National Convenors

All Socialist Alliance branches will soon receive their bundles of our new, four-colour, recruitment leaflet (see here), as well as our blazingly obvious "Join Here" corflutes (see here). Let's get out there and start enrolling new people in the best cause on earth!

After discussion on the February National Executive, the National Conveners are seeking input from branches regarding Socialist Alliance's use of e-mail and the web. Branches have received the questionnaire and Dave Riley's document Socialist Alliance Web Options 20090216 (copied below) and the National Conveners ask comrades to discuss the issues at branch level. Branches will be contacted regarding their responses within the next couple of weeks and it would be very helpful if these questions were discussed beforehand.

Solidarity with the People's Democratic Party

We call on the Australian government to immediately make a public statement calling for release of People's Democratic Party (HDP) representatives from detention and of opposition to the Turkish government's attempts to ban the HDP.

The federal government’s decision to punish Australian citizens returning from India should be a warning to all that the ruling class does not care about ordinary people — neither in Australia nor India.