Socialist Equality Party (Britain)

SEP (UK) public meetings: For a general strike to bring down the Cameron government!

16 February 2012

On November 30, more than 2 million public sector workers struck against government plans to make them pay more, and work longer, for reduced pensions. It was the biggest strike for decades. The Socialist Party and Socialist Workers Party seized upon the stoppage as proof of the revival of the trade unions as organs of class struggle.

UK public meeting

Lessons of the Southampton council workers strikes

24 September 2011

The SEP public meeting will discuss the lessons of the series of rolling strikes by Southampton council workers against the imposition of fire and rehire contracts by the Conservative authority.

SEP (UK) public meetings

Oppose state repression against youth in Britain

13 August 2011

The Socialist Equality Party in Britain has organised a series of meetings inviting all who oppose the state repression and erosion of democratic rights being imposed in the aftermath of the recent riots, to attend to discuss the political way forward.

Oppose state repression of British youth

By Socialist Equality Party (UK), 11 August 2011

The Socialist Equality Party unequivocally condemns the police assault that has been unleashed against young people in Britain and demands the immediate withdrawal of riot police from the areas they now occupy.

Britain: Westminster council ban SEP public meeting in attack on democratic rights

By Paul Stuart, 11 August 2011

In an attack on democratic rights, an August 4 public meeting called by the Socialist Equality Party was banned on political grounds by management at Vital Regeneration who are contracted to run residents meeting halls by Westminster local authority, London.

UK rail union seeks imposition of speed-ups and job losses

By Socialist Equality Party (UK), 6 August 2011

Conductors at London Midland private rail franchise are currently voting on a restructuring package agreed between the Rail Maritime Transport Workers Union and the company. The SEP is distributing this statement to workers at London Midland depots.

Reject appeals to government ministers:

Saving Bombardier jobs means mobilising against Britain’s Tory-Lib Dem government

By Socialist Equality Party, 23 July 2011

Almost 1,500 jobs are set to go at the Bombardier factory in Derby, England.

Public meeting in Bristol, England

Hands off Libya!

Behind NATO’s war drive

11 July 2011

The Socialist Equality Party and WSWS will be holding a meeting July 12 in Bristol, England to discuss the real reasons for the NATO war on Libya.

Trade unions offer no way forward in fight against British government assault on pensions

By Socialist Equality Party (Britain), 30 June 2011

The condemnation heaped on today’s strikes by the Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition, leading members of the Labour Party and the media must not detract from the fact that the limited action is a calculated betrayal by the trade unions—both of their own members and of every worker and youth.

The ex-left apologists for Scottish nationalism

By Socialist Equality Party (UK), 13 May 2011

The formation by the Scottish National Party of a majority administration in the Holyrood parliament raises issues of serious concern for the working class.

Oppose cuts to Manchester hospitals

By the Socialist Equality Party candidate for Ardwick and Robert Skelton, 2 May 2011

The gutting of the National Health Service will have a disastrous impact in Manchester, in particular in the Ardwick ward.

The Historical and International Foundations of the Socialist Equality Party (Britain)

Part Eleven

22 March 2011

This document, The Historical and International Foundations of the Socialist Equality Party (Britain), was adopted unanimously at the founding congress of the Socialist Equality Party (SEP), held in Manchester between October 22/25, 2010. It reviews and examines the most critical political experiences of the British working class, centring in particular on the post-war history of the Trotskyist movement. It is being published on the WSWS in 11 parts.

The Historical and International Foundations of the Socialist Equality Party (Britain)

Part Ten

21 March 2011

This document, The Historical and International Foundations of the Socialist Equality Party (Britain), was adopted unanimously at the founding congress of the Socialist Equality Party (SEP), held in Manchester between October 22 and 25, 2010. It reviews and examines the most critical political experiences of the British working class, centring in particular on the post-war history of the Trotskyist movement. It is being published on the WSWS in 11 parts. See Part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9.

The Historical and International Foundations of the Socialist Equality Party (Britain)

Part Nine

19 March 2011

This document, The Historical and International Foundations of the Socialist Equality Party (Britain), was adopted unanimously at the founding congress of the Socialist Equality Party (SEP), held in Manchester between October 22 and 25, 2010. It reviews and examines the most critical political experiences of the British working class, centring in particular on the post-war history of the Trotskyist movement. It is being published on the WSWS in 11 parts. See Part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.

The Historical and International Foundations of the Socialist Equality Party (Britain)

Part Eight

18 March 2011

This document, The Historical and International Foundations of the Socialist Equality Party (Britain), was adopted unanimously at the founding congress of the Socialist Equality Party (SEP), held in Manchester between October 22 and 25, 2010. It reviews and examines the most critical political experiences of the British working class, centring in particular on the post-war history of the Trotskyist movement. It is being published on the WSWS in 11 parts. See Part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7.

