Socialist Resistance is an ecosocialist, feminist, internationalist and revolutionary organisation with a central project of building of a broad party of the radical left to address the ongoing crisis of working class representation. We support Left Unity in England and Wales as a step towards such a party and in Scotland we support the Scottish Socialist Party.
Across Europe, social democratic parties have fully embraced the neo-liberal agenda and new parties such as Podemos in the Spanish State, the Left Block in Portugal, the Red Green Alliance in Denmark and Die Linke in Germany have been created to provide an alternative an anti-austerity alternative.
We welcome the election of Jeremy Corbyn as leader of the Labour Party as a part of the same process and the launch of Momentum to involve supporters outside of the party. We defend Corbyn against the Blairites and the Labour right as a part of the struggle against austerity.
We oppose all cuts and austerity and seek to be in the anti-cuts campaigns, opposing privatisation, and defending of the NHS. We seek to link campaigns against cuts and austerity to the struggle against climate change and the defence of the environment.
We oppose the anti-union laws imposed by the Tories and call for their repeal. We fight to build the trade unions as class-struggle organisations that will effectively represent their members, defend their rights at work and their standard of living.
We aim to see society under the democratic political and economic control of that majority. In Britain today control is in the hands of a tiny number of wealthy people who are more concerned with profit than human need.
As a feminist organisation we aim to expose how austerity particularly impacts on women. We support campaigns at home and abroad for women to have control of our bodies and our lives. We support the right of women to organize within the labour movement – includingwithin our own organisation
We also stand in opposition to racism and Islamophobia, and the oppression of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and trans people and disabled people. We believe that the most effective way to fight these forms of discrimination is by the coming together of those who experience them – none so fit to break the chains as those who wear them!
As the British section of the Fourth International, we are involved not only in campaigningagainst imperialist wars and oppression but in a range of international solidarity initiatives including the defence of the Palestinian people, solidarity with the Syrian revolution, and supporting the right of Ukraine to self-determination.
We are the only far-left group in Britain that defines itself as ecosocialist. We know that the ruling class will look for solutions to the environmental disaster but will try and make the poor, the working class and the developing world pay. They will carry on destroying the environment as a result of their need to make profits.
Ecosocialism is a declaration that the designation ‘socialist’ is no longer adequate; thatthe ecological issues cannot be an add-on for us but are central to everything we do – a fundamental component of our programmatic identity.
It is a signal that we reject the capitalist logic of insatiable growth, which is built into the nature of the system and which fuels the requirements of capitalist production. It means striving for a society based on ecological rationality, democratic control, social equality, and the predominance of use-value over exchange-value.