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For the Rebuilding of the Fourth International

Throughout 2018, our website has published several articles dedicated to the 80 years of the foundation of the Fourth International. They approached the context and objectives of its foundation, the causes of the 1953 crisis and its consequences in the scattering of the Trotskyist forces. Just as the debates...

The Rebuilding of the Fourth International, 80 years from its Foundation

This year is the 80th anniversary of the foundation of the Fourth International, a world revolutionary organization that as Trotsky said, represented “the most important work of my life; even more so than 1917, the civil war, or any other”. By Daniel Sugasti Why did Trotsky think that the building...

Turkey: The beginning of the “Raki Effect”?

In 1994, the Mexican financial crisis had a strong international impact called the “tequila effect”. Currently, the crisis lived by the Turkish currency (lira) also begins to expand to other countries. Has the “raki effect” began? By: Alejandro Iturbe The current crisis of the Turkish lira was triggered by the announcement...

78 Years from Trotsky’s Murder: the Permanent Revolution as a Topical Subject

On August 20, 1940, Ramon Mercader inflicted the blow that ended Trotsky’s life on Stalin’s command. It was the last of a series of attacks that began in the second half of the XX century. Defamation, political persecution, followed by being expelled from the party and the country, the...

The International Marxist Tendency: from Permanent Entryism to the Abandonment of the Proletarian Dictatorship

The history of the International Marxist Tendency (IMT) is mixed up with the history of its founder, Ted Grant, considered by his supporters one of the greatest Marxist theorists and by English Trotskyists who did not share his trajectory as objectivist and politically centrist. By Marcos Margarido. Edward "Ted" Grant was...

What Lies Behind Trump’s Threat of Trade War?

"We are like the piggy bank that everyone is robbing, but this is over." With these words, US President Donald Trump announced that his country would not sign the G7 summit’s joint statement held in Canada on June 8-9. By Marcos Margarido.   A few hours earlier, Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau...

After the victory of the Revolution, a bourgeois government

This process began the day after the triumph of the revolution. By Fidel Castro's advice, the Sandinista Front formed a National Reconstruction Government (GRN) with the participation of important bourgeois figures, like Violeta Chamorro. By Bernardo Cerdeira.   Back then, Fidel advised, “Nicaragua must not be a new Cuba.” Like this, the...

The Simon Bolivar Brigade

In 1979, in the summit of the fight against Somoza’s dictatorship, the Bolshevik Fraction of the IV International, organization that was in the base of the IWL-FI foundation, called, through one of its sections (The PST from Colombia) to constitute an internationalist brigade to go to Nicaragua and fight...

From left-wing guerrilla to bourgeois dictatorship

In July 1979, after two years of intense fight, the dictator Anastacio Somoza fell and the Nicaraguan revolution triumphed. After over 40 years of Somoza’s dictatorship, the people could celebrate in the streets the freedom conquered by the popular insurrection led by the Sandinista Front of National Liberation (FSLN). By...

Down with Ortega! Out, you murderer dictator!

When, in April 18, Nicaraguan students began mobilizing on the streets to protest against the Social Security reform, in support to the retirees, no one could say that the movement would turn into a true popular revolt against Daniel Ortega’s government, his vice-president (and wife) Rosario "Chayo" Murillo, and...

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