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30 December 2015
90th Birthday Celebrations for Revolutionary Longshoreman Howard Keylor


20 November 2015
The Legacy of Leon Trotsky
Published for the 75th anniversary of Trotsky's death
Part II of the three-part series now online:
I: The Long Road to Revolution
II: The Degeneration of the Russian Revolution


12 October 2015
Proletarian Internationalism and the Struggle against Fortress Europe
Defend refugees against terror and deportation!
Smash racist and fascist mobilizations!


11 October 2015
Spoil Your Ballot!
Fake Trotskyists & Social Democrats in Canadian Election


28 September 2015
Labourism Rebooted
Jeremy Corbyn & class-struggle politics


11 September 2015
Deutsch: Proletarischer Internationalismus und der Kampf gegen die Festung Europa
Verteidigt die Flüchtlinge gegen Terror und Abschiebungen!
Zerschlagt die rassistischen und faschistischen Mobilisierungen!


4 September 2015
What Kind of Political Party?
IBT contribution to a panel discussion on “What is Political Party for the Left?”
Leninism vs. the New Social Democracy: Extended version with excerpts from the subsequent discusion


24 August 2015
The Legacy of Leon Trotsky
Published for the 75th anniversary of Trotsky's death in August 1940
Part I of a three-part series: The Long Road to Revolution


22 August 2015
The Indian Trotskyists and the Constituent Assembly Demand
Setting the record straight
Charles Wesley Ervin


31 July 2015
TTIP: An Attack on the Working Class


5 July 2015
Class Struggle on the Waterfront
Speeches from a forum celebrating the anniversary of the 1984 San Francisco anti-apartheid longshore boycott

  • Howard Keylor: Memories of the 1984 Anti-Apartheid Longshore Boycott Text Audio
  • Jack Heyman: Program and Action in the 1984 Longshore Boycott Text Audio
  • Tom Riley: The ‘Force of Will’ in the 1984 Longshore Boycott Text Audio

19 May 2015
Marxism & Bourgeois Elections
CWI/Socialist Alternative providing left cover for Democrats


18 May 2015
United-Front Rally in New Zealand: Free Mumia Abu-Jamal!


5 May 2015
Spoil your ballot! No choice for workers in 2015!
British workers need a revolutionary party


1 May 2015
Labor Action to Fight Racist Cop Terror!
Ferguson, Baltimore, Oakland: An Injury to One is an Injury to All!


10 April 2015
Mumia Abu-Jamal’s Life in Danger
No to Execution by Medical Neglect! Free Mumia!


5 April 2015
1917 #37:

Ukraine, Russia & the Struggle for Eurasia
Confronting a World in Turmoil: Seventh International Conference of the IBT
Unity, Class, Program
Managing the Greek Crisis: Syriza & the Dangers of Popular Frontism
No payment! No meters! Abolish the water charges!
Scotland’s Independence Referendum
Spartacist Confusionists & the Scottish Referendum
Spartacists Repudiate Class-Struggle Caucuses
Adrian Blakelock: 1948-2014
Down with Racist Police Terror! From Ferguson to New York – Jail the Killer Cops!
Platypus & the Maoists: Revolutionary Thought & Practice
UPP Banned in South Korea
Down with Zionist Terrorism! Defend the Palestinians!

29 March 2015
Which Way for The ILWU – Militant Unionism or Business Unionism?
IBT supporter Howard Keylor speaking on the longshore contract negotiations, Tuesday 31 March, 7pm, First Unitarian Universalist Church, 1187 Franklin St., San Francisco


18 March 2015
Raj Narayan Arya (1926-2014)
A life devoted to the Trotskyist movement and the working class of India
Charles Wesley Ervin


17 March 2015
Audio: Working Class vs Water Charges: Mass Action or Electoral Dead Ends?
Talk given by Alan Gibson, Cork, Ireland, 1 February 2015


11 March 2015
The Land Question in the Russian Revolution
Did Lenin and Trotsky Betray the Permanent Revolution?
Chris Kinder


10 March 2015
Confronting a World in Turmoil
Seventh International Conference of the IBT


25 February 2015
Deutsch: Die griechische Krise verwalten
Syriza & die Gefahren der Volksfront


19 February 2015
Ukraine, Russia & the Struggle for Eurasia
Tectonic Shifts in Global Politics


31 January 2015
Global Economic Slump - audio and supporting materials from a meeting featuring Robert Brenner and Murray Smith, held at Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario, on 14 November 2014.


30 January 2015
Español: Agitación en Oriente Medio: Crímenes y maquinaciones imperialistas


26 January 2015
Deutsch: Bolschewik Nr. 32, Januar 2015


24 January 2015
Managing the Greek Crisis
Syriza & the Dangers of Popular Frontism


6 January 2015
Deutsch: Update und Spendenaufruf
Der letzte Stand im Prozess Elsässer gegen Ditfurth zu unserem Artikel „Keinen Frieden mit den Mahn- und Wahnwachen“ und ein Spendenaufruf für Jutta Ditfurth.


4 January 2015
UPP Banned in South Korea
Down with the National Security Law! Defend Democratic Rights!


3 January 2015
Pennsylvania’s Anti-Mumia Gag Law and the Right to Freedom of Speech
Mumia Abu-Jamal's former lawyer Eliot Lee Grossman writes a detailed description of the recent legal attempts to silence Mumia and discusses the political ramifications


31 December 2014
Spartacists Repudiate Class-Struggle Caucuses
Belated rationalization for abandonment of trade-union work


22 December 2014
Adrian Blakelock: 1948–2014


21 December 2014
Deutsch: Einheit, Klasse, Programm
Beitrag zu einer Podiumsdiskussion zum Thema „Gibt es eine Notwendigkeit für linke Einheit?“


14 December 2014
Down with Racist Police Terror!
From Ferguson to New York – Jail the Killer Cops!


8 December 2014
Spartacist Confusionists & the Scottish Referendum
SL & IG flounder on Scotland and Quebec


1 December 2014
No payment! No meters! Abolish the water charges!
Irish working class organise to fight back


21 October 2014
A United Front in Tweets
Oakland Militants Successfully Block Unloading of Israeli Ship


13 October 2014
Audio: Imperialist Epoch: War and Revolution
Talk given at Brock University, Ontario, 2 October 2014.


2 October 2014 -- Abortion on Demand: Free, Safe and Legal! March for Choice 2014, Dublin

The horrific 2012 case of a young immigrant rape victim, now known as “Ms Y,” who was refused an abortion when suicidal and was eventually forced to a premature caesarean birth at 24 weeks, starkly highlights Ireland’s reactionary abortion laws, including last year’s Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act.

The slogan “free, safe and legal” was prominent on the Third Annual March for Choice in Dublin on 27 September. It was a loud, angry and militant protest in which the IBT marched to the Dail with thousands of other pro-choice supporters to call for the repeal of the Eighth Amendment of the Irish constitution.


30 September 2014 -- Español:

Quienos somos
Ucrania: un enfoque revolucionario e internacionalista
Unidad, clase, programa

24 September 2014 -- Block the Zim Shanghai! Defend the Palestinians! Action at Port of Oakland beginning Saturday 27 September. Call from the Stop Zim Action Committee.


20 September 2014 -- Deutsch: Wer wir sind


18 September 2014 -- ‘Dirty Politics’ vs. Internet Capitalism: No choice for workers in New Zealand election


14 September 2014 -- Scotland’s Independence Referendum: Austerity, nationalism and class collaboration


12 September 2014 -- Down with Zionist Terrorism! Defend the Palestinians! For International Labor Action against Israeli Apartheid!


11 September 2014 -- IBT forum, Toronto: From World War I to ISIS - Imperialist Epoch: War & Revolution, Saturday 20 September, 7pm. OISE, 252 Bloor St. W., Room 3310, Toronto.


1 September 2014 -- “Picketlines Past and Present: Israel to South Africa”: Video of IBT supporter Howard Keylor talking to the San Francisco Chronicle about the community picket in Oakland against Israeli anti-Gaza terrorism, and drawing parallels with the 11-day strike against apartheid South Africa which he initiated as an ILWU longshoreman in 1984.


7 August 2014 -- Deutsch: Solidarność: Bewährungsprobe für Trotzkisten


25 July 2014 -- Deutsch: Solidarität mit Demofotografie HH!


22 July 2014 -- Unity, Class, Program: Contribution to a panel discussion on “Is there a need for left unity?”


15 July 2014 -- Deutsch: Die Ukraine: Eine revolutionäre internationalistische Perspektive


24 June 2014 -- Platypus and the Maoists: Revolutionary Thought and Practice


10 June 2014 -- Deutsch: Keinen Frieden mit den Mahn- und Wahnwachen!


5 June 2014 -- Kim Dotcom’s ‘Mana’ from heaven: Class collaboration in the New Zealand election


25 May 2014 -- Ukraine: A Revolutionary Internationalist Perspective


11 April 2014 -- 1917 #36 now available:

Middle East Upheaval: Imperialist Crimes and Machinations
Socialist Action & the ‘Syrian Revolution’
Communism & Ecology
Marxism vs. Keynesianism: CWI Debates Falling Rate of Profit
On the Killing of Private Rigby: Fascists Surge, Reformists Mourn
Cliffites in Crisis: Bad Politics & Bureaucratic Cover-Ups
Polish Proletariat: ‘Class in Itself’
The Struggle for Abortion Rights in Ireland
Love & Marriage: Capitalism, Queers & Equality

24 February 2014 -- Defend the Korean rail strikers! Break with the liberals!


20 February 2014 -- Hands Off Korean Workers! United front protest defending the Korean Rail Workers Union against government repression, at the Korean Consulate in San Francisco, 25 February at 4pm.


11 February 2014 -- Down with Police Violence! Leaflet distributed at ‘Protest the Met’, Brixton, London


20 January 2014 -- Deutsch: Bolschewik Nr. 31, Januar 2014


29 December 2013 -- Defend South Korean Rail Workers!


22 October 2013 -- Love & Marriage: Queers, Capitalism & Equality


17 October 2013 -- Poland’s Proletariat: a ‘Class in Itself’: Report from a Warsaw trade union demonstration


14 October 2013 -- Mumia Abu-Jamal: The section of the website on the case of Mumia Abu-Jamal has been updated with a new summary and the latest legal documents.


27 September 2013 -- After the X-Case Legislation: The struggle for free, safe and legal abortion in Ireland


25 September 2013 -- IBT forum, Toronto: Mid-East Upheaval: Imperialist Crimes & Machinations, Friday 4 October, 7pm. OISE, 252 Bloor St. W., Room 3-310, Toronto.


9 September 2013 -- Fighting Fascism is No Crime! Mass arrest of anti-fascists in London


5 September 2013 -- Crackdown in Korea: Defend the UPP from state oppression!


11 June 2013 -- Polski: Partia awangardowa: czy jest nam dzisiaj potrzebna?


3 June 2013 -- Woolwich, Fascism & British Imperialism


21 May 2013 -- Socialist Action: ‘Always for the Defeat of Imperialism’? Remarks made by an International Bolshevik Tendency supporter at a Toronto Socialist Action meeting on “Mali, Libya and the Imperial Scramble for Africa” on 11 May.


16 May 2013 -- Français: 1917, édition française, n° 8 2013


25 April 2013 -- Hong Kong Dockworkers Strike: “All On the Same Ocean,” video by Left 21 (English translations by IBT)


9 April 2013 -- 1917 #35 now available:

Capitalist Crisis & the EU
Black Bloc Streetfighters & Liberal Pacifists
Quebec Students Fight Back
Quebec: For Workers' Strikes to Smash Austerity!
Letter to the Internationalist Group on Quebec
Cliffites Vote for Muslim Brotherhood
Greece: A Crisis of Leadership
Trotskyism vs Castroism
Leninism: 'Irreconcilable Ideological Demarcation'
Veronica Jones & the Frame-up of Mumia Abu-Jamal
Why Marxists Voted 'No' on Prop 34: Abolish the Racist Death Penalty!
Wikileaks, Sex & Imperialist Law

3 February 2013 -- Crisis in the SWP: on recent events in the British Socialist Workers Party.


27 January 2013 -- Deutsch: Solidaritätserklärung: Freiheit für Tim! Klassenjustiz gegen antifaschistischen Aktivisten


17 January 2013 -- Deutsch: Bolschewik Nr. 30, Januar 2013


9 December 2012 -- Français: WikiLeaks, le sexe et le droit impérialiste. Un discours donné par Roxanne Baker de la Tendance bolchévique internationale lors d’un débat avec l’Alliance for Workers’ Liberty (AWL) sur l'affaire Julian Assange. Il fut organisé par l’Anticapitalist Initiative à Londres le 9 octobre 2012.


9 December 2012 -- Shortcuts Lead Nowhere: A critical appraisal of the Anticapitalist Initiative
Statement distributed at a conference of the Anticapitalist Initiative (ACI) in London on 2 December 2012. None of the problems with the ACI described here were resolved by the conference nor show any signs of improvement, and the politics of the leading clique is moving firmly to the right. We will continue to seek opportunities for debate and discussion with those involved in the ACI and the wider left, but it seems clear that the project is effectively moribund as an opportunity for advancing the cause of revolutionary regroupment.


8 December 2012 -- Capitalist Austerity & the Greek Working Class


23 November 2012 -- Proposition 34 & the Death Penalty: Why Marxists Voted ‘No’. On 6 November, Californians voted down “Proposition 34” (aka the “SAFE California Initiative”) which would have converted all death sentences into life without the possibility of parole.


30 October 2012 -- WikiLeaks, Sex and Imperialist Law. A presentation by Roxanne Baker of the International Bolshevik Tendency at a debate on the Julian Assange case with the Alliance for Workers Liberty (AWL) hosted by the Anticapitalist Initiative in London on 9 October 2012.


24 September 2012 -- The German language section of the website has been updated with a statement on the campaign “umFAIRteilen”: Es gibt keinen fairen Kapitalismus!


