International Committee of the Fourth International

For an active boycott of the Brexit referendum!

Statement of the Socialist Equality Party and British section of the International Committee of the Fourth International, 29 February 2016

The Socialist Equality Party urges workers and young people to boycott the referendum. The Remain and Leave campaigns are both headed by Thatcherite forces that stand for greater austerity, brutal anti-immigrant measures and the destruction of workers’ rights. Their differences are over how best to defend the interests of British capitalism against its European and international rivals under conditions of economic slump and the escalation of militarism and war.

Seventy-five years since the assassination of Leon Trotsky

By Joseph Kishore, 20 August 2015

Seventy-five years after his death, Trotsky emerges ever more clearly as a world historical figure who not only influenced the course of the 20th century, but whose writings and ideas remain an essential guide for orienting the working class today.

Trotskyism and the Minneapolis Teamsters Strike of 1934

Revolutionary Teamsters: The Minneapolis Truckers’ Strike of 1934, by Bryan Palmer

By Tom Mackaman and Jerry White, 24 June 2015

A recent book by historian Bryan Palmer chronicles the role of American Trotskyists in leading one of the most important strikes in US history.

US-Cuban rapprochement: The lessons of history

By Bill Van Auken and David North, 19 December 2014

Hailed by governments and corporations as a historic turning point, the move to “normalize” US-Cuban ties raises profound historical questions for the working class and the socialist movement.

ICFI/WSWS public meeting in India on the danger of world war

11 November 2014

We urge workers and youth to attend the ICFI/WSWS supporters’ meeting in Chennai to discuss the socialist response to the threat of war.

Seventy-five years since the outbreak of World War II

By Barry Grey, 1 September 2014

Under conditions of mounting social tensions and deepening economic crisis, the imperialist ruling classes are recklessly pushing the conflict over Ukraine to the point of open warfare between NATO and Russia.

A tribute to Dave Hyland

By David North, 23 January 2014

We are posting here the tribute to Dave Hyland, former national secretary of the Socialist Equality Party of Britain, delivered by David North, national chairman of the SEP of the US and chairman of the International Editorial Board of the WSWS, to a memorial meeting held January 18 in honor of Comrade Hyland.

Memorial meeting pays tribute to Dave Hyland’s political struggle

By Robert Stevens, 20 January 2014

The Socialist Equality Party of Britain held a memorial meeting on January 18 in honour of Dave Hyland, its former national secretary, who died December 8, 2013, aged 66.

Condolences on the death of Dave Hyland from Australia and the US

24 December 2013

Below, we publish additional letters of condolence sent by Dave’s comrades internationally.

Workers, youth speak on Berlin meeting to mark 75th anniversary of the Fourth International

By our correspondents, 5 December 2013

The World Socialist Web Site spoke with workers and youth who attended the meeting in Berlin last weekend.

Workers and youth speak about the relevance of the Russian Revolution today

By our correspondents, 17 December 2012

Audience members in Melbourne and Sydney spoke with the WSWS about the Russian Revolution and its contemporary significance.

Australian SEP holds first national congress

By our correspondents, 8 May 2012

After four days of intensive discussion, the congress delegates unanimously adopted seven resolutions dealing with the major political issues confronting workers and youth.

Arm Pakistani workers with a revolutionary socialist program

Build the Pakistani section of the International Committee of the Fourth International!

By of Marxist Voice, 6 January 2011

The World Socialist Web Site is publishing here a statement from Marxist Voice, a Pakistani group that has expressed political agreement with the perspectives of the International Committee of the Fourth International and undertaken to work with the ICFI to build it as the World Party of Socialist Revolution.

Arm Pakistani workers with a revolutionary socialist program

Build the Pakistani section of the International Committee of the Fourth International!

Part 3

By Marxist Voice, 5 January 2011

The WSWS is publishing here the third and concluding part of a statement by Marxist Voice, a Pakistani group that has expressed political agreement with the perspectives of the International Committee of the Fourth International.

