Socialist Alternative (Poland)

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Socialist Alternative

Alternatywa Socjalistyczna
NewspaperJedność Pracownicza
(Workers' Unity)
IdeologyTrotskyism
Socialism
Marxism
Political positionFar-left
International affiliationCommittee for a Workers' International (Majority)
ColoursRed
Website
www.wladzarobotnicza.pl

Socialist Alternative (Polish: Alternatywa Socjalistyczna) is a Trotskyist political party in Poland. It is affiliated to the Committee for a Workers' International. Prior to 2011, the party was known as the Group for a Workers' Party (Grupa na rzecz Partii Robotniczej, GPR).

Formation[edit]

The GPR emerged from a group of workers building an organisation called Anti-Capitalist Offensive (OA), after discussing with several international Trotskyist tendencies, they began discussions with the CWI at the OA Summer Camp in 2002 and became a sympathising section of the CWI in February 2004.[1]

Campaigning[edit]

Socialist Alternative is heavily involved with supporting the activities of the August 80 trade union, including defending victimised trade unionists and arguing for better working conditions.[2][3] Socialist Alternative has also participated in other actions defending trade unionists in the Committee for the Aid and Defence of Victimised Workers (KPiORP).[4] In addition, Socialist Alternative has been involved in helping to build the small Polish Labour Party.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Why we joined cwi - Retrieved 21/08/07
  2. ^ Union leader sacked - Retrieved 21/08/07
  3. ^ 23 miners dead in methane blast - Retrieved 21/08/07
  4. ^ Working class and youth protest - Retrieved 21/08/07
  5. ^ Future of Polish government in doubt - Retrieved 21/08/07