Socialist Equality Party (US)

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals refuses to hear Socialist Equality Party candidates’ appeal in California voting rights case until after ballots are printed

By Shuvu Batta, 6 August 2020

The decision effectively deprives Joseph Kishore and Norissa Santa Cruz of the right to have their appeal heard on the merits before the ballots are printed.

SEP (US) Congress resolution

The global pandemic, the class struggle, and the tasks of the Socialist Equality Party

1 August 2020

This resolution was adopted unanimously by the Sixth National Congress of the Socialist Equality Party in the US, held July 19–24, 2020.

SEP files appeal to Federal Sixth Circuit Court in Michigan ballot access case

By Kevin Reed, 25 July 2020

The Socialist Equality Party candidates Joseph Kishore for US President and Norissa Santa Cruz for US Vice President have appealed to the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit for review of the July 8 ruling of Judge Sean Cox rejecting their lawsuit against Michigan ballot access requirements during the pandemic.

SEP candidates Joseph Kishore and Norissa Santa Cruz respond to California state officials in ballot access lawsuit

By Alan Gilman, 17 July 2020

In a set of court filings Wednesday, the SEP candidates refuted point by point the arguments made by California state officials in an effort to keep them off the November ballot.

Michigan court rules that SEP must gather signatures despite pandemic

By Joseph Kishore—SEP candidate for US president, 10 July 2020

The district court’s decision is not a serious legal ruling grounded in jurisprudence or reasoned analysis. It is a political decision aimed at barring socialists from the ballot.

Federal judge backs Democrats, rules against SEP challenge to Michigan ballot access requirements during pandemic

By Kevin Reed, 9 July 2020

A Republican-appointed federal judge sided with Michigan Democrats on Wednesday and ruled against the Socialist Equality Party in its lawsuit to block the state’s unconstitutional rules for ballot access in the 2020 presidential elections.

Hands off international students! Oppose ICE deportation of foreign college students!

By Joseph Kishore—SEP candidate for US president, 8 July 2020

The Trump administration’s xenophobic attempts to terrorize and scapegoat international students in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic must be opposed.

The significance of the July 4 online discussion, “The Place of the Two American Revolutions: Past, Present and Future”

By David Walsh, 6 July 2020

The World Socialist Web Site marked the 244th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence by hosting a discussion with five significant historians: Victoria Bynum, Clayborne Carson, Richard Carwardine, James Oakes and Gordon Wood.

Twenty-five years since the death of Ed Winn

By Fred Mazelis, 26 June 2020

Twice the presidential candidate of the Workers League, Ed Winn fought for Marxist principles throughout the American and international working class. He was a New York City transit worker for 22 years.

The fight to put the SEP on the ballot continues as Illinois court denies challenge to relaxed ballot access rules

By Kristina Betinis, 23 June 2020

An appeals court denied a challenge to an April ruling that the pandemic and social distancing presented a “nearly insurmountable hurdle” to the in-person collection of tens of thousands of signatures.

Oppose all public education budget cuts, layoffs and the unsafe reopening of schools! For a socialist program to fully fund and vastly expand public education!

By Joseph Kishore--Socialist Equality Party candidate for president, 23 June 2020

As the Socialist Equality Party’s candidate for president in the 2020 US elections, I condemn the widespread attacks on public education implemented by Democrats and Republicans.

Socialist Equality Party challenges undemocratic ballot access laws in Michigan

By Joseph Kishore and Norissa Santa Cruz—SEP candidates for president and vice president, 20 June 2020

The lawsuit is part of the SEP’s fight against an undemocratic electoral system that is designed to prevent any opposition to the two parties of the ruling class, the Democrats and Republicans.

Introduction to The Fourth International and the Perspective of World Socialist Revolution: 1986–1995

By Joseph Kishore, 19 June 2020

We are publishing here the introduction to the upcoming book The Fourth International and the Perspective of World Socialist Revolution: 1986–1995. The book consists of lectures on the development of the perspective and program of the International Committee of the Fourth International in the aftermath of the split with the British Workers Revolutionary Party in February 1986.

A call to the working class! Stop Trump’s coup d’état!

