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This is the website of the International Marxist Tendency. To find out more about the history of the Tendency we recommend you to start with the document A Brief History of the International Marxist Tendency. You can also read more about the origins of the Marxist tendency in Ted Grant's book History of British Trotskyism.

For a detailed analysis of our ideas regarding the world situation today and the tasks facing revolutionary Marxists, please read our document on World Perspectives 2008. This document was discussed, amended and approved at the World Congress of the International Marxist Tendency at the beginning of August. We also produced a manifesto on the current crisis of capitalism. If you agree with our ideas and the need to fight for a revolutionary Marxist alternative within the working class movement, please join us, or see the Contact Us section for details of how to join the struggle for socialism in your country.

Here are some more documents where you can find out more about us:

2008 World Congress of the International Marxist Tendency
The World Congress of the International Marxist Tendency met in Barcelona at the end of July. The 350 delegates and visitors could feel that after decades of preparation, of defending the ideas of Marxism against the attacks of the bourgeois, the reformists and revisionists, these are now being vindicated by events. The affiliation of four new sections from Brazil, Iran, El Salvador and Switzerland added to this feeling.

2007 World School of the International Marxist Tendency
Every year the IMT organises a Congress, a Conference or a World School. This year’s event was a School and it followed on from the successes of previous years. More countries were represented, new areas have been opened up, and the general feeling is one of a tendency that is going forward, growing in numbers and sections.

What the International Marxist Tendency really stands for - Reply to the Lambertists
The ideas of the International Marxist Tendency are very clear. We stand for the genuine ideas of Marxism and base ourselves on the works of Marx, Engels, Lenin and Trotsky. You may agree or disagree with these ideas. Occasionally however, we encounter opponents who are prepared to go to incredible lengths to distort and falsify what we stand for. Just such a case came up earlier this year when the French language journal, La Vérité, published by the Lambertist group launched a vicious and dishonest attack on our positions. Here we explain what we really stand for.

Report on the 2006 World Congress of the International Marxist Tendency
In July 2006 the International Marxist Tendency organised its 2006 World Congress, with comrades attending from over 30 countries. Here we provide a report on the main discussions held, in particular World Perspectives, China and Organisational tasks. It was by far the biggest attended and most successful congress of the Tendency. In the coming period we will also be publishing the documents voted by the Congress.

Inspiring 2005 World School of the International Marxist Tendency
Following last year’s very successful world congress, the International Marxist Tendency organised an international school in Barcelona this summer. The nature of the gathering was different to last year’s. Being a school it was aimed more at the newer, younger comrades who have gathered around the tendency in the recent period.

Conference of the international Marxist tendency: An historic meeting
In the first week of August 2004 a meeting of almost 300 Marxists from 26 countries, including Venezuela and Cuba, met in Spain to discuss the world situation and the tasks of the international revolutionary Marxist tendency. This was for many reasons an historic turning point that registered a qualitative advance of the forces of Marxism on a world scale. (August 2004)

Interviews with some of the comrades attending the conference
As we report in our article, Conference of the international Marxist tendency: An historic meeting, an international conference was held this summer of the international revolutionary Marxist tendency. We interviewed some of the comrades taking part and are making them available to our readers to give a taste of the proceedings and the atmosphere. (August, 2004)

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