22 January 2019

Tens of thousands of striking Matamoros, Mexico workers march to border to appeal to US workers

By Alex González, 22 January 2019

Workers gathered at the border crossing between Matamoros, Mexico and Brownsville, Texas to appeal for international support.

Matamoros strike threatens to shut down North American auto industry

Workers call for election of committees
Auto companies scared, parts run low across North America as strike grows in Matamoros, Mexico

“Those workers are setting an example, they are starting a movement”
Canadian and US autoworkers voice support for striking maquiladora workers in Mexico

Los Angeles teachers have the right to know the details of the negotiations

By Evan Blake, 22 January 2019

For five straight days, the UTLA has kept striking teachers in the dark as they conduct closed-door negotiations with the school district and the city’s Democratic mayor.

Los Angeles teachers angered over secret talks between union, school district and mayor

“There’s only so much workers can take and now we’re rising up”
Mass demonstration as Los Angeles strike reaches fifth day

A fighting strategy for California teachers

Oakland teachers hold second wildcat “sickout,” call for statewide strike with Los Angeles teachers

More on teachers' struggles »

Amid mounting coup threats in Venezuela, Maduro begs Trump for dialog

By Bill Van Auken, 22 January 2019

Venezuelan security and intelligence agents suppressed an abortive rebellion by a National Guard unit early Monday morning, provoking protests.

Another 170 immigrants drown in the Mediterranean

By Marianne Arens, 22 January 2019

With the statement “The ports are and will remain closed!” Italian Interior Minister Salvini summed up the EU’s contempt for human rights in its policies towards refugees.

UK: Corbyn endorses second referendum after May stonewalls on her Brexit plan

By Chris Marsden, 22 January 2019

With just 67 days before Brexit is scheduled to take place on March 29, Corbyn has once again folded his hand and united with his right-wing.

British PM May to reveal “Plan B” as Brexit infighting continues

Factional warfare hots up after collapse of May’s European Union Brexit deal

UK People’s Assembly protest shows Corbyn’s role in demobilising the working class

The struggle against austerity and the fight for the United Socialist States of Europe

More on Brexit »

China records lowest growth rate since 1990

By Nick Beams, 22 January 2019

National Bureau of Statistics head Ning Jizhe said the economy faced “downward pressure” and pointed to a “complicated and severe external environment” resulting from the US trade war.

French “yellow vests” step up protests as Macron’s “national debate” begins

By Anthony Torres, 22 January 2019

Rejecting Macron’s offer of a “great national debate” with protesters this week, the “yellow vests” were mobilized in large numbers for this Saturday’s protests.

Macron offers “great national debate” as trap for French yellow vest protesters

France’s Lutte ouvrière group defends unions against “yellow vest” protests

More on the "yellow vest" protests in France »

Tempe, Arizona police officer fatally shoots fleeing 14-year-old boy in the back

By Kevin Martinez, 22 January 2019

The police claim that the youth made a move toward the officer after he stole an airsoft gun from a neighbor’s truck is at odds with the bodycam footage and the testimony of the truck’s owner.

Chicago police officer sentenced to less than seven years for murder of Laquan McDonald; three officers acquitted in cover-up

“If giving water to someone dying of thirst is illegal, what humanity is left in the law of this country?”
Four “No More Deaths” volunteers convicted for providing humanitarian aid to migrants crossing US border

By Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 22 January 2019

A Federal Judge in Arizona has rendered a guilty verdict against four volunteers from “No More Deaths” for the crime of leaving water and food in the Arizona desert to help migrants.

New York City mayor de Blasio tries to burnish his “progressive” credentials

By Fred Mazelis, 22 January 2019

A series of pronouncements only highlight de Blasio’s bankrupt record and his role as the servant of the financial elite.

US drug company payments to doctors linked to opioid overdose deaths

By Brian Dixon, 22 January 2019

A study published last week in JAMA Network Open found that counties where doctors received payments from drug companies later experienced higher rates of overdose deaths from opioids.

German lawyer receives additional threatening fax from the far right

By Marianne Arens, 22 January 2019

Lawyer Basay-Yildiz has received another message threatening her and her family apparently originating from the neo-Nazi network located in Germany’s police apparatus.

