Socialist Appeal has a long heritage and history, going back many decades to the traditions of Marx, Engels, Lenin, Trotsky.

Socialist Appeal and the International Marxist Tendency (IMT) have a long heritage and history, going back many decades to the traditions of Marx, Engels, Lenin, Trotsky, and Ted Grant. Socialist Appeal follows on from the traditions of the Militant Tendency, which was founded by Ted Grant in 1964 to provide a Marxist voice for workers and youth. The Militant Tendency later spead worldwide to create the largest international revolutionary organisation since Trotsky's Left Opposition, and in Britain the Militant played a leading role in various struggles throughout the 1970s and '80s, including the fighting campaigns led by the city councilors in Liverpool and the national Anti-Poll Tax campaign against the policies of the Thatcher government.

Read more to see a range of articles that give a thorough background to the history of Socialist Appeal and the IMT.

Socialist Appeal has a long heritage and history, going back many decades to the traditions of Marx, Engels, Lenin, Trotsky, and Ted Grant.

Socialist Appeal is a Marxist organisation which stands for the socialist transformation of society. We are fighting to transform the Labour Party and trade unions into real weapons against capitalism.

In this respect, Socialist Appeal follows on from the traditions of the Militant Tendency, which was founded by Ted Grant in 1964 to provide a Marxist voice for workers and youth.

The Militant Tendency later spead worldwide to create the largest international revolutionary organisation since Trotsky's Left Opposition, and in Britain the Militant played a leading role in various struggles throughout the 1970s and '80s, including the fighting campaigns led by the city councilors in Liverpool and the national Anti-Poll Tax campaign against the policies of the Thatcher government.

As internationalists, we are part of the International Marxist Tendency, which operates in over 30 countries.

The sections below provide a range of articles that give a thorough background to the history of Socialist Appeal and the IMT.

International Marxist Tendency

History of revolutionary internationalism

A brief history of the International Marxist Tendency

Wikipedia entry on Socialist Appeal

Militant Tendency

History and lessons of the Militant Tendency

Interview with Ted Grant on the Militant

Walton by-election twenty years on: "Withering on the vine"

Ted Grant

Ted Grant (1913-2006): Obiturary by Alan Woods

Memories of Ted Grant

British Trotskyism

History of British Trotskyism

Origins of British Trotskyism

Fourth International

Programme of the International (by Ted Grant)

History of the Fourth International

The origins of the collapse of the Fourth International

 

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