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.