What is the International Marxist Tendency

When we take any country in the world today, we can see a deep dissatisfaction building among its masses. There is a growing layer of workers and youth who are sick of the capitalist system, who are beginning to look toward revolutionary solutions. To connect these layers to the fight for communism, we need to build an international revolutionary leadership, steeled in Marxist theory.

The IMT traces its roots all the way through the First, Second, Third, and Fourth Internationals. In the post-war period, there was a general retreat by the forces of genuine Marxism, and the left was dominated by Stalinism and reformism. While other groups were preparing for a Third World War or denying the existence of the working class, our tendency put up a firm defence of the theories and traditions of Marxism — which have been proved correct at every turn.

In this session, Fred Weston will discuss the history of the International Marxist Tendency, and why, by building on the firm basis of theory, it has been able to emerge as the strongest revolutionary force amongst workers and youth internationally.

Recommended reading: The class, the party and the leadership: How to organize revolution

Further reading: History of British Trotskyism / The Unbroken Thread