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.

Revolution or War n°11

(Biannual - February 2019)

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  • At the dawn of Massive Confrontations between the Classes

    The succession of singular events, or unheard events if one prefers, at the global level, which would have seemed unlikely two or three years ago, makes people dizzy and breaks down "preconceived ideas" and certainties. The widespread consciousness that the world is at a crossroads and that the future of the human species is at stake is (...)

  • International Situation

    Workers’ Struggles and Popular Revolts: the Historical Responsibility of the Proletariat in the Present Period

    Workers’ strikes and popular revolts against capitalist misery have increased recently all over the globe. All continents are affected. Since December 2018 alone, strikes by tens of thousands of workers have broken out in India in Calcutta, Bangladesh in more than eighty textile factories – mainly women workers –, Cambodia, China, Chile in (...)

  • Communiqué on the movement of yellow vests in France – January 27th 2019

    The eleventh Saturday of the ’yellow vest’ movement in France, on 26 January 2019, saw the mobilization continue throughout France. According to the police, there were 69,000 demonstrators across the country. It is nevertheless obvious that the figure is largely underestimated: it announced 2500 demonstrators in Paris whereas there were indeed (...)

  • What the workers dressed in yellow vests can learn from the proletarian struggle in Iran

    We publish here a contribution by a comrade from the Netherlands from the English-language newsletter, A Free Retriever Digest (, which regularly selects articles from the International Communist Left. Even if we do not share all the arguments and positions that the comrade puts forward, it seems important (...)

  • Lenin and... the Yellow Vests in France ?

    The unheard of character of the yellow vest movement in France has raised many questions among revolutionaries because of its own characteristics, which we can describe, in short, as interclassist. We have received a number of criticisms following our publication and our support for the first position paper of the ICP – Proletarian (...)

  • On the Ideological Role of Neo-Malthusianism

    In recent years there has been a revival of a neo-Malthusian ideology, which serves the ruling class as weapon against the proletariat. It is being used to justify the imposition of austerity measures on the grounds that the “comfortable” standard of living (i.e. sufficient purchasing power to obtain the necessities of dignified existence such (...)

  • Debate within the Proletarian Camp

    Debate on the Union Question

    We briefly mentioned the group Gulf Coast Communist Fraction in the previous issue. It published its first text in March 2018 on its website ( In the second, The Need for Communist Fractions, the group established its historical filiation within the framework of "the Italian Fraction Abroad (...)

  • Comments on the GCCF’s Thesis on the Union Question

    The Gulf Coast Communist Fraction has published Thesis on the Union Question that we want to comment on here. As the introduction clarifies, the members of the GCCF were in disagreement on this question and obviously it is through an internal discussion that these Thesis have been adopted. The fact that they contain some contradictions, even (...)

  • How is the Historical Alternative Revolution or War Presenting itself?

    A Decade since the Financial Crash (Internationalist Communist Tendency)

    We draw the attention of readers, sympathizers and political groups claiming the Communist Left to the importance of the text of the Internationalist Communist Tendency that we publish here. Unfortunately, due to its length, we can only publish excerpts from it in the printed version of this journal. We refer the ’paper’ readers to our web page (...)

  • About the ICT text, A Decade since the Financial Crash: The Question of the "Historical Course", the Dynamics of the Workers’ Struggles and... the Role of the Party

    As we announced in the presentation of the ICT text, we want to focus on the second part of the text A Decade since the Financial Crash, the very part that addresses the perspective of war and the historical alternative of international proletarian revolution or generalized imperialist war. We will start with a first clarification to enable to (...)

  • Response of the Internationalist Communist Tendency (February 8th 2019)

    At the time of finalizing this issue of the journal, we received a response from the ICT following the prior submission of our comments. It seems all the more important to us to publish it without delay – with the agreement of the ICT – as it provides political clarification to clarify which agreements and disagreements exist. Comrades We (...)