PCI (Partito Comunista Italiano)

Antonio Gramsci Anniversary

Submitted by Vijay Prashad on Thu, 04/27/2017 - 23:59
Antonio Gramsci mugshot

 

<Red Salute> Today is Antonio Gramsci's death anniversary (1891-1937). This brave Communist was murdered by the barbarous Italian Fascists. Gramsci's writings and example continue to guide us. He was clear-sighted in his views of what wretchedness is inherited from the past, and what hope is also in our inventory.

I am reading his comrade Togliatti's writings towards an introduction for a new International Publishers edition of his Lectures on Fascism. The entire world of Communism in Italy of that period is one of great bravery and sacrifice. The PCI was a proletarian and peasant party, w