Pseudo-left organisations

Analysis of the various pseudo-left tendencies in Britain and internationally

The Theoretical and Historical Origins of the Pseudo-left

What is the pseudo-left?

Over the past several years, our movement has developed the conception of an international political tendency that we have described as “pseudo-left,” of which Syriza is only one example. Read more…

The Theoretical and Historical Origins of the Pseudo-left

The pseudo-left is anti-Marxist. It rejects historical materialism, embracing instead various forms of subjective idealism and philosophical irrationalism associated with existentialism, the Frankfurt School and contemporary postmodernism. Read more…

S-B+Cover-brdThe Frankfurt School, Postmodernism and the Politics of the Pseudo-Left:
A Marxist Critique

We are pleased to announce the upcoming publication of The Frankfurt School, Postmodernism and the Politics of the Pseudo-Left: A Marxist Critique by David North, which will be released on August 10, 2015.

The foreword to the book is available to read on the World Socialist Web Site.

Syriza’s betrayal

The events in Greece over the past several months constitute a major strategic experience of the Greek working class and youth that is having a significant impact on political consciousness around the world.


Available as a pamphlet from Mehring Books.

The Political Lessons of Syriza’s Betrayal in Greece

The betrayal of the struggles of the Greek working class against austerity by the Syriza government (“Coalition of the Radical Left”) is a strategic experience for the working class not only in Greece, but internationally. Assimilating these lessons is vital for political arming workers and socialist-minded intellectuals for the class battles that are on the agenda.

The International Committee of the Fourth International (ICFI) has issued a powerful statement, The Political Lessons of Syriza’s Betrayal in Greece, that is now available as a pamphlet from Mehring Books. It documents the treachery of Syriza and provides a revolutionary perspective for the working class.


The political program of the SEP is irreconcilably opposed to that of the pseudo-left in Britain and internationally.

Below is a small selection of articles presenting the analysis of the Socialist Equality Party, published by the World Socialist Web Site.

“Left” nationalism

Britain’s pseudo-left groups claim to offer a progressive alternative that allows workers to cast a “leave” vote without endorsing the xenophobic campaign dominated by the right wing of the Conservative Party and the UK Independence Party (UKIP).

Jeremy_Corbyn_Bahrain_1Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party

The election of Jeremy Corbyn as leader of the British Labour Party is an indication of enormous social anger and disgust with the rotten state of British society.

Scottish nationalism

All claims that “independence” is a democratic demand, offering an alternative to cuts and austerity, are lies.

Scottish National Party
The pseudo-left and Scottish nationalism

The nationalists’ ability to portray independence as a progressive alternative to “rule from Westminster” depends above all on the myriad fake-left tendencies who sit on the board of the “yes” campaign alongside hedge fund owners and SNP leaders.

British pseudo-left groups

Left Unity

Left Unity has nothing to do with an attempt to build a socialist party. It is a political manoeuvre seeking to emulate what it calls “broad left” party initiatives in other countries.

Socialist Workers Party (International Socialist Tendency)

The social layers on which the SWP is based now earn double, treble and more often many multiples the average salary of even a skilled worker

Socialist Party (Committee for a Workers’ International)
Green Party