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First International

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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) an association of socialists and labour leaders founded in London in 1864 and dissolved in Philadelphia in 1876. Official name: International Workingmen's Association
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In January 1865, Marx wrote to Lincoln on behalf of the International Workingmen's Association, a group for socialists, communists, anarchists and trade unions, to "congratulate the American people upon your re-election."
THE YEAR 2014 marked the 150th anniversary of the creation in London of the International Workingmen's Association (IWMA), the so-called First International (1864-1872).
A fresh assessment of Marx's significance, Thomas argues, involves a reconsideration of the relationship between theory and practice in Marx's life, as Thomas contends, "there is good reason to believe that Marx, to the extent that he was able, practised what he preached." Marx's activity for the International Workingmen's Association in the 1860s and 70s, for instance, was not a distraction, but significantly inspired his theoretical work.

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