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  Socialist International - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Second International was split by the outbreak of World War I, then re-formed in 1923 (as the Labour and Socialist International), and finally reconstituted again, in its present form, after World War II (during which many social democratic and socialist parties had been suppressed in Nazi-occupied Europe).
The Party of European Socialists, a European political party active in the European Parliament, is an associated organization of the Socialist International.
As of 2006, George Papandreou, leader of the Panhellenic Socialist Movement, is the president of the Socialist International.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Socialist_International   (602 words)

 Socialism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Early socialists differed widely about how socialism was to be achieved; they differed sharply on key issues such as centralized versus decentralized control, the role of private property, the degree of egalitarianism, and the organization of family and community life.
Western European socialists were under intense pressure to refashion their parties in the late 1980s and early 1990s, and to reconcile their traditional economic programs with the integration of a European economic community based on liberalizing markets.
Criticisms of socialism range from disagreements over the efficiency of socialist economic and political models, to condemnation of states described by themselves or others as "socialist." Many economic liberals dispute that the more even distribution of wealth advocated by socialists can be achieved without what they perceive as a loss of political or economic freedoms.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Socialist   (3630 words)

 Socialist International
The Socialist International, deeply concerned at the continuing conflict in the Middle East, by the pain and tragedy which continues to afflict innocent civilians, women and children, once again strongly reiterates its call for an end to the hostilities in the region and for an urgent and immediate ceasefire.
The Socialist International (SI) held a meeting of its Committee for the CIS and the Caucasus in Moscow on 19-20 May 2006 for an in-depth discussion on the prospects for social democracy in Russia, in the countries of the CIS and the Caucasus, building on its previous gathering in Kiev last December.
The Socialist International is deeply concerned by the deteriorating situation in Nepal and the escalating confrontation that has led to the shooting and detention of demonstrators, and calls upon the government of King Gyanendra to immediately stop the violence against the citizens of the country and take steps toward restoring democratic rule.
www.socialistinternational.org /main.html   (6995 words)

 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Socialist International
The Luxembourg Socialist Workers Party (Luxembourgish: Lëtzebuerger Sozialistesch Arbechterpartei) is a social democrat political party in Luxembourg, and is the junior partner in the governing coalition with the CSV, with 14 of 60 seats in the Chamber of Deputies.
The African Socialist International (ASI) is the result of political conclusions reached by the African People’s Socialist Party that African people worldwide -- from South Africa to the Congo, the UK to the U.S. and throughout the Caribbean and South America -- must be united into a singular revolutionary organisation...
The Socialist International (SI) is an international organisation for social democratic and democratic socialist parties.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Socialist-International   (5017 words)

 Statutes of the Socialist International   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
PURPOSE OF THE SOCIALIST INTERNATIONAL The purpose of the Socialist International is to strengthen relations between the affiliated parties and to coordinate their political attitudes and activities by consent.
The Socialist International is an international movement for freedom, social justice and solidarity.
Socialists protect the inalienable right to life and to physical safety, to freedom of belief and free expression of opinion, to freedom of association and to protection from torture and degradation.
www.unitasocialista.it /_disc13/0000011a.htm   (999 words)

 The New Face of the Socialist International   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Based in London, the Socialist International is a worldwide association of socialist,and social democratic parties with a president, twenty-one vice presidents and a secretary general.
This tribute to the Socialist International by Brezhnev, the first of its kind by a CPSU secretary general, was followed, after Brandt's ill-advised and ill-fated visit to Moscow, by another tribute which, coming from the CPSU, may be described as glowing.
Although the Socialist International asserts that its purpose is to cultivate and influence the direction of liberation movements in order to block Soviet or Cuban influence, the SI record of support and the results of that support have furthered and continue to further Soviet or Cuban influence.
www.heritage.org /Research/PoliticalPhilosophy/IA16.cfm   (8036 words)

 International. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The Second, or Socialist, International, was founded in that year at a Paris congress, and it later set up permanent headquarters in Belgium, with Emile Vandervelde as its president.
After World War I, the Second International was revived (1919) by moderate socialists, and a Vienna, or Two-and-a-Half, International was formed (1921) from splinter leftist groups that spurned both the Second International and the Comintern.
After the war this International was continued under the name of the Socialist International, and it exists today.
www.bartleby.com /65/in/Intl.html   (546 words)

 New Unity on the Irish Left
Socialist Democracy and the International Socialists (former members of the Socialist Workers Party) have decided to form a united organisation, Socialist Democracy, with effect from January 2004.
Socialist revolution in Ireland is only possible by its extension to, or as an extension of, a European and ultimately world revolution.
The main task for socialist groups today on the international level is to seek out and develop elements of a common programme and methods of communication, debate and joint activity.
www.socialistdemocracy.org /Statements/StatementNewUnityOnIrishLeft.htm   (2587 words)

