political confusion or mistake, we call him/her to refer to the French version]

  • Reflections and Balance-Sheet of the Spring 2016 Working Class Struggle in France

    The working class struggle against the law called ’El Khomri’ which changes the legal conditions of the labour force in France has lasted 4 months, beginning March to July. Despite this, the law has been passed and the failure is obvious even though it just basically codifies the already existing conditions of work for the most part of the (...)

  • Leaflet of the IGCL in the Working Class Struggle in France (May 21st 2016)

    We reproduce here one of the leaflets we have distributed in the working class mobilization in France. It is the one which calls the whole working class to go on strike while, for the first time, was appearing the concrete possibility that the struggle affect directly the production places. Thus, it could have enabled a rupture with the (...)

  • International Situation

    Communiqué of the IGCL after the attacks in Nice France and the Attempt of Military Coup in Turkey: Explosions to All Directions and at all levels of World Capitalism’s Contradictions (July 16th 2016).

    The attack in Nice (84 dead) the day before yesterday and the military coup in Turkey last night (apparently defeated at the time of writing) are the last outward signs, after the British Brexit three weeks ago, of the exacerbation of capitalism’s contradictions and their open eruption in various events of major importance. Apparently, ’the (...)

  • Working Class Struggles around the World

    At the very moment the demonstrations multiplied in France and strikes seemed to spread, the workers in Belgium protested against the same attacks. It is all around the planet, in all continents, that the working class is forced to struggle and defend its living and working conditions because the growing attacks of the ruling classes. (...)

  • Debate Within the Proletarian Camp


    The correspondence with a comrade of North America which follows, is interesting for two main reasons. First, it reveals the differences between the countries with ’Anglo-Saxon’ kind of union tradition where, still today, a great part of the workers, above all in the most important companies, are obliged to be unionised contrary to the ’Latin’ (...)

  • On Class Consciousness

    The following text is the first part of a contribution by one member of our group on the question of class consciousness. The second part will be published in the next issue. The IGCL stated in agreement with this text at the General Meeting it held late July. Nevertheless, our reflection and internal debate is just beginning. We present it to (...)

  • Internal Life of the IGCL

    General Meeting of the IGCL – July 2016

    We publish here after large extracts of the activities report, written April 2016, which has been presented, discussed and finally adopted at the 1st General Meeting of our group since its constitution in November 2013. Why do we publish an internal report? In what can this interest the working class and its most militant and conscious (...)

  • Activities Report for the IGCL General Meeting

    A precision first : this report can’t be and don’t seek to be exhaustive. An activities report mainly aims at two things: drawing a balance-sheet and perspectives for the period to come. Drawing a balance-sheet does not mean establishing two columns, one positive, the other one negative, and making the balance. The balance-sheet is not in itself (...)