By Statement of the Socialist Equality Party, 4 June 2020

The Trump administration is attempting to carry out a coup against the Constitution and establish a presidential dictatorship based on the military and the police.

Oppose the Trump administration’s deportation of 1,000 immigrant children!

By Norissa Santa Cruz—SEP candidate for US vice president, 23 May 2020

International laws and statutes that once offered special protections for immigrant youth seeking asylum have been made a dead letter by the Trump administration.

Monday, February 24 at 7 PM eastern

David North and Joseph Kishore to address live stream campaign town hall meeting in Ann Arbor, Michigan

By the Socialist Equality Party (US), 22 February 2020

The working class is the social force that can replace capitalism with international socialism. Sign up to attend Monday’s town hall campaign meeting and join the fight for socialism!

FBI and Department of Justice reject Freedom of Information Act document request by SEP National Chairman David North

By the WSWS Editorial Board, 20 February 2020

The US government declares that the Socialist Equality Party and World Socialist Web Site chairman’s request for documents obtained through surveillance of his political activities threatens “national security and foreign intelligence.”

Mobilize the working class to defend the grad students at University of California-Santa Cruz

Norissa Santa Cruz—SEP vice presidential candidate, 20 February 2020

The conditions facing the graduate students are the conditions of an entire generation.

“The time is now to fight for genuine socialism and an end to capitalist exploitation”

SEP presidential candidate Joseph Kishore opens 2020 campaign with address to students and supporters in Michigan

By our reporters, 29 January 2020

There is a clear alternative facing the American and international working class, Kishore said at the meeting, capitalist barbarism or international socialism.

Socialist Equality Party to run Joseph Kishore for president, Norissa Santa Cruz for vice president in 2020 US elections

27 January 2020

The alternative confronting the working class is clear: capitalist barbarism or international socialism. The Socialist Equality Party, in political solidarity with the International Committee of the Fourth International, will use this campaign to advance the struggle of the working class against capitalism. Sign up today to get involved!

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25 January 2020

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24 January 2020

23 January 2020

Last Week for Mehring Books Holiday Sale

2018 lecture by Eric London: The origins and findings of Security and the Fourth International

By Eric London, 31 December 2019

Mehring Books is reposting a lecture given by Eric London, author of Agents: The FBI and GPU Infiltration of the Trotskyist Movement, on the book’s subject matter. The book is half off until January 5.

Perspectives for the coming revolution in America: Race, class and the fight for socialism

By Joseph Kishore, 2 December 2019

This is an edited version of a report delivered by Socialist Equality Party National Secretary Joseph Kishore to meetings in Michigan and California on the New York Times’ “1619 Project.”

Oppose the betrayal of the Chicago teachers strike!

CTU moves to shut down strike without giving teachers right to vote on sellout contract

By the WSWS Teacher Newsletter, 31 October 2019

The Chicago Teachers Union has announced it is shutting down the 11-day strike and sending teachers back to work tomorrow without giving them the right to vote on a new contract.

SEP and IYSSE meeting series in the United States

Race, Class and the Fight for Socialism: Perspectives for the Coming Revolution in America

11 October 2019

This meeting series will refute the historical falsifications advanced in the New York Times “1619 Project,” explain their underlying political motivations and present the strategy for socialist revolution in America today.

Drawing the lessons of the ICFI split—International Strategy and National Tactics: The change in the ICFI’s approach to national liberation movements

By Deepal Jayasekera, 30 September 2019

This lecture was delivered to the Socialist Equality Party (US) Summer School on July 25, 2019 by Deepal Jayasekera, Assistant Secretary of the Socialist Equality Party in Sri Lanka

The World Capitalist Crisis and the Tasks of the Fourth International: An analysis of the ICFI Perspectives resolution of 1988

By Andre Damon, 20 September 2019

This lecture was delivered to the Socialist Equality Party (US) Summer School on July 23, 2019 by Andre Damon, regular writer for the World Socialist Web Site and leading member of the Socialist Equality Party in the US.

Mobilize the working class in defense of abortion rights

the WSWS editorial board, 21 May 2019

The Socialist Equality Party and the International Youth and Students for Social Equality are distributing this statement at demonstrations across the US on Tuesday to defend the right to an abortion.

