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Historic Basic Documents, Declarations

& Statements of Purpose



In this section of our web site we will repost a variety of documents produced by Revolutionary Regroupment's political predecessors, concentrating on the post-WW 2 period of the Trotskyist movement. While we seek to continue the work and build on the contributions of those who came before us, we do not dogmatically defend past mistakes that may inevitably have been committed. Therefore our posting these documents reflects broad agreement, not an uncritical adherence to every secondary argument and formulation. For a fuller documentation see the Marxists Internet Archive ( and material published on the web site of the International Bolshevik Tendency ( before our break with them on 9/25/08.



Added 12/30/08: Toward Rebirth of the Fourth International.   DRAFT RESOLUTION ON THE WORLD MOVEMENT submitted to the 1963 SWP Convention by the Revolutionary Tendency. 


Added 12/30/08: Declaration of Principles of the Spartacist League.   General line unanimously adopted by Founding Conference, 3 September 1966.  Final draft approved by Political Bureau, 8 November 1966.


Added 12/30/08:  Introducing 1917: The Necessity of Revolutionary Organization. Published in the first issue of the IBT's journal 1917, Winter 1986.


Added 12/30/08: For Trotskyism!  The following document was adopted by the fusion conference of the Bolshevik Tendency and the Left Trotskyist Tendency on November 1986 as a codification of the programmatic agreement reached by the two organizations. It was reprinted in 1917 #3, Spring 1987.