Internationalist Communist Party
Partito Comunista Internazionalista
Split fromPCI
Succeeded byInternational Communist Party
NewspaperBattaglia Comunista
IdeologyLeft communism
Proletarian internationalism
International affiliationInternationalist Communist Tendency

The Internationalist Communist Party (Italian: Partito Comunista Internazionalista, PCInt) is a left communist party in Italy and an affiliate of the Internationalist Communist Tendency, formerly the International Bureau for the Revolutionary Party.


The origins of the party can be traced back to the Left Fraction which, between 1921-6, held a majority within the Communist Party of Italy.[1] The Internationalist Communist Party itself was founded in 1943 by Onorato Damen and the group of revolutionaries around the journal Prometeo. It denounced the Second World War as imperialist and took an active part in the strike wave that shook northern Italy at the end of 1943.[2] In 1952 Amadeo Bordiga split the party to form his own International Communist Party.[3]

The basic positions[4] of Battaglia Comunista were as follows:

The party initiated a series of conferences of the communist left in the late 1970s and early 1980s.[5] As a result of these, in 1983 they established the International Bureau for the Revolutionary Party (later renamed as the Internationalist Communist Tendency) with the British Communist Workers' Organisation.[6]

Election results

Constituent Assembly

Election Votes % Seats
1946 24,644 0.10 0

Chamber of Deputies

Election Votes % Seats
1948 20,736 0.08 0

See also

Further reading