16 September 2012 -- What is the International Bolshevik Tendency?—talk given in Chicago in March, now on YouTube (in three parts)


28 August 2012 -- Massacre des mineurs de Marikana: Victimes de la répression capitaliste du néo-apartheid—la traduction française d'une déclaration lue et distribuée lors d’une manifestation d’urgence en solidarité avec les mineurs de Marikana, à Oakland (Californie) le 24 août


26 August 2012 -- Massacre of Marikana Miners: Victims of Neo-Apartheid Capitalist Repression—statement read and distributed at an emergency demonstration in solidarity with the Marikana miners in Oakland, California, on 24 August


22 August 2012 -- Lessons from the ILWU Battle Against EGT in Longview and the Struggle Ahead: Forum held by the Transport Workers Solidarity Committee in San Francisco on 29 July reviewing the long-running fight waged by ILWU longshoremen in Longview, WA against the grain conglomerate EGT and the sell-out contract negotiated by the ILWU leadership. The panel consisted of members of the Occupy Oakland Labor Solidarity Committee and workers from Longview and other ILWU locals, including long-time IBT supporter Howard Keylor, a retired member of ILWU Local 10 in Oakland.
Video of Howard Keylor's speech
Background to the conflict and transcription of Keylor's speech
The worst contract I've ever seen": Keylor's March 2012 analysis of the contract


26 July 2012 -- Consistent Castroism Leads to Barnesism—remarks made by an IBT supporter at a Cuba Solidarity meeting, co-sponsored by Socialist Action and the Socialist Workers Party, on 20 July in Hartford, Connecticut.


3 July 2012 -- Fighting Austerity in Ireland: IBT forum, London, 3.45pm Saturday 7 July ULU, Room 2C, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HY. Speaker: Alan Gibson, Cork steering committee, Campaign Against the Household and Water Taxes (personal capacity)

Austerity is hitting hardest in the regions of the eurozone that were already the poorest, their economies dominated by imperialist multi-nationals and other foreign investment. Workers are fighting back, in different ways and in different circumstances, but are everywhere held back by the politics of their leaders. In Ireland, the fight against austerity has consolidated around one issue, the registering of the population in order to impose household, property and water taxes that will take hundreds of euros from incomes already slashed by tax increases and wage and job cuts. This campaign is a promising beginning, but much more is needed.


16 June 2012 -- La grève étudiante au Québec et la question nationale: Lettre à l’Internationalist Group


10 June 2012 -- Quebec Student Strike & the National Question: Letter to the Internationalist Group


9 June 2012 -- Cliffites’ Class Collaborationism: International Socialists votes for Muslim Brotherhood in the Egyptian election


3 June 2012 -- Leninism: ‘Irreconcilable Ideological Demarcation’ -- an edited transcript of remarks by Tom Riley of the International Bolshevik Tendency at a meeting on “Lenin and the Marxist Left after Occupy” held as part of the Platypus International Convention in Chicago, on 31 March. Also participating on the panel was Ben Lewis of the Communist Party of Great Britain. A projected third panelist, Pham Binh, a former supporter of the International Socialist Organization and prominent Occupy activist in New York, withdrew at the last minute for personal reasons.


1 June 2012 -- English-Canadian protests against “emergency” law aimed at crushing Quebec student strike

A week and a half after the Quebec government passed Bill 78, a draconian law seeking to crush a powerful 15-week student strike against a massive tuition hike, over 2,000 people joined a “pots and pans” demonstration in Toronto on 30 May. The Toronto protest was one of several rallies across English Canada in solidarity with the historic anti-austerity struggle of the Quebecois students. The marches were modeled on the nightly “manifs de casseroles” in Montreal. The Toronto Globe and Mail (30 May) reports:

“Children, their parents, working adults and the elderly have joined the students to demand an end to Bill 78, which bans unauthorized public assemblies and curtails the right to protest. [Quebec] Premier Jean Charest’s government aimed to quell the student strike against a tuition increase by force. Instead, the protest spread.”
In Toronto, IBT comrades carried placards in English and French and distributed our statement Quebec Students Show the Way: For Workers' Strikes to Smash Austerity!. The Quebec student strike, which began in mid-February, has become a flash point of the international struggle against capitalist austerity.


20 May 2012 -- The IBT pamphlet "Conversation with an Anarchist" is now available as a Kindle ebook


14 May 2012 -- The French language section of the website has been updated: 1917, édition française, n° 7 2012


7 May 2012 -- The Politics of Confrontation: Occupy, Black Bloc & Liberal Pacifism. Bay Area Bolshevik Tendency leaflet distributed in Oakland on May Day


6 May 2012 -- Les étudiants du Québec montrent la voie : Grèves ouvrières pour écraser l’austérité ! Tract diffusé par la TBI à Montréal le premier mai

Quebec Students Show the Way: For Workers' Strikes to Smash Austerity! Translation of IBT leaflet distributed in Montreal on May Day.



15 March 2012 -- Howard Keylor on ILWU Longview Settlement: "The worst contract I have ever seen"


9 March 2012 -- SL Sides with Bureaucrats against Occupy and Union Militants: Annotated commentary on Workers Vanguard article, "Lessons of the Battle of Longview."


1 March 2012 -- IBT forum, Toronto: Class Struggle on the Waterfront: Forty Years as a Union Militant, with guest speaker Jack Heyman, Saturday, 10 March, 7pm OISE, 252 Bloor Street West, Room 5-170, Toronto.


17 February 2012 -- 1917 #34 now available:

Pathologies of Capitalism: Economic Crisis & Neocolonial Wars
Libya & the Left
Defeat the Imperialists: IBT Statement on NATO’s Libya Campaign
Anti-Imperialism vs. Pro-Intervention ‘Solidarity’: Polemic with Irish Anarchists
Capitalism can’t be fixed! On the Occupy Movement
Mass Protest Against Police Attack: On Occupy Oakland’s ‘General Strike’
Anger Boils Over in Britain: IBT Speech to German Anarchists
For a General Strike to Smash Austerity!: Con-Dem & Labour: Different Knife, Same Cuts
Capitalist Crisis & Revolutionary Opportunity: Sixth International Conference of the IBT
On the ‘Revolutionary Constituent Assembly’
IG on ‘Jailing Killer Cops’
Free Mumia Now! Death Sentence Dropped
‘Marxists Are Not Pacifists’: United Front Demonstration Against Afghan War
IMT Glorifies Layton’s Legacy

28 January 2012 -- Conversation With An Anarchist: Democracy, Authoritarianism & Revolution


24 January 2012

Free Mumia Now! Death Sentence Dropped (forthcoming in 1917 #34)

William Dale Singletary, Witness of Mumia's Innocence – obituary received from Rachel Wolkenstein, a former co-counsel for Mumia

Mumia still held in solitary confinement – legal update


16 January 2012 -- The German language section of the website has been updated: BOLSCHEWIK Nr. 29, Januar 2012


17 December 2011 -- The German language section of the website has been updated: Für einen klassenkämpferischen Antifaschismus! Kein Vertrauen in den bürgerlichen Staat!


16 December 2011 -- WSM: Anti-Imperialism or ‘Solidarity’ with NATO Intervention? Leaflet distributed in Ireland


7 November 2011 -- The French language section of the website has been updated: Troupes impérialistes hors d'Afghanistan immédiatement ! Discours TBI devant une manifestation anti-guerre à Toronto le 15 octobre 2011


1 November 2011 -- Capitalism Can't Be Fixed — Expropriate the 1%! On the Occupy Wall Street Movement


30 October 2011 -- An Important Step Forward: ‘Occupy Oakland’ Calls for General Strike to Protest Cop Attack


25 October 2011 -- Troops out of Afghanistan Now! IBT Speech at Toronto Anti-War Demonstration, 15 October 2011


15 October 2011 -- Capitalism Can’t Be Fixed: Expropriate Wall Street!: leaflet distributed at Occupy demonstrations around the world.


15 October 2011 -- The French language section of the website has been updated: Sur Jack Layton: lettre à Fightback [La Riposte] (Tendance Marxiste Internationale) sur leur nécrologie du leader du Nouveau Parti démocratique du Canada.


11 October 2011 -- To mark the 10th anniversary of the imperialist occupation of Afghanistan, the IBT will be participating in a united-front antiwar demonstration in Toronto to demand 'Canada Out of Afghanistan Now!' Saturday, 15 October @ 1p.m., southeast corner of Yonge and Dundas at Dundas Square. Following the rally, participants will march to the site of 'Occupy Toronto'. The co-sponsors of the 15 October rally are: Barrio Nuevo, BASICS Community News Service, Canada South Asian Solidarity Association, International Bolshevik Tendency, International League of Peoples' Struggle – Canada, May 1st Movement, NDP Socialist Caucus, Proletarian Revolutionary Action Committee, Socialist Action / Youth for Socialist Action, Women United Against Imperialism.


13 September 2011 -- IBT forum, Toronto: Economic Crisis and Neocolonial Wars: Pathologies of Global Capitalism, Saturday, 24 September, 7pm. OISE, 252 Bloor St. W., Room 2-295, Toronto.


13 September 2011

Sur l'assemblée constituante révolutionnaire: Lettre au Courant Communiste Révolutionnaire (composante de la Plateforme 4 du NPA et sympathisants de la Fraction Trotskiste - Quatrième Internationale) à propos du mouvement 15M en Espagne.

On the Revolutionary Constituent Assembly: Letter to the Courant Communiste Révolutionnaire (part of the French NPA's Platform 4 and sympathizers of the Trotskyist Fraction - Fourth International) on the 15M movement in Spain.


26 August 2011 -- On Jack Layton & the NDP: Letter to Fightback (International Marxist Tendency) on their obituary of the leader of Canada’s New Democratic Party


21 August 2011 -- Leon Trotsky Speaks: Burying Stalinism & Defending Socialism, a document marking the 20th anniversary of the triumph of counterrevolution in the USSR, edited and distributed by Prof. Murray E.G. Smith.


13 August 2011 -- Zum 50. Jahrestag des Baus der Berliner Mauer weisen wir auf unseren Artikel "Die DDR - 'Sozialismus' in einem halben Land" im BOLSCHEWIK Nr. 27 hin.


13 July 2011 -- Programmatic document now available in Polish: O trockizm!


30 June 2011 -- The French language section of the website has been updated: 1917, édition française, n° 6 2011


12 June 2011 -- IG on ‘Jailing Killer Cops’: Sectarian Confusion & Political Dishonesty


1 June 2011 -- The German language section of the website has been updated: Trotzkistisches Bulletin Nr. 4: Plattformismus und Bolschewismus, Verteidigung des Leninismus


29 May 2011 -- The German language section of the website has been updated: Trotzkistisches Bulletin Nr. 3: NEPAL: „Volkskrieg“ im Himalaya : Maoistische „Neue Demokratie“ oder Permanente Revolution?


4 May 2011 -- The French language section of the website has been updated: Pour la défaite des impérialistes ! Défense de la Libye contre l’agression OTAN!


1 April 2011 -- Defeat the Imperialists! Defend Libya Against NATO Aggression!


28 March 2011 -- Leaflet published by the British section of the IBT:
For a general strike to smash the cuts! Con-Dem and Labour – different knife, same cuts


23 March 2011 -- 1917 #33 now available:

Israel Apartheid & Palestinian Oppression
On ‘Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions’
Mass Revolt in Egypt
Class Struggle in France
LTF & the General Strike
Que Faire?
Capitalist Austerity & Ireland's Election
Anti-Imperialism & the WSM: Irish Anarchists & the Defense of Neocolonies
‘Defiance of unjust laws’: Class Struggle Trade Unionism & Critical Support
Defend North Korea!
ICL's Mea Culpa on Haiti
Comrade Bill Savery
IG Ignores ILWU Port Shutdown
Killer Cops & Democrats: Racist Injustice & the Murder of Oscar Grant
Mobilizing for Mumia
Down With the G-20!

12 February 2011 -- Class-struggle politics and the Irish election: ULA: "There's nothing revolutionary about our policies"


10 February 2011 -- Les masses égyptiennes en révolte: Une crise de la direction révolutionnaire


8 February 2011 -- The German language section of the website has been updated: Ägyptische Massen in Aufruhr: Eine Krise revolutionärer Führung


7 February 2011 -- Egyptian Masses in Revolt: A Crisis of Revolutionary Leadership


1 February 2011 -- The German language section of the website has been updated.


14 January 2011 -- Down with South Korean National Security Law! Drop the charges!


11 January 2011 -- The German language section of the website has been updated.


09 January 2011 -- Free Bradley Manning! Hands Off Wikileaks!


30 December 2010 -- Défendez la Corée du Nord! Délogez la bureaucratie – pour la réunification révolutionnaire


20 December 2010 -- Anti-Democratic Outrage in New Zealand


15 December 2010 -- Defend North Korea! Oust the bureaucracy - for revolutionary reunification


12 December 2010 -- The Canadian Premiere of the powerful new film, ‘JUSTICE ON TRIAL--The Case of Mumia Abu-Jamal,' will be held at 7 pm on Monday, 13 December at the University of Toronto Medical Sciences Auditorium, 1 King's College Circle. The IBT is helping to build this event, along with CHRY-FM, CKLN-FM, Common Cause and Socialist Action. The movie will be followed by a discussion of the case.


29 November 2010 -- For United-Front Defense of Mumia Abu-Jamal! A report of recent activities for Mumia


17 November 2010 -- Vote Matt McCarten: ‘Practical’ Reformism: Obstacle to Socialism. Leaflet on New Zealand by-election.


