David North, 1995
The Workers League and the Founding of the Socialist Equality Party

On February 12, 1996, the Workers League announced its decision to found a new political party, the Socialist Equality Party, and to use our 1996 election campaign to explain the need for this party in the working class. Since then The International Workers Bulletin has received numerous inquiries about the reasons underlying this decision.

This report was delivered by National Secretary David North to a meeting of the Workers League membership on June 25, 1995. We are publishing it to further elaborate the political and theoretical foundations upon which the Workers League is forming this new party—the culmination of a 30-year struggle for the political independence of the working class and the fight for international socialism.