International Revolutionary Left

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International Revolutionary Left
Izquierda Revolucionaria Internacional
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PredecessorCommittee for a Workers' International and International Marxist Tendency
Formation19 July 2019; 23 months ago (2019-07-19)
TypeAssociation of Trotskyist political parties
PurposeTrotskyism
Marxism
Region served
Worldwide
Membership
Five sections

International Revolutionary Left (Spanish: Izquierda Revolucionaria Internacional) is a Trotskyist international tendency that split from the Committee for a Workers' International in 2019.

Background[edit]

Following a disagreement with International Marxist Tendency (IMT) in 2009, the leadership of the Spanish, Venezuelan, and Mexican sections decided to break with IMT.[1] These groups formed Izquierda Revolucionaria and, in 2017, decided to merge with Committee for a Workers' International (CWI).[2]

Formation[edit]

External images
Founding Congress of the International Revolutionary Left
Photo Gallery on Google Photos.[3]

In 2019, a major rift formed within the CWI between the minority "In Defence of a Working Class and Trotskyist CWI" faction and the International Executive Committee-led majority. While the Portuguese and Spanish sections aligned themselves with the minority faction, they had a falling out.[4] They soon, along with the Mexican and Venezuelan sections, left the CWI altogether to form the International Revolutionary Left.[3]

At their founding congress on 22 July 2019 in Madrid, the delegates were joined by representatives from the German section Offensiv who had earlier in the month voted to affiliate with the group.[3][5]

Sections[edit]

Native name English name Country Website
Esquerda Revolucionária Revolutionary Left  Portugal www.esquerdarevolucionaria.net
Izquierda Revolucionaria (Mexico) Revolutionary Left  Mexico www.izquierdarevolucionariamx.net
Izquierda Revolucionaria (Spain) Revolutionary Left  Spain www.izquierdarevolucionaria.net
Izquierda Revolucionaria (Venezuela) Revolutionary Left  Venezuela www.izquierdarevolucionariave.net
Offensiv Offensive  Germany offensiv.net

References[edit]

  1. ^ Demarty, Paul (11 February 2010). "Oil-slick divisions". Weekly Worker (804). CPGB PCC. Archived from the original on 12 June 2013. Retrieved 5 February 2020.
  2. ^ "CWI/IR unification: An historic strengthening of the forces of Marxism". Socialistworld.net. 31 July 2017. Archived from the original on 5 August 2019. Retrieved 5 February 2020.
  3. ^ a b c "Founding Congress of the International Revolutionary Left". Izquierda Revolucionaria. 29 July 2019. Retrieved 5 February 2020.
  4. ^ "Spanish section of the CWI walks out". Telegraph. 2 April 2019. Retrieved 5 February 2020.
  5. ^ "Gemeinsam kämpfen für den Sozialismus: Revolutionäre Linke aufbauen!". Offensiv (Resolution) (in German). 2 July 2019. Retrieved 18 February 2020.

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