12 November 2010 -- The German language section of the website has been updated.


09 November 2010 -- Smash the anti-union laws! Why we are voting for Jerry Hicks: Leaflet on the election for the general secretary of Unite, Britain’s largest trade union


09 November 2010 -- No platform for fascists! Defend UAF leaders against state repression!: Leaflet distributed at a demonstration in London on 6 November 2010, organised by Unite Against Fascism


3 November 2010 -- All out for Mumia 9 November! Mumia must be freed!
On November 9, the U.S. Third Circuit Court in Philadelphia will hear oral arguments concerning whether Mumia Abu-Jamal should be executed or given a new sentencing trial. If the court rules against Mumia he could soon be executed. According to lead attorney Robert R. Bryan, Mumia is now “in the greatest danger since his 1981 arrest.”
IBT comrades are organising or participating in the following demonstrations on 9 November:

Philadelphia: 12 noon, Third Circuit Court, 6th and Market (hearing starts at 2pm)
Oakland: 12 noon, 14th and Broadway
Toronto: 6pm, U.S. Consulate, 360 University Ave, between Dundas St. and Queen St.
Wellington: 5pm, Te Aro Park (corner Manners and Dixon Sts)
Hamburg: 5.30pm, Hamburg-america-center, Am Sandtorkai 48
London: 5-7pm, US Embassy, Grosvenor Square, W1A 2LQ

Further information on Mumia’s case


1 November 2010 -- IBT public meeting, London: 'Fighting the Cuts in Britain and France', 5.30pm, Saturday 6 November, Room 3B, ULU, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HY


29 October 2010 -- The Fight to Free Mumia. Slightly edited version of a talk given by Barbara Dorn at a meeting on Mumia Abu-Jamal held at the Anarchist Bookfair in London on 23 October 2010. Also speaking at the meeting was a representative of the Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Defense Campaign UK. The speakers were followed by discussion on links between Mumia's situation and that of other political prisoners, and how to raise the broader political issues surrounding the case.


28 October 2010 -- The German language section of the website has been updated.


27 October 2010 -- Lock up Mehserle - Throw away the key! Democrats, cops and screws: Agents of the oppressors. IBT leaflet distributed at 23 October rally in Oakland to demand 'Justice for Oscar Grant.'


16 October 2010 -- PORT SHUT DOWN for Oscar Grant, 23 October as San Francisco dockers demand 'Justice for Oscar Grant--Jail Killer Cops!'


5 October 2010 -- Compare et contraste: La LCI et la TBI sur le stalinisme et le défensisme soviétique


4 October 2010 -- The German language section of the website has been updated.


16 September 2010 -- 1917, édition française, n° 5

NPA : Nouveau Parti réformiste
A bas les attaques contre les retraites !
L’islam, la laïcité et la gauche 
Genèse du pablisme
La continuité révolutionnaire et la scission dans la Quatrième Internationale
Spartacistes et social-impérialisme
Un piquet de masse bloque un navire israélien!

13 September 2010 -- IBT forum, Toronto: Class Struggle in France: An eyewitness report. Friday 17 September, 7pm. OISE, 252 Bloor St. W., Room 2-295, Toronto.


13 September 2010 -- Bill Savery: A statement from the IBT read at Bill's memorial meeting on 11 September, and a 1984 letter from Bill to the Spartacist League.


9 September 2010 -- Bill Savery Memorial On Saturday 11 September at 11 am there will be a memorial meeting for Bill Savery at 4499 Piedmont Avenue, Oakland, California. Bill was an exceptional proletarian militant and former member of the Militant Solidarity Caucus of the National Maritime Union and the Bolshevik Tendency.


4 August 2010 -- Lenin e o Partido de Vanguarda, Portuguese translation of the pamphlet 'Lenin and the Vanguard Party'


3 August 2010 -- Spartacist, issues 1 to 30 (1964-1980), journal of the then-revolutionary international Spartacist tendency


7 July 2010 -- 'Nothing in Common With Marxism': Letter to the Canadian Young Communist League on their nationalist spin on recent imperialist threats against North Korea


4 July 2010 -- Piquete de massas bloqueia navio israelense!, a Portuguese translation of our statement on the Oakland mass picket of an Israeli ship


4 July 2010 -- Letter to Fightback (IMT) on the Black Bloc et al, following the G-20 summit in Toronto


27 June 2010 -- IBT public meeting, London: 'Labour — still a bourgeois workers party?'
'Marxism' fringe meeting, Saturday 3 July, 3.45pm, Room 2D, ULU, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HY.


27 June 2010 -- G-20 Protest in Toronto

On Saturday, 26 June the International Bolshevik Tendency (IBT) participated in a mass demonstration initiated by the trade-union movement against the G-20 gathering in Toronto. During the demonstration, several hundred youths broke away from the main march in an apparent attempt to get through a police cordon surrounding the site of the summit. Over 500 protesters were reportedly arrested from late yesterday afternoon to the early hours of this morning. Drop the charges now!

The G-20 presides over a global order in which tens of thousands of children starve every day. During the last decade, the imperialist powers at the core of the G-20 (including Canada) have killed hundreds of thousands of people in dirty neocolonial wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Emerging from fancy “working dinners” where plans are fine-tuned for how best to offload the global capitalist crisis onto the backs of working people and the poor, the imperialist criminals and their spinmasters cynically denounce the “violence” of a few broken windows and torched cops cars. Their hypocrisy knows no bounds.

Imperialism & Global Inequality: Capitalist Accumulation & Neo-Colonial Pillage: statement distributed at the Toronto G-20 demonstrations.


24 June 2010 -- The German language section of the website has been updated.


22 June 2010 -- Mass Picket Blocks Israeli Ship!


18 June 2010 -- Picket Israeli Zim Lines Ship in Oakland, California on 20 June!


17 June 2010 -- Misrepresentation of Trotsky's Transitional Programme: A letter to the Communist Party of Great Britain


13 June 2010 -- The German language section of the website has been updated.


6 June 2010 -- On the BP Oil Disaster


1 June 2010 -- Murderous Zionist Attack

On Monday, 31 May the International Bolshevik Tendency participated in an emergency demonstration of over 1,000 people in Toronto to condemn the murderous assault by the Israel Defense Forces on a civilian convoy attempting to deliver aid to the desperate masses of the besieged Gaza Strip. The masters of the Israeli apartheid state would not commit such outrages without the assurance that, at the end of the day, they can count on continued support from their imperialist godfathers—the United States, Britain, Canada et al. The international workers’ movement has a duty to defend the Palestinians and all those seeking to alleviate the misery inflicted by the depraved Zionist racists.

End the Siege of Gaza! Defend the Palestinians! Down With Zionist Terror!

For our analysis of the Israel/Palestine question, see “For a Socialist Federation of the Middle East!—Zionist Terror in Lebanon,” “On the ‘Israel Lobby’—Imperialism, Zionism & the Middle East” and “Defend the Palestinians!


28 May 2010 -- The German language section of the website has been updated.


20 May 2010 -- Sclerotic Spartacists Unravel: SL Repudiates ‘Capitulation to Imperialism’.

"The SL has certainly acknowledged making a big mistake. But what is missing is a serious attempt to explain how such a blatantly pro-imperialist position could have been adopted in the first place, and why it was not met with immediate, furious internal opposition. Nor is there any real account of how, after three months of defending a social-imperialist line, the ICL suddenly came to realize that 'From the beginning the only revolutionary internationalist position was to demand that all U.S./UN troops get out of Haiti!'”

For further background, see our 2005 pamphlet Whatever Happened to the Spartacist League?


28 April 2010 -- The full text of the IBT's edition of Trotsky's Transitional Program, with a comprehensive introduction and supplementary material on the implementation of the Transitional Program in the trade unions.


23 April 2010 -- The German language section of the website has been updated.


14 April 2010 -- Spoil Your Ballot! Break with Brown & the Labour traitors!


13 April 2010 -- 1917 #32 now available:

Capitalist Meltdown
'People's War' in the Himalayas
NPA: France's New Reformist Party
Workers Power, Chávez & the '5th International'
SL's 'Real World' Social Imperialism
Haitian Disaster: Neocolonial Nightmare
For Labor Action to Free Mumia!
On the Lindsey Oil Refinery Strike
IBT Supporter Leads Walkout
Bolsheviks, Ballots & the Class Line
EFCA, Bureaucrats & Democrats
IMT on Iran, Yesterday & Today

11 April 2010 -- 'People's War' in the Himalayas: Maoist 'New Democracy' or Permanent Revolution? From 1917 #32.


24 March 2010 -- The German language section of the website has been updated.


22 March 2010 -- ICL Backpeddles on Support for U.S. Troops in Haiti.


14 February 2010 -- The German language section of the website has been updated.


09 February 2010 -- Imperialist Troops Out of Haiti!


05 February 2010 -- Introduction to the IBT's 1998 edition of The Transitional Program by Leon Trotsky


04 February 2010 -- The German language section of the website has been updated.


29 January 2010 -- Debout, les damnés de la terre! A comment on the Haiti disaster


29 January 2010 -- Save Mumia Abu-Jamal from Legal Lynching! IBT initiates united-front demonstration in Wellington


20 January 2010 -- Mumia - Legal Update on US Supreme Court decision, from attorney Robert Bryan.


20 January 2010 -- The IBT pamphlet Kronstadt & Counterrevolution is now available online (in PDF format - 6MB).


19 January 2010 -- Alert!  New Threat To Mumia's Life! Supreme Court Set To Announce A Decision (Statement by The Labor Action Committee To Free Mumia Abu-Jamal)


23 December 2009 -- Die deutsche Sektion der Website wurde komplett überarbeitet und erheblich erweitert. Damit ist die politische Präsenz und Kontinuität der IBT und ihrer historischen und politischen Wurzeln dokumentiert und öffentlich zugänglich.


11 November 2009 -- France's New Reformist Party: The truth about the NPA. Leaflet published by the British section of the IBT.


26 October 2009 -- What Michael Moore leaves out... Capitalism: Toward the Abyss. IBT public forum with guest speaker Prof. Murray E.G. Smith.

Saturday, 7 November, 7pm, OISE, 252 Bloor Street West, Room 2-295, Toronto (St. George Subway)


26 October 2009 -- 'United' and Defeated: Lessons from the SLP, Socialist Alliance and Respect. IBT fringe public meeting at the Socialist Party's 'Socialism 2009' weekend.

Saturday 7 November 2009, 4.30pm - 6.30pm, The College Arms (bottom floor) 18, Store St, London WC1E 7DH


25 October 2009 -- BOLSCHEWIK Nr. 1, 2, 3 und 4 sind jetzt online.

BOLSCHEWIK Nr. 1 vom Mai 1992 enthält die folgenden Artikel:
Nazi-Terror und Rassismus in der BRD
Die ehemalige UdSSR nach dem Putschversuch
Bürgerkrieg in Jugoslawien - Nationalismus und Konterrevolution
BOLSCHEWIK Nr. 2 vom Dezember 1992 enthält die folgenden Artikel:
Faschisten im Aufschwung - Linke und Arbeiterbewegung in der Defensive
Nachtrag zur anti-faschistischen Wunsiedel-Kampagne und zur Politik der SAG (August 1992)
Bundeswehr als UNO-Friedensstifter?
Schluß mit der Wende - Die Spaltung in Ost und West überwinden
Kurdistan - Bindeglied der Revolution im Nahen Osten
BOLSCHEWIK Nr. 3 vom Mai 1993 enthält die folgenden Artikel:
Feuert die Gewerkschaftsführung! - Stoppt die Offensive von Unternehmern, Regierung und SPD-Führung
Wie vorwärts? - Aktionsprogramm für den IG Metall-Streik
Marxismus contra Bewegungsfetischismus - Kritische Anmerkungen zur Politik der SAG
Deutsche Waffen sollen es schaffen - Außenpolitische Optionen des deutschen Imperialismus
Kapitalismus und Rassismus
BOLSCHEWIK Nr. 4 vom Dezember 1993 enthält die folgenden Artikel:
Für einen revolutionären Antifaschismus
Leserbrief an VORAN
Trotz anvisiertem Rückzug der Bundeswehr aus Somalia - Erster Etappensieg des deutschen Imperialismus
Das Kartenhaus Maastricht fällt zusammen
Nieder mit Jelzin -- Ruzkoi - Chasbulatow keine Alternative
Scharping ganz Kohl - SPD auf Regierungslinie
Weg mit dem PKK-Verbot

30 September 2009 -- On the Lisbon Treaty referendum - An open letter to the Socialist Party.


16 September 2009 -- 'Die Krise kann nicht abgewählt werden: Keine Wahl bei dieser Wahl'. Flugblatt zur Bundestagswahl 2009.


15 August 2009 -- IBT supporter leads walk-out against adult education cuts in Wellington. Video of speech to demonstration here


06 August 2009 -- Letter to Spartacist Canada on imperialist troops and killer cops.


26 July 2009 -- ILWU Convention Resolutions — Two important resolutions passed at the June, 2009 convention of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union. Both resolutions were introduced by San Francisco ILWU Longshore Local 10.


16 July 2009 -- A militant maritime worker interested in our recent polemic with the Internationalist Group (see "Workers Sanctions and the Fourth International") reminded us of a 1978 article in Australasian Spartacist, "Labour Boycotts vs imperialist sanctions: The Port Kembla pig-iron boycott of 1938", and suggested it was worthy of posting here.


10 July 2009 -- Militant tactics & poisonous nationalism: The Lindsey strike & the crisis of proletarian leadership


09 July 2009 -- Letter to IMT on Iran


01 July 2009 -- "Britain and Ireland: The workers' movement and economic crisis" - IBT public meeting, 2pm on Sunday 5th July, Room 2C in ULU, Malet St, London WC1E.


30 June 2009 -- EFCA, Bureaucrats & Democrats: For Union Independence from the Capitalist State! Defy Taft-Hartley!


24 June 2009 -- Anfang Juni hielten wir in Köln eine Veranstaltung unter dem Titel: "Die Krise des Kapitalismus und die Entwicklungen in der europäischen Linken" ab. Hier ist der Beitrag unseres Genossen.

