Australian ruling elite moves to junk coronavirus safety measures—the working class must intervene to answer the pandemic threat!

Statement of the SEP (Australia)

Sections of the ruling class have concluded that any further safety restrictions can no longer be tolerated, regardless of the danger to working class lives.

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The Socialist Equality Party is fighting to organise workers in Australia as part of an international movement for socialism. The SEP insists that all the great problems confronting mankind—inequality, exploitation, war, authoritarianism and environmental degradation—require the establishment of a workers state, democratic control over the economy, the ending of the nation-state system and the building of a global socialist society based on the principle of social equality.

The SEP is part of a global socialist movement, the International Committee of the Fourth International. Along with its sister parties throughout the world, the SEP fights to build a socialist leadership in the working class. It aims to unify all the struggles of the working class for their basic rights in a common political movement that will put an end to class oppression and inequality.


The program of the Socialist Equality Party is of a principled, not of a conjunctural and pragmatic character. It is based on an analysis of the crisis of world capitalism and an assimilation of the strategic revolutionary experiences of the working class and the international socialist movement.

The Historical and International Foundations of the Socialist Equality Party was adopted by the Founding Congress of the SEP in Sydney in 2010. It traces the historical events and strategic experiences of the working class and Marxist movement spanning more than a century.

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Membership in the Socialist Equality Party is based on agreement with its Statement of Principles. The principles of the SEP incorporate the essential experiences of the revolutionary upheavals of the twentieth century and the corresponding struggle waged by Marxists for the program of world socialist revolution.

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Our student and youth movement: The IYSSE

The International Youth and Students for Social Equality (IYSSE) is the student and youth movement of the Socialist Equality Party. It fights to united students and young people for peace, equality, the rights of the working class and for socialism.

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