Max Shachtman

Fourth International Notes

WP Sends Greetings to the Fourth International

(August 1946)

From Labor Action, Vol. 10 No. 32, 12 August 1946, p. 4.
Transcription & mark-up by Einde O’Callaghan for the Marxists’ Internet Archive.

The following resolution was adopted at the recent national convention of the Workers Party and forwarded to the Executive Committee of the Fourth International:

Dear Comrades:

The fourth national convention of the Workers Party sends warmest fraternal greetings to the Executive Committee of the Fourth International and to all its sections.

Our party regrets the failure of the Conference of the Fourth International to approve the proposals we addressed to the Conference. Nevertheless, we feel firmly attached to the Fourth International as our International. We are firmly of the opinion that the differences that divide our party from other comrades in the International cannot be considered a barrier to the unity of the American or the International movement. Our party stands committed, formally and in fact, to the reunification of all the forces that stand on the fundamental principles of the Fourth International, its traditions and its struggles. Because of these principles we consider it our International. It is our International because of all of the worldwide movements it alone resisted the chauvinistic wave during the Second World War and upheld the banner and perspective of socialism.

Our convention bows in tribute to the memory of the militants of the Fourth International who fell in the battle against reaction during the war.

In the name of the fourth national convention of the Workers Party and of every member of our party, I ask you to communicate this message of solidarity with the Fourth International to all its sections.


With party greetings,
Max Shachtman,
National Chairman,
Workers Party.

Max Shachtman
Marxist Writers’

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