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The problem is capitalism. The solution is socialism

The world of mankind and our natural world is under threat. We need to look beyond capitalism. We find unprecedented anger, division and despair among the working classes as capitalism concentrates wealth toward the top. The problem is structural. Politicians first and foremost serve business interests with some small crumbs hopefully “trickling down” to the masses. Since their promises did not materialise, the “populists” and “anti-globalists”are openly scapegoating immigrants for society’s problems. While working-class are angry at the system and united in their despair, they are divided against each other, often along racial lines. Something new and better is needed. Call it What you may, “post-capitalism”, “social democracy”, “eco-socialism,” “democratic socialism” or just plain old “socialism”. People must rise up in a movement for self-preservation and overthrow capitalism in favour of a socialist sustained, ecologically supportable existence with our fellow human beings and the…

Organise for Socialism

We cannot achieve economic and social freedom by merely wishing it. And to see what is wrong with capitalism and what is right with socialism is still not to see how to pass from one to the other. The participation of every person in the decision-making process which guides his life is a condition of freedom, it follows that until the working class find this way no one else can find it for them. Socialism is not a society of regimented individuals, regardless of whether there is equality of everyone, and regardless of whether they are well-fed, well-clad and well-shod. It is not a society in which people are subordinated to the state-machine and its bureaucracy. The aim of socialism is to create a form of production and an organisation of society in which mankind can overcome alienation from its product, from its work, from fellow men and women and from nature thus becoming one with the world. Mankind produces in an associated, not competitive way; produces rationally and in an unalie…

We end capitalism or it ends us.

If you always do what you’ve always done, you always get what you’ve always gotten
We live in divisive times, where politicians focus on our differences instead of our common humanity. The Socialist Party pushes for economic and social justice. We claim it is our birthright as human beings to have dignity and a decent standard of living. Social division will remain everywhere as long as major political parties continue to divide our populations with their hateful rhetoric and bigotry, preying on those in our societies that are most vulnerable. We have shared responsibilities for ourselves, our families, and our neighbours because we are all connected. Socialism is about society and communities taking control of their own needs and wants, putting solidarity at the core. Democracy needs to operate at all levels - local communities, regional and globally. Socialism must be a worldwide movement, not simply restricted to one country. We can't fix the problems caused by capitalism by con…

Socialism: life-giving, not life-destroying.

"A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.” -Oscar Wilde
We are in tempestuous times, where the chronic problems thrown up by the capitalist system have caused so much pain are, at last, coming to be seen as urgent and in need of attention by an increasing number of people. We also live in a divisive time. There are some who seek to divide us. It is now important that we develop a movement of social change. The timeline now requires fairly massive, fairly quick moves toward socialism. we want to make real progress in fighting capitalism which destroying our lives and the planet, we need to find ways to support each other and express solidarity with one another by learning how to organize together for revolutionary change. Challenging the Establishment, believing that one can make a difference, and committing time to confronting those in power is not easy. In the capitalist world, our relationships with one another are structured by political disconnection. Effecti…

Arise ye workers!

Study socialism, and make yourselves proof against the propaganda spread by the master class daily. Are the problems which face the working class capable of solution within the capitalist system, or are they not? If they are, then socialism is not only a dream, but also a waste of time and energy. If they are not, then those who divert working-class energies to a futile attempt to save the present system are of necessity enemies of the workers and must be opposed by the Socialist Party. There is no need to await events to put this to the test. The workers are slaves to the capitalist class because the latter own the means of producing wealth. The workers will either replace capitalism by socialism, or they will retain capitalism. If they perpetuate capitalism, they will perpetuate their slavery to the capitalist class. The form may change; the slaves may become well-fed; they may be given access to the cultural crumbs from their master’s table; they may become contented, but they will…

Kirkcaldy's Misery

More than 70 per cent of children in one of Kirkcaldy’s poorest areas are estimated to be living in poverty. The shocking latest figures for Sinclairtown Central have revealed that 70.5 per cent of youngsters under 16 are living in households which are struggling just to get by.

The figure isn’t much better in Gallatown West, where an estimated 59.9 per cent are living in families in receipt of working and child tax credits and with an income less than 60 per cent of the average household. This compares to a figure of 17.9 per cent for the whole of Fife and 16 per cent for Scotland.

And the most up to date statistics taken from the Department of Work and Pensions Child Poverty Estimates for 2016, don’t take into account the recent introduction of Universal Credit, which is hitting the poorest families the hardest.

