SUMMARY OF POLICIES AND ACTIONS AGREED AT THE SA AGM ON Nov 17

SPECIFIC ACTIONS AGREED

1) PROMOTING SOCIALIST UNITY (Motions 1, 2 and 4)

For discussions to commence about how best to approach all socialist unity projects ... progressive red/green groups and individuals - with a view to inviting all socialist unity projects, left organisations and independent socialists to a conference in 2008 to discuss ways of uniting the left into one mass socialist, democratic, open and pluralist organisation which recognises and protects each component part whilst pursuing commonly agreed goals.

Our most urgent aim as the SA is to campaign for a new alliance of socialists which unites in one organisation the Labour Representation Committee, the CNWP, Respect, TUSP and the rest of the socialist and green socialist left, and is built on the principles enshrined in the work historically carried out by the Socialist Alliance.

Reporting to the Socialist Alliance on the state of play vis-à-vis Respect and whether any new openings have arisen for our project of socialist unity.

2) WORKING WITHIN THE CNWP(Motions 1 and 3)

To campaign, both ourselves as the SA and within the CNWP, for:

  • The CNWP to adopt a membership structure
  • The CNWP to adopt a federal structure which encourages affiliation and automatic representation from all supportive political organisations irrespective of size, and representation for independents
  • The CNWP to develop local branches
  • The CNWP to establish working groups to develop the policy points in the CNWP Charter to develop a programme along the lines of People Before Profit.

To intervene in the CNWP and where possible carry out our own initiatives to win over the Socialist Party and its rank and files members to building a more effective campaign, transforming the CNWP into a real organization

3) INTERNAL POLICY (Motions 5, 6, 7 ,8)

To begin the process of updating our manifesto People Before Profit, with a view to completing a new version by the May elections.
Prioritising producing a regular SA publication
Working with and developing SA branches
To organise a day school in February 2008 around the theme of Chartism and Democracy
To encourage members to support the Charter for a Democratic Republic and seek support from local contacts.
For meetings of all members to be fully accessible to all members, and committee meetings to be fully accessible to those elected to attend

GENERAL PRIORITIES FOR THE SOCIALIST ALLIANCE

To continue
Prioritising producing a regular SA publication
Working with and developing SA branches
Working both within and across socialist unity projects
Making a priority of our campaigning work with the CNWP. (Motions 1 and 3)

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