International condolences on the death of Sri Lankan Trotskyist

By our correspoondents, 14 September 2010

The sections of the international Trotskyist movement in Britain, Germany and Canada sent messages of condolence to the SEP in Sri Lanka.

May Day 2010

By Peter Symonds, 1 May 2010

The World Socialist Web Site and the International Committee of the Fourth International sends its greetings to workers and young people around the world struggling to defend their living standards and basic rights.

The Historical and International Foundations of the Socialist Equality Party (Australia)—Part 11

11 March 2010

The World Socialist Web Site continues publication of The Historical and International Foundations of the Socialist Equality Party (Australia). The document was adopted unanimously at the party’s founding congress in Sydney on January 21–25.

The Historical and International Foundations of the Socialist Equality Party (Australia)—Part 10

10 March 2010

The World Socialist Web Site continues publication of The Historical and International Foundations of the Socialist Equality Party (Australia). The document was adopted unanimously at the party’s founding congress in Sydney on January 21–25.

The Historical and International Foundations of the Socialist Equality Party (Australia)—Part 9

9 March 2010

The World Socialist Web Site continues publication of The Historical and International Foundations of the Socialist Equality Party (Australia). The document was adopted unanimously at the party’s founding congress in Sydney on January 21–25.

The Historical and International Foundations of the Socialist Equality Party (Australia)—Part 8

8 March 2010

The World Socialist Web Site continues publication of The Historical and International Foundations of the Socialist Equality Party (Australia). The document was adopted unanimously at the party’s founding congress in Sydney on January 21–25.

The Historical and International Foundations of the Socialist Equality Party (Australia)—Part 7

6 March 2010

The World Socialist Web Site continues publication of The Historical and International Foundations of the Socialist Equality Party (Australia). The document was adopted unanimously at the party’s founding congress in Sydney on January 21–25.

The Historical and International Foundations of the Socialist Equality Party (Australia)—Part 6

5 March 2010

The World Socialist Web Site continues publication of The Historical and International Foundations of the Socialist Equality Party (Australia). The document was adopted unanimously at the party’s founding congress in Sydney on January 21–25.

The Historical and International Foundations of the Socialist Equality Party (Australia)—Part 5

4 March 2010

The World Socialist Web Site continues publication of The Historical and International Foundations of the Socialist Equality Party (Australia). The document was adopted unanimously at the party’s founding congress in Sydney on January 21–25.

The Historical and International Foundations of the Socialist Equality Party (Australia)—Part 4

3 March 2010

The World Socialist Web Site continues publication of The Historical and International Foundations of the Socialist Equality Party (Australia). The document was adopted unanimously at the party’s founding congress in Sydney on January 21–25.

The Historical and International Foundations of the Socialist Equality Party (Australia)—Part 3

2 March 2010

The World Socialist Web Site continues publication of The Historical and International Foundations of the Socialist Equality Party (Australia). The document was adopted unanimously at the party’s founding congress in Sydney on January 21–25.

The Historical and International Foundations of the Socialist Equality Party (Australia)—Part 2

1 March 2010

The World Socialist Web Site continues publication of The Historical and International Foundations of the Socialist Equality Party (Australia). The document was adopted unanimously at the party’s founding congress in Sydney on January 21–25.

Opening report to the SEP (Australia) Founding Congress

By Nick Beams, 27 February 2010

The following is the opening report delivered by Nick Beams, national secretary of the Socialist Equality Party (Australia), to the SEP’s founding congress held in Sydney on January 21–25.

Olivier Besancenot in Poland

By Ulrich Rippert, 23 May 2009

Olivier Besancenot’s participation in the European election congress of the Polish Party of Labour (PPP) last weekend makes clear the real aims of his newly founded Anti-Capitalist Party (Parti Anticapitaliste).

Internationalism and the struggle for socialism

By Nick Beams, 20 May 2009

The following is the text of a report given by Nick Beams, national secretary of the Socialist Equality Party (Australia), to the WSWS/SEP/ISSE regional conferences, “The world economic crisis, the failure of capitalism, and the case for socialism.”

