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Fourth International: International Bulletins Library

1951 through 1969

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These represent the contiunity of the internal International discussion bulletins issued for the Fourth International and published by the U.S. Socialist Workers Party. In 1953 the Fourth International splits into two distinct tendencies: the International Secretariat of the FI based on the European and some non-European sections, and the International Committee of the FI, based on three section based in France the Britain and also the U.S. SWP. As these particular bulletins below were published by the SWP for the FI, after 1953 they are published under the political orientation of the latter, IC of the FI. and thus the contents generally relfect the point of view of this current of world Trotskyism.


January 1951 International Information Bulletin
Published by the Socialist Workers Party for the FI:

1. Theses on the International Perspectives and the Orientation of the Fourth International Movement

2. Resolution on the Yugoslav Revolution and the Fourth International


March 1951 International Information Bulletin
Published by the Socialist Workers Party for the FI:

Where are We Going? by Michel Pablo


April 1951 International Information Bulletin
Published by the Socialist Workers Party for the FI:

What Should be Modified and What Should Be Maintained in the Theses of the Second World Congress of the Fourth Interational on the Question of Stalinism? (Ten Theses) by E. Germain (Ernest Mandel).


July 1951 International Information Bulletin
Published by the Socialist Workers Party for the FI:

1. Draft Resolution on the Class Character of the European Countries in the Soviet Buffer Zone

2. On the Duration and the Nature of the Period of Transition from Capitalism to Socialism, by M. Pablo


August 1951 International Information Bulletin
Published by the Socialist Workers Party for the FI:

Draft Resolution on the International Situation and the Tasks of the Fourth International


December 1951 International Information Bulletin
Published by the Socialist Workers Party for the FI:

Three Years of the New Course of Trotskyism (Report on the Activity of the IEC and the IS between the 2nd and 3rd World Congress, by Walter)

Minutes of the Third World Congress

    1. Resolutions and Decisions Adopted after the Reports of Commissions
    2. Declarations
    3. Amendments and Resolutions Rejected or Not Included


February 1952 International Information Bulletin
Published by the Socialist Workers Party for the FI:

Report on the Chinese Situation, by S.T. Pang


March 1952 International Information Bulletin
Published by the Socialist Workers Party for the FI:

The Third Chinese Revolution and the Tasks,of the Revolutionary Communist Party, by the Editors of the Chinese Party’s Organ

Why Is This Civil War Called a Revolution and the Importance of This. Recognition, by Maki


April 1952 International Information Bulletin
Published by the Socialist Workers Party for the FI:

The Problem of the So-Called “Revolutionary Situation," by Chun Yuan

The Rule of the Chinese CP and the Tasks of Our Party, by Lin, Wung, Chi, Tin, Chian, Tao


June 1952 International Information Bulletin
Published by the Socialist Workers Party for the FI:

The Building of the Revolutionary Party (Excerpts from a Report Presented by M. Pablo to the Tenth Plenum of the Executive Committee of the Fourth International, February 1952)


October 1952 International Information Bulletin
Published by the Socialist Workers Party for the FI:

The Agrarian Reform in China, by Kim

Some Supplementary Remarks and Corrections to “The Report on the Chinese Question," by S.T. Pang

The Chinese CP and Its Regime in Process of Degeneration, by Pin-Shan


November 1952 International Information Bulletin
Published by the Socialist Workers Party for the FI:

Documents on the Crisis in the PCI (French Section of the Fourth International)

    1. For a Decisive Turn in France
    2. The Resolution Adopted by the Tenth Plenum of the IEC on the French Section
    3. Resolution of the Political Bureau on the Framework of the Preparatory Discussion for the Congress
    4. Declaration of the Bleibtreu-Lambert Tendency on the Agreements Concluded at the International Executive Committee
    5. Letter from Comrade Albert to the Bleibtreu-Lambert Tendency
    6. Resolution of the Political Bureau of the PCI
    7. Resolution Adopted by the Conference of the Majority of the PCI
    8. Resolution of the 11th Plenum of the IEC on the French PCI
    9. Unity of the Party Within the International
    10 Letter from Daniel Renard to Comrade Cannon
    11. Letter from Cannon to Daniel Renard
    12. Unite for the Defense of Trotskyism!
    13. Letter of the Political Bureau to the Members of the Party
    14. To All Members of the PCI — Prepare the 8th Congress of the PCI Together
    15. The Bleibtreu-Lambert Split Resolution
    16. Resolution of the IS


