Since 2001, members of the Socialist Alliance have been active in campaigns for workers’ rights, for women’s rights, against unconventional gas mining and for environmental protection and justice, for civil liberties, justice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, for refugees and against racism, for the rights of gays, lesbians, trans and intersex people, for equal marriage rights, and for international solidarity with the oppressed. Socialist Alliance members are recognised leaders in many of these movements.
The Socialist Alliance is made up of people who, like millions of others, are sick of being ruled by the warmongers, racists, union-bashers, and capitalist politicians.
The Socialist Alliance is a registered political party and participates in elections. We have two elected local councillors—Sam Wainwright in Fremantle (Western Australia) and Sue Bolton in Moreland (Melbourne, Victoria). The Socialist Alliance stands candidates to give a voice to working-class struggle and to meet the need for working-class political representation. Socialist Alliance representatives use their positions to initiate and support community campaigns, workers’ struggles and social movements, fight reactionary policies and promote the mass campaigns that can defeat the attacks on jobs and living standards. Socialist Alliance candidates who are elected to political office will only take the wage of an average worker.
We believe that working people themselves, by acting in their workplaces, their communities, and on the streets, can develop the power to create a just and environmentally sustainable alternative to profit-driven capitalism.
Join the Socialist Alliance in fighting for a socialist Australia!