A factional struggle emerged within the Democratic Socialist Perspective (formerly the Democratic Socialist Party) over whether to build a “broad” Socialist Alliance or the DSP as a Marxist party as its core strategic goal. Leninist Party Faction (LPF) declared, with John as a key leader. Doug Lorimer, Max Lane, Allen Myers and Helen Jarvis were also central leaders.
John speaking at Green Left Weekly dinner in Strathfield, Sydney – May 7, 2005.
John (right) speaking with Vietnamese liberation hero Madam Nguyen Thi Binh in Hanoi – August 31, 2005.
John at Socialism 2005 conference organised by the Malaysian Socialist Party (PSM) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – September 2005.
John (right) at international solidarity meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam – September 2005.
John turns 60 at his writing station for his party history books – April 2006.
(From left to right) Doug Lorimer, Helen Jarvis, John, Max Lane and Allen Myers at Leninist Party Faction meeting in Sydney – December 1, 2006.
John (third down on right) and Leninist Party Faction comrades at social gathering following meeting – Sometime in 2007.