Fri Jul 12, 2024
July 12, 2024

25 years of Nahuel Moreno’s death

Next January 25th marks the 25th anniversary of Nahuel Moreno’s death, founder of the LIT-CI (International Workers League – Fourth International). To pay a tribute to him, our website publishes a variety of texts, most of which were published in the special edition of LIT-CI’s magazine Marxismo Vivo (Marxism Alive) in 2007, on the 20th anniversary of his death.

From that issue, it has been taken 20 years of Nahuel Moreno’s death, some reflections on the ‘morenism’. This is an article written by Martin Hernandez, where the author defends the conceptual and political validity of talking about the existence of a “morenist trend” within Trotskyism. From the aforementioned edition of Marxismo Vivo we have also taken the chronology that places the main personal and political actions of Moreno’s life, in the context of the most prominent political processes and class struggles of the twentieth century.

And, by Moreno himself, we have chosen four texts. The first is the transcript of his intervention in the LIT-CI (IWL-FI) Congress in 1985, which has been given the title Why IV International?, where he explains why he defends this “number” for our international organization. The second is the final paragraphs of the book El Partido y la Revolución (The Party and the Revolution, 1973), published in Marxismo Vivo under the title The construction of a Revolutionary Workers World Party is the greatest task that a human being has ever proposed to do.

The others are the Trotskyist conception of the International, which are excerpts from the text “Our Experience with Lambertism” (1981), where can be found one of the best definitions of what Moreno considered to be the Trotskyist conception of the International; and The World party. This text is part of a long interview by Moreno published as a book under the title “Conversaciones con Moreno”. That is regarded as his political testament.

Indeed, in connection with this last statement, we want to pay this tribute to Nahuel Moreno as the start of the campaign we will carry out in 2012, dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the IWL-FI foundation, held in Bogotá, Colombia, in 1982. In doing so, we remain faithful to the concepts of our founder, who in 1984 dedicated, in his own words, the main efforts to build an international revolutionary organization, a principle that in the last years of his life was expressed in the foundation and construction of the LIT -CI.

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