Countercurrent (PRC faction, Italy)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Countercurrent
Founded 2006
Headquarters Genoa, Italy
Newspaper Resistenze
(Resistance)
Ideology Trotskyism
Socialism
Marxism
Political position Far-left
International affiliation Committee for a Workers' International
Colours Red
Website
[1]

Countercurrent (Italian: Controcorrente) is a small, Italian, trotskyist political party. It used to be a faction within the Communist Refoundation Party.

The group emerged in 2006 as a split from Communist Project, when their leader Marco Ferrando decided to leave the party in order to form his own Workers' Communist Party. For the 24–27 July 2008 congress the faction formed a common list with The Ernesto, another minority faction, and obtained 7.7% of the delegates. In that occasion they supported the election of Paolo Ferrero, leader of the Refoundation in Movement-Being Communists motion, as party secretary, thus joining for the first time the majority of the party.

In 2010 the faction embraced the Committee for a Workers' International.[1]

In 2013, the party was the most important promoter of the massive Genoa Public Transportation Strike, that went on for a week and was considered the biggest non-general strike of the year.

References[edit]

External links[edit]