SWP Int’l Educational Conference set June 8-11 in Ohio

By Seth Galinsky
April 24, 2023

The Socialist Workers Party 2023 International Educational Conference is less than two months away. The conference will take place June 8-11 at Oberlin College, in Oberlin, Ohio.

The conference will include reports by leaders of the party, classes and discussion that will help deepen participants’ political understanding of the party’s communist continuity and Marxism. It will project the next steps in the party advancing the road forward for working people today.

At the center of the conference will be discussion of the political course of the party presented in The Low Point of Labor Resistance Is Behind Us: The Socialist Workers Party Looks Forward by SWP National Secretary Jack Barnes and party leaders Mary-Alice Waters and Steve Clark. The book includes the political resolution adopted by the party at its December 2022 convention.

Waters explains in the preface that the book “is the product of trade union and broader political work over the last year by SWP members responding to deepening cracks in the world order established by the victors of the inter-imperialist slaughter known in the United States as World War II.”

A lot has happened in the class struggle and world politics since the book was published in January. We’ve seen more confirmation of what Waters notes are “mounting global conflicts among rival capitalist powers, with explosive ramifications for workers and farmers” the world over.

The Low Point of Labor Resistance Is Behind Us is also a key part of the party’s campaigning this spring, using its election campaigns, the Militant and books by party leaders and other revolutionaries, as well as raising $165,000 for the Militant Fighting Fund.

Members of the Socialist Workers Party and Communist Leagues in Australia, Canada and United Kingdom have been taking this campaign to workers on union picket lines, at protests in solidarity with the fight to defend Ukraine’s sovereignty and defeat Moscow’s invasion; at actions in solidarity with the struggle of working people in Iran for political rights and to defend their class interests; and to those they meet door to door in working-class neighborhoods in cities, towns and rural areas.

Party members are meeting workers, farmers and young people who are interested in joining together in the fights to advance the course of the working class toward wresting power out of the hands of the capitalist war makers. Some will be interested in the conference.

For more information, see page 10 to contact the party branch nearest you.