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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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Intervention of the Pakistani Marxists in the movement against the assassination of Benazir Bhutto

We have just received this extremely important report from the comrades in Pakistan. It indicates that the assassination of Benazir Bhutto has had the effect of a catalyst that is impelling the masses onto the revolutionary road. The situation is now beginning to resemble that of tsarist Russia after Bloody Sunday in 1905. The Pakistan Marxists of The Struggle are playing a leading role in the mass movement, as this report clearly shows.
 

Pakistan: Government covers up the crime - masses demand action against conspirators

Benazir Bhutto The murder of Benazir Bhutto has led to an explosion of popular anger. Pakistan is convulsed by rioting and mass protests. Society has been stirred up to the depths. Raw human emotion has spilled over onto the streets of every city, town and village. The army and police are powerless to halt the tide of indignation. The government is shaken to the core.
 

Pakistan: The assassination of Benazir Bhutto

Benazir BhuttoBenazir Bhutto has been killed in a suicide bomb attack. The leader of the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) had just addressed a rally of PPP supporters in the town of Rawalpindi when the attack took place. First reports talked of at least 100 killed in the attack, but more recent news put the figure at 20. This murderous onslaught on the PPP came in the middle of an election campaign where, after years of military dictatorship, the masses were striving for a change.
   

Audio File: The Permanent Revolution

fourth-copy.jpgFred Weston of the International Marxist Tendency, and editor of 'In Defence of Marxism', talks on Leon Trotsky's theory of the Permanent Revolution. This Marxist concept constituted the main ideological opposition to Stalin's theory of 'socialism in one country', which came to be the dominant outlook of the Soviet bureaucracy, that grew out of the isolation and degeneration of the young workers state. 

   

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The Fundamentals of Marxism: A Short Reading List

Marxist theory is the basis upon which our analysis, perspectives, program, and participation in the movement are based. It is our "guide to action." This why the WIL and IMT place so much emphasis on political education. To this end, we have created an extensive Education Plan to assist comrades in their political development. This is an important resource. However, it's length and scope may seem...

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Science and Dialectical Materialism

Dialectical Materialism is a way of understanding reality; whether thoughts, emotions, or the material world. Simply stated, this methodology is the combination of Dialectics and Materialism. The materialist dialectic is the theoretical foundation of Marxism.  We provide various educational readings on dialectical materialism and its relation to natural science.

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Historical Materialism

Marxists attach enormous importance to the study of history; not for its own sake but so as to study the great lessons it contains. Without that understanding of the development of events, it is not possible to foresee future perspectives.

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Marxist Economics

Only with a Marxist understanding of capitalist society can the conscious worker cut through the lies and distortion of the capitalist economists and combat their influence within the Labor Movement.

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What are the differences between Marxism and anarchism? What relationship have followers of these two philosophies had in the past?

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Marxism and Feminism

The oppression of women has been a key question for Marxism. After all, women constitute half the human race, and have faced discrimination and degradation in many areas of life.

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The National Question

The question of nationalities, that is, the oppression of nations and national minorities, which has characterised capitalism from its birth till the present time, has always occupied a central position in Marxist theory.

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Marxism and Religion

We have received quite a few e-mails from our subscribers asking about the attitude of Marxists to religion.

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The United States

The struggle of the working class in the United States will be a decisive factor in the outcome of the class struggle around the world. We provide here a list of works explaining the important role of the working people of the US.

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