September 9, 2020

For a general strike against the reopening of schools!

The Parti de l’égalité socialiste (Socialist Equality Party, PES) calls on teachers, young people and workers to oppose the reopening of schools. Despite the resurgence of the coronavirus, the Macron administration is overseeing the resumption of in-person teaching. Only the independent mobilisation of all workers and youth in a general strike will stop this murderous policy. Millions of youth and …

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June 8, 2020

The Malthusian underpinnings of Boris Johnson’s “herd immunity” strategy

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s name will forever be associated with the murderous strategy of “herd immunity.” A policy now universally followed by the world’s ruling classes was first openly advocated in response to the coronavirus pandemic by Johnson’s government, where it found a fitting representative in a prime minister who embodies the most reactionary traditions of British imperialism. Johnson’s …

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May 30, 2020

No to the reopening of schools! Build action committees to safeguard children and teachers!

The Socialist Equality Party opposes the Conservative government’s plan to reopen primary schools from June 1 in England. We call on teachers, school staff and parents to form action committees to protect the safety and wellbeing of students and staff threatened by the coronavirus pandemic. The “phased” return of school children, beginning with those in nurseries, reception, year 1 and …

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May 27, 2020

Build rank-and-file factory and workplace committees to prevent transmission of the COVID-19 virus and save lives!

Statement of the Socialist Equality Party (UK)27 May 2020 The COVID-19 pandemic continues to take a terrible toll in Britain. Deaths from the virus and “excess deaths” in care homes and the wider community had produced a death toll of almost 60,000 by May 15, according to the Office for National Statistics. The Financial Times estimate is more than 63,000—almost double official …

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May 9, 2020

Financial oligarchy turns UK into a killing field

The following speech was delivered by Socialist Equality Party (Britain) national secretary Chris Marsden to the 2020 International May Day Online Rally held by the World Socialist Web Site and the International Committee of the Fourth International on May 2. Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s name will be forever associated with the murderous policy of “herd immunity”. It has cost the …

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