Nahuel Moreno 1980
Edición electrónica: Secretariado Centroamericano, Centro Internacional del Trotskismo Ortodoxo. Julio, 2001. Tomado de Ediciones Antídoto, Buenos Aires, 1990.
Introduction by the Editors
Nahuel Moreno wrote the Theses we presents today with the purpose that they served as a base to elaborate the program of the Fourth International- International Committee (CI-CI), organization arisen in 1980 as a coalition of the Bolshevik Fraction (BFC) headed by Nahuel Moreno with the Committee of Reconstruction of the Fourth International (CORCI) headed by Pierre Lambert.
This first writing was never corrected neither reprocessed, since these theses became a common text arisen of the discussion with the lambertism. That text was denominated Project of Thesis for the Reorganization (reconstruction) of the Fourth International (Correspondence International-the Truth, Bogotá, January of 1981).
It was in the Theses that we publishes today, that Moreno exposed by the first time in a complete and systematic form, the changes that he believed should be introduced in the two pillars of the trotskist conception: the Theory of the Permanent Revolution and The Program of Transition.
The last years of Moreno's life, who died in 1987, were also his richest and revolutionary theoretical production and politics. By that reason several categories and definitions of these Theses were refined and enriched -and some modified in certain measure- in later texts.
Thesis I History has confirmed the foundation bases of the Fourth International
Thesis II A century of struggle of the world proletariat: great victories and conquests; leadership crisis and the decadence of mankind
Thesis III The reformist epoch, the organisation of the great socialists parties and the crisis of the Second International
Thesis IV The exceptional character of the October Revolution and of the Third International
Thesis V Twenty years of defeats caused by Stalinism
Thesis VI The foundation of the IV International
Thesis VII Thirty years of great revolutionary victories
Thesis VIII Are we at the onset of the stage of Trotskyism?
Thesis IX Some facts that haven't been foreseen, and a false analogy
Thesis X Revisionism tends to destroy the International
Thesis XI The Round-Table Committee reorganises the forces that withstood revisionism
Thesis XII Strengthening and crisis of the counterrevolutionary apparatuses
Thesis XIII Stalinism and Castroism are counterrevolutionary agents, by their policy and by the class sector they reflect
Thesis XIV The productive forces decay while the destructive forces go on developing under the economic boom
Thesis XV A stage of February revolutions, and no October revolution
Thesis XVI The guerilla warfare
Thesis XVII The opportunism of the guerrilla leaderships
Thesis XVIII The workers' and peasants' government
Thesis XIX The genesis of the new bureaucratised workers' states
Thesis XX The bureaucratised workers' states: the case of Cuba
Thesis XXI The revolutionary and the bureaucratic dictatorships of the proletariat
Thesis XXII Wars and occupations among workers' states
Thesis XXIII The political revolution
Thesis XXIV The federation of workers' states
Thesis XXV The imminence of the revolution. What's a revolutionary situation?
Thesis XXVI The February revolutions, duality of power and the development of workers' and popular power
Thesis XXVII The fundamental importance of the democratic slogans and tasks. The Constitutional Assembly
Thesis XXVIII The right to national self-determination and our struggle for the destruction of the national states
Thesis XXIX The anti-imperialist, democratic, feminist and other fronts
Thesis XXX Germany, the centre of the European revolution
Thesis XXXI It's time to build mass Trotskyist parties, taking profit of the opportunities
Thesis XXXII The revolutionary processes, the mass organisations and the building of Trotskyist parties
Thesis XXXIII The workers' parties and Trotskyism
Thesis XXXIV Entrism and the unity with centrist mass tendencies
Thesis XXXV Propaganda, agitation and action. The role of the slogans
Thesis XXXVI Principles, strategy and tactics
Thesis XXXVII The unique workers' front
Thesis XXXVIII The character of our Party and of our International
Thesis XXXIX Actuality of the theory of the permanent revolution and the law of unequal and combined development
Thesis XL Holocaust or Trotskyism. A coercive necessity: the conquest of the cosmos
Thesis XLI It's time for the reconstruction of the Fourth International