League for the Fourth International


League for the Fourth International

The League for the Fourth International (LFI) is a Trotskyist international organisation, whose most noteworthy section is the Internationalist Group/Grupo Internacionalista in the United States.. It has other affiliates in Mexico, Brazil and France. All of these are very small and based in at most one or two cities. [ [http://www.spartacist.org/english/wv/archives/oldsite/2004/Ukraine-IG-828.htm Ukraine: IG’s Potemkin Village Idiocy Ad Absurdum ] ] [ [http://www.bolshevik.org/1917/no28/no28IBTConference.html IBT Fourth International Conference - Swimming Against the Stream ] ] Like other international Trotskyist groups, it fights for "international socialist revolution, the conquest of power by the working class, led by its Leninist party."

Led by Jan Norden, it was formed by members who were expelled from the Spartacist League's international the International Communist League (Fourth Internationalist) on June 8 1996 and the Grupo Espartaquista de México, forming the Internationalist Group. In addition to which the new Internationalist group had links with the Liga Quarta-Internacionalista do Brasil which had been developing fraternal relations with the Spartacist League. The Liga Quarta-Internacionalista do Brasil, following the ICL's break of fraternal relations with it, signed with the Internationalist Group their “Joint Statement of Commitment to Reforge the Fourth International.”

In early 1998, the ICL expelled the Permanent Revolution Faction from the Ligue Trotskyste de France and at the same time declared that the key statement of the founding program of the Fourth International had been superseded. In April that year, the Internationalist Group, Liga Quarta-Internacionalista do Brasil and the Permanent Revolution Faction formed the League for the Fourth International, whose founding statement was [http://www.internationalist.org/lfideclaration.html Reforge the Fourth International] (6 April 1998). In 2004, the LFI's Dutch section, consisting of only one member, left to join the International Bolshevik Tendency. [ [http://www.bolshevik.org/1917/no26/no26ig.html Dutch ‘VVI’ Joins IBT ] ]

The leading member is Jan Norden, former editor of the Spartacist League newspaper Workers Vanguard and founder of the LFI's American section, the Internationalist Group. Their English language newspaper is called the "The Internationalist".

References

External links

* [http://www.internationalist.org/ League for the Fourth International]


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