International Marxist Tendency

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Alan Woods' speaking tour in Venezuela is getting wide publicity coverage as this Bolivarian News Agency report demonstrates. Here the report is on a meeting with oil workers in the PDVSA building in Maturín, Monagas state. It was published under the title "British theoretician: Bolivarian revolution a source of international inspiration."

In the eastern state of Monagas in Venezuela 150 delegates, spokespersons and members of the PSUV attended the first meeting of Alan Woods' speaking tour to launch his new book Reformism or Revolution. The audience listened with keen interest revealing a very clear understanding of what needs to be done.

On June 7 the BPJ held its third national congress, but this time there was something new on the agenda, the proposal to affiliate to the International Marxist Tendency. This was agreed unanimously by all those present, and it marks a major turning point both for the BPJ and the IMT.

Over the weekend, June 13-15, the Venezuelan Revolutionary Marxist Current (CMR) held its 5th Congress at the Inveval factory - presently being run under workers' control. One hundred comrades attended the congress, where all the reports confirmed significant growth over the past year, both in terms of numbers and influence within the Bolivarian movement and the wider workers' and youth movement.

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 year's successes.

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.

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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?