Marxist Bulletin No. 4
Expulsion from the Socialist Workers Party
Statement to the National Committee on Robertson Group Suspensions
By the Reorganized Minority Tendency
21 November 1963
The Trotskyist movement was born in the struggle against the bureaucratic degeneration of the workers state and of the revolutionary party of the working class.
It is therefore hardly necessary to say that never in the history of the Trotskyist movement have comrades been suspended, not for what they may have done, but their ideas.
In the current suspension of members of a minority tendency, namely Comrades Robertson, Mage, White, Ireland, Harper, the Political Committee has not only suspended comrades for their ideas, written for internal tendency discussion some time ago, but has also suspended some who may or may not share these ideas.
At the proper time we propose to discuss the political problems which have led to these organizational crisis steps. For the moment we repeat that political problems cannot be solved by organizational steps. Indeed as the current suspensions indicate, the underlying political problem is emphasized.
We call upon the National Committee in its forthcoming plenary session to uphold the unblemished history of the Trotskyist movement. We call upon the National Committee to uphold the revolutionary honor of the SWP by lifting the suspensions of all the comrades involved.
— Reorganized Minority Tendency (submitted 11/21/63)