Eighty years of the Fourth International


October 26, 2018

On October 26 the International Institute for Research and Education (IIRE) held a public meeting in Amsterdam called “Eighty years of the Fourth International” to commemorate the founding of the Fourth International (FI) in September 1938.

The meeting consisted of an opening presentation by Michael Lowy on the founding and significance of the Fourth International and an open discussion with contributions on the FI and the method of the Transitional Program, Asia, Mexico, ecology, women, youth, bureaucratic counterrevolution in post-capitalist transitional societies, rejection of campism, the need for critical analysis, and fascism: what is it and how to fight it?

The opening presentation was about 30 minutes, and the discussion was about an hour and 20 minutes. The announcement of the meeting is here. The video of the meeting is here For anyone interested in the history of the revolutionary socialist movement, the video is well worth watching.