FACTOID # 12: It's not the government they hate: Washington DC has the highest number of hate crimes per capita in the US.
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
   
 
WHAT'S NEW
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > Communist Workers International
Part of the Politics series on
Left Communism

Basic concepts
Internationalism
Class Consciousness
Class Struggle
Mass Strike
Workers Council
World Revolution
Communism
The Politics series Politics Portal This box:      Politics is the process by which groups of people make decisions. ... Left Communism is a term describing a whole range of communist viewpoints which oppose the political ideas of the Bolsheviks from a position which is asserted to be more authentically Marxist and proletarian than the views held by the Communist International after its first two Congresses. ... International Socialism redirects here. ... Class consciousness is a category of Marxist theory, referring to the self-awareness of a social class, its capacity to act in its own rational interests, or measuring the extent to which an individual is conscious of the historical tasks their class (or class allegiance) sets for them. ... Class struggle is the active expression of class conflict looked at from any kind of socialist perspective. ... A general strike is a strike action by an entire labour force in a city, region or country. ... A workers council is a council, or deliberative body, composed of working class or proletarian members. ... World revolution is a Marxist concept of a violent overthrow of capitalism that would take place in all countries, although not necessarily simultaneously. ... Communism is an ideology that seeks to establish a classless, stateless social organization based on common ownership of the means of production. ...


Influential Figures
Marx · Engels
Luxemburg · Rühle
Bordiga · Damen
Gorter . Pannekoek
Myasnikov · Korsch
Pankhurst · Rubel
Appel · Laverne
Mattick · Munis
Karl Heinrich Marx (May 5, 1818 – March 14, 1883) was a 19th century philosopher, political economist, and revolutionary. ... Friedrich Engels (November 28, 1820 – August 5, 1895) was a German social scientist and philosopher, who developed communist theory alongside his better-known collaborator, Karl Marx, co-authoring The Communist Manifesto (1848). ... Rosa Luxemburg Rosa Luxemburg (March 5, 1870 or 1871 – January 15, 1919, in Polish Róża Luksemburg) was a Jewish Polish-born Marxist political theorist, socialist philosopher, and revolutionary. ... Otto Rühle (1874 - 1943) was a German Left Communist active in opposition to both the First and Second World Wars, and a founder with along with Karl Liebknecht, Rosa Luxemburg, Franz Mehring and others of the group and magazine Internationale, which posed a revolutionary internationalism against a world of... Amadeo Bordiga. ... Onorato Damen (4 December 1893 - 14 October 1979), was an Italian left communist revolutionary who was first active in the Communist Party of Italy. ... Herman Gorter (born Wormerveer, Netherlands, 1864) was a late 19th century and early 20th century Dutch poet and Socialist. ... Anton Pannekoek Antonie (Anton) Pannekoek (January 2, 1873, Vaassen – April 28, 1960, Wageningen) was a Dutch astronomer and Marxist theorist. ... Gavril Ilyich Myasnikov (1889-1945), also transliterated as Gavriil Ilich Miasnikov, was a Russian metalworker from the Urals, who participated in the Revolution of 1905 and became a Bolshevik underground activist in 1906. ... Karl Korsch (August 15, 1886 - October 21, 1961) was a German Marxist theorist. ... Sylvia Pankhurst Estelle Sylvia Pankhurst (May 5, 1882 - September 27, 1960) was a campaigner in the suffragette movement in the United Kingdom, and a prominent left communist. ... Maximilien Rubel (1905 in Chernivtsi - 1996 in Paris) was famous Marxist historian. ... We dont have an article called Jan Appel Start this article Search for Jan Appel in. ... Mark Chirik (1907-1990) born in Russia. ... Paul Mattick (1904-1981): Born in Pomerania in 1904 and raised in Berlin by class conscious parents, Mattick was already at the age of 14 a member of the Spartacists Freie Sozialistische Jugend. ... Grandizo Munis (1912-1989) was a Spanish politician. ...


Prominent Organizations
Communist Workers International
International Communist Party
International Communist Current
International Bureau
The Socialist Equality Party is the name of several branches of the Trotskyist International Committee of the Fourth International (ICFI), the largest being in the United States. ... The International Communist Current is a centralised international left communist organisation with sections throughout the world. ... The International Bureau for the Revolutionary Party is an international tendency whose member organisations identify with the Italian left communist tradition. ...


Related Subjects
Luxemburgism
Council communism
Ultra leftism
Libertarian Marxism
Anarchist communism
Autonomism
Situationist International
Luxemburgism (also written Luxembourgism) is a specific revolutionary theory within communism, based on the writings of Rosa Luxemburg. ... Council communism is a Radical Left movement originating in Germany and the Netherlands in the 1920s. ... Ultra-leftism is a term used initially to the Ultra Left current of Marxist communism closely related to council communism and left communism and, later, to identify and criticise positions, especially by those within the mainstream historical Marxist parties, to describe a position which is adopted without taking notice of... Libertarian Marxism is a school of Marxism that takes a less authoritarian view of Marxist theory than conventional currents such as Stalinism, Trotskyism, and other forms of Marxism-Leninism, as well as a generally less reformist view than do Social Democrats. ... Anarchist communism is a form of anarchism that advocates the abolition of the State and capitalism in favor of a horizontal network of voluntary associations through which everyone will be free to satisfy his or her needs. ... Raised fist, stenciled protest symbol of Autonome at the Ernst-Kirchweger-Haus in Vienna, Austria Autonomism refers to a set of left-wing political and social movements and theories close to the socialist movement. ... The Situationist International (SI) was a small group of international political and artistic agitators with roots in Marxism, Lettrism and the early 20th century European artistic and political avant-gardes. ...


Communism Portal
This box: view  talk  edit

The Communist Workers International (German: Kommunistische Arbeiter-Internationale, KAI) or Fourth International was a council communist international. It was founded around the Manifesto of the Fourth Communist International, published by the Communist Workers Party of Germany (KAPD) in 1921. Council communism was a radical Left movement originating in Germany and the Netherlands in the 1920s. ... This is a list of the various left communist international tendencies. ... Communist Workers Party of Germany is the English name of the Kommunistischen Arbeiter-Partei Deutschlands and is more generally known by its initials KAPD. It was founded in April 1920 in Heidelberg as a split from the Kommunistischen Partei Deutschlands or KPD. Originally the party remained a sympathising member of... Year 1921 (MCMXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar). ...


The organisation was founded in 1922, following a split in the KAPD, by members of the Essen Faction, including Herman Gorter (the Berlin Faction holding that the formation of an international was premature). It was joined by the Communist Workers Party of the Netherlands, Sylvia Pankhurst's Communist Workers Party in Britain, the Group of Revolutionary Left Communists in Russia (who accordingly renamed themselves the Communist Workers Party), the Communist Workers' Group in Russia and some left communists in Belgium and Bulgaria. Year 1922 (MCMXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Essen is a city in the center of the Ruhr Area in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... Herman Gorter (born Wormerveer, Netherlands, 1864) was a late 19th century and early 20th century Dutch poet and Socialist. ... This article is about the capital of Germany. ... Sylvia Pankhurst Estelle Sylvia Pankhurst (May 5, 1882 - September 27, 1960) was a campaigner in the suffragette movement in the United Kingdom, and a prominent left communist. ... The Workers Socialist Federation was a socialist political party in the United Kingdom, led by Sylvia Pankhurst. ... Left Communism is a term describing a whole range of communist viewpoints which oppose the political ideas of the Bolsheviks from a position which is asserted to be more authentically Marxist and proletarian than the views held by the Communist International after its first two Congresses. ...


The International was never able to organise joint activities and probably never reached 1,000 members. It was weakened by the dissolution of some of its members groups, and the departure of the Russian Communist Workers Group, who disagreed with its opposition to a united front with the Third International. The KAI appears to have disbanded in the mid-1920s. In Leninist bogus, a united front is a coalition of Clinton likeleft-wing working class forces which put forward a common set of demands and share a common plan of action, but which do not subordinate themselves to the front, retaining their abilities for independent political action and continuing to... The term Third International has two well-established meanings: For the unabridged dictionary, see Websters Third New International Dictionary. ...


References

  • Richard Gombin, The Radical Tradition: Council Communism
  • Herman Gorter, The World Revolution
  • Commentary on Herman Gorter's Open Letter to Comrade Lenin
  • Tibor Szamuely, The Communist Left in Russia after 1920

  Results from FactBites:
 
Comintern - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1568 words)
The origins of the Communist International are to be found in the split in the workers' movement that surfaced in 1914 with the beginning of the First World War, although divisions between revolutionary and reformist minded elements had been developing for some considerable time.
For a party to join the Comintern, it had to accept the Twenty-one Conditions, which were intended to delimit revolutionary communists from the reformist and centrist forces which sought to join the Comintern in the wake of the success of the Russian revolution.
In particular, they saw the calamitous defeat of the communist movement in Germany (at the hands of the Nazis) as evidence that the Comintern was effectively irrelevant and fully under Stalin's control.
Why we need the Fourth Communist Workers' International by Herman Gorter (1518 words)
The post-war situation of the international workers' movement is distinguished from the pre-war period by certain fundamental changes.
The outstanding characteristic of the epoch of the Second International is the organisational unity of the workers' movement.
The characteristic phenomenon of the post-war workers' movement is the organisational disruption on the political and economic field.
  More results at FactBites »

 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m