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Program of the International We republish here 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. Read the Full Story
Stalinism in the Postwar World World War Two ended in a complex and entirely unforeseen relationship of forces between the nations and between the classes. It ended in the victory of two continental powers on the world arena, US imperialism and the Russian bureaucracy. The struggle between the classes can only be understood against a background of this decisive conflict of the era. Read the Full Story
What Next For Labor? Those who can see only the surface of society take this to mean that the working class either no longer exists, or is no longer a revolutionary force for change. The Marxists, however, view the world dialectically, look beneath the surface appearances, and understand that as long as capitalism and classes continue, so too does the class struggle. Read the Full Story

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Program of the International

workersoftheworlduniteWe 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.

 

Venezuela: Neither Agreements Nor Conciliation—Complete the Revolution!

201404-Maduro-Capriles-SIBCIOn 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.

 

Ukrainian Crisis Spiralling Out of Control

20140414-Donetsk-regional-admin-building-PIC-Graham-W-PhillipsUkrainian 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.

   

Ted Grant - The Permanent Revolutionary—Chapter One: The Early Years

Ted Grant - Permanent Revolutionary coverThis 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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