Number 14

It's an ABC of socialism that in order to make correct decisions, socialists must undertake an analysis of the objective situation, of the level and character of the struggle, while at the same time conducting an analysis of the subjective situation or subjective capacity within the objective situation — i.e. what the level and character of the party is and what its capacity is in the struggle.

Since our National Council meeting adopted the draft Socialist Alliance Perspectives resolutions, a few developments have taken place.

These include discussions to explore the prospects for greater collaboration or unity other left groups, including the Communist Party of Australia and Socialist Alternative, and the election victory of Socialist Alliance candidate in Sue Bolton in the Moreland City Council elections in Victoria. Also an ambiguity in one of them has been identified.

As a Socialist Alliance member whose main political activity these days is working in and for various climate change related campaigns I often hear slightly concerned questions from other members.

Thanks to Helen for her suggested amendments to my redraft of the party's transport policy. This is my response. I accept the various editorial amendments (section numbers, spelling and missing or extra words and so on).

The following short presentation was made to a meeting of Moreland Socialists on February 28, 2013 to kick off a discussion on developing our policy platform.

There are several additional matters that could be included in the Draft Resolution.

I have been reading the different contributions to pre-conference discussion with great enthusiasm, and for me it's been a great process in clarifying some key organisational questions and invigorating our collective project in the coming year. I wanted to make a contribution regarding the theoretical underpinnings to some questions that have been discussed, as well as my assessment of the Alliance's movement work and what our priorities should be in 2013.

Below is a proposed revised version of the Socialist Alliance housing policy.  The current version can be seen here.

Adopted by the Socialist Alliance 9th National Conference, January 18-20, 2013

Farmers and agricultural businesses, according to the latest ABS figures (2009-2010), manage 52% of the Australian environment

Proposed amendment to the Draft Perspectives Resolution.

The following revolutionary greetings to the Socialist Alliance 9th National Conference have been received.

Disclaimer — signed articles represent the views of their authors, not necessarily the views of the Socialist Alliance unless otherwise stated. Responsibility for all electoral comment is taken by P. Benedek, 22 Mountain Street, Ultimo, NSW 2007. Alliance Voices submission protocols.

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