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.

Communiqué on the American withdrawal from the Iranian nuclear agreement: A step in the march towards generalized imperialist war (10 May 2018).

Trump’s decision to denounce the Iranian nuclear agreement is an important step in the evolution of the "international relations", that is imperialist rivalries. The consequences are not only the risks of an immediate extension of the wars in the Middle East, immediately confirmed by the direct confrontation between Iranian and Israeli forces (...)

Revolution or War n°9

(Biannual - February 2018)

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  • First Skirmishes of the Massive Confrontations between the Classes

    As weak and limited as it may appear at first glance, the international dynamic of workers’ struggles continues on all continents. Without being exhaustive, it is interesting to make a quick list of some of them in order to draw a vision and a general understanding. Greek workers went on a massive strike against Syriza’s imposition of the (...)

  • New Communist Voices : Nuevo Curso (Spain) and Workers’ Offensive (United States)

    The evolution of the revolutionary and proletarian camps – the latter more directly linked to the International Communist Left – is also an expression of the evolution of the historic balance of forces between the bourgeois and the proletarian classes, even if it is not the direct and mechanical product and knows its own contradictory dynamics. (...)

  • International Situation

    The Situation in Spain and the Catalan Question

    The question of Catalan separatism has been the focus of international attention throughout the fall of 2017. At the time of writing, the question is not resolved for all the fractions of the Spanish bourgeoisie after the December 21st Catalan elections, which renewed a pro-independence parliamentary majority. We cannot provide here a detailed (...)

  • Catalan Elections of December 21st 2017

    We publish below the statement of the group in Spain Nuevo Curso ( after the elections to the Catalan Parliament. Their result has renewed the political configuration that the Madrid government wanted to “decapitate” (in the words of the vice-president of the government) through the dissolution of (...)

  • Does Venezuela have a future ? (Nuevo Curso)

    The statement by Nuevo Curso on Venezuela is remarkable because it provides a rapid history of the very specific capitalist development of this country until the present time. From a thorough and argued Marxist point of view, it destroys the mystification about Chavism maintained by all kinds of leftism around the world. To our admittedly (...)

  • Working Class Struggles around the World

    Working Class Struggles in the World from 1917 to 1923

    The current situation of capitalism’s crisis returns to the agenda the alternative revolution or war. The Russian October Revolution gives us the response to this alternative and that’s what the media hide. Its lessons are still topical issues. The October Revolution was a response to the war. It was a conscious response guided by the world and (...)

  • Correspondence

    Correspondence with a Reader : What Policy vis-a-vis the Left Bourgeois Forces ?

    The Comrade’s Letter Hello, I was looking for other correspondences that you’ve sent me and I read this message again that you had sent me in May. Its conclusion questions me. There it is : « That is why the striking point of these elections from the proletariat’s point of view is the confirmation and a greater political preparation of a radical (...)

  • Debate within the Proletarian Camp

    Debate on the Period of Transition between Capitalism and Communism

    We publish here the Resolution on the period of transition that the ICC had adopted in 1979 and we accompany it with a criticism, translated by us, made by the PCint-Battaglia Comunista – today part of the Internationalist Communist Tendency ( – which, as far as we know, has never been published in English or French. Their (...)

  • Text of the Working Class Movement

    What is to Replace the Smashed State Machine? (Lenin, The State and the Revolution, 1917)

    It is still necessary to suppress the bourgeoisie and crush their resistance. This was particularly necessary for the Commune; and one of the reasons for its defeat was that it did not do this with sufficient determination. The organ of suppression, however, is here the majority of the population, and not a minority, as was always the case (...)