Socialist Equality Party Election Rally - Sunday June 30th

The Socialist Equality Party (SEP) is standing candidates in the British general election to build a socialist anti-war movement, based on the working class.

Millions of workers and young people in the UK hate the Conservatives and Labour for their backing and arming of the Israeli state as it commits genocide, killing more than 38,000 Palestinians in Gaza, and they want an alternative.

What is not as well understood is that Britain, the United States, and other imperialist powers are taking actions in Ukraine that could result in a nuclear catastrophe threatening to destroy all life on earth. The global capitalist system, whose insoluble global crisis is the underlying cause of genocide and war, is descending into barbarism.

The SEP is using this election to break the conspiracy of silence maintained by the capitalist media, the major parties, the trade unions and what passes for the “left” over the acute dangers facing the working class. We intend to build a socialist alternative.

Sunday June 30, 2pm
YMCA Indian Student Hostel,
41 Fitzroy Square,
London W1T 6AQ
(Nearest tube: Warren Street)

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Past events

The fight to free Assange is the fight against war

Public meetings held this month in Britain by the Socialist Equality Party (SEP) and International Youth and Students for Social Equality (IYSSE) provoked important discussion among workers and young people on the campaign needed to free WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange. The meetings in London, Sheffield, Manchester and Inverness were addressed by SEP national secretary Chris Marsden and assistant national secretary Tom Scripps.

Assange, who exposed war crimes by the US and its allies in Iraq and Afghanistan, has been imprisoned in London without charge for well over a decade. He faces imminent extradition to the United States under trumped-up Espionage Act charges that carry a 175-year prison term.

Read the report of the meetings

How can the Gaza genocide be stopped?

The Socialist Equality Party and the International Youth and Students for Social Equality co-hosted a series of meetings in February 2024 in London, Sheffield, Inverness and Manchester adressing the question “How can the Gaza genocide be stopped?”

Reports were delivered by SEP National Secretary Chris Marsden and Assistant National Secretary Tom Scripps. Lively discussion followed. Many expressed their thanks at hearing such frank political criticisms levelled against the perspective of the ceasefire marches and the Stop the War Coalition, which they had found increasingly frustrating.

Read the report of the meetings

May Day 2022 Online Rally

Speeches were made from the United States, Canada, Brazil, Sri Lanka, Germany, France, Turkey, Australia, New Zealand on the following topics:

“The NATO-Russia war and the tasks of the international working class”, “The COVID-19 pandemic and the fight for socialism”, “The map of the class struggle vs. the map of war”, “Canadian imperialism, Hitler’s Ukrainian accomplices, and the NATO-Russia war”, “No to war and capitalist misery! For socialist revolution in Latin America!”, “The significance of anti-government popular protests in Sri Lanka and the tasks of the Socialist Equality Party”, “Class struggle in Sri Lanka in the “decade of socialist revolution”, “German imperialism rearms for World War III!”, “UK signs up for frontline in war against Russia”, “Lessons of the French election between Macron and Le Pen”, “Turkey’s role in the US-NATO war drive against Russia”, “Finance capital and the deepening crisis of global capitalism”, “Young people must turn to the working class and the fight for socialism!”, “Australian ruling class promotes anti-China campaign”, “The class struggle in the Asia-Pacific” and “The revolutionary role of the American working class”.

Greetings were sent by the Young Guard of the Bolshevik-Leninists in Russia, statements by workers from around the world.

May Day 2021 Online Rally

The May Day rally both reflected and anticipated changes in the world situation produced by the coronavirus pandemic. The ICFI has defined the pandemic as a “trigger event” analogous to World War I, which is accelerating all the underlying contradictions of the world capitalist system. This includes, above all, the growth of the class struggle, of which the ICFI and its May Day rally are the most conscious expression.

In both its form and content, the rally was a global event. There was a significant international response to the call for the rally. More than 2,500 viewed the event from more than 75 different countries on every continent, including Antarctica. The fourteen speakers consisted of leading members of the ICFI from 10 countries, speaking in seven different languages—English, German, French, Tamil, Sinhalese, Turkish and Portuguese.

The Blairites' Anti-Semitism Witch-Hunt and the Failure of Corbynism

On Sunday November 15, 2020, the Socialist Equality Party (UK) held an online public meeting in response to Jeremy Corbyn’s suspension from the Labour party on grounds of anti-Semitism.

SEP (UK) National Secretary Chris Marsden presented a report which explained the deeply reactionary character of the anti-Semitism witch-hunt in the Labour Party, which seeks to equate principled opposition to the Israeli state with hostility towards Jews. He delivered a powerful critique of “Corbynism”, which has facilitated this right-wing campaign.

Free Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning!

On Sunday February 23, 2020, the Socialist Equality Party (UK) held a successful rally Sunday in London to demand the freedom of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and US whistleblower Chelsea Manning. The meeting was attended by more than 130 workers, youth and students who came from all over the UK.

At the event, socialists from the three imperialist countries trying to silence Assange and Manning outlined the fundamental principles and programmatic conceptions required in the fight to secure their freedom—Joseph Kishore, the SEP’s candidate for president of the United States; WSWS journalist Oscar Grenfell from the SEP (Australia); and SEP (UK) National Secretary Chris Marsden.