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  International Socialists - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
International Socialists is the name of the number of Trotskyist organisations in the International Socialist Tendency.
The American IS is not a member of the International Socialist Tendency though a split from it, the International Socialist Organization, was in the IST for many years until its expulsion in 2001.
The International Socialists (Scotland) are part of the Committee for a Workers International.
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 International Workers Party - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In 1975, the IWP was joined by four Trotskyists who had previously constituted themselves as the Class Unity Faction within the Workers World Party but had been forced out as a result of their opposition to the WWP leadership's supposed reformism.
In 1988 the New Alliance Party fielded Lenora Fulani for President, organizing a national drive that resulted in her becoming the first woman and the first African American to be on the ballot in all 50 states.
For instance, when the party moved away from street organizing in minority communities during the 1990s, some members who left at that time (or shortly before) accused Newman of arbitrarily imposing new policies that had the effect, in the eyes of the dissidents, of turning the IWP into a personal fundraising machine for Newman.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/International_Workers_Party   (1769 words)

 Poland: Why we joined CWI
Only by building mass revolutionary parties throughout the world joined together in a revolutionary Workers’ International will it be possible to ensure the victory of the revolution and the creation of a new social order in the interests of working people.
In such parties it is possible to work towards raising the consciousness of the working class — strengthening the influence of revolutionary ideas on the workers’ movement and building the base of a future revolutionary workers’ party.
Today CWI is not just the only international Trotskyist tendency which maintains and implements the principles of Marxism-Leninism, but it is also an energetic, active organisation taking part in the class struggles of the proletariat in more than 40 countries, thereby contributing to the development of the international workers’ movement.
www.socialistworld.net /eng/2004/11/06poland.html   (1475 words)

 INTERNATIONAL WORKERS PARTY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Meanwhile the IWP recruiters answered to a small group termed the "Steering Committee," which consisted of the leading members of Newman's various organizations as well as the NAP's two-time presidential candidate Lenora Fulani and Newman's multiple mistresses.
For instance, most party leaders passively acquiesced when Newman decided in the early 1990s to stop the party's vigorous organizing in the fl community, disband NAP and abolish the National Alliance newspaper in order to concentrate on fundraising projects and efforts to influence middle-class constituencies.
Since 2002, the web site www.ex-iwp.org has provided a forum for former IWP members, both those hostile to the group and those who remember it with mixed feelings (and even a few who are still friendly to the group), to comment openly on their experiences and on current Newmanite political, cultural and fundraising endeavors.
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 International Workers Party   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The International Workers Party (IWP) was a radical political organization founded by controversial psychotherapist Fred Newman.
Throughout its lifetime, the IWP attempted to emulate other models of democratic centralist parties in that it had a "Central Committee," a governing body to make the decision-making process represent different positions held within its constituency.
By the mid 1990s, both Newman and Fulani distanced themselves with their work in the IWP and it is believed to be completely disbanded.
www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/international_workers_party   (864 words)

 Socialist Party, Cork Branch
Workers could directly elect representatives from their workplaces who would only be paid the average wage of a skilled worker and could be immediately recalled and replaced by the electors.
This work which he saw as of such crucial importance was the struggle to build a new international party of the working class based on the ideas of genuine Marxism.
The CWI of which the Socialist Party in Ireland is part bases itself on the ideas of Marx, Engels, Lenin and Trotsky and seeks to intervene in the struggles of the working class and of all oppressed groups in modern society with the aim of creating a mass international workers’ party.
groups.msn.com /SocialistPartyCorkBranch/leontrotskyhislegacy.msnw   (2277 words)

 Socialist Workers Party (UK)
In particular they seek to distinguish themeselves from refromist parties, such as (the Labour Party) in Britain and from various forms of what is described as Stalinism usually associated with the former Soviet Bloc and the old Communist Parties.
Given his international reputation Cliff was co-opted onto the leadership body of the RCP although his impact was small at the time given his limited command of English.
During the 1960s the rise of unofficial strike action led the International Socialists to place emphasis on the building of a rank and file movement within the trade unions in order to combat the bureaucratic leaders of those organisations.
www.mcfly.org /wik/Socialist_Workers_Party_(UK)   (3628 words)

 Socialist Workers Party (UK)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The Socialist Workers Party (SWP) is the largest political party of the far left in Britain.
The intention had been for the IS, renamed in 1977 the IS the Socialist Workers' Party to stand a slate of at least 50 candidates in the then upcoming General Election.
There is debate within the party as to the reason for failure to grow out of the radicalism of the anti-war movement.
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/S/Socialist-Workers-Party-(UK).htm   (5549 words)

