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  Socialist Workers Party (United States) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
However the party put into practice the so-called Proletarian Military Policy of opposing the war politically while arguing that their members of military age, which meant most of the membership, should go with their class into the military and attempt to transform the imperialist war into a civil war while fighting the Nazis.
The SWP was active in supporting those labor strikes that occurred despite the wartime "no-strike pledge", and in supporting protests against racist discrimination during the war, such as A.
The SWP was also increasingly outspoken in its defence of the Cuban regime of Fidel Castro and its identification with that regime.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Socialist_Workers_Party_(USA)   (3799 words)

  
 Socialist Workers Party (UK)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Socialist Workers Party (SWP) is the largest political party of the far left in Britain.
The SWP has an industrial depmartment, which co-ordinates its work within the working class movement and a student section, named the Socialist Workers' Student Society which has groups at numours universities.
The SWP describes itself as a 'revolutionary socialist party' and considers itself to stand in the 'tradition' of Leon Trotsky.
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/S/Socialist-Workers-Party-(UK).htm   (5549 words)

  
 COINTELPRO -- Socialist Workers Party
It is believed that SWP influence on the followers of MALCOLM X would be disrupted by emphasizing the atheism of the SWP as opposed to the basic religious orientation of the MMI.
It is further noted that a Party leader recently stated that the SWP must, under all circumstances, not "antagonize" any elements in the anti-war movement inasmuch as the Party "has always been accused of splitting", which accusation greatly upsets the Party.
Any demonstration planned by the young Socialist Alliance is bad enough, but when they are joined by their fellow finks in the Student Mobe and Socialist Workers, we develop a strong urge to vomit into the wind.
www.icdc.com /~paulwolf/cointelpro/swp.htm   (5913 words)

  
 Socialist Workers Party (USA)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The socialist Workers Party was founded in 1938 by the Trotskyists of the former Communist League of America after its members had been expelled from the Socialist Party of America.
The 1940 split in the SWP was centered on the question of the party's internal regime, but also involved a series of other questions such as the class nature of the Russian state and Marxist philosophy.
The SWP's most high provile and controversial campaign in the late 1980s and early 1990s was its Mark Curtis Defense Committees, established after Curtis, an SWP activist and trade union organizer, was charged and convicted on burglary and rape charges in 1988.
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/S/Socialist-Workers-Party-(USA).htm   (2854 words)

  
 Politics1: Presidency 2000 - James E. Harris (Socialist Workers Party - Georgia)
Socialist Workers Party nominee for President, 1996 (on the ballot in 11 states - 8,500 votes - 0.01%).
The Socialist Workers Party has been in electoral decline in recent years, capturing a dwindling number of votes in each Presidential election.
That fact is unlikely to matter to the SWP ticket, as they are running to spread a militant Marxist-Leninist message and encourage a workers' uprising.
www.politics1.com /swp2k.htm   (392 words)

  
 Socialist Workers Party (UK)
The SWP is a revolutionary socialist party that stands in the tradition of Leon Trotsky it's supporters often refer to their beliefs as 'socialism from below', which term can be attributed to Hal Draper originally.
In the early 1980s the SWP would be critical of those tendencies which continued to work within the Labour Party or joined it at that time.
The SWP has also participated in the Socialist Alliance, and were instrumental in setting up the Stop the War Coalition and the RESPECT Unity Coalition.
www.mcfly.org /wik/Socialist_Workers_Party_(UK)   (3628 words)

  
 Socialist Workers Party (USA)
The Socialist Workers Party is a small political party in the United States.
The party has run candidates for President since 1948; it received its greatest number of votes in 1976, when its candidate, Peter Camejo, received 90,310 votes.
In 1976, the party won a lawsuit against the FBI as a result of years of spying by the FBI.
www.fastload.org /so/Socialist_Workers_Party_(USA).html   (157 words)

  
 Politics1 - Guide to the 2004 Socialist Workers Party Presidential Candidate
Hawkins is the leader of Young Socialists, the communist youth wing of the SWP.
In 1972, the SWP nominated a Presidential candidate -- Linda Jenness -- who was also too young to qualify for the office (so the party used a replacement nominee in some states to achieve ballot status).
the only voice for workers, farmers, and young people who are standing up to the brutal effects of the deepening global crisis of the capitalist system." As for ideology, the SWP has evolved into a hardline communist party advocating the brand of authoritarian politics espoused by Cuban President Fidel Castro's style of Marxism.
www.politics1.com /swp04.htm   (718 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - Spain - Spanish Socialist Workers' Party | Spanish Information Resource
The Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (Partido Socialista Obrero Espanol--PSOE) is the oldest political party in Spain.
In the mid-1950s, socialist groups began to organize within Spain; and, in the 1960s a small group of activists, led by two young labor lawyers from Seville (Spanish Sevilla), Alfonso Guerra and Felipe Gonzalez, revived the PSOE and began to agitate for changes within the party.
Although the Socialists had gained support by presenting an image of moderation to the electorate, this stance was vehemently attacked by the more radical members of the party, who criticized Gonzalez and his supporters for placing more emphasis on gaining votes than they did on advancing the interests of the workers.
reference.allrefer.com /country-guide-study/spain/spain129.html   (764 words)