Spain: Socialist Party government arrests Catalan activists

By Alejandro López, 22 January 2019

Akin to an anti-terror operation, plainclothes police wearing balaclavas swooped in on the individuals and whisked them away in unmarked cars.

Following strike, Bangladesh employers sack hundreds of garment workers

By Rohantha De Silva, 22 January 2019

The workers were not given any warnings and have not been paid outstanding wages and benefits in direct violation of Bangladesh’s limited labour laws.

Migrants in Australia hit by longer welfare wait

By Martin Scott, 22 January 2019

Immigrants in western Sydney, already confronting high unemployment and a lack of affordable housing, now face a four-year wait for welfare benefits.

The Australian newspaper targets Chinese university students

New in Turkish

2019’da küresel sınıf mücadelesi

Joseph Kishore, 21 Ocak 2019

2019 yılı, tüm dünyada bir grev dalgası, gösteriler ve sınıf mücadelesinin diğer dışavurumları ile başlıyor.

Meksikalı grevciler, ABD-Meksika sınırındaki kapitalist gericiliğe işçi sınıfının yanıtını gösteriyor

Eric London, 21 Ocak 2019

ABD-Meksika sınırında, kapitalizmdeki başlıca iki sınıf; kapitalist sınıf ile işçi sınıfı, insanlığın geleceğine yönelik iki alternatifi gösteriyor.

New in Spanish

La huelga de Matamoros amenaza con frenar industria automotriz norteamericana

Por Eric London, 22 enero 2019

La prensa corporativa está censurando la cobertura de la mayor huelga en América del Norte de las últimas dos décadas.

Trump, anuncia nuevo programa de defensa con misiles, acelera la carrera armamentística nuclear

Por Andre Damon, 22 enero 2019

El más reciente despilfarro de Trump para los contratistas militares y de defensa es parte del fortalecimiento más grande y más sostenido desde la Guerra Fría.

Macron ofrece el "gran debate nacional" como trampa para los manifestantes franceses del chaleco amarillo

Por Antonio Torres, 22 enero 2019

En una carta al pueblo francés, Macron ofreció una selección de los programas sociales para cortar.

"Hay límites a cuánto pueden aguantar los trabajadores y ahora estamos a pie"
Manifestación masiva en la huelga de Los Ángeles llega al quinto día

Por nuestros reporteros, 22 enero 2019

A medida que la ira entre los maestros aumenta para luchar contra la campaña del Partido Demócrata dirigida a privatizar la educación pública, el sindicato Maestros Unidos de Los Angeles está trabajando con los funcionarios de la escuela para dividir el distrito.

El profesor derechista de la Universidad Humboldt Jorg Baberowski amenaza a estudiantes

Por IYSSE en la Universidad Humboldt, 22 enero 2019

Baberowski está usando sus cuentas de Twitter y de Facebook para incitar a su periferia derechista contra los estudiantes que critican sus afirmaciones racistas y reaccionarias.

El grupo francés Lutte Ouvrière defiende a los sindicatos contra las protestas de los “chalecos amarillos”

Por Anthony Torres, 22 enero 2019

El movimiento de los “chalecos amarillos” ha desenmascarado el abismo de clase que separa a los trabajadores de las burocracias sindicales y organizaciones como la pseudoizquierdista Lutte Ouvrière.

Presentadora de un canal de televisión Iraní nacida en Estados Unidos encarcelada sin cargos

Por Bill Van Auken, 22 enero 2019

El secuestro y encarcelamiento al estilo de un Estado policial de Marzieh Hashemi es parte de los preparativos más amplios de Washington para la guerra contra Irán.

Cómo el WRP traicionó al trotskismo:1973-1985
13. 1981: el WRP acepta el frente popular

Declaración del Comité Internacional de la Cuarta Internacional, 22 enero 2019

Este es el texto del análisis realizado en el verano de 1986 por el Comité Internacional de la Cuarta Internacional sobre el colapso de su sección británica, el Workers Revolutionary Party.

New in Norwegian

Vitenskap og sosial krise i 2019

Bryan Dyne, 21. januar 2019

En rekke vesentlige vitenskapelige gjennombrudd viser potensialet for menneskehetens progressive utvikling, nettopp når kapitalismen drar menneskeheten ned i krig og barbari.

