Marxist Bulletin No. 4
Expulsion from the Socialist Workers Party
Letter Seeking Appeal to Next World Congress
By Harry Turner
Box 1377, G.P.O.
New York, N.Y. 10001
18 May 1965
United Secretariat of the Fourth International
Paris 2e, France
It has come to our attention that a World Congress scheduled for
this June has been organized by the United Secretariat.
It is our desire to send a representative of the Spartacist group
to the Congress in order to appeal the Resolution on Robertson
Group of the United Secretariat of April 1964, upholding the Socialist
Workers Partys expulsion of members of our group for maintaining
ourselves as an oppositional tendency within the SWP. We hereby formally
request permission to attend the World Congress for this purpose.
Our representative would not only seek to present
our defense, establishing that the expulsions were solely because of our
adherence to ideas, and that no violations of democratic centralism took place
on our part, but also to take up the deliberate fraud perpetrated on the world
movement in the U.Sec. resolution which used as a justification for the
expulsions, the publication of Spartacist, an act which followed
Should the permission here requested be granted, we would need
notification as to the exact date and place, so that our representative might
attend. Should you grant our request, we then further ask that copies of our
letter to you of 23 February 1964 and your answering Resolution on
Robertson Group be made available to your membership electing delegates
to the World Congress.
for the Spartacist
Resident Editorial Board.