  
 Socialist Alternative
Socialist Alternative is a national organization fighting in our workplaces, communities, and campuses against the exploitation and injustices people face every day.
We are union activists fighting for workers' rights and militant, democratic labor unions; we are people of color speaking out against racism, students organizing against sweatshops and war, immigrants demanding papers for all undocumented workers, women and men fighting sexism and homophobia.
Socialist Alternative is in political solidarity with the Committee for a Workers' International, a worldwide socialist organization in 35 countries on every continent.
www.socialistalternative.org   (237 words)

  
 Glossary of Organisations: Un
The Socialist Labour Party of America was founded in 1876 at the unity congress held in Philadelphia as a result of a combination of the American sections of the First International and other socialist organisations.
Some of the party's leaders considered parliamentary activity to be the chief task of the party, some members moved to trade-unionism and anarchism.
In the eighteen-nineties the leadership of the party was assumed by the Left wing, headed by Daniel De Leon.
www.marx.org /glossary/orgs/u/n.htm   (932 words)

  
 Spain: Socialist Party government attacks free speech
The PSOE (Socialist Workers Party of Spain) government of Jose Luiz Zapatero was swept to power in March by a powerful movement of the working class against the right-wing Popular Party’s (PP) pro-war stance and its attempt to exploit public horror at the March 11 bombings in Madrid for electoral success.
The Catalonia’s Convergence and Union party (CiU), which was in coalition with the ousted PP government of Jose Maria Aznar, didn’t even raise the issues surrounding the constitution.
The Moroccan Immigrants Workers Association, which assists Moroccan immigrants to acquire legal status and find work, agreed with the proposals and proposed to the PSOE the creation of an elected Muslim council with authority to vet Mosques and audit their finances.
www.wsws.org /articles/2004/may2004/span-m25.shtml   (1347 words)

  
 The Militant - a socialist newspaper - October 17, 2005 -- front page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Socialist candidates in California: abortion, a woman’s right to choose!
The ferry operates between France and the island of Corsica, a colonial possession of Paris.
They did so in response to a government ultimatum that the workers either accept complete privatization or the company would be liquidated.
www.themilitant.com   (852 words)

  
 Socialist Workers Party   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Socialst Worker's Party has suffered infiltration and break-ins by the FBI for almost as long as it has existed, but it is the only organization to actually take the FBI to court for violating the law, and win its case.
FBI harassment of the SWP began in the late 1930's or early 1940's, and has included "bag-jobs," infiltrators, electronic wiretaps, mail opening, anonymous letters to employers from "concerned citizens," and prosecution under the Smith Act.
The decision was further dilluted by the fact that the damages awarded the SWP for its trouble were much less than the $1.5 million it spent to pursue the case.
www.drewhendricks.freeservers.com /socialis.htm   (307 words)

  
 Workers' Liberty | For international working class solidarity and socialism
I recently attended “Socialism,” the annual summer school of the Scottish Socialist Party (that isn't in summer.) My experiences were simultaneously enjoyable, interesting and depressing.
Tensions between the Labour Party leaders and the trade unions are being forced centre stage by events.
Germany's new left party, Die Linke.PDS, will be the largest left opposition in Parliament to a probable "grand coalition" government of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) and the main right-wing opposition, the CDU/CSU.
www.workersliberty.org   (659 words)

  
 The Workers League and the founding of the Socialist Equality Party
The Workers League and the Founding of the Socialist Equality Party: The Socialist Equality Party was founded in 1996 by the Workers League.
This document explains the political and theoretical basis on which the new party was formed.
Socialist Equality Party 1996 Election Statement: This statement was distributed during the SEP's 1996 Presidential and Congressional campaigns.
www.wsws.org /sections/category/icfi/sepuscat.shtml   (115 words)

  
 Workers Power
A mass meeting of the 667 workers, who were locked out by Gate Gourmet management, voted, to accept the settlement agreed by the TGWU and the company.
The party machine refused a debate on the war.
Many German workers and youth voted for a new left party that scored well at the polls.
www.workerspower.com   (1107 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - Zapatero to become Spanish Prime Minister   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
A total of 183 lawmakers in the 350-seat Congress of Deputies voted in favor of Zapatero, who guided his party to a surprise win in last month's general election — a vote overshadowed by the Madrid rail bombings of March 11.
Zapatero's Spanish Socialist Workers Party won 164 seats in the election, 12 short of a majority.
The 148 lawmakers from the outgoing conservative Popular Party voted against his nomination, and Basque and Catalan nationalist parties, holding 19 votes, abstained.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/2004-04-16-zapetero_x.htm   (333 words)