Unserem deutschsprachigen Archiv haben wir die Broschüre "Lenin und die Avantgardepartei" beigefügt.


17 June 2009 -- ‘Not a Priority’ Letter to Workers Power discussing their record on Lula, WSF & NPA.


20 April 2009 -- Issue #31 of 1917 is now available online

Whither China?
U.S. Empire in Decline
Imperialism & Global Inequality
Capitalism in Crisis
Smash the BNP!
Women’s Rights in ‘Pro-Life’ Ireland
Workers’ Sanctions & the Fourth International
The Struggle for Revolutionary Leadership
Labor Action Against Racism & Apartheid
Workers’ Consciousness & Bosses’ Laws
Anti-War Strike
On Jailing Killer Cops

13 April 2009 -- On the 12-week CUPE 3903 strike at York University in Toronto


05 April 2009 -- "For Trotskyism" in Farsi - A Farsi translation of our key programmatic document "For Trotskyism!"


03 April 2009 -- "Make the bosses take the losses! For a General Strike in Ireland!"


01 April 2009 -- Das Flugblatt "Krieg dem imperialistischen Krieg, Zerschlagt die NATO, Nieder mit der Bundeswehr!" ist online.


29 January 2009 -- On Jailing Killer Cops — Polemic with the Spartacist League.


19 January 2009 -- BOLSCHEWIK No. 26 is now online. It contains the following articles.

US-Hafenarbeiter
Streik gegen den Krieg
Die SAV und die bürgerlichen Arbeiterparteien
Eine Liebe der besonderen Art
Für einen revolutionären Antifaschismus
Proletarische Revolution statt Staatsverneinung
Staatlichkeit & Anarchie in der Spanischen Revolution
Der moderne Moloch
Ursachen kapitalistischer Krisen

05 January 2009 -- IBT Participates in International Protest against Zionist Barbarity in Gaza.

IBT contingent in Toronto at 3 January protest against Israeli assault on Palestinians in Gaza. IBT comrades participated in similar protests in Cork, San Francisco, Düsseldorf and London, and will attend a protest in Wellington New Zealand on 6 January.


22 December 2008 -- Mumia Abu-Jamal: latest legal update


16 December 2008 -- Report from A World To Win on 6 December joint IBT-Anarchist Federation meeting in London to demand freedom for Mumia Abu-Jamal


10 December 2008 -- Canadian Left & Cross-Class Politics—IBT statement on recent political crisis in Canada


25 November 2008 -- Causes and Consequences of the Global Economic Crisis


05 November 2008 -- No choice for the working class! Spoil your ballot! Statement on the New Zealand parliamentary elections on 8 November.


04 November 2008 -- British Fascism and How to Fight It. IBT fringe public meeting at the Socialist Party's 'Socialism 2008' weekend. 1pm, Sunday 9 November in the Bloomsbury Suite, ULU, Malet St, London WC1E 7HY.


14 October 2008 -- On the U.S. & Canadian Elections. Presentation at a forum held at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario on 8 October.


26 September 2008 -- Fiddling and Fudging while the City Burns: Report on 'The Convention of the Left', 21 September 2008, Manchester


25 September 2008 -- Erfolgreiche Blockade gegen den "Anti-Islamisierungskongress" von pro Köln: Aktionsbericht unserer Genossen (a report from the blockade against an anti-Islam congress in Cologne, Germany)


17 September 2008 -- Anti-War Strike: Inside Story of the 'Illegal' May Day Port Shut Down. Guest speaker: Jack Heyman, executive board member of San Francisco ILWU local 10 and initiator of the historic dockers' strike against the Iraq War.

Saturday, 27 September, 7pm OISE, 252 Bloor Street West, Room 2-214 (near St. George subway) Toronto


31 August 2008 -- Das Flugblatt "Verhindert den Rassistenkongress durch Arbeitermobilisierung" ist online. Ausserdem hat die IBT-Deutschland eine neue e-mailadresse: germany@bolshevik.org


21 August 2008 -- Eyewitness report of anti-fascist demonstration in Derbyshire, Britain


04 August 2008 -- On the Degeneration of the SWP/U.S.—IBT intervention at a conference on the "Legacy of Leon Trotsky and U.S. Trotskyism"


27 July 2008 -- Women's Rights in Anti-Choice Ireland: Free Abortion on Demand Now!


17 June 2008 -- The London branch of the IBT will be holding a fringe public meeting at the SWP's 'Marxism' weekend entitled "Respect and the SWP: A self-inflicted disaster" on Sunday 6 July, 2pm. Room 2A, ULU, Malet Street, London WC1E


16 June 2008 -- Letter to Workers Vanguard, On Spartacist Sectarianism and Mumia’s Defense


18 May 2008 -- Pamphlet: Marxism vs. ‘Militant’ Reformism - The CWI’s Kautskyan Caricature of Trotskyism


22 April 2008 -- Issue #30 of 1917 is now available online.

Marxism & the ‘Bolivarian Revolution’ - Venezuela & the Left
Drive Out the Imperialists! - Middle East Morass
From Wobbly to Left Oppositionist - James P. Cannon: American Bolshevik
Revolutionary Continuity & Historical Memory - The Cannon Biography & Its Critics
French ‘Far Left’ Moving Rightward - No to Popular Frontism!
Popular Front: Not a Tactic But a Crime - 'The Main Question of Proletarian Class Strategy'
Which Side Are You On? - Screws Out of the TUC!
Northites Inc.: Toeing the Bottom Line - Being Determines Consciousness
IBT Exchange With ICL - On ‘Revolutionary Regroupment’
ICL Rejects ‘Executive Offices’ - Of Presidents & Principles

21 April 2008 -- IBT statement on ILWU's May Day shut down of U.S. West Coast Docks to protest imperialist occupation of Iraq/Afghanistan.


All out for Mumia 19 April!

The IBT is participating in the organization of demonstrations in the following cities on Saturday 19 April:

Mumia is innocent! Free Mumia Abu-Jamal! Abolish the racist death penalty!

Toronto
1pm, U.S. Consulate, 360 University Ave
between Dundas St. and Queen St.

London
1pm, US Embassy, Grosvenor Square, London W1

Dublin
2pm, US Embassy, 42 Elgin Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

Wellington
12 noon, Manners Mall, central Wellington

Für die Freiheit Mumias! Weg mit der rassistischen Todesstrafe in den USA! Solidarität mit allen Klassenkampfgefangenen!

Köln/Cologne 13 Uhr, Domplatte, Nähe Hauptbahnhof

Wien/Vienna
14 Uhr, Kundgebung an der Ecke Mariahilferstraße/Stiftsgasse
16 Uhr Demonstration zur US-Botschaft
19 Uhr Veranstaltung im Ammerlinghaus, Stiftgasse 8, 1070 Wien
Redner der US-Sektion der IBT, von Der Neue Kurs und dem Wiener Komitee zur Solidarität mit Mumia Abu-Jamal
(Forum with a speaker from the U.S. section of the IBT)

We are also participating in demonstrations in:

Philadelphia
11am, Federal Building, 6th Street & Market

San Francisco Bay Area
2.30pm, 14th and Broadway, Oakland


30 March 2008 -- Reports of IBT participation in emergency demonstrations for Mumia Abu-Jamal, 28-29 March


ALL OUT FOR MUMIA—FRIDAY 28 MARCH!

Today’s Philadelphia Inquirer (27 March) reports:

"A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit ruled that Abu-Jamal must be sentenced to life in prison or get a chance with a new Philadelphia jury, which would decide only whether he should get life in prison or be sentenced - again - to death.

"The judges left intact his first-degree murder conviction, rejecting Abu-Jamal's claim that he deserves an entirely new trial and a chance to prove his innocence."

Mumia Abu-Jamal, the “Voice of the Voiceless”, former Black Panther Party leader and a supporter of MOVE is an innocent man framed up by corrupt, racist Philadelphia police and courts for a murder he did not commit. The IBT, along with a host of other organizations internationally, calls for his immediate freedom. We also call on all our supporters, and everyone concerned with the struggle for social liberation, to participate in the protests called for tomorrow, FRIDAY 28 March. We have listed the ones we know of at this time in the cities where we have branches.

BAY AREA & SAN FRANCISCO

14th and Broadway,
Oakland
near the Federal Building
4:30 pm

also:

Federal Court House
7th and Mission
5pm

NEW YORK CITY

Federal Building
Broadway
between Worth and Duane Sts.
5 pm

also:

Adam Clayton Powell State Office Building
125th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd.
5 pm

ALBANY, NY

James T. Foley U.S. Federal Courthouse 445
Broadway
5pm

LONDON

U.S. Embassy,
Grosvenor Square,
W1
(Nearest Tube: Bond Street)

5 pm

TORONTO

360 University Ave.
across the street from the U.S. Consulate
(between Dundas and Queen Street, St. Patrick station)

6pm

WELLINGTON - Saturday 29 March

Katherine Mansfield Park
opposite the US Embassy
Fitzherbert Street
12 noon

A major national demonstration is being organized in Philadelphia on Saturday 19 April by the International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal.


23 March 2008 -- Thoughts on the Spartacists' "Logan Dossier" by former chair of Spartacist League of Australia and New Zealand.


17 March 2008 -- Class Collaboration – at the Ballot Box and on the Streets: Respect and the Stop the War Coalition - also available as a PDF. Leaflet distributed at London anti-war demonstration.


28 February 2008 -- The Spanish section of the website has been updated with four new translations:


17 February 2008 -- On the Logan Show Trial, our reply to the ICL's "dossier" on Bill Logan.


14 January 2008 -- BOLSCHEWIK No. 25 is now online. It contains the following articles:


21 December 2007 -- Letter to the CPGB's paper, Weekly Worker, on military vs. political support of the Iranian government against imperialism.


12 December 2007 -- "Rede über die russische Frage" von James P. Cannon (1939) und "Ein Brief an die Trotzkisten in aller Welt" der SWP von 1953, wurden dem deutschsprachigen Archiv hinzugefügt.


9 December 2007 -- 2004 pamphlet "Bolshevism vs CPGB-ism"


Exchange with ICL-PDC regarding united front for Mumia Abu-Jamal
[reprinted in Workers Vanguard 23 November 2007, posted here 31 March 2008]


13 November 2007 -- The London branch of the IBT will be holding a fringe public meeting at the Socialist Party's 'Socialism 2007' weekend entitled "Prison Officers: 'Courageous heroes' or bosses' screws" on Sunday, 18 November, 1:30pm. Room 2B, ULU, Malet St, London WC1.


12 November 2007 -- Which Side Are You On? Screws Out of the TUC! – Leaflet on the British prison officers’ strike.


10 November 2007 -- Drop the Charges Against NZ Activists! IBT at NZ demonstration against “terrorism” arrests, including brief speech made by comrade Adaire Hannah.


9 November 2007 -- Sieg dem GDL-Streik! Statement on the German train drivers’ strike.


30 October 2007 -- 90 Jahre Oktoberrevolution - Vortrag und Diskussion über die Bedeutung der Oktoberrevolution für die heutige Arbeiterbewegung. Vor 90 Jahren siegte die Oktoberrevolution, die einzige siegreiche Arbeiterrevolution in der Geschichte der Menschheit bis heute. Wir wollen der Frage nachgehen, welche Bedeutung dieses Ereignis für die heutige Arbeiterbewegung hat. Dazu dient uns die Analyse die Begebenheiten der Russischen Revolution und ihre Entwicklung in staatlicher Form. Es gilt, die Fragen nach der Organisierung der Arbeiterklasse für heutige Kämpfe zu stellen. In Zeiten zunehmender Krisen des Kapitalismus, mit ihren dramatischen Folgen für die Menschheit weltweit, rücken vergangene Kämpfe der Arbeiterbewegung als Anschauungsmaterial wieder stärker in den Mittelpunkt. Damals wie heute stellt sich dabei die Frage nach Reform oder Revolution.

28. November 2007, 19.30 Uhr. Allerweltshaus, Körnerstrasse 77-79, Köln-Ehrenfeld (U 3/4, Haltestelle "Körnerstr." - U 5, Haltestelle "Liebigstr.")


26 October 2007 -- The Toronto branch of the IBT will be holding a public meeting where Bryan D. Palmer, author of a new biography on James P. Cannon will speak on "The Russian Revolution & the North American Left." Saturday, 3 November, 7pm. Room 2-295, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), 252 Bloor Street West (near St. George subway).


25 October 2007 -- Labor Conference to Stop the War. Locals 10 and 34 of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union in San Francisco sponsored an anti-war labor conference on Saturday 20 October that drew some 150 participants. Supporters of the Internationalist Group, League for the Revolutionary Party, Socialist Organizer, Socialist Viewpoint and the Spartacist League were among those in attendance. We reprint remarks by Bill Logan on behalf of the IBT to a workshop on “Class Struggle and the War.” We have also attached the original conference call, the conference agenda and an article on the event from the San Francisco Chronicle.


23 October 2007 -- Reply to an ICL Polemic--Our response to a polemic published in the 12 October issue of the Spartacist League's Workers Vanguard which criticized an error in our German paper (to which we had posted a correction in July) and attacked us for "Stalinophobia."


22 October 2007 -- JAMES P. CANNON--AMERICAN BOLSHEVIK. Remarks by Jason Wright on behalf of the IBT at the 12 October Tamiment Library talk by Bryan D. Palmer, author of the recently published Cannon biography.


20 September 2007 -- FROM WOBBLY TO BOLSHEVIK. Bryan D. Palmer, author of the recently published biography James P. Cannon and the Origins of the American Revolutionary Left, 1890-1928, will give a public talk at Tamiment Library in New York City (70 Washington Square South) on 12 October at 6:30 pm. The meeting is hosted by Tamiment and co-sponsored by five socialist organizations: Freedom Socialist Party, International Bolshevik Tendency, Prometheus Research Library [i.e., Spartacist League], Socialist Action and the Socialist Equality Party.