December 1952 International Information Bulletin
Published by the Socialist Workers Party for the FI:

Report and Discussion on the Third Chinese Revolution — At the 11th Plenum of the International Executive Committee of the Fourth International, May 1952


January 1953 International Information Bulletin
Published by the Socialist Workers Party for the FI:

The 12th Plenum of the IEC

    1. The 12th Plenum of the IEC (Communique)
    2. Report on the Evolution of the World Situation Since the Third World Congress, and the Policy of the International, by Pablo
    3. Discussion on the Report and Summary, by the Reporter
    4. Bolivia — Draft Resolution
    5. Resolutions and Decisions on: Bolivia, Ceylon, China
    6. Greetings to Comrades in Indonesia
    7. Letter of the IEC to Members of the French PCI Suspended in July 1952, and Resolutions Adopted by the Plenum Regarding the French Section


September 1953 International Information Bulletin
Published by the Socialist Workers Party for the FI:

Resolution on “The Rise and Decline of Stalinism”

Resolution on “Our Integration in the Real Movement of the Masses, Our Experience and Perspectives”


January 1954 International Information Bulletin
Published by the Socialist Workers Party for the FI:

Soviet Russia in War, Counter-Revolution and Revolution, by Jacques Monnier (Switzerland)

A Contribution to the Preparatory Discussion for the World Congress, by Internationale Socialister (Denmark)


July 1957 International Information Bulletin—MISSING[*]
Published by the Socialist Workers Party for the FI:

Draft Theses on the International Economic and Political Perspectives


Autumn 1959 International Information Bulletin—Reprinted from FI magzine -UK- because bulletin is missing[**]
Published by the Socialist Workers Party for the FI:

A Recall to Order (An Open Letter from the International Secretariat of the Fourth International to the Members and Leadership of the Socialist Labor League)


March 1961 International Information Bulletin
Published by the Socialist Workers Party for the FI:

Draft Resolution on International Perspectives (Adopted by the National Executive Committee of the Socialist Labor League)


April 1961 International Information Bulletin
Published by the Socialist Workers Party for the FI:

The USSR Since the Twentieth Congress (Draft Resolution of the Socialist Labor League)

Towards the World Revolution and the Latin American Revolution (Resolution of the First Latin American Trotskyist Congress, International Committee of the Fourth International)


March 1962 International Information Bulletin
Published by the Socialist Workers Party for the FI:

Towards the World Revolution and the Latin American Revolution (Resolution of the First Latin American The Struggle to Overcome the Food Crisis (Declaration of the Revolutionary Communist Party of China — Chinese Section of the Fourth International)

Changes in the Commune System, by Chou Sze


April 1963 International Information Bulletin
Published by the Socialist Workers Party for the FI:

Position of the French Section of the International Committee on the Cuban Question


May 1963 International Information Bulletin
Published by the Socialist Workers Party for the FI:

Where Is Healy Taking the Socialist Labour League? — A Dangerous Sectarian Tendency, by S.T. Peng


July 1963 International Information Bulletin
Published by the Socialist Workers Party for the FI:

Opportunism and Empiricism, A Reply to Joseph Hansen

Letter from J. Cannon to New York, October 1962


August 1963 International Information Bulletin
Published by the Socialist Workers Party for the FI:

International Report at the Twentieth Convention of the Socialist Workers Party, by Joseph Hansen


May 1964 International Information Bulletin
Published by the Socialist Workers Party for the FI:

