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Ligue Communiste Révolutionnaire / Socialistische Arbeiderspartij (Political party, Belgium)


Last modified: 2013-11-30 by ivan sache
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[Flag of LCR]

Flag of LCR - Image by Ivan Sache, 3 April 2012

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Presentation of LCR / SAP

Ligue Communiste Révolutionnaire / Socialistische Arbeiderspartij (LCR/SAP) is the Belgian section of the (Trotskyist) Fourth International.
It originates in the Ligue révolutionnaire des travailleurs / Revolutionnaire arbeidersliga (LRT/RAL), founded in 1971 in Liège, whose youth organization, Jeune Garde Socialiste (JGS, expelled in 1964 from the Parti Socialiste) supported the coal miners' strikes in Limburg and several subsequent protest movements in the 1970s-1980s.
In 1984, the party was renamed Parti Ouvrier Socialiste / Socialistische Arbeiderspartij (POS/SAP). It won a few seats in the municipal elections held in 2000 and 2006. In 2005, the French name of the party was changed to Ligue Communiste Révolutionnaire (LCR) as a tribute to the French party of the same name (which itself changed its name in 2009 for Nouveau Parti anti-capitaliste [NPA]).

Ivan Sache, 3 April 2012

Flag of LCR / SAP

LCR/SAP uses the same flag as the French LCR, a red flag with the yellow writing "LCR" and motto "100% À GAUCHE" (photo, 1 May 2011; photo, 10 February 2011; photo, 15 June 2010).

Ivan Sache, 3 April 2012

The Dutch version of the logo (image) uses the corresponding abbreviation "SAP" in white and the motto "ROOD" (Red), red on a white panel, all on a red field.
The use of flags with this design is yet to be verified - no photos showing such flags were found so far, although they should be expected, considering that both versions of the logo were clearly adopted at the same time.

Tomislav Todorović, 3 April 2012


[Flag of POS]         [Flag of SAP]

Flags of POS / SAP - Images by Ivan Sache, 3 April 2012

When named POS/SAP, the party used two red flags, inscribed in canton either with the white letters "POS" (French version) or "SAP" (Dutch version) (photo, 20 July 2000).

Ivan Sache, 3 April 2012


The youth branch of the party, JGS, used a red flag charged in the middle with the black emblem of the Fourth International, a "4" superimposed to a hammer-and-sickle, the black letters "POS" in the upper left corner, the black letters "JGS" in the lower left corner, and, most probably (not visible on the photo except a "S" in the lower right corner), the Dutch counterparts of the French acronyms, "SAP" in the upper right corner and "S.." in the lower right corner.

Ivan Sache, 3 April 2012