Trump annonserer nytt program for missilforsvar og stepper opp atomvåpenkappløpet

Andre Damon, 21. januar 2019

Trumps seneste gavepakke til militær- og forsvarsentreprenørene er del av den største og mest vedvarende militæroppbyggingen siden Den kalde krigen.

Arbeidere oppfordrer til valg av komitéer
Bilkonsern i frykt, med delmangler på tvers av Nord-Amerika mens Matamoros-streiken vokser

Andrea Lobo og Alex González, 21. januar 2019

Maquiladora-arbeidernes kamp har kommet til det avgjørende punktet der arbeiderne må ta kampen vekk fra fagforeningene, og appellere til sine klassebrødre og -søstre på tvers av hele Nord-Amerika og forbi.

Amerikansk nedstengning setter ubetalte arbeidere opp mot det politiske etablissmentet og fagforbundene

Daniel de Vries, 21. januar 2019

Det er økende frykt i styringsklassen for at den lange nedstengingen kan utløse streikeaksjoner

Fraksjonskrigen tilspisser seg etter kollapsen for Mays EU-Brexit avtale

Robert Stevens, 21. januar 2019

Anført av Labours Blair-ist fløy kalkulerte pro-Remain-politikerne med at bordet nå var ryddet for deres kampanje for en ny «Folkets avstemming», for å få reversert 2016-folkeavstemmingen.

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Trump : l’annonce d’un nouveau programme de défense antimissile, accélère la course aux armements nucléaires

André Damon, 21 janvier 2019

Le dernier grand projet inutile de Trump pour l’armée et les industries de la défense fait partie du renforcement militaire le plus important et le plus soutenu depuis la guerre froide.

Les travailleurs demandent l’élection de comités
Les constructeurs automobiles inquiets, les pièces détachées manquent en Amérique du Nord et la grève à Matamoros au Mexique s’amplifie

Andrea Lobo and Alex González, 21 janvier 2019

La lutte des travailleurs des maquiladoras arrive à un tournant où les travailleurs doivent ôter la lutte des mains des syndicats et lancer un appel à leurs frères et sœurs de classe en Amérique du Nord et au-delà.

Crise scientifique et sociale en 2019

Bryan Dyne, 21 janvier 2019

Une série de percées scientifiques majeures démontrent le potentiel de développement progressif de l’humanité, alors même que le capitalisme entraîne l’humanité dans la guerre et la barbarie.

La classe ouvrière doit se porter à la défense des travailleurs de Postes Canada

Laurent Lafrance, 21 janvier 2019

Après avoir interdit la campagne de grèves tournantes des postiers, la classe dirigeante considère que l'imposition de nouvelles concessions est cruciale pour son programme d'austérité et de militarisme.

Le Canada intensifie sa campagne contre la Chine alors que les États-Unis menacent de s’en prendre à Huawei

Roger Jordan, 21 janvier 2019

Le gouvernement canadien estime qu'il peut agir de façon aussi provocatrice parce que sa diabolisation de la Chine s'inscrit dans une offensive plus large contre Pékin menée par l'impérialisme américain.

Il y a 100 ans : Les vainqueurs de la Première Guerre mondiale ouvrent une « conférence de paix » à Paris

21 janvier 2019

New in German

Verfassungsschutz erklärt AfD zum “Prüffall”

Ulrich Rippert, 21. Januar 2019

Das Ganze ist ein durchsichtiger Versuch, die wachsende Empörung über die AfD zu dämpfen, den Staat und den Verfassungsschutz zu stärken und das Vertrauen in sie wieder herzustellen.

Berlin: Studierendenparlament fordert Rücktritt von HU-Präsidentin Sabine Kunst

der Hochschulgruppe der IYSSE an der HU, 21. Januar 2019

Das klare Abstimmungsergebnis ist Ausdruck der weit verbreiteten Ablehnung der rechten und studierendenfeindlichen Agenda des HU-Präsidiums.

Atomares Wettrüsten: Trumps neues Raketenabwehrprogramm

Andre Damon, 21. Januar 2019

Trumps jüngste Geldspritze an das Militär und die Rüstungsindustrie ist Teil der größten und langwierigsten Aufrüstung seit dem Kalten Krieg.

