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The CWI was launched in 1974, and held its founding Congress in April of that year. Four sections, Britain, Germany, Ireland and Sweden were represented at the Congress along with individuals from Belgium, India, Spain and Sri Lanka.
By the time of our Eighth World Congress, held in November 2002, there were delegates present from 25 countries, from all continents.
The roots of the CWI lie in Trotsky's struggle against the rise of Stalinism. The isolation of the former Soviet Union led to the rise of Stalinism; totalitarian rule in a non-market economy. The struggle of Trotsky and his supporters against this led to formation the Fourth International, a world-wide organisation fighting for workers' democracy and socialism.