The discussion, which lasted over an hour, covered many topics, including the threat of war, the disastrous consequences the official “let it rip” pandemic policies and the burning need to build a socialist movement of the working class.
The SEP is the only party in the federal elections opposing the explosion of militarism and Australia’s front-line participation in the US-led war drive against Russia and the escalating provocations against China.
Amid mass protests throughout the island, police opened fire without warning on a demonstration in Rambukkana on April 19 over fuel prices, killing Chaminda Lakshan and injuring 24 others.
“We have to unite with our working-class brothers and sisters internationally to fight what these capitalist governments are doing, basically killing the working class.”
On Sunday, August 22, the World Socialist Web Site hosted an online event featuring leading scientists from around the world. It discussed the realistic and achievable measures that must be taken to eradicate the coronavirus, stop the wave of death and end the pandemic.
On Saturday, April 3, the WSWS hosted an international online meeting to mark the 150th anniversary of the Paris Commune of 1871.
WSWS online meeting
The meeting examined Luxemburg’s role as a Marxist theoretician and political leader, and discussed the significance of her legacy to the contemporary struggle to build a Marxist leadership.
WSWS online Q&A with David North and Eric London
David North and Eric London speak on the significance of the latest revelations, in the context of the decades-long Security and the Fourth International investigation by the ICFI into Trotsky’s assassination by Stalin’s GPU.
The Russian Revolution of 1917 marked a new stage in world history. It proved that an alternative to capitalism was not a utopian dream, but a real possibility that could be achieved through the conscious political struggle of the working class.
The International Committee of the Fourth International (ICFI) marked the centenary of the Russian Revolution in 2017 with an extensive series of lectures examining the significance and lessons of the revolution, and its impact around the world.
First released in 1937, Tsar to Lenin is the definitive documentary film of the Russian Revolution. It presents an extraordinary cinematic account—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.
Produced by Herman Axelbank and narrated by Max Eastman.
The DVD from Mehring has subtitles in: Afrikaans, Chinese, English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Sinhala, Spanish, Tamil, Turkish.
Launched in 1975, the Security and the Fourth International investigation was a significant milestone in the history of the Trotskyist movement. It marked the first time that Trotskyists fought to expose the infiltration of their movement by the Stalinist GPU and FBI.
Watch this 2018 lecture by Socialist Equality Party (US) National Committee member Eric London, 'The origins and findings of the Security and the Fourth International investigation.'
Eric London's book Agents: The FBI and GPU Infiltration of the Trotskyist Movement is available at Mehring books.
The Security and the Fourth International investigation embodied the fight to maintain the historical continuity of Bolshevism and the legacy of the October Revolution against the betrayals of Stalinism and its allies.
In October 2015, the World Socialist Web Site held a two-part interview series with David North on the subject, “Why and How the GPU Murdered Leon Trotsky.”
The World Socialist Web Site celebrated the 244th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence by hosting a discussion with five eminent historians: Victoria Bynum, Clayborne Carson, Richard Carwardine, James Oakes and Gordon Wood.
Moderated by Tom Mackaman and David North.
Every year since 2014, the International Committee of the Fourth International (ICFI), the worldwide Trotskyist movement, has marked May Day with an international online rally.
In 2020, the livestreamed rally featured speakers from the United States, New Zealand, Australia, Sri Lanka, Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Turkey, Brazil, Costa Rica and Canada, and was watched by thousands around the world.