CRP en el Perú
Subject: 1st International Plenary of Revolutionary and Classist Groups and Organisations
From: Groupe bolchevik
To: CR (
Date : January 24, 2003
The Groupe Bolchevik received the invitation to your 1st
Everywhere, the centrists of the labour movement advance the prospect of non-revolutionary parties. They erase the border from the reformism and the social-patriotism, from the policy of collaboration of classes and the defence of the bourgeois state.
On the contrary, the goal of the Leninists-trotskystes is to gather the healthy forces which emerge from the current crisis of the labour movement, to constitute an egalitarian and active organisation, practising the true democratic centralism. Its role will be to help the proletariat to organise in Soviets and to arm, to carry out the revolutionary insurrection and to seize the power in each country, to expropriate the exploiters and to build the socialism on a continental and world scale. In short, it is necessary to build in each country a party of the Bolshevik type, which is not possible without close links with the organised vanguard of the other countries.
However, we do not think that it is still possible to rebuild the 4th International. For that, it would be necessary to be ground on some decisive forces of the organisation founded in 1938 by Leon Trotsky and a few thousands of Leninist-Bolsheviks of all the continents. 65 years, it is long: this 4th International does not exist any more.
The 4th International and its sections had wavered more than once, even in the time of Trotsky, and still more after its assassination by Stalin. But it truly exploded because of the revisionism of its Pabloite leadership in 1952-1953, which gave up to the Kremlin bureaucracy the task to smash the capitalism. The capitulation of Pablo-Mandel was all the more criminal as in 1953 the proletariat faced for the first time the Stalinist bureaucracy.
The program of 1938 was able to affirm proudly that the flag of the 4th International is without spot. It is not true anymore. Several organisations have usurped for several decades the flag of the 4th International, they have discredited it and they have soiled it many times. They have capitulated to the Stalinist bureaucracy, to the nationalist leaderships of the oppressed countries, to the corrupted apparatuses of the workers movement of the imperialist centres and, in last analysis, to the world bourgeoisie.
The attempts -in which we had taken part until the
end- to save the 4th International finally failed. The sections
which resisted the revisionism and the liquidation (in
The degeneration of the epigones seems without limit:
As well as the treasons of Stalinism did not mean that the program of the 3rd International was false, the ultimate destruction of the 4th International does not mean that its program is out-of-date.
The necessary delimitation of the revolutionary forces must rest in our opinion on:
ü The fundamental texts of the League of the Communists (the 1848 Manifesto, the 1850 Address),
ü The resolutions of the last period of 1st International (in particular the 1871 Addresses),
ü The texts adopted by the first four congresses of the International Communist (1919-1923),
ü The basis of the 4th International one (in particular: 1933 Call, 1936 Theses, 1938 Program, 1940 Manifesto).
But these references are useful only if they are used as a basis to understand together the great contemporary events, to define a common strategic line, to in each national form of the world class struggle.
Of course, the times are difficult ones, because the proletariat have moved back for two decades, even if it has always resisted and have sometimes opened revolutionary situations. The world proletariat boxed a certain number of retreats:
The defeat of the minors in
The attacks against the former
gains of the workers of Europe,
The capitalist penetration in
The imperialist wars conducted
ü The crushing of the Palestinian refugee camps by the Zionist army.
Against the current, the fight makes possible to delimit the vanguard:
The last conquests which remain in
bureaucratic workers states of
The attitude to
Vis-ŕ-vis the threat on
Any form of class collaboration
must be condemned. That of the ultra-reactionary clerical leaderships. But also
the nationalist petty-bourgeois leaderships that have given numerous
concessions to imperialism since the disappearance of the
ü In front of the Popular Fronts which all the partisans of the World Social Forum look for: the revolutionary line is: no participation, no support. The denunciation is essential, but it is not enough. It is necessary to define audacious tactics of rupture with the bourgeoisie, of united workers front, of alliance with other exploited workers, of workers government. In front ot the first Popular Fronts, the theses of the first conference for the 4th International one of July 1936 traced the following way:
On this basis, the Groupe Bolchevik wants to get links with the other organisations which, whatever their origins, refer to the communist program, which seek the way of the proletarian revolution.
Thus, we have just signed a declaration in defense of
We regret not being able to take part in your plenary. We hope that it will constitute a step towards the international regrouping of the revolutionaries on a basis of principle.
ü Long live the independence of the Brazilian proletariat! Long live the world socialist revolution! Long live Bolshevism!
The central cell of the
Groupe bolchevik pour la construction du Parti ouvrier révolutionnaire, de l’Internationale ouvričre révolutionnaire