We may not be in the apex of the world revolution but the process of rethinking the left regroupment agenda here in Australia has led to this: DSP merges into Socialist Alliance Speech to the opening rally of the 7th national conference of the Socialist Alliance on January 2, 2010, by Peter Boyle, former national secretary of the Democratic Socialist Perspective.
Green Left Weekly will run reports on the conference and process engaged with between the Alliance partners.
The DSP and SA conferences were held back to back and the one day DSP event was mainly taken up with discussing a (very small) minority position that the DSP continue to exist in some public form as well as continuing with the SA merger.
This very broad endorsement of the broad party perspective follows after nine years of SA activity and occurs following intense debate in the DSP about its SA orientation -- especially since 2003 -- which included an almost three year long factional dispute (2005-2008) in the party.
These comments -- Vox pops from Socialist Alliance's 7th National Conference -- will give you a sense of the verve and feeling of expectancy that was generated.