Socialist Equality Party
Forty years since the assassination of Tom Henehhan (1951-1977)
By David North, 16 October 2017
Today marks the 40th anniversary of the assassination of Tom Henehan, a member of the Political Committee of the Workers League—the predecessor of the Socialist Equality Party in the US. We are republishing here a tribute delivered by David North at a meeting in 1997.
By our reporters, 5 October 2017
The meeting discussed the socialist and internationalist program necessary to mobilise workers against the preparations for war and the anti-Chinese campaign initiated in the lead up to the election.
By Fred Mazelis, 5 September 2017
Cynthia was the daughter of Bill and Jean Brust, who joined the revolutionary movement in the 1930s and were founding members of the Workers League, predecessor organization of the Socialist Equality Party.
By our correspondents, 31 August 2017
Despite police efforts to block the meeting, participants discussed how Washington’s war plans and India’s partnership with the US are intensifying geopolitical tensions in the region.
By our correspondents, 26 August 2017
Indian supporters of the ICFI discussed the escalating danger of nuclear war with workers in the Sriperambudur Special Economic Zone and students from Madras University.
By our reporters, 3 May 2017
The Parti de l'égalité socialiste's meeting, attended by over 60 people, was the first public event of a French section of the International Committee of the Fourth International since 1971.
13 March 2017
A large audience from more than 60 countries listened live to the lecture delivered by WSWS chairman David North, the first in a series marking the centenary of the Russian Revolution.
By our correspondents, 13 March 2017
The Chennai meeting was part of the ICFI’s commemoration of the centenary of the October 1917 Revolution and promoted its online lecture series.
By David North, 13 March 2017
We are publishing here the text of a lecture delivered Saturday, March 11 by David North, chairman of the International Editorial Board of the World Socialist Web Site. This is the first in a series of five international online lectures being presented by the International Committee of the Fourth International to mark the centenary of the 1917 Russian Revolution.
Workers and students in India express strong support
By Sasi Kumar and Moses Rajkumar, 10 March 2017
People from more than 55 countries have signed up to participate in the ICFI’s online lecture series, which begins on March 11 with a lecture by David North, “Why Study the Russian Revolution?”
SEP/IYSSE public meetings
12 February 2017
At these meetings, representatives of the SEP and IYSSE will speak on the significance of Trump’s election and the political perspective that must guide opposition to war, inequality and dictatorship.
By Julie Hyland, 9 February 2017
The support of the pseudo-left for immigration controls is the outcome of their perspective of national economic regulation under capitalism, which is diametrically opposed to the perspective of revolutionary socialist internationalism.
SEP and IYSSE public meetings
18 November 2016
The Socialist Equality Party and the International Youth and Students for Social Equality are holding meetings throughout the country on the origins and implications of the US elections.
By Niles Niemuth—Socialist Equality Party candidate for US vice president, 8 October 2016
Poverty, combined with the lack of adequate infrastructure and planning, has resulted in the deaths of more than 800 in Haiti and at least 4 people in the US, while disrupting the lives of millions.
By Alex Gonzalez and Nick Barrickman, 4 October 2016
White spoke before an audience of students, workers and members of the community at Northern Virginia Community College in Annandale about the dangers of war.
The SEP and IYSSE schedule November 5 antiwar conference in Detroit
By The Socialist Equality Party, 15 September 2016
The purpose of the conference in Detroit is to politically mobilize workers and young people against the war policies of US and world imperialism, which threaten to escalate into a nuclear Third World War.
By David North, 15 September 2016
This speech, originally delivered by David North at a memorial meeting in Minneapolis in 1991, reviews the life and political legacy of Bill Brust.
By Fred Mazelis, 15 September 2016
Today marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the death of veteran Trotskyist Bill Brust, whose political struggle as a revolutionary socialist spanned 53 years.
15 September 2016
The live stream of the meeting can be accessed here and on the SEP's Facebook page, fb.com/sepus.
By Joseph Kishore, 9 September 2016
Whether it is Democrat Hillary Clinton or Republican Donald Trump who occupies the White House, the next administration will be one of war, austerity, repression and violence.
“I don’t think there’s a whole lot we can do unless some type of revolution kicks off”
By our reporters, 31 August 2016
SEP campaigners visited Aurora, once a major industrial center, and now the second largest city in the state, to promote Jerry White and Niles Niemuth’s presidential campaign.
Socialist Equality Party (US) 2016 Congress Resolutions
25 August 2016
This resolution was passed by the Fourth National Congress of t he Socialist Equality Party (US), held from July 31-August 5 in Detroit, Michigan .
5 July 2016
On July 4, SEP US presidential candidate Jerry White and West Virginia House of Delegates candidate Naomi Spencer broadcast a discussion live on Facebook.
By our reporters, 18 June 2016
A candidates’ forum in Sydney’s inner west only permitted Liberal Party, Labor and Greens representatives to make opening and closing remarks.
