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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...

Karl Marx: a Life in Service of the Working Class

Today, Marx is portrayed in most books, articles and documentaries as an intellectual who sought to teach lessons to the working class from the outside. Lessons drawn due to his brilliant mind. Some elements of his thoughts are studied in university classes and his name is always present in...

From Sectarian Propaganda to Electoral Opportunism (Part II)

The discussions between the IWL and the TF have been taking place for three decades. However, as we stated in Part I of this article, this organization, which used to criticize us from the “left” and the “Trotskyist extreme orthodox”, is now on our “right”. Therefore, in these discussions,...

On June 13, the release of Marxism Alive channel in Youtube is coming!

With much joy and excitement, we invite you from the International Workers’ League to the release of the Youtube channel “Marxism Alive” on this Wednesday June 3. During eight weeks, we have produced programs on current political issues from a Marxist analysis and reflecting the main IWL-FI standings. For two months,...

From Sectarian Propaganda to Electoral Opportunism (Part I)

As we have stated in other articles of the series on the foundation of the Fourth International, since 1953 there has been no world organization to unite Trotskyists. On the contrary, the division has deepened. Today, thousands of activists claim Trotskyism (or vindicate this origin) but are grouped in...

Debate with the MRT on the Teamsters’ strike in Brazil

The conflict that confronts the truck owners (truckers/teamsters) with the Temer government (with strike and blockades against the rise of the fuel price) became the core of the situation in the country. Brazil moves towards a growing paralyzation and the Teamsters already forced the government to step back (at...

No to military intervention! Stop repressing the Teamsters! General Strike now!

The Teamsters’ strike needs to be surrounded with solidarity! By PSTU-Brazil.   The Teamsters’ strike reached its 8th day on Monday , stopping the country and counting with wide support by the population. The mobilization put the Temer government against the wall and confronts the military intervention decreed by the government. The...

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