25 August 2007 -- Anti-SPP Demonstration: Canadian Grantites Discover ‘Mexican Imperialism’

IBT contingent on anti-SPP march in Ottawa, 19 August


02 August 2007 -- The French language section of the website has been updated with a translation of excerpts from "Solidarnosc: Acid Test for Trotskyists," first published in English by the Bolshevik Tendency in 1988.


06 July 2007 -- Czech translation of a September 2000 statement (originally in English) on the IMF/World Bank.


01 July 2007 -- The London branch of the IBT will be holding a fringe public meeting at the SWP's 'Marxism' weekend entitled "Poland, USSR, China: Stalinism and Counter-revolution" on Sunday 8 July, 2pm. Bloomsbury Suite, 2nd Floor, ULU, Malet St, London WC1


27 June 2007 -- Labor Action Committee (Bay Area) protest at MOBE proposal to restrict free speech at defense actions for Mumia Abu-Jamal.


16 June 2007 -- Our Mumia page has been updated with a link to a streaming video of "Mumia's Lawyer Speaks". This 80 min video by Movement Productions shows Eliot Grossman, one of Mumia's lawyers during the period, discussing the legal and political dimensions of the case at a public meeting in Toronto on 8 June 2002.


16 June 2007 -- The German language section of our web site has been updated with our statement on the G8 demonstrations - "Weg mit allen Verfahren! Solidarität mit allen Betroffen des Polizei-Terrors!"


09 June 2007 -- Our Mumia page has been updated with a link to an audio file of an interview with William Singletary, the witness to the killing of police officer Daniel Faulkner. Singletary's account confirms Mumia's absence at the time of the killing.


27 May 2007 -- PDC & ‘Petty Sectarianism’ - A New Spartacist ‘Principle’. Email exchange regarding the possibility of PDC endorsing 17 May demonstration for Mumia Abu-Jamal in Toronto.


22 May 2007 -- On Thursday 17 May our comrades participated, along with many others, in a series of demonstrations in defense of Mumia Abu-Jamal timed to coincide with US Federal Appeals court hearing regarding his sentence. Well over 500 people demonstrated in Philadelphia, where the hearing took place, while 250 rallied in the San Francisco Bay Area, 100 in London and 75 in Toronto. IBT comrades played a central role in organizing both the London and Toronto united-front demonstrations which featured speakers from a wide variety of political tendencies.

These demonstrations, while modest in size, are significant in that they represent the first internationally coordinated efforts in defense of Mumia in several years. They point to the necessity for reviving the kind of effective mass protests held in August 1995 that saved him from the capitalist machinery of death which is the U.S. judicial system.

Indymedia UK report of London demonstration


16 May 2007 -- The German section of the website has been updated with: Die neuen Realitäten des BSA: "Globalisierung" und der Abschied von den Gewerkschaften, first published in Bolschewik #9, March 1997. (An abridged and edited English translation of this article appeared as "Globalization & the Unions" in 1917 No. 20, 1998). The BSA are now renamed the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit and are David North's German co-thinkers.


15 May 2007 -- Notes on the SEP/GRPI Puzzle — Observations regarding recent reports that David North, leader of the ostensibly Trotskyist Socialist Equality Party (SEP) and its International Committee (IC), also acts as CEO of Grand River Printing and Imaging, one of Michigan's larger printing companies.


14 May 2007 -- Comrades of the International Bolshevik Tendency will be helping organize and participating in protests around the world calling for Mumia Abu-Jamal's freedom in conjunction with the May 17 hearing of oral arguments in the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit (see the latest legal update).

The following is a list of united front protests that are being endorsed and organized by the IBT in coordination with activists from other organizations.
Toronto
London
Amsterdam
IBT comrades will also be attending the following protests and urge others to do likewise with calls for Mumia's immediate freedom.
Bay Area
Philadelphia

13 May 2007 -- Campaign to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal: View video of Arnold Beverly confessing to killing Daniel Faulkner.


05 May 2007 -- LO and LCR: Left-wing Props of the Popular Front.


28 April 2007 -- The Toronto branch of the IBT will be holding a public meeting entitled "The Decline of U.S. Imperialism" on Saturday, 5 May, 7pm. Room 2-199, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), 252 Bloor Street West (near St. George subway).


19 April 2007 -- Class Politics & the French Elections—Break with the Bourgeoisie! No to Popular Frontism!

Appendix: Popular Front: Not a Tactic But ‘The Greatest Crime’

28 March 2007 -- Remarks by an IBT supporter at an anti-war rally in Wellington, New Zealand, 20 March.


26 March 2007 -- Legal update regarding the upcoming oral argument in the case of Mumia Abu-Jamal, in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, Philadelphia.


13 March 2007 -- IBT supporters marching with some 2,000 others in the annual International Women's Day demonstration in Toronto on Saturday, 10 March.

IBT on demonstration

11 March 2007 -- Die deutsche Sektion der Internationalen Bolschewistischen Tendenz wird am Sonntag, dem 15. April 2007 um 15.00 Uhr eine Veranstaltung zu dem Thema: "Klassenkämpferische Opposition oder parlamentarische Anpassung? Welche Perspektive bietet die Fusion von WASG und L.PDS?" in der Körnerstraße 77 - 79 in Köln-Ehrenfeld abhalten.


25 February 2007 -- The new issue of our journal 1917 is now available online.

Imperialists Out of the Middle East! - Endgame in Iraq
Anarchist Organization and Vanguardism - In Defense of Leninism
Reformism, Pacifism & Anarcho-Opportunism - Letter to NEFAC
WASG & the ‘Far Left’ - The ‘New’ German Reformism
SEP: Defeatist and Confusionist - The Class Nature of the Unions
Letter to Workers Vanguard - On Criticism of Misleaders
Mass Resistance & Reformist Treachery - The ‘Anti-CPE’ Movement in France
For a Socialist Federation of the Middle East! - Zionist Terror in Lebanon
On the ‘Israel Lobby’ - Imperialism, Zionism & the Middle East

8 February 2007 -- A Dutch language section has been added to the site, with two documents: Voor het Trotskyisme! and Voor Klassenstrijd tegen het Bourgeois Offensief!


25 January 2007 -- United Fronts and the Fight to Free Mumia - An open letter to Workers Hammer


21 January 2007 -- The new issue of our German language journal Bolschewik is now available to read online


17 January 2007 -- The German language section has been updated with:

Die SWP und die Vierte Internationale, 1946-54: Ursprünge des Pabloismus (SPARTACIST Nr. 3, März 1975)
Wandlungen des Pabloismus: Kritische Geschichte der Ligue Communiste (SPARTACIST Nr. 3, März 1975)

11 December 2006 -- Our pamphlet The Case of Mumia Abu-Jamal is now available online to read


02 November 2006 -- The London branch of the IBT will be holding a 'Socialism 2006' fringe public meeting entitled "Why the Socialist Party is not socialist - A former member of the Socialist Party's National Youth Committee explains why he resigned" on Sunday 26 November, 3pm. Room 2A, ULU, Malet St, London WC1


22 October 2006 -- Our Marxist Archive section has been updated with the pamphlet Marxist Bulletin #4 -- Expulsion from the Socialist Workers Party, containing documents from 1963-65 on the exclusion of Revolutionary Tendency supporters from the SWP.


14 October 2006 -- The London branch of the IBT will be holding a public meeting entitled "Middle East Minefield" on Thursday 26 October, 7pm. Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, WC1 - Holborn tube.


04 October 2006 -- SL Sectarianism, the IBT & the LAC -- A reply to a recent letter in Workers Vanguard concerning the IBT, the Labor Action Committee and the fight to free Mumia Abu-Jamal.


18 September 2006 -- The Toronto branch of the IBT will be holding a public meeting entitled "Middle East Minefield" on Saturday 23 September, 7pm. Room 7-192, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), 252 Bloor Street West - St. George subway.


11 September 2006 -- Rally In Oakland To FREE MUMIA! (link to 6MB Word file)

4 PM Friday September 15th 2006
Alameda County Courthouse,
12th and Fallon Sts,
south side
Oakland CA

Mumia Abu-Jamal Is Innocent! For Labor Action To Free Mumia! End the Racist Death Penalty!

Rally initiated by the Labor Action Committee To Free Mumia Abu-Jamal (LAC), PO Box 16222, Oakland CA 94610. 510 763-2347 or LACFreeMumia@aol.com.


10 September 2006 -- Letter to Northeastern Federation of Anarcho-Communists


01 September 2006 -- On Recent Spartacist League Polemics


26 August 2006 -- Statement by Robert R. Bryan, lead counsel for Mumia Abu-Jamal, on July 23, 2006 has been added to the "Legal documents and press releases from Mumia's legal team" section of our site related to the case of Mumia Abu-Jamal.


25 August 2006 -- Northite Revisionism on Chinese Revolution of 1949


01 August 2006 -- For a Socialist Federation of the Middle East! Down With Murderous Zionist Terror in Lebanon and Gaza!


31 July 2006 -- For reasons best known to themselves the leadership of the Spartacist League/U.S., in the 7 July issue of their newspaper, Workers Vanguard, published an article misleadingly entitled "The Truth About the 1984 Nedlloyd Kimberley Boycott." The article seems to be a belated attempt to alibi the SL's shameful sectarian role in this important labor action by San Francisco Bay Area longshoremen in solidarity with the oppressed black masses of South Africa in their struggle against apartheid.

Twenty-one years ago, in May 1985, we published the following items on this struggle in Bulletin of the External Tendency of the iSt No. 4:


20 July 2006 -- On Criticism of Misleaders—letter to Workers Vanguard on questions arising from the December 2005 transit strike in New York


16 July 2006 -- The following letter was sent to the international Marxist tendency on 12 July:

Comrades

Your 27 June article, "The future of the left in Ukraine" (www.marxist.com/ukraine-future-left270606-3.htm), names people purporting to be members of your organisation in Ukraine. You should know that some of them appear to be the same cynical crooks who dishonestly pretended to affiliate to various leftist tendencies internationally several years ago. We documented their activities and published their photographs at the time in cooperation with other groups. See our cast list of those involved www.bolshevik.org/ukrscandal/CastList.htm and links to statements from us and other organisations on the scam www.bolshevik.org/ukrscandal/statements.htm.

Yours for principled politics,
Robin for the IBT

11 July 2006 -- Letter to Workers Vanguard - For United-front Action to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal


10 July 2006 -- “Anti-Terror” Arrests - letter to the Varsity magazine by an IBT supporter.


08 July 2006 -- Falling out among confusionists - IBT statement on split in the League for the Fifth International


20 June 2006 -- WASG and PDS/Linkspartei - Opportunity or Obstacle for the German Working Class? - speaker from Germany at IBT public meeting, Sunday 9 July, 2pm (during SWP's Marxism), at Birkbeck College: Room 251, Malet Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E. Russell Square, Goodge St or Holborn tube stations.


06 June 2006 -- We reply to a correspondent on the position of Ted Grant and the Committee for a Marxist International on the 1991 Moscow Coup.


27 May 2006 -- The ‘Anti-CPE’ Movement in France: Mass Resistance & Reformist Treachery


23 May 2006 -- The German language section has been updated with:

Thesen über Irland, Spartacist Nr. 6, Juni 1978
Die SpAD in der DDR: Opportunismus in revolutionärer Verkleidung, Mai 1991

15 May 2006 -- Our Marxist Archive section has been updated with the document Marxist Bulletin No. 7 - The Leninist Position on Youth-Party Relations, documents from the YSA & SWP, 1957-61.


09 May 2006 -- Photo from indymedia http://www.indybay.org/news/2006/05/1819416.php shows a placard carried by International Bolshevik Tendency comrades during the San Francisco march in defense of immigrant rights on May Day. Approximately 30,000 people marched and rallied that day in San Francisco.

   

The slogan which was posted on indymedia reads:

"For Militant Labor-Centered Defense Against la Migra/Minutemen Attacks!" and the reverse of the sign says "Stop All Deportations! Full Citizenship Rights for Immigrants!"

Marches took place that same day in many cities in the San Francisco Bay Area including 17,000 in Oakland, 30,000 in San Jose and 2000 in Hayward. At the massive Port of Oakland, where immigrant truckers move containers to and from the docks, business was down about 25% according to the PMA, the waterfront employers group.


08 May 2006 -- For an Indefinite General Strike Until the Employment Contracts Bill is Withdrawn!, a leaflet published by the Permanent Revolution Group, New Zealand Section of the International Bolshevik Tendency, 26 April 1991.


07 May 2006 -- Letter to The Socialist, concerning Peter Taaffe's reformist statement on BBC radio.


06 May 2006 -- We have added two articles expressing aspects of the IBT position on the Black Question in the USA:

Black Liberation Through Socialist Revolution! LA: Days of Rage. Supplement to 1917, May 1992
Defend Affirmative Action! 1917 West. No. 6, October 1995

04 May 2006 -- Our Marxist Archive section has been updated with the document West Coast Auto Local Rejects Preferential Seniority first published in Workers Vanguard, March 1974.


23 April 2006 -- Our Marxist Archive section has been updated with a series of documents by Dick Fraser putting the revolutionary integrationist perspective on the Black Question in America.


5 April 2006 -- Eyewitness report: French students and workers fight back - IBT London public meeting, Tuesday 11 April, 7.30pm, at The Lamb, 94 Lambs Conduit St, London WC1 - Holborn or Russell Square tube stations.


29 March 2006 -- Open letter to Workers Power: Revolutionary Principles vs. Cynical Manoeuvres, on the Campaign for a New Workers' Party.


26 March 2006 -- The Origins of the Spartacist Tendency sub-section of our Marxist Archive has been updated with the Marxist Bulletin #5 (Revised Edition). This Spartacist League pamphlet, first published in 1978, contains documents from 1955-1978 dealing with the question of what strategy will lead to black liberation in the USA.


