Emancipation

Emancipation

Internationalists

Origins

EMANCIPATION’S DEVELOPMENT

2020

2nd Conference of Emancipation

Now

A new conference to assess our first year of work and guide growth until the II Congress.

2020

Seminars 2020

Internet

From 16 to 19 July we held our first training seminars for activists.

2020

La Antorcha

Spain

“La Antorcha”, an organization of young internationalists to which we are bound by a base of shared positions, is constituted.

2019-20

New blogs in new languages

Internet

We started publishing blogs in English (Communia.blog) and French (ElanDeLaCommune.blog).

BIRTH OF «EMANCIPATION»

2019

Emancipation I Congress

21, 22 and 23 June 2019

“Emancipation” is constituted as a world-wide internationalist political organization.

2019

Organization Conference

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

REORGANIZATION PROCESS

2018

Liga Emancipación

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.

2017

Nuevo Curso

Spain

First journal in Spanish defending positions lined up with our tendency since the nineties.

2017

School of Marxism

Madrid, Spain

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.

2011-18

FOR Continuité

París, France

Last FOR militants promote in Internet the reconstitution of the organization. They republish contents of «Alarme» and «Alarma» along with new articles and statements.

OUR TENDENCY

1958-2010

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.

1948-58

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.

1938-48

IVth International

Paris, 1938

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).

1929-38

International Communist Left

Paris, 1930

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.

Workers of all countries, unite, abolish armies, police, war production, borders, wage labor!