Only international socialism addresses capitalistic crisis – SEP | Daily News

Only international socialism addresses capitalistic crisis – SEP

The Socialist Equality Party (SEP) said yesterday that the only solution for the capitalistic crisis created by previous regimes is international socialism.

SEP Presidential Candidate Pani Wijesiriwardene was addressing a media briefing in Colombo yesterday.

He said the SEP is the one and only political party that is on socialist internationalism and it fights for the independent political mobilization of the working class against capitalist rule.

The SEP and its forerunner, the Revolutionary Communist League, have an unblemished record of fighting for socialist internationalism. The Sri Lankan ruling class confronts a deepening political crisis - the product of a global economic breakdown, geopolitical tensions exacerbated by US imperialism, and mounting working-class strikes and struggles which are part of a resurgence of the international working class.

Confronted with a deepening economic slump and growing foreign debts, and shocked by mass strikes and protests, the ruling class parties, like their counterparts around the world, are moving towards dictatorial methods. All these parties, including the ruling United National Party, the opposition Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna and the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna, are calling for “strong government” and “strengthening national security.

In the aftermath of the terrorist attacks, the UNP, SLPP and JVP all insisted that the priority was to defend “national security” by strengthening the military and intelligence apparatus. In the presidential election, each party is attempting to outbid its rivals over who will impose the harshest laws.

The response of the ruling elites to the resurgence of class struggles in every country is to prepare dictatorship and fascist forms of rule.

The SEP will create a government based on the production rented economy where farmers and workers playing a prominent role.

The SEP fights for a workers’ and peasants’ government as part of a Union of Socialist Republics in South Asia.


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