By Nick Beams, 15 May 2013
Labor’s budget has set in motion a series of spending cuts that will impact directly on working-class families and low-income earners
By our reporters, 15 May 2013
In both Sydney and Melbourne, the actions of the rally organisers were aimed at preventing the SEP candidates from advancing an alternative socialist perspective.
By Patrick O’Connor, 13 May 2013
The new arrangements are aimed at aligning PNG more closely with the US-led strategic confrontation with China.
By Zac Hambides—SEP Senate candidate for NSW, 13 May 2013
Labor’s agenda in tertiary education is to strangle funding and complete the transformation of universities into thoroughly corporatised institutions.
By Mike Head, 11 May 2013
The Labor government is moving to impoverish hundreds of refugees seeking to exercise their basic legal right to appeal to a court.
11 May 2013
A total of 10 SEP candidates will stand for the Senate in five states.
11 May 2013
Behind the backs of the population, the Labor government has joined the preparations by US imperialism for war against China.
By James Cogan, 10 May 2013
US imperialism is determined to prevent China’s economic expansion from enabling Beijing to supplant Washington as the dominant power in Asia.
By Mark Church, 10 May 2013
The government has vowed to continue its “Pacific Solution” and imprisonment of children despite the medically unsafe and inhuman conditions.
Julia Gillard’s installation as prime minister last Thursday through an unprecedented coup initiated within the Labor apparatus by a tiny handful of unknown factional warlords and trade union bureaucrats is a clear warning to the working class.
The sudden ousting of Kevin Rudd has punctured the myth, promoted around the world and at home, of Australia as a land of social stability and political quiescence.
A speech by Tom Albanese, chief executive of the giant mining transnational Rio Tinto, underscores the key role played by the major mining companies in the June 24 coup.
The 15th anniversary of the WSWS is a milestone of immense significance for the international socialist movement. Over the course of a decade-and-a-half, the WSWS has provided, with unequalled accuracy and insight, a daily analysis of political and cultural events.
The SEP’s election intervention over the next four and a half months will be part of a coordinated campaign by the International Committee of the Fourth International (ICFI) and its sections throughout the world to unite the working class in Australia, the Asia-Pacific region, Africa, the Middle East, and internationally in the struggle against the growing danger of war. In the midst of the most serious economic breakdown of world capitalism since the Great Depression, the seeds of World War III have not only been sown, they have already sprouted and are rapidly growing, in the form of the US military “pivot” against China.
The Socialist Equality Party is calling on workers, young people and all those concerned about ever-deteriorating social conditions for working people, to join the committee that has been established to independently investigate the circumstances surrounding last month’s fire in Euro Terraces Building B, in the Sydney working class suburb of Bankstown. Click here to read the resolution calling for the committee, which was adopted by the SEP public meeting held on October 15.
Tsar to Lenin, first released in 1937, ranks among the twentieth century’s greatest film documentaries. It presents an extraordinary cinematic account of the Russian Revolution—from the mass uprising which overthrew the centuries-old Tsarist regime in February 1917, to the Bolshevik-led insurrection eight months later that established the first socialist workers’ state, and the final victory in 1921 of the new Soviet regime over counter-revolutionary forces after a three-year-long civil war.
This document was adopted unanimously by the Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka) at its founding congress held in Colombo, 27–29 May, 2011.
8 May 2012
The Socialist Equality Party, the Australian section of the International Committee of the Fourth International (ICFI), held its first national congress from April 6 to 9, 2012 in Sydney. Meeting under conditions of deepening economic crisis, and a turn by the ruling elites worldwide to austerity, repression and preparations for war, the congress marked an important step forward in the fight to resolve the crisis of revolutionary leadership and perspective in the working class. During four days of intensive discussion and debate, the congress unanimously adopted seven resolutions.
Resolution 1: The world capitalist crisis and the tasks of the SEP
Resolution 2: Against imperialist war
Resolution 3: Oppose the US war drive against China
Resolution 4: Oppose the US-Australia military agreement
Resolution 5: The 2010 coup and the crisis of bourgeois rule
Resolution 6: Defend Julian Assange
Resolution 7: Build the SEP!
Greece’s general election starkly confirmed the absence of any recourse through the existing political setup to combat the dictates of the troika and the banks.
The military coup carried out by the Egyptian junta is a serious threat to the Egyptian revolution and the working class.
By Peter Symonds, 31 December 2010
Washington’s concern was that Rudd’s foreign policy was cutting across the US agenda.
By Nick Beams, 23 December 2010
The following report was delivered by Nick Beams, SEP (Australia) national secretary to SEP public meetings in Melbourne and Sydney on December 20 and 21.
Adopted in January by the founding congress of the Socialist Equality Party (Australia), The Historical and International Foundations of the Socialist Equality Party (Australia reviews and examines essential historical events and political experiences of the Australian working class throughout the twentieth century, within the context of global economic, political and social processes.
The SEP Statement of Principles outlines the basic conceptions of the SEP and the foundation for membership in the party. The document was adopted unanimously at the party’s founding congress in Sydney on January 21–25.
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