From International Socialist Review, Vol.29 No.1, January-February 1968, p.1.
Transcribed & marked up by Einde O’Callaghan for ETOL.
The material in this issue of International Socialist Review consists of the major resolutions adopted by the Twenty-second National Convention of the Socialist Workers Party together with several of the reports made to the convention held in New York the latter part of October 1967.
Drafts of the resolutions were submitted for discussion to the SWP membership three months prior to the convention date in line with the provisions of the party constitution governing pre-convention debate and discussion. Only minor editorial revisions of the draft resolutions were made to reflect such changes as were proposed and accepted in the course of convention discussion on the documents.
Important conjunctural developments occurring subsequent to the October 1967 SWP convention were not incorporated in the text of the resolutions and reports published in this issue.
In addition to working out a political line for the period ahead the convention nominated a slate of candidates to represent the Socialist Workers Party in the 1968 presidential election.
For the office of President the convention nominated Fred Halstead, a longtime member of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union and a leader of the New York anti-war movement.
For the office of Vice President the convention chose Paul Boutelle, former chairman of the Harlem Freedom Now Party and founding chairman of the Afro-Americans Against the War in Vietnam.
This will be the sixth presidential campaign in which the SWP has run candidates on a national scale beginning in the year 1948.
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