Speech by Niles Niemuth to London meeting

“What is it that Manning and Assange are being persecuted for? Revealing the truth”

18 May 2019

We are publishing the speech of Niles Niemuth, a leading member of the Socialist Equality Party (US), at the May 12 public meeting in London in defence of jailed WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange and whistleblower Chelsea Manning.

The future lies in socialism

By Joseph Kishore, 13 May 2019

We are publishing here the text of the speech to the 2019 Online International May Day Rally delivered by Joseph Kishore.

The class struggle in the United States and the fight against war

By Niles Niemuth, 13 May 2019

We are publishing here the text of the speech to the 2019 Online International May Day Rally delivered by Niles Niemuth.

David North to address public meetings with Christoph Vandreier: “The Threat of Fascism and How to Fight It”

1 April 2019

North and Vandreier will jointly address meetings in Detroit and Ann Arbor, Michigan; Cambridge, Massachusetts and New York City.

For a unified struggle of Oakland students and teachers to defend public education!

the International Youth and Students for Social Equality - Berkeley, 23 February 2019

The IYSSE supports and applauds the tens of thousands of teenage students in Oakland who have protested in solidarity with their striking teachers.

Updated: Letters oppose barring of SEP panel on the fight against fascism from Historical Materialism conference

19 February 2019

The World Socialist Web Site will continue to post new letters as they come in protesting the decision of the organizers of the Socialism in Our Time conference.

Build rank-and-file strike committees! Prepare to expand the strike!

A fighting program for Oakland teachers

By WSWS Teacher Newsletter, 19 February 2019

Oakland, California teachers must break out of union-imposed isolation and organize across bargaining units, district lines, and geographical boundaries. This is the same fight nationally and internationally in defense of public education.

205 Feb 9 video

12 February 2019

“We have to stand up and learn how to be strong on our own”

Workers at February 9 protest discuss fight against GM closings

By our reporters, 12 February 2019

Autoworkers explained why they attended the demonstration and the strategic demands raised by the march, including the fight for rank-and-file committees and the unity of US, Canadian and Mexican workers.

Autoworkers, supporters demonstrate in Detroit to oppose GM closures and layoffs

By Niles Niemuth, 11 February 2019

Autoworkers and supporters from throughout the Midwest attended a demonstration and meeting Saturday organized by the WSWS Autoworkers Newsletter and the Steering Committee of the Coalition of Rank and File Committees.

A fighting strategy for California teachers

By the WSWS Teacher Newsletter, 17 January 2019

After the initial exhilaration of the first few days of the strike, teachers in Los Angeles are now discussing and debating the way forward in this historic battle to defend public education.

Resolution to the Detroit meeting against GM plant closures

No to GM plant closings! Mobilize the working class to stop layoffs and concessions!

12 December 2018

This resolution was unanimously adopted by delegates to the December 9 meeting in Detroit to oppose GM plant closings and layoffs.

“Eighty Years of the Fourth International” series continues with meetings in California and Oregon

By our reporters, 17 November 2018

Taking place in the backdrop of the rising death toll from the California fires and the rise of the far-right, the meetings attracted broad audiences of youth, students and workers across the West Coast.

The origins and findings of the Security and the Fourth International investigation

By Eric London, 14 November 2018

This is the text and audio of a lecture delivered by Eric London in Detroit, Michigan reviewing the monumental investigation conducted by the International Committee of the Fourth International titled Security and the Fourth International, which exposed the infiltration of the movement by agents of the FBI and Stalinist GPU.

Growing interest in socialism at Chicago meeting on 80th anniversary of Fourth International

By the IYSSE at University of Illinois at Chicago, 14 November 2018

David North spoke to youth and workers on the need to assimilate the lessons of the 20th century to build a movement for socialism today.

David North lecture tour

Nearly 100 attend meeting in New York City on the 80th anniversary of the Fourth International

By our reporters, 13 November 2018

David North spoke on the need for a scientific understanding of history to an audience at New York University composed of workers, students and professionals from the New York and New Jersey area.

