What is Socialist Action and the Solidarity?

by Kiri Vadivelu | 2 min. read politics

Socialist Action is a nationwide party made up of activists committed to the emancipa- tion of workers and the oppressed

We work to revitalize the anti-war, labor, anti-racist, feminist, student and other social movements, and build a revolutionary workers’ party deeply integrated into all the struggles of working people, that can successfully chal- lenge the wealthy elite. Socialism is the only way to build a truly democratic society organized for the needs of the many, not the profits of the few.

Socialist Action and the Solidarity
Socialist Action and the Solidarity | © Kiri Vadivelu

We believe that the world is divided into opposing social classes, and that the main dri- ving force of modern history is the struggle between the working class and the capitalist class. We believe in independent working class politics – not alliances with the capital- ists, or any wing of the capitalist class.

That is why we call for workers to break with the Democratic Party to build a party of the working class. To do that, we work to raise the class-consciousness of workers and their awareness of the class struggle in society. The interests of the working class are diametrically opposed to those of the capitalists.

We believe that the state and all of its institutions are instruments of the ruling class, and that therefore they cannot be used as tools of the working class, but have to be smashed.That is why we fight for revolution, instead of simply wanting to reform the system or change it from within.

When we fight for specific reforms to improve the lives of working people, we do so with the understanding that real social change can only come about with the overthrow of capitalism and the establishment of a workers’ government.

That is why we follow the method of the Transitional Program, which links the demands for reforms with the need for revolution by pointing to capitalism’s inability to provide for the basic needs of work- ing people.Full Text PDF

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