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International Marxist Review v2 no2 Spring 1987

February 14, 2018

MR22.1IMR v2 no2 is nearly 150 pages long and has major features on feminism, the Italian workers movement and the crisis in the PLO….



International Marxist Review v1 no2

February 8, 2018

Some four years were to pass before a second issue of International Marxist Review appeared….

Volume 2 no1 can be found here



International Marxist Review

February 7, 2018

By popular demand we are going to scan a complete run of the International Marxist Review journal. There are only 15 issues but each one is a book-format journal and some are quite long. Issue 1 (below) runs to 100 pages.




IMR was the English-language version of the FI’s Quatrieme Internationale. It ran for 15 issues until 1995 when it was merged into International Viewpoint.

Splits&Fusions now on Facebook

January 21, 2018

Our sister site looking at the broader Trotskyist movement in Britain is now on Facebook here:

Recent additions to that site include the Workers Socialist League, WRP (Workers Press) and materials of the very early Ted Grant proto-Militant group.

In the near future we will be delving again into the 1930s and 40s with posts on the Revolutionary Socialist League, The Militant Group / Militant Labour League and the Edinburgh based Revolutionary Socialist Party.


Lets get this party started…

December 25, 2017

As a festive treat we present 5 copies of Party Organiser an internal newsletter of the 1940s Revolutionary Communist Party.


Party organiser gives a fascinating insight into the workings of the RCP with financial details, numbers of papers sold and the state of the various branches.

Our sister site Splits and Fusions will carry a fuller piece on the various publications of the RCP in the New Year.


CONFIDENTIAL The Position of Trotskyism in Britain

December 23, 2017

Do they mean us?Position

This ‘confidential’ internal document, The Position of Trotskyism in Britain, produced by the Communist Party in January 1964, takes a look at the groupings to its left.

Considering some of the execrable treatises on this subject from the Stalinist stable (“Quite Right, Mr Trotsky!” anyone? Yuck!) this is a well written and reasonably honest and accurate account, presumably produced for educational purposes.

The document looks first at the development of Trotskyism in Britain before the Second World War, through the 1953 split and on to the impact of the 1956 events which rocked the CP itself.

The second section covers developments in the FI in the early 1960s and the 1963 reunification.

The third section then concludes with a survey of the current Trotskyist movement with a discussion, first, of the (un-named) British Section of the United Secretariat and then of the the Healyite Socialist Labour League.

Also in the spotlight are the newly formed Posadist group- Revolutionary Workers Party and Solidarity- a non-Trotskyist grouping but with its roots in Trotskyism.

Finally, the 22 page document references International Socialism and the paper Young Guard then active in the Labour Party Young Socialists.

Jointly posted with Splits&Fusions

And yet more posters!

December 23, 2017

A third and final batch of seven IMG posters from the 1970s.

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