[The following report and summary by Stuart Munckton on behalf of the DSP National Executive was adopted unanimously by the DSP National Committee at its January 10-11, 2009 meeting]
Israel's killing must stop! End ties with the racist Israeli state!
The Socialist Alliance condemns the Israeli massacre in the Gaza strip, which has left at least 400 people dead and 2000 more injured. We call on the Rudd government to also condemn this slaughter and to break Australian economic, diplomatic, military and cultural ties with the Israeli apartheid state.
The DSP sent a delegation of three comrades to an international conference on socialism on November 7-9 hosted by the Socialist Party Malaysia (PSM) in Kuala Lumpur.The conference attracted socialists from different political tendencies and several countries.
By Peter Boyle
"This strategy is designed to help pensioners, carers and families, and first home buyers", declared Australia's Labor Prime Minister Kevin Rudd in his October 14 address to the nation. Rudd was announcing a $10.4 billion "economic security strategy" in response to the global financial crisis.
By Dick Nichols
"Will my superannuation fund be next?" "Are my savings safe?" As working people in the developed economies watch the assets of one financial institution after another vaporise into nothingness, tens of millions are asking these dreadful questions.
By Duroyan Fertl and Dick Nichols
Over the weekend of 5-7 December, more than 150 people attended the Sixth Socialist Alliance national conference, held in the Geelong Trades Hall. The conference opened against the backdrop of the Alliance's promising results in the November 29 Victorian local government elections, in which its candidates scored up to 18.9%.
Preliminary estimates by Cuba and the United Nations indicate that hurricanes Gustav and Ike did $5 billion worth of damage to Cuba's economy. This colossal cost for the tiny socialist nation is compounded by the United States government's criminal economic blockade.
Help Cuba to rebuild and continue its unparalleled achievements, within Cuba and internationally, in social justice, grassroots democracy and environmental repair by supporting the hurricane relief fundraising efforts around Australia.
To: The National Executive
Communist Party Nepal (Maoist)
August 21, 2008
President Alvaro Uribe Velez
Vice-president Dr Francisco Santos Calderon
Dear Srs President and Vice-President,
The Democratic Socialist Perspective (DSP) in Australia is writing to protest in the strongest possible terms the arrest and detention on August 8 of workers' and human rights advocate Liliany Obando.