Encyclopaedia of Miniscule Communists Sects

Encyclopaedia of Miniscule Communists Sects

Joined: January 6th, 2010, 9:32 am

November 30th, 2011, 6:07 pm #1

Possibly deserving of an entry in the FCPGB Encyclopaedia of Miniscule Communist Sects is: The Communists Workers' Organisation affiliate of the Internationalist Communist Tendency.
Their bulletin Aurora (23rd November, 2011) states:
"The Communist Worker's Organisation was founded in 1975 and joined with the Internationalist Communist Party (Italy) to form the International Bureau for the Revolutionary Party in 1983. Stemming from the Italian Left which had fought the degeneration of the comintern in the 1920s as well as the process of "bolshevisation" (ie. Stalinism) imposed on the individual communist parties, the Internationalist Communist Party was the only significant organisation to emerge in the Second World War (1943) condemning both sides as imperialist. In 2009, in recognition of the new elements that had joined the founding groups the IBRP became the Internationalist Communist Tendency."
They have a website:
http://www.leftcom.org
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Pedantic Pedro
Pedantic Pedro

December 1st, 2011, 4:34 am #2

You can't spell "minuscule".
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Joined: May 13th, 2005, 7:50 am

December 1st, 2011, 8:00 am #3

Possibly deserving of an entry in the FCPGB Encyclopaedia of Miniscule Communist Sects is: The Communists Workers' Organisation affiliate of the Internationalist Communist Tendency.
Their bulletin Aurora (23rd November, 2011) states:
"The Communist Worker's Organisation was founded in 1975 and joined with the Internationalist Communist Party (Italy) to form the International Bureau for the Revolutionary Party in 1983. Stemming from the Italian Left which had fought the degeneration of the comintern in the 1920s as well as the process of "bolshevisation" (ie. Stalinism) imposed on the individual communist parties, the Internationalist Communist Party was the only significant organisation to emerge in the Second World War (1943) condemning both sides as imperialist. In 2009, in recognition of the new elements that had joined the founding groups the IBRP became the Internationalist Communist Tendency."
They have a website:
http://www.leftcom.org
But what's his name?
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Francis King
Francis King

December 1st, 2011, 10:50 am #4

As tiny ultra-left sects go, this one is actually quite interesting, at least as far as its take on communist history is concerned. If its members could just drop this silliness about trying to lead the working class to socialism and concentrate instead on their writing, they could could make quite a useful contribution.
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Joined: February 7th, 2011, 7:26 pm

December 1st, 2011, 11:57 pm #5

If we discount HMG officers.
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Harsanyi_Janos
Harsanyi_Janos

December 2nd, 2011, 8:51 pm #6

I wonder, does your hatred of civil servants extend to an opposition to the current strike? I should think that, logically it would (however, logic does not seem to prevail in the mind of a man of Irish extraction who hates all immigrants).
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Joined: February 7th, 2011, 7:26 pm

December 2nd, 2011, 9:16 pm #7

Some Magyars dare not visit Hungary even now-are you one?
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Joined: March 7th, 2005, 4:44 pm

December 6th, 2011, 10:27 pm #8

As tiny ultra-left sects go, this one is actually quite interesting, at least as far as its take on communist history is concerned. If its members could just drop this silliness about trying to lead the working class to socialism and concentrate instead on their writing, they could could make quite a useful contribution.
That's my view too if we're talking about the same ICP that publishes "Internationalist Papers" that comes out in English once every other year or so though I should say "published" because issue 15 (Autumn-Winter 2011) will be their last in print form as they are going over to an entirely web-based operation in the future due to spiralling costs.


pip,pip,

H A R Philby
(Col.ret'd)
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Perry Striker
Perry Striker

December 9th, 2011, 5:56 pm #9

Isn't this part of the same 'mileau' - as they like to call themselves - of the 'Left Communist' tradition, which includes the International Communist Current? Even more ultra left than the most ultra left Trotsyites. They regard Lenin's Left Wing Communism as one of his worst works, echo Rosa Luxembourg's view that Engels veered dangerously to the Right in his Preface to Class Struggles in France, where he attempted to articulate the opportunities created by universal(ish) franchise; an objective first set out and equated to working class power in the Communist Manifesto, after all.

I agree they have interesting things to say and present a challenging analysis. But their dismissal of all trade unions and bourgeois democratic rights as inherently reactionary and counter revolutionary surely rules them out of the revolutionary mainstream?

Revolutionary strategy surely starts from where the class is at - "a class in itself" - and seeks to transform the class into a "class for itself"; moving from existing point A to desired revolutionary point B.

Not by trying to create a revolutionary movement by literally adding together single numbers of 'steel hardened, dedicated revolutionaries', ruthlessly purging and burning out those who fail to 'make the grade', obsessing over 'clannism' and personal behaviours and sexual procilivities between members, and frankly never, despite their 'internationalism' amount to more than a couple of hundred members worldwide, if that.

Frankly, I think we DO need a class vanguard of the working class, but I agree - if that is the counter - this has got to be via a mass, democratic, inclusive and pluralistic Communist Party, not via the million and one fragments.

The Communist Party of Britain is not that party, but it is the only realistic show in town, and has the most realistic prospect of being transformed into such a mass Communist Party, given its alliances with the major and most militant trade unions, and the major intensifications of class struggle stimulated by the Con-Dems, and their desperation and ruthlessness in wanting to batter back the labour, trade union and working class movement.
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Joined: January 6th, 2010, 9:32 am

December 10th, 2011, 6:46 pm #10

You can't spell "minuscule".
So what? But yew wil reilly hav your wirk cut our fer yew if you correct every type on this sight.
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