 4 Comrades Expelled from Workers World Party, Join IWP   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
All four Comcad were expelled from the IWP within one year, however, and began rallying against the Newmanites after learning the IWP had presented damaging political information about James Retherford to the FBI and the U.S. Attorney's Office.
To change that reality, a party of the proletariat needs a concrete program to link up the struggle to meet everyday needs of human survival, the threat to which is now becoming extremely acute, to the struggle to overthrow the capitalist state and construct socialism-which merge in the process of the struggle for expanded reproduction.
By 1959, when WWP emerged as a party it still had a good empirical approximation of reality, and saw the upswing in struggle that was going to come in the next few years on a world scale, and had the guts to take the safety risks involved in expressing support for this.
www.ex-iwp.org /docs/1975/4_wwp_comrades_join_iwp.htm   (3806 words)

 PublicEye.org - Clouds Blur the Rainbow - Part 1
Instead, the ruthless organizing style of the New Alliance Party was so consistently disruptive, that across the country, gay men and lesbians, African Americans, civil libertarians, community organizers and progressive activists denounced the New Alliance Party and its tactics.
The issues Fulani and her political party raised deserved more attention, not only in mainstream political circles, but also within the US progressive movement, where too often the reality fails to match the ideal when it comes to issues of gender, race, class, disabilities, and sexual identity.
At the core of the New Alliance Party was a hierarchical group of organizers who devised a manipulative and totalitarian method of seeking political power.
www.publiceye.org /newman/nap1.html   (787 words)

 The Militant - March 22, 2004 -- Socialist Workers Party inaugurates new international headquarters in NY Garment ...
Because Corcoran wanted to see the workers win the strike, and saw that the way it was being led made that possible, he became a loyal member of the organizing campaign, and a union martyr when he was killed under mysterious circumstances in 1937.
Because of the potential of the coal miners’ fight, he added, the meetings of socialist workers in the unions to be held in the weeks ahead will orient toward winning further support in the labor movement for the strikers in Utah.
Barnes invited friends and supporters of the Socialist Workers Party to the national convention of the party in June in Oberlin, Ohio, to discuss the political themes of the Grand Opening weekend and meet others involved in working-class struggles.
www.themilitant.com /2004/6811/681152.html   (2407 words)

 International Worker No. 238: The evolution of the Socialist Workers Party
Their leader, Tony Cliff, said that reformist-minded workers agreed with 40 or 50% of what the SWP stands for and the experience of the class struggle should be used to convince them of the rest.
The SWP were not averse to criticising this or that aspect of the Labour Party's programme and leadership and opposed the party's rightward course.
In the last two decades, with the collapse of the Stalinist Communist Party and the absence of a consistent revolutionary opposition due to the degeneration of the old Workers Revolutionary Party, the SWP was able to secure leading union positions at branch level.
www.socialequality.org.uk /iw/238/13a238.htm   (1987 words)

 Down with Slander and Hooliganism! - Defend Workers Democracy!
Workers democracy—the commitment to full and free discussion within the labor movement and the resolution of differences through rational argument and political debate—is for Marxists a question of principle.
Other organizations, like the International Socialists, resort to a less blatant form of anti-communism and restrict political opponents to a single speaker during the discussion period at their events.
The IWP gave a graphic demonstration of its concept of workers democracy in San Francisco on 2 November when it announced arbitrarily that the SL and the fl nationalists of Uhuru House were to be excluded from a public debate (ostensibly sponsored by the Peace and Freedom Party) held at the IWP office.
www.bolshevik.org /1917/no3/no03demo.html   (1838 words)

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In numerous small towns surrounding the Gazprom plant, which lies16 kilometers to the northeast of Astrakhan city, hundreds of workers and their families who live in the worker settlements and indigenous communities have over the years fallen victim to rampant industrial pollution, to cancer, lung diseases, and sulfur poisoning.
And now Gazprom, claiming that resettlement of the workers is the local councils’ responsibility, is at the same time fighting to get the officially recognized contamination area reduced from its current radius of 8 kilometers from the plant, to 3 kilometers — which would eliminate the obligation to resettle most of the affected population.
Russian workers affected by radiation, chemical poisoning, or other work-related illnesses are being left for dead by the government and their employers; they need our international support.
www.laborstandard.org /New_Postings/Astrakhan.htm   (1597 words)

 Socialism Today - Testing Times for the Workers Party
The party was seen by most people as the only one capable of carrying out a clean up of municipal governments.
The PT still has a worker and people base and organises the vast majority of the workers and activists currently involved in the social movements.
In general, the position of the party was not to prioritise attacking the federal government.
www.socialismtoday.org /55/brazil.html   (2691 words)

 Newman and Fulani support of gay and minority causes called "nonsense"
As a former member/victim of the NAP (a/k/a the International Workers Party), I have written this letter the hopes of forewarning prospective pawns about the group's 25-year history of economic and political exploitation of gays, lesbians and people of color.
Although most NAP (IWP, etc.) victims are "developed" (brainwashed) without Newman's personal attention, the psycho-terrorism and isolation from friends and family and "love bombing" (cult lingo for seduction), are usually delivered by Newman's closest and most skilled operatives who are just as effective as the "master" himself.
It is my experience that many of those who join the NAP (IWP, etc.), resign or detach themselves from the cult (IWP) at the point when the attacks on their identities (bourgeois ego) have been driven to a point of intensity which either draws them in further, or, thankfully, drives them out.
www.rickross.com /reference/new_alliance/new_alliance18.html   (1724 words)