Documents on the Dispute in the World Movement — Part I

    Introduction
    The Sino-Soviet Conflict — It Is Time to See Clearly, by Michel Pablo
    A Reply to Comrade Pablo’s Article on the Sino-Soviet Conflict by the United Secretariat
    Letter from Comrade Pablo (November 20, 1965)
    Letter from Minority (December 14, 1965)
    The Issue Is Democratic Centralism by the United Secretariat
    Letter from Comrade Frias (December 50, 1965)
    Resolution on Frias’ Letter About an Article in "l’Internationale„
    Motion on Ceylon, Submitted by Anderson
    Statement by United Secretariat on Anderson’s Motion Concerning Ceylon
    The Internal Situation (Statement by Majority of the United Secretariat)
    Letter from Comrade Pablo (January 22, 1964)
    Resolution of the African Commission of the Fourth International
    “The Most Friendly Relations” — With Whom? (Statement by the Majority of the United Secretariat)
    The Political Orientation of Comrade Pablo (Statement by the Majority of the United Secretariat)
    United Secretariat Resolution on Sous le Drapeau du Socialisme
    Statementgby the Minority
    Statement by the Majority


February 1965 International Information Bulletin
Published by the Socialist Workers Party for the FI:

Documents on the Dispute in the World Movement -- Part I

    Introduction
    Letter from Michel Pablo (February 17, 1964)
    On Comrade Pablo’s "Warning" of February 17 (Statement by Majority of United Secretariat)
    The Minority Launches Its Own Internal Bulletin (Statement by Majority of United Secretariat)
    Letter from Comrade Pablo to Comrade Nic of the Australian Section (March 1, 1964)
    Yes, It Is Time to See Clearly! (Statement by Majority of United Secretariat)
    Declaration of the African Commission (Statement by Minority dated March 15)
    In Reply to the Minority’s "Fear No Split" Declaration (Statement by Majority of United Secretariat) International Executive Committee Minutes (First Plenum After the Reunification Congress, May 1964) Resolution of the African Commission (Statement by Minority Sent to Ceylonese Comrades)
    Letter from Comrade Pablo (October 15, 1964)
    Statement by Majority Members of the African Commission
    Appeal to the Leaderships and Members of the Sections of the International (Minority Document)
    We Will Continue to Protect the Interests of the Movement (Statement by United Secretariat of the Fourth International)
    A Right-Wing Tendency, by E. Germain


August 1965, No. I
Published by the Socialist Workers Party for the FI:

The Evolution of Capitalism in Western Europe and the Tasks of the Revolutionary Marxists

Draft Theses on the Progress and Problems of the African Revolution


August 1965. No. II
Published by the Socialist Workers Party for the FI:

The Development of the Sino-Soviet Conflict and the Situation in the International Communist Movement


November 1965
Published by the Socialist Workers Party for the FI:

Editorial Note

Notification Sent by Minority in Africa to a Member of Majority

Minority Circular

Minority "Communique"

Pablo Begins His "Discussion" (Statement by the United Secretariat)

A New Stage in the Internal Situation

On Pablo’s Split

Anderson Denies Negotiating with LSSP Renegades

Letter to the Leadership and Members of the Sections of the Fourth International (May 20, 1965)

Letter to the Leaderships and Members of the Sections of the Fourth International (June 10, 1965)

Reply to Two Circular Letters of the Pablo Faction (By the United Secretariat of the Fourth International)


December 1965
Published by the Socialist Workers Party for the FI:

Some Criticisms and Comments Concerning the Document on the African Revolution, by Livio Maitan

Nasser’s Egypt — On the Way to a Workers State? by Joseph Hansen

Notes on the Draft Theses on the Progress of the African Revolution (South Africa), by G. V. G.


June 1966. No. 1
Published by the Socialist Workers Party for the FI:

Organization Report, Presented by Pierre Frank to the Second Congress Since Reunification (Eighth World Congress)


June 1966, No. 2
Published by the Socialist Workers Party for the FI:

Canadian Trade Unions Today, by P. Kent


June 1966, No. 3
Published by the Socialist Workers Party for the FI:

Resolution on the Relations Between League for Socialist Action (LSA) and League Socialiste Ouvriere (LSO)


July 1966, No. 4
Published by the Socialist Workers Party for the FI:

Minutes of the Second Congress Since Reunification (Eighth World Congress, December 1965)


August 1966, No. 5
Published by the Socialist Workers Party for the FI:

Documents on Ceylon

The Balance Sheet of the Whole Experience of the L.S.S.P. (Statement by the Central Committee of the L.S.S.P. Rev.)

