In July 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.
Much has changed since this document was first produced, and we
have continually refined and updated our perspectives and analysis in subsequent books and
articles. However, the historical value of this document, especially those parts
concerning the history of the internationals, the rise of proletarian Bonapartism, and the
post-WWII period retain their full force and value.
10.45am on August 21, Jimmy Deane died of pneumonia after a long illness in a
Liverpool nursing home. He was one of the last in the generation of pre-war
Trotskyists, who together with Ted Grant, fought to keep alive the flame of
genuine Trotskyism under the most difficult circumstances.
On the weekend of May 13-14, some 30 members and supporters of
the Workers International League gatehered in St. Louis,
Missouri for the 2006 National Congress. Guests
included former members of Workers Action (who have now joined the WIL), and
members of the rank and file UAW "Soldiers of Solidarity" movement.
This year’s Socialist Appeal conference,
which was held in London, showed a significant increase in attendance
over last year, particularly of young comrades. Sellers and
supporters attended from all over the country to participate in a
weekend of debate and discussion.
We provide this report of the book launch meeting of Lal Khan’s book Kashmir’s Ordeal – A Revolutionary Way Out. At the peak of the meeting nearly 1000 people were present, who had come to hear Alan Woods and Lal Khan speak on the question of Kashmir. As one comrade said afterwards, the meeting will turn out to be an important turning point and milestone in the struggle for a socialist Kashmir. Picture gallery available.
We publish here a report on the second day of the 25th Congress of the Struggle. The comrades discussed perspectives for Pakistan and the growth and development of The Struggle over the last year, highlighting the growth in Kashmir, Pukhtunkhawa, and Afghanistan. See also a new picture gallery.
Over 1400 comrades participated in the 25th congress of The Struggle in Pakistan. Discussions were held on world perspectives, perspectives for Pakistan, and the situation in Kashmir. 350 comrades from Kashmir travelled for hours to participate in the congress along with comrades from Pakistan, India, and Afghanistan. See also the picture gallery.
Marxists of the JKNSF organised a series of very successful public activities
recently, culminating in a rally and mass meeting in Hajeera of over a thousand
people, where they heard the case for a socialist solution to the Kashmiri
question being posed.