Joyce Leggate, chairman of Kirkcaldy Foodbank, said: “These figures are shocking and I cannot even begin …

Stinking Capitalism

Even supposing that we had absolute equality of opportunity—which is impossible in a capitalist society—even supposing that no member of the ruling class could give money or shares or a better education to his children, and that while the Smiths and Browns provided the capitalists of this generation, the Joneses and the Robinsons provided the capitalists of the next (again, impossible, but let it pass) even supposing all this, we should have exactly the same society that we have now. So long as we have a capitalist society—part private and part state, like the Conservatives want, or a little-less-private and a little-more-state like the Labourites want—we will have the exploitation of the mass of people, the working class, by a small minority, the ruling class. To support capitalism while demanding equality of opportunity is like supporting burglary, provided everyone has an equal chance to become a burglar. Equality of opportunity in our present society simply means that each generat…

The Socialist Party - a movement for a new society

The capitalist system is the enemy of men and women, and it is only through socialist revolution and the abolition of the private ownership of the means of production and the building of socialism, that the oppression and exploitation of men and women can disappear. The complete emancipation of workers is only possible in a class-free society – a socialist society. The Socialist Party fights for the class unity. Our goal is a class-free society. The Socialist Party rejects all reformist and opportunist methods of struggle. Socialism requires a working class whose sights go beyond the here and now. Socialism requires the participation of large numbers of workers with a political grasp and sense of purpose. Socialism will be built on the social foundations inherited from capitalism. By abolishing relations based on private ownership, it will enable humanity to pursue the goal to which men and women have always aspired – a harmonious society, free of both classes and the State. This is t…

No to Nationalism

There is always a lot of myth and romanticism surrounding so-called nationalism offering a popular ‘solution’ of a sovereign state to workers. The working class would soon find out that this was no solution at all. For the Socialist Party which has no desire for yet more flags and frontiers and who anticipates that the setting-up of any new state will no more solve the problems of members of theworking class than has been the case with scores of other “successful” national struggles, the most promising line of action would seem to be to join with other workers to the early attainment of a class-free and border-free society. Such a socialist or communist society (they mean the same) will not only enable us to have free access to our material requirements but we shall democratically control the pace and nature of work that we freely choose to undertake. It would also be a way of life in which the language in which we express ourselves and the clothes we wear will be freely determined by…

Welcome to the Revolution

Everywhere people are the same in that they seek happiness, desire prosperity and love liberty. Everywhere the rich are the same, i.e., they profit from the common misery to enrich themselves and desire make the people suffer. Capitalism has failed us. We’re overworked, underemployed and powerless. The aim of the Socialist Party is to replace world capitalist economy by a world socialism for it alone can abolish the contradictions of the capitalist system which threaten to destroy humanity. A socialist society will end the class division of society and cease the anarchy in production. It will abolish all forms of exploitation and oppression of man by man. Society will no longer consist of antagonistic classes in conflict with each other, but will present a world cooperative commonwealth. For the first time in its history mankind will take its fate into its own hands. Instead of destroying innumerable human lives and incalculable wealth in struggles between classes and nations, mankind…

Socialism, One World, One People

Socialist Party members can confidently forecast what 2019 has in store for our fellow-workers 
The working class will continue to struggle over their wages and other working conditions; in other words, there will be more industrial disputes. Employers will carry on attempting to hold wages in check and to persuade the working class that any rise they may have should be only a small one, and one related to their increased intensive productivity effort. There will be more tension on the international field—more conflicts and there will be more conferences on how to calm these tensions and how to disarm the combatants.  Very little will come of them. The working class, afflicted by the usual struggle to live, will become dissatisfied with whatever government is in power and may express this discontent by protest marches and demonstrations. This dissatisfaction is an inevitable part of capitalism because the problems which give rise to unrest are also part of the private property system.
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Our Revolution

All wealth is created by the labour of the working-class alone which produces wealth by expending their labour upon natural resources. Therefore, it should be owned and controlled by the community. The working-class can abolish classes altogether and bring into being a class-free society, which will democratically own and control the means of life in the interest of the whole community—not in the interest of a class which has ceased to exist.
The essential thing is that the member of the working-class has to sell his or her labour-power in order to live. Beside this salient fact all else pales into insignificance. The differences of dress, pay, education, habits, work, and so on that are to be observed among those who have to sell their working power in order to live are as nothing compared with the differences which mark them off from the capitalists. No matter how well paid the former is, or how many have to obey commands and has a master. He or she has to render obedience to anothe…