International Socialist League
The International Socialist League is a small Trotskyist organisation in Britain. Its irregular publication, Socialist Voice, was published frequently until 2002. and from 2011.

The group's origins lie in the disintegration of the Workers' Revolutionary Party
Workers' Revolutionary Party (UK)
The Workers Revolutionary Party is a minute Trotskyist group in Britain. In the mid-1980s, it split several ways.-The Club:The WRP grew out of the faction Gerry Healy and John Lawrence led in the Revolutionary Communist Party which urged that the RCP enter the Labour Party. This policy was also...

 (WRP) in the 1980s. It was founded as the Bolshevik Faction of Cliff Slaughter
Cliff Slaughter
-Life:During the Second World War, Cliff Slaughter worked in a coal mine as one of the Bevin Boys. While there, he was injured when kicked by a pit pony.He later became a lecturer and writer on sociology and Marxism...

's WRP in August 1987 and from the start was sympathetic to the Latin American-based Trotskyist leader Nahuel Moreno
Nahuel Moreno
Nahuel Moreno was a Trotskyist leader from Argentina. Moreno was active in the Trotskyist movement from before World War II until his death....


In February 1988 the future ISL split from the WRP and under the leadership of the veteran Bill Hunter
Bill Hunter (Trotskyist)
Bill Hunter is a veteran Trotskyist leader in Britain and a member of the International Socialist League.- Life :Hunter began his revolutionary career as a member of the Independent Labour Party during World War II, when he was a part of the circle around the Free Expression discussion magazine in...

 and Martin Ralph
Martin Ralph
Martin Ralph is an Australian sprint canoer who competed in the mid 1980s. At the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, he was eliminated in the repechages of the K-2 500 m event. Subsequently, he began to coach with the VIS and independently...

 founded their organisation, which affiliated to Moreno's International Workers League (LIT).

The ISL remains active in the North West of England where its small membership is concentrated and it was active in the Socialist Alliance
Socialist Alliance (England)
The Socialist Alliance was a left-wing electoral alliance in England between 1992 and 2005.In late 2005, a small group reformed with the name "Socialist Alliance", with a mutual affiliation with the larger Alliance for Green Socialism.-Origins:...

. It is supportive of the Socialist Alliance Democracy Platform
Socialist Alliance Democracy Platform
The Socialist Alliance Democracy Platform was a faction of the Socialist Alliance , a left-wing political group of England and Wales which existed between 1999 and 2005....

 and the Merseyside
Merseyside is a metropolitan county in North West England, with a population of 1,365,900. It encompasses the metropolitan area centred on both banks of the lower reaches of the Mersey Estuary, and comprises five metropolitan boroughs: Knowsley, St Helens, Sefton, Wirral, and the city of Liverpool...

-based United Socialist Party
United Socialist Party (UK)
The United Socialist Party is a British political organisation based in Liverpool. It was formed by a number of former Liverpool Dockers who had been active in the strike of the 1990s...


Between 2000 and 2006 the League published a website, It went offline sometime after June 14, 2006.

The current and active website of ISL is

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