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Written by Ted Grant Thursday, 17 April 2014 14:09
We republish here, for April 2014's organization-wide reading, Ted Grant's Program of the International. In this document, which helped orient the first embryo of comrades in the as-yet-to-be-formed Committee for a Workers International, Ted traces the history of the first four internationals, as well as providing an excellent summary of the history of the 20th century, highlighting several key theoretical aspects of the analysis.
Written by Lucha de Clases, Marxist tendency of the PSUV Wednesday, 16 April 2014 10:16
On the evening of April 10, the main political representatives of the Venezuelan opposition attended a meeting at Miraflores Presidential Palace with representatives of the government and the Bolivarian revolution. The meeting generated a lively debate within the Bolivarian movement. We publish here the statement of Lucha de clases - the Venezuelan section of the IMT, together with some explanatory notes.
Written by Francesco Merli Tuesday, 15 April 2014 10:04
Ukrainian president Oleksandr Turchynov declared yesterday in a live televised address that a full-scale operation involving the army will be launched to regain control over Eastern Ukraine. Whether it is a bluff or a real threat, which the Ukrainian government has the will and means to enforce, is yet to be seen. But today, the same Turchynov has declared that the Kiev government is not against holding a referendum in Eastern Ukraine and set a date for May 25. Meanwhile, there is talk of Kiev asking for UN peacekeepers. This all shows the insoluble mess the Ukrainian authorities have got themselves into.
Written by Alan Woods Monday, 14 April 2014 08:39
This is the first chapter of the biography of Ted Grant, written by his friend and collaborator for more than 50 years, Alan Woods. It describes Ted Grant's childhood and early life in South Africa, how he came into contact with the Trotskyists and the background to his emigration to Britain. The book is available for sale on Wellred Books (UK and US) and as an Ebook on Amazon and other markets. We will be publishing it here over the coming weeks.
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The Fundamentals of Marxism: A Short Reading List
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Science and Dialectical Materialism
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