An alternative: Socialist Democracy

From: http://socialistdemocracy.org/Bulletins/FiscalStabilityPactMay2012AGenuineAlternative.htm:

It is important that we build a movement that will continue after the vote and that sees itself as an action movement rather than an electoral one. The simplest process would be for the household charge movement to become a more general anti-austerity movement.

The movement must orient towards the working class. It should challenge ICTU now that it is effectively out of the shadows and in support of austerity. It should call on unions that say they are for a no vote to break with ICTU and to campaign actively as part of the resistance. Nor should it wait for any section of the bureaucracy: rank and file movements should be formed across the unions to assert the rights of the ordinary members. 

The tide is turning. We have had four years of austerity and endless promises that capitalism would recover. Instead we have continued chaos and a merciless attempt to drive the living conditions of the working class back into the 18th century.

Now workers across Europe are saying no. We must join with them to reject capitalist austerity and begin the journey to a socialist society, based on human need.

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Posted on May 27, 2012, in Economy and workers' resistance, EU, Irish politics today, Political education and theory, Social conditions, twenty-six counties. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on An alternative: Socialist Democracy.

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