Call for a Socialist Alliance paper

Submitted by martin on 4 June, 2002 - 10:57

Solidarity and the Alliance for Workers' Liberty have put our name to this statement initiated by the Weekly Worker.
We will keep you informed of signatories to the statement.
"We the undersigned believe that the Socialist Alliance must launch a regular, campaigning newspaper as an urgent priority. This publication should:
* Fight to build the agreed actions of the SA, maintain our public profile between elections and give news, analysis and practical guidance to our activists on the ground.
* Reflect the diversity of views in our alliance. An SA paper must have space for the open exchange of ideas, for comradely polemic and the presentation of minority views. Wherever possible, we should afford the right of reply in our paper.
* Strike a balance between agitation and propaganda in its pages. Working class readers should not be patronised or talked down to. Our paper must carry longer theoretical pieces as well as snappy, factual socialist reportage.
If the majority of the SA continues to block an official publication, the minority should fight for the launch of an unofficial paper."

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To add your name to the statement's list of signatories contact us at martin@workersliberty.org

with your name, address, email address, Socialist Alliance branch (and position if any), trade union or other labour movement campaign membership details and position if any.

Initial signatories

Dave Church (executive committee)

Marcus Strom (chair, London Socialist Alliance; executive committee)

Martin Thomas (executive committee)

Additional signatories:

Nicola Bent (Streatham)

Janine Booth (Hackney)

John Bridge (Camden)

Alison Brown (Sheffield)

James Bull (Teesside)

Peter Burton (SSP)

Matthew Caygill (Leeds)

Jane Clarke (Bedfordshire)

Steve Cooke (Teesside)

Lawrie Coombs (Teesside)

Tim Cooper (Nottingham)

Chris Croome (Teesside)

James Cunningham (South Birmingham)

Mervyn Davies (Colchester)

Ian Donovan (Southwark)

Laura Duval (Bedfordshire)

Pete Edwards (Bedfordshire)

Mark Ferguson (Bedfordshire)

Alf Filer (Brent)

Janice Fowler

Steve Freeman (Bedfordshire)

Ray Gaston (Leeds steering committee)

Darrell Goodliffe (Cambridgeshire)

David Gould (Surrey)

Andy Gunton (Streatham)

Billy Hodson (Teesside)

Chris Jones (chair, Merseyside)

Eryk Karas (Bedfordshire)

Sarah Lawlor (Bedfordshire)

Terry Liddle (treasurer, Greenwich)

Lesley Mahmood (executive committee, coordinator Merseyside)

Rob Marsden (Leicester)

Laurie McCauley (North Yorkshire)

Anne Mc Shane (chair, Hackney)

Sam Metcalf (Nottingham)

Duncan Morrison (Lewisham)

Paul Nicholson (Southampton)

Harry Nugent (Bedfordshire)

Dave Osler (Islington)

Dave Parks (Exeter)

Harry Paterson (Nottinghamshire)

Mike Perkins (Southampton)

Peter Pierce (Greenwich)

Phil Pope (Southampton)

Charlie Pottins (Brent)

Peter Radcliff (Nottingham)

Lee Rock (Waltham Forest)

Mike Rowley (Oxford)

Dave Spencer (Coventry)

Alan Stevens (chair, Greenwich)

Danny Thompson (Bedfordshire)

Steve Turner (Bedfordshire)

Mike Wagstaff (Colchester)

Geoff Wexler (Cambridgeshire)

Paul Willoughby (East Kent)

Jay Woolrich (Leicester)

Patrick Yarker (Norfolk and Norwich)

Dave Osler (Islington)

Dave Parks (Exeter)

Harry Paterson (Nottinghamshire)

Mike Perkins (Southampton)

Peter Pierce (Greenwich)

Phil Pope (Southampton)

Charlie Pottins (Brent)

Peter Radcliff (Nottingham)

Lee Rock (Waltham Forest)

Mike Rowley (Oxford)

Dave Spencer (Coventry)

Alan Stevens (chair, Greenwich)

Danny Thompson (Bedfordshire)

Steve Turner (Bedfordshire)

Mike Wagstaff (Colchester)

Geoff Wexler (Cambridgeshire)

Paul Willoughby (East Kent)

Jay Woolrich (Leicester)

Patrick Yarker (Norfolk and Norwich)

To add your name to the statement's list of signatories contact us at martin@workersliberty.org

with your name, address, email address, Socialist Alliance branch (and position if any), trade union or other labour movement campaign membership details and position if any.

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