 Socialist Workers Party (Ireland)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The Socialist Workers Party (Ireland) is an Irish, Trotskyist political party.
It was originally founded in 1971 as the Socialist Workers Movement by supporters of the International Socialists of Britain (now called the SWP) living in Ireland.
The original leadership of the SWM (Ireland) left in sympathy with a small tendency in Britain and formed the Irish Workers Group which is now part of the League for the Fifth International and very tiny.
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/S/Socialist-Workers-Party-(Ireland).htm   (338 words)

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Letter from the DEA (Internationalist Workers Left - Greece) to sections of the IST on its recent split from the SEK.
The ISO statement seeks to refute the SWP's charges, critiques the SWP's "failed perspectives" and accuses the British party of violating democratic norms by its interference with groups within the IS Tendency.
A 1994 critique of the politics, perspectives and internal regime of the Socialist Workers Party written by former members.
www.angelfire.com /journal/iso/index.html   (487 words)

 Marxist.net - Committee for a Workers' International Marxist resource
Party, Programme, Reformism and the International - the 'Scottish debate'
A reply to the politics of the Socialist Workers Party in Ireland.
A 1999 document by the Socialist Party in Ireland.
www.marxist.net   (469 words)

 The Militant - a socialist newspaper - November 28, 2005 -- front page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The 1,500 workers returned to work November 16 after pushing back proposed cuts in wages, pensions, and health-care coverage.
At the same time, workers said they realize they may be back on the picket lines next year.
Asarco had used its bankruptcy status to halt payments to 117 workers, many of whom are out of work due to on-the-job injuries.
www.themilitant.com   (799 words)

 The Hartz IV measures in Germany and the international crisis of capitalism
Backing the government is a coalition of parties and organisations ranging from the governing parties themselves—the Social Democratic Party (SPD) and the Greens—to the conservative opposition, the Free Democratic Party (FDP), business organisations, the trade unions, the church, and broad sections of the media.
Their aim is not to outline a viable social alternative, but rather, in light of the rapid decline of the SPD, to establish a new mechanism to prevent the working class breaking completely with Social Democracy.
This is the aim of the Social Equality Party, the German section of the International Committee of the Fourth International.
www.wsws.org /articles/2004/sep2004/germ-s02.shtml   (1317 words)

 FrontPage magazine.com :: The "Peace" Movement's Korean Connection by Michael Tremoglie   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
At that meeting, according to one source, were "officials of the CILRECO and representatives of political parties and organizations for friendship and solidarity with the Korean people in different countries and international organizations.
International ANSWER/IAC/WWP is a significant participant to promote the cause of Kim Jung Il and North Korea.
Colmes, NPR commentators and the World Socialist Web Site (columnist Michael Kelly redbaits the Workers World Party) International ANSWER is merely a proxy group for the Workers World Party.
www.frontpagemag.com /Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=5802   (853 words)

 Workers Power
Revolutionaries have argued historically for the free movement of workers and the abolition of all immigration controls.
Its policies have begun to seriously undermine the opportunity for children to be educated in comprehensive schools free from religious sectarianism and indoctrination.
On 28 October, Belgium ground to a halt for the second time in a month as 100,000 striking workers marched through Brussels to protest against government plans to raise the age for retirement from 58 to 60.
www.workerspower.com   (1379 words)

 This article is a somewhat expanded version of a paper I presented, on behalf of the Socialist Labour Party, to the May ...
Second, the armed might of a country, in the final analysis, serves it to safeguard its economic system and economic strength, for the military policy of a country, like its foreign policy, is only an extension of its economic policy.
The support given by all bourgeois parties, including Labour, to the genocidal war against Iraq is but one of the scores of examples one could cite in this connection.
The sickening enthusiasm with which all the capitalist parties in Britain are supporting Nato’s war of aggression against Yugoslavia, and the consequent destruction of the civilian infrastructure, is the latest proof of the total subordination of government policy to the interests of finance capital.
www.lalkar.org /issues/contents/sep1999/milstrat.htm   (3445 words)

 International Communist Current - Socialist Workers' Party
They were described as turncoats, but their views were shared by many, including such as the leader of the Australian Labor Party, Simon Crean, who supports the war while still describing it as wrong.
From the controversies over the choice of candidates by the Labour and Tory Party to the interventions of Malcolm McLaren as a candidate and Chris Evans with his £200,000 for Ken Livingstone, there has been a constant attempt to keep this innovation in local democracy in the news.
With the Labour Party the saga that finally lead to the election of Frank Dobson over Glenda Jackson (significantly an ex-film star) and Livingstone, and the subsequent decision of the latter to stand as an ‘independent’, was dragged out longer than even the worst soap opera would ever have dared.

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