Trotskyist Bulletin #4

Addendum to Open Letter

Addendum to Open Letter

In the course of subsequent discussions with the comrades of the Bolshevik Tendency (BT), as well as a careful study of the documents of both the International Secretariat [IS; predecessor of the United Secretariat...

Open Letter to Socialist Challenge/Gauche Socialiste

Open Letter to Socialist Challenge/Gauche Socialiste

I hereby resign my membership in Socialist Challenge/Gauche Socialiste [SC/GS]. My decision to leave the organization was not taken lightly but on consideration of the political program of SC. I have been a member...

National Reconciliation or Class War? The Choice for Nicaragua

National Reconciliation or Class War? The Choice for Nicaragua

“The Marxists are the class enemies of the bourgeoisie and of imperialist wars but they are the supporters of national liberationist and revolutionary wars, both offensive and defensive.” —Trotsky, Writings, 1934-36, p. 266 The...

Nicaragua, The Permanent Revolution and the Road to Workers Power

Nicaragua, The Permanent Revolution and the Road to Workers Power

Excerpts . . . …The theory of permanent revolution holds that there is no independent road of capitalist development available in the age of imperialism. In rejecting the theory of permanent revolution, Barnes rejects...

The Arias Peace Plan & The ASA: A Victory (For Bourgeois Ideology) and A Danger to Marxism

The Arias Peace Plan & The ASA: A Victory (For Bourgeois Ideology) and A Danger to Marxism

“Reactionary epochs like ours not only disintegrate and weaken the working class and its vanguard, but also lower the general ideological level of the movement and throw political thinking back to stages long since...

Central America Treaty = Peace?

Central America Treaty = Peace?

by Harold Lavender In February the U.S. House of Representatives narrowly rejected new military aid to the contras. This was a setback of U.S. President Reagan’s plan to destroy the Sandinista revolution. Of course...

A Victory and Danger: Comment on the Central America Peace Plan

A Victory and Danger: Comment on the Central America Peace Plan

by Barry Weisleder The defeat of President Ronald Reagan’s demand for $36.2 million in aid to the contra mercenaries by the U.S. House of Representatives on February 3 represented a temporary victory for the...

The Arias Peace Plan Six Months Later

The Arias Peace Plan Six Months Later

by Robert Adam and Neil Henderson At the time of its signing, the Arias peace plan was hailed by many as a victory for peace in Central America. Now, almost six months later what...

Introduction

Introduction

The contents of this bulletin document the recent important political struggle in the Toronto branch of Socialist Challenge [SC—known until May 1988 as the Alliance for Socialist Action (ASA)] over the character and direction...