David North lecture tour

More than 100 attend meeting at MIT on anniversary of the Fourth International

By Kate Randall, 9 November 2018

David North spoke on the lessons of the 20th century and the fight for a perspective based on objective truth at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a world center of scientific education and research.

Vote Niles Niemuth, Socialist Equality Party, for US House of Representatives in Michigan’s 12th district!

6 November 2018

The WSWS urges all its readers who reside in the 12th Congressional District of Michigan to cast a class-conscious vote for the only socialist candidate in the 2018 elections.

220 Detroit teachers statement

6 November 2018

David North begins US speaking tour in Michigan to mark 80 years of the Fourth International

By our reporters, 25 October 2018

David North, chairman of the WSWS International Editorial Board, spoke on the lessons of the 20th century, the attack on Marxism and the fight for socialism today.

Socialist Equality Party candidate for Congress Niles Niemuth speaks at televised forum

6 October 2018

The SEP’s candidate for Michigan’s 12th congressional district, along with his opponents from the Democratic and Republican parties, as well as the pseudo-left Working Class Party, answered questions on immigration, inequality, education and more.

Campaign events for Socialist Equality Party candidate Niles Niemuth

Socialism: What it is and how to fight for it

18 September 2018

The Socialist Equality Party’s campaign for Niles Niemuth has announced an initial series of meetings and campaign events through which Niles will fight for a genuine socialist program in the interest of workers and youth.

Teachers must link up their fight with educators nationally and internationally!

By Niles Niemuth, 11 September 2018

Educators across the US have returned to the classrooms under conditions of unrelenting assault on public education.

Reject the sellout in Seattle! For a statewide and national teachers strike!

By WSWS Teacher Newsletter, 8 September 2018

The WSWS Teacher Newsletter urges Seattle teachers meeting today to vote “no” and immediately constitute themselves as an independent rank-and-file committee to plan a serious struggle.

Socialist Equality Party candidate Niles Niemuth speaks at election meeting in Brownstown, Michigan

By Tom Hall, 25 August 2018

The meeting, held in the predominantly industrial, working-class Downriver area of metro Detroit, saw a wide-ranging discussion with attendees.

Tragic house fire takes three lives in Lincoln Park, Michigan

By Niles Niemuth, 14 August 2018

The victims of the fire that engulfed a house in the early morning hours Saturday include a woman two months pregnant, a family caretaker and a four-year-old boy.

Resolution of the SEP (US) Fifth National Congress

The Resurgence of Class Struggle and the Tasks of the Socialist Equality Party: Part Three

10 August 2018

This resolution was unanimously adopted by the Socialist Equality Party Congress, held from July 22–27.

Resolution of the SEP (US) Fifth National Congress

The Resurgence of Class Struggle and the Tasks of the Socialist Equality Party: Part Two

9 August 2018

This resolution was unanimously adopted by the Socialist Equality Party Congress, held from July 22–27.

Resolution of the SEP (US) Fifth National Congress

The Resurgence of Class Struggle and the Tasks of the Socialist Equality Party

8 August 2018

This resolution was unanimously adopted by the Socialist Equality Party Congress, held from July 22–27, 2018.

The New York Times and the specter of socialism

By Niles Niemuth, 8 August 2018

Democratic Party pundit Michael Tomasky this week offered “friendly advice” to the ruling class on how it can block growing interest in socialism among students and workers.

Opening report to the Fifth National Congress of the Socialist Equality Party (US)

By David North, 4 August 2018

This report was delivered by David North, the national chairperson of the Socialist Equality Party (US), to open the Fifth National Congress of the SEP, held July 22-27, 2018.

Notes from the campaign trail

SEP establishes Ann Arbor election campaign committee for Michigan’s 12th congressional district

By Niles Niemuth, 4 August 2018

The campaign of Niles Niemuth for Congress established its first election committee in Ann Arbor this week and announced its first round of public meetings across the district.

Socialist Equality Party (US) holds Fifth National Congress

3 August 2018

The Socialist Equality Party in the United States held its Fifth National Congress July 22-27 in Southeast Michigan.

Resolution of the SEP (US) Fifth National Congress

Free Julian Assange!

