2nd Conference of Emancipation
A new conference to assess our first year of work and guide growth until the II Congress.
From 16 to 19 July we held our first training seminars for activists.
“La Antorcha”, an organization of young internationalists to which we are bound by a base of shared positions, is constituted.
New blogs in new languages
We started publishing blogs in English (Communia.blog) and French (ElanDeLaCommune.blog).
BIRTH OF «EMANCIPATION»
Emancipation I Congress
21, 22 and 23 June 2019
“Emancipation” is constituted as a world-wide internationalist political organization.
Barcelona, Bilbao, Granada, Madrid, Miami, Sapporo, Valladolid,
The different initiatives come together to prepare a political conference that is to constitute «Emancipation» as a single political organization
Granada, Vallodolid (Spain)
In Granada and Valladolid appear the first political nucleus in Spain vindicating political continuity with the Spanish Communist Left and FOR since 1993.
First journal in Spanish defending positions lined up with our tendency since the nineties.
School of Marxism
Take place a series of seminars reappropriating the foundations of Marxism, Spanish Revolution and the history of the internationalist tendency in Spain, Argentina, Uruguay, Chile and Braxil. The seminars are followed by an effort of creating an historical archive of documents and texts on line.
Last FOR militants promote in Internet the reconstitution of the organization. They republish contents of «Alarme» and «Alarma» along with new articles and statements.
Revolutionary Workers Ferment (FOR)
FRANCE, GREECE, ITALY, SPAIN, USA
It was reorganized internationally in 1958 under the acronym FOR (“Fomento Obrero Revolucionario”), organizing during the 60s to 90 sections in France, Spain, Italy, Greece and the USA. At this stage is central the critique of national liberation – already begun in the 1930s by the Communist Left in Argentina – and of the role of trade unions in state capitalism, begun in the 1940s in the UOI. In 1961 FOR publishes “For a Second Communist Manifesto”, a fundamental text of balance of the revolutionary experience under the conditions of decadent capitalism.
International Worker’s Union (IWU-UOI)
FRANCE, GERMANY, ITALY, SPAIN, VIETNAM
In 1949 it was constituted as the “International Workers Union”, grouping the internationalist sections and factions in rupture with the the 4th International’s surrenderist policy. Between them, the two sections that lived through the two characteristic revolutions of the period – the Spanish and the Vietnamese – and the fractions and groups of the extinct International that participated in the attempts of the class to turn the imperialist war into a revolutionary civil war in Greece, France, Germany and Italy. Its bases recognize Stalinist Russia and its satellites as state capitalisms and reject the Stalinist “defence of the USSR”, the possibility of progressive national liberation and in general the progressive character of any alliance with bourgeois factions. They initiate the critique of the union as a structure integrated into state capitalism and are the only internationalist group to maintain a militant structure under the conditions of repression of the Franco dictatorship.
It founded the Fourth International in 1938, once the way was open to a new world war through the capitulation without struggle of the International against Nazism in 1933 and especially after the defeat of the Spanish Revolution in 1937, in which Stalinism took for the first time the role of driving force and direction of the counterrevolution.
From 1942 onwards he fought against centrism in the Fourth International, denouncing the renunciation of the revolutionary defeatism of the International Secretariat and the betrayal of internationalism by the member parties supporting “national resistances”. It takes a policy independent of the centrist leadership in 1944 calling for the conversion of imperialist war into revolutionary civil war and denouncing the imperialist character of the Russian military occupation in the countries of Eastern Europe. The rupture is made formal in the second congress of the International (1948).
International Communist Left
The birth of our tendency was driven by the Russian Left Opposition’s struggle against the degeneration of the International. It constitutes left external fractions with the aim of recovering the Komintern parties. It incorporates different tendencies -many of them founders of the different national parties- in the construction of a world class perspective.