Ligne Rouge

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Ligne Rouge was a Marxist-Leninist journal which published nineteen issues in Belgium between 1983 and 1986. It was the successor of a similar periodical entitled Subversion which published a total of three issues between 1981 and 1983 and included French Marxist-Leninist militant Frédéric Oriach on its editorial committee. Some of the militants involved in editing Ligne Rouge were later arrested for their participation in the armed propaganda actions of the Communist Combatant Cells. The journal consisted of a combination of contemporary statements from armed communist organizations around the world with extracts from Marxist classics, topical news clippings and the occasional editorial.

The editorial collective described the project in the following terms:

Ligne Rouge is a militant, anti-imperialist publishing project.

The collective leading the activities of Ligne Rouge publishing restricts the activity of Ligne Rouge to the publication and distribution on a wide scale of documentary collections of anti-imperialist offensive which it considers to be of real interest to the revolutionary communist movement.

If the choice of documents is partisan to the extent that the political identity of the militants leading Ligne Rouge determines what we consider useful, it is nonetheless possible that texts will be published which certain members or the entire collective are in political disagreement with, Ligne Rouge is not the expression of an organization, but a information organ, a reflection of the struggle open to all.

These documents (texts, interviews, communiques) made available by Ligne Rouge, cover the multiple realities of anti-imperialist struggle, they come from different political positions, several historical periods and various continents and countries. 

Breaking with the blackout targeting certain facets-and not the least important ones-of the anti-imperialist struggle, breaking the timid refuge of censorship and self censorship, extracting these texts from the jealous hands of insider circles and their sterile militant monopolies, digging into the past of the revolutionary movement in order to calmly compare hastily forgotten experiences with our situation, in short, grasping our revolutionary heritage-past and present-out of the silence and bringing it into broad daylight and affirming it as a weapon for the future.

This is the task Ligne Rouge has set itself with its first project: the monthly journal of Ligne Rouge publishing.

These journals will present several documents selected from different sources, in order to break the false separation of sects and create hopefully productive confrontations between old and new texts, documents coming from the imperialist centers and the national liberation movements etc.

In order to recover our memory and to obtain a broader, more precise and more correct view of the confrontation today, to give us weapons in our present and future struggle against imperialism, the Ligne Rouge publishing collective launches a call to all offensive anti-imperialist elements, to all revolutionary organizations, through this organ-which is theirs.” 

  

Number One-September 1983 

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Red Brigades- two texts on the condemnation of Roberto Peci

Red Brigades- Open letter to former Red Brigades militant Alfredo Buonavita

Organization of Iranian People’s Fedai Guerrillas-Attack against the ambassador of the FRG

Lebanese Armed Revolutionary Factions- On the execution of Barsimentov

15th and 21st of July-Two anti-imperialist actions in Paris

Lenin-On Guerrilla Warfare (extracts)

Second of June Movement-Dissolution statement

Communist Program No 11-Auschwitz, the great alibi

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Number Two-October 1983

Red Brigades-Two statements from the Moro trial ( Combatant Communist Party & Guerrilla Party of the Metropolitan Proletariat)

Trotsky- On Terrorism

Angry Brigades- Communiques and chronology

Caribbean Revolutionary Alliance- Communique

PCE(r) & GRAPO- Prisoner’s communique

 

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 Number Three-November 1983

Red Brigades: Vehicles of memory and the new organization of subjectivity

Statement of a group of communist prisoners in Italy

Trotsky: On Terrorism ( part two)

Angry Brigades-communiques and chronology

Lenin-Political and military leadership in the struggle of the mass of the people

Organization of Iranian People’s Fedai Guerrillas- Armed struggle as strategy and as tactic (part one)

 

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Ligne-Rouge-4-February-1984

Marina Da Silva & Frédéric Oriach : Declaration

Red Brigades ( Walter Alasia Column):  One more step

Organization of Iranian People’s Fedai Guerrillas: Armed struggle as strategy and as tactic (part two)

GRAPO: Communiques

17th of September Organization: Communique on the Sabra and Shatila action in Hamburg

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Ligne-Rouge-5-March-1984

Organization of Iranian People’s Fedai Guerrillas: Armed struggle as strategy and as tactic (part three)

GRAPO: Interview and communique on the ceasefire

GRAPO: The real changes or open revolutionary warfare

Marina Da Silva: Statement in appeal proceedings

Red Brigades: Execution of Ray Learmon Hunt, director general of the “Multinational Observation Force in the Sinai”

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Ligne-Rouge-6-April-1984

Fernando Arenas, General Secretary of the PCE (R): Interview

Red Brigades: Place the general activity of the masses at the core of the initiative

Organization of Iranian People’s Fedai Guerrillas: Armed struggle as strategy and as tactic (part four)

Revolutionary Union Federation (El Salvador): Communique

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Ligne-Rouge-7-May-1984

Red Brigades: Strategic resolution no.19. The struggles of the working class and the general political situation in Italy.