2 August 2018

This resolution was unanimously adopted by the Socialist Equality Party Congress, held July 22–27.

210 Election campaign statement

26 July 2018

Socialist candidate for Congress Niles Niemuth submits thousands of signatures for ballot access in Michigan

By our reporter, 19 July 2018

Niles Niemuth, the Socialist Equality Party's candidate for US congress, formally filed for ballot access Wednesday, submitting nearly 6,000 signatures from residents of Michigan's 12th district.

Notes from the campaign trail

SEP campaign volunteers reflect on talking to thousands of workers in Michigan’s 12th District

By our reporters, 17 July 2018

Supporters and members of the SEP share their stories from campaigning to put Niles Niemuth on the November ballot for Michigan’s 12th congressional district.

Notes from the campaign trail

The impact of the US-backed war in Yemen on Michigan’s 12th district

By Niles Niemuth, 11 July 2018

The SEP’s congressional candidate has spoken to immigrant families on the issue of war and the impact of US imperialism on their lives.

SEP candidate Niles Niemuth speaks on Michigan Radio

By our reporters, 4 July 2018

The Socialist Equality Party candidate spoke with workers and young people in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti and was interviewed on public radio Tuesday.

“I want a political organization that acknowledges that capitalism is not working”

SEP, IYSSE campaign for congressional candidate Niles Niemuth at pro-immigrant protest in Ann Arbor, Michigan

By our reporters, 2 July 2018

A team of SEP and IYSSE members intervened in Saturday’s “Families Belong Together” rally, collecting over 500 signatures to put Niles on the ballot in November.

SEP candidate Niles Niemuth says “the attacks on immigrants are aimed at the entire working class”

By our reporters, 30 June 2018

Niemuth joined Socialist Equality Party campaign teams in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti, collecting signatures to secure ballot access.

Mobilize the working class against the bipartisan attack on immigrants!

Statement of the Socialist Equality Party

29 June 2018

Growing opposition to the attack on immigrants and democratic rights requires a clear political focus and policy.

SEP candidate Niles Niemuth wins support from workers and youth in Ann Arbor, Michigan

By our reporter, 28 June 2018

Students and workers who signed to put Niles on the ballot spoke out against the attacks on immigrants and imperialist war.

Socialist Equality Party to run Niles Niemuth for Michigan’s 12th Congressional district

By Socialist Equality Party, 27 June 2018

In the November 6 midterm elections, Niles will run on a socialist, anti-war and anti-capitalist program in the interests of the working class in Michigan and around the world.

The global significance of the resurgence of class struggle in the United States

By Jerry White, 9 May 2018

The following speech was delivered to the ICFI’s May Day 2018 International Online Rally by Jerry White, labor editor of the World Socialist Web Site.

Socialism and the struggle against Internet censorship

By Andre Damon, 9 May 2018

The following speech was delivered by Andre Damon, a leader of the Socialist Equality Party in the US.

Workers, students speak out against war, censorship and inequality at Detroit meeting

By Tom Hall, 24 April 2018

The World Socialist Web Site spoke with several of those attending the meeting “War, the Class Struggle and the Fight Against Internet Censorship,” held at Wayne State University on Sunday.

Unite the working class against police killings!

David Moore: SEP candidate for US Senate from California, 19 April 2018

The killing of Diante Yarber in Barstow, California is the latest in an unending series of police killings in the state and throughout the country.

No to World War III! For the building of a socialist anti-war movement!

By Statement of the World Socialist Web Site Editorial Board, 17 April 2018

The assault by the imperialist powers on Syria is only the prelude to a far broader and bloodier conflict with Iran, Russia, and China.

New dates in Newark and Tracy

Public meetings in California: The Socialist Equality Party campaign in the 2018 midterm elections

By the Socialist Equality Party, 3 April 2018

The Socialist Equality Party is running David Moore as its candidate for the US Senate and Kevin Mitchell as its candidate for the US House of Representatives from the 51st Congressional District.

The struggle of teachers cannot be isolated! For a united movement of the entire working class!

By Jerry White, 28 March 2018

The wave of teachers’ strikes in the US and internationally has raised vital political and strategic issues, which must be discussed and debated to take this struggle forward.