Tunesien: Generalstreik von 700.000 im öffentlichen Dienst

Johannes Stern, 21. Januar 2019

Acht Jahre nach dem Sturz des tunesischen Diktators Ben Ali gehen erneut die Massen auf die Straße.

Bolivianisch-brasilianische Kollaboration
Cesare Battisti an Italien ausgeliefert

Bill Van Auken, 21. Januar 2019

Bei der außergerichtlichen Überstellung von Cesare Battisti steht das Vorgehen Boliviens im Einklang mit dem scharfen Rechtsschwenk aller Regierungen der so genannten „rosa Welle“ in Lateinamerika.

New in Russian

Мэр Гданьска и оппозиционный политический деятель Павел Адамович зверски убит

Клара Вайс, 19 января 2019 г.

Политическая ответственность за это убийство лежит непосредственно на правящей партии «Право и справедливость», которая в течение длительного времени поощряет и продвигает крайне правые силы и настроения.

Эта неделя в истории
50 лет назад: Японская полиция штурмует Токийский университет

19 января 2019 г.

Более 8 тысяч полицейских спецназовцев прибыли в кампус Токийского университета 20 января 1969 года по просьбе университетских властей, чтобы сокрушить студенческую оккупацию университетских зданий.

New in Hindi

सामाजिक विनाश और उन्नति रोधक राजनीतिक चालों से निबटने के लिए भारतीय श्रमिकों को क्रांतिकारी समाजवादी कार्यक्रम की ज़रूरत

दीपल जयसेकरा एवं कीथ जोन्स द्वारा, ८ जनवरी २०१९

वर्ल्ड सोशलिस्ट वेब साइट भाजपा सरकार से टक्कर लेने के लिए श्रमिकों द्वारा किसी भी जोखिम जैसे वित्तीय बलिदान और यहां तक कि गोलीबारी का सामना करने को भी तैयार रहने के दृढ़ निश्चय का स्वागत करती है।

New in Bengali

শ্রীলঙ্কার সোশ্যালিস্ট ইকুয়ালিটি পার্টির অর্ধশতবর্ষ
শ্রমিক শ্রেণীকে আন্তর্জাতিক সমাজতন্ত্র ও বৈপ্লবিক নেতৃত্বের অস্ত্র দিয়ে সজ্জিত করে তোলো!

১৬ জুন ২০১৮

চতুর্থ আন্তর্জাতিকের আন্তর্জাতিক কমিটির শ্রীলঙ্কার শাখার নাম সোশ্যালিস্ট ইকুয়ালিটি পার্টি (এস্‌-ই-পি)। আজ শ্রমিক শ্রেণীর রাজনৈতিক স্বাধীনতার এবং বিশ্ব সমাজতান্ত্রিক বিপ্লবের লড়াইয়ে এস্‌-ই-পি ৫০ বছর পূর্ণ করল। কলম্বোতে ১৯৬৮ খৃষ্টাব্দের ১৬-১৭ই জুন একটি সভায় দলটি রেভলিশনারি কমিউনিস্ট লিগ (আর-সি-এল্‌) হিসাবে প্রতিষ্ঠিত হয়েছিল। আই-সি-এফ্-আই-এর অন্যান্য বিভাগের সঙ্গে আর-সি-এল্‌-ও ১৯৯৬ সালে এস্‌-ই-পি-তে রূপান্তরিত হয়।

New in Arabic

أصول ونتائج التحقيق الأمني الذي قامت به الأممية الرابعة

١٣ تشرين الثاني نوفمبر ٢٠١٨

تجدون فيما يلي نص وتسجيل لمحاضرة ألقاها إريك لندن في مدينة ديترويت في ولاية ميتشيغان وفيها استعراض للتحقيق الضخم الذي أجرته اللجنة الدولية للأممية الرابعة تحت عنوان الأمن والأممية الرابعة.

