Internationalist Communist Union

The Internationalist Communist Union (French: Union Communiste Internationaliste) is an international grouping of Trotskyist political parties, centred on Lutte Ouvrière in France.

It believes that the socialist transformation of society can be accomplished only by the working class, consciously fighting in its own class interests, and therefore that the task of revolutionary groups is to construct a working class revolutionary party. The ICU believes that the only possible programmatic basis for revolutionaries rests on Marxist ideas in the tradition of the Russian Revolution of 1917 and its Bolshevik leaders Vladimir Lenin and Leon Trotsky. The militants from this tendency focus their activities, whether propaganda or intervention, within the working class.[1]

Associated groups

Counry Group Misc.
Belgium Lutte Ouvrière/Arbeidersstrijd
France Union Communiste Better known as Lutte Ouvrière (LO)
French Antilles Combat Ouvriere Organized on Martinique and Guadeloupe
United Kingdom Workers' Fight
Ivory Coast Union Africaine des Travailleurs Communistes Internationalistes (UATCI) Also organizes in France
Turkey Sınıf Mücadelesi Based in Britain
Spain Voz Obrera
Germany Bund Revolutionärer Arbeiter
Italy L'Internazionale
Haiti Organisation des travailleurs révolutionnaires (OTR-UCI)
United States The Spark Fraternal group, not a full member of the ICU

See also


  1. "About the ICU | Internationalist Communist Union". Retrieved 2019-10-02.