RED ANT IS A FORUM FOR PERSPECTIVES ON ANTI IMPERIALISM, REVOLUTIONARY STRUGGLE AND SOCIAL CHANGE FROM A MARXIST PERSPECTIVE.
Not all material reflects the editors views, either together or individually. However the general outlook of articles published to RED ANT is inspired by the politics of the Democratic Socialist Party (DSP) as it existed between 1990-2005 and the Revolutionary Socialist Party (RSP) which succeeded it (2007-2013).
Neither the DSP nor the RSP currently exist any longer. Nor are the political perspectives of those organisations advanced by any of the currently active socialist groups in Australia or elsewhere. The absence of a DSP like group leaves a large hole on the left political scene in Australia. Meanwhile, many former members of the DSP and RSP still maintain some or all of the political perspectives of their former organisation (whether or not they are currently active in other groups).
Red Ant aims to preserve some of the rich historical experiences of lessons gained by the years of organising in that unique political framework. Further Red Ant publishes new original contributions that aim to apply the Marxism of the former DSP/RSP to the contemporary situation. If successful the site will be a modest contribution to preserving the DSP tradition not only as an important historical legacy but also as the basis for the formation of a future revolutionary party in Australia – whatever form that may take.
Max Lane (www.maxlaneonline.com)
Neither Max Lane nor Sam King are, at the moment, members of any political party.