Public conference in Detroit April 22

The resurgence of class struggle and the fight against Internet censorship

12 March 2018

On Sunday, April 22, the WSWS, Socialist Equality Party and the International Youth and Students for Social Equality are holding a public conference in Detroit, Michigan to mobilize the working class against Internet censorship.

Join Oakland Rank-and-File Strike Committee to broaden the fight to defend public education!

By Oakland Rank-and-File Strike Committee, 26 February 2018

Teachers in Oakland are taking a stand, giving voice to the determination to fight back of teachers across the US and all over the world. We are receiving broad support because workers realize that we are not just fighting for ourselves but for the fate of public education. All workers, moreover, face the same problems: low wages, skyrocketing living costs and precarious employment.

The Place of the October Revolution in World History and Contemporary Politics

By David North, 13 November 2017

We are publishing here the text of a lecture delivered on Saturday, November 11 by David North, chairman of the International Editorial Board of the World Socialist Web Site and national chairman of the Socialist Equality Party of the US. The audio for the lecture is embedded in the text.

Large turnout for Ann Arbor, Michigan meeting on centenary of the Russian Revolution

By our reporters, 11 November 2017

Speaking exactly 100 years and one day after the working class seized power in Russia, David North reviewed the global impact of the October Revolution, its origins and its political significance.

Strong turnout at San Diego campuses for lectures by David North on Russian Revolution

By our reporter, 2 November 2017

The lectures were well attended and prompted lively discussions with members of the audience.

US public meeting series: Why Study the Russian Revolution?

24 October 2017

The SEP and IYSSE are hosting meetings throughout the country featuring David North to mark the centenary of the October Revolution of 1917 and to discuss its impact and lasting consequences.

Public meetings in Michigan, California and New York

Google: The new face of Internet censorship

24 October 2017

The SEP and IYSSE are hosting meetings throughout the country to inform students youth and workers of the fight against Internet censorship.

SEP public meetings: “Flint and the Grenfell fire: Social crimes against the working class”

26 July 2017

The SEP and the IYSSE are holding public meetings Thursday in Detroit and Flint, Michigan to review the experience of the Grenfell fire tragedy in London and its broader implications for the working class.

No to San Diego school layoffs! Defend the right to high quality public education!

By the WSWS Teacher Newsletter, 11 April 2017

There is widespread opposition to the layoffs of 1,500 teachers and staff, but to fight, school workers must build a political movement against the squandering of resources on war and the interests of the super-rich.

“We are still fighting the same things they fought out 100 years ago”

Registrations from throughout the world as interest in Russian Revolution centenary lectures grows

7 March 2017

Individuals from more than 50 countries have registered to participate in the International Committee of the Fourth International’s online lecture series that begins on March 11.

205 Video on Russian Revolution

17 February 2017

SEP/IYSSE public meetings

Mobilize the working class to defend immigrant rights!

12 February 2017

At these meetings, representatives of the SEP and IYSSE will speak on the significance of Trump’s election and the political perspective that must guide opposition to war, inequality and dictatorship.

SEP meeting in Detroit Saturday to oppose GM layoffs

10 February 2017

The SEP and the WSWS Autoworker Newsletter have called this meeting to organize and mobilize opposition to the layoffs throughout the region.

IYSSE demonstrations in Detroit, New Orleans and Chicago

Unite the working class against the attack on immigrants and refugees!

1 February 2017

The International Youth and Students for Social Equality is organizing protest demonstrations in Chicago and Detroit on February 7 and in New Orleans on February 10.

The SEP and IYSSE begin nationwide meetings on the significance and implications of the Trump election

By a WSWS reporting team, 27 January 2017

The Socialist Equality Party has held the first of an ongoing series of meetings across the United States in San Diego and Detroit.

225 Report on Trump meetings

26 January 2017

205 David North to speak at Gleebooks in Sydney

18 January 2017

SEP and IYSSE public meetings

The election of Donald Trump: The political issues facing workers and youth

18 November 2016

The Socialist Equality Party and the International Youth and Students for Social Equality are holding meetings throughout the country on the origins and implications of the US elections.

207 Trump meeting announcement

16 November 2016