23 March 2006 -- The Origins of the Spartacist Tendency sub-section of our Marxist Archive has been updated with the Marxist Bulletin #3 Part II. This Spartacist League pamphlet, first published in 1970, contains documents from 1963, culminating in the expulsion of the RT majority (Robertson-Mage-White grouping) from the SWP.


21 March 2006 -- The German language section of the website has been updated with:

Hände weg von der SAV!, a solidarity statement protesting a Der Spiegel article attacking the German section of the CWI

Der August-Putsch - das Ende der Sowjetunion, a pamphlet from July 1992


03 March 2006 -- Anti-Muslim Cartoons, remarks by an IBT supporter at a public meeting of the Toronto International Socialist group on Islamophobia held on 1 March.

03 February 2006 -- Issue 23 of BOLSCHEWIK, our German language journal, is now available.


24 January 2006 -- A British supplement to 1917, focusing on the Socialist Party (CWI):


23 January 2006 -- The Marxist Archive section has been updated with the following articles by James P. Cannon:


18 January 2006 -- Class Politics & Election 2006, a statement on the Canadian election.


17 January 2006 -- The Marxist Archive section has been updated with the following Spartacist materials on revolutionary defense policy:


14 January 2006 -- The final set of articles from the new issue of our journal 1917 are now available:

Defend Civil Liberties in Britain! ‘The Rules of the Game are Changing…’
SWP’s Respect Gambit - Cliffites, Clerics & Class Collaboration
For the Separation of Religion and State! Socialists & Sharia Courts
Workers Power’s Labourite Reflex - What’s Bred in the Bone
IG & Revolutionary Defeatism: ‘No Blank Pages!’
From the Horse’s Mouth

12 January 2006 -- The Origins of the Spartacist Tendency sub-section of our Marxist Archive has been updated with the Marxist Bulletin #3 Part IV. This Spartacist League pamphlet, first published in 1970, details the minutes of the Spartacist-ACFI (American Committee for the Fourth International) Unity Negotiating Sessions in June-October 1965.


11 January 2006 -- Three more articles from the new issue of our journal 1917 are now available:

The Empire Strikes Out - Iraq Unravels
U.S. Imperialism in Decline - New Orleans: Racism & Capitalist Irrationality
Predators & Prey - Imperialist Expansionism & the EU

09 January 2006 -- Three articles from the new issue of our journal 1917 are now available:

For a Socialist Federation of Latin America! - Venezuela: State & Revolution
On the 2004 Venezuelan Referendum: Principles & Tactics
IBT's Fourth International Conference: Swimming Against the Stream

07 January 2006 -- Our edition of Trotsky's Transitional Program and our pamphlet The Case of Mumia Abu-Jamal are now available for sale on www.amazon.co.uk.


12 December 2005 -- Update to the "Legal documents and press releases from Mumia's legal team" in the section of our site related to the case of Mumia Abu-Jamal.


12 December 2005 -- The Marxist Archive section has been updated with the following documents:


19 November 2005 -- The London branch of the IBT will be holding a public meeting entitled "Reform vs. Revolution: The fight for a new workers' party" on Saturday 10 December, 2pm. Brockway Room, Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London WC1 - Holborn is nearest tube station.


26 September 2005 -- The Toronto branch of the IBT will be holding a public meeting entitled "Racism & Capitalist Irrationality: New Orleans: U.S. Imperialism in Decline" on Friday 30 September, 7pm. Room 7-192, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), 252 Bloor Street West - St. George subway.


12 September 2005 -- 'Left' Labourite Illusions: Letter to Workers Power.


11 September 2005 -- Remarks by an IBT supporter at a public meeting on New Orleans disaster in Toronto on 9 September.


10 September 2005 -- The leaflet Keine Stimme für die neue Linkspartei! Hochzeit der Reformisten - Linke will mitfeiern has been updated with an additional section on the Gruppe Arbeitermacht's call for a vote to the Linkspartei.


10 September 2005 -- Spoil your ballot on 17 September - Election 2005: Rogernomics or Rogernomics? on the New Zealand elections.


30 August 2005 -- The Origins of the Spartacist Tendency sub-section of our Marxist Archive has been updated with the Marxist Bulletin #3 Part I. This Spartacist League pamphlet, first published in 1968, details the 1962 split in the SWP Revolutionary Tendency.


27 August 2005 -- The leaflet Keine Stimme für die neue Linkspartei! Hochzeit der Reformisten - Linke will mitfeiern is now available in our German language section.


13 August 2005 -- Whatever Happened to the Spartacist League?. Pamphlet published by the International Bolshevik Tendency, April 2005.


18 July 2005 -- Statement on the London terrorist attacks. Remarks made at an IBT public meeting in London on 9 July.


16 July 2005 -- The Marxist Archive section has been updated with Marxist Bulletin No. 2 - "The Nature of the Socialist Workers Party—Revolutionary or Centrist". Discussion material of the Revolutionary Tendency within the SWP first published by Spartacist, September 1965.


15 July 2005 -- Letter to Workers Vanguard on LaVerne Sims and MOVE's attitude to her


14 July 2005 -- The Marxist Archive section has been updated with the following documents:


5 July 2005 -- The London branch of the IBT will be holding a Marxism Fringe public meeting entitled "Respect: Pro-religion, anti-abortion popular-frontism - For a revolutionary perspective!" on Saturday 9 July at 7:00pm in Room 633, Birkbeck Main Building, Malet Street, London WC1 (Russell Square or Goodge St closest tubes).


18 June 2005 -- The Marxist Archive section has been updated with selected material on organising youth:


15 June 2005 -- The complete version of an IBT letter to Weekly Worker in reply to various criticisms raised by a couple of political opponents in previous issues of that publication. (WW printed an abridged version of the letter)


05 June 2005 -- Update to the "Legal documents and press releases from Mumia's legal team" in the section of our site related to the case of Mumia Abu-Jamal.


26 May 2005 -- Imperialist Expansionism & the European 'Constitution'.


25 May 2005 -- IBT letter in Weekly Worker in reply to Mike Mcnair's article "Vote for class independence" responding to our article Stalinism versus Trotskyism


16 May 2005 -- Exchange with Phil Duncan on united fronts and fighting fascism.


15 May 2005 -- Report by an IBTer who participated in an anti-fascist action in Boston, Massachusetts on Sunday 8 May.


06 May 2005 -- Two historical articles concerning opposition to French nuclear weapons testing in the Pacific:


05 May 2005 -- The Marxist Archive section has been updated with the following documents:


04 May 2005 -- The Marxist Archive section has been updated with the following documents:

  • "Leninism and Workers Control," Workers Vanguard no 162, 17 June 1977. An article based on a talk by Joseph Seymour at a West Coast Spartacus Youth League educational in mid-March 1977.
  • "Chilean Popular Front," Spartacist, No. 19, November-December 1970.
  • "On the United Front Question," by Joseph Seymour. Published in the Spartacist League Internal Discussion Bulletin number 23, 1974, reprinted in On the United Front, Spartacus Youth League pamphlet, 1976, and Spartacist Publishing Company 1996.

02 May 2005 -- The leaflet Keine Stimme für SPD, PDS, Grüne und WASG! - Für die politische und organisatorische Unabhängigkeit der Arbeiterklasse! is now available in our German language section.


30 April 2005 -- The People’s Front: The New Betrayal by James Burnham, published by Pioneer Publishers, New York, 1937


28 April 2005 -- IBT article on Popular Fronts printed in Weekly Worker 573 - Stalinism versus Trotskyism.


26 April 2005 -- What Choice for Workers? Labour, trade unions and reformist dead ends - British supplement to 1917 produced for the 5 May general election .


15 April 2005 -- Spartacist League pamphlet Lenin and the Vanguard Party - a series of articles by Joseph Seymour published in Workers Vanguard in 1977-78.


10 April 2005 -- Another two articles from the new issue of our journal 1917 are now available:

Paranoia & Hypocrisy in the Age of Imperialism - Capitalism & Terrorism
Forward to a Revolutionary Workers’ Party! No to ‘Lesser Evilism’

06 April 2005 -- Two more articles from the new issue of our journal 1917 are now available:

U.S./UK Troops Out Now! Iraq: Imperial Overreach
Smash the National Front! Anti-Fascist Protest in Wellington

03 April 2005 -- Two more articles from the new issue of our journal 1917 are now available:

Canadian Federal Election 2004: No Choice for Working People
Polemic with the ICL on Tibet and Falun Gong: On Combating Religion & Social Backwardness

31 March 2005 -- Issue 22 of Bolschewik, our German language journal, is now available.


30 March 2005 -- Two articles from the new issue of our journal 1917 are now available:

Letter to Fire This Time - ‘Bolivarian’or Proletarian Revolution?
For the Separation of Religion & State: No to the Hijab Ban!

14 March 2005 -- Remarks by an IBT supporter at a "peace" rally in Albany, New York on 9 March


19 December 2004 -- A selection of historical statements and letters of the IBT.

Workers to power in Nicaragua (28 March 1988)
For the Rebirth of the Fourth International (September 1988)
Pataki and Giuliani Bleed New York - Budgets, Bankers & Bloodsuckers (March 1995)
Letter to Governor Tom Ridge demanding release of Mumia Abu-Jamal (1 July 1995 )
Down with UN Starvation Embargo - Defend Iraq against Imperialist Attack! (19 December 1998)

12 December 2004 -- A selection of historical statements and letters relating to IBT activity in Canada.

Why Does the ASA Exclude Trotskyists? - COPS, SCREWS AND THE LABOR MOVEMENT (16 July 1987)
For Independent Working-Class Politics - NDP: No Choice for Working People (1 September 1987)
Opportunism Ad Absurdum: SWC Praying for Popularity (16 August 1985)
The Free Trade Election—No Choice for Workers! (November 1988)
Exchange with SC on the NDP’s Victory in Ontario (September 1990)
No Illusions in Cops and Courts—No Platform for Fascists! (June 1993)
Vote Oakley and Flexer - Vote Against Union Bashing! (15 May 1995)
For United Front Action Against Fascism! - Hail the Heroic Warsaw Ghetto Uprising! (19 April 1993)

30 November 2004 -- Bulletin No. 3 of the External Tendency, published in May 1984, includes political differences with the iSt over the nature of the Soviet Union, Marxism and social patriotism, coverage of the decline in SL-supported trade-union work, as well as the ET application for membership in the iSt.


29 November 2004 -- The External Tendency’s Bulletin No. 2, initially appearing in January 1984, contains correspondence with leading members of the iSt, coverage of ET intervention in class struggles in Cleveland, Toronto and San Francisco, as well as material on the Second Conference of the External Tendency of the iSt.


25 November 2004 -- A selection of historical statements and letters relating to the Spartacist League.

VOTE SPARTACIST! - Bradley/Coleman for S.F. Board of Supervisors (October 1984)
TL On the Russian Question: Dazed and Confused (September 1988)
Defense of the USSR Does Not Begin On Warren Street (January 1992)
A letter WV Didn’t Print (November 1992)
Letter to Workers Vanguard - Sectarian Stupidity Will Not Free Mumia (August 1995)

23 November 2004 -- Four articles from 1917 West, a journal produced by the San Francisco Bay Area local of the IBT

Cops, Crime & Capitalism (October 1992)
The ‘X’ That Won’t Go Away (December 1992)
Lessons of the Hall/Owens Defense Committee
For Labor/Black Action to Fight Cop Terror!
(May 1993)
Labor Must Defend Immigrants! (December 1993)

15 November 2004 -- The Case of Mumia Abu-Jamal - A 90-page pamphlet which brings together for the first time the evidence, main legal documents and chronology that conclusively prove the innocence of America's best-known political prisoner is now available to purchase.


26 October 2004 -- Fascists taught lesson in Wellington.


21 October 2004 -- The complete Bulletin of the External Tendency of the iSt No. 4 is now available.


13 October 2004 -- The Toronto branch of the IBT will be holding a public meeting entitled "Capitalism & Terrorism: Paranoia and Hypocrisy in the Age of Imperialism" on Saturday 23 October, 7pm. Room 7-192, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), 252 Bloor Street West, St. George subway.


10 October 2004 -- The London branch of the IBT will be holding an ESF Fringe public meeting entitled "Does the Stop the War Coalition Fight Imperialism? The Marxist Response" on Saturday 16 October, 4:30pm to 6:30pm at the West Indian Cultural Centre, Clarendon Road, N8 (off Hornsey Park Rd, by junction with Turnpike Lane).


9 October 2004 -- The leaflet Weg mit Hartz IV - Für eine revolutionäre Orientierung im Kampf gegen den Sozialabbau is now available in our German language section.


22 September 2004 -- The Marxist Archive section has been updated with the following documents:


19 September 2004 -- Issue 21 of Bolschewik, our German language journal, is now available.


12 September 2004 -- Stalinists and Counterrevolution - Letter to the Internationalist Group on the Stalinists' role in the destruction of the Soviet bloc.


31 August 2004 -- Forward to a Revolutionary Workers’ Party—No to Lesser Evilism! - statement on the US elections.


8 August 2004 -- By Any Means Necessary... - a letter to Workers Vanguard on the difference in their analysis of Lebanon in 1983 and Iraq today.


4 August 2004 -- Correction to our report of a SL-IG-IBT bloc against rightist provocation in Boston.


28 July 2004 -- Report of a SL-IG-IBT bloc against rightist provocation in Boston.


22 July 2004 -- Two of the founding documents of the External Tendency of the iSt - Declaration of an external tendency of the iSt and Stop The Liquidation Of The Trade Union Work! are now available on the IBT website.


20 July 2004 -- 1917 no.10 and 1917 no. 11 are now available in html format as well as PDF.


19 July 2004 -- Quebec, Tibet and Falun Gong - a letter to Workers Vanguard responding to the Workers Vanguard, No. 827, 28 May article entitled Kneeling Before the Body of General Wolfe on the Plains of Abraham.


