By the Editorial Board, 27 July 2018, www.thecommunists.net
This week we publish issue number 200 of Revolutionary Communism News – the Newsletter of the Revolutionary Communist International Tendency (RCIT)!
The first issue was published in September 2011 – a few months after the bureaucratic expulsion of the founding cadres of the RCIT by the majority of the leadership of the “League for the Fifth International”. This expulsion was the result of our opposition against the centrist degeneration of this long-time revolutionary organization. (1)
While we started with a handful cadres in a single country we were determined to make our development as an international organization the most important priority. It was clear to us that without such internationalism – not only as a program and theory but also as organizational practice – we would be doomed to degenerate politically as well as organizationally.
As a result, the RCIT has managed to grow substantially in the last seven years. Today the RCIT has sections and activists in Zambia, Kenya, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Yemen, Tunisia, Israel / Occupied Palestine, Brazil, Mexico, Aotearoa/New Zealand, Britain, Germany, and Austria. Furthermore, we have fraternal relations with organizations in Kenya, Nigeria, Democratic Republic of Congo, Russia and Turkey.
Our organizational growth is reflected in the substantial increase of our publishing activities. In addition to national publications by our sections as well as books, pamphlets and videos, the RCIT publishes two monthly journals in English language – “Revolutionary Liberation” and “Revolutionary Communism”, the later is a theoretical review (2). Reflecting our internationalist outlook, we publish documents on the RCIT website not only in English but also in 23 other languages.
Revolutionary Communism News (RC-News) initially appeared as our monthly newsletter, distributed by email. Today, the RCIT publishes two articles every day (usually one in English and a second one in another language). RC-News, which collects these articles, is sent out once a week.
We are fully aware that many tasks still lie ahead. We have no reason for complacency. But we are proud of the progress we can record after seven years of building the RCIT! We call all authentic revolutionaries to join us in our efforts to build a Revolutionary World Party!
(1) We refer readers for a historical assessment of our predecessor organization and an overview of the political and organizational background of the RCIT to the following book: Michael Pröbsting: Building the Revolutionary Party in Theory and Practice. Looking Back and Ahead after 25 Years of Organized Struggle for Bolshevism, RCIT Books, December 2014, https://www.thecommunists.net/theory/rcit-party-building/
(2) You can view these publications on a special sub-page on the RCIT website: https://www.thecommunists.net/publications/