Socialist Equality Party (Britain)

UK public meetings: Defend Edward Snowden! Oppose Britain’s surveillance state!

19 November 2013

The International Youth and Students for Social Equality in the UK are holding a series of meetings in defence of Edward Snowden, the former US National Security Agency contractor.

UK: Trafford Council drops challenge to local Accident & Emergency closure

By Tony Robson, 12 October 2013

The decision not to challenge the government over the closure of services at Trafford General Hospital is an indictment of the Save Trafford General campaign.

Socialist Equality Party Public Meetings

UK workers and young people discuss Syria and the threat of war

By our reporters, 10 October 2013

The overwhelming majority of a mainly young audience were scathing of the humanitarian pretext being used for war.

UK public meetings: Hands off Syria!

14 September 2013

The US and Britain are intent on war against Syria in defiance of mass public opposition, which had forced the UK parliament to vote against an immediate attack.

UK public meeting in Oxford:

Defend whistleblower Edward Snowden!

The socialist answer to the assault on democratic rights

24 August 2013

The Socialist Equality Party in the UK is holding a meeting in Oxford in defence of the US whistleblower Edward Snowden.

UK public meetings: Defend whistle-blower Edward Snowden!

The socialist answer to the assault on democratic rights

13 July 2013

The Socialist Equality Party in the UK is holding a series of meetings in defence of the US whistle-blower Edward Snowden.

Attend Socialist Equality Party (UK) public meeting in London: Turkey at the Crossroads

1 July 2013

The Socialist Equality Party is holding a public meeting in London to discuss the critical events that have unfolded in Turkey.

Tsar to Lenin shown at UK’s National Media Museum and the Cornerhouse

By our reporters, 6 June 2013

First released in 1937, Herman Axelbank’s Tsar to Lenin ranks among the greatest documentary films of the twentieth century.

David North addresses London meeting on the 15th anniversary of the WSWS

By our reporters, 8 May 2013

The chairman of the World Socialist Web Site’s international editorial board and national chairman of the SEP (US) addressed a well attended meeting in London on the significance of 15 years of the WSWS.

David North to address public meeting in London on May 5: Fifteen Years of the World Socialist Web Site

20 March 2013

David North, chairman of the WSWS international editorial board and national chairman of the Socialist Equality Party in the US, will speak at a public meeting in London on the political significance of the site’s 15th anniversary.

Thousands march in London against threat to close Lewisham Hospital Accident & Emergency unit

By our correspondent, 29 January 2013

Around 25,000 people marched through the South East London borough of Lewisham on Saturday to protest the threat to close the hospital’s Accident & Emergency unit and to downgrade its maternity ward.

Fightback needed to defend the UK’s National Health Service

21 January 2013

The Socialist Equality Party (UK) has taken the initiative in launching a national campaign to defend the National Health Service.

Resolution of SEP (UK) Congress: “Build the International Youth and Students for Social Equality”

10 January 2013

Published here is the fourth resolution, “Build the International Youth and Students for Social Equality”, adopted unanimously by the First National Congress of the Socialist Equality Party (UK), held November 17-19, 2012

Resolution of SEP (UK) Congress: “Defend Julian Assange and WikiLeaks”

9 January 2013

Published here is the third resolution, “Defend Julian Assange and WikiLeaks”, adopted unanimously by the First National Congress of the Socialist Equality Party (UK), held November 17-19, 2012.

Resolution of SEP (UK) Congress: “The SEP and the struggle against imperialist war”

8 January 2013

Published here is the second resolution, “The SEP and the struggle against imperialist war”, adopted unanimously by the First National Congress of the Socialist Equality Party (UK), held November 17-19, 2012.

Main resolution of SEP (UK) Congress: “The political tasks of the Socialist Equality Party”

7 January 2013

Published here is the main resolution adopted unanimously by the First National Congress of the Socialist Equality Party (UK), held November 17-19, 2012.

Socialist Equality Party (UK) holds First National Congress

By Julie Hyland, 7 January 2013

The Socialist Equality Party (UK) held its First National Congress in Manchester, on November 17-19, 2012.

Britain: Oppose the closure of Maltby Colliery

24 December 2012

Campaigners from the Socialist Equality Party are circulating this leaflet at Maltby Colliery and the nearby village of the same name.

Socialist Equality Party/SouthWest NHS Fightback

A reply to Unite Head of Health Rachael Maskell

By our correspondent, 4 December 2012

The SEP/SouthWest NHS Fightback replies to a Unite union official.

For a European-wide struggle to defend auto jobs

Statement Partei für Soziale Gleichheit (Germany) Socialist Equality Party (Britain), 19 November 2012

The devastation of the auto industry is inseparably linked to the austerity measures dictated by the EU in Greece, Spain, Portugal and other countries.