The Coalition and After, by V. Kara-lasingham (Submitted to the World Congress)

The Ceylon Question and the Eighth World Congress, by V. Karalasingham

Two Letters from the United Secretariat to the Leadership of the Ceylon Section (Excerpts)


January 1967
Published by the Socialist Workers Party for the FI:

Reports to the Plenum (SWP):
International Report by Joseph Hansen
Political Report by Farrell Dobbs


January 1968
Published by the Socialist Workers Party for the FI:

What Our Position Should be on the Factional Struggle Inside the CCP, by Peng Shu-chi /p>

Letter of Comrade Peng Shu-chi to the International Executive Committee/p>

The Struggle Within the CCP and China’s Situation (Resolution of the Provisional National Committee of the Revolutionary Communist Party of China)


April 1968
Published by the Socialist Workers Party for the FI:

Resolution of the Central Committee of the LSSP (R) on the Middle East Conflict of June 1967
Published by the Socialist Workers Party for the FI:

A Critique of the United Secretariat Resolution on the Arab-Israeli Conflict, by Comrade Edmund

First Balance Sheet of the Middle East Conflict, by Comrade Kulatilake

The Middle East Conflict (An Appreciation from the United Secretariat)


April 1968
Published by the Socialist Workers Party for the FI:


October 1968
Published by the Socialist Workers Party for the FI:

The New Rise of the World Revolution
(Draft Resolution for the Third World Congress Since Reunification—Ninth World Congress)


Various reprints from 1968 through 1971 International Information Bulletins


No. 1 in 1969. January
Published by the Socialist Workers Party for the FI:

Statutes of the Fourth International

(Proposed Draft) Appendix I, Statutes of the Fourth International (Adopted at the Founding Congress in 1938)

Appendix II, Statutes of the Fourth International (Adopted at the Second World Congress in 1948)


No. 2 in 1969, January (wrongly dated 1968)
Published by the Socialist Workers Party for the FI:

Draft Resolution on Latin America

An Insufficient Document, by Livio Maitan

The Relationship and Differences Between Mao Tse-Tung and Liu Shao-Chi, by Peng Shu-Tse


No. 3 in 1969, February
Published by the Socialist Workers Party for the FI:

Assessment of the Draft Resolution on Latin America, by Joseph Hansen


No. 4 in 1969, March
Published by the Socialist Workers Party for the FI:

The Worldwide Radicalization of the Youth and the Tasks of the Fourth International (Draft Resolution for the Third World Congress Snce Reunification—Ninth World Congress)


No. 5 in 1969 March
Published by the Socialist Workers Party for the FI:

Resolution on the "Cultural Revolution" (Document Submitted by the Political Committee of the Socialist Workers Party for the Fraternal Consideration of the World Trotskyist Movement)

Draft Resolution on the "Cultural Revolution" (Adopted by the Majority of the United Secretariat of the Fourth International)

Return to the Road of Trotskyism, by Peng Shu-Tse


Ho. 6 in 1969
Published by the Socialist Workers Party for the FI:

The Algerian Revolution from 1962 to 1969 (Draft Resolution for the Third World Congress Since Reunification—Ninth World Congress)

Amendment Proposed by Charlier and Germain to the Resolution on Algeria

The Position of the Mexican Delegation to the Ninth Congress of the Fourth International on the United Secretariat Resolution on Latin America


Ho. 7 in 1969, May
Published by the Socialist Workers Party for the FI:

Draft Resolution on Our Tactics in Europe (Prepared by the United Secretariat as Part of the Discussion for the Third World Congress Since Reunification-Ninth World Congress)


No. 8 in 1959, May
Published by the Socialist Workers Party for the FI:

An Amendment to the Draft Resolution on the "Cultural Revolution," by Ferdinard Charlier (Submitted for Discussion Prior to the World Congress)

An Unacceptable Amendment, by E. Germain (Submitted for Discussion Prior to the World Congress)

The New Developments in the Chinese Revolution, by Chen Pi-lan (Submitted for Discussion at the World Congress)

Letter from Jose Valdes (Submitted for Discussion at the World Congress)


No. 9 in 1969. July
Published by the Socialist Workers Party for the FI:

Minutes of the Third World Congress Since Reunification—Ninth World Congress


No. 10 in 1969. July
Published by the Socialist Workers Party for the FI:

Report on Tactics in Europe, by Pierre Frank

Minority Report to the World Congress, by Peng Shu-Tse & A Correction