The Fourth International

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

The economic, social and political disaster produced by the Zionist project

Part Two

By Jean Shaoul, 29 March 2006

Published below is the conclusion of a two-part report on Israel and Palestine by Jean Shaoul to an expanded meeting of the World Socialist Web Site International Editorial Board (IEB) held in Sydney from January 22 to 27, 2006. Part one was posted on March 28. Shaoul is a WSWS correspondent and a member of the Socialist Equality Party in the UK.

WSWS International Editorial Board meeting

The economic, social and political disaster produced by the Zionist project

Part One

By Jean Shaoul, 28 March 2006

Published below is the first of a two-part report on Israel and Palestine by Jean Shaoul to an expanded meeting of the World Socialist Web Site International Editorial Board (IEB) held in Sydney from January 22 to 27, 2006. Shaoul is a WSWS correspondent and a member of the Socialist Equality Party in the UK.

WSWS International Editorial Board meeting

Africa and the perspective of international socialism

Part Two

By Richard Tyler, 27 March 2006

Published below is the conclusion of a two-part report on Africa by Richard Tyler to an expanded meeting of the World Socialist Web Site International Editorial Board (IEB) held in Sydney from January 22 to 27, 2006. Part one was posted on March 25. Tyler is a WSWS correspondent and a member of the Socialist Equality Party in the UK.

WSWS International Editorial Board meeting

Africa and the perspective of international socialism

Part One

By Richard Tyler, 25 March 2006

Published below is the first of a two-part report on Africa by Richard Tyler to an expanded meeting of the World Socialist Web Site International Editorial Board (IEB) held in Sydney from January 22 to 27, 2006. Tyler is a WSWS correspondent and a member of the Socialist Equality Party in the UK.

WSWS International Editorial Board meeting

South Asia and the political bankruptcy of bourgeois nationalism and Stalinism

By Wije Dias, 24 March 2006

Published below is a report by Wije Dias on South Asia to an expanded meeting of the World Socialist Web Site International Editorial Board (IEB) held in Sydney from January 22 to 27, 2006. Dias is a member of the WSWS IEB and national secretary of the Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka).

WSWS International Editorial Board meeting

Democratic rights and the attack on constitutionalism

By Richard Hoffman, 23 March 2006

Published below is a report on democratic rights by Richard Hoffman to an expanded meeting of the World Socialist Web Site International Editorial Board (IEB) held in Sydney from January 22 to 27, 2006. Hoffman is a WSWS correspondent.

WSWS International Editorial Board meeting

Artistic and cultural problems in the current situation

Part Two

By David Walsh, 22 March 2006

Published below is the conclusion of a two-part report on artistic and cultural issues delivered by David Walsh to an expanded meeting of the World Socialist Web Site International Editorial Board (IEB) held in Sydney from January 22 to 27, 2006. Part one was posted on March 21. Walsh a member of the World Socialist Web Site IEB and the WSWS Arts editor.

WSWS International Editorial Board meeting

Artistic and cultural problems in the current situation

Part One

By David Walsh, 21 March 2006

Published below is the first of a two-part report on artistic and cultural issues delivered by David Walsh to an expanded meeting of the World Socialist Web Site International Editorial Board (IEB) held in Sydney from January 22 to 27, 2006. Walsh a member of the World Socialist Web Site IEB and the WSWS Arts editor.

WSWS International Editorial Board meeting

Report on Latin American perspectives

Part Two

By Bill Van Auken, 20 March 2006

Published below is the conclusion of a two-part report on Latin America delivered by Bill Van Auken to an expanded meeting of the World Socialist Web Site International Editorial Board (IEB) held in Sydney from January 22 to 27, 2006. Part one was posted on March 18. Van Auken is a member of the World Socialist Web Site IEB and the Socialist Equality Party (US) central committee.

WSWS International Editorial Board meeting

Report on Latin American perspectives

Part One

By Bill Van Auken, 18 March 2006

Published below is the first of a two-part report on Latin America delivered by Bill Van Auken to an expanded meeting of the World Socialist Web Site International Editorial Board (IEB) held in Sydney from January 22 to 27, 2006. Van Auken is a member of the World Socialist Web Site IEB and the Socialist Equality Party (US) central committee.

