July 19 will be the first anniversary of what Conservative government Prime Minister Boris Johnson dubbed “Freedom Day”, as he tore up almost all COVID safety measures. Since then, almost 45,000 more have died from COVID.
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The same fundamental contradictions that produce imperialist war create the objective conditions for socialist revolution. The international working class is an immense social force, more powerful today than a century ago. This social force must be organized, mobilized and provided with political leadership.
40,000 BT workers in UK vote to strike, but Communication Workers Union pledges no “knee jerk reaction”
The mood of workers to fight means that as soon as the unions move to sabotage one dispute, another breaks out.
With the working class in the UK coming into struggle against the Johnson government, and amid the NATO war against Russia in Ukraine, the pro-austerity, pro-war SNP advances a nationalist policy of divide and rule.
Were the NEU serious about opposing the government’s onslaught in education, they would have long ago mobilised the largest membership of any teaching union in Europe of over 460,000 members.
The strikes and ballots in the UK are part of a growing wave of militancy worldwide provoked by the same desperate cost-of-living crisis.
The Challenge of May Day 2022: For the International Unity of the Working Class against Capitalism, National Chauvinism and War!
The celebration of May Day 2022 must be dedicated to the unification of the international working class in a global struggle against imperialist war and its root cause, the capitalist system.
The conditions exist for a mass struggle by the working class against the Tory government, the corporations and the super-rich. But this can only be realised by workers breaking free of the political stranglehold imposed by the Labour Party and trade unions.
As we approach the end of the year, workers in the UK and throughout the world must decide to act collectively and finally put an end to the COVID-19 pandemic. 2022 must not be another nightmarish year of mass infections, illness and death!
This Inquest is necessary to break through the cover-up, falsifications and misinformation that have been deployed to justify policies responsible for the avoidable deaths of millions since the initial detection of SARS-CoV-2.
Workers all over the world are opposed to the continued operations of nonessential workplaces as the pandemic still rages. But workers need new organizations of struggle because the unions have sanctioned this homicidal policy.
The World Socialist Web Site and the Socialist Equality Parties are assisting workers everywhere in the building of an interconnected network of rank-and-file committees in key industries and workplaces, to stop the spread of COVID-19 and save lives, and prepare for a political general strike.
Workers in Britain must reject all forms of racism and nationalism and link their struggles with workers in Europe and throughout the world. Against the European Union and its pro-business governments, we stand for workers’ rule across the continent.
From the beginning of the Brexit referendum campaign in 2016, the SEP called for an active boycott, opposing both the nationalist calls for an 'independent' Britain and the capitalist European Union, which has dictated savage austerity, militarism and attacks on refugees across the continent.
Almost two decades after the United States launched the “war on terror,” the entire world is being dragged into an ever-expanding maelstrom of imperialist violence. Millions have been killed by the wars of US imperialism and its allies in the Middle East and Africa, and tens of millions maimed or turned into refugees. A century after the end of World War I, these conflicts are once again metastasizing toward a catastrophic global conflagration.
The ICFI and SEP are fighting to build a new international anti-war movement of the working class. The fight against war is the fight against its source, the capitalist profit system.
Leon Trotsky founded the Fourth International as the World Party of Socialist Revolution in 1938, to oppose the Stalinist degeneration of the Communist (Third) International.
The Socialist Equality Party (SEP) is the British section of the Fourth International, the world party of socialist revolution founded by Leon Trotsky in 1938 and led today by the International Committee. The International Committee of the Fourth International (ICFI) represents the continuity of the struggle waged by Marx, Engels, Lenin and Trotsky to forge an independent revolutionary party of the working class for the overthrow of the capitalist profit system.
The Biden administration is seeking to extradite Julian Assange, an award-winning Australian journalist, to face charges of espionage that carry a life sentence and possible death penalty. His only “crime” is the publication of document exposing the war crimes and diplomatic intrigues of US imperialism and its allies.
We urge all defenders of democratic rights and opponents of imperialist war to get involved and join the fight to free Julian Assange!
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In virtually every country, governments are seeking to crack down on the internet, prevent the spread of socialist and left-wing views, and stop workers from being able to communicate and organize online. They are collaborating with the giant social media and technology corporations including Facebook, Google and Twitter to engage in censorship.
Unprecedented levels of social inequality, continuous wars and the drive to great-power conflict are incompatible with the maintenance of democratic forms of rule. Around the world, capitalist governments are building up the state apparatus, surveillance and censorship directed at the population.
From the United States to Germany, fascist forces are being systematically promoted by the ruling class. Their elevation is part of preparations to violently suppress mass opposition in the working class to social inequality and war.
The International Youth and Students for Social Equality (IYSSE) is the student and youth movement of the Socialist Equality Party. It fights to unite students and young people for peace, equality, the rights of the working class and socialism.