New in Urdu

سرمایہ دارانہ حکمرانی کا عالمی بحران اور سوشلسٹ انقلاب کی حکمت عملی

جوزف کشوور

قومی خصوصیات خواہ کچھ بھی ہو ں، طبقاتی حکمرانی کا سیاسی بحران ہر ملک میں یکساں عالمگیر پروسس کی وجہ ہے

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Perspective

As global elites gather at Davos
Oxfam: 26 billionaires control as much wealth as poorest half of humanity

22 January 2019

The UK-based charity Oxfam International has reported that the wealth of the world’s billionaires grew by $900 billion last year, a rise of 12 percent, while 3.8 billion people—half the world’s population—saw their wealth decline by 11 percent.

Earlier Perspectives »

Security and the Fourth International

New book now available
Agents: The FBI and GPU Infiltration of the Trotskyist Movement

By Mehring Books, 21 January 2019

The WSWS announces the release of a new book, Agents: The FBI and GPU Infiltration of the Trotskyist Movement, by Eric London.

The origins and findings of the Security and the Fourth International investigation

By Eric London, 14 November 2018

Seventy-eight years since the assassination of Leon Trotsky

By Eric London and David North, 21 August 2018

Commentary

Who is Democratic Senator Kamala Harris?

By David Brown, 22 January 2019

The senator from California carries a legacy as a right-wing prosecutor into her presidential campaign.

Detroit auto show protest over GM plant closings
DSA and pseudo-left provide cover for the UAW, Democrats

By Shannon Jones, 22 January 2018

At no point in her brief remarks did Democratic Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib mention the GM plant closures, let alone call for opposition.

The Strategy of International Class Struggle and the Political Fight Against Capitalist Reaction in 2019

By James Cogan, Joseph Kishore and David North, 3 January 2019

The year 2019 begins amidst the explosive interaction of geopolitical, economic and social crises. All over the world the ruling class is turning to ultra-right and neo-fascist politicians and organizations to defend the capitalist system. The threat of dictatorship and war can be defeated only through the political mobilization of the working class on the basis of an international socialist strategy.

The global class struggle in 2019

By Joseph Kishore, 16 January 2019

One hundred years since the murder of Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht

By Peter Schwarz, 15 January 2019

Science and social crisis in 2019

By Bryan Dyne, 19 January 2019

US-born anchor for Iranian TV jailed without charges

By Bill Van Auken, 18 January 2019

International Youth and Students for Social Equality

Support for LA teachers’ strike
Students and the fight to defend public education

By International Youth and Students for Social Equality (US), 22 January 2019

Students have a critical role to play as they join their teachers in a fight against the entire capitalist system and political establishment that drives the assault on public education.

Arts Review

Leeds’ Opera North commemorates end of World War I—Part 1
Silent Night, Songs of Love and Battle, Symphony of Sorrowful Songs, Last Days, Not Such Quiet Girls

By Barbara Slaughter, 22 January 2019

Opera North staged a week of performances November 30-December 7 to commemorate the end of World War I. Included were two new commissions by the company and the British premier of Silent Night.

School: BBC documentary reveals impact of education cuts

By Tom Pearce and Paul Mitchell, 21 January 2019

Bird Box and Hold the Dark: Looking at things in the face or not

By Joanne Laurier, 19 January 2019

An exhibition of the great 17th century Dutch painter
Frans Hals Portraits: A Family Reunion at the Toledo Museum of Art

By David Walsh, 17 January 2019

Autoworkers Struggles

No layoffs! No concessions!
Autoworkers call for demonstration February 9 to fight GM plant closings

By Jerry White, 12 January 2019

Ford workers at Bridgend in Wales facing 1,000 job losses

By Barry Mason, 21 January 2019

Fight the Ford layoffs! Build rank-and-file committees to unite autoworkers across Europe!

More on autoworkers issues »

Workers Struggles

Teachers protest in Venezuela, contract talks begin with US oil refiners
Workers Struggles: The Americas

22 January 2019

Teachers in Venezuela participated in strikes and protests last week over pay, which is being decimated by hyperinflation; some 30,000 US oil refinery workers face a February 1 contract deadline.

