In 1966 an economic crisis
forced Yugoslav leader Tito to announce a plan of reforms in order to
decentralise power. Bureaucratic corruption and mismanagement were exposed for
the first time in the Yugoslav press. Ted Grant explained how self-reform on
part of the bureaucracy would not solve the problem and why workers' democracy
and internationalism would be the only way forward.
the peak of the economic growth of the USSR, in 1965, cracks
the planned economy revealing that the burden of the privileged caste
bureaucratic mismanagement was becoming more and more unbearable. Ted
explained the reasons for this crisis and the futility of the attempts
it without restoring workers’ democracy.
In 1965 tensions rose between Pakistan and India around the issue of Kashmir. A provocation by Pakistani dictator Ayub Khan led to open conflict and a victory for the Indian bourgeoisie. In this article, published in October 1965, Ted Grant showed how the war was reactionary on both sides.
As part of a general attempt to slander
revolutionary ideas as pro-Nazi, the Labour Party's newspaper, Daily Herald, ‘accidentally' included
the report on the trial of the Minneapolis General Drivers' Union, also leaders
of the Socialist Workers' Party (Fourth International), into a report of the
trial of 33 German spies. Here is the vibrant protest of the Workers'
International League, by Ted Grant.