2006 WSWS International Editorial Board Meeting

The International Committee of the Fourth International (ICFI) prepared for the political upheavals of 2006 at an expanded meeting of the International Editorial Board (IEB) of the World Socialist Web Site, held in Sydney, Australia, from January 22 to 27, 2006. Leading WSWS IEB members and delegates from the sections of the ICFI presented reports on the political conditions in virtually every region of the world, later published on the WSWS.

These reports constituted a worked-out Marxist analysis of the state of world affairs at the beginning of 2006 and a perspective to guide the struggles of the working class in the period ahead. They anticipated both the world financial crisis that erupted in 2008 and continues to this day and the mass upheavals that have swept the Middle East, Europe and other parts of the world under the impact of this crisis.

US soldiers during the occupation of Iraq