  
 Socialist Party
Janice is a member of the Socialist Party's sister organisation in Scotland.
We campaign for a socialist society free from the horrors of war and poverty.
Shows how socialists campaign for a better world today, and explains a new, socialist world is possible.
www.socialistparty.org.uk   (1240 words)

  
 Socialist Workers Party (Britain) - anti-capitalism, liberation and socialism
Socialist Workers Party (Britain) - anti-capitalism, liberation and socialism
The accelerating disappearance of the polar ice cap and the occupation of Iraq are both symptoms of the barbarity of capitalism.
The SWP has thrown itself into building opposition to war, racism and privatisation.
www.swp.org.uk   (259 words)

  
 Encyclopedia article on Socialist Workers Party (UK) [EncycloZine]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In particular they seek to distinguish themselves from reformist parties, such as (the Labour Party) in Britain and from various forms of what is described as Stalinism usually associated with the former Soviet Bloc and the old Communist Parties.
The principal difference between the SWP and other Trotskyists is its opposition to all substitutionist strategies.
More Years of the Locust: The Origins of the SWP (http://www.marxists.org/archive/higgins/1997/locust/index.htm) Critique of Cliff and the SWP by Jim Higgins, former National Secretary of the International Socialists.
encyclozine.com /Socialist_Workers_Party_(UK)   (3678 words)

  
 The New Union Party   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The New Union Party shares with all Socialist organizations a theoretical foundation in the writings of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels.
The positions of the New Union Party are defined in our leaflets, articles in The New Unionist, and in socialist classics that we distribute and republish.
If you want the New Union Party to continue to spread the message of DeLeonist socialism, send your donation to The New Union Party, 1821 University Ave., S116, St. Paul, MN 55104.
www1.minn.net /~nup   (296 words)

  
 The Militant - Socialist Workers Election Campaign
Socialist Workers Campaign to be on ballot in 14 states
SWP presidential candidate Harris talks with meat packers and farmers in Iowa
Socialist Workers slate of candidates for 2000 elections
www.themilitant.com /campaign   (410 words)

  
 Tony Cliff Internet Archive   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In the late 1940s he developed the theory that Russia wasn’t a workers’ state but a form of bureaucratic state capitalism, a theory which has characterised the tendency with which he was associated for the remaining five decades of his life.
His political legacy is embodied in the British Socialist Workers Party and its sister organisations in the International Socialist Tendency.
The use of Socialist Worker as an organiser, April 1974
www.marxists.org /archive/cliff   (552 words)

  
 Guardian Unlimited | Guardian daily comment | One in the Eye
It was this laughter, not to be found in abundance either at the Sunday Telegraph or later at the Socialist Worker, that attracted Paul to Private Eye more than anything.
A more cogent reason for Paul's departure in 1972 was that, like many leftwing socialists, he had begun to think that there might, after all, be a revolution in Britain.
Attempts were made by Paul and his ally Jim Nichol, who later became a solicitor and a major player in the Carl Bridgewater campaign, to widen the appeal of the Socialist Worker by including features on a broader selection of topics, like feminism or football.
www.guardian.co.uk /comment/story/0,3604,1582400,00.html   (2794 words)

  
 swp.ie - Socialist Workers Party   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Click here to read about the politics of the SWP or here to join the SWP
Socialist Worker (Britain) ongoing coverage of bombing aftermath
SWP leaflet issued at protests at Ireland- Israel football march
www.swp.ie /html/home.htm   (237 words)

  
 Communist Party of Great Britain - for socialism, for communism
After the defeats of the 20th century, we have seen a process of disintegration of proletarian politics.
Secondly, the bombers who commit these atrocities give ideological succour to the forces of reaction, inviting state repression and a general crackdown on democratic rights - not to mention opening up the possibility of further imperialist intervention in Indonesia and elsewhere.
In addition, 1,903 copies of the PDF version of Weekly Worker no 594 were downloaded.
www.cpgb.org.uk   (471 words)

  
 International Communist League
The International Communist League (Fourth Internationalist) is a proletarian, revolutionary and internationalist tendency committed to the task of building Leninist parties as national sections of a democratic-centralist international.
We also look to James P. Cannon, a leader of the early American Communist Party who was won to Trotskyism and went on to become a principal founder of the Socialist Workers Party (SWP), working in close collaboration with Leon Trotsky.
The origins of the ICL are in the Spartacist League/U.S., which began as the Revolutionary Tendency in the SWP and was bureaucratically expelled in 1963.
www.icl-fi.org   (553 words)

  
 Billboard.co.uk   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Currently the largest far-left group in Britain, until recently has not run candidates in elections.Publishes the weekly newspaper "Socialist Worker".
Socialism quarterly journal about us about us where we stand internationalism meetings events get in touch contact numbers join the SWP donate students theory resources industrial resources other resources ongoing resources links general links Stop the War Coalition Respect the unity...
WAY OFF TOPIC posted by salal on 22 March 2003 at 22:50: Salal your comments SWP standing for nothing is way wide of the mark.
www.swp.co.uk   (205 words)

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