The Socialist Equality Party (Australia)

Socialist Equality Party meeting discusses crisis of Australia’s two-party system and the way forward for the working class

The livestreamed event provided a much-appreciated forum for democratic discussion about the election result, Labor’s right-wing program, and the class battles now unfolding in Australia and internationally.

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A socialist program of action for the working class to oppose war and fight COVID-19 and austerity

The Socialist Equality Party is standing candidates in the Australian federal election to provide workers with the political weapons and organisational means to fight for their social and democratic rights.

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Strong response to SEP final election campaign meeting in Australia

Enthusiastic participants at Sunday’s meeting peppered SEP candidates with a broad range of questions about the party’s anti-war and revolutionary socialist program.

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IYSSE (Australia) meeting against war provokes lively discussion

Students and young people responded enthusiastically to the discussion, describing it as “eye opening” and “informative.”

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Historical Foundations

The program of the Socialist Equality Party is of a principled, not 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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The coronavirus pandemic, the crisis of capitalism and the tasks of the SEP

This is the main resolution that was discussed and adopted unanimously at the Fifth National Congress of the Socialist Equality Party (Australia) held on August 14-16, 2020.

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SEP (Australia) meeting on NSW nurses strike provokes lively discussion on role of unions, fight against pandemic

The meeting, addressed by a health worker in the US, a nurse in Sydney and Socialist Equality Party leaders, opened up a discussion on the burning need for workers to form rank-and-file committees throughout the health sector.

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Watch: Meeting commemorates decades-long Australian Trotskyist Barry Jobson

At a meeting on January 17, Socialist Equality Party speakers reviewed Barry Jobson’s contribution to the fight for socialist internationalism, in the context of the deepening crisis of Australian and world capitalism.

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Free Julian Assange! Defend Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden!

The SEP’s recent National Congress committed to “intensifying the fight for the unconditional freedom of WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange” and the defence of all persecuted journalists and whistleblowers.

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Fight the bipartisan attack on democracy—join the SEP as an electoral member!

In a blatant act of political censorship, the Socialist Equality Party has been deregistered. Nevertheless, the SEP will stand candidates in the federal election, if and when it is called, and conduct the broadest possible campaign for a genuine socialist alternative.

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Apply for electoral membership of the Socialist Equality Party (Australia)

The working class must have a political voice, which the ruling class through its latest legislation is seeking to stifle. The opposition to the dictates of big business and its political servants needs to be guided by a socialist program that puts the social needs of working people—above all their health and lives—ahead of the private profits of the wealthy few. The SEP alone fights for this perspective.

Our party fights:
● For a scientific program to eradicate the coronavirus pandemic against the criminal, “herd immunity” policies of the ruling elite.
● For an end to militarism and war.
● Against all forms of nationalism and racism and for the unity of the international working-class.
● For the social rights of the working class, including quality, free education and healthcare for all, and a decent, full-time job with permanent conditions for those able to work.
● For a workers’ government and socialism, that is a society in which the working-class democratically controls the wealth that it produces, not the banks and the billionaires.

Fill out this form to apply to join the SEP as an electoral member. The membership fee is $5 (waged) or $2 (unwaged/student).

Lecture series: Why study the history of Trotskyism?

The lectures, now all available online, reviewed some of the fundamental lessons of the protracted struggle by the Trotskyist movement for socialist internationalism.

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Principles

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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