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1983 The Fourth Internation after 1968 1

Bensaïd starts with a chronology and introduces the two parts of his lecture: 1- Ninth World Congress (April 1969) and Tenth World Congress (December 1973); 2- Eleventh World Congress. He provides an in-depth information on the years leading to the Ninth World Congress such as the defeat in Indonesia, the coup d'etat in Algeria, American intervention in Santa Domingo, the beginning of bombings in Vietnam, May 68 in France, Czechoslovakian spring, fights in Mexico and Pakistan, big international demonstration in Berlin, etc. He then moves onto a detailed summary of discussions in the Ninth World Congress, marked by the situation in Vietnam; and the Tenth World Congress, marked by debates on armed struggle.

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