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Charlie van Gelderen (1913-2001)

Charlie van Gelderen was the last survivor of those who attended the 1938 Founding Conference of the Fourth International in Paris. He attended as an observer on behalf of South African Trotskyists, though he was already living in Britain by that time. He died peacefully at home in Cambridge on October 26 after a short illness at the age of 88, still a fully paid up and until very recently an active member of the International Socialist Group (British section of the Fourth International).

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The Congo in permanent instability

The assassination of Laurent Desire’ Kabila has not, at first sight, changed much in the Congo. The military apparatus quickly designated his son, Joseph Kabila, as successor, giving rise to a certain surprise as he had never had never had a prominent political role, but there was no significant resistance to the nomination.

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The Tantheem Wildcard

Sundown Saturday, October 7th. Doha neighbourhood, just south of Bethlehem. Droves of people have been making there way up this dilapidated hillside to pay their respects to the family of Mustapha Fararjeh. Fararjeh, 22,was killed two days earlier. A group of 25 masked men march into the funeral tent. This is the Tantheem.

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