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Key works

Workers Power and the League for the Fifth International stand in the tradition of Marx, Engels, Lenin and Trotsky.
We have produced a series of contributions to the modern debates on the ideas of these revolutionary leaders and the application of ideas both old and new to the struggles of today.
“Without revolutionary theory there can be no revolutionary movement.” Lenin, What is to be done?

 

Key works

A selection of theses and documents which set out the foundations of the political method which guides our practical and theoretical work.

 

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Party & Programme

A series of articles looking at the role of the political programme in the works of Marx, Engels and Lenin – their relevance and application for socialists today.
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The Death Agony of the Fourth International

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.

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The Degenerated Revolution: the rise and fall of the Stalinist states

A detailed analysis of the origins and nature of the Stalinist states in Russia, Eastern Europe, Cuba and China

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Theses on Women’s Oppression

Our understanding of the causes and origins of the oppression of women under class society – as well as how to fight it.

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Theses on Reformism

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.

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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.

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The United Front

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

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The Early Stages of Party Building

This document outlines our understanding of the early stages of building a revolutionary party.

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Tactics in Elections

This guides our electoral work, from local councils to national elections.

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Marxism and the Trade Unions

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

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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.