About the ICFI

The World Socialist Web Site is published by the International Committee of the Fourth International, the leadership of the world socialist movement, the Fourth International founded by Leon Trotsky in 1938. The ICFI consists of Socialist Equality Party national sections throughout the world.

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Documents of the Founding Congress of the SEP (US)

Socialist Equality Party Statement of Principles

The SEP Statement of Principles outlines the basic conceptions of the SEP and the foundation for membership in the party.

The Historical and International Foundations of the Socialist Equality Party

This document reviews the history of the international socialist movement from the origins or Marxism through the present day.

 

Documents of the Founding Congress of the SEP (Australia)

Socialist Equality Party (Australia) Statement of Principles

The SEP (Australia) Statement of Principles outlines the basic conceptions of the SEP and the foundation for membership in the party.

The Historical and International Foundations of the Socialist Equality Party (Australia)

This document delineates the struggle for Marxism from all varieties of national opportunism, in particular the nationalist doctrines of Australian exceptionalism that have been promoted by the Australian Labor Party and the trade unions for more than a century. In doing so, it establishes the theoretical and political basis of the struggle for socialist internationalism.

 

Documents of the Founding Congress of the SEP (Germany)

The Historical Foundations of the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit (Socialist Equality Party) of Germany

The Partei für Soziale Gleichheit (Socialist Equality Party) of Germany held its Founding Congress May 22-24, 2010 in Berlin. The Congress adopted the document “The Historical Foundations of the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit” on May 23.

 

Documents of the Founding Congress of the SEP (Britain)

The Historical and International Foundations of the Socialist Equality Party (Britain)

This document, The Historical and International Foundations of the Socialist Equality Party (Britain), was adopted unanimously at the founding congress of the Socialist Equality Party (SEP), held in Manchester between October 22 and 25, 2010. It reviews and examines the most critical political experiences of the British working class, centring in particular on the post-war history of the Trotskyist movement.

 

Documents of the Founding Congress of the SEP (Sri Lanka)

The Historical and International Foundations of the Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka)

This document, The Historical and International Foundations of the Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka), was adopted unanimously at the party's founding congress in Colombo, 27–29 May, 2011.

 

SEP/WSWS 2005 Summer School

The Russian Revolution and the unresolved historical problems of the 20th Century

Marxism versus revisionism on the eve of the twentieth century

The origins of Bolshevism and What Is To Be Done?

Marxism, history and the science of perspective

World War I: The breakdown of capitalism

Socialism in one country or permanent revolution

Marxism, art and the Soviet debate over “proletarian culture”

The 1920s—the road to depression and fascism

The rise of fascism in Germany and the collapse of the Communist International