Defence of the National Health Service demands a new socialist strategy

By our reporter, 10 November 2012

The SEP held a public meeting in Manchester to explain why action committees must be developed to protect health care.

UK showings of Tsar to Lenin

13 October 2012

The Socialist Equality Party (UK) and the International Youth and Students for Social Equality are to host film showings of the remarkable film documentary, Tsar to Lenin this month.

Socialist Equality Party (Britain) launches National Health Service Fightback web site

By our reporter, 5 September 2012

The Socialist Equality Party has launched a web site as the basis for organising opposition to the attempt by a consortium of 19 NHS Trust managements to cut the wages and conditions of some 60,000 workers.

SEP (UK) public meetings

Defend the Greek working class

For the United Socialist States of Europe

1 June 2012

Greek workers are suffering the greatest decline in living standards since the Nazi occupation. Unemployment is above 20 percent and 50 percent for youth. Wages have been slashed by up to 50 percent and pensions, education and health care decimated.

Opel/Vauxhall workers need an international strategy

Statement by the Socialist Equality Parties of the UK and Germany

Socialist Equality parties of the UK and Germany, 31 May 2012

The European head of General Motors, Karl-Friedrich Stracke, will put forward a restructuring plan involving annual savings of $1 billion (800 million euros) at GM’s supervisory board on June 28.

Vote “No” in Ireland’s referendum on EU fiscal treaty

Socialist Equality Parties (UK and Germany), 30 May 2012

The Socialist Equality parties of Britain and Germany call for a “No” vote in the Irish Republic’s May 31 referendum on the European Union’s fiscal treaty.

St. Helens, UK: Election meeting discusses Jerry White’s presidential campaign

By Robert Stevens, 20 April 2012

The latest election meeting for SEP candidate Danny Dickinson in the St. Helens Town Centre ward discussed the campaign of Jerry White as the US SEP’s candidate in the presidential election.

St Helens, UK: A message to car workers from SEP candidate Danny Dickinson

By Danny Dickinson, 18 April 2012

The following statement is being distributed at the Jaguar Land Rover plant at Halewood and Vauxhall’s at Ellesmere Port, as part of the election campaign by Socialist Equality Party (UK) candidate Danny Dickinson in the St Helens Town Centre ward.

UK SEP candidate condemns huge increase in day care charges for the elderly

of Stephen Woodbridge, SEP candidate in Bretton North and Peterborough, 17 April 2012

The following statement has been issued by Stephen Woodbridge, the Socialist Equality Party’s candidate for the Bretton North ward of Peterborough in local elections on May 3.

SEP (UK) candidate in British council elections speaks to St. Helens residents

By our reporter, 16 April 2012

Socialist Equality Party campaign teams met and spoke to many residents in St. Helens town centre over the past week.

UK teaching unions complete rout of pensions fight

Socialist Equality Party (UK), 13 April 2012

To understand how the UK’s Conservative/Liberal Democrat government is managing to push through the most drastic cuts in public spending since the 1930s, it is necessary to look no further than last weekend’s annual conferences of the education unions.

Workers and youth speak out in St. Helens, England

By Liz Smith, 11 April 2012

The Socialist Equality Party has been campaigning in all areas of the Town Centre ward in St. Helens, where its candidate Danny Dickinson is standing for local elections on May 3.

St Helens, England: Scarred by joblessness and poverty

By Danny Dickinson, 9 April 2012

The Socialist Equality Party is standing Danny Dickinson for the St Helens Town Centre ward, in the local elections on May 3. Dickinson has provided this account of St Helens, its history and the conditions now faced by workers and youth.

Peterborough: Far from a boomtown

Stephen Woodbridge, SEP candidate in Bretton North and Peterborough, 7 April 2012

The Socialist Equality Party (UK) is standing Stephen Woodbridge as its candidate for the ward of Bretton North, Peterborough, in the local council elections on May 3. Woodbridge has provided this profile of the city and ward he is contesting.

The Bradford by-election and the need for a revolutionary socialist party

Socialist Equality Party (UK), 6 April 2012

The victory of Respect Party candidate George Galloway in the Bradford West by-election last week has been met with shock and nervousness throughout the political establishment and media.

Socialist Equality Party (UK) launches council election campaign

5 April 2012

The Socialist Equality Party (UK) is standing candidates in local authority elections in Peterborough and St Helens to be held May 3.

SEP (UK) candidates in council elections

5 April 2012

Stephen Woodbridge is standing for the SEP in the Bretton North ward of Peterborough. A socialist his entire adult life, Stephen worked at the Perkins diesel engines plant (now a subsidiary of Caterpillar) for 35 years until 2009.

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

16 February 2012

The Socialist Equality Party (UK) is holding public meetings to discuss the attack on public sector pensions and the way forward in the fight against the government’s austerity programme.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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”

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.