3 July 2004 -- For an openly anti-imperialist anti-war movement! - statement distributed in Britain.


30 June 2004 -- 1917 no. 7, 1917 no. 8 and 1917 no. 9 are now available in html format as well as PDF.


22 June 2004 -- 1917 no. 4, 1917 no. 5 and 1917 no. 6 are now available in html format as well as PDF.


22 June 2004 -- No Choice for Working People - a statement on the Canadian federal elections is now available on our website.


18 June 2004 -- 1917 no. 3 is now available on the IBT website in html format as well as PDF.


15 June 2004 -- 1917 no. 2 is now available on the IBT website in html format as well as PDF.


13 June 2004 -- 1917 no. 1 is now available on the IBT website in html format as well as PDF.


24 April 2004 -- The IBT pamphlet Polemics with the ICL: Kurdistan & the Struggle for National Liberation is now available on the IBT website.


18 April 2004 -- The new issue of 1917 [no. 26] is now available on the IBT website.


29 March 2004 -- The 1917 Society (U of T) is sponsoring a forum entitled "Iraq Blowback" at the University of Toronto on Saturday, April 3. The meeting begins at 7pm and will take place in room 7-192 in the OISE Building, 252 Bloor Street West, near the St. George subway station.


20 March 2004 -- On the CN Strike - A letter to the editor of Workers Vanguard on the recent strike by CN workers in Canada.


8 March 2004 -- Update on Ukrainian fraud. In late November 2003, the IEC of the CWI issued a statement on Ilya Budraitskis, a person known to be involved in the Ukrainian fraud. The IBT has responded to this statement in the article "No Innocent Explanation."


8 March 2004 -- Article on the recent decision of comrade Spector  to leave the Verbond voor de Vierde Internationale (VVI—League for the Fourth International) and join the Interntional Bolshevik Tendency: "From the IG to Trotskyism."


25 January 2004 -- "RESPECT-able Reformism and Cross-class 'Unity' " - leaflet produced by IBT Britain in response to the formation of a new electoral coalition.


10 January 2004 -- Compare and Contrast - ICL vs. IBT on Stalinism & Soviet Defencism - a selection of quotes from publications of the IBT and the ICL highlighting differences between the two organizations on questions connected to Stalinism and the defense of the deformed and degenerated workers' states.


9 January 2004 -- Some extracts from a 1996 letter to the Internationalist Group (League for the Fourth International) are now available on this site in Portuguese. The full English text is available in Trotskyist Bulletin #6.


1 November 2003 -- Trotskyist Bulletin No. 4:Trotskyism vs. Pabloism - Nicaragua & the Permanent Revoution is now available in HTML format on the IBT web site.


28 October 2003 -- IBT letter to South Korean President Roh protesting the arrest of construction union activists.


9 October 2003 -- On our pages on the Ukrainian fraud, we have added links to IBT materials about Ukraine published, in English, Russian and Ukrainian, during the time we believed we had a Ukrainian section.


30 September 2003 -- Unanswered IBT Letter to the Committee for a Workers International (CWI) asking for information on the Ukrainian Scam, 9 September 2003.


29 September 2003 -- The Toronto branch of the IBT will be holding a public meeting entitled "Toward a Socialist Federation of the Middle East" on Saturday 4 October at 7pm on the eighth floor of the OISE (Ontario Institute for Studies in Education) building at 252 Bloor St. West. The closest subway stop is St. George.


24 September 2003 -- Se ha actualizado la sección en español en el sitio oficial de la IBT, con la traducción del Boletín Trotskista N°3, y extractos del Boletín Trotskista N° 5. El primero de ellos se relaciona con el debate que nuestra tendencia internacional sostuvo con la Workers Power, y en el cual se demarcó las diferencias entre trotskismo genuíno y centrismo. Con relación a la seguda traducción se refiere a las secciones quetrata exclusivamente el tema de la cuestión rusa y las diferencias que la Tendencia Bolchevique Internacional mantiene con la Liga Comunista Internacional.


12 September 2003 -- "The Emperor Has No Clothes" our reply to 29 August Workers Vanguard article "BT: A Walking Provocation."


5 September 2003 -- Important update to the cast list of the Ukrainian fraud. There is evidence that a leading member of the Russian CWI is involved, Ilya Budraitskis. Ilya has up to this point been identified by us as Ivan, the pseudonym he used while pretending to be an IBT member.


3 September 2003 -- We have added links to statements from other organizations to our pages of information on the Ukrainian fraud.


2 September 2003 -- The cast list of the Ukrainian fraud against the workers' movement has been updated with a new photo of Ivan (Igor or Dmitri).


29 August 2003 -- The cast list of the Ukrainian fraud against the workers' movement has been updated.


21 August 2003 -- ¡No a la estafa al movimiento obrero! Una investigación reciente se ha determinado que la Tendencia Bolchevique Internacional (TBI) es una de las numerosas organizaciones de izquierda burladas por una banda de artistas estafadores en Kiev, quienes fraudulentamente posaron como parte integrante de diversas tendencias políticas internacionales. Nuestra declaración en español.


21 August 2003 -- Notice to the workers' movement! A recent investigation has determined that the International Bolshevik Tendency is one of a number of left-wing organizations fooled by a gang of con artists in Kiev, who fraudulently posed as supporters of different international political tendencies.  Our statement on this, as well as an exposure of the people involved, is now available.


13 August 2003 -- "The Truth Hurts" our reply to 1 August Workers Vanguard article "BT: Renegades for Hire".


10 August 2003 -- The German language section has been updated with:


17 July 2003 -- Workers Vanguard implicitly accepts our critique of Robertson’s ‘Vulgar Chauvinism’ made in our 12 June letter.


8 July 2003 -- The IBT will be holding a public meeting in London entitled "The Trotskyist Programme Today - The Struggle for Revolutionary Continuity". The meeting will take place in Room B111 on the 1st Floor of the Brunei Gallery at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, Russell Square, London at 7 pm on Thursday 10th July.


24 June 2003 -- The Spanish section of the site has now been expanded to include issues 1 and 2 of Cuadernos Marxistas, a publication of the then-revolutionary Spartacist League/US in the 1970s, and translations of three articles from 1917 No. 25.


24 June 2003 -- The French section of the site has now been expanded to include issues 1 to 4 of the French language 1917.


21 June 2003 -- Trotskyist Bulletin No. 1: Only Trotskyism Can Defend the Gains of October is now available in HTML format on the IBT web site.


20 June 2003 -- Trotskyist Bulletin No. 5: IBT vs. ICL is now available in HTML format on the IBT web site.


15 June 2003 -- Letter to Workers Vanguard (paper of the Spartacist League) exposing two recent gross misrepresentations of our politics.


08 June 2003 -- Letter to the League for the Revolutionary Party challenging their claim that the IBT does not "defend the right of immigrants to enter the imperialist countries".


07 June 2003 -- The German language section has been updated with:


31 May 2003 -- Letter to Norm Sterling, Attorney General of Ontario, demanding the dropping of charges against three OCAP supporters for participation in the 15 June 2000 demonstration at Queens Park.


31 May 2003 -- Section of web site concerning the case of Mumia Abu-Jamal updated with the following documents:


19 May 2003 -- The IBT pamphletPlatformism & Bolshevism, a polemic against platformist anarchism, is now available on the IBT web site in the IBT Publications area.


16 May 2003 -- IBT interventions at debate between the League for the Revolutionary Party and the Spartacist League/US.


02 May 2003 -- New Spanish language section added to IBT web site.


07 April 2003 -- Letter to the Internationalist Group that was posted on a New York email discussion list on 6 March.


13 March 2003 -- Letter to the Weekly Worker (CPGB) on the questions of military blocs to defend Iraq and opposing class-collaboration in the anti-war movement.


10 March 2003 -- "Defend Iraq Against Imperialist Attack!" The IBT in Toronto will be holding a public meeting on Thursday, 13 March at 7 pm at OISE, 252 Bloor Street West, Toronto (near the St. George subway stop).


26 February 2003 -- 1917 No. 25 is now available (in html format).


24 February 2003-- In New Zealand, at a recent conference organised by the Anti Capitalist Alliance (ACA), the question of Palestine/Israel came up, leading to an exchange between comrades of the IBT and members of the ACA. An account of the conference distorting our position on this question was published subsequently, prompting the following response.


10 February 2003-- Statement on the Columbia ‘Disaster’.


7 February 2003-- An exchange between an Internationalist Group supporter and one of our comrades on the question of revolutionary press policy recently took place on a New York City leftist discussion list.


6 February 2003-- We respond to an "informal group of people in Toronto of varying perspectives (anarchist, communist and others)" who distributed a leaflet at a January anti-war march critical of the attempt by "'leftists'/Trotskyists" to differentiate between offering military and political support to Iraq against imperialist aggression.


22 December 2002-- English translation of a statement on the Korean presidential elections. The original Korean is also available.


16 November 2002-- British introduction to the IBT leaflet "Defend Iraq! Down with Bush's Terror War!".


9 November 2002-- German language leaflet, Verteidigt den Irak gegen die imperialistischen Angriffe!, of the IBT-Germany (Gruppe Spartakus) opposing the threatened war against Iraq and focussing on a Leninist critique of the specific role of German imperialism.


30 October 2002-- IBT leaflet, "Defend Iraq! Down with Bush's Terror War!", opposing the threatened war against Iraq, available as html (30k) or PDF (51k).



10 October 2002-- IBT (Ukraine) Election Statement distributed in the run-up to the Ukrainian elections on 31 March 2002 is now available on the web site in Russian and Ukrainian.


07 October 2002-- Leaflet distributed by IBT (Ukraine) during the actions of the ‘united opposition’ in September 2002. Available in Russian and Ukrainian.


04 October 2002-- The German language section has been expanded with some new sub-sections and issues 17 & 18 of Bolschewik, our German language journal.


03 October 2002-- Amicus brief in support of Mumia Abu-Jamal filed by the For Chicana/Chicano Studies Foundation (June 28, 2000) is now available. (PDF 267k)


23 September 2002-- Report on the intervention of an IBT comrade at a recent Internationalist Group public forum called to discuss the issue of the pending U.S. attack on Iraq.


18 September 2002-- Section of web site concerning the case of Mumia Abu-Jamal updated with the following documents:


02 August 2002-- New French language section added to IBT web site.


25 July 2002-- Spoil your ballot! - statement on the NZ general election.


30 June 2002-- ICL in New York and Paris: A Tale of Two Cities.


14 June 2002-- CWI, IBT, ICL, IS, USFI, Anarchists, Trade Unionists & Others Hold United Front Meeting for Mumia in Toronto.


09 June 2002-- Solidarnosc: Acid Test for Trotskyists first published in 1988 is now available on the web site.


01 May 2002-- TB No. 8: Afghanistan & The Left (html split into chapters) or complete document in Word format (zipped 132k) is now available.


12 April 2002-- LRCI Flip-flop on Ukrainian SPU


08 April 2002-- Letter to Workers Power discussing the LRCI's call for a constituent assembly in Argentina.


03 April 2002-- IBT (Ukraine) Election Statement. An English translation of a statement distributed in the run-up to the Ukrainian elections on 31 March 2002.


18 March 2002 -- Section of web site concerning the case of Mumia Abu-Jamal updated with the following documents:

  • Press release by Mumia's attorneys (11 March 2002) charging the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office with faking the death of key prosecution witness Cynthia White
  • Mumia's response to the prosecution's opposition to his motion to certify additional issues for appeal in the Federal Court and to be relieved of any page limitations on this response (11 March 2002) (Word 192k)
  • "Friend of the court" brief by eminent Californian attorney Michael Yamamoto filed in the federal court of appeals in Philadelphia. Yamamoto's independent review of the evidence reveals that Mumia was "wrongfully convicted based upon the testimony of unreliable witnesses, all of whom were either inherently suspect at the outset or subsequently shown to be testifying falsely." (11 March 2002) (Word 39k)

18 March 2002 -- 1917 No. 24 is now available (in html format).


13 March 2002 -- The German language section now includes issues 12, 13 and 14 of Bolschewik our German language journal.


18 February 2002 -- Some news that didn’t fit


17 February 2002 -- ICL on Afghanistan: ‘Realist’ Wiseacres
Intervention of an IBT supporter at a meeting of the Spartacus Youth Club (SYC—youth group of the Spartacist League [SL]) in New York City on 12 February.


17 February 2002 -- Section of web site concerning the case of Mumia Abu-Jamal updated with the following documents:


14 February 2002 -- ICL on Afghanistan: Healyites of the Second Mobilization?
Intervention of an IBT supporter at a Spartacist League forum in New York City on 9 February.


03 February 2002 -- New German language section added to IBT web site.


21 January 2002 -- New Ukrainian language section added to IBT web site.


15 January 2002 -- New Russian language section added to IBT web site.


14 December 2001 -- A letter from the IBT (Ukraine) to the Internationalist Group protesting a slanderous accusation in the current issue of The Internationalist. Available in English, Russian and Ukrainian


6 December 2001 -- New section on the web site concerning the case of Mumia Abu-Jamal.


5 December 2001 -- "Where Is the ICL Going? An analysis of Workers Vanguard's recent flurry of (sometimes overlapping) polemics against ourselves and the Internationalist Group (IG) concerning the U.S.-led attack on Afghanistan.


30 November 2001 -- IBT statement - "WV’s Malicious Inventions–One Down, More to Go!" A response to 9 November Workers Vangaurd reply to our letter.


18 November 2001 -- Flyer distributed by IBT comrades at the founding meeting of the British "Stop the War Coalition" on 28 October 2001, arguing that it should stand for defence of Afghanistan. IBT 5 November leaflet detailing the LRCI's endorsement of the overtly pacifist, class-collaborationist politics which the coalition actually adopted.