 WorldNetDaily: Socialists, U.N. call for world government
The president of Socialist International, Antonio Guterres, former socialist prime minister of Portugal, said the "Bush administration was impeding efforts to establish a new world order," according to the Denver Post (Oct. 30, p.
Socialists want to consolidate the U.N. Environment Program, and all the existing environmental treaties, under the enforcement authority of a new World Environment Organization, the same function the Commission on Global Governance proposed for the outdated U.N. Trusteeship Council.
Socialist International is the world's largest political organization, according to its website, working through more than 140 national organizations.
www.worldnetdaily.com /news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=35596   (784 words)

 Re: Nuovo PSI: Letter to  the Socialist International
We intend to use the occasion of the Socialist International meeting to be held in Rome to deliver a message of friendship and fraternity.
Our political organisation, the Nuovo Partito Socialista Italiano (the New Italian Socialist Party), was formed in response to the difficulties that beset the Italian Socialist movement during the 1990s, and is one of the several parties whose founders form part of the diaspora from the common ground of Italian Socialism.
The Socialist movement began life in 1892 and its ranks have included such memorable figures as Sandro Pertini, Giuseppe Saragat, Pietro Nenni and Bettino Craxi, all of them convinced exponents of social democracy, as well as political leaders who rose to hold the highest offices of the Italian Republic.
www.socialisti.net /archivio25/00000e76.htm   (790 words)

 History of the Second International   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The little town of Chur was chosen and the Belgian socialists, the French Parti Ouvrier, the German social democracy, and the Swiss social democracy, participated in the preparations for the congress which would lead to the founding of the Socialist International.
September 1900 (Paris) Established a standing International Socialist Bureau composed of representatives of the socialist parties of all countries, its secretariat to be in Brussels.
The reconstruction of the international socialist movement began in Gotha in 1875.
www.marxists.org /history/international/social-democracy/index.htm   (3280 words)

 Clara Zetkin: Hail to the Third Socialist International! (1919)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The celebration of the last of May is the only serious attempt of the second socialist International to pass from words to deeds and to weld the proletarians of all countries in common unified action of wide import and impressive force.
Thus the idea of the international brotherhood of the world proletariat is on essential part of the great idea of liberation, that light on the way of the enslaved in their struggle against capital.
In 1889, the second International was proclaimed at the international socialist and workmen’s congress in Paris.
www.marxists.org /archive/zetkin/1919/xx/hail.htm   (2131 words)

 Where We Stand
A socialist society can only be built when workers collectively take control of that wealth and democratically plan its production and distribution according to human needs instead of profit.
Capitalism is an international system, so the struggle for socialism must be international, uniting workers of all countries.
Socialists oppose imperialism--the division of the globe based on the subjugation of weaker nations by stronger ones--and support the self-determination of oppressed nations.
www.socialistworker.org /WhereWeStand.shtml   (565 words)

 Building A Socialist International | The Socialist 1 May 2004
APRIL 2004 marks the 30th anniversary of the founding of the Committee for a Workers' International (CWI) - the socialist international organisation to which the Socialist Party is affiliated.
However, the main reason to start building a new international force was the lack of clarity in programme and methods of other international organisations, which in our opinion were not capable of providing answers and perspectives for the new world situation which was unfolding at that time.
But this really ceased to be socialist when the majority of its leaders, who had been bought off by capitalism, abandoned the programme of international revolution.
www.socialistparty.org.uk /2004/345/mp8.htm   (2271 words)

 International Socialist Group   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Scottish Socialist Party – long a beacon of hope for those seeking to build broad alternatives to the rightward march of social democracy – is in the grip of an acute internal crisis.
The International Socialist Group is a revolutionary marxist organisation committed to the overthrow of the barbaric capitalist system.
As well as collaborating with other socialists in Britain to produce a monthly newspaper, Socialist Resistance, the ISG publishes a quarterly theoretical magazine, Socialist Outlook, and regular pamphlets and books on issues of the day and ISG members help produce and sell the Fourth International's english language monthly magazine International Viewpoint.
www.isg-fi.org.uk   (775 words)

 Socialist International   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Splitby the outbreak of World War I, it was re-formed in 1923 (as the Labour and Socialist International), and reconstituted again (in its present form) after World War II (during which many socialist parties had been suppressed in Nazi-occupied Europe).
Among the Second International's most famousactions were its (1889) declaration of 1st May as International Labour Day and its (1910) declaration of 8th March as International Women's Day.
The Party of European Socialists, aparty active in the European Parliament, is an associatedorganization of the Socialist International.
www.therfcc.org /socialist-international-69225.html   (498 words)

