From Workers’ International News, Vol.4 No.6, June 1941, p.10.
Transcribed by Ted Crawford.
Marked up by Einde O’Callaghan for ETOL.
SANTIAGO, Chile (By Mail) – A great step forward for the Fourth International is the Congress, to be held the first week in June, unifying in one organization the Revolutionary Workers Party and the Internationalist Workers Party.
The two parties are uniting as the Chilean section of the Fourth International, on the basis of acceptance of the resolutions of the (1938) Founding Congress of the Fourth International.
The Internationalist Workers Party was formed over a year ago by the proletarian leftwing of the Socialist Party, which was expelled from that reformist organization because of the left wing’s struggle against the People’s Front policy. In developing a consistent class-struggle policy this left wing found its way to a thoroughgoing Trotskyist program.
The Revolutionary Workers Party had been, up to that time, the Trotskyist organization in Chile.
Unification makes the Chilean Trotskyists the strongest Fourth International movement in South America.
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