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The Workers' International League (WIL) was a British Trotskyist organisation that split in early 1987 from the Workers' Revolutionary Party (WRP) which had been led by Sheila Torrance. The League soon started to publish Workers' News as its monthly publication. Initially, the group around leading WRP adherents Richard Price and Ian Harrison defended the Healyite tradition, albeit in a critical way. However, during and after a nine-month faction struggle against a minority section in the organisation who supported the idea of joining David North's ICFI, the group began to abandon the Healyite tradition and came to the conclusion that the Fourth International had degenerated by the late 1940s, needing to be rebuilt afresh.

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  • Die Workers International League (WIL) war eine trotzkistische Gruppe in Großbritannien von 1937 bis 1944. Als die von Leo Trotzki geführte Vierte Internationale im Jahr 1938 gegründet wurde, verweigerte die WIL ihren Anschluss an deren offizielle britische Sektion, der Revolutionary Socialist League (RSL). Hauptgrund dafür waren unterschiedliche Meinungen zum Entrismus in der Labour Party. Trotzki und seine Anhängerschaft verfolgten eine taktische Mitarbeit innerhalb der Independent Labour Party und später in der Labour Party, während die WIL eine strategische Mitarbeit in der Labour Party befürwortete. Diese nationalen und praktischen Bedürfnisse waren für die WIL von größerem Interesse als eine Mitgliedschaft in der Vierten Internationale. Ein anschließend von der WIL beantragter Sympathisantenstatus ohne organisatorischen und politischen Verpflichtungen wurde von der Vierten Internationale abgelehnt. Auf Initiative der US-amerikanischen Socialist Workers Party (SWP) fusionierte die Workers International League im Jahr 1944 schließlich mit der Revolutionary Socialist League zur Revolutionary Communist Party (RCP). Diese war fortan die offizielle britische Sektion der Vierten Internationale. (de)
  • The Workers' International League (WIL) was a British Trotskyist organisation that split in early 1987 from the Workers' Revolutionary Party (WRP) which had been led by Sheila Torrance. The League soon started to publish Workers' News as its monthly publication. Initially, the group around leading WRP adherents Richard Price and Ian Harrison defended the Healyite tradition, albeit in a critical way. However, during and after a nine-month faction struggle against a minority section in the organisation who supported the idea of joining David North's ICFI, the group began to abandon the Healyite tradition and came to the conclusion that the Fourth International had degenerated by the late 1940s, needing to be rebuilt afresh. Due to a physical altercation between a leading member of the WIL, then in Torrance's WRP, with a leading member of the Workers Press faction of the WRP during the 1986 printers' dispute in Wapping, east London, there was great hostility between the two groups, which did not help in its fledgling steps into the wider labour movement. Even so, two years after its formation, the WIL had recruited Bob Pitt, who was originally a supporter of the Workers Press faction of the WRP. The League also began to have discussions with other small groups, particularly Workers Power and the Revolutionary Internationalist League, and though these discussions did not amount to a merger of these groups, they did help the organisation to mature politically. In March 1991, the WIL fused with the Leninist-Trotskyist Tendency of Belgium and Germany and a group of South African Trotskyists to form the Leninist-Trotskyist Tendency (LTT). After an acrimonious split in 1997, the majority of the WIL evolved into a group around the magazine Workers Action, which was produced quarterly until 2004 and bi-annually until its thirtieth and last edition in August 2006. (en)
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  • 1987-01-01 (xsd:gYear)
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  • Ian Harrison (en)
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  • Trotskyist (en)
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  • Richard Price (en)
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  • Workers' International League (en)
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  • Workers Action (en)
  • Workers News (en)
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  • Die Workers International League (WIL) war eine trotzkistische Gruppe in Großbritannien von 1937 bis 1944. Als die von Leo Trotzki geführte Vierte Internationale im Jahr 1938 gegründet wurde, verweigerte die WIL ihren Anschluss an deren offizielle britische Sektion, der Revolutionary Socialist League (RSL). Hauptgrund dafür waren unterschiedliche Meinungen zum Entrismus in der Labour Party. Trotzki und seine Anhängerschaft verfolgten eine taktische Mitarbeit innerhalb der Independent Labour Party und später in der Labour Party, während die WIL eine strategische Mitarbeit in der Labour Party befürwortete. Diese nationalen und praktischen Bedürfnisse waren für die WIL von größerem Interesse als eine Mitgliedschaft in der Vierten Internationale. Ein anschließend von der WIL beantragter Sympat (de)
  • The Workers' International League (WIL) was a British Trotskyist organisation that split in early 1987 from the Workers' Revolutionary Party (WRP) which had been led by Sheila Torrance. The League soon started to publish Workers' News as its monthly publication. Initially, the group around leading WRP adherents Richard Price and Ian Harrison defended the Healyite tradition, albeit in a critical way. However, during and after a nine-month faction struggle against a minority section in the organisation who supported the idea of joining David North's ICFI, the group began to abandon the Healyite tradition and came to the conclusion that the Fourth International had degenerated by the late 1940s, needing to be rebuilt afresh. (en)
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  • Workers International League (de)
  • Workers' International League (1985) (en)
  • Рабочая международная лига (Великобритания) (ru)
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  • Workers' International League (1985) (en)
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