WSWS International Editorial Board meeting

New Labour and the decay of democracy in Britain

Part Two

By Julie Hyland, 17 March 2006

Published below is the conclusion 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. Part one was posted on March 16. Hyland is a member of the World Socialist Web Site IEB and assistant national secretary of the Socialist Equality Party in the UK.

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.

WSWS International Editorial Board meeting

The dead-end of European capitalism and the tasks of the working class

Part Three

By Uli Rippert, 15 March 2006

Published below is the conclusion of a three-part report on Europe delivered by Uli Rippert to an expanded meeting of the World Socialist Web Site International Editorial Board (IEB) held in Sydney from January 22 to 27, 2006. Part one was posted on March 13 and Part two on March 14. Rippert is a member of the World Socialist Web Site IEB and national secretary of the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit (Socialist Equality Party) in Germany.

WSWS International Editorial Board meeting

The dead-end of European capitalism and the tasks of the working class

Part Two

By Uli Rippert, 14 March 2006

Published below is the second in a three-part report on Europe delivered by Uli Rippert to an expanded meeting of the World Socialist Web Site International Editorial Board (IEB) held in Sydney from January 22 to 27, 2006. Part one was posted on March 13. Rippert is a member of the World Socialist Web Site IEB and national secretary of the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit (Socialist Equality Party) in Germany.

WSWS International Editorial Board meeting

The dead-end of European capitalism and the tasks of the working class

Part One

By Uli Rippert, 13 March 2006

Published below is the first in a three-part report on Europe delivered by Uli Rippert to an expanded meeting of the World Socialist Web Site International Editorial Board (IEB) held in Sydney from January 22 to 27, 2006. Rippert is a member of the World Socialist Web Site IEB and national secretary of the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit (Socialist Equality Party) in Germany.

WSWS International Editorial Board meeting

The implications of China for world socialism

Part Three

By John Chan, 11 March 2006

Published below is the conclusion of a three-part report on China delivered by World Socialist Web Site correspondent John Chan to an expanded meeting of the World Socialist Web Site International Editorial Board (IEB) held in Sydney from January 22 to 27, 2006. Part one was posted on March 9 and Part two on March 10.

WSWS International Editorial Board meeting

The implications of China for world socialism

Part Two

By John Chan, 10 March 2006

Published below is the second part of a three-part report on China delivered by World Socialist Web Site correspondent John Chan to an expanded meeting of the World Socialist Web Site International Editorial Board (IEB) held in Sydney from January 22 to 27, 2006. Part one was posted on March 9.

WSWS International Editorial Board meeting

The implications of China for world socialism

Part One

By John Chan, 9 March 2006

Published below is the first of a three-part report on China delivered by World Socialist Web Site correspondent John Chan to an expanded meeting of the World Socialist Web SiteInternational Editorial Board (IEB) held in Sydney from January 22 to 27, 2006.

WSWS International Editorial Board meeting

The social and political crisis in the United States and the 2006 SEP election campaign

Part Two

By Patrick Martin, 8 March 2006

Published below is the conclusion of Patrick Martin’s two-part report to an expanded meeting of the World Socialist Web Site International Editorial Board (IEB) held in Sydney from January 22 to 27, 2006. Part one was posted on March 7. Martin is a member of the WSWS IEB and the Socialist Equality Party (US) central committee.

WSWS International Editorial Board meeting

The social and political crisis in the United States and the 2006 SEP election campaign

Part One

By Patrick Martin, 7 March 2006

Published below is the first part of Patrick Martin’s report to an expanded meeting of the World Socialist Web SiteInternational Editorial Board (IEB) held in Sydney from January 22 to 27, 2006. The concluding part will be published on March 8. Martin is a member of the WSWS IEB and the Socialist Equality Party (US) central committee. WSWS IEB chairman David North’s report was posted on 27 February. SEP (Australia) national secretary Nick Beams’ report was posted in three parts: Part one on February 28, Part two on March 1 and Part three on March 2. James Cogan’s report on Iraq was posted on March 3. Barry Grey’s report was published in two parts: Part one on March 4 and Part two on March 6.