June 6, 1969 - May 29, 2016
By Helen Hayes, 9 June 2016
Comrade Coley joined the Socialist Equality Party in 2005 and remained loyal to the fight for socialist principles until his death.
Meeting in Paris May 15
3 May 2016
SEP (Sri Lanka) Assistant Secretary Deepal Jayasekera will speak at a May 15 meeting in Paris on the struggle against imperialist war.
By Kate Randall, 29 April 2016
Cambridge was part of a trip by White to the East Coast, with stops in Pennsylvania, New York and Massachusetts, where the SEP candidate spoke with Verizon workers.
“They’re worried we’re going to change the system, and they’re doing everything they can to stop us”
By Jerry White and Zac Corrigan, 28 April 2016
In this video, students at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan discuss the danger of war and social conditions facing youth.
Support White, Niemuth in 2016!
By Statement of the Socialist Equality Party, 22 April 2016
SEP candidates Jerry White for president and Niles Niemuth for vice president will advance a socialist program that addresses the needs of millions of workers and youth in the United States and around the world.
14 April 2016
WSWS Arts Editor David Walsh will speak at meetings in San Diego and Berkeley, California, addressing the political and cultural situation in relation to American imperialism’s relentless war drive.
By the Socialist Equality Party (Canada), 19 October 2015
A union-backed “progressive” government, whether formed by the Liberals or the NDP, or involving an alliance between them, will be an instrument of big business for attacking the working class.
By David Brown and Jerry White, 12 August 2015
As talks for a new labor contract continue, the US-based automakers are threatening to shift more production to Mexico and other lower wage countries.
By The WSWS Editorial Board, 30 July 2015
Political developments in Greece in recent months are a striking confirmation of the WSWS's analysis of “pseudo-left” tendencies.
13 May 2015
On Michigan Radio’s popular “Stateside” program, Porter spoke about the activity of the SEP in the Detroit area and the growing interest in socialism throughout the country.
By Julie Hyland, 10 April 2015
Not only was SEP candidate Katie Rhodes the only socialist speaking, she was the only one speaking for a party that did not define itself as “Scottish”.
A lecture series by David North (April 8 - 22)
2 April 2015
WSWS International Editorial Board Chairman David North will speak on the theoretical and political origins of the pseudo-left at meetings in Minnesota and California.
By David North, 24 February 2015
This 2012 report by WSWS International Editorial Board Chairman David North provides the critical theoretical and historical background to the events in Greece, where the pseudo-left Syriza has risen to state power and rapidly capitulated to the European banks.
By Andre Damon, 19 January 2015
For the first time in at least fifty years, most public school students in the US are considered low-income.
The Russian Revolution and the Unfinished 20th Century
25 November 2014
WSWS readers will be able to participate in this live Q&A discussion with International Editorial Board Chairman David North, the author of The Russian Revolution and the Unfinished Twentieth Century on December 13.
19 November 2014
Sunday’s meeting will examine why Canada’s ruling elite is taking a leading role in US aggression, deploying fighter jets to the Mideast and supporting Washington’s provocations against Russia and China.
David North to speak November 15 in Toronto on “Imperialism and the World Wars of the Twentieth Century”
12 November 2014
WSWS Chairman David North will give a lecture, “Imperialism and the World Wars of the Twentieth Century: Historical Lessons and Present Dangers,” in Toronto this Saturday.
11 November 2014
We urge workers and youth to attend the ICFI/WSWS supporters’ meeting in Chennai to discuss the socialist response to the threat of war.
By our reporters, 11 October 2014
Lectures in Chicago, Minneapolis and Detroit were well attended by students and young workers.
By our reporters, 22 September 2014
Socialist Equality Party campaign teams spoke to workers and young people in Detroit and Minneapolis last weekend to promote the upcoming lecture series on the danger of world war.
18 September 2014
The Socialist Equality Party (UK) invites all our supporters and readers of the World Socialist Web Site to a discussion on the implications of Scotland’s independence referendum and the way forward for the working class.
By a reporting team, 25 August 2014
Those who spoke to the WSWS explained their own experiences with police brutality and linked it to the growth of poverty and social inequality in Australia.
By our reporters, 19 July 2014
The Democratic Party and associated organizations called the rally in an attempt to derail widespread popular opposition to the shutoff of water in Detroit.
By our reporters, 18 July 2014
City workers, retirees and students participated in a rally Thursday against water shutoffs called by the Socialist Equality Party.
SEP (Australia) Second National Congress
Resolution 2: The social counter-revolution in Australia and the political tasks of the Socialist Equality Party
15 May 2014
The resolution analyses the crisis of Australian capitalism and the accelerating assault on living standards, and outlines the SEP’s perspective for overcoming the crisis of revolutionary leadership in the working class.
Register today at internationalmayday.org
18 April 2014
Participants from more than 35 countries have registered for the May 4 online event, sponsored by the International Committee of the Fourth International.
By Peter Schwarz, 3 April 2014
German foreign policy has shifted toward confrontation with Russia. Berlin is pursuing a course of aggressive imperialist expansion along the same lines as in 1914 and 1941.