Greek protest movement requires a socialist perspective

PASOK and SYRIZA: no alternative to the right-wing government

European sections ICFI, 9 January 2009

Statement to be distributed to the mass demonstrations of students and youth taking place in Athens on Friday, January 9.

Australia: The DSP split and Socialist Alliance—another opportunist debacle

By Laura Tiernan, 6 December 2008

Six months after a devastating split in the Democratic Socialist Perspective, the 6th national conference of Socialist Alliance this weekend will provide further proof of the crisis gripping the DSP and the entire Socialist Alliance project.

Sri Lankan SEP marks 70th anniversary of Fourth International

By our correspondents, 1 December 2008

The Socialist Equality Party and International Students for Social Equality public meeting in Sri Lanka addressed the necessity of an international socialist perspective derived from the struggles of the Fourth International to overcome the current global breakdown of capitalism.

On the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Fourth International

By David North, 3 November 2008

The following report was given by David North, national chairman of the Socialist Equality Party and chairman of the international editorial board of the World Socialist Web Site, to a meeting entitled “Socialism and the Future of Humanity” held November 1 in Ann Arbor, Michigan to mark the 70th anniversary of the Fourth International.

“Socialism and the Future of Humanity”— SEP (US) meeting on 70th anniversary of the Fourth International

By Tim Tower, 3 November 2008

To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Fourth International, the Socialist Equality Party held a meeting at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor on Saturday, November 1.

SEP public meetings in Ann Arbor, New York, and California

70th Anniversary of the Fourth International: Socialism and the Future of Humanity

14 October 2008

The world economy is entering a period of crisis on a scale not seen since the Great Depression. The ideological buttresses of the capitalist system are disintegrating, as the miracles of the “free market” are creating chaos throughout the world.

The Historical and International Foundations of the Socialist Equality Party—Part 11

10 October 2008

Among the political consequences of the dissolution of the Soviet Union was the proliferation of nationalist and separatist movements demanding the creation of new states.

The Historical and International Foundations of the Socialist Equality Party—Part 10

9 October 2008

The Socialist Equality Party (US) today continues publication of The Historical and International Foundations of the Socialist Equality Party. The document was discussed extensively and adopted unanimously at the Founding Congress of the SEP, held August 3-9, 2008.

The Historical and International Foundations of the Socialist Equality Party—Part 9

8 October 2008

The Socialist Equality Party (US) today continues publication of The Historical and International Foundations of the Socialist Equality Party. The document was discussed extensively and adopted unanimously at the Founding Congress of the SEP, held August 3-9, 2008.

The Historical and International Foundations of the Socialist Equality Party—Part 8

7 October 2008

The world capitalist crisis and the escalation of class conflict brought to the surface political problems in the Workers League. The growth of the League in the late 1960s and early 1970s had been based to a great extent on the radicalization of student and minority youth.

The Historical and International Foundations of the Socialist Equality Party—Part 7

6 October 2008

The Socialist Equality Party (US) today continues publication of The Historical and International Foundations of the Socialist Equality Party. The document was discussed extensively and adopted unanimously at the Founding Congress of the SEP, held August 3-9, 2008.

Nixon and Bretton Woods

Capitalist breakdown and the revolutionary perspective of the Fourth International—Part 2

Nixon and Bretton Woods

By Nick Beams, 6 October 2008

Published today is the second part of a report delivered on September 28 by Nick Beams to a public meeting in Sydney on the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Fourth International. Beams is a member of the WSWS International Editorial Board and National Secretary of the Socialist Equality Party (Australia). Part one was posted on October 4.

Nick Beams addresses 70th anniversary meeting

Capitalist breakdown and the revolutionary perspective of the Fourth International

By Nick Beams, 4 October 2008

The historical significance of the founding of the Fourth International in 1938 and the 70-year struggle to defend and develop the program of Trotskyism, led since 1953 by the International Committee of the Fourth International, is being underscored by the tumultuous events now unfolding in the world economy.

