It is the responsibility of the working class, organised on its own independent political programme, to put an end to the pandemic.
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. This heritage is outlined in The Historical and International Foundations of the Socialist Equality Party.
SEP (UK) Congress Resolution: “The COVID-19 pandemic, the international class struggle, and the tasks of the Socialist Equality Party”
Published November 13, 2020
The insistence of European governments on fully reopening schools, workplaces and public gathering places has paved the way for a devastating resurgence of the virus.
Assange’s kangaroo court extradition hearing has seen the UK, which boasts of being one of the world’s oldest democracies, sink to the level of a tinpot dictatorship.
Today the toll of the pandemic is viewed by leading figures in the ruling elite as a supposedly natural “check” on sections of the population considered a drain on profits.
No details were made public about the workers who died at the Tilmanstone plant.
Several recent reports have exposed the shocking scale of poverty in the UK, as years of austerity and attacks on workers’ living standards are being compounded by the coronavirus pandemic.
According to workers at the Battersea depot, the former Health and Safety rep was sacked last week by Abellio after she exposed alleged fraud by a former Unite convenor who was reportedly close to management.
The “COVID-19 Marmot Review” substantiates a growing body of analysis that the disease impacts most severely on the working class.
Securing Assange’s freedom is inseparable from the fight of the international working class against capitalism and the struggle to put the real criminals, the imperialist warmongers and torturers, in the dock.
Albanese’s highly conditional comments, made in a closed-room caucus meeting and leaked to the press, were a cynical public relations exercise that committed Labor to nothing.
Assange is still being denied proper access to his lawyers and to crucial legal documents, even after a Magistrates’ Court verdict blocking his extradition to the US last month.
President Biden’s Department of Justice stated on Tuesday that it will continue with the Trump administration policy of seeking the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange from the UK to the US.
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The conflicts of the past week are the deliberate outcome of a campaign led by the Democratic Unionist Party with the active support of large sections of the Tory government.
The attempt by Nicola Sturgeon’s close allies to railroad former SNP leader and Alex Salmond to jail on MeToo-inspired sex charges is backfiring spectacularly.
The campaign by Northern Ireland unionist parties, hardline Tory Brexiteers and loyalist paramilitary groups against Britain's European Union withdrawal agreement is escalating tensions throughout Ireland.
Cabinet Secretary Michael Gove meets with European Commission vice-president Maroš Šefčovič today, attempting to leverage the fallout from the EU’s aborted attempt to override the Northern Ireland protocol late last month amid ongoing vaccine trade wars.
Johnson and Macron governments step up collaboration in persecution of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers
These extremely vulnerable people are fleeing from the wars, fratricidal conflicts, and economic and ecological destruction created and exacerbated by the world’s imperialist powers, foremost in Europe by Britain and France.
The Labour MPs led by Jeremy Corbyn signing the letter of protest are only attempting to distance themselves from their party’s own anti-democratic agenda without making any real challenge to it
Refugees season at the Imperial War Museum in London: A century of crises, but the real causes ignored
As to the causes of the continuous refugee crises over the last century, the exhibition answers with the obvious “conflict”, “modern war”, “threats of violence” and “social breakdown” but this begs the question, what causes these phenomena?
The suicide of Manoel Santos has drawn attention to the UK government’s criminal practice of holding people facing deportation in prisons, even in maximum security institutions.
Whether under “left-wing” or “right-wing” leadership, today’s trade unions function as corporatist partners of the employers and the state, enforcing pro-market reform against the working class.
Labour has set itself as the party most committed to a confrontation with Beijing.
Elected Labour leader in September 2015 on a massive wave of popular demand for socialism, Corbyn’s five years in office ended with Labour led by witch-hunters and flag-waving anti-communists.
The Labour left’s stance has nothing to do with defending the rights of Uighur Muslims, much less the super-exploited Chinese working class. It articulates the interests of a layer of the upper middle class, represented by the Labour and trade union bureaucracy, which advocate economic protectionism to defend British capitalism
The Socialist Equality Party is the British section of the world Trotskyist movement, the International Committee of the Fourth International. The 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 name Socialist Equality Party was adopted in order to reconnect the working class with the essential goal of the socialist movement since its inception—the elimination of class oppression. The SEP insists that the great problems confronting humanity in the 21st century—war, mass poverty and social inequality, the drive toward fascism and dictatorship—can only be answered through the taking of power by the working class on an international scale, and the socialist reorganization of the economy on the basis of scientific planning and genuine equality.
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 2008. It traces the historical events and strategic experiences of the working class and Marxist movement spanning more than a century.
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.
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 socialism.