National Sections of the L5I:

Key Documents

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From Resistance to Revolution

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At its recent congress the League for the Fifth International passed a new programmatic manifesto. Its policies and slogans are intended to guide revolutionary socialists in the struggles to come, and to act as a proposed manifesto for a new Fifth International

The manifesto is available in Spanish, Norwegian and German.

You can read the manifesto online here. We are happy to discuss and debate our politics with anyone - any comments or criticism can be sent using our online form here

The Manifesto can be purchased online by using our shop

From Protest to Power

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The previous programme of the League for the Fifth International, published in 2003 after our sixth congress.

Available to read online

Also in French, Turkish, Spanish, Swedish, German, Czech, Indonesian

Available to buy online at shop.fifthinternational.org

The Trotskyist Manifesto

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Published in 1989, this is the founding programme of our international tendency. It contains the key foundations of our programmatic method, and represented the first attempt by our organisation to re-elaborate the Transitional Programme from 1938.

Available to read online

Theses on Reformism

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Printed in the first issue of Permanent Revolution journal. What is reformism and how can revolutionaries win workers and youth away from it? An analysis and an outline of the tactics and strategy that communists apply within the workers movement.

Available to read online

Available to read in Spanish

Marxism and the Trade Unions

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First published by Workers Power in 1978, our first serious work on the role of trade unions under capitalism, the bureaucracy and the historical lessons of the Militant Minority Movement in the early 1920s

Available to read online

The Degenerated Revolution

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First published by Workers Power and the Irish Workers Group in 1982. This book contains a detailed analysis of the origins and nature of the Stalinist states in Russia, Eastern Europe, Cuba and China

Available to read online

Death Agony of the Fourth International

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Death Agony of the Fourth International, published by Workers Power and the Irish Workers Group in 1983, analyses the history of the Fourth International and explains why there are so many 'Fourth Internationals' today

Available to read online

Theses on women's oppression

Our pamphlet on the causes and origins of the oppression of women under class society - as well as how to fight it.

Available to read online

Theses on the united front

Our complete theses on the tactics of the united front and how revolutionaries can win support and leadership within workers struggles

Available to read online

Resolution on the Working Class

What makes someone working class? How does the working class fit into capitalism? This resolution provides a political economic analysis of the working class under capitalism.

Available to read online

1983 - Fundamentals of our programme

From Permanent Revolution issue one, a general outline of the political line that was being developed at that time, a prelude to the Trotskyist Manifesto (1989) and From Protest to Power (2003)

Available to read online

Early Stages of Party Building

Passed at the IEC in June 1992, this document outlines our understanding of the early stages of building a revolutionary party

Available to read online

Theses on Electoral Tactics

From Permanent Revolution issue seven, this was passed by the League to guide electoral work, whether for local councils or parliaments

Available to read online

30 Theses in Defence of Trotskyism

A document originally written for a conference in the 1980s which aimed for Trotskyist regroupment. The purpose of this document is to clearly argue what Trotskyism is, as opposed to the wrong ideas that many currents of the Fourth International currently have.

Available to read online