On Saturday November 15 around 25 Socialist Alliance members and supporters in Perth gathered for our annual State Conference.
The feature of the afternoon was a talk on the capitalist recession and it’s implications for the fight against climate change given by Adelaide comrade Renfrey Clarke. He gave a direct and confronting presentation that made it clear how Australian big business and the Rudd government are unwilling and unable to make the slightest steps that have any hope of preventing climate change. He laid bare the need for workers and communities to take democratic control over the industries and processes that are vital to creating a sustainable future for human life on earth.
A big thanks to Renfrey for giving up his time and income and coming across the Nullabor.
After a break comrades summarised the main areas of our work her in the West:
After the discussion of our work and tasks the comrades elected our delegates to the National Conference and our State Executive.
Sam Wainwright and Julie Gray were chosen to be our joint Co-Convenors; while Keith Westbrook and Justine Kamprad are the representatives of Perth and Fremantle branches respectively. Perth Hills branch will choose its representative at a branch meeting after Barry Healy and Annolies Truman return from their trip to Venezuela and Cuba.
With the formalities out of the way the comrades tucked into a big traditional roast dinner organised by Perth Hills member and Cuba solidarity stalwart Len Howle.