8 March 2014
As part of its fight to arm the working class with a socialist-internationalist program, the SEP is holding a public meeting in Montreal on March 20 to oppose the Quebec government’s anti-democratic Charter of Quebec Values.
David North to speak at the New School in NYC
18 February 2014
At this public meeting, WSWS International Editorial Board Chairman David North will examine the philosophical premises and political impulses that find expression in the falsification of the history of the “unfinished” twentieth century. In particular, he will focus on disturbing tendencies in historiography in Germany, where leading historians are relativizing and legitimizing the crimes of Hitler’s Third Reich.
By David North, 23 January 2014
We are posting here the tribute to Dave Hyland, former national secretary of the Socialist Equality Party of Britain, delivered by David North, national chairman of the SEP of the US and chairman of the International Editorial Board of the WSWS, to a memorial meeting held January 18 in honor of Comrade Hyland.
24 December 2013
Below, we publish additional letters of condolence sent by Dave’s comrades internationally.
Throw out the emergency manager! End the bankers’ dictatorship in Detroit!
By Socialist Equality Party (US), 19 April 2013
The Socialist Equality Party (US) is running D’Artagnan Collier as its candidate for mayor of Detroit. The following is his statement announcing the campaign.
By David North, 27 November 2012
We are publishing here the opening report to the Socialist Equality Party (US) Second National Congress, given July 8, 2012 by SEP National Chairman David North.
16 October 2012
Tom Henehan, a member of the Political Committee of the Workers League—the predecessor of the Socialist Equality Party in the US—was killed in a political attack on October 16, 1977.
A tribute on the twentieth anniversary of his death
By David North, 16 October 2012
This report was delivered by David North, the national chairman of the Socialist Equality Party, on October 19, 1997.
Perspectives of the Socialist Equality Party
4 September 2012
Published here are the resolutions adopted by the Second National Congress of the Socialist Equality Party (US), held July 8-12, 2012.
Resolutions of the SEP Congress
3 September 2012
Published here is the fourth and final resolution adopted unanimously by the Second National Congress of the Socialist Equality Party (US), held July 8-12, 2012.
Resolutions of the SEP (US) National Congress
30 August 2012
Published here is the main resolution adopted unanimously by the Second National Congress of the Socialist Equality Party (US), held July 8-12, 2012.
30 August 2012
The SEP National Congress adopted a series of resolutions on the world economic and political situation and the perspectives and tasks of the party.
By Socialist Equality Party (Canada), 11 June 2012
Having failed to break the Quebec student strike, the provincial Liberal government and the state are resorting to measures akin to those of a police state.
By Socialist Equality Party (Canada), 21 April 2012
On the part of the unions, today’s show of opposition to the Liberal cuts is political theater meant to disguise the fact that they and the NDP are preparing to prop up the minority Liberal government and ensure passage of its austerity budget.
Statement by Phyllis Scherrer, the Socialist Equality Party candidate for US vice president
By Phyllis Scherrer and SEP vice presidential candidate, 6 March 2012
On behalf of the Socialist Equality Party and its sister parties worldwide, I would like to express my condolences and solidarity with all the victims of last week’s tornadoes in the US. Scores of people have been killed, hundreds injured, and thousands have lost everything to the storms.
5 March 2012
Supporters of the Socialist Equality Party’s presidential candidate Jerry White are campaigning throughout the country to promote a socialist program in the 2012 elections.
By the editorial board, 13 February 2012
The SEP’s candidates in the 2012 elections will be Jerry White for president and Phyllis Scherrer for vice president.
By our reporter, 3 February 2012
David North placed his exposure of Robert Service’s slanderous biography of Trotsky in a broader historical and political context.
Twenty years since the dissolution of the USSR
By David North, 30 January 2012
This report was given by David North to a series of regional aggregate meetings of the Socialist Equality Party (US) held during the month of January.
By the Socialist Equality Party and the International Students for Social Equality, 16 February 2011
Supporters of the Socialist Equality Party and the International Students for Socialist Equality are distributing this statement to oppose Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s social cuts and attacks on workers’ right to strike.
El derrumbe del capitalismo y la lucha por el socialismo en EE.UU
23 December 2010
The World Socialist Web Site today begins the publication of the program of the Socialist Equality Party, The Breakdown of Capitalism and the Fight for Socialism in the United States—El derrumbe del capitalismo y la lucha por el socialismo en EE.UU. in Spanish.
SEP public meeting
4 November 2010
Musicians in the Detroit Symphony Orchestra are striking against attempts by DSO management to force through a 33 percent cut in base pay and reduction in the pay for new-hires of 42 percent, along with sharply reduced health coverage and a freeze in pensions. The musicians have insisted that at stake are not only their own living conditions, but the future of the orchestra itself.
4 November 2010
The Socialist Equality Party will be holding a meeting in Montreal on Wednesday, November 10 to mark 70 years since the assassination of Leon Trotsky by a Stalinist assailant.