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.
On the weekend of May 12th & 13th, over 30 members and guests
gathered in St. Louis, Missouri for the National Congress of the
Workers International League. As well as in-depth discussions on the
economic, political and social perspectives for the world and the U.S.,
those present discussed the political and organizational tasks flowing
from these perspectives.
On April 28 and 29
the CMR in Venezuela
held its fourth congress with about 65 comrades in attendance. There was a
lively debate on international and Venezuelan perspectives, the new situation
that has emerged in the country after the December elections and the formation
of the United Socialist Party, and the task posed before the Marxists.