We need to update our Tamil policy as some of the points in the policy on our website are out of date.
Amend the section headed “Economic crisis already here - with worse to come” to read as follows:
In his article Critical notes on identity, Adam Baker says: “It seems that in SA we are trying to build a socialist party while leaving Marxism only as an option. Leninism seems to be regarded as even further disconnected from socialism, which is another problem. But is it possible to offer socialism without Marxism or Leninism? ...
I propose the following amendments to the latest draft of Towards a Socialist Australia.
Amend clause 9 to read:
"The reality of climate change is manifesting itself in an increasing number of extreme weather events, such as heatwaves, droughts, floods, hurricanes and tornados. Melting ice sheets are resulting in rising sea levels and increased flooding of low-lying areas. Some islands will be totally submerged, turning their inhabitants into climate refugees. "These problems disproportionately affect the world's poorest people, who contribute the least to the crisis".
Amend clause 14 to read:
I am puzzled by Adam Baker's statement in Alliance Voices no. 6 that: “The torture and murder of Muammar Gaddafi by pro-imperialist and monarchist cutthroats was the point where the penny dropped. The SA as broad party strategy was not only leading to the party sliding into liberal and opportunist errors - it was also leading us to support Western triumphalism.”
Amend clause 56 to read:
We need a system of popular democracy that empowers the majority of people - the workers and other people currently exploited and oppressed by capitalism .
Amend clause 66 to read:
Late last year elections were held in the Community and Public Sector Union, the main union covering federal public servants. Several Socialist Alliance members ran for positions. Chris Slee (pictured) was elected unopposed as a member of the Tax Section Council of the CPSU, representing members in the Moonee Ponds Tax Office. He also ran for a position as a Tax Office representative on the union's Governing Council. He was not elected, but got a strong 37% of the vote.
While there is much finger-pointing at China, we should not forget about about our own government and our major ally.