22 October 2001 -- The video of Arnold R. Beverly's affidavit, where Beverly confesses to the murder of which Mumia Abu-Jamal has been convicted, is now available online via the KNTV News Channel 11's web site. Your computer must have Macromedia's Flash, Microsoft Window's Media Player or Real Network's RealPlayer installed to watch the video.


21 October 2001 -- The 12 October issue of Workers Vanguard, newspaper of the Spartacist League/U.S., contains an attack on the IBT entitled "The Bolshevik Tendency and the Pathology of Renegades--On the Pentagon Attack." We have posted this article and our reply, as well as background materials including Trotskyist Bulletin No. 2.


04 October 2001 -- Affidavit by George Michael Newman, a private investigator - a recent document relevant to Weinglass and William's handling of Mumia's case - dated 25 September. (Word file - 18k)


21 September 2001 -- Affidavit by Rachel Wolkenstein (Word file - 102k) dated 7 August that substantiates in detail from the inside how Weinglass and Williams sabotaged Mumia's defense during the period when Wolkenstein and Piper were on the defence team.


19 September 2001 -- IBT statement on the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.


21 August 2001 -- Mumia Abu-Jamal's lawyers amended writ of habeus corpus as presented to the court on 6 August in Zipped word format (409k - please note the unzipped Word file is 1.48mb


6 August 2001 -- Press release detailing the filing by Mumia Abu-Jamal's attorneys of a 130-page motion in federal court on Monday, July 30, 2001, asking Judge William H. Yohn, Jr. to reconsider his denial of their request to take the deposition (testimony under oath) of Arnold Beverly.

The full text of the motion is also available Word (388k) or zipped (108k)


27 July 2001 -- Statement on Judge Yohn's rejection of new evidence in the case of Mumia Abu-Jamal.


28 June 2001-- Letter protesting the detention and brutal abuse of human rights advocates Abed Rahman al-Ahmar, Adnan al-Hajar and Hashem Abu Hassan.


27 June 2001-- Leaflet against sweatshops - distributed at May Day demonstration in London.


7 June 2001-- Leaflet on the British general election.


13 May 2001-- Open letter submitted by British IBT supporter Liz H. to the Weekly Worker, paper of the Communist Party of Great Britain, explaining why she had ceased to support their organisation.


9 May 2001-- The 1917 supplement on the Quebec City protest against the FTAA, Quebec and After, is now available (in html format).


26 March 2001-- Statement on the current protests in the Ukraine being distributed in Kiev by the Young Revolutionary Marxists (YRM--a group with which the IBT has fraternal relations). Available in English, Ukrainian and Russian

Statement by the YRM, distributed in Kiev last week, comments on a recent "Open Letter" by six leftist members of the Komsomol (the youth wing of the Communist Party of Ukraine--CPU). This "Open Letter" has been circulated internationally by the League for a Revolutionary Communist International (LRCI). Available in English and Russian.


21 March 2001-- The article from 1917 issue no. 5 Jesse Jackson: Judas-Goat for the Bourgeoisie is now available (in html format).


19 February 2001--1917 No. 23 is now available in html format on this web site.


16 January 2001--Article on the recent coup in Belgrade translated from Bolschewik, January 2001, German journal of the International Bolshevik Tendency.


January 2001--At the beginning of the year 1901 the young Lev Davidovich Bronstein, who had not yet assumed the name of Trotsky, but was already in exile in Siberia, epitomized his revolutionary mood in an impassioned invocation to the twentieth century. Where there is life, there’s hope! - Excerpted from "The Age of Permanent Revolution: A Trotsky Anthology" by Isaac Deutscher


30 October 2000--IBT statement on the U.S. presidential elections is now available on this web site.


5 September 2000--1917 No. 22 is now available in html format on this web site.


8 August 2000-- The Marxist Archive section of the web site has been updated with a large number of documents dealing with the development of Pabloism and the response of revolutionaries to that development.


22 July 2000-- New look IBT web site with additional Marxist Archive section.


7 June 2000-- A report on the 12 May Bay Area Labor Conference for Mumia.


5 June 2000-- A commentary on the recent Time magazine article by Francis Fukuyama entitled "Will Socialism Come Back?"


8 May 2000-- Three more previously unavailable 1917 #12 articles (Centrists & Soviet Counterrevolution, The Anti-Fascist Wunsiedel Campaign & Kurdistan & the National Question) are now published on the web site in html format.


2 May 2000-- The new issue (no. 11) of the Marxist Bulletin (journal of the British section of the International Bolshevik Tendency) is now available online at www.bolshevik.org/mb/issues.htm. This issue outlines the bolshevik position on the upcoming London elections.

12 April 2000--Three more previously unavailable 1917 #12 articles (Canada's Constitutional 'Crisis', For Working–Class Unity—Not National Unity: Spoil Your Ballot! and Polemics on the Soviet Coup: Robertsonites in Denial) are now published on the web site in html format.


10 April 2000--The current issue of the Marxist Bulletin (journal of the British section of the International Bolshevik Tendency) is now avaialble online at www.bolshevik.org/mb/issues.htm.


1 April 2000--Inattentive readers of Workers Vanguard (WV), flagship of James Robertson's Spartacist League (SL), may have missed a remarkable bit of good news buried on page nine of the 10 March issue. We make it available here.


22 March 2000--Two of the previously unavailable 1917 #12 articles (Capitalism and Racism & John Brown Society Banquet) are now published on the web site in html format.


18 March 2000--Statement on the killing of Amadou Diallo and the subsequent acquittal of the cops tried for his murder.


28 February 2000--Leaflet on the case of Mumia Abu-Jamal distributed at the San Fransico civil disobedience demonstration on 28 February


28 January 2000--Obituary for Arnie Mintz, a longtime leftist active in Canada and Britain.


3 January 2000--A report and commentary on the Spartacist League's political turn towards rationalizing its sectarianism and political isolation in connection with the recent WTO protests in Seattle and the anti-KKK protests in New York City.


15 December 1999--The IBT will be holding a public meeting in Toronto entitled "Prospects for World Revolution". Bill Logan, a former leading member of the international Spartacist tendency (today known as the International Communist League) will be speaking. The meeting will take place at the International Students' Centre at the University of Toronto, 33 St. George Street at 7:30 pm on Friday 17 December.


19 November 1999--Letter to the Spartacist League concerning the New York City anti-KKK demonstration on 23 October.


10 October 1999--The International Bolshevik Tendency has published a new edition of Trotsky's Transitional Program.


30 September 1999--There are two new Trotskyist Bulletins (TB) available from the International Bolshevik Tendency: TB No. 6 entitled Polemics with the Internationalist Group and TB No. 7 entitled Marxism and the Quebec National Question. Note that both files are in PDF format v3.0 and the files sizes are large (about 500k and 800k respectively).


30 September 1999--The IBT (NZ) has issued a statement on the sending of UN troops to East Timor.


30 September 1999--Mumia Abu-Jamal has issued a article about the recent labor actions carried out by the LAC entitled A Salute To Labor's Strength.


9 August 1999--1917 No. 21 is now available in PDF format on this web site.

To read these files, you need the Adobe Acrobat Reader v 3.0 or higher, which is available free on the internet here.

Click here to go to the 1917 index.


11 July 1999-- A statement by Mumia Abu-Jamal on the action by the ILWU on April 24.

To: President Brian McWilliams Vice President Jim Spinosa ILWU/San Francisco, CA
Dear Friends:
Ona Move! I am quite thrilled to hear of your union¹s powerful demonstration of solidarity! And I am honored as well. You are proving that THE POWER of LABOR MAKES EVERYTHING--even positive change, and justice! I thank you!
Mumia Abu-Jamal


10 June 1999-- The current conflict in Kosovo saw a fundamental shift in the role of the KLA in its conflict with Serb military and police. This led the IBT to change its position towards the KLA. A collection of articles, largely from the British media, is available here to document this change in role for the KLA.


23 May 1999-- Two interviews with Mumia Abu-Jamal by the labor movement supporters of his case. With the London San Francisco Bay Area based Labor Action Committee to Free Mumia and by ILWU Local 10 longshoreman Jack Heyman for the union's newspaper The Dispatcher

23 May 1999-- Updated list of endorsers of the solidarity declaration protesting against the police raids on three left cultural associations in Duisburg


8 May 1999-- Addition to the IBT statement on the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia and the war in Kosovo.


22 April 1999-- IBT statement on the case of Mumia Abu-Jamal and the international events on April 24/25 in support of Mumia's case


18 April 1999-- Reports from comrades of the International Bolshevik Tendency who are involved in the campaign to free Mumia Abu-Jamal. - updated to include details of April 24/25 activities


9 April 1999-- Full transcript (200k) of the 13 February debate at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario, between the Trotskyist League (Canadian section of the International Communist League--TL/ICL) and the International Bolshevik Tendency (IBT)


6 April 1999-- IBT statement on the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia and the war in Kosovo.


10 March 1999-- Reports from comrades of the International Bolshevik Tendency who are involved in the campaign to free Mumia Abu-Jamal.


24 February 1999-- Free Abdullah Öcalan! - Translated from a supplement to Bolschewik, journal of Gruppe Spartakus, German section of the IBT


17 February 1999-- IBT statement on Ian Donovan's Attack on an SL/B Comrade.


6 February 1999--On Saturday, 13 February, our Canadian comrades will be debating the comrades of the Trotskyist League (Canadian section of James Robertson's International Communist League) on "The Quebec National Question and the Fight for Socialism." This is the first time that the ICL leadership has agreed to debate the International Bolshevik Tendency in our 16 year existence (despite numerous written polemics) and it promises to be a lively event.

The debate is sponsored by the Brock Socialists, and will be held at 7:30 pm in the Alumni Lounge on the 13th floor of the Schmon Tower at Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario. The event is open to the public and we encourage anyone interested to attend.

(Transcript now available)


6 February 1999--Last October Tom Reid, a leading IBT activist in Toronto, was arrested and falsely charged with assaulting police in connection with a demonstration against the Tory privatization minister at the University of Toronto. Tom's defense committee, the "Committee to Defend Democratic Rights at UofT" (CDDR), has recently issued a brochure with materials reporting on Tom's case. Click here to read it.


19 December 1998-- Click here for the IBT statement on the bombing of Iraq by the USA and UK.


11 December 1998-- The list of endorsers of the solidarity declaration protesting against the police raids on three left cultural associations in Duisburg is now available


6 December 1998-- The British section of the IBT now has their own section on our web site - www.bolshevik.org/mb/. Copies of their journal, Marxist Bulletin, and details of the activities they are involved in are available on these pages.


28 October 1998--Please note the address for the New York BT has changed. Correspondence with the NYBT should be sent to: NYBT, Box 405, Cooper Station New York, NY, USA 10276


28 October 1998--In part of a wider pattern of state repression in Germany, there have recently been police raids on three left cultural associations in Duisburg. The International Bolshevik Tendency and its German section, the Gruppe Spartakus, have been circulating a solidarity declaration. Click here to read it.


27 July 1998--The 9 July edition of the Weekly Worker (paper of the Communist Party of Great Britain) contained a polemic against Trotskyism and a reply by IBT supporters. You can read the Weekly Worker article and the reply by clicking on the appropriate link.


27 July 1998--The IBT has published a statement on the recent dock workers strike in Australia. Click here to read the statement.


27 July 1998--Click here to read an IBT statement on a recent firefighters strike in New Zealand.


8 May 1998--A three-year member of the Fredericton branch of the Canadian International Socialists, Stephen J., has recently written an open letter to IS members explaining his recent expulsion. He explains the development his of differences with the IS leadership on a number of issues, and how this led to his expulsion. You can read his letter by clicking here.


8 May 1998--A controversy has emerged in the Canadian left over an incident at the 1998 International Women's Day Book Fair at Ryerson University, Toronto. There were two protests leading to the expulsion of two tables, one a Canadian Armed Forces recruiting table and, the other, a table representing the Islamic Republic of Iran. You can read the IBT statement on these events, by clicking here.


19 April 1998--The New Zealand IBT has produced a statement regarding the recent power outages in downtown Auckland. It can be viewed here.


23 March 1998--A statement by former NYBT members has been posted recently on the APST newsgroup, explaining their recent departure from the IBT. The IBT has written a response to this statement and can be viewed here.


2 March 1998--There are two new statements available from the IBT. The first is a statement on the U.S. government's threat of military aggression against Iraq. This statement is available in Acrobat and in html, click on the appropriate link.

The second statement is a report on a South African conference organized by the group WOSA. This statement is also available in Acrobat and html version, click the appropriate link.


25 January 1998--1917 #20 is now on-line. It can be accessed through the 'Issues Index' of the 'Read 1917' page. Also, there is a correction to #20. Most of the text of the letter from James P. Cannon to Myra Tanner Weiss reprinted on page 12 was in fact previously published in Cannon's book The First Ten Years of American Communism.


21 December 1997--6 December marked an international day of solidarity with political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal. Click here to read a report on this important day of action. Also, there was a labor solidarity action in Oakland, California, with the 500 unionized dock workers in Liverpool. To read a report on this event, click here.


11 October 1997--We've had a number of inquiries, since the launching of this web page, about the Adobe Acrobat format. There were important reasons for choosing this format: cross-platform compatibility, ease of reading, the possibility in the future of adding hyper links in documents for cross-referencing, and preventing tampering or alteration of the documents. This is why a number of organizations on the web currently post their documents in Adobe Acrobat format, and we believe the number of groups doing so will likely increase. We're also aware that there are some, due to technical restrictions (for example, a machine slower than a 486 or with a small amount of memory), unable to access our documents. We are posting two documents in ASCII format here in response to a special request: articles on the politics of the ICL, A Dismal Symmetry and WV De-Collectivized.


11 October 1997--The New York BT recently sent a letter of protest (click the preceding link) to organizers of a meeting against police violence. The organizers invited two U.S. Marshals to speak at the meeting.