Archive for 'Marxist Left Review'
Marxist Left Review, a new journal published by Socialist Alternative, is launched as the most severe world economic crisis since the Great Depression of the 1930s has entered its second phase. This is after a temporary stabilisation made possible by trillions of dollars spent by the wealthy countries to prop up the financial institutions of capitalism. It is increasingly clear that the analysis put forward by Marxists – that this is a systemic crisis – is correct. As we go to press there is widespread fear of a double-dip recession in the US, and that European countries are still under threat of default on their debts. So Marxist politics have never been more relevant.
Socialist Alternative was established in 1995 as the result of expulsions of leading members from the International Socialist Organisation. We support and argue for the core politics of the international socialist tradition – that the Stalinist states were/are in no sense socialist, that capitalism is a system of crisis and that the working class is the only force capable of leading a struggle for socialism which will need a revolution in order to succeed. And our aim is to lay the basis for a mass revolutionary party based on the ideas of Marx and Lenin. We feel it is time for us to produce a more substantial publication than our website and our printed monthly magazine, Socialist Alternative.