Following the successful publications of “Permanent Revolution” and “Revolution Betrayed” in Indonesia, in 2009 and 2010 respectively, Wellred, the publishing house of the IMT, is proud to publish for the first time in Indonesia Trotsky’s “Transitional Programme”. We appeal to our comrades, supporters, and readers of marxist.com around the world to help us publish this important work of Trotsky in Indonesia by donating money.
Translated to Bahasa Indonesia for the first time by comrade Ted Sprague of IMT, this historic work by Leon Trotsky that served as the programmatic document of the Fourth International is of great importance and relevance today when there is a great need to bridge the workers’ daily struggles to their historic mission: socialist transformation of society.
Indonesia, which once had the largest Communist Party outside Soviet Union and China, has a rich tradition of working class struggle. However, this tradition had been uprooted by the US-backed Soeharto dictatorship. Moreover, the domination of Stalinist PKI (Indonesian Communist Party) prevented many honest rank-and-file communists from accessing genuine theory of Marxism. The work of Leon Trotsky simply never reached these brave communists. Their courage and sacrifice were not matched by correct ideas and this resulted in the demise of PKI in 1965, without any significant resistance.
The IMT is now doing the ground work of preparing a new generation of Indonesian Marxists equipped with genuine Bolshevik ideas. Many Indonesian youth, now having had access to Trotsky’s works in Bahasa Indonesia, are turning to Trotsky’s ideas. The shallow and empty anti-Trotsky propaganda of PKI – that is still being peddled by some activists – is losing its grip. We are proud to say that this is the result of our consistent ideological work: from translating Trotsky’s articles to publishing his works.
The publication of this book will cost $1,200. We therefore appeal to our comrades, supporters, and readers of marxist.com around the world to help us publish this important work of Trotsky in Indonesia by donating money. We appeal to all workers and youth to show solidarity to our comrades in Indonesia so that they can access the most important theory of Marxism and rearm themselves with the correct revolutionary perspective.
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