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Ligne-Rouge-8-June-1984

Armed Resistance Unit: Attack against the US Capitol building

United Freedom Front: Four communiques

Caribbean Revolutionary Alliance: Communique

Red Brigades: Contribution to the debate on torture

Armenian Revolutionary Army: Three communiques

Revolutionary Cells: Communique on the action against the DEG

News from the Front

Anti-Imperialist publications 

 

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Ligne-Rouge-9-October-1984

Communist Combatant Cells:  Communiques on the actions against MAN, Litton and Honeywell

Arenas, General Secretary of the PCE (R):  Political report

Frédéric Oriach & Serge Goglin : For Breton rebellion

News from the Front

Anti-imperialist publications

 

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Ligne-Rouge-10-November-1984

Communist Combatant Cells: Communique on actions against two political centers ( CVP & PRL/PVV)

Marina Da Silva & Frédéric Oriach: Hunger strike declaration

Organization of Iranian People’s Fedai Guerrillas:  Armed struggle as strategy and as tactic (part five)

Communique of the Anti-Imperialist Front in the FRG

Interview with Ormaza, Basque nationalist militant (part one)

News from the Front 

Anti-imperialist publications 

 

 

 

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Ligne-Rouge-11-December-1984

Communist Combatant Cells:  Communique on action against two Air Force telecommunications towers

Organization of Iranian People’s Fedai Guerrillas:  Armed struggle as strategy and as tactic (part six)

Knut Folkerts (RAF): Statement on the action against Buback

Communique for an action against the Munster jail (FRG)

Communist Combatant Cells: Communique on an action against a NATO pipeline

Revolutionary Cells: Communique on action against a NATO pipeline

News from the Front

Anti-Imperialist publications 

 

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Number Twelve-January 1985

Communist Combatant Cells:  Communique on an action against a NATO center

Statement of the prisoners from the RAF in Stammheim: On the question of 1977

Statement of the political prisoners in the FRG on the hunger strike

RAF/AD: For the unity of revolutionaries in West Europe

Prisoners of the PCE (R) & GRAPO: Communique in support of the strike in the FRG

News from the Front

 

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Ligne-Rouge-13-March-1985

Editorial

GRAPO: Ensure proletarian leadership in the struggle against fascism and imperialism

Communist Party of Peru: Develop guerrilla warfare

Communiques and mobilizations

News from the Front

Anti-imperialist publications 

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Number Fourteen-May 1985

Communist Combatant Cells: Communique on the action against the FEB

Communist Combatant Cells: May 1st documents

Communist Combatant Cells: Communique on the action against the financial and logistical general executive of the police force

Communiques and mobilizations 

News from the Front

Anti-imperialist publications 

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Ligne-Rouge-15-July-1985

PCE(r) & GRAPO: Spanish integration into NATO

Red Brigades: Communique on the action against Giugni

Red Brigades: Statement in the Turin trial

Red Brigades: Communique on the execution of Tarantelli

Red Army Faction: Interview

Communiques and mobilizations

News from the Front

Anti-imperialist publications

 

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Ligne-Rouge-16-October-1985

Red Brigades: An important political debate within the Italian revolutionary vanguard

News from the Front

Anti-imperialist publications 

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Ligne-Rouge-17-November-1985

Communist Combatant Cells: Communique on the actions against FABRIMETAL and the office of direct contributions

Communist Combatant Cells: Communique on the actions against Infosermi and Galand

Frédéric Oriach: Armed struggle, a strategic and tactical necessity for revolution

News from the Front 

Anti-imperialist publications

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Ligne-Rouge-18-December-1985_

Communist Combatant Cells: Communiques on the actions against the BBL, the SGB, the Hanover Bank and the KB

Communist Combatant Cells: Communiques on the actions against the Bank of America, a NATO pipeline and the HQ of the CEPS in France

News from the Front

Anti-Imperialist publications 

 

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Ligne-Rouge-19-November-1986

Communist Combatant Cells: Letter to workers and comrades in France

Imprisoned Militants of the CCC: Three communiques

Report on the Frankfurt Congress

Proletarian Action: Demystify the armed struggle

For communism

Communiques and mobilizations