You may contact me if you are interested (intipele (at) gmail.com).
Dear comrades :
We, the comrades who are currently forming Communist Democracy (Luxemburgist) and For
a Libertarian Left, would like to start the publication of an international bulletin or magazine.
We know that there are many groups or individuals that lay claims on the different
alternatives to the traditional currents, different from Social-Democratic reformism as well as
Bolshevism. We believe that these alternatives have to be spread as much as possible among
the worldwide proletariat. Even more so, considering the global crisis in which Humanity is
We believe it is necessary that the organizations and the activists who stand for the autoemancipation
of the proletariat without mediations, for socialism and radical democracy, for
equality and freedom, for internationalism and revolution, should work together. We are a
few. But the alternatives we propose must reach more visibility. This being in opposition to
capitalism and other alternatives that have demonstrated serious errors. These errors keep
being put forward as alternatives, and they keep attracting many proletarians. Apart from
other reasons, since alternatives as the ones you and we back up are not visible, they are
absolutely unknown and a minority.
We are few, barely around ten activists present in Argentina, Spain, Norway and France. We
have contacts, supporters… But we are just those militants. Each one of us has had previous
experiences and is part of other social organizations or labour unions. But as a “luxemburgist”
group, we have been working for a little time. In this period, we contacted other groups and
isolated activists with similar positions. It is to you all that we are addressing this proposal
We would like to work with whoever shares these same values. This would be done without
giving up anything. Neither the autonomy of everyone, or the possibility of uniting in the
future. We think that an appropriate way of starting this collaboration could be a bulletin or an
international magazine, multilingual, with at first an irregular periodicity, where the analysis
of the problems that faces the proletariat in the global capitalist society would be a priority.
We also consider that it could be important that members of different organizations work
together in the elaboration of these analyses. Even though the bulletin will mainly be
distributed on the web (at least at the beginning) we want it to have the right format so that it
can be printed out and distributed on hard copy.
As a concrete proposal (of course your opinion is welcomed, we are just presenting what we
would like, but we wish to progress with you) we propose the following :
Title: ‘Social Critic’ or ‘Proletarian Critic’
Subtitle: ‘revolutionary socialist bulletin for democracy and equality’ or ‘marxist
(luxemburgist) bulletin for democracy and equality’
Presentation (to be added at the end of each issue): ‘Our objective is to contribute to the
information and analysis of social struggles and revolutionary movements in the world. We
are inspired by Marxism, and in particular Luxemburgism, but not as dogmas (which is not at
all what they are), but rather as tools that strengthen the free genuine critical spirit, in the
analysis of society and its necessary transformation by the vast majority. We fight capitalism
and all forms of oppression. We defend the idea that “the workers’ emancipation will be
carried out by the workers themselves”, we advocate a democratic, free and egalitarian society
based on solidarity : a socialist society.”
Eventually, we may add a summary of principles in several languages at the end of the
bulletin, for example:
"Démocratie - Liberté - Egalité - Solidarité" / "Democracy - Freedom - Equality - Solidarity" /
"Democracia - Libertad - Igualdad - Solidaridad" / "Demokratie - Freiheit - Gleichheit -
Solidarität" / "Democrazia - Libertà - Uguaglianza - Solidarietà"
The bulletin would have its own website, through which it will be distributed. Administered
with the Spip software, it would allow its control by each participant.
Its periodicity would be at first irregular (however at least one every three months). Even
though the objective is to obtain some regularity in a short period.
It would include articles and news accepted by all. And it would be presented in the languages
of the participants (this implies therefore translations).
Its length would be of about 20 pages
If we have too many texts, we believe the ones analysing global issues or specific struggles
that may help as references to broader ones should be treated as a priority. The same would
obviously apply for the ones sticking to the news. However, all the texts may be added on the
Awaiting news from you.