By Terry Cook, 15 June 2013
The 41 cents an hour pay rise will further entrench the social hardship facing 1.5 million minimum wage workers.
By Mike Head—SEP Senate candidate for Queensland, 15 June 2013
Like its counterparts around the world, the Australian political establishment is scapegoating asylum seekers.
By Richard Phillips, 14 June 2013
Thick plumes of black smoke engulfed the area, forcing residents to evacuate the entire complex.
By our correspondents, 13 June 2013
The SEP is holding an election meeting in the suburb of Beenleigh, where 800 meatworkers are fighting against wage cuts.
By Terry Cook, 12 June 2013
Slowing growth and falling international demand for minerals is producing escalating job destruction across Australia.
By James Cogan, 12 June 2013
“People don’t want the National Broadband Network at the expense of everyone’s health and well-being.”
By our correspondents, 12 June 2013
After local Penrith residents exposed the danger, incidents of asbestos “mishandling” are being reported around the country.
By Mark Church, 11 June 2013
The disaster has raised further questions about the Australian government’s anti-refugee policy.
By our reporters, 11 June 2013
The meeting in Footscray involved a lively discussion on the party’s socialist perspective.
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.
A total of 10 SEP candidates will stand for the Senate in five states—New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Queensland and Western Australia. Fielding two candidates in each state allows the party to be placed on the ballot paper as an “above-the-line” group. This will enable voters in each of these states to cast a vote directly for the SEP.
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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