“We’re the ones doing the work, moving the packages and moving the world”
Rockford, Illinois UPS workers outraged by sellout Teamsters contract

By George Marlowe, 21 January 2019

Seven-month National Grid lockout ends with USW-backed concessions

By John Marion, 21 January 2019

“Amazon is really cold-hearted to its workers”
Injured Amazon worker forced to work to avoid being fired

Ironworker killed at Amazon construction site in California

More on Amazon »

General strike of 700,000 public sector workers shakes Tunisia

The working class must come to the defence of the Canada Post workers

The political significance of India’s two-day general strike

25 years ago: Framed Greyhound striker Roger Cawthra enters plea

On January 21, 1994, Roger Cawthra, a Greyhound bus driver framed up for shooting at a scab driver during the 1990 Greyhound strike, entered an Alford plea (essentially no-contest) in Superior Court in Hartford, Connecticut.

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50 years ago: State of emergency declared in Spain

On January 24, 1969, Francisco Franco, Spain’s fascist dictator since 1939, declared a state of emergency that suspended civil rights in the country.

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75 years ago: Allied forces stage landings at Anzio

On January 22, 1944, Allied forces under the command of British General John Lucas began amphibious landings near the city of Anzio in Italy.

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100 years ago: Workers in Glasgow, Scotland begin general strike

On January 27, 1919, 40,000 workers in Glasgow struck, demanding a reduction in the workweek from 47 hours to 40 hours.

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The Fight Against Postmodernism

Widespread student support for beleaguered professor Peter Boghossian

By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality at Portland State University, 17 January 2019

Portland State University threatens to fire Peter Boghossian for authoring “Grievance Studies” hoax

The “Grievance Studies” hoax exposes postmodernist charlatans

The fight against historical falsification

Right-wing Humboldt University Professor Jorg Baberowski threatens students

By the IYSSE at Humboldt University, 17 January 2019

Lessons of 1933 and the fight against fascism today
Successful start for IYSSE election campaign at Berlin’s Humboldt University

History

New study finds up to 15,000 Jews killed each day at peak of Holocaust

By Clara Weiss, 16 January 2019

Editorial Cartoon

Military prepares for post-Brexit civil war in Britain and Northern Ireland

Preparations involve 50,000 troops in mainland Britain and 1,000 more police in Northern Ireland—close to half the current size of the British Army and more than the force sent by the government to invade Iraq.

Socialist Equality Party (Germany)

Socialist Equality Party takes legal action against surveillance by German secret service

By the Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei, 10 January 2019

Dr. Peer Stolle, the lawyer for the Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei, has submitted formal notice in writing to the German Federal Agency for the Protection of the Constitution. The text of the letter is published here.

Obituary

In memory of Halil Celik (1961–2018)

By the International Committee of the Fourth International, 2 January 2019

Halil Celik, founder and leader of the Sosyalist Eşitlik group, which supports the International Committee of the Fourth International in Turkey, died on December 31, 2018 following a serious illness.

Science

Scientific breakthrough promises to increase agricultural productivity by 40 percent

By Philip Guelpa and Thomas H. Douglass, 9 January 2019

ICFI meeting announcement

Indian Trotskyists in Kolkata to celebrate 80 years of the Fourth International

7 January 2019

The Kolkata meeting will review the essential political lessons of the protracted struggle of the Fourth International and their relevance to the fight for socialist internationalism today.

International Committee of the Fourth International

The 50th anniversary of the founding of the SEP (Sri Lanka)
Victory of the Trotskyists in the 1985–1986 split in the ICFI

By Saman Gunadasa and K. Ratnayake, 29 December 2018

David North addresses New Zealand meeting celebrating 80 years of the Fourth International

By our reporters, 11 December 2018

80th anniversary of the Fourth International celebrated in Melbourne with public lecture

Eighty Years of the Fourth International: The Lessons of History and the Struggle for Socialism Today

By David North, 9 October 2018

On the 80th anniversary of the founding of the Fourth International

Book Review

Rohini Hensman’s Indefensible: The ISO discovers its muse—the CIA

By Alex Lantier, 14 December 2018

Rohini Hensman’s book, issued by the International Socialist Organization’s (ISO) Haymarket Books publishing house, is an endorsement of imperialist war.

Part one | Part two | Part three | Part four

Socialist Equality Party

Resolution of the SEP (UK) Fourth National Congress
The resurgence of the class struggle and the tasks of the Socialist Equality Party (UK)

By the Socialist Equality Party (UK), 6 December 2018

This resolution was unanimously adopted by the Fourth National Congress of the Socialist Equality Party in Britain, which was held October 27-30, 2018.