FEUDALISM AND CAPITALISM IN THE COLONISATION OF AMERICA (1948-1971)

The Spanish, Portuguese, English, French and Dutch colonisation in America was essentially capitalist. Its objectives were capitalist and not feudal: organising production and discoveries to make prodigious profits and to place goods on the world market. They did not inaugurate a system of capitalist production because in America there was […]

THE LATIN AMERICAN GOVERNMENTS AND THE REVOLUTIONARY STRUGGLE (1971)

September 1971. This paper was discussed and approved by the 6th Congress of the PRT-La Verdad in September 1971. It analyses the Latin American rise in progress since 1968, locating the new situation in Bolivia because of the triumph of the Banzer dictatorship in August 1971. It carefully characterises the […]

THE MILITANT: INTERVIEW WITH NAHUEL MORENO (1972)

In 1972, The Militant, journal of the Socialist Workers Party of the United States, sent Fred Halstead as correspondent in Argentina for six weeks. His mandate was to report to the readers of The Militant, about the development of the revolutionary politics in Argentina, in particular on the policies and […]

LORA RENOUNCES TROTSKYISM (1972)

In Bolivia, a revolutionary workers’ and peasants’ uprise developed from 1969-70, which led to the emergence of the Popular Assembly in 1970. The military coup attempts of Miranda first and Hugo Banzer later were defeated with the mobilization. Finally, in August 1971, Banzer’s second military coup was victorious, establishing a […]

A SOCIALIST AND REVOLUTIONARY ELECTORAL CAMPAIGN (1972-1973)

In mid-1972, the PST achieved its electoral legality nationally and in several provinces (see texts in After the Cordobazo on this page). They put it at the service of promoting worker and socialist candidates. In the extraordinary congress of the PST, on 17 December of that year, the first text […]

SPEECH CLOSING THE 1972 PST CONGRESS (1972)

The second congress of the PST meets in December 1972 to choose the all-important presidential ticket for the March 1973 elections. The day before, the Workers’ Front and the Juventud Socialista de Avanzada (PST’s Youth) had met in separate plenaries. Leandro Fote and Jose Paez do not accept the candidacies, […]

ARGENTINA AND BOLIVIA, THE BALANCE SHEET (1973)

Argentina and Bolivia: the Balance Sheet is a significant text that was forged in the heat of a radicalization of the class struggle in the political situation in Argentina and Latin America in the early 1970s and in the context of a deep and decisive theoretical and strategic debate within […]

MARXIST LOGIC AND MODERN SCIENCES (1973)

Like Novak, Moreno’s explanation “of logic in general and of Marxist logic in particular starts from and is aimed at political-revolutionary activity.” He argues that there can be no Marxism without taking into account scientific development, especially that of modern psychology and epistemology, sciences that Piaget has revolutionized. Thus he […]

THE PARTY AND THE REVOLUTION (1973)

The Party and the Revolution is one of the most important documents of Nahuel Moreno. In it is expressed the polemics with another Trotskyist leader, the Belgian Ernest Mandel (1924-1995). Mandel led since the early 1950s the current revisionist of Trotskyism (which identified itself for years as the “United Secretariat”). […]

SPEECH ON PACHECO’S MASSACRE (1974)

At midnight on 29 May 1974, fifteen armed thugs broke into the Partido Socialista de los Trabajadores (PST) premises in Pacheco and took six militants. Three of them — Oscar Dalmacio Meza, Mario Zidda, and Antonio Moses — were murdered. We reproduce here the speech by Nahuel Moreno, the next […]