International Marxist Tendency

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The Pakistan Trade Union Defence Campaign and The Struggle Publications organized the inauguration of "Pakistan's Other Story- The 1968-69 Revolution" at the Press Club in Rahim Yar Khan on February 14. Nearly 500 political activists, students and labourers from various industries participated in the ceremony.

With the help of a number of Indonesian activists, the IMT will be publishing for the first time the Indonesian version of Permanent Revolution(and Results & Prospects). This book will be a very important tool for the Indonesian activists to grasp the essence of Marxism, freed them from Stalinist perversion, and re-orientate their politics toward a revolutionary goal. We therefore appeal to our comrades, supporters, and readers of around the world to help us publish this important work of Trotsky in Indonesia by donating money.

The passed year has been one of tumultuous events, and for the International Marxist Tendency (IMT), it has been one of intense activity. We are asking our comrades, supporters and readers of around the world to help us continue our work by donating to money this winter.

Last Sunday close to 250 Marxists gathered in Karachi for a regional assembly to discuss the present world crisis. Many workers delegations were present reporting on the militant mood that is developing among the working class.

A marvellous Marxist Summer Youth School in Pakistan was held at Fort Minro (near D.G. Khan) on 29-31 August. Even under the difficult objective conditions when an economic onslaught against the working class is taking place in Pakistan, about fifty comrades participated from all over the country.

The World Congress of the International Marxist Tendency met in Barcelona at the end of July. The 350 delegates and visitors could feel that after decades of preparation, of defending the ideas of Marxism against the attacks of the bourgeois, the reformists and revisionists, these are now being vindicated by events. The affiliation of four new sections from Brazil, Iran, El Salvador and Switzerland added to this feeling.

Last Sunday, during his weekly TV programme "Alo Presidente", Hugo Chavez made some sharp criticisms of various government officials, calling on them to fight against bureaucracy and corruption. He then brought to the attention of the audience Alan Woods' latest book, "Reformism or Revolution".

On Sunday, July 7, a meeting was held between members of the national leadership of the PSUV and the Revolutionary Marxist Current (CMR) together with Alan Woods. The Marxists outlined their perspectives and explained the measures that need to be taken to complete the revolution and warned against the danger signals that emerge from the situation in the country.

On Sunday, July 6, a very successful Kashmir regional congress of "The Struggle" ‑ the International Marxist Tendency in Pakistan ‑ was held at Rawalakot, in the Poonch district of "Azad Kashmir". Over a thousand delegates, members and close contacts attended the congress.

Delayed by Chavez's earlier invitation, Alan Woods visited the State of Barinas on Friday, where he spoke at several meetings with more than 800 people attending, among them the local leadership of the PSUV and many rank and file activists. In all the meetings there was huge interest in the ideas of revolutionary Marxism.