Special: 80 Years

The Struggle for rebuilding the Fourth International and the Role of the USEC

Part I: A revisionist current in the leadership became the main obstacle to build the Fourth Shortly after its foundation, the Fourth had to face violent pressures against its program and existence. Still, in Trotsky’s life, the struggle against the anti-defensist polarized the International’s life. The Fourth had barely been...

In Defense of the Fourth International (Part II)

By Eduardo Almeida   VI- How to rebuild the IV One must have the ambition to unite revolutionaries in order to rebuild the Fourth. The dispersion of revolutionary currents has been a reality for decades. The first question on the method to advance in regrouping emerges. Is it correct to summon an...

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 Fourth International, 80 Years (Part I)

This year, we are celebrating 80 years since the founding of the Fourth. We are making a special series on the Fourth in our website, which we inaugurate now with the first part of this opening article.  Eduardo Almeida   I- The Fourth International: the conditions of its founding Eighty years ago, on...

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...

The Struggle for rebuilding the Fourth International and the Role of the USEC – Part II

Part II Eastern Europe causes a leap in quality in the USEC: from revisionism to reformism. Nowadays, the ex-USEC still calls itself the 'Fourth International', but it has ceased to be Trotskyist. It has abandoned the revolutionary program of seizing of power, of the struggle for the dictatorship of the proletariat....

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...

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...

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...

To Rebuild The Fourth In Continuity With The Third International

When the IWL-FI began its rebuilding process in 1995, it retook the strategy posed in its founding: the rebuilding of the Fourth International. At the time, just as in the 1982 Foundational Congress, we said we set on to carry out this task not only with “Trotskyists”, or with...

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