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. Several former RSP members subsequently left and went on to form the Red Ant collective. 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. Several former RSP members subsequently left and went on to form the Red Ant collective. 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.
PDFs for study and education
A collection of educational material on Australian politics, capitalism and imperialism, Latin America, the climate, feminism, Marxist theory and more in PDF format that can be downloaded free of charge.

 

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”.

Red Ant - February 25, 2020
By Sam King and Max Lane

Around the world there is heightened awareness of the dangers to the human habitat from global warming. The assessments of climate scientists increasingly express a sense of urgency that carbon emissions be reduced immediately. More and more people understand the threat. Polls show stronger understanding of the threat and a demand for governments to act to reduce carbon emissions. In some countries government action has already made significant progress; in others, sections of business are resisting or slowing down the process.