Socialist Equality Party (Australia)

The Historical and International Foundations of the Socialist Equality Party (Australia)—Part 11

11 March 2010

The World Socialist Web Site continues publication of The Historical and International Foundations of the Socialist Equality Party (Australia). The document was adopted unanimously at the party’s founding congress in Sydney on January 21–25.

The Historical and International Foundations of the Socialist Equality Party (Australia)—Part 10

10 March 2010

The World Socialist Web Site continues publication of The Historical and International Foundations of the Socialist Equality Party (Australia). The document was adopted unanimously at the party’s founding congress in Sydney on January 21–25.

Australia: The Rudd government and the new stage of the economic crisis

By the Socialist Equality Party (Australia), 9 March 2010

In response to the deepening global economic crisis, a shift in political relations in Australia has rapidly emerged since the beginning of 2010 that has far reaching consequences for the working class.

The Historical and International Foundations of the Socialist Equality Party (Australia)—Part 9

9 March 2010

The World Socialist Web Site continues publication of The Historical and International Foundations of the Socialist Equality Party (Australia). The document was adopted unanimously at the party’s founding congress in Sydney on January 21–25.

The Historical and International Foundations of the Socialist Equality Party (Australia)—Part 8

8 March 2010

The World Socialist Web Site continues publication of The Historical and International Foundations of the Socialist Equality Party (Australia). The document was adopted unanimously at the party’s founding congress in Sydney on January 21–25.

The Historical and International Foundations of the Socialist Equality Party (Australia)—Part 7

6 March 2010

The World Socialist Web Site continues publication of The Historical and International Foundations of the Socialist Equality Party (Australia). The document was adopted unanimously at the party’s founding congress in Sydney on January 21–25.

The Historical and International Foundations of the Socialist Equality Party (Australia)—Part 6

5 March 2010

The World Socialist Web Site continues publication of The Historical and International Foundations of the Socialist Equality Party (Australia). The document was adopted unanimously at the party’s founding congress in Sydney on January 21–25.

The Historical and International Foundations of the Socialist Equality Party (Australia)—Part 5

4 March 2010

The World Socialist Web Site continues publication of The Historical and International Foundations of the Socialist Equality Party (Australia). The document was adopted unanimously at the party’s founding congress in Sydney on January 21–25.

The Historical and International Foundations of the Socialist Equality Party (Australia)—Part 4

3 March 2010

The World Socialist Web Site continues publication of The Historical and International Foundations of the Socialist Equality Party (Australia). The document was adopted unanimously at the party’s founding congress in Sydney on January 21–25.

The Historical and International Foundations of the Socialist Equality Party (Australia)—Part 3

2 March 2010

The World Socialist Web Site continues publication of The Historical and International Foundations of the Socialist Equality Party (Australia). The document was adopted unanimously at the party’s founding congress in Sydney on January 21–25.

The Historical and International Foundations of the Socialist Equality Party (Australia)—Part 2

1 March 2010

The World Socialist Web Site continues publication of The Historical and International Foundations of the Socialist Equality Party (Australia). The document was adopted unanimously at the party’s founding congress in Sydney on January 21–25.

The Historical and International Foundations of the Socialist Equality Party (Australia)—Part 1

27 February 2010

The World Socialist Web Site today begins the publication of The Historical and International Foundations of the Socialist Equality Party (Australia). The document was adopted unanimously at the party’s founding congress in Sydney on January 21–25.

Opening report to the SEP (Australia) Founding Congress

By Nick Beams, 27 February 2010

The following is the opening report delivered by Nick Beams, national secretary of the Socialist Equality Party (Australia), to the SEP’s founding congress held in Sydney on January 21–25.

As academic year begins: ISSE to hold meetings in Australia and New Zealand

19 February 2010

The International Students for Social Equality will be holding a series of meetings in Australia and New Zealand over the next three weeks.

Nick Beams delivers lecture in Sydney and Melbourne

World War Two: Lessons and Warnings

By Nick Beams, 18 November 2009

Nick Beams, national secretary of the Socialist Equality Party (Australia) and a member of the International Editorial Board of the World Socialist Web Site, delivered a lecture on “World War Two: Lessons and Warnings” to audiences in Sydney and Melbourne in November, 2009.

