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Workers Communist Party, Italy

Partito Comunista dei Lavoratori

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Partito Comunista dei Lavoratori (Workers Communist Party) - P.C.L.
In 2006 a trotskist faction of the Communist Refoundation Party broke off. Initially, the name of the independent faction was Movimento per il Partito Comunista dei Lavoratori (Movement for the Workers' Communist Party); in early 2008 the first congress was held, the actual party was founded and the name was shortened into the present one. The P.C.L. will  take part in the forthcoming European elections (June 2009) alone, i.e. without forming any coalition with other political forces.
The flag is red, with the round logo in central position. Two patterns of the logo are known, i.e. before and after the foundation congress. In the earlier version (2006-2007), a large red hammer & sickle symbol with black shadow overlaps a stylized pale blue (cyan) globe on white background; around the globe run the words "PARTITO COMUNISTA" (above) and "DEI LAVORATORI" (below) in red capital letters; only the bottom line is in italics style. A red crescent added to the left side of the logo reads "MOVIMENTO PER IL" in white capital letters. In the present version of the logo (2008- ), the red hammer & sickle symbol throws its shadow in opposite direction, all the lettering around the globe is black, in non-italics style, the red crescent has been dropped, while in the lower hoist the words "per la 4ª internazionale" (for the 4th Internationale), in white lowercase letters, have been added. Due to these two lines of text, the logo is slightly shifted towards the upper rim.
The flag with the old version can be seen here.
Andrea Pollett, 28 April 2009

PCL (Partito Comunista dei Lavoratori = Workers Communist Party)

The older version of the flag is the one with the crescent [1,2,3,4]. The newer version (above) is the one with inscription "per la 4a Internazionale" [5,6,7].

[1] flag no. 239 in Italian political flags collection Schmöger, bought on

M. Schmöger, 3 May 2013

Old pattern

image by M. Schmöger, 3 May 2013