March 8, 2019

Defend Chelsea Manning!

This morning, a federal judge ordered whistleblower Chelsea Manning to prison on contempt charges for refusing to answer questions from a grand jury convened to bring chargers against WikiLeaks and its publisher Julian Assange. The Socialist Equality Party unequivocally condemns the United States government’s vindictive and criminal persecution of Chelsea Manning. The SEP and the International Youth and Students for …

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March 7, 2019

Julian Assange Solidarity Vigil

Attend March 10 Solidarity Vigil in London for Julian Assange The Socialist Equality Party (UK) calls for maximum participation in the “Solidarity Vigil for Julian Assange” outside the Ecuadorian embassy in London on Sunday, March 10. The Julian Assange Defence Committee has organised the vigil to complement the rally the same day in Melbourne, Australia, called by the Socialist Equality …

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September 26, 2018

MI5’s anti-Corbyn campaign and the slandering of Michael Foot

On September 19, one of Corbyn’s key advisers, Andrew Murray, wrote in the New Statesman, asking, “Is the ‘deep state’ trying to undermine Corbyn?” Murray, a leading figure in the Stop the War Coalition and former member of the Communist Party of Britain, was responding to a Daily Mail report that he had been denied entry to Ukraine by the …

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July 13, 2018

What does it really mean to “Stop Trump?”

The working class must be mobilised against capitalism and for socialism Donald Trump richly deserves the outpouring of condemnation and political opposition that has led up to the series of UK-wide protests that began Thursday. He represents all that is vile and reactionary in political and social life, not only in the United States but in Britain, Europe and throughout …

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June 30, 2018

Stop the NHS sell-off

Build rank-and-file committees On the 70th anniversary of its creation, the National Health Service (NHS) is in grave danger. Its establishment in 1948 as a universal health provider, free at the point of use, is fiercely defended by working people as their fundamental social right. That right is now in jeopardy as the NHS is transformed into a skeleton, for-profit …

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June 26, 2018

The UCU Congress and the impossibility of reforming the trade unions

Statement of the Socialist Equality Party (UK) The recent congress of the University and College Union (UCU) provides an object lesson in the impossibility of “reforming” the trade unions. Held in Manchester at the end of May, it was the first opportunity for UCU members, rightly furious at the betrayal of their national strike to protect university staff pensions, to …

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June 14, 2018

One year since the Grenfell inferno

Statement of the Socialist Equality Party (UK) One year ago, the worst high-rise fire in British history in Grenfell Tower cost the lives of 72 people. What took place in the early hours of June 14, 2017 was social murder. This was the term first coined by Frederick Engels in his famous study, The Condition of the Working Class in …

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June 6, 2018

Free Julian Assange! Support the June 19 vigil in London

The Socialist Equality Party calls for a maximum mobilisation in support of the June 19 vigil outside the Ecuadorean Embassy in London calling for freedom for WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange. Workers and young people must demand that the Conservative government of Theresa May end its cruel persecution of Assange, drop the bail-related issues against him and allow him to leave …

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June 1, 2018

SEP meetings on war and censorship: “War preparations are powered by lies”

The Socialist Equality Party (UK) has concluded a series of public meetings in England, Scotland and Ireland titled “War, lies and censorship: For the building of a socialist anti-war movement.” The meetings were attended by a cross section of workers, youth and students and were followed by lively question and answer sessions. Addressing the meetings in Sheffield, London and Manchester, …

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