The Historical and International Foundations of the Socialist Equality Party—Part 6

4 October 2008

The Socialist Equality Party (US) today continues publication of The Historical and International Foundations of the Socialist Equality Party. The document was discussed extensively and adopted unanimously at the Founding Congress of the SEP, held August 3-9, 2008.

SEP public meetings in Australia

The enduring significance of the founding of the Fourth International

By James Cogan, 3 October 2008

 The following speech was delivered by James Cogan to a meeting in Sydney held by the Socialist Equality Party (Australia) on September 28 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Fourth International.

The Historical and International Foundations of the Socialist Equality Party—Part 5

3 October 2008

The Socialist Equality Party (US) today continues publication of The Historical and International Foundations of the Socialist Equality Party. The document was discussed extensively and adopted unanimously at the Founding Congress of the SEP, held August 3-9, 2008.

The Historical and International Foundations of the Socialist Equality Party—Part 4

2 October 2008

 The Socialist Equality Party (US) today continues publication of The Historical and International Foundations of the Socialist Equality Party. The document was discussed extensively and adopted unanimously at the Founding Congress of the SEP, held August 3-9, 2008.

Australia: Public meetings mark 70th anniversary of the Fourth International

Historical lessons discussed

By our reporters, 2 October 2008

The Socialist Equality Party (Australia) held lively and well-attended public meetings in Sydney on Sunday and Melbourne on Wednesday night to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Fourth International (FI), established by Leon Trotsky in September 1938.

The Historical and International Foundations of the Socialist Equality Party—Part 2

30 September 2008

The Socialist Equality Party (US) today continues publication of The Historical and International Foundations of the Socialist Equality Party. The document was discussed extensively and adopted unanimously at the Founding Congress of the SEP, held August 3-9, 2008.

The Historical and International Foundations of the Socialist Equality Party—Part 1

29 September 2008

The Socialist Equality Party (US) today begins the publication of The Historical and International Foundations of the Socialist Equality Party. The document was discussed extensively and adopted unanimously at the Founding Congress of the SEP, held August 3-9, 2008.

Documents of the SEP Founding Congress: Statement of Principles—Part 2

The Working Class and the Socialist Revolution

26 September 2008

The Socialist Equality Party (US) has begun publication of the documents from its founding Congress, starting with the SEP Statement of Principles. Click here to download a PDF version of the Statement of Principles.

Documents of the SEP Founding Congress: Statement of Principles

25 September 2008

The Socialist Equality Party (US) today begins publication of the documents from its founding Congress, starting with the first part of the SEP Statement of Principles. The Statement of Principles was unanimously adopted by the Congress, held August 3-9, 2008.

Sydney and Melbourne meetings to commemorate...

The 70th anniversary of the founding of the Fourth International

By the the, 24 September 2008

The Socialist Equality Party (Australia) will mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Fourth International with public meetings in Sydney and Melbourne this week. SEP national secretary Nick Beams, a member of the World Socialist Web Site international editorial board and an authority on Marxist political economy, is the keynote speaker.

ICFI holds Paris memorial meeting for Raveenthiranathan Senthil Ravee

By Antoine Lerougetel, 18 April 2007

The International Committee of the Fourth International held a memorial meeting April 15 for Raveenthiranathan Senthil Ravee (Senthil), a member of the ICFI based in London who was killed in a car accident February 28. The meeting, which was held at the FIAP Jean Monnet centre in Paris, was attended by more than 100 people, many of who came from the large Tamil community in Paris.

WSWS International Editorial Board meeting

New Labour and the decay of democracy in Britain

Part One

By Julie Hyland, 16 March 2006

Published below is the first of a two-part report on Britain delivered by Julie Hyland to an expanded meeting of the World Socialist Web Site International Editorial Board (IEB) held in Sydney from January 22 to 27, 2006. Hyland is a member of the World Socialist Web Site IEB and assistant national secretary of the Socialist Equality Party in the UK.

