The Socialist Equality Party (Australia)

The coronavirus pandemic, the crisis of capitalism and the tasks of the SEP

This is the main resolution that was discussed and adopted unanimously at the Fifth National Congress of the Socialist Equality Party (Australia) held on August 14-16, 2020.

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Historical Foundations

The program of the Socialist Equality Party is of a principled, not 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 Sydney in 2010. It traces the historical events and strategic experiences of the working class and Marxist movement spanning more than a century.

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Take up the fight for socialism

The SEP is the Australian section of the world Trotskyist movement, the International Committee of the Fourth International. Along with its sister parties throughout the world, the SEP fights to build a socialist leadership in the working class. It aims to unify all the struggles of the working class for their basic rights in a common political movement that will put an end to class oppression and inequality.

A new way forward must be forged! To all workers fighting to defend their jobs and living conditions, to young people drowning in debt and without a future, to the millions who are sick of endless war, we say: This is your party! Get involved today!

Fill out the form to get more information on how to join the SEP. Membership in the SEP is based on agreement with the Statement of Principles.

Watch: Meeting commemorates decades-long Australian Trotskyist Barry Jobson

At a meeting on January 17, Socialist Equality Party speakers reviewed Barry Jobson’s contribution to the fight for socialist internationalism, in the context of the deepening crisis of Australian and world capitalism.

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Free Julian Assange! Defend Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden!

The SEP’s recent National Congress committed to “intensifying the fight for the unconditional freedom of WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange” and the defence of all persecuted journalists and whistleblowers.

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Australian and New Zealand demonstrations demand freedom for WikiLeaks founder and US whistleblower

Workers and retirees, as well as youth and students attending the Socialist Equality Party’s February 2020 rallies in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Wellington responded powerfully to speakers’ calls for them to deepen their involvement in the fight to defend WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and US whistleblower Chelsea Manning.

Lecture series: Why study the history of Trotskyism?

The lectures, now all available online, reviewed some of the fundamental lessons of the protracted struggle by the Trotskyist movement for socialist internationalism.

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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.

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