La Verité 1972 - 1980

In this section we present a number of issues of La Verité the major publication of the Organisation Communiste Internationaliste, the French Section of the International Committee of the 4th International. These files were digitised by Lucas Malaspina, and we have his kind permission to make them available here. These issues are not currently available through CERMTRI (which provides an important collection of earlier issues at http://www.bibnumcermtri.fr/spip.php?rubrique1

Cde Malaspina’s introductory notes follow:

Several years ago I started looking for this magazine, called "La Verité", belonging to the Lambertist current, especially for the period 1970-1980, where I hoped to find information related to OCRFI. For obvious reasons, these magazines were not in Argentina. The following eight numbers that I have fully scanned have a wide variety of articles, including several about Latin America: at first, related to Argentine PO, the POR of Bolivia, the POMR of Peru. On the end, after the break with Argentine PO et Bolivian POR, some documents linked to his ephemeral alliance with the Morenoite current. I hope you find it useful. I also put a summary of each number and the link for separate downloads.

At number 556 (April 1972): "L'Assemblée populaire: une conquete et ses enseignements" (Filemón Escobar), "Premier pas de la révolution socialiste en Europe, la révolution politique a commencé en Pologne" (2eme partie, Czeslaw Bobrowski), "Un acte scissioniste contre le Comité international pour la reconstruction de la IV° Internationale" (Gérard Bloch); Documents of the Spanish organization and some exchanges between Lambert-Healy.

At number 557 (July 1972), you can find documents from the preparatory discussion to the international pre-conference. In these we have the controversial exchange of the International Committee between the SLL healyista and the rest of the members developed on the occasion of the policy of the POR Bolivian during the year 1971 (Popular Assembly).

At number 559 (January 1973) we have things like: "Le carrefour des élections legislatives" (Stéphane Just), "La bourgeoisie et ses partis" (François Forgue/De Massot), "Unité populaire au Chili" (Etienne Laurent/François Chesnais), "Appel de l'OCI et de l'AJS: classe contre classe".

At number 562 (October 1973): "Le Chili et les problemes de la revolution proletarianne" (rapport de Pierre Lambert au nom du CC de l'OCI au meeting du 21 septembre 1973 a la Mutualité), "Au Chili, l'Unité populaire a frayé la voie au fascisme" (Etienne Laurent/François Chesnais), "Une structure de paix en Indochine" (Stéphane Just), "Coexistence pacifique et procès de Moscu" (Jean Jacques Marie). Very interesting documents on the Iakir-Krassine process and state repression in the USSR against various opposition movements, especially the Communist Opposition, are provided as an annex.

At number 571 (April 1976): Campaign for the freedom of the Peruvian militants Hernán Cuentas and Victor Cuadros; Documents related to the XX Congress of the OCI and its activity in youth and education sector.

At number 584 (December 1978): "L' <<ordre >> de Yalta et de Postdam craque" (Stéphane Just), "A un mois et demi du XXIIe Congres de l'OCI" (Marc Lacaze), "L'edition des Oeuvres de Léon Trotsky" (Jean Jacques Marie). OCRFI Section: "Appel pour la conference europeene des 27, 28 et 29 janvier 1979", "Le Premier Congres du POMR du Perou", "Les Journées d'etudes pour le quarantieme anniversaire de la IV° Internationale".

At number 589 (December 1979): "Révolution prolétarienne au Nicaragua" (Luis Favre), "Nouveaux développements de la révolution en Iran" (Salimé Etessam), "La greve Renault de 1947" (Denis Collin), "IX° session du Comité Paritaire pour la réorganisation (reconstruction) de la IVe Internationale", etc.

At number 590 (February 1980): "L'or et la marche a la dislocation du marche mundial" (Etienne Laurent/François Chesnais et Michel Dauberny), "La greve generale d'aout 1953" (Denis Collin), "L'opération Boukharine" (Jean-Jacques Marie), "L'activité du Comité d'organisation pour la réconstruction de la IV° Internationale depuis la X° session du Bureau Internationale". Documents: "Cuba: les textes de 1961-1962".

These volumes add significant material not available from the historical collections published by the Socialist Labour League and by the Socialist Workers Party (US).

JJP

04/04/18

Number Month Year Online
557 July 1972 OnlIne
559  January  1973  OnlIne
 562 October  1973  OnlIne
 571  April 1976 OnlIne
 584 December  1978 OnlIne
 589  December 1979  OnlIne
 590  February 1980  OnlIne