 WorldNetDaily: Socialists target 'xenophobic' Bush   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
At its 22nd International Congress in Brazil, the Socialist International issued a Declaration that identifies "exacerbated nationalism" and "xenophobic attitudes" as threats to peace.
What socialists call "exacerbated nationalism" and "xenophobic attitudes" is actually the belief that the American system of self-governance is superior to any other system yet devised.
The Socialist International claims to be the largest political organization in the world, with more than 150 organizations participating in this recent gathering.
www.worldnetdaily.com /news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=35486   (585 words)

 ISO Australia
The International Socialist Organisation and various international socialist groups have issued a statement on how the left should respond to the crisis in Lebanon.
Collective punishment is a violation of international law—but its ally the US ensures it goes unpunished.
We involve ourselves in activities that strengthen the self-confidence, organisation and socialist consciousness of workers and the oppressed.
www.iso.org.au   (454 words)

 Theory: - Building a mass socialist international
For example, in an article “Russian Workers and the International”, (written as late as Dec 8, 1913), Lenin refers to a discussion in the International Socialist Bureau of the International.
This is in place of a serious analysis explaining why and how previous internationals failed, and what is required from the new generation to learn from this and build on firm foundations for the present and future battles of the working class.
But the need for an international, as understood by Lenin and Trotsky, as well as Marx and Engels before them, is indisputable, from the standpoint of the CWI and, we also believe, for the world working class.
www.socialistworld.net /eng/2005/03/25dsp.html   (5267 words)

 Socialist Equality Party 2006
In launching these campaigns, the SEP is seeking to give voice not only to the intense anger and opposition of millions of working people to the policies of the Bush administration, but also to their disgust with the spinelessness and right-wing policies of the Democratic Party.
The candidates of the Socialist Equality Party call for the independent political organization of the working class, in opposition to the Republicans and Democrats, on the basis of socialist policies.
Our aim is not the reform of capitalism, but its replacement with a socialist system in which the economy is organized to serve the needs of working people, not the greed of corporate executives.
www.socialequality.com   (553 words)

 cwi international conference: Socialist Party (England & Wales) in 2005
The Socialist Party, England and Wales, has made progress over the last year, which was clear at our successful ‘Socialism 2005’ weekend, on 12/13 November.
This success at the G8, together with International Socialist Resistance’s (ISR) anti-war work, has placed ISR well on the map in England and Wales as an active and growing socialist youth organisation.
Although the numbers who joined Socialist Students are similar to last year, the consciousness on socialist ideas is greater and more are attending meetings and becoming active.
www.socialistworld.net /eng/2006/01/21cwi.html   (1058 words)

 Socialist Action
The Fourth International, also known as the World Party of Socialist Revolution, was founded in 1938 by Leon Trotsky.
It is a world-wide network of revolutionary socialist groups from over 40 nations.
While reactionary U.S. legislation bars Socialist Action from formal membership in the Fourth International, we stand in political solidarity with the FI, and consider its sections to be our sister organizations.
www.socialistaction.org /fi.htm   (330 words)

 Bad Subjects: A Brief Introduction to the International Socialist Organization   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
A socialist society can only be built when workers collectively seize control of that wealth and democratically plan its production and distribution according to human needs instead of profit.
The International Socialists/Socialist Workers Party are taking the first steps towards the building of such international revolutionary socialist parties — rooted in the workplace and able to provide political direction within the working-class movement.
The revolutionary socialist party can only be built through the involvement of socialists in the daily struggles of workers and the oppressed.
bad.eserver.org /issues/1995/22/iso.html   (967 words)

 David McReynolds answers question on SDUSA and Socialist International
At the last convention of the Socialist Party (1972) three general factions were "under same tent".
Harrington's group also split almost immediately to form the Democratic Socialist Organizing Committee which merged with the New American Movement and became the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA).
One, they had to recognize the SDUSA group because it had the legal majority and they had given recognition to Harrington's group as a "half vote" because of the work Harrington had done with the SI.
www.thesocialistparty.org /spo/archive/McR/sdusa.html   (675 words)

 Socialist Party
Lincoln Socialist Party held a public meeting on 16 August to build a coalition against the rise of the BNP and far right in our area.
We campaign for a socialist society free from the horrors of war and poverty.
Shows how socialists campaign for a better world today, and explains a new, socialist world is possible.
www.socialistparty.org.uk   (1269 words)

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