Social Equality Party (Germany)

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Social Equality Party
Partei für Soziale Gleichheit, Sektion der Vierten Internationale
Leader Ulrich Rippert
Founded 1997
Headquarters Essen
Ideology Trotskyism
Political position Far left
International affiliation International Committee of the Fourth International
Website
www.gleichheit.de
Politics of Germany
Political parties
Elections

The Social Equality Party (German: Partei für Soziale Gleichheit, Sektion der Vierten Internationale, PSG) is a Trotskyst minor political party in Germany. It was founded in 1997 as successor to the Federation of Socialist Workers (Bund Sozialistischer Arbeiter).

The party sees itself as the German section of the Fourth International in the tradition of Leon Trotsky.[1] The international umbrella group of the party is the International Committee of the Fourth International (ICFI).[2] It has contacts to other member parties of the ICFI in England, the US, Sri Lanka, Canada and Australia.

The PSG is critical of trade unions, social democrats and former Stalinist organisations.[3] Since they are based on the nation state these organisations have, according to the PSG, lost every opportunity to act for the working class during the times of globalisation and the crisis of capitalism. Since they do not question the capitalist system itself they are moving further to the right in times of crises. The party on the contrary wants to build an internationalist, socialist workers' movement.

References[edit]

  1. ^ PSG: Fragen an die Partei für Soziale Gleichheit
  2. ^ World Socialist Web Site: Wer ist das IKVI?
  3. ^ PSG: Wahlerklärungen 2005-2008

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