Websites

Newspaper of the Revolutionary Socialist Party (RSP)
Direct Action was the paper of the Revolutionary Socialist Party (RSP). At its final congress on 28 March 2013, the RSP voted unanimously to merge with Socialist Alternative. The website remains as a historical archive only. (external link)
Historical archive of the Revolutionary Socialist Party (RSP)
At its final congress on 28 March 2013, the RSP voted unanimously to merge with Socialist Alternative. This website remains as a historical archive only. (external link)
Information on the political struggle of the Leninist Party Faction (LPF)
This site contains information on the political struggle of the Leninist Party Faction (LPF) as a faction of the Democratic Socialist Perspective (formerly the Democratic Socialist Party, DSP). (external link)

Archives

Talks, lectures, workshops and discussions 1985-2012
Doug Lorimer was a revolutionary for 42 years, a leader of the Socialist Workers Party, which became the DSP, and more recently the RSP. Doug Lorimer passed away on 21 July 2013. This website contains a compilation of his political writings from 1985-2012.
Articles, talks, workshops and discussions 1989-2015
John Percy, veteran socialist, died on August 19, 2015 in Sydney, aged 69. He was a co-founder of the revolutionary youth organisation Resistance and the Socialist Workers Party, later the Democratic Socialist Party.

Contemporary Articles

Red Ant – January 21, 2021
By Max Lane

I was born in 1951. I was in my early teens when the American war in Vietnam started to become news. I just missed out on being old enough or exposed directly enough to be fully caught up in the 60s radicalisation, but it was the 60s all the same that framed the picture of the world that I gazed upon and eventually engaged with. The 60s was a period of multiple, myriad, kaleidoscopic, even hallucinogenic angles of gaze and questioning. Engagement with social and political realities exploded with militant protest movements, subversive culture and the sharing of songs hitherto without voices.

Red Ant – July 9, 2020
By Sam King

The contemporary world economy has become more highly integrated than ever before. Supply chains for complex products can sometimes span dozens of countries. Yet the benefits from this global production system still fall mostly to the capitalist rulers of just a handful of rich, imperialist countries. As a result of their monopolistic position in global production and world trade the imperialist societies have secured levels of wealth, income and social development immensely higher than all other countries – the so called “Third World”.

Key Documents

Revolutionary Socialist Party – June 2009

The Revolutionary Socialist Party is a revolutionary Marxist party, based on a definite program, whose central aim is to organise and lead the working class and its allies to overthrow the rule of the capitalist class and to build a socialist society. All of the party’s activities, methods and internal organisation are subordinate to this aim and designed to serve it.

June 2008
By Allen Myers

On May 10, 2008, a subcommittee of the national executive of the Democratic Socialist Perspective (DSP– formerly Democratic Socialist Party) announced a predetermined decision to expel all of the members of a minority faction of that organisation. Those expelled represented a bit less than a fifth of the DSP's total members, and around one-third of its active members. They included a broad cross-section of the organisation, from relatively young and new recruits to revolutionary politics, to comrades with more than three decades devoted to the DSP, including founding members of  Resistance and the Socialist Workers League (predecessor of the DSP)– party full-timers, union militants, students, blue collar and white collar workers, unemployed.