The Historical and International Foundations of the Socialist Equality Party (Britain)

Part Seven

17 March 2011

This document, The Historical and International Foundations of the Socialist Equality Party (Britain), was adopted unanimously at the founding congress of the Socialist Equality Party (SEP), held in Manchester between October 22 and 25, 2010. It reviews and examines the most critical political experiences of the British working class, centring in particular on the post-war history of the Trotskyist movement. It is being published on the WSWS in 11 parts.

The Historical and International Foundations of the Socialist Equality Party (Britain)

Part Six

16 March 2011

This document, The Historical and International Foundations of the Socialist Equality Party (Britain), was adopted unanimously at the founding congress of the Socialist Equality Party (SEP), held in Manchester between October 22/25, 2010. It reviews and examines the most critical political experiences of the British working class, centring in particular on the post-war history of the Trotskyist movement. It is being published on the WSWS in 11 parts.

Socialist Equality Party public meetings in Britain: A socialist programme to fight the cuts

16 March 2011

The Socialist Equality Party in Britain is holding a series of public meetings this month, to champion a politically independent mass social movement against the savage cuts being imposed by the Conservative/Liberal Democrat government.

The Historical and International Foundations of the Socialist Equality Party (Britain)

Part Five

15 March 2011

This document, The Historical and International Foundations of the Socialist Equality Party (Britain), was adopted unanimously at the founding congress of the Socialist Equality Party (SEP), held in Manchester between October 22 and 25, 2010. It reviews and examines the most critical political experiences of the British working class, centring in particular on the post-war history of the Trotskyist movement. It is being published on the WSWS in 11 parts.

The Historical and International Foundations of the Socialist Equality Party (Britain)

Part Four

14 March 2011

This document, The Historical and International Foundations of the Socialist Equality Party (Britain), was adopted unanimously at the founding congress of the Socialist Equality Party (SEP), held in Manchester October 22-25, 2010. It reviews and examines the most critical political experiences of the British working class, centring in particular on the post-war history of the Trotskyist movement. It is being published on the WSWS in 11 parts.

The Historical and International Foundations of the Socialist Equality Party (Britain)

Part Three

12 March 2011

This document, The Historical and International Foundations of the Socialist Equality Party (Britain), was adopted unanimously at the founding congress of the Socialist Equality Party (SEP), held in Manchester between October 22 and 25, 2010. It reviews and examines the most critical political experiences of the British working class, centring in particular on the post-war history of the Trotskyist movement. It is being published on the WSWS in 11 parts.

The Historical and International Foundations of the Socialist Equality Party (Britain)

Part Two

11 March 2011

This document, The Historical and International Foundations of the Socialist Equality Party (Britain), was adopted unanimously at the founding congress of the Socialist Equality Party (SEP), held in Manchester October 22-25, 2010. It reviews and examines the most critical political experiences of the British working class, centring in particular on the post-war history of the Trotskyist movement. It is being published on the WSWS in 11 parts.

The Historical and International Foundations of the Socialist Equality Party (Britain)

Part One

10 March 2011

This document was adopted unanimously at the founding congress of the Socialist Equality Party (SEP), held in Manchester October 22-25, 2010. It reviews and examines the most critical political experiences of the British working class. Today, the WSWS is publishing the first of eleven parts.

Oppose all cuts in public spending

Build rank-and-file committees to lead the struggle

By Socialist Equality Party (UK), 10 February 2011

The cuts being imposed by the Conservative/Liberal Democrat government in Britain represent the most sustained attack on the living standards and social rights of the working class in over 80 years.

SEP (UK) public meetings

Egypt, Tunisia and the perspective of permanent revolution

5 February 2011

Upcoming public meetings in the UK will address the uprising in Egypt, which marks a new stage in the class struggle in the Middle East and internationally.

SEP (UK) public meetings

Defend Julian Assange! Behind the witch-hunt of WikiLeaks

5 February 2011

Public meetings in the UK will address the publication of US diplomatic cables by WikiLeaks and threats against the organisation’s founder Julian Assange.

Socialist Equality Party public meetings in Britain

For a mass movement against austerity! For a workers’ government on socialist policies!

15 November 2010

The Socialist Equality Party is convening a series of public meetings as the basis for instigating a politically independent mass social movement against austerity.

Oppose the witch-hunt of student protesters in Britain

By Socialist and International Students for Social Equality (Britain), 13 November 2010

The Socialist Equality Party and the International Students for Social Equality call on working people and students to oppose the vicious witch-hunt of those involved in the anti-education cuts protest at Conservative Party HQ.

Socialist Equality Party in Britain holds meetings: A socialist programme against mass austerity

By our correspondent, 16 August 2010

The Socialist Equality Party in Britain held two meetings last week, part of a series advancing a socialist programme to oppose the massive austerity cuts outlined by the Conservative-Liberal Democrat government.

Once more on the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition

By Chris Marsden, 20 May 2010

An exchange with a supporter of the Socialist Party of England and Wales.

After the General Election

The task facing British workers

By Socialist Equality Party (Britain), 15 May 2010

Workers in Britain face the biggest struggles in generations against a Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition set on imposing budget cuts, the likes of which have not been seen since the 1930s.

