This coming weekend the El Salvadorean BPJ (Peoples' Youth Block) is holding its third congress, where affiliation of the organisation to the IMT will be ratified. Marxists all over the world welcome this new addition to the forces of the International Marxist Tendency at a crucial moment in the history of El Salvador.

On the weekend of May 17 and 18, nearly 30 members of the Workers International League gathered in Minneapolis, MN for the WIL National Congress, the most important event in the political life of the organization. Comrades were present present from Portland, San Francisco, Minneapolis, Madison, St. Louis, Nashville, New York, Pittsburgh, Providence, and Washington DC.

Last weekend the Socialist Appeal held its national conference, the proceedings of which revealed important steps forward in the development of the tendency in both the youth field and the trade unions. The mood was one of enthusiasm and determination to build even further on the past year's successes.

The second day of the congress saw more than 2000 delegates, members and visitors registered. The enthusiasm of the first day was nothing compared to the second. The discussions revealed a high level of understanding of the tasks that lie ahead. The workers and youth who intervened showed that the Marxist Tendency in Pakistan has come a very long way since its early days in the 1980s.

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What lies behind recent developments in Pakistan? Why did the Supreme Court lift the ban on Nawaz Sharif returning to Pakistan for him only to expelled by the Military as soon as he set foot on Pakistani soil? Why are Benazir Bhutto (in exile) and the military dictator Musharraf trying to reach a deal over how the country is to be governed in the next period?

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.

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