Statement of the ICFI: Socialism and the Fight Against Imperialist War

This resolution was adopted by the International Committee of the Fourth International (ICFI), the world Trotskyist movement, on June 9, 2014.

It begins: “One hundred years after the outbreak of World War I and 75 years after the start of World War II, the imperialist system is once again threatening humanity with a catastrophe”.

It will be discussed at the SEP public meetings being held on August 4.

Click here to read the IC statement

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