Revolution or War

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

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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.

Revolution or War n°22

(September 2022)

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  • Crisis and War are Raging. The Issue of The Moment... ? Not to Leave The Initiative and The Leadership of The Struggles to The Unions

    Prosperity and peace have disappeared from the capitalist gospels. And from the minds. Since the outbreak of the war in Ukraine, the lines of confrontation between bourgeois propaganda and ideology on the one hand and the theory and principles of the proletariat, Marxism, on the other hand have shifted. The fight to warn the proletarian ranks (...)

  • International Situation

    Dynamics of Wildcat Strikes in The UK: For Wage Increases, Strike Everywhere and Without Delay!

    Warning: not having the means to intervene concretely in Great Britain in the situation of mobilization and workers’ strikes, it is difficult for us to put forward in a precise and local way orientations and slogans of concrete action according to the situation and the immediate possibilities. For all that, the proletarian response in progress (...)

  • Quick and Incomplete Response to Some Critical "Posts" about our Intervention

    When we published our leaflet on the strikes in the UK, we received, among others, two critical posts. They raise, it seems to us, an important question about the intervention of communist organizations, tomorrow that of the party, in the very dynamics of workers’ struggles on the move such as the crisis and the war inevitably provoke them. The (...)

  • "No War But the Class War" Committees in Canada

    In the wake of the imperialist war in Ukraine, which went from being a latent conflict since 2014 to an open war last February, the Internationalist Communist Tendency (ICT) has taken the initiative to set up committees to fight against the imperialist war. These committees, called No War but the Class War (NWBCW), are now participating in the (...)

  • The Cost-of-Living Crisis is a Capitalist Crisis

    (Editorial of Revolutionary Perspectives #20, CWO-ICT)

    It is easy to forget that when COVID-19 restrictions were first relaxed economists were eagerly awaiting a bounce back of the economy. There was a general clamour among business owners, landlords, and Tory backbenchers to ‘let the economy breathe’. Almost a year after these restrictions began to be reduced to a minimal level in Western (...)

  • Debate within the Proletarian Camp

    Response to the ICT on our Theses on the War in Ukraine

    In the previous issue of this journal, we published Theses on the meaning and consequences of the war in Ukraine and a letter from the ICT that took a critical yet fraternal position on them. We accompanied it with some quick comments. We reproduce here the letter of response that we sent to the ICT and which tries to go further in the common (...)

  • Correspondence with the Red Specter Collective on The Dynamics of The Class Struggle and The Communist Organizations’ Intervention

    We publish here extracts from the correspondence we had with the Red Specter Collective of the United States [39]. The comrades of the Red Specter Collective initially understood our position on the unions as an “indifferentist” position towards the daily struggles, economic or revendicative, of the proletariat. It is essentially this confusion (...)

  • Internal debate

    Criticism of The Contribution "Capitalism and Democracy"

    In the previous issue of this journal, we published the last part, Capitalism and Democracy [47], of the series of contributions on Communism and Community and Marxism and Knowledge in RoW #19 and 20. It raised a number of criticisms in our ranks which were presented succinctly in the introduction made by the editorial team in RoW #21. We (...)