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The Fifth International is an international communist organization initiated in Beijing, China on October 27, 2011. The Fifth International's goals officially are to "assist the international struggle for freedom and equality, and create a free and equal world under the red flag".
Calls for a Fifth InternationalEdit
Since before the dissolution of the Fourth International, many made calls for a Fifth International. The Argentine Trotskyist Liborio Justo, better known as "Quebracho", called for a Fifth International when he broke from Trotsykism in 1941. Another call for a Fifth International was made by Lyndon LaRouche after leaving the Spartacist League in 1965. In 2003, a group known as the League for a Revolutionary Communist International called for the formation of the Fifth International "as soon as possible - not in the distant future but in the months and years ahead". The group since changed it's name to the League for the Fifth International (L5I). The L5I engaged in many movements in an attempt to create a Fifth International.
The Communist Party of China (CPC) began meeting with representatives from communist parties in other nations on August 17, 2011. The CPC hoped to create Fifth International through these negotiations. Eventually the negotiations reached a point where on October 27, 2011, a conference open to all communist parties was held. Many communist parties attended, and at the end of the conference the Fifth International was formed by the 12 communist parties which agreed to join it.
- Communist Party of China
- Workers Party of Korea
- Communist Party of Vietnam
- Communist Party of Midway
- Communist Party of Belarus
- Communist Party of South Africa
- Communist Party of Uruguay
- Communist Party of the Russian Federation
- Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist)
- Progressive Party of Working People (Cyprus)
- Azerbaijan Communist Party (1993)
- Communist Party (Sweden)