Partido Revolucionario de las y los Trabajadores, the political situation in Mexico, and the Fourth International in the 21st Century

August 27, 2021

This week we are joined by Luis of the Mexican socialist party the Partido Revolucionario de las y los Trabajadores. We talk about what the PRT is, the current political situation in Mexico, the Fourth International, and the meaning of “Trotskyism” in the 21st century.

To learn more about PRT check out their website, Facebook, and Twitter. To learn more about the FI check out their website, the website of their educational center International Institute for Research and Education, their magazine International Viewpoint.

1:34 What is Partido Revolutionario de las y los Trabajadores (PRT)? Situating it historically and in the current moment.

9:47 The meaning of nationalism and populism in Latin America.

16:03 The emergence of AMLO and its consequences.

24:40 The Fourth International and its historical relationship to “Trotskyism”

34:16 What is the FI now?

38:00 The strategy of building broad/useful parties

42:30 Talking about PSOL in the context of the “broad/useful parties” framework.

46:09 Final comments

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