[Marxism] DSP recommits to building the Socialist Alliance

glparramatta glparramatta at greenleft.org.au
Sun Jan 22 17:59:33 MST 2006

DSP recommits to building the Socialist Alliance

Sue Bolton, Melbourne

After a vigorous debate, delegates to the Democratic Socialist
Perspective’s 22nd Congress on January 5-8 reaffirmed the DSP's
commitment to building the Socialist Alliance as a new party project.

This followed an extensive pre-congress discussion centred on a draft
resolution “The Democratic Socialist Perspective and the Socialist
Alliance”. The draft resolution (see
<http://www.dsp.org.au/2006resolution.htm>) was adopted with a minor

A proposal that the DSP return to calling itself the “Democratic
Socialist Party”, and declare it as “the only party we are building
today”, was rejected by three-quarters of the congress delegates. Given
the DSP’s greater engagement in the working-class struggle, differences
on perspectives are to be expected and, indeed, are a sign of a healthy


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