26 years since the assassination of Tom Henehan (1951-1977)

17 October 2003

Yesterday marked the twenty-sixth anniversary of the assassination of Tom Henehan, a member of the Political Committee of the Workers League—the predecessor of the Socialist Equality Party in the US.

25 years since the assassination of Tom Henehan (1951-1977)

16 October 2002

Today marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the assassination of Tom Henehan, a member of the political committee of the Workers League—the predecessor of the Socialist Equality Party in the US.

The US election crisis and its impact on world politics

David North to address public meeting in Sydney, Australia on December 3

17 November 2000

In light of the political importance of events now unfolding in the United States, a change is being made in the topic of the public meeting to be held in Sydney on December 3. David North, the Chairman of the Editorial Board of the World Socialist Web Site and national secretary of the Socialist Equality Party in the United States will deliver a public report on the US election crisis and its impact on world politics.

A reply to a supporter of the World Socialist Party of the USA

30 October 2000

Letter to wsws.org from a supporter of the World Socialist Party USA

Speeches commemorating the sixtieth anniversary of Trotsky's assassination

The significance of Leon Trotsky's thought for Africa today

By Chris Talbot, 28 October 2000

At two meetings commemorating the sixtieth anniversary of the assassination of Leon Trotsky, speakers illuminated the contemporary significance of Trotsky's work. The International Committee of the Fourth International and the World Socialist Web Site hosted the meetings in Berlin and London in September. Chris Talbot, a regular contributor to the WSWS from Britain, gave the following speech on September 24 in London. This concludes our coverage of the Trotsky anniversary meetings in Europe.

Speeches commemorating the sixtieth anniversary of Trotsky's assassination

Trotsky's struggle against Stalin and the tragic fate of the Soviet Union

By Vladimir Volkov, 27 October 2000

At two meetings commemorating the sixtieth anniversary of the assassination of Leon Trotsky, speakers illuminated the contemporary significance of Trotsky's work. The International Committee of the Fourth International and the World Socialist Web Site hosted the meetings in Berlin and London in September. WSWS Editorial Board member Vladimir Volkov gave the following speech on September 23 in Berlin. Tomorrow we will post the speech by Chris Talbot, a regular contributor to the WSWS from Britain, concluding our coverage of the meetings.

Speeches commemorating the sixtieth anniversary of Trotsky's assassination

The contemporary significance of Leon Trotsky's life and work

By Peter Schwarz, 26 October 2000

At two meetings commemorating the sixtieth anniversary of the assassination of Leon Trotsky, speakers illuminated the contemporary significance of Trotsky's work. The International Committee of the Fourth International and the World Socialist Web Site hosted the meetings in Berlin and London in September. Peter Schwarz gave the following speech on September 23 in Berlin. He is the secretary of the International Committee the Fourth International and a member of the editorial board of the World Socialist Web Site . Over the next two days we will post the speeches by WSWS Editorial Board member Vladimir Volkov and Chris Talbot, a regular contributor to the WSWS from Britain.

The contemporary significance of Leon Trotsky's life and work

Meetings in Berlin and London draw appreciative audience

By our correspondent, 27 September 2000

At meetings held last weekend in Berlin and London commemorating the 60th anniversary of the assassination of Leon Trotsky, David North—Chairman of the World Socialist Web Site Editorial Board and national secretary of the Socialist Equality Party in the USA—explained the historical role of the great Marxist revolutionary and opponent of Stalin. The meetings were hosted by the International Committee of the Fourth International and the World Socialist Web Site.

Sixty years after the assassination of Trotsky

The contemporary significance of Leon Trotsky's life and work

Public meetings in Berlin and London

7 September 2000

On Saturday September 23 in Berlin and Sunday September 24 in London the World Socialist Web Site and the International Committee of the Fourth International will be hosting meetings to commemorate the sixtieth anniversary of Leon Trotsky's assassination.