Socialist Equality Party (UK) public meetings: General Election 2010

9 April 2010

The SEP in Britain is announcing two public meetings

Socialist Equality Party Manifesto for the 2010 British general election

6 April 2010

The Socialist Equality Party of Britain is standing two candidates in the UK general election.

Public Meeting in London

Historians in the service of the Big Lie

12 November 2009

This important public meeting will be held on December 13 at the Friends Meeting House in London.

European Trotskyists mark seventieth anniversary of World War II

“It was industrialised slaughter on an unimaginable scale”

By Barbara Slaughter, 2 November 2009

On October 11 in London, the European sections of the International Committee of the Fourth International held a joint meeting on the lessons of the Second World War. We publish here the remarks made by veteran Trotskyist and SEP (UK) Central Committee member Barbara Slaughter.

No compromise possible in UK post strike

A political and industrial offensive against Labour government is required

By Socialist Equality Party (UK), 31 October 2009

Striking postal workers in Britain are involved in a fundamental political struggle, against not just Royal Mail but also the Labour government.

Britain: Postal workers face a political struggle against Labour government

By Socialist Equality Party, 20 October 2009

Postal workers confront a coordinated campaign to defeat their strike in defence of jobs and conditions, drawn up and executed by Royal Mail and the Labour government.

European Trotskyists mark seventieth anniversary of World War II

By our reporter, 14 October 2009

On October 11 in London, the European sections of the International Committee of the Fourth International held a joint meeting on the lessons of WWII.

A new period of class struggle and inter-imperialist conflict

By Chris Marsden, 2 October 2009

The following remarks were given by Chris Marsden, national secretary of the Socialist Equality Party of Britain, at an election-eve rally held Saturday, September 26, in Berlin by the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit (PSG—Socialist Equality Party) of Germany.

Seventy years on

World War II: The essential lessons

Joint public meeting of the Socialist Equality Party, Britain and Germany

22 September 2009

World War II engulfed the entire European continent, pitting all of the continental powers in the bloodiest slaughter in world history.

The significance of the British Socialist Workers Party’s call for a new “left alternative”

Part two

By Tony Robson and Chris Marsden, 29 July 2009

This is the conclusion of a two-part series on an open letter issued by the Socialist Workers Party in Britain.

Scotland: Oppose Diageo job losses by mobilising the working class

By Socialist Equality Party (Britain), 25 July 2009

The following leaflet is being distributed by the Socialist Equality Party (Britain) to Sunday’s march and rally in Kilmarnock against the announcement by Diageo, the world’s largest drinks manufacturer, that it is shedding 900 jobs across Scotland.

SEP public meeting

Capitalist breakdown and the need for a socialist Europe

30 May 2009

The Socialist Equality Party will be holding a public meeting on Sunday, June 7, in Manchester, England.

Britain: ISSE to hold meetings on Charles Darwin

9 May 2009

The International Students for Social Equality in Britain are holding a series of meetings to mark the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth.

G20 summit protest: A socialist answer to the global crisis is needed

By Socialist Equality Party (Britain), 27 March 2009

Saturday’s mass protest in London directed towards the G20 summit raises fundamental questions of political perspective.

Britain: Student meetings hear report on socialist perspective for the Middle East

By our correspondent, 3 March 2009

Jean Shaoul of the World Socialist Web Site recently addressed a series of meetings held by the International Students for Social Equality in Britain on the war in Gaza.

International Students for Social Equality meetings in Britain

A socialist answer to the Gaza crisis

5 February 2009

Jean Shaoul of the WSWS will speak at a series of meeting in Britain on an international socialist perspective for the Middle East and the Gaza crisis.

Stalin, Trotsky and the 1926 British general strike

Part Three

By Chris Marsden, 30 December 2008

Trotsky had argued that the very survival of British imperialism now rested not on the right-wing social democrats, but on the supposed lefts, without whom the right wing could not maintain its position in the labour movement.

Stalin, Trotsky and the 1926 British general strike

By Chris Marsden, 27 December 2008

More than 80 years on, the May 1926 British General Strike remains a defining moment in the history of the workers’ movement. Its lessons are essential for the development of a revolutionary strategy, not just in Britain but the world over.

University of Manchester ISSE hear report on international economic crisis

By our correspondent, 17 December 2008

Chris Talbot addressed an International Students for Social Equality (ISSE) meeting at the University of Manchester on December 11.

SEP candidate Jerry White addresses successful meetings in Britain

By Robert Stevens, 15 October 2008

Socialist Equality Party presidential candidate Jerry White addressed successful meetings this week in London and Manchester, England, and Glasgow, Scotland.

Withdraw all troops from Afghanistan and Iraq! A socialist answer to war and militarism

The perspective of the “peace movement”

By the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit (Germany), 20 September 2008

Demonstrations calling for the withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan are taking place today in German, French and British cities. The Socialist Equality Party and the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit, the British and German sections of the International Committee of the Fourth International, support this demand. We call for the immediate and unconditional withdrawal of all troops from Afghanistan and Iraq.