THE BASIS OF A SOCIALIST MANIFESTO … Intro & Chapter 1: Capitalist Economy

The Transition To SocialismPublished: 5 May 2016.
Author: Jonathan Clyne (TSN Policy Coordinator).
Intro by: TSN Editor.

One of the key tasks agreed at the founding meeting of The Socialist Network in Istanbul in August 2012 was the need to discuss and develop a Socialist Manifesto. It is hoped that 2016 will be the year when we are able to deliver on this commitment.

An important contribution towards such a Manifesto is the first draft of a book currently being written by Jonathan Clyne entitled ‘The Transition to Socialism’. The early Chapters of the book have recently been the basis for a series of discussions on the TSN’s international Coordinating Committee. As a result of the discussions Jonathan has reorganised the book and updated its content.

Below is then updated Introduction and a new first chapter entitled Capitalist Economy. The  chapters that follow are being prepared for publication shortly on our website. For this discussion around the book we wish to encourage the widest participation and feedback from members of the Network and the socialist movement in general.

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Neo-Liberalism – The Modern Capitalist Ideology

trickledown1Published: 12 December 2014
Posted by: TSN Editor

In The Socialist Network we are currently having a very interesting ongoing discussion about the meaning and practice of Neo-Liberalism as an all-pervasive capitalist ideology. And what alternative ideology we need to overcome it’s powerful impact on society.
To assist with the discussion we would like to recommend both a book and a video that give very useful outlines of the origins, methods and ideas of Neo-Liberalism.
… The book is: ‘Never Let a Serious Crisis Go to Waste: How Neoliberalism Survived the Financial Meltdown‘ by Philip Mirowski.
… The video is ‘Encirclement – Neoliberalism Ensnares Democracy

How do we deal with the World Economic Crisis?

Money going down the plugholeA speech by Soteris Vlachos from Socialist Expression in Cyprus, at the ‘Challenging the Rule of Troika, Transforming Europe’ Conference in Dublin on the 10th of March 2014.

Today is probably the time to revisit the concepts of World Revolution and formulate an International exit strategy from the crisis. Today, much more than in 1917, it is impossible to talk about a national socialist transformation, isolated from the rest of the world. Any radical break with capitalist policies will send revolutionary ripples across Europe and across the World with unprecedented speed. The rapid spread of the Arab Spring is the sort of model that we will be facing in the coming years.

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