8 March 2021 — theplanningmotivedotcom
A tribute to the International Communists 1930s Theses
This article reviews the thesis presented by the Group of International Communists, titled the “Fundamental Principles of Communist Production and Distribution”. It was written in 1930, when Stalin, donning the mantle of the Russian Revolution and having anointed himself as chief revolutionary, was crushing debate within the European left and disorientating the movement to honour his informal pact with imperialism. This is a valuable document. One of the few oppositional documents of its time, and one that needs a current airing.