WSWS International Editorial Board Meeting

Report on US: The Bush administration and the global decline of American capitalism

Part Two

By Barry Grey, 6 March 2006

Published below is the conclusion of a two-part report by Barry Grey to an expanded meeting of the World Socialist Web Site International Editorial Board (IEB) held in Sydney from January 22 to 27, 2006. Part one was posted on March 4. Grey is a member of the WSWS IEB and the Socialist Equality Party (US) central committee. WSWS IEB chairman David North’s report was posted on 27 February. SEP (Australia) national secretary Nick Beams’ report was posted in three parts: Part one on February 28, Part two on March 1 and Part three on March 2. James Cogan’s report on Iraq was posted on March 3.

WSWS International Editorial Board meeting

Report on US: The Bush administration and the global decline of American capitalism

Part One

By Barry Grey, 4 March 2006

Published below is the first of a two-part report by Barry Grey to an expanded meeting of the World Socialist Web SiteInternational Editorial Board (IEB) held in Sydney from January 22 to 27, 2006. Grey is a member of the WSWS IEB and the Socialist Equality Party (US) central committee. WSWS IEB chairman David North’s report was posted on 27 February. SEP (Australia) national secretary Nick Beams’ report was posted in three parts: Part one on February 28, Part two on March 1 and Part three on March 2. James Cogan’s report on Iraq was posted on March 3.

WSWS International Editorial Board meeting

The consequences of the US-led war against Iraq

By James Cogan, 3 March 2006

Published below is a report by James Cogan to an expanded meeting of the World Socialist Web Site International Editorial Board (IEB) held in Sydney from January 22 to 27, 2006. Cogan is a member of the Socialist Equality Party (Australia) central committee. WSWS IEB chairman David North’s report was posted on 27 February. SEP (Australia) national secretary Nick Beams’ report was posted in three parts:Part one on February 28, Part two on March 1 and Part three on March 2.

WSWS International Editorial Board meeting

Nick Beams: Report on world economy in 2006

Part Three

By Nick Beams, 2 March 2006

Published below is the conclusion of a three-part report delivered on January 22, by Nick Beams to an expanded meeting of the World Socialist Web Site International Editorial Board (IEB). Beams is a member of the WSWS IEB and National Secretary of the Socialist Equality Party (Australia), which hosted the meeting in Sydney from January 22 to 27, 2006. Part one and Part two were published on February 28 and March 1, respectively. David North’s opening report to the WSWS IEB meeting was published on 27 February. Further reports will be published subsequently.

WSWS International Editorial Board meeting

Nick Beams: Report on world economy in 2006

Part Two

By Nick Beams, 1 March 2006

Published below is the second part of a report delivered on January 22, by Nick Beams to an expanded meeting of the World Socialist Web Site International Editorial Board (IEB). Beams is a member of the WSWS IEB and National Secretary of the Socialist Equality Party (Australia), which hosted the meeting in Sydney from January 22 to 27, 2006. Part one was published on February 28. The final part will published on Thursday March 2. David North’s opening report to the WSWS IEB meeting was published on 27 February. Further reports will be published subsequently.

WSWS International Editorial Board meeting

Nick Beams: Report on the world economy in 2006

Part One

By Nick Beams, 28 February 2006

Published below is the first part of a report delivered on January 22, by Nick Beams to an expanded meeting of the World Socialist Web Site International Editorial Board (IEB). Beams is a member of the WSWS IEB and National Secretary of the Socialist Equality Party (Australia), which hosted the meeting in Sydney from January 22 to 27, 2006. Part two was published on March 1 and Part three on March 2. David North's opening report to the WSWS IEB meeting was published on 27 February. Further reports will be published subsequently.

David North: Opening report to meeting of WSWS International Editorial Board

By David North, 27 February 2006

Published below is the opening report by World Socialist Web Site International Editorial Board (IEB) Chairman David North to an expanded meeting of the WSWS IEB hosted by the Socialist Equality Party (Australia) and held in Sydney from January 22 to 27, 2006. This was the first of a number of reports delivered by leading WSWS IEB members and delegates from the sections of the International Committee of the Fourth International that will be published subsequently.

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.