Myths and legends about World War II exposed at Australian SEP public meetings

By our correspondents, 18 November 2009

The Socialist Equality Party in Australia held public meetings in Sydney and Melbourne this month on “Seventy years since World War II: lessons and warnings”.

Australian Pabloites prepare NPA-style dissolution

By Laura Tiernan, 12 November 2009

The Democratic Socialist Perspective will dissolve itself into the ailing Socialist Alliance electoral front in January 2010. Modelled closely on France’s New Anti-capitalist Party, the DSP is making a pitch for allies in official bourgeois politics, above all the Greens.

Australia: Latest refugee deaths—the Rudd government’s SIEV X

By Socialist Equality Party (Australia), 4 November 2009

The tragic drowning of 12 Sri Lankan Tamils northwest of the Cocos Islands on Sunday is another grim reminder that the election of the Rudd Labor government in November 2007 has changed nothing for refugees and asylum seekers.

A lecture by Nick Beams

The World Economic Crisis: A Marxist Analysis

By Nick Beams, 13 October 2009

Nick Beams, a member of the World Socialist Web Site International Editorial Board and national secretary of the Socialist Equality Party in Australia, demonstrates that the present situation is, in the final analysis, the outcome of fundamental contradictions within the capitalist profit system itself. He outlines the socialist perspective and program that the international working class must adopt in order to reorganise social and economic life to meet the needs and aspirations of the vast majority of the world's population, not the profit requirements of a wealthy elite.

Internationalism and the struggle for socialism

By Nick Beams, 20 May 2009

The following is the text of a report given by Nick Beams, national secretary of the Socialist Equality Party (Australia), to the WSWS/SEP/ISSE regional conferences, “The world economic crisis, the failure of capitalism, and the case for socialism.”

ISSE meetings in Australia

Marxism and the world economic crisis

26 February 2009

The International Students for Social Equality in Australia are holding meetings at universities in Sydney, Melbourne and Newcastle during March to present a Marxist analysis of the world economic crisis and the necessity for a socialist and internationalist solution for the working class.

Nick Beams opening report to SEP summer school

The crash of 2008 and its revolutionary implications

Part 4

By Nick Beams, 7 February 2009

“What flows from our assessment of the origins of the present situation is that nothing less than an international socialist revolution can overcome the crisis of the capitalist mode of production and, moreover, that is the only way to prevent mankind being plunged into a catastrophe.”

A lecture by Nick Beams

The World Economic Crisis: A Marxist Analysis

Part 5

By Nick Beams, 24 December 2008

The following is the final part of a lecture delivered by Nick Beams, national secretary of the Socialist Equality Party (Australia) and a member of the International Editorial Board of the World Socialist Web Site, to audiences in Perth, Melbourne and Sydney in November and December, 2008.

A lecture by Nick Beams

The World Economic Crisis: A Marxist Analysis—Part 4

By Nick Beams, 23 December 2008

The following is Part 4 of a lecture delivered by Nick Beams, national secretary of the Socialist Equality Party (Australia) and a member of the International Editorial Board of the World Socialist Web Site, to audiences in Perth, Melbourne and Sydney in November and December, 2008.

A lecture by Nick Beams

The World Economic Crisis: A Marxist Analysis—Part 3

By Nick Beams, 22 December 2008

Published today is the third part of a lecture delivered by Nick Beams, national secretary of the Socialist Equality Party (Australia) and a member of the International Editorial Board of the World Socialist Web Site, to audiences in Perth, Melbourne and Sydney in November and December, 2008.

Lecture by Nick Beams

The World Economic Crisis: A Marxist Analysis

Part 2

By Nick Beams, 20 December 2008

The following is the second part of a lecture delivered by Nick Beams, national secretary of the Socialist Equality Party (Australia) and a member of the International Editorial Board of the World Socialist Web Site, to audiences in Perth, Melbourne and Sydney in November and December, 2008.

A lecture by Nick Beams

The World Economic Crisis: A Marxist Analysis

Part 1

By Nick Beams, 19 December 2008

The following is the first part of a lecture delivered by Nick Beams, national secretary of the Socialist Equality Party (Australia) and a member of the International Editorial Board of the World Socialist Web Site, to audiences in Perth, Melbourne and Sydney in November and December, 2008. Part 2 will be published tomorrow and subsequent parts over the next few days.

Audience members discuss Nick Beams’s lecture

15 December 2008

After Nick Beams’s lectures on “The World Economic Crisis: A Marxist Analysis,” WSWS correspondents asked audience members for their impressions and reactions.

Nick Beams presents Marxist analysis of global economic breakdown to Australian audiences

By our reporters, 15 December 2008

Appreciative audiences heard Nick Beams, a member of the WSWS International Editorial Board and national secretary of the Socialist Equality Party (SEP) in Australia, deliver a powerful series of lectures on “The World Economic Crisis—A Marxist Analysis” in Perth, Melbourne and Sydney over the past two weeks.

Australia: The DSP split and Socialist Alliance—another opportunist debacle

By Laura Tiernan, 6 December 2008

Six months after a devastating split in the Democratic Socialist Perspective, the 6th national conference of Socialist Alliance this weekend will provide further proof of the crisis gripping the DSP and the entire Socialist Alliance project.

Australia: State provocations, security and Socialist Alternative

By Patrick O’Connor, 3 December 2008

The failure of the protest organisation Socialist Alternative (SA) to issue any serious response to revelations that a police agent provocateur spent a considerable period of time working within their ranks provides a revealing insight into the class character of the organisation and the opportunist nature of its politics.

A lecture by Nick Beams

The World Economic Crisis: A Marxist Analysis

19 November 2008

The global financial meltdown, which began with the US sub-prime mortgage crisis in August 2007 and has since engulfed some of the world’s largest financial institutions, is widely acknowledged as the most serious since the Great Depression of the 1930s.

Nick Beams addresses 70th anniversary meeting

Capitalist breakdown and the revolutionary perspective of the Fourth International—Part 4

By Nick Beams, 8 October 2008

Published below is the final part of a report delivered on September 28 by Nick Beams to a public meeting in Sydney on the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Fourth International. Beams is a member of the WSWS International Editorial Board and National Secretary of the Socialist Equality Party (Australia). Part 1 was posted on October 4, Part 2 on October 6 and Part 3 on October 7.

Nick Beams addresses 70th anniversary meeting

Capitalist breakdown and the revolutionary perspective of the Fourth International—Part 3

By Nick Beams, 7 October 2008

Published today is the third part of a report delivered on September 28 by Nick Beams to a public meeting in Sydney on the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Fourth International. Part one was posted on October 4 and Part 2 on October 6.

Nixon and Bretton Woods

Capitalist breakdown and the revolutionary perspective of the Fourth International—Part 2

Nixon and Bretton Woods

By Nick Beams, 6 October 2008

Published today is the second part of a report delivered on September 28 by Nick Beams to a public meeting in Sydney on the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Fourth International. Beams is a member of the WSWS International Editorial Board and National Secretary of the Socialist Equality Party (Australia). Part one was posted on October 4.

Nick Beams addresses 70th anniversary meeting

Capitalist breakdown and the revolutionary perspective of the Fourth International—Part 1

By Nick Beams, 4 October 2008

Published below is the first part of a report delivered on September 28, by Nick Beams to a public meeting in Sydney on the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Fourth International. Beams is a member of the WSWS International Editorial Board and National Secretary of the Socialist Equality Party (Australia). The WSWS will be publishing Beams's report in four parts. The historical significance of the founding of the Fourth International in 1938 and the 70-year struggle to defend and develop the program of Trotskyism, led since 1953 by the International Committee of the Fourth International, is being underscored by the tumultuous events now unfolding in the world economy.

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.

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.

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.

International school examines the century’s central problems of history, politics and culture 

By the, 31 October 1998

The International Summer School held in early January by the International Committee of the Fourth International and the Socialist Equality Party of Australia represented a milestone in the revival of classical Marxism. Entitled "Marxism and the Fundamental Problems of the Twentieth Century," the school, held in Sydney from January 3 to 10, was the first such international symposium organized by the world Trotskyist movement.

The market, planning and socialism

By Nick Beams and SEP Senate candidate for NSW, 3 September 1998

It seems that opinion polling carried out by both the Liberal and Labor Parties in preparation for the Australian federal election has revealed widespread concerns in the electorate that a plan be developed to meet growing economic uncertainty.