[Marxism] Argentina: Mid-term elections signal shift in political mood | Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal
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Sun Nov 10 00:30:03 MST 2013
On 11/10/13 12:44 AM, Leozino Listas wrote:
> I agree with you. There is no reason why all 3 groups in Argentina and why
> not many more around the world, could not join together in a movement for
> an international of the socialist revolution. This would be
> an enormous contribution for the cause of working class emancipation.
My guess is that 2 out of the 3 parties would be a lost cause. From
Gallardo's link to the wiki piece on the PTS (Socialist Workers Party),
an apt name there):
"The Socialist Workers' Party (Spanish: Partido de los Trabajadores
Socialistas, PTS), previously known as the Workers Party for Socialism
(Partido de Trabajadores por el Socialismo), is a Trotskyist (left-wing
revolutionary socialist) political party in Argentina. It was founded in
1988, as the first schism of the Movimiento al Socialismo (MAS) (a
Trotskyist party led by Nahuel Moreno until his death). Within the next
4 years, the MAS would split in more than 20 groups."
I can't imagine what the issues were that led to 20 groups. It almost
sounds like satire but it is enough to make you cry.
So that's one Morenoite group that the Workers Party has coalesced with.
Let's assume that the Workers Party is closer to our planet and not
bouncing around in outer space like Sandra Bullock. Comrade Leo does
sound more lucid than our old friend Carlos Petroni, anybody would I guess.
Then there is the other group, the Socialist Left. Turning once again to
the people's encyclopedia, we learn that it is the Argentine section of
International Workers' Unity (Fourth International). Well, glad to hear
When you go to the International Workers' Unity (Fourth International)
wikipedia entry, you discover:
"It was formed in 1995 by the merger of the Revolutionary International
Current, consisting of a breakaway faction of the International Workers
League (Fourth International) (LIT-CI); and the International League for
the Reconstruction of the Fourth International. Both the LIT and UIT
claim to stand in the political tradition of Nahuel Moreno.
"Fusion talks with the Committee for a Workers' International were held
in 1997, but quickly failed, some German CWI members joined the UIT in
the process, creating a short-lived German section called Sozialistische
Initiative/Sozialistische Liga (SI/SL)."
Fusion talks quickly failed? Well, imagine that.
Okay, I want all you Marxmail comrades to study all this stuff and be
able to identify all the different groups. There is going to be an exam
tomorrow and it will not be an open book test.
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