[Marxism] Argentina: Mid-term elections signal shift in political mood | Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
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 
about that.

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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