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International Workers League “Morenoites"

Nahuel Moreno started his political life in Argentina in the late 1930s and came to prominence in the struggles against Peronism in the workers movement. In the 1953 split in the Fourth International, Moreno sided with the Socialist Workers Party (US) and the International Committee, but 10 years later when the fourth International was reunified he became its leader in Latin America. Later he built the Socialist Workers Party in Argentina and his international organisation which came to dominate the continent

The League for a Fifth International examines the political failings of Moreno here
A history of Morenoism

In the late 1980s, the Morenoites set up the Movimiento Al Socialismo (MAS), an electoral bloc on a minimum programme. While it has some initial success, the political basis was so vague that it’s long-term future was precarious.
The MAS, the Izquierda Unida and the Argentine elections

Our criticisms of the MAS, proved to be correct as within a few years it did split. Here we examine its break up
International Workers League: Opportunism and failed manoeuvres

Splits from the International Workers League
The experience with the MAS led to a split from the Morenoites, the PTS. The League for a Fifth International welcomed this split and entered into a long period of discussions with the intention of a principled fusion. Here is our first estimation of the PTS
The Partido de los Trabajadores por el Socialismo and Argentine Trotskyism
However, after five years of discussions, fusion could not be achieved with the PTS and its international co-thinkers the Fracción Trotskista. The failure is examined here
Fracción Trotskista: failing to break with centrism

Latin America indigenism
Five hundred years age two continents collided. Europe and Latin America clashed in an unequal contest. Subjugation and exploitation followed, its chief victim the indigenous people. But over the past decade, there has been a resurgence of indigenous movements, which are examined here
Indigenism in Latin America

Brazilian Workers Party
The Brazilian Workers Party (PT) is a mass party formed in struggle. Here we analyse its creation and development on the eve of its first electoral victory in 1994
Brazil’s Partido dos Trabalhadores: what kind of a workers’ party

Twelve years later, the PT’s leader Lula stood again for reelection. This time he was challenged by the left in the PArty of Socialism or P-Sol. Here we examine the PT’s record in government and the P-sol’s alternative
Brazil: Lula falters as left makes a breakthrough

Mexico: Zapatistas
The Zapatistas launched its guerrilla war in Chiapas in the mid-1990s. Their use of the internet and espousal of post-modernist philosophy won them many friends on the international left. But behind the the revolutionary rhetoric their still lies a reformist logic
Zapatistas: The “first post-modernist guerrilla group”?