David North to address public meeting in London on May 5: Fifteen Years of the World Socialist Web Site

The Socialist Equality Party (Britain) is proud to announce that David North, chairman of the World Socialist Web Site international editorial board and national chairman of the Socialist Equality Party in the United States, will speak May 5 at a public meeting in London on the political significance of the site’s 15th anniversary.

North is the author of numerous articles, essays and books on contemporary politics, on the history of the Fourth International and on the political legacy of Leon Trotsky.

In the 15 years since the World Socialist Web Site began publication on February 14, 1998, it has established itself as the most widely read and authoritative socialist publication in the world, accessible in 19 different languages.

The WSWS has exhaustively analysed, with unequalled accuracy and insight, the last decade and a half of deepening political, economic, social and cultural crisis. It has sought not only to cover daily international developments, but to reveal, utilising the tools of Marxist dialectical and historical materialist analysis, the truth in what is happening.

Consistent with the site’s aim of developing socialist consciousness within the working class and a critical revolutionary attitude toward all aspects of contemporary society, the WSWS has written extensively on questions of art, culture, and science.

We warmly invite all readers of the WSWS and supporters of the SEP to attend this important event.

Sunday May 5, 2 p.m.
University of London Union, Room 3 C/D
Malet Street
Camden, London

Additional meetings marking the 15th anniversary are being held in:


Sunday April 14, 2 p.m.
Walkley Community Centre
Fir Street (off South Road)
S6 3TG


Wednesday April 17, 7 p.m.
Friends' Meeting House, Room 1
6 Mount St (rear of Manchester Central Library)
M2 5NS


Wednesday, April 17, 7 p.m.
Partick Burgh Hall, Room 10
Burgh Hall Street
G11 5LW