2013 Convention: Pre-Convention Documents

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U.S. Politics: Rough Sketch
by Dianne F and David F
A document on the general U.S. political situation, commissioned to kick-start our pre-convention discussion.

Global Struggle: Rough Sketch
by Dianne F and David F
A follow up to the U.S. Politics document that expands the discussion to cover the international situation.

Programmatic Challenges of Ecosocialism
by Steve B., Gene W., and Jessica L.
This document calls for a radical shift in the revolutionary paradigm advocated by the Marxist movement during the 20th century, taking into account the reality that our human economy today has already surpassed the limits of production that can be ecologically sustained on a global scale.

On the Ecological Crisis and Solidarity’s Role in the Movement as Ecosocialists
by Jan C. and Dianne F.
This document briefly summarizes how capitalism is an economic system that exploits both nature and human labor, paying particular attention to the role the fossil fuel industry plays. It points to self-emancipation and self-management as the basis for an ecosocialist vision.

Developing Analysis and Strategy for Revolutionary Ecological Work; or, How to Be an Ecosocialist in Ten Easy Steps!
by Nick D. and Sara M.
This document comments on how socialists should understand the ecological crisis in order to integrate it into our general political understanding, rather than treating it as a separate area. It also outlines a socialist strategy for ecological work, arguing that socialists should work to build an ecosocialist current within the broader ecological movement.

Why We Need A Discussion on the Soviet Union
by Barry S.
A document proposing that Solidarity have a discussion about internal differences in analysis of the Soviet Union and other examples of “actually existing socialism”.

National Oppression and Solidarity’s Political Orientation
by Alex F.
A document proposing that Solidarity adopt a renewed orientation toward national oppression, both in terms of our movement work and our internal culture and theoretical orientation.