In Australia, the Marxist-Leninist grouping, Democratic Socialist Perspective, has joined with the International Socialist Organisation and some other small Marxist parties, to form an umbrella group, the Socialist Alliance.
The Socialist Alliance contests student, union, local body, state and federal elections and is attempting to become a “third force” in Australian politics, to the left of Labor
In New Zealand, several friends of the DSP are attempting to build such a force here, around what they call, the Workers Charter Movement.
The three main DSP linked leaders of the new movement are, Matt McCarten, Mike Treen and Socialist Workers organisation leader, Grant Morgan.
They’re about to launch a nationwide newspaper in mid February. What’s the bet it looks a lot like the DSP/Socialist Alliance’s, GreenLeft Weekly?
It’s editor will be long time socialist agitator, John Minto.
According to Grant Morgan’ “the paper will be a full-colour tabloid, published monthly for starters. News of its launch has been greeted with enthusiasm by leftists from different traditions.”
I guess what most of us want to know before we buy a copy is “whether it’s printed on one or two ply paper?”