WHAT DISTINGUISHES OUR PARTY: The political continuity which goes from Marx to Lenin, to the foundation of the Communist Party of Italy (Livorno, 1921); the struggle of the Communist Left against the degeneration of the Communist International, against the theory of „socialism in one country“, against the Stalinist counter-revolution; the rejection of the Popular Fronts and the Resistance Blocs; the difficult task of restoring the revolutionary doctrine and organization in close interrelationship with the working class, against all personal and electoral politics.

The exacerbation of the chronic conflict in the land of Palestine, in the more general process of gestation of an inter-imperialist conflict between the concentration of "Atlantic" power and the "emerging" ones, has given new breath to the drafters of appeals, resolutions & manifestos... In short, to those who hope to voluntaristically reconstruct an "International" on the basis of an alleged "lowest common denominator" between militants and organizations who have in common (and, we admit, it is not a small thing...) only The Great Enemy: the capitalist mode of production and its devastating wars.

Nothing bad in this. But, unfortunately, from historical experience we have learned not only that "the road to Hell is paved with good intentions", but also that to fight Capital we need to have very clear ideas about who, why and how to fight it and what the organization of this fight must be. So, this time too we reply to our willing appellants that words and adhesions alone do little to prepare our class for the fight it is (it will be) forced into.

And, as always, trying to learn from the experiences of comrades acting in the heat of the struggle against all facets of these decades of counterrevolution, the International Communist Party (il programma comunista) is on the fighting line. Starting from the concrete conditions of the various "national sections" of our "international class", we operate so that a process (a path of preparation) of revolutionary defeatism can be developed against this war (as against all other wars), so as to prepare the conditions for the transformation of war between states into war within states: from the bourgeois national war to the war that breaks national unity – the civil war, the class war, the revolutionary war.

We have always acted within the ranks and in the struggles of our class beginning from practical indications and attitudes that, already in the time of peace (i. e., non-warred wars), we have always indicated. And we have done this everywhere, and within the limits of our strength – always having to deal, despite ourselves, with the arrogant intellectuals who may have infiltrated our organization in search of unrealistic shortcuts. We therefore answer to these appeals that, against wars, disasters, environmental devastation and the other delights of bourgeois rule, we must organize ourselves everywhere in a long and radical class struggle against the State of capital, its institutions and all its parties. Which means:

  1. Organization of the defense of living and working conditions, to hit hard the economic and political interests of the bourgeoisie.
  2. Refusal to accept and suffer economic and social sacrifices in the name of national unity and economy.
  3. Open rupture of social peace and decisive return to the methods and objectives of the proletarian class struggle, the only real and practicable internationalist solidarity, both in the metropolises and in the imperialist peripheries.
  4. Rejection of any complicit partisan solidarity (nationalist, religious, patriotic, mercenary, humanitarian, pacifist, socialist...) in favor of any of the States or fronts of States involved in the wars.
  5. Economic and social strike actions that lead to true general strikes to paralyze national life and pave the way for political strikes, aimed at slowing down and preventing any mobilization and war propaganda.
  6. Wish and encourage the military defeat of one's own State and its allies (because not only is the enemy in our home, but the enemy is our home!), disobey in an organized manner to the military hierarchies (individual and mass desertion are necessary, but insufficient), fraternize with our class brothers also imprisoned in their homelands, hold onto the weapons and weapons systems tightly to defend ourselves first and then free ourselves from the tentacles of bourgeois institutions.

With (and on the basis of) these cornerstones (and in the course of battles that it is and will be forced to fight), our class, the immense group of those who can do nothing but sell their workforce to live, will be able to regain its autonomy of struggle against its historical enemy, the bourgeoisie and the multitude of intellectual and parasitic middle classes that support it, against their State and their institutions.

To the appeals, we thus respond with the need for a fighting organization. There is no point in beating around the bush: our class needs, has always needed, to organize and regroup its vanguards into the Party of the Communist Revolution. Appeals are not needed: work is needed for the restoration, strengthening, rooting of this Party which is not an acolyte of scribblers and chatterboxes, but rather an army, united in a continuity of theory, principles, program, tactics and organization.

Its doors are open to those who intend to engage in this tiring, anonymous, dangerous work. Time wasters, demagogues, sociologists, political scientists, discoverers of bizarre shortcuts, traveling salesmen and canvassers of “dernier cri” politics, do keep away.

November 2023

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