About the Author

Michael Pröbsting was born in Vienna (Austria) in 1967. He became politically active when he was 14 years old and has been an organized Trotskyist militant since the age of 16. After five years of membership in the “United Secretariat of the Fourth International” of Ernest Mandel, he joined the League for a Revolutionary Communist International (later renamed to League for the Fifth International) in February 1989. He served on the leadership bodies of the Austrian section since 1989 and of the LRCI/LFI since 1994 until he and his comrades-in-arms were expelled by the majority of this organization in April 2011.


Soon after this, they founded the Revolutionary Communist Organization for Liberation in Austria and the Revolutionary Communist International Tendency which has sections in Pakistan, Sri Lanka, USA and Austria. He serves as the International Secretary of the RCIT. As part of his international political work, Michael Pröbsting stayed for longer periods in Occupied Palestine (Israel) in 1985, in Eastern Germany during the political revolutionary process in 1989/91, in Britain in 1994 and during the revolutionary period in Argentina in 2002.


In addition, he gained experience in the workers and anti-imperialist movement during his numerous visits to Sri Lanka, Lebanon, Turkey, Greece, Kosovo, Serbia, Ukraine, Russia, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Germany, Britain, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Sweden and the USA. Michael Pröbsting is the author of many articles and pamphlets in both the German and English languages. He has also published books on Migration (“Marxismus, Migration und revolutionäre Integration”, 2010) and the Arab Revolution (“Die halbe Revolution. Lehren und Perspektiven des arabischen Aufstandes”, 2011).


Furthermore, he contributed to books on Rosa Luxemburg (“Rosa Luxemburg – ‘Ich bin ein Land der unbeschränkten Möglichkeiten’”, 1999) as well as the “The Credit Crunch – A Marxist Analyses” (2008) which has been published in English, German and Turkish.