International Communist Seminar
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International Communist Seminar

The International Communist Seminar (ICS) was an annual communist conference held in Brussels, Belgium in May. It was organized by the Workers' Party of Belgium (WPB).[1]

In 1992, Ludo Martens, leader of the WPB initiated the conference, which gathered various tendencies of Marxist-Leninist parties and organizations. He is noted for having proposed the unification of the four main tendencies of the Marxist-Leninist movement. These are the pro-Soviet groups, the pro-Chinese, the pro-Albanian, and pro-Cuban.[2] Around 200 organizations of Africa, Latin America, North America, Asia and Europe have taken part in it. For four years, from 1992 to 1995, the ICS worked on identifying "the true causes of the capitalist restoration in Soviet Union" and in Eastern Europe and to draw lessons from it for the future.[1]

The last seminar took place in June 2014. The member parties have largely been absorbed into International Meeting of Communist and Workers' Parties.

Annual conference

Themes of the recent ICS Conferences:[1][3][4][5][6]

  • 2014: 100 years after World War I – The world in 2014
  • 2013: The attacks on the democratic rights and freedoms in the world capitalist crisis
  • 2011: The strengthening of communist parties in times of a deepening capitalist systemic crisis
  • 2006: Present and past experiences in the international communist movement: "The impact of the Communist International on the founding and the development of the communist parties in particular countries", "The exchange of concrete experiences of Party work in the working class and among the youth"
  • 2005: Internationalist experiences and tasks of Communists in the struggle against imperialism
  • 2004: The strategy and tactics of the struggle against global US imperialist war
  • 2003: The Marxist-Leninist Party and the anti-imperialist Front facing the war
  • 2002: Economical crises and the possibility of a major world crisis
  • 2001: The world socialist revolution in the conditions of imperialist globalization.
  • 2000: Imperialism, fascization and fascism
  • 1999: Imperialism means war
  • 1998: The working class, its leading role, new forms of exploitation and experiences of struggle and organization.
  • 1997: The way of the October revolution is the way of the liberation of the workers
  • 1996: The anti-imperialist struggle under the New World Order.

Participating parties

See also


  1. ^ a b c Presentation on the International Communist Seminar, 2006 (accessed on Sept. 28, 2010)
  2. ^ ""Proposals for the Unification of the International Communist Movement"". Archived from the original on 2001-02-26. Retrieved .
  3. ^ International Communist Seminar Program, 1997 (accessed on Sept. 28, 2010)
  4. ^ International Communist Seminar Program, 1998 (accessed on Sept. 28, 2010)
  5. ^ a b 22 International Communist Seminar held in Brussels
  6. ^ FRSO presentation to the 2011 International Communist Seminar in Brussels
  7. ^ General Conclusions: Nineteenth International Communist Seminar Archived 2015-12-23 at the Wayback Machine

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