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 week, (May 1-4) the Marxist Tendency in Italy, gathered
around the journal FalceMartello, held its national conference. More
than 175 comrades took part in the four-day event. One could feel that the
comrades are on the verge of another leap forward in their development.
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
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.
Yesterday, the annual congress of The
Struggle, the Marxist Tendency in Pakistan, held
the first sessions of its two-day congress. Almost 2000 comrades were present
from all over Pakistan
to meet at this crucial moment in Pakistani history.
In February the 13th National Congress of
Militante-Mexico took place, with 150 comrades taking part. After a period of
intense activity over the past two years, the mood at the congress was one of
enormous confidence and enthusiasm, which is reflected in the report we provide
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In what is now
becoming a tradition, this weekend the third North
School was held in Poland, where
40 